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cell plans and spendy babies!

January 26th, 2011 at 05:47 pm

I finally got cracking on one of my 2011 goals: shop for a new, cheaper cell plan. I got my most recent bill and I literally only used 34 minutes. I pay $60 a month for 1000 minutes. Geesh.

My current plans costs us about $624 a year. The deal below, would cost us about $516. (After taxes) I'm looking for an even better deal.

I use T-mobile. I have always been happy with them. My contract is expired, so I am month to month now, which gives me flexibility. I talked to a rep and he was willing to give me $29.99 a month for 350 minutes plus $4.99 for texts, and a free phone with a keyboard so I could actually text. (Can't really on my current model). But, I would be locked in to another2 year contract.

It's a better deal and closer to what I want, but I am still going to go into the T-mobile store and play around with some prepaid phones to see if that might be better. I think prepaid is about $100 for 1000 minutes, which at my rate of use, might last 6 months. I also want a phone with a keyboard for texting, as most of my friends prefer to communicate that way.

I'll probably go in Saturday and see what they've got, then I'll crunch the numbers and see what's a better deal.

Oh yes, and the spendy babies. Enrollment for toddler 1's next preschool school year is Feb. 7, which means another $200 deposit. We have decided to skip summer camp because we just can't afford it, so at least for July and August, we'll be spending about $240 less a month on childcare.

3 Responses to “cell plans and spendy babies!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I really should change my cell phone plan too. Only one friend calls me on the phone with occassional calls from school. However, lots of texting from 13yo DD! Good luck finding the right cell plan.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    My co-worker uses Metro PCS. $40/mo unlimited talking and texting. She likes it very well.

    Childcare is SPENDY! But they (the babies) are so worth it. Big Grin
    Too bad about the summer camp care being so much more.

  3. Savings Queen Says:

    Good luck on the cell phone hunt! Wih the summer camp would have worked out.

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