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Monday, August 1, 2011

Money Saving ~ The Great Cell Phone Debate

Today I am able to upgrade/downgrade/change my cell phone plan.  I've been a US Cellular customer for about 6 years now and for the past year I have had a Blackberry and the EXTREMELY expensive data plan that comes along with Blackberry ownership.  Now I'm thinking that I may go to a pre-paid plan that gives me 450 minutes (I'm more of a texter than a talker), unlimited texting and 2MB of "Data" included in the plan.  This plan also includes several other features like:

~ Voice Mail
~ Call Waiting
~ Caller ID
~ Three-way calling

All that for a grand total of $40 a month before taxes and other fee's.  Or I can go to the next package bigger which is basically the same package just 2GB of "Data" for $60 a month.

If for some reason I am NOT able to go to the pre-paid plan I have decided that I'm going to go the route of the Single Line Essential plan.  Which includes 1000 minutes, unlimited texting and the same "other" features that are listed above with the addition of overage protection.  This plan is $69.99 a month and so far I've been being charged close to $10 in addition fees since joining the Belief Project which I'm not exactly happy about.

If I go the pre-paid route...Either plan plan really, I'll be paying less than I currently am or was paying (before I got the Crackberry and joined the Belief Project) by anywhere from $20-$30.  Basically, I'm hoping that I don't get talked out of going the pre-paid route.  I think in the long run it just might be better for me overall.

1 comment:

kaye (paper reader) said...

I have an iPhone and so I understand how it is with the data plan, although I love my phone and use varying features at different times so I feel I'm getting my money's worth. Well, I would truly be if I had better reception at home.

Good luck with your decision!