I found out about Sprint's SERO plan a little too late because by that time, I had already switched phones and renewed the contract. With 500 minutes (of which I'll typically use 3) per month for $30 and data included, SERO is a pretty good deal compared to their usual plans. In addition, there is no longer a need to get a referral from an actual Sprint employee, as I initially thought. There are a few generic Sprint email addresses that will let you in.
Anyway, I found out from Consumerist about this little rate increase that I may be able to use to cancel the contract in August without a termination fee. Of course, the hard part would be showing that the roaming rate change has a material adverse effect. I don't think I've ever used roaming! Perhaps I'll wait for them to hike the text messaging rate instead. With estimated M3 growing at around 12.8% y-o-y, it's only a matter of time.
Did a grocery run this evening. I also wanted to pick up something for dinner but the people of Ramsey appear to have become great bargain hunters overnight. All the half-price sushi (at Ramsey Farm) and half-price rotisserie chicken (at Pathmark) were gone. Fortunately, A&P, closer to home, still had their discounted 12" ready-to-heat pizzas. Ah well, can't be choosy. The pizza's good for two meals: most of it for dinner and one slice for breakfast.