For a family of five on a single income, we are constantly evaluating how we spend our money. We live very lean and save a lot of money. However, I felt there was still one cost that I thought I could improve… our cell phone bill.
Over the years, we had switched from Sprint to Verizon. Our bill when I started looking into this was around $170/month. This included only one smart phone and a dumb phone with 500 texts. We spit 700 talk minutes between the two phones.
Note that when I signed up for my plan, I signed up for $129/month. I have no idea how it got to $170. I never could figure it out.
That’s a terrible deal. I started looking around the other plan options with all the major carriers. My preference was to end up with two smart phones for around $120/month. What I ended up with was way better.
After talking with and studying major carrier plans, I started to consider third-party providers like Virgin, Straight Talk, Page Plus, etc. It turns out you can get some serious deals through these providers. There are some compromises you make.