Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tweaking the cell phone bill
We have been on a long expired (as in time to renew) old Verizon bundled cell phone plan. I held out as long as I could, which turns out to be working in my favor.
When I divorced, naturally I removed DX off of the plan, I was down to 5 people.
When DD was no longer in school, she took over her monthly cost, eventually moving to her own plan, with a Smart Phone-we were down to 4 people.
DS # 1 had been paying his portion of the bundled bill, but despite several recent conversations with him, he has grown lax about reimbursement. My new plan is effective in a week, at which time, he will be removed from the bundle, bringing the plan down to 3 people. I've alerted him that he needs to get his own phone line by 2/6/16 if he wants to keep his number, and in order to handle service.
I have resources to cover one of the 2 DS's phone costs, so my bill will be for 2, until such a time as the remaining DS is no longer in school.
I upgraded 3 phones: one Smart Phone and 2 "dumb phones" as I like to call them. I was able to use a special Promo that was sent to me, saving $300 on the total cost of the 3 phones. My phone will cost me $5.83/month in "rental" fees, one kidlet's will be $0.33 cents/month. The third phone (which I am reimbursed for) is $21.83/month.
Since these upgrades are pending, I need to await the fina l billing notification including all taxes and fees. I know that I shaved some significant $ off of my bill, and will now have Smart Phone technology-just have to learn to use it.