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jkitiara

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Finally, the cell phone
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:30:50 PM »
I thought I was so badass last year when I got rid of cable (gasp! my friends all said. But it's only $60 a month...and frankly the way companies bundle cable and internet we wound up only saving $20 or so a month in the end. Asshats. But I digress...) and switched to Netflix. But I thought I had little choice when it came to phones, as I was an add on line to my husband's all you can eat data plan.
I was wrong.
I didn't have a cell plan at all for about 6 months this year, after returning from traveling, just an app that I used to make phone calls over wifi. Then I started researching good options, and figured out I could get away with $35 a month for Cricket. WOOHOO! I was paying at least $50 to AT&T.
Even my husband, while helping me do research, thinks he now might change to a higher Cricket plan. He can still have unlimited data for like $40-45, instead of $60.
Duh, why did it take me so long? Great coverage so far.

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Re: Finally, the cell phone
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 07:53:01 AM »
If you think Cricket's $35/month plan is a bargain... you should give the guide a read.

Also, give "What is mobile media costing you?" and "The math of unlimited" a look while you're at it.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 07:58:06 AM by I.P. Daley »

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Re: Finally, the cell phone
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 03:31:47 PM »
You might look into republic wireless.  For 10 bucks a month. -  unlimited. Text, talk, and WiFi internet.

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Re: Finally, the cell phone
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 11:21:54 AM »
I looked at Republic Wireless, of course, since MMM is all about it. However, my good ole iPhone 3 is still in working order, so I went with the option that didn't require me to purchase a new phone. Perhaps once this guy dies I'll see if Republic is right for me.

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Re: Finally, the cell phone
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 10:20:29 AM »
Try H2O wireless. Cheapest I've found. 3G but that's fine for my usage. Amazing coverage, even in the wilds of northern Wisconsin. Places in the woods so far from people I couldn't believe there was any signal. I pay $10 for three months. Other plans are unlimited and still cheaper than Republic or Cricket.