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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.
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: