Back to our story…we regularly work on keeping our budget low. For example, we live without cable and we use a cash budget for all of our monthly expenses. A while back, we began looking at what we spend on our cell phones. We were in for quite a shock.
We were currently spending about $240 a month in cell phone service! Bleck, gag, I’m gonna have a stroke! Especially when I consider how much it is over a year.
But, on the other hand, just look at the nice snaps I can capture with my iPhone!
|Kids picking out candy at our penny candy store|
Our first conversation about it went like this:
Hubs: I think we are overpaying for our cell phone plans.
Me: Oh, really? (Tightening my grip on beloved iPhone)
Hubs: I think if we use Boost or Virgin mobile, we could save between $100-$200 a month.
Me: Hmmm, maybe we should look into it. (Nooooo! I need my iPhone! It’s my camera! My email! My Bible! How heartless to try to take away my Bible!)
The risk taker that I am, I made hubs try it out first. After he got his iPhone and it worked well, I finally gave in. Well, I just got my iPhone from Virgin mobile. My bill is…hold on, be prepared. $35 a month! Whaaaat??!!!
OLD SPRINT PLAN:
2 phones with unlimited everything – $240/month
NEW VIRGIN MOBILE PLAN:
2 new iPhones – $558 (they offer more time to pay if you don’t have the cash for the phone right now)
Eric’s phone – 1 unlimited plan – $540/yr.
My phone – 1 unlimited text/low minutes – $420/yr
This year we will save: $1172 on our cell service.
Next year we will save a whopping $1730 on our cell service.
That’s some serious cashola in my budget. Thank you very much Sprint, but I’m moving on.
(This is not a paid review in any way, just our experience in shaving unnecessary expenses from our budget.)
If you are interested in how we save money in other areas, just check out these links:
Here’s to keeping your iPhone and saving money, too!
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