Dropped my land line. Was able to change my business land line number to a cell line and combined it with my cell plan. ATT's Mobile Share plan. Unlimited talk, text, and 2G data for $85, plus taxes of course, for two phones. Cut my ATT bill in half, and went from 450 min. a month and 20¢ a text plan to all you can eat except data, and I only had the 2G plan anyway. Also my iPhone can now be used for a hotspot if needed.
I got a 99¢ LG Xpression 2 basic phone for the biz phone, but that number will just be rolled over to the original cell phone like it has been for the last 20 years anyway, just a backup phone now.
The 2 times a year I may need to fax I can go to Staples. Wasn't worth holding onto it for just that. I was also using the land line to save minutes on my cell.
Well, I still have my landline & have no plans on giving it up. Never had a cell phone & have no plans on getting one. I am on Verizon's "senior" plan - all the bells & whistles for $25 including tax/month. I just can't make international calls for free. A&T has the same "senior" plan for landline usage. Not sure about Comcast.
Loc: Petaluma, CA
Right on, Nana! OI only got a cell phone about 6 months ago, because I had to. My landline/Internet is awesome. $40 a month, unlimited long distance calls, and 20Mbps down and 3 up. My iPhone on the cheapest T-Mobile plan I could get is $50 per month. Don't get me wrong, it's great, but I could live without it…
I haven't had a landline for five years. Have yet to miss it. A few months ago I took a lower-priced package from Time-Warner that included digital phone, so I plugged my MFC into the line for the one or two faxes a year that I might see. So far, nary a fax in or out, but dozens of junk calls and phone scams (I never bothered to set up voicemail). Yesterday I unplugged the damned fax line — even though it's part of the package. I figure one hole in my ass is enough. Don't need another.
Dropped my land line. Was able to change my business land line number to a cell line and combined it with my cell plan.
ATT's Mobile Share plan. Unlimited talk, text, and 2G data for $85, plus taxes of course, for two phones. Cut my ATT bill in half, and went from 450 min. a month and 20¢ a text plan to all you can eat except data, and I only had the 2G plan anyway.
Also my iPhone can now be used for a hotspot if needed.
Welcome to the 21st century I guess.
OK, explain it to me like I'm an idiot ('cause when it comes to Cell Plans... I YAM!
We shared a plan that he (& The Guy Who Owned the Store) set up one evening (Between the Pub & The Fast-Food dump) and it's been contributing to keeping us broke ever since.
Currently, we're between Contracts but still paying the same outrageous rates (aprox. $175 a month ) I'm SURE we have 2-3 times what we actually need.. (we don't send files.. we Text, and mostly local calls with OCCASIONAL State to State on Mother's Day etc.)
We pay over 200 bucks a month for three lines, one of which has the unlimited data plan for iPhones grandfathered from the olden days. It's expensive as hell, but we're really just subsidizing # 1 and only son a bit.
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Do you have AT&T or Verizon? I don't know what Verizon does but if it's AT&T give them a call and ask about the 2 gig mobile share plan. They can tell you what your average data use has been, and if 2 gigs a month will be enough. You may be able get away with even less if you don't use much data. Your data usage only kicks in when you're using the Internet but not around Wi-Fi.
Even if it is Verizon, call them too. When their rate plans drop these companies won't give you a lower rate unless you ask. They figure if you're happy, they're happy.
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