And you know what?
I’ve got nothing but great things to say too…
My “service” hasn’t been any different since my days with Verizon but my bill certainly has — to the tune of a $900 per year savings.
Here’s how it works…
Every three months, I’m required to “top-up” my account. It’s simply a $21.20 bill that I have automatically billed to a credit card.
Yes, $21.20 for THREE months. Not per month, but THREE whole months.
My cell phone bill is $84.80 per year. Think about that the next time you pay your monthly cell phone bill.
The best part is that my $21.20 payment isn’t forfeited at the end of the three months.
I suppose it’s like those rollover plans that AT&T advertises on television — my Verizon plan never offered that (and cost more too!).
Looking back, Verizon was horrible.
I sent them forty something dollars each month and if I didn’t use the $40 worth of airtime, well, tough luck. I put up with that for years. It was stupid.
So I’m due to “top-up” with Virgin later this month, you know, for another 3 months of service. With all of the roll over from my previous payments, it will put my “balance” at over $120.
Obviously I don’t use my phone very often (which might be why this plan has worked out so well for me) but with $120 worth of airtime available for use, well, let’s just say that I don’t have to be concerned with running out of minutes.
And that peace of mind is only costing me a smidgen over $7 per month.
I’d bet most folks are paying 6 or 7 times as much per month.
Just something to think about if you’re looking to cut your costs.