Are you on the fence about whether to sign another two-year wireless cell phone service contract? If you have service with one of those big brands of wireless phone carriers, watch out. They lock you in and tell you about the rest later. You probably think you are getting a good deal but will find out later that you were wrong. It helps to understand the difference between contract and no contract cell phone plans. By the end of this post, we will tell you some of the key differences.
So, what can cause your wireless cell phone bill to be so high?
The simple answer: pesky contracts and payment plans. With a contract, you might receive huge discounts on phones. Take a look at the cost of the plan though. These high prices are how they're able to give you that phone for one penny. For example, you may get 2GB of data on a contract plan for $45 but that same 2GB with a no-contract plan may only be $15. That’s an extra $720 over that two-year contract that goes into the big brand carrier’s pocket.
Additionally, some carriers are now offering their own type of "no-contract" plans where you buy your phone on a payment plan. These lease-to-own style plans are just a bad idea. They make it easier to up-sell product because on a payment plan, if you're only paying $15 per month for your phone, it's tempting to pay "only" $5 more each month for a nicer model. Over the course of 2 years, that's an additional $120! While these types of plans are technically contract-free, the phone is not officially yours until the 2 years are over, leaving you still tied to that plan for all this time. Are you still asking why you wireless bill can be so high?
Not all no contract cell phone plans are created equal.
Now, you need to note that not all no contract plans are created equal. Some carriers will attach hidden charges like an activation fee just for signing up that average around $30. We’d rather you save that money for a rainy day, which is why you'll never pay an activation fee with Twigby.
Because of this, a no contract, pay as you go cell phone plan is what we believe is the best value for a frugal shopper. With this choice, you only pay for what you need. You can buy a phone at a good price and not have to worry with being locked into a contract or paying for overages if you run over your allotted data usage for the month.
The good news is that at Twigby, every customer receives free Overage Protection! Yes, we offer overage protection for free. What does this do? In simple terms, it ensures you get what you pay for and help you to stay within your budget. If you are sick and tired of the big brands that you no longer trust then take a look at Twigby.
But, how do you know if a no contract plan at Twigby is the right decision for you? Simply check the numbers. You can save a lot of money without sacrificing the phone features or plan options that you love. You can save hundreds--maybe even thousands--at Twigby in the time you would have been locked into that two-year contract with big brand carrier. See how much you can save by switching to Twigby. If you want to truly save money, give our no contract cell phone service a try!