Cell phones have become an essential part of modern life. Unfortunately, today’s cell phone plans can cost far too much. With average cell phone plan prices of $45 per month you can bet your bottom dollar that many are paying too much for their current plans.¹ The good news, however, is that there are much better plans out there.
Here are the details of five cell phone plans that can lead to big savings.
Republic Wireless offers some truly outstanding cell phone plans. They tailor their packages so that you pay only for exactly what you need. That way, no money is wasted on endless, unnecessary add-ons. And not only can you benefit from reductions in cost, but Republic Wireless also offers exceptional customer service.
Some of the basic available plans include $15 per month for unlimited talk and text, $20 per month for 1 gigabyte of data and unlimited talk and text, or $25 for the same with 2 gigabytes of data. That’s a sweet deal, especially when you consider that you are not required to sign a contract, can change the plan at any time and—if you already have your own number—can get the first month free.²
Another excellent option for your cell phone plan is Mint Mobile. This company is serious about super deals. They use the T-Mobile network and offer new customers $15 for 3 gigabytes of data per month, $20 for 8 gigabytes, and $25 per month for 12 gigabytes. All plans include unlimited talk and text. Note that these rates are promotional for new customers. Rates are slightly higher for existing customers.³
Mint offers some of the lowest prices you can find on the market in terms of a cell phone plan. Running off a prepaid SIM card you also get a 7-day satisfaction or money back guarantee and the option to keep the introductory discounts if you pay for an annual plan.
Consumer Cellular offers low-priced, high-quality phone plans that are user-friendly. Using the AT&T network, their pricing starts off at only $20 per month for 250 talk minutes, 250 megabytes of data and unlimited texting. They have friendly and professional customer service and provide crystal-clear nationwide coverage. They also offer a high number of customization options in terms of prepaid plans so you can find exactly the right fit for your needs.
You can get up to 20 gigabytes of data per month for $40. You can also add people to your plan for only $15/month per extra line. Seniors rejoice – they also offer exclusive AARP discounts. Consumer Cellular’s plans are tailored for folks who are new to cell phones or not super tech-savvy and they make it easy to call, text and get data without stress, hassle or high prices.⁴
Red Pocket is known for its amazing prices and solid service. With plans kicking off at only $10 per month for 500 minutes of nationwide calling, 500 megabytes of data and 500 text messages, you can tell immediately that Red Pocket is serious about savings.
Moving up to higher plans you are still only looking at $19 for 3 gigabytes of data with unlimited calls and texts or $30 for the same with 7 gigabytes of data. Red Pocket is able to offer great plans that are highly customizable as well as free international calling to over 70 foreign countries. There are no credit checks or contracts, either.⁵
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Unreal Mobile is unreal, except it is real. Plans start at just $10 per month for unlimited calls and texts. If you want to add 2 gigabytes of data on top of that it’s just $15 per month, and if you’d like 5 gigabytes it’s $30 per month.
It is reliable and high-quality as it runs on the Sprint network. There is no need to pay hundreds per month when a company like Unreal is offering plans like this with many customization options, bonus savings for customer loyalty, unused data carrying over to the next month and a two-week money back promise if you are not satisfied.⁶
Signing Up for a New Plan
As you can see there are many options out there when it comes to affordable and high-quality cell phone plans. The best way to get started in finding a new affordable cell phone plan that works for you is to perform additional online research. It is a good idea to compare the pros and cons of a few different options so you can be sure to choose the perfect plan for your needs.