Thanks for the link! That really sheds light on those cascading overdraft fees!
In regards to four, I always use my PIN. Because I've never, ever had someone check to see if my signature matches. Half the time I sign with smiley faces, the other half, flowers or squigglies. No one pays attention anymore.
In regards to four, I always use my PIN. Because I've never, ever had someone check to see if my signature matches. Half the time I sign with smiley faces, the other half, flowers or squigglies. No one pays attention anymore.
You can always change the specific plan if you stick with the same provider, if you discover that the way you are currently set up is costing you more than you would like. They'll be happy to do it at no charge if this means you're keeping them as a provider.

Backup you phone numbers TO THE SIM CARD on your phone. That way if your phone breaks you just transfer the card to the new one. If you are prone to losing your phone (being strapped for cash hopefully you're welded it to your wrist to prevent such a costly mishap :P) get an extra SIM.
Right, what Kristy said. A lot of "hidden fees" with cellphone providers are explained in not-so-fine print. Do your research. Understand that, with premium content, there are opt-outs before you proceed with a vote/download/message. And if your problem originated in the retail location, go back to that location for a resolution. Retail works out of a different budget than the call center; retail probably knows exactly what the issue is, since they probably created it or were oblivious to it because they just want to make the sale; and there are self-service options. In the end, it's your service you chose to sign up for. Be responsible for it and don't whine and bitch to customer service. If you educate yourself, take responsibility, and proceed in a calm and polite manner when there is a legitimate complaint, your experience with a wireless provider is bound to be much better for all around.