Secrets & Short Cuts
you won't get from your wireless carrier
THE MATH ON YOUR PLAN
assume you always save with a "Family" plan.
Consider separate plans for each user to get more features, or pay
less, for each.
Also, you might be paying more for "unlimited" features, like Data and
Text, when an "a la carte" or fixed amount plan could save you
substantial fees. Sit down with 6 months of your bills, or lacking
that, look at how you used your phone over the last few months and
compare your charges to your usage. The major carriers
offer an analysis of your usage on their "my account" pages. There
could be better "bundles" and features available now than when you
first signed up.
On the other hand, you can also add
"family" members to your plan to lower the cost per member. Not every
member of a Family plan needs to be a blood relative and does not need
to live in the same house...or even the same city. If you want
5G, make sure your phone can access 5G and that your carrier actually
offers 5G in your neighborhood. Just because they claim 5G in your town doesn't mean it's available at your specific location.
If you're not sure you're paying the best price, consult the Cheaper
Wireless page. There are a number of ways to get your wireless for less including Prepaid, changing plans, changing carriers and more.
and Short Cuts