There have only been a few things that have been really difficult to do that were permanent changes in my life from living in the USA to Mexico.
The latest happened today when I cancelled my US cellphone service which effectively ended my thirty year use of the number 713 502-8914. I had that service through a twenty year business and a twelve year life in Mexico. Sort of an identity.
Several factors caused me to make this change. The bill is now $71.83 a month with taxes and surcharges.
I decided I didn't need that cost any longer since I have a Vonage line at much, much less cost.
The phone service with the plan which allowed me to call the USA or within Mexico for a flat monthly fee has been grandfathered for many years. It was a great deal. Just not great enough anymore for me.
When I moved here in 2001 there was little cell phone service. Heck, the landline service was spotty. A huge change has taken place. I know I can get a prepaid Mexican cell phone for very little money to use when I'm traveling in Mexico. Maybe even in the USA, who knows?
With that intention today, I first tried closing the account online. I had to email back and forth with an agent who eventually asked me to call a 1 800 number in the USA. She said because of my age! they could do something for me.
After a 45 minute conversation with a gentleman in the Retention Dept. it was determined that all they could save me was $5 a month. Not worth it.
The phone has been turned off. Yikes! But, I still have my house landline and the Vonage # that I can be
reached on. Soon, I'll have a Mexican cell, maybe.
So, to my friends in the USA who have been calling me on the cell, call me on the Vonage. If you don't know that number, email me and I'll share it with you.
If you're interested in what the other things were that were so difficult for me to discontinue when I moved here, (1) was not renewing my licensing to stamp architectural plans, and (2) was selling my wonderful wood
drafting table. Those were work related. They were also a big part of my life.
One thing is for sure, life keeps changing. Day by day.