Picking a cellphone plan is like picking the toppings to a pizza–everyone has different preferences. Some people only need a basic plan to make a few phone calls now and then. Others find their cellphones indispensable, and need access to a steady and fast stream of data all the time. One size simply never fits all!
In order to find a cellphone plan that is right for you and your individual needs, it is important to assess your usage. This will help to ensure you don’t end up paying more than you need to for a package that is designed for heavier users. It will also ensure that, if you are a heavy data user, you don’t have to worry about running out. The easiest way to accurately assess your needs is to take a look at a previous invoice. You’ll see the amount of data, minutes and messages you’re using.
You can also look at data usage on your smartphone. For iPhone, go to Settings, then Cellular, and scroll down to see how much has been used in the current period. For Android users, go to Settings, then Data Usage, and scroll down to see what you’ve used. Keep in mind that if you’re accessing Wi-Fi at home or at the office, you are not using data from your cellular plan, so factor this into how much data you really need.
Once you have this information, compare it to what’s included with the plan you’re currently on. If it offers too little—or way more than you’re actually using—see if different cellphone plans are available that fit your needs better, and more affordably. With Consumer Cellular, we offer plans designed to fit every type of user. Best of all, they’re completely flexible—if your needs change, you can switch plans right up to the last day of a billing cycle with no extra fees for doing so. We also automatically upgrade your plan if you go over your data usage, so you get the best rate for what you actually use, rather than paying a penalty.
And don’t forget about the advantages of a family plan. For just $15 a month per line, you can add family members or friends to your Consumer Cellular account, so everyone can share the minutes, texts, and data on your plans. Plus, calls between lines on the same account are free, so your minutes, and the savings, go even further.
There are plans available to suit all requirements, preferences, and budgets these days. Don’t settle for pepperoni when you really want peppers and mushrooms! All you have to do is determine your needs and then look for the most suitable cellphone plan to get what’s right for you.