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3.13.2015

Reducing My Monthly Bill With T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Plan™

Not Entirely Perfect has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are still mine of course. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias

As you know, I'm smack dab in the middle of my 10 month spending frost.  Minimal extraneous spending and cutting where I can, until we are in our new house in September.  I think it's going exceedingly well, as I rarely spend money any more.  When I was checking my budget, I used some sort of button I don't fully understand that showed me my expenses in a graph and a pie chart.  And the biggest chunk of expenses was monthly bills.  Almost entirely monthly bills, in fact.  And while I can't negotiate my rent here in Chicago, I can definitely do something about the other high bills - like my previously $200 a month cell phone bill.  Now?  It's $40 a month.  Say what?!  Yes!  Introducing - Simply Prepaid™ from T-Mobile.  What a huge relief and spending cut.


I started by picking up my Samsung Galaxy Avant phone at Walmart because it was convenient to stop there while John and I were house hunting last weekend (see yesterday's post).  Plus, it was on rollback.  Saving money any way I can, obviously.  It's easy to find - venture towards electronics and look for a similar giant hanging sign:


The T-Mobile section is bright pink, you can't miss it.  It looks like this:


This is the new plan that T-Mobile is introducing, so check the end cap displays as well, that's where i grabbed my pre-paid card.


The phones are there as well as the prepaid cards you'll need to activate whichever phone you pick.  There's different options to suit your needs and choice of a high-speed data amount, but I went with the $40 a month plan - 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text.  I was a little worried at first because prepaid always has a negative connotation, like you're somehow settling for second rate and getting slow data, a network that drops calls, or bad phone selections when you opt out of that 2 year contract.  But T-Mobile says they're 'changing everything you know about prepaid', so I gave it a shot.

I haven't lost anything but a high bill by switching.  The service still works wherever I go and I still have unlimited talk and text.  Let's be honest - I don't talk on the phone much.  But unlimited texting is absolutely necessary.  It's still on T-Mobile's Nationwide 4G LTE Network (and you can put your zip code in on Walmart's website to ensure it works in your area.)  There's no overage charges, no annual service contracts to get locked into and I still got a great phone with tons of apps.

um yes, I did rip open the box and started to set it up while binge watching X-Files, what of it?

So if you're looking for a solution to your high wireless bill, but still expect good service, I highly recommend you test out the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Plan™ - seriously, for just $40 a month you get 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text.  No 'burner' phones in sight.  Try it.


Are you on a money saving mission too?  How have you cut down your monthly bills? 

To find out more about staying connected and the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Plan™, check out this video:


21 comments:

  1. $40 a month is awesome. my bill is crazy. like really bad. do you like the samsung phone?

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  2. I know this is sort of raining on your t-mobile parade a little bit, but about a year ago I switched over to Straight Talk wireless (also at Wal-Mart) which works with the iPhone. The iPhone works on Verizon's towers, so it's been totally great thus far! And my monthly bill (with unlimited talk/text/web) is only $50 including taxes and fees-- less than I had been paying Verizon for my dumbphone plan. I cannot say enough good things about it!

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  3. MFD's bill is crazy. This seems like a good option, but since his is a business write off he'll probably never switch.

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  4. Awesome that you found a solution that saves you money!! My husband tested T Mobile and they have really crappy service in our area so we stuck with AT&T but maybe when they get better we may try again! You live in a much more populated area than we do! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. I should check this out. Kevin and I have been working on figuring out ways to reduce our cell phone bill. It's probably our biggest bill right now.

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  6. what a great idea and great savings. ( and its in the pink section)

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  7. That sounds like an awesome deal, especially since you get everything unlimited. I would love to have unlimited data!

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  8. Oh I wish i was in the US and could benefit from this. my cell bill is always crazy!

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  9. Good for you girl!!! Nice! We switched to Boost Mobile in January and I have no regrets! Mine is $45 a month for unlimited everything and we have great service everywhere for the most part!!

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  10. Yeah our bill was over $200 before, which is just nuts because I really don't use it much.
    I do like the Samsung! It's been good to me, I haven't noticed anything missing from what my old phone had, so I'm happy.

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  11. haha that's how my dad is! Plus my dad hates change so he'll just keep on paying even though it's overpriced.

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  12. No not raining at all, I think people want to hear about the cheap options available! That sounds like a great deal too, I'm kicking myself for all the money I wasted for years with those big company plans.

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  13. Ours was over $200 a month, which was insane. And you know me - I don't use my phone much! I don't need to be paying $200 for something I rarely use.

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  14. It does work great here. The good thing with the Walmart plans is that you have 7 days to test and return everything, no penalties. Which is awesome, because I would be pissed to come home and find it doesn't work at home or at my office.

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  15. Not going to lie, the pink section drew me in :) it's so bright and pretty, that makes everything better, right?

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  16. So much better than what I was spending before!

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  17. The amount I was paying before was out of control. I'm so happy to have lowered that bill!

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  18. Aw I wish they had the option for you! My old bill was insane, it's nice to be saving that money.

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  19. It's so nice to save on the monthly bills! You always think you're stuck, but there's always ways to find cheaper deals. Saving money is the best :)

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  20. Holy cow woman! That's insane for you! We just got ours knocked down to $110. I'm hoping we can get my mom and Bethany on it since none of use data very much it would split up smaller between 4 instead of 2

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