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Pixelshot

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"Just make a lot more calls..."
« on: May 29, 2013, 10:14:20 AM »
After absorbing (and trying to live) the Mustachian way of life, I was a little shocked the other day when I called AT&T to try and think of ways to get my cell phone bill down. I have a lot of extra "rollover" minutes that never get used and I thought maybe I could shift to a super-cheap plan and use up the extra minutes. (you know the answer)

When I asked the assistant on the phone how I can best use these minutes to reduce my phone bill, she suggested that I wasn't making enough calls. I tried again and she said again that I can't change the phone bill. Finally, she said, well, if you really want to save them, you should just make a lot more calls.

Clearly she didn't understand the question.

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Re: "Just make a lot more calls..."
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 11:01:09 AM »
Look up the post on the $10/mo iPhone plan. That'll get your bill way down.
http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/10/11/our-new-10-00-per-month-iphone-plans/

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Re: "Just make a lot more calls..."
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 12:08:43 PM »
I have a similar "problem" with the Tracfone.  After about 6 months of minimum airtime purchases (90 days at roughly $21), I've accumulated about 450 excess minutes.  But at $7/month, I'm not going to care much.

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Re: "Just make a lot more calls..."
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 01:57:28 PM »
I think you lose your rollover minutes when you change plans... Maybe not always but it has happened to me before.  Didn't complain because I wasn't going to use them.

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Re: "Just make a lot more calls..."
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 02:25:58 PM »
I think you lose your rollover minutes when you change plans... Maybe not always but it has happened to me before.  Didn't complain because I wasn't going to use them.

Yes. sort of.  I've chanted ATT plans a few times and both times I had large rollover balances.  The amount of rollover minutes I could keep when changing the plans was the amount of anytime minutes included in the new plan.  So if I had 2k rollover minutes and switched to a plan with 450 anytime minutes my rollover balance decreased to 450.