An Affordable Phone Plan
Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of a conversation and your call is dropped? It’s even more horrible when you’re in the middle
of a phone call and a voice comes on over your conversation telling you that you’ve depleted your talk minutes for the month. Or worse, you can’t make a phone call at all unless you add more funds to your account. And it can happen anywhere at any time. It’s difficult to constantly keep track of all your minutes, especially when you’re on a pay-as-you-go plan. But who has an affordable phone plan that isn’t a constant hassle?
If you’re like me, I hate the idea of signing a contract for a phone plan. Being locked in to a service for a year makes my skin crawl. And have you seen how much some plans cost? You’re lucky if you only pay $50 a month and that’s only if you have multiple people on your plan. For a family of four, it’s easy to spend $200 or more a month just on cell phone service. That’s why so many have opted to go with a pay-as-you-go plan as a more affordable phone plan, but even they tend to cost you a lot if you run over your minutes or texts.
Pay-As-You-Go is Good for Your Wallet
Pay-as-you-go plans can be an affordable phone plan option and save you a lot of money if you don’t live on your phone. And face it, most of us do live on our phones now with apps, text messages, and occasionally making a phone call. You can find a plan for as little as $8 a month — if you purchase an entire year ahead and it doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles.
Much like many of the big box stores you might shop at, buying in bulk can save you a lot of money, but then you’re stuck with that giant barrel of pickles for the next year. And much like those pickles, you have to diligently watch them in case they spoil, or in the case of your cell phone plan that you don’t go over your minutes constantly and have to keep purchasing more, which can add up to costing you more than if you bought a standard plan from AT&T or Sprint. You also have limited texts and only a small amount of data to use per month… if any at all.
Easy Options For Everyone
Mint Mobile is unique affordable phone plan because they work just like a standard high-priced carrier yet they give you many of the same options as a pay-as-you-go service. You can choose to sign up with for a 3 – 6 or — 12-month plan. Each plan has unlimited TALK and TEXT. The only option they give you is the amount of data you want each month. 3 GB of data for 3 months is only $25. 6 GB of data for 3 months is only $35 or for 12 GB it’s only $45. For the highest amount of data — $45 for 3 months. For an entire year at the highest data option is only $200. Now, how much are you paying?
Okay, say you’ve been binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix and you’ve run out of data. Even if you do run out of data, it isn’t completely gone. Mint Mobile still provides you with some data. It isn’t powerful enough to continue binge-watching your show, but it is enough to check your email or do a quick search, as long as it isn’t too taxing. This can come in handy, especially if you have an emergency, like a super mega craving for anchovy and pineapple pizza and you need to find a local pizza palace. It could happen.
Signing Up For A Plan Is Easy
Now, you may be a lot like me and want an affordable phone plan but don’t want to go through the hassle of switching providers. I waited for the last possible day to switch. Thankfully, my husband had already signed up and had a referral SIM on hand (handy for those quick referrals. And yes, signing up your spouse, child, family or significant other does count for referrals.
*See the last paragraph where I talk about earning free service when you refer others to Mint Mobile
*You may have to sign up first on Mint Mobile’s website for them to send you a starter SIM kit to begin with. After you receive your kit in the mail (it took 4 days for mine to arrive) then all you need to do is:
- Take out your Mint SIM Card and snap it out to the size required by your phone.
- Install your Mint SIM card into your phone
- Download the Mint Mobile app from your favorite app store. It’s the one with the green fox, you can’t miss it. You can do it on their website, but the app is much easier.
- Follow the directions on the app. It’s super easy.
- You might need your account number and your pin from your previous provider if you want to keep your current phone number. I was with Red Pocket before switching and they provided me with all my information over chat on their website.
Choose your plan or opt for the Free 7-day trial. Yep, 7 days for FREE if you like.
- If you have difficulty setting up your MMS and Data, don’t worry. Just go to their FAQ page and they have step-by-step directions for both Iphones and Android systems. If you’re importing your phone number from another carrier, it took only minutes for my husband’s to transfer over. Mine, it took a few hours only because I had a small hiccup with my SIM card.
Warning — don’t make the same mistake I did and use the second card in the welcome kit. I accidentally used it and had to call Mint Mobile to fix my oops. However, the friendly staff at Mint Mobile fixed it right up. Use the first card with that card’s access number to save yourself from sitting on the phone.
Convinced yet? You should be. Mint Mobile might not be the best thing since the wheel, but it certainly will help keep your life rolling in the right direction… without spending a fortune. If you want to try it out first, Mint Mobile offers new subscribers a FREE 7 day trial if you like.
Click HERE to be taken to a special sign-up page. Yes, I might earn a little money for this, but — get this, you can actually earn free service for everyone you refer to their service.
When my husband referred me, he received an additional $25 and since I used the extra kit that came with his sign-up kit, I also received $15 off my next renewal. Mint Mobile gives you free 8GB service for everyone who signs up with your link. If 5 friends sign up, you get an entire year of service for free! Pretty cool, right? Talk about the money you’ll save! And it’s super easy to sign up and you can bring your own phone. Go ahead, check it out… HERE.
Check out my other article on Swagbucks. They offer Target gift cards which you can convert into Mint Mobile gift cards for even more savings.