I’ve been shopping recently for a cell phone plan that fits my usage, or rather what I want to use, and it’s been hard to find one that is priced fairly for one or two users.
All companies seem to be geared towards giving better rates for more users, which works great at getting more people on board, doesn’t make any sense now with the unlimited plans. For example, on Verizon’s Unlimited plans, it costs $150 less a year (per line) to get 4 lines at a higher quality, then it does to get only 2 lines at lower quality.
Which just isn’t fair to individuals and small families…I can’t just make up new people for my accounts.
But amongst my searches, and I’ve looked closely at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, I’ve rediscovered a network that I’ve known about for a while…and even convinced other people to change to…and is really the perfect one for people that don’t use a lot of data: Google Project Fi.
Here are some things to know about Project Fi:
- Unlimited Talk and Text
- Runs on 4G Networks with Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular
- First line: $20. Every additional line: $15
- You only pay for data as you use it, and it’s about $0.01/mb (or $10/GB) – Sign up for 2GB, and get charged $20. Only use 1.3GB? Get a $7 refund. Use 3.2GB? Get charged an extra $12. No “overages” or “fees”, and once you cross 6GB, it doesn’t cost any more…so basically a cap at $80 (+ taxes and fees) for the first line.
It’s shared data when you add lines, and the level of “Free” moves up. 10GB/2 lines, 12GB/3 lines, etc.
- Unlimited Texting and same data rates in 170+ countries
- Adding a tablet is free…and you only pay for the data you use, no cost for the line