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Financial Freedom => Family Finances => Topic started by: ForgingFinance on July 14, 2019, 02:37:36 PM

Title: Cell Phone plans
Post by: ForgingFinance on July 14, 2019, 02:37:36 PM
Curious if anyone out there has tried one of the smaller cellular providers.

I've looked at Mint, Republic, Ting, Cricket, Consumer, Google Fi to name a few.

Right now I'm looking hard at Google Fi because they seem to have the most seamless option for folks that travel internationally. 

I've been an AT&T customer for over 20 years (way too long). From what I've read, heavy data users (over 4 or 5GB/month) may feel somewhat underserved by the smaller provider. I'm somewhere in the 4GB/month category. 

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.
Title: Re: Cell Phone plans
Post by: hoping2retire35 on August 02, 2019, 12:18:12 PM
I used to use Republic now I am a Mint customer. It works fine. Never traveled internationally though, however as long as you have wifi in the airport/hotel or where ever you won't use that much; stay on their network.

I like Republic but I needed a new phone and someone gave me an old IPhone 6 so I went with Mint for compatibility.
Title: Re: Cell Phone plans
Post by: Sam on August 05, 2019, 09:09:21 AM
Curious if anyone out there has tried one of the smaller cellular providers.

I've looked at Mint, Republic, Ting, Cricket, Consumer, Google Fi to name a few.

Right now I'm looking hard at Google Fi because they seem to have the most seamless option for folks that travel internationally. 

I've been an AT&T customer for over 20 years (way too long). From what I've read, heavy data users (over 4 or 5GB/month) may feel somewhat underserved by the smaller provider. I'm somewhere in the 4GB/month category. 

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

I pay full price for AT&T family plan. But I would go with Google Fi b/c they have endless money and will subsidize its consumers to win marketshare with their monopoly profits in search. You know Google ain't going anywhere!
Title: Re: Cell Phone plans
Post by: Jamie on August 08, 2019, 11:07:34 PM
I know a couple people who use Cricket and have been happy with it. I don't have any personal experience with those on your list though. I've only been with T-Mobile and ATT
Title: Re: Cell Phone plans
Post by: chitown-2020 on August 09, 2019, 06:19:16 AM
I use ting for my non-work phone.   Love the service.    It runs on one of the big provider's networks, so the coverage is exactly the same.   It performs very well on my iphone, the billing is simple, straightforward and cheap  -- and their customer service has been great when I've needed it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone plans
Post by: SteveGood on December 18, 2019, 10:36:33 PM
Hi,


If your service provider offers family plans, you can choose it. Because it's better to adjust your monthly budget.