4 Good Reasons to Change Cellphone Plans Now

Photo by GaudiLab / Shutterstock.com

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.

You’re moving

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:

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
8 Amazon Picks Under $30 for Coffee Lovers
8 Amazon Picks Under $30 for Coffee Lovers

We’ve brewed up a list of amazing Amazon products that are sure to perk you up.

10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself
10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself

Making any of these key foods yourself will improve meals — and your budget.

9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Vaseline
9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Vaseline

Forget expensive specialty products. Good ol’ petroleum jelly can address many common annoyances.

7 Ways Coupons Waste Your Money and Time
7 Ways Coupons Waste Your Money and Time

Here’s why I hung up my scissors and quit clipping coupons.

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck in 8 Steps
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck in 8 Steps

Does it feel like your paycheck is gone the moment you get it? You can break that vicious cycle.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
10 Things Frugal People Never Buy
10 Things Frugal People Never Buy

If you’re a true tightwad, the mere thought of spending money on these items gives you the willies.

10 Useless Purchases You Need to Stop Making
10 Useless Purchases You Need to Stop Making

You might as well flush your money down the loo if you spend it on these things.

7 Social Security Benefits You May Be Overlooking
7 Social Security Benefits You May Be Overlooking

There’s more to Social Security than retirement benefits.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

The 6 Best Investing Apps for Beginners
The 6 Best Investing Apps for Beginners

If you’re looking to ease into investing in the coronavirus economy with just a little money, check out these easy-to-use tools.

14 Things You Should Stop Buying in 2021
14 Things You Should Stop Buying in 2021

These convenient household products come with hidden costs that you might not have considered.

8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today
8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today

Being frugal isn’t smart if you put off replacing these items.

7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years
10 Cars You Are Most Likely to Keep for 15 Years

The cars that owners hold onto the longest have one thing in common, a new study shows.

9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car
9 Things You Should Never Leave in a Car

Thinking of leaving these possessions in a car? Prepare for unexpected consequences.

7 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook
7 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook

Did you realize all these tax credits and deductions exist — or that they apply to retirees?

9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar
9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar

Cleaning with vinegar can save you a lot of money, but using it like this can cost you.

13 Amazon Purchases We Are Loving Right Now
13 Amazon Purchases We Are Loving Right Now

These practical products make everyday life a little easier.

10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently
10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently

These habits and characteristics can help put you on the track to success.

Will You Owe Taxes on Last Year’s Stimulus Payments?
Will You Owe Taxes on Last Year’s Stimulus Payments?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips this tax season.

7 Costly Health Problems That Strike After Age 50
7 Costly Health Problems That Strike After Age 50

As we age, our bodies wear down. Here is how to cut costs associated with some common ailments.

29 Purchases That Can Save You Money Every Day
29 Purchases That Can Save You Money Every Day

Sometimes, you’ve got to spend to save.

7 Things I Never Buy at Costco
7 Things I Never Buy at Costco

A bulk buy isn’t always the best buy.

5 Tax Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement
5 Tax Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

Even great savers can reduce their retirement income by making these mistakes.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.