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Posted: 10/5/2014 3:15:52 PM EST
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:20:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 3:21:15 PM EST by JSteensen]
Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?
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Me and my wife do TMobile Prepaid - $50/ea ($100 plus tax) a month, unlimited text/call, unlimited data, with first 1GB at 3G speeds, 2G thereafter.

$60/mo for 3GB at 3G - I usually do that due to me not being around the home wifi except at night.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:21:25 PM EST
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Me and my wife do TMobile Prepaid - $50/ea ($100 plus tax) a month, unlimited text/call, unlimited data, with first 2GB at 3G speeds, 2G thereafter.
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Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?

Me and my wife do TMobile Prepaid - $50/ea ($100 plus tax) a month, unlimited text/call, unlimited data, with first 2GB at 3G speeds, 2G thereafter.

I will check into that. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:22:31 PM EST
I cut my bill from $85 a month to , I think, $45 a month. Switched from verizon with 2gb of data to Net10(same as straight talk) and have either 2.5 or 3gb of data a month now. Service is about the same but I talk off of ATT towers now so not really a good comparison, I am happy with the switch so far though.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:23:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HighLighter:

I will check into that. Thanks.
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Originally Posted By JSteensen:
Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?

Me and my wife do TMobile Prepaid - $50/ea ($100 plus tax) a month, unlimited text/call, unlimited data, with first 2GB at 3G speeds, 2G thereafter.

I will check into that. Thanks.

Me and my wife just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S3s by buying them for $100/ea off craigslist, and swapping sim card over. Way cheaper long term, as long as you don't mind staying a generation or two behind. Otherwise you can buy the newest greatest at retail if that's your thing.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:23:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:24:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 3:25:50 PM EST by sizzler]
That's too much.

Verizon has a $60 smartphone plan.

Verizon has the coverage that I need though. If you don't need the coverage then there are cheaper options.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:25:26 PM EST
I dropped the data and went with Tracfone for voice/text only. $30 for the phone with starter minutes included. I buy a yearly pack of 600ish minutes once a year for $100. I do all my data work from a DSL line at home ($24 a month), setup as a UNE, no dial tone/phone service on it. TV from an antenna. I'm quite happy with this setup and save a ton of money each year.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:26:08 PM EST
Ting.com


You're welcome.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:29:23 PM EST
Switched a couple of Verizon smart phones to Straight Talk about a month ago. About $50 per month per line with taxes.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1660997_Looking_to_reduce_our_cell_phone_bill___Cellphone_cheapskates_please_enter_and_give_advice_.html&page=1
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:31:30 PM EST
My bill is like 3 bucks a month as I almost never use my phone at all.

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:33:29 PM EST
Brightspot Mobile (T Mobile MVNO) $30 unlimited voice and text per line.

$45 per line for unlimited everything.

They have other plans that fit in between these two plans.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 3:35:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 3:37:14 PM EST by veritas_rasa]
I use both PagePlus and SelectTel.
I have my kids and wife and I on their yearly plans. The kids are in school and have wifi available, while I use wifi at home and the wife has a dumb phone so doesn't need data. The services use the Verizon network and phones.
It all depends on how much you use your phones and how you handle data usage.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 4:06:09 PM EST
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I use both PagePlus and SelectTel.
I have my kids and wife and I on their yearly plans. The kids are in school and have wifi available, while I use wifi at home and the wife has a dumb phone so doesn't need data. The services use the Verizon network and phones.
It all depends on how much you use your phones and how you handle data usage.
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2nd. I have Page Plus, two phones. Unlimited talk n text, data is something like 500mb or a gig. Don't know, because I'm always well under that with wifi use. $61/month for both phones.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 4:10:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2014 4:15:17 PM EST by AmericanPeople]
Net10 phone. It makes and receives phone calls.

$5 phone at Best Buy

~$25 a month for 1000 minutes.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:33:36 PM EST
My wife and I have non-smart phones that get limited internet. We get 1000 minutes / month for $25 or so. Walmart/LG phones.

Also for good deals on airtime, look at Pinzoo.com.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 6:35:04 PM EST
Straight Talk, $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:01:49 PM EST

Check out Virgin Mobile.

The PayLo plan has 3 levels.

I have slide phone (not smart phone) that I can talk with and text, for $20 per month.

May not suite your needs, but it is an option

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:14:48 PM EST
I'm switching my cell to corporate billing in the next month or so. $110 a month savings for me. Pissed that my boss didn't tell me about it sooner.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:19:31 PM EST
Yeah, me too. My bill costs me 30 bucks a month. Damn ripoff!!! lol



Straight talk FTW. Fuck contract phones!
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:21:48 PM EST
PagePlus. I pay $29.95/mo. for 1200 min/3000 text/ 500 mb data.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:24:38 PM EST
Straighttalk. $45/mo for unlimited everything.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:29:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:36:15 PM EST
Tablet with Google voice. $30/mo (old grandfathered VZW plan)


But I could probably drop it if I wasnt under contract.

Just FSA wifi from everywhere.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:47:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kallnojoy:
Ting.com


You're welcome.
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This. Pay for what you use...most of it is on wifi anyway.

Do the online calculator, save!
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:48:17 PM EST
At and t, we have two iPhones unlimited talk text and 2 gigs of data for $90 a month
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:49:42 PM EST
Virgin walmart fone. $20 with unlimited min for $20
Text is limited
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:59:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:03:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?
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stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:14:11 PM EST
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stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.
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Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?


stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.


Which service do you use?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:16:47 PM EST
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stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.
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Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?


stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.


I pay less than you with a contract and get the newest phones and more data. Also through verizon.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:38:17 PM EST
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Cricket
http://cricketwireless.com
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Came to post this.

Cricket is owned by AT&T. The wife and I pay $90 total a month for 3 gigs of LTE service each. After the 3 gigs you get throttled down. Unlimited talk and text.

The wife and I each got the Nokia Lumia 630. They were $49 each and we each get a $49 rebate. It runs windows phone 8.1 and it's pretty nice for pretty much a free phone. It's an upgrade from the iPhone 4 I was previously using. I love Cortana.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 9:26:38 PM EST
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Cricket
http://cricketwireless.com
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Cricket uses ATT towers. 45 month unlimited talk text+2gigs 3g. Screw the big contract clowns.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:12:09 PM EST
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I pay less than you with a contract and get the newest phones and more data. Also through verizon.
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Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:
Originally Posted By HighLighter:
I know I pay less than a lot of people but I want to lower all of my bills if possible. I've cut out T.V. service. I'm thinking about cutting home internet which is $50 per month. Now I'm looking at mobile phone bill. My wife and I have to have a cell phone that we can receive text and email with but we want to cut our bill as much as possible. Right now we pay around $160 per month that includes two phones and sharing only 2GB of data. Has anyone else lowered there cell phone bills? How did you do it?


stop sucking the cell phone companies cocks stop buying the latest phone. I haven't had a phone contract in 4 years. I pay $47 a month for verizon 4g lte service unlimited text and calls 1 gig of data total. i pay an additional $20 every couple of months for 3 more gigs of data. used S3 from fleabay.


I pay less than you with a contract and get the newest phones and more data. Also through verizon.



yeah and diesel trucks get 30 mpg on the highway.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:21:33 PM EST
I use a Net10 phone, $100.00/6 months service, carryover minutes. I currently have 3,000 minutes of carry over time. I get service anywhere I've been, think they use Verizon, not sure. I had AT&T before that and couldn't even use the phone unless I went outside.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:30:56 PM EST
There are lots of options out there depending on if you are in or out of contract. We use straight talk for one of the phones and are satisfied.
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