Just Cut My Cell Phone Bill In Half!!!!

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by taylor5, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. taylor5

    taylor5 Mouseketeer

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    Hi, just wanted to share my great news today!!

    I originally called Verizon to dispute some roaming charges on my phone & while I was making the dreaded customer service call (I HATE MAKING ANY TYPE OF THESE CALLS), I decided to ask about plans since they recently merged with Alltel who was our carrier previously.

    I have a Samsung Delve phone & the only plans available when we got this phone were the SmartPhone plans. After having this phone for just a couple months, I realized I wasn't getting enough use out of the features to justify paying around $110 - $125 month ($89.99 plan, plus phone insurance, plus all the miscellaneous charges).

    Alltel said it wasn't eligible for other plans, but I was happily able to switch today to a plan for $39.99 with no long distance or roaming and then I had the $5.00 text msg. package added. The plan only has about 500 min., but for me that is more than enough, even as our primary line (we no longer have a land line). DH & all our friends have cells, so free mobile to mobile would kick in there.

    WooHoo!!! :cool1::banana::woohoo::yay::cheer2:
     
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  3. vampirechick

    vampirechick Mouseketeer

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    Congratulations!:cool1: I wish I could do that..
     
  4. Disfan891

    Disfan891 Earning My Ears

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    Congratulations! :dance3: It's always exciting to find a new way to save some money.
     
  5. Chicago526

    Chicago526 <font color=red>Any dream will do...<br><font colo

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    That's great!

    For those that have a light to moderate usage of their cells, pre-paid can also be a huge money saver. I spend less than $100 per year on my T-Mobil pre-paid phone.
     
  6. paladin

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    Same here. It works out great (and cheaply) for us.
     
  7. momtosam

    momtosam Oh, Schmootsie-poo!

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    Do all the major companies offer prepaid? Do you still get free/cheap phones with those plans? That might be for us.
     
  8. taylor5

    taylor5 Mouseketeer

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    wish we could get by with that, but last year when we got rid of our landline, we saved an immediate $75 -$80 a month. Now that our cell phone bill is cut considerably, we are even happier! :thumbsup2
     
  9. princessbride6205

    princessbride6205 DIS Veteran

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    Congrats on your savings!
     
  10. Chicago526

    Chicago526 <font color=red>Any dream will do...<br><font colo

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    I think most of them do. I went with T-Mobil because I had monthly service with them and it was easy to switch. They don't offer free phones but they have one for about $10-15 (a very basic Nokia) and a few more for less than $75 that have more features. Mine is a Nokia flip phone, has a camera/video, texting, and internet. I paid $40 for it and it came with $10 free minutes.
     

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