This post comes from partner site WhistleOut.com.
With the days of long-term cellphone plan contracts far behind us, it’s never been easier to change cellphone plans and carriers. Change for change’s sake, however, isn’t always a great idea. When switching plans and carriers, you should do with purpose.
Here are four reasons you should change cellphone plans.
You’re using your phone less
Good for you! It’s hard to argue against the idea that all of us could probably use a little (a lot) less time with our eyes glued to our devices. If you have made the change in your life to use your phone less, it might just be the right time to also change your plan.
This is especially true if you have an unlimited data plan. If you buy a plan with limited high-speed data, you could end up saving a ton of money per month.
Take a look at just some affordable plans with low data limits:
You’re using your phone more
Not all of us can cut back on our phone usage. In fact, some of us find ourselves using our phone more than ever. While the days of overage charges are mostly behind us, changing your plan to one with more high-speed data could make life easier.
Yes, data can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be bank-breaking. Visible has a great unlimited plan for just $40 per month, and the icing on the cake is that their service runs on Verizon’s network. You get the great coverage through that network at a discounted price.
The Sprint Unlimited Kickstart is also a great unlimited plan for anyone who is in an area where Sprint coverage is strong. You might not always get the fastest connection, but you will only be paying $35 per month.
Too many people might not consider this before it’s too late. Moving can have a great impact on your mobile experience. Remember, all networks have their dead zones, and if you are moving to an area where your current carrier cannot provide service, you could end up in a miserable situation. Nobody likes being in a dead zone.
Check with your carrier before you make the move to see how their coverage is at your new place. If it’s bad, now is the time to make the change.
You need the perk they’re offering
Carriers frequently offer powerful incentives for anyone switching to their services — perks that can include gift cards, discounts on streaming subscriptions, hotspot data and awesome offers on new phones.
Especially if you are in the market for a new phone, it’s worth your while to check out the perks carriers are using to lure you over to their side.
More from WhistleOut.com:
- “5 Ways to Trim the Cost of Your Cellphone Bill”
- “6 Valuable Freebies You Can Get With Your Cellphone Plan”
- “The Easiest Way to Move Your Cellphone Data to a New Phone”
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