How Switching Wireless Providers Saved Us $57/Month
I’ve been a loyal Verizon customer since my first flip phone at age 16. (Remember the good old days when they used to give you a free phone with renewing your contract? RIP.) I’ve always justified my expensive phone contract by saying "they’re the best carrier, with the best coverage and fastest speed!" As if this justified the purchase as a “need” instead of a “want”. The last few years I’ve become more conscious of our budget, trying to find ways to cut back expenses so we can maximize the impact of our income. However, our phone service was the last thing I wanted to address. Isn't it interesting how my brand loyalty to Verizon made me not want to consider a change, even though I knew we could save quite a bit of money? We’ve finally decided to break with our brand name service and try a budget friendly option. Here are the specs: Old Verizon Plan - 2 phones, unlimited talk/text, 2 GB SHARED data for $87.53/month
New Mint Mobile Plan - 2 phones, unlimited talk/text, 3GB EACH for $30/month. And yes I can bring my number with me! Mint Mobile’s prices are low because: - You bring your own phone or purchase one outright - They don’t offer unlimited plans - They are all online (no brick and mortar stores mean less overhead) - They use TMobile’s network - Plans are prepaid and you can purchase months in bulk to save
We switched over yesterday, so I’m excited to share more about my experiences as we test out the service! Have you considered switching wireless plans to save money?