Today I had a good one.
Me - I am just happy to finally have wifi again after 2 weeks since I moved into this new place.
CW - Me and my partner don't have wifi which sucks since for every 1GB of data we go over on our phone or ipad costs us $10. So most months he will spend $700 on both devices.
Me - 0_0. Yeh a $60 plan can go a long way to stopping that.
Oi! I get a lot of similar conversations here, but somewhat flipped the other way. There's a company that provides a bundle "deal" if you get all your services together, which almost all my coworkers use. Essentially the home phone and wifi, cable and cell phone package all come from the same provider, and of course if you pick the most expensive in each category you "save" the most money (a max of $40 off if you have all 4 services and are in the top tier pricing)! So my CWs all have unlimited wifi, unlimited cell phone data for them and all their kids, a house phone, and cable. If you are actually USING all of those services, that's one thing... but when we moved here and I was asking around for the better provider to use, here's a conversation I had with 2 separate CWs:
Me: "Do you ever even use the house phone?"
CW: "No. But it's included in the bundle" [Note: it's $30/month extra for the phone, $45 if you want unlimited long distance. It isn't "included".]
Me: "Well, unlimited data is great, but how much are you usually using?"
CW: "Oh, not much. I check a few emails, maybe watch a video. Usually less than 1GB. I mostly use Wi-Fi, but the data is included in the bundle." [Note: A cell plan with regular 500MB of data is $30. It is $85 for unlimited internet for one phone, and goes up with each family member, up to $160 for 5 people, plus a regular cell phone plan under that.]
Me: "If I do a quick calculation here for your family, it looks like you'd save a minimum of $50/month if you don't buy the bundle, and keep using the same services you are using."
CW: "It's only $50/month, and having it in a bundle is just easier."
Me: "But nothing would change. It's all still on one bill, no one would have to come disconnect anything, it would be exactly the same."
CW: "Nah, this is just easier."
I give up.