I made this move back in 2016 after being with 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, my family saved $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.
So what do I recommend? I would look into the growing number of smaller cellphone providers who offer more flexible plans.
Straight Talk Wireless
If you are a heavy cellphone user and are willing to pay for it but still want to save a little money, check out Straight Talk. Starting at just $35 a month for 2GB of 4G data or 10GB for $45 a month, it is far from the cheapest option out there, but you get a lot of data.
Need unlimited data? For $55 a month you can get unlimited 4G data.
The main downside to Straight Talk Wireless is the fact that it is not a shared plan. So if you want two phones it would be $110 a month for the Unlimited Plan. Make sure you do the math to ensure this is a good fit for you.
The best part is you can even keep your current cellphone number.
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 2GB 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 2GB 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 build your own service plan.
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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!)