Switching mobile phone carriers is something many people talk about end up refraining from because of how daunting and exhausting it seems. However the process itself is pretty simple if you know what you’re in fore. Some carriers offer to pay off your contract while others will give you a credit towards your bill and new contract. Before you switch to a new carrier, be sure to call your current carrier and ask about the early termination amount. Beware many carriers will attempt to reel you back in but if you’re looking to save money then cutting ties with big name carriers is your best option.
Many carriers advertise deals to cut your current phone bill in half or offer a certain new phone for very cheap but be aware that these deals change frequently. When switching carriers you need to ensure your current phone works on their network too. If your phone is compatible then the hard part is over because every other process is automated. Its a good idea to back up everything on your phone in case you need to switch sim cards or something happens that erases all your previously stored information.
While many big name companies charge upwards of a hundred dollars for an individual cellphone plan, FreedomPop has a phone plan that is absolutely free. Yes a completely free phone plan does exist and the service is comparable to big name mobile carriers. Freedom Pop publicly launched in October of 2012 and was backed by the founder of Skype. FreedomPop runs its 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi over Sprint’s LTE network so coverage is available across the United States.
What’s great about FreedomPop’s base plan other than the cost is that its a contract free plan. The plan includes 500MB of data, 500 texts, and 200 minutes per month. They also have more low cost plans available such as the $7.99 plan which includes 500 minutes, unlimited texting, and 500mb of data. For unlimited data and texting they charge $10.99 per month which is nearly 90% less than your average cell phone plan. FreedomPop allows you to use your current phone when you switch to their service, or you can choose from their variety of refurbished smart phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4. FreedomPop is the perfect solution to cut your phone bill down to nearly nothing if not eliminate the entire thing.