Take Advantage of Lower AT&T and Verizon Pricing
AT&T and Verizon have lowered their unlimited pricing to $69.99/month, $89.99 for unlimited voice & text, $99.99 for unlimited voice, text and data. Similar decreases are also in effect on the family plan side, where two unlimited lines are $119.99 vs. the previous $199.99. This is a decrease of about 30% for a single line, 40% for a family plan. Verizon also reduced its 2,100 minute plan to 2,000 minutes, and cut the price by $10. The carriers are allowing customers to change to these rate plans with no penalty or contract extension.
- If your rate plan is more than the above amounts, contact the carrier directly to switch, subject to the exceptions in the list below. For customers who have gotten a rate plan in the last couple years, most people on a 1,350 minute or unlimited single line plan will benefit, as will most on a family plan higher than 2,100 minutes. Verizon customers on a 2,100 minute plan who don’t use more than 2,000 minutes can save $10 a month by switching to the 2,000 minute family plan.
- If your carrier is AT&T and your phone is a ‘quick messaging’ device (basically a non-smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard) and you do not currently have text and/or data bundle, AT&T may make you add some combination of these these that totals $20 or more per month ($30 for a family plan). That would reduce or eliminate your savings.
- If your carrier is Verizon and your phone is a 3G multimedia device (currrently LG enV Touch, Samsung Rogue, LG Chocolate Touch, LG enV3, LG VX8360, Motorola Entice, Nokia Twist, Samsung Alias 2), and you do not currently have a data plan, Verizon may make you add a $9.99 data plan (for each of these phones on the plan). That would reduce or eliminate your savings.
- If you are in the final two months of your contract or your contract is over, MyRatePlan can help you get a substantially discounted phone if you renew your contract online. This is regardless of the rate plan you are currently on, but is subject to the requirements above. AT&T offers || Verizon offers