I received many cards congratulating me and several generous gifts for my graduation. My roommate’s parents gave me picture frame with”2009″ along the bottom. Another friend gave me a candle. Other family friends gave me cards stuffed with checks written out in various amounts to “Ashley D”.
Each gift means something special to me and I could not thank the giver enough. It really made me realize how blessed I am to have such supportive and generous people in my life. They are amazing.
But you want to know my favorite (superficial) gift?
My aunt wants to buy me an iPhone. A few months ago I casually mentioned (on a facebook status update) and I wanted an iPhone for graduation. I few days later I got a message in my inbox from her saying she would buy me one if I still wanted it. If I still wanted it? Of course I did! So I wrote her back explaining that I would have to wait to make sure that I would be able to pay the bill each month since I’m currently on my mom’s family plan and pay a grand total of $0.00 each month for my phone.
I thought and thought and thought. Was it worth it? I still don’t have a job or any steady income. I did, however, receive several large checks for graduation. I decided I wanted to iPhone too badly. I wrote my aunt again yesterday saying I would love to accept her offer… and if I don’t get a job soon I can use my graduation money to pay the bill for a month or two. I can make it work.
I’m getting an iPhone!!!
So I’m going to the apple store today to pick out exactly what I want. I’m thinking the 8GB is fine, right? I don’t need that much… which would mean it comes in black. As far as the plan goes, I’m currently on sprint, so I’ll have to switch to ATT. I’m thinking the 450 minutes and Unlimited text plan. I’ll be text messaging way more than I’m talking, right?
This is the first time I’ve bought a phone plan by myself, so any advice or tips would be really appreciated. I’m sure tons of you have bought your own iPhone. What was the experience like for you? Are there any loopholes I should know about? Any tricks they will try to pull on me? What type of shell/case should I get? Help!