Is Your Cell Phone Bill Ruining Your Monthly Budget?

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  1. Mandi says:

    Why is it bad to finance your phone with your bill especially when your phone has died and you need a new one? Also totally cannot survive on 1 gb of data/ cycle … pretty sure I use like 1gb per day ….

    • Chris says:

      I’m not sure I can help you with the data usage, but you’ll pay more for the phone by financing it than if you bought it outright – either from the carrier directly or from another store.

  2. Mandi says:

    Not really.. the iPhones go for 549-999 these days. What you pay per month equals that amount.

  3. Mike Monfredi says:

    I like it, Chris. These MVNOs aren’t as popular as I thought they might be. Many people I talk to about this don’t know. But – When you start talking about changing behavior around something so intimate as your phone, folks tend to resist the change – no matter the cost. But I feel like I’ve heard some saying about stepping outside of your comfort zone…

    Nice post, Chris. Spread the word!

    • Chris says:

      Thanks for the comment, Mike. I agree. Our phones are such a part of our lives that the risk of losing it or the experience of it not being the same keeps many trapped paying too much.

  4. My cell phone bill is $30. My MVNO (thanks for teaching me a new acronym) is Cricket, and I’m pleased with their service. That $30 buys be 2 GB of data and unlimited talk/text. It works very well for me. My husband is the proud owner of one of those flip phones that are still out there, and he pays $100/year for 1000 minutes. He uses fewer than 300 of those minutes, but it’s still the cheapest way for him to have a phone.

    I totally agree with your advice to never finance a phone!

  5. Verizon has a $40/month unlimited plan (taxes and fees included) now. It’s called Visible. But it’s only available for iPhones right now.

    • Chris says:

      I’m not much of an iPhone fan, but it sounds like Verizon is trying to listen to it’s customers at least a little bit. And by creating some more palatable options. Thanks for the info.

  6. JoeHx says:

    I pay $50 and some change a month for Verizon – unlimited talk and text and 5 GB with rollover data. I do get somewhere around a 18% discount via my employer which saves somewhere close to ten bucks.

    Phone is paid for. I bought it new and financed it, but I think next time I’ll look into buying a used one.

    • Chris says:

      That doesn’t sound too bad. Good on you for keeping a phone long enough to pay it off, and for wanting to buy a another one used. Thanks for the comment. 😀

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