- Cell phone plans
- Cell phone companies
- How to save money on your monthly bill
- Pros and cons of cell phone plans
- The bottom line
Cell phone plans
Is prepaid right for you?
Shared data plan
Is a shared data plan right for you?
Is an unlimited plan right for you?
Cell phone companies
AT&T - Unlimited plans start at $65
T-Mobile - Unlimited plans start at $60
Verizon Wireless - Unlimited plans start at $30
Cricket Wireless - Unlimited plans start at $30
How to save money on your monthly bill
- Number of lines. Prices can vary depending on how many phone lines are included in your plan, so there’s a chance that if you add some family members and all pitch in, you could actually end up saving money.
- Autopay. Most carriers offer an autopay feature that can save you up to $10 off of your monthly bill.
- Paperless billing. You may also be able to get a discount by enrolling in paperless billing.
- Data plans. One thing to be aware of if you don’t purchase an unlimited data plan is that if you use more than your allotted data for the month, you may be charged extra on your monthly bill. To reduce the chances of this happening, some carriers offer a feature that will warn you when you’re close to going over your data allowance.
- Wi-Fi. You can also turn wi-fi on in your phone settings and connect to wi-fi networks in your home and other trusted places. When successfully connected to wi-fi networks, your phone will use your wi-fi instead of your mobile data.
Pros and cons of cell phone plans
Prepaid or shared data plans
- These are most often the least expensive option for cell phone plans.
- You can choose the amount of data that you want to be included in your plan instead of paying for an unlimited amount that you may or may not use.
- These plans don’t always include features such as mobile hotspots or coverage for talk, text, or data outside of the country.
- If you exceed your data allowance, you could be charged additional fees.
- Unlimited plans often offer additional perks such as subscriptions to streaming services.
- In some cases, adding multiple lines to the plan can actually make unlimited plans the best value option.
- Some cell phone carriers with special offers may require you to purchase a new phone to be eligible for special deals.
- Some of the lower-tiered unlimited plans that are offered by carriers may throttle your data to allow more space on the network for those with premium data plans.
The bottom line
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