Happy With Your Cell Service?

I was reading Consumer Reports and came across a article talking about cell phone services. This is one of those monthly bills that no one really likes but it seems everyone has one. And it seems we pay a lot of money for our trusty cell phones.

Most of us myself included have been with the same cell phone provider for years. I think looking back I have been with Verizon for over twenty five years. Even if we have bad service at times it seems we still stick with the same companies.

Reading about price it looks like the best deal is the pre paid plans. All of the services provide some kind of pre paid plans. What is nice about these plans is that you can not go over your set minutes or data. It did say in the article that the very best plan is the family plans. I switched to one of these plans two years ago and I have been paying more ever since.

In the end the truth is; the cell phone companies are getting your money and they don’t care how they get it. In all my life I have never seen such a rip off. Come on $30.00 a month for Internet per phone! I pay $50.00 for Internet in our house and I can have as many devices as I want on my wireless. But as long as we pay, they will continue to screw us over. And why not?

Are you happy with your cell phone service? Have you ever been with another service to compare the one you have to? In the end cell phones are just like any other habit. I have found myself returning home just because I forgot you pick up my cell phone from the kitchen table.

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2 Responses to Happy With Your Cell Service?

  1. Don says:

    Between my cell phone (ATT), internet, home phone and cable TV (TW), my costs are about $340/mo.

    True, I have a ton of premium channels, and I just bought an iPhone 5s (modest data plan), but that still is a significant bill each month. That does not include Netflix and TiVo subscriptions for a couple of TVs.

    Is it worth it? Could I get the same basic services much cheaper? Do I need all of the services – use them?

    For me the answer is yes to all of them.

    Am I being foolish paying all of this money? Do I use all of these services and the level I am paying? Yes, except the phone. I use it mostly for a blue tooth MP3 player in my car. 🙂

  2. TinCan and string says:

    This is a rhetorical question right? One thing is for sure….I don’t know which utility I hate more Cell Phone company or Cable company? And for a lot of peeps it’s one in the same (which is convenient combination of hate).

    My cellphone rarely works inside my home without the air-rave unit that I had to purchase separately to even get 2 bars on my brand new iPhone 5S.
    I cuss Sprint on a daily basis. I cuss at Time Warner on a daily basis.

    For the $100 a month cellphone & data usage, and the $60 a month for 30 megabyte download speed(less). Not to mention the other $110 a month for 300 channels that I don’t watch….I ask myself everyday why?

    We apparently have “SUCKER” boiler-plated across our fore-heads.

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