Friends, I have very sad news for you all today. A tragedy is unfolding right before our very eyes. I’m afraid my days of free cell phone service are numbered. My parents, and Girl Ninja’s parents, have formulated an evil scheme to ruin my financial future. They are kicking us off each of our families cell phone plans. The horror!
Unfortunately the majority of cell phone companies only allow five people on a family plan. There are five in my family, and six in Girl Ninja’s. That means there is no room for either of us to join on one of the exisiting family plans. Major bummer.
I know, many of you probably hate that I have leached off of my parents and enjoyed the benefits of a free cell phone. But hey, you’d probably do it to if your parents offered.
I’ve been out of my ATT iPhone contract since October. Girl Ninja’s Verizon contract is up in February. That means next month we will be starting our own plan. I love my iPhone, but just don’t know if I love it enough to pay for it myself. The thing is sexy as heck, but it’s also freakin’ expensive. It’s SEXpensive!
I’m pretty sure Girl Ninja’s phone is from the 1950’s as there is no touch screen, internet connectivity, or QWERTY keyboard. She’s stylin’ and profilin’ with an old school Motorola brick phone. Not only are our phone preferences completely different, but we are on different carriers. There are some serious decisions to be made. Let the arguing negotiating begin!
Do we go with modern technology and get iPhones (or Droids)? Or should we kick it old school and get a phone that is really designed to do one thing…make phone calls?
It’s looking like we’d be facing about $190/month if we hopped on an iPhone plan (that is unless Verizon has crazy low prices for their recently announced iPhone). I bet, though, if we just got super basic phones, with unlimited texting (but not data or other services) we’d probably be able to get our bill down to about $100/month.
That makes the iPhone an extra $1,080 a year (really $2,160 since you have to sign a two year contract).
As much as I love this little computer/lifeline/iPhone thingy, I just don’t know if the cost is worth it. Should be interesting to see how the next month pans out 🙂
What kind of cell phone do you have (smart phone or unsmart phone)?
How much do you pay for your cell phone plan (include # of people on plan)?
Anyone else receiving any type of parental hook ups, like Girl Ninja and I were with free cell phones?