Ditching cable TV can save cord cutters $1,000 a year! Now let’s save even more money by ditching your cell phone company.
I recently did this and left Verizon after being a member of Verizon since they became a wireless company in 2000. I even had their unlimited data plan, but the $170+ a month bill for my family was just too much to justify. After switching, we are saving $720 a year! Add in our savings from ditching pay TV and we are saving almost $2,000 every year! Not only am I saving but I am extremely happy with the service.
I briefly thought about moving over to Verizon’s prepaid plans but after too many bad customer service experiences to count we decided to look at other services.
If are not a heavy phone user, I recommend checking out Ting Wireless. Lines start at just $6 a month, and you have full control of what you want to pay for. Not a big talker? You can lower the number of minutes you use.
The sample single line plan includes 500 minutes, 1,000 texts, and 2 GB of data for $40 a month, making them one of the least expensive ways to get phone service. You could get a second line for $6 more and still get 500 minutes, 1,000 texts, and 2 GB of data for $46 a month. The best part is you can even keep your current cellphone number.
If you are someone who does not use your phone that much Ting’s basic plans can run as low as $28 a month. If you want to see how much it would cost you to use Ting, head over to their site, check out their plan chart, and go build your own service plan.
Straight Talk Wireless
If you are a heavy user of your cell phone and are willing to pay for it but still want to save a little money, check out Straight Talk. With a 10 GB a month plan starting at $55 a month it is far from the cheapest option out there, but you get a lot of data.
The main downside to Straight Talk Wireless is the fact that it is $55 a month with no shared plans. So if you want two phones it would be $110 a month for the 10 GB per phone plan. The best part is you can even keep your current cellphone number.
So what plan is best for you?
Well that depends on what you want. If you want something inexpensive or you want multiple lines, we highly recommend checking out Ting. If you are looking for something with a ton of data, check out Straight Talk Wireless.
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Disclosure: I am a paid writer for Ting and cover all things cord cutting for them. Cord Cutters News is also an affiliate member of both services. (The best part of that is you can now help cord cutting grow by paying your cellphone bill!)