Save Money On Your Phone Bill
It’s amazing to me, how much people pay for cell phone service because that’s just what they think it should cost. Because they don’t know any better. Because it’s normal to pay $100 a month on your cell phone.
Well, buckle-up Bitches because I’m going to blow your mind.
I pay $30 a month for my phone. BAM!
- Unlimited Calls
- Unlimited Texts
- 1 GB of Data
- $10 a month for every GB after that
- NO throttling if I go over my data!
- No penalties for overseas travel
WHAT?! What type of magical phone service do I use? You must be wondering!
It’s Project Fi from Google. Sorry iPhone cultists, you’re SOL. But to all my Android Bae, you are set with Project Fi!
I’ve been a pure Android users since Google came out with their first ever phone the Nexus One back in 2010. I’ve never looked back. That phone was fantastic and I still miss it!
I picked up a super cheap Galaxy Nexus a few years later and when I heard the news about Google introducing it’s own wireless company I eagerly signed up for the waitlist.
At the time, my husband and I were spending about $120 a month through T-mobile for the two of us. And that was the average. If we ever needed to finance a new phone, that cost went up by whatever amount the phone we bought was.
So when I got the invite from Google telling me I was off the waitlist I was stoked. Goodbye T-mobile. Hello, Google.
I’m still running a Nexus 6 I got in 2014 and it’s doing a great little job. I’m tempted to upgrade to the new Pixel 2XL, but I’ll wait until this phone bites the dust.
That is the one downside of Google Fi. You have to stick with Google hardware for your phones. And a top of the line phone will run you quite a lot of dough.
Recently, though, Google introduced a more mid-range smartphone in the Android One Moto X4 (what a fucking name). The Pixel 2XL will run me about $649 when I do switch, but the Moto X4 is only $399 right now. And it’s a whole lotta phone for that price.
But how does the service stack up, Bitch?
As someone who travels a lot for work, I can confidently say that I’ve never had a problem with my service. I seem to always have cell service no matter where I am.
Google also has a network of verified wi-fi hot spots. They’ll automatically hook you into those hot-spots as you come across them. When you’re talking on the phone, it will switch seamlessly between wi-fi and cellular calling and you’ll never even realize it’s happening.
Now, some folks will balk at only having 1GB of data available to them. “I NEED UNLIMITED DATA,” they’ll scream like Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes.
But I’m on wi-fi almost constantly. I’m on wi-fi at home. I’m on wi-fi at work. There is no need for me, personally, to have more than a gig or so of data. And if I do go over, I’m only charged for what I do use. Did I use an extra half a gig? Then my bill goes up $5. That’s all.
Nowadays, I usually pay the $30 a month for my bill. My husband, who is not on wi-fi as much as me, is usually less than $50 a month. We’re saving $40 a month from when we were using T-mobile’s plan! C’mon now! Stick that extra change into your Roth IRA and you’ll be gold!
How much are you paying for your phone plan? Are you tempted to switch to Fi? Tell me about it in the comments!