Hi all! First, I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind comments about my Dad! I’ll let you know when I know more about what the future may look like in that regard. In the meantime, I’ve got a few more financially-oriented posts planned for today. I hope you all have a great Monday!
Similar to Hope’s recent post about saving money on her cell phone, we just made a change, too!
For years and years we had T-Mobile (loved their customer service), but as an Apple family, the iphone lured me away and we switched to Sprint 2 years ago (this was before T-Mobile picked up the iphone).
Well, our 2-year contract is up and although we aren’t dissatisfied with Sprint in any way, I’ve been looking to make a change in the name of saving a buck.
At first I thought about trying to go with one of the super cheap wireless networks (like Ting or Republic Wireless), but we wouldn’t get to keep our iphones, and given that we take long road-trips through remote areas at least twice a year (during which time cell service would be spotty), we decided not to make the switch at this time. It was tempting….but ultimately we decided its not for us at this time.
Then a couple weeks ago a T-Mobile rep called to try to win us back. They offered us new, upgraded phones, more data (which really matters for me because I’ve been having to really carefully ration my data with Sprint so I wouldn’t run out every month), AND free personal hotspots (which doesn’t matter for me as much, but hubs uses it with a tablet he takes to customer’s homes so he can do immediate estimates and have invoices signed on-site). All that, plus unlimited talk + text and the determining factor for both of us….it’s a little bit cheaper!
We weren’t able to save a hundred bucks a month or anything, but our regular Sprint bill has been $115/month. With taxes and fees and everything included, our new T-Mobile bill should cost us $100/month. It’s just a bonus that we’ll be returning to a provider that we’ve previously had good experiences with (seriously, they have fantastic customer service!)
We just received our new fancy-pants upgraded phones in the mail and I’m already obsessed! I have a little bit of blog money I haven’t touched, so I told hubs I’d splurge to buy us both new cases so we can (hopefully) avoid broken phones or shattered screens (I’ve shattered my iphone screen TWICE since I’ve been blogging here and the replacement screens are not cheap!)
It may only be a savings of $15/month, but that’s $180/year! Every little bit helps!
Have you saved money on your monthly bills recently?