I have regrets. Big ones with bells on. Fool traveller is she who goes to Blenz café for wifi. A change would be good, I thought. Starbucks shouldn’t take ALL my money, I thought..
#deception #disgrace #evilasplainasthematchalatteinfrontofme
It’s a hard lesson. There are only really two universally good, and free, wifi connections in this world. McDonalds (yeurgh) and Starbucks (ehh).
Yee be warned.
Anyhoo, the update on my situation is that I now have a phone plan and a bank account. With money in it! Yay!
I attended my 11am appointment and signed up to TD Canada Trust (Toronto-Dominion bank) which runs a New to Canada banking package. 6 months no monthly fee, bonus rate for those months and no transfer fee in that time either. So a nice and easy startup which you can always switch over from when you have more of everything sorted.
I found that at the time Worldremit had the best money transfer rates, and simply moved a chunk of money to my new account. (Shop around people, lifehacking is simply doing your research). I now have a working debit card which even does the one touch payment thing – feeling pretty happy with myself. 🙂
The phone plan I went to best buy for and completely put off the inevitable. I got a monthly pay sim with virgin mobile for $40 and not enough data but ok cell coverage. Not ideal. But I do get to keep my phone until I maybe have some money coming into my account rather than just leaving it.
I look forward to this time, it seems magical and mysterious. Like a unicorn riding a hoverboard off into the distance (and feeling just as unlikely currently)..