This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information.
The cost of cell phones is becoming insane. I bought my first smart phone in 2010 and haven’t looked back. Until now. I *thought* I was getting a good deal with my cell phone plan. I have three lines on my account. I purchased new phones for $100 each. My plan was to be around $100 a month for unlimited everything. Sounds good right?
WRONG! Every month, my bill kept going up. It got up to $115 before I said enough is enough!
In the location radius I’m frequently in, I only had service half of the time. The main problem was the 16 miles I had no service driving home. Isn’t the whole point of a cell phone to be able to get help in an emergency? I decided to get a cheap track phone to keep in my car for emergencies.
That would have added at least $10 a month to my total cellular cost.
I sat down and figured out that I could switch companies and pay even less! The downside was I wouldn’t have unlimited everything. Who needs it anyways? Not one of my lines ever went over 500 minutes a month. We barely used the data package.
I live in a fairly rural area without a lot of options. AT&T seemed to be the best. I cannot stand the idea of ever being locked into a contract again. So, I looked at their prepaid plans. Their rates are surprisingly reasonable.
I unlocked the phones on my account and bought a
$10 AT&T sim card for each. AT&T is awesome. They gave me the sim cards for free!
For the first month, I started all of us on the cheapest plan. For $25 each, we have unlimited texting and 250 minutes. No data but who really needs that anyways?
With the old company I paid $115 monthly. AT&T cost me $75 for this month.
Can’t beat that!
Learn how I have a data experience without a data plan tomorrow!