I have a confession: I’m a carrier jumper. I have commitment issues when it comes to cell phone plans. It pains me to pay more than necessary because I use my cell phone sparingly throughout the day. I thought I had it good with AT&T. My plan had 3GB of data and unlimited calling and text messages with no contract. But when I looked at my monthly usage, I realized AT&T was practically stealing my money. I used only a fraction of my data, but I was paying full price! Surely there was a way to get the same coverage for half the cost? Thus began my search for the ultimate budget carrier.
There are now hundreds of low-cost carriers that offer a variety of plans to fit any budget. The two companies I’ve tried are Ting and Project Fi. They have their own pros and cons, so I’ve broken down my experience with both carriers to help anyone looking to save money on their cell phone plans.