AND NOW T-MOBILE ENTERS THE PREPAID ARENA: Via this Flyertalk thread, T-Mobile now has its own prepaid card for some reason. It is free to use but only for T-Mobile customers. As far as I can tell, it’s essentially a T-Mobile co-branded Paypower card. I would imagine this one will be of limited interest, so it’s probably safe to blab about it in the interwebs. Still, it’s interesting to see T-Mobile getting involved in this stuff. And Walgreens.
And what the heck, as long as I’m ripping off Flyertalk discussions of marginally interesting cards, here’s a thread about the Evolve Money card. Knock yourself out!
On a sort of related note, Frequent Miler thinks the Barnes & Noble card might be worth a look since it’s 5% off lots of stuff you can get at Barnes & Noble.
REPUBLIC WIRELESS FOLLOW-UP: Following up on last week’s Republic Wireless post, two quick things. First of all, one feature which I neglected to mention because I hadn’t tested it out is that you can switch plans twice a month. I had the opportunity to try this during my amazing trip to Asheville over the weekend and I’m very pleased with how it went. I switched to the $40 unlimited 4G plan on Saturday so that my kids could stream Netflix cartoons over the phone on the long car ride, and then I switched back to the $10 plan the next day. Being able to pay an extra dollar or two for hours of child pacification is a nice privilege.
The second thing: thanks to reader George for pointing out that Republic Wireless has an affiliate program. I also found that they have a referral program, which is even better, because instead of just me making money, both you and I can get $19 off our Republic bill by using this link. And that’s all I have to say about Republic for now, unless they start screwing up now that I’ve praised them.
(By the way, it’s nice to have readers who encourage me to make money! All bloggers should be so fortunate!)
LEMONS, LEMONADE: Nice job here:
A Long Island man tripped over a telephone cord during an audit, sued the IRS and came away $862,000 richer — and he doesn’t have to pay any taxes on the windfall, The Post has learned.
William Berroyer, 66, the father of a Suffolk County cop, claimed he could no longer enjoy activities from golf to sex because of injuries suffered when the cord wrapped around his leg in a Hauppauge IRS office in 2008.
The IRS argued that Berroyer, of Nesconset, was exaggerating his injuries, but Judge Arthur Spatt found the agency liable for pain and suffering, court papers show.
The former businessman was hammering out a repayment deal with the IRS for his $60,000 bill when he was injured.
Suing the IRS–the American dream! Always be on the lookout for opportunities, my friends.
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