Cell phone bills, or any kind of subscription with options, is very much like being placed in water and slowly having the heat cranked up.
Just 10 short years ago (it seems like forever), my cell phone bills were around $40. Somewhere along the line, “smart” phones, “web” phones, phone games, phone ringers, phone insurance, and many other fun things came by, and suddenly we couldn’t live without them.
We were also forced to get the plan they came with. For us, to the tune of $180+ by the time all was said and done.
The resulting lifestyle, while it seemed more “connected” and “better,” actually wasn’t. We spent our days constantly checking emails and messages simply because the red light was blinking. And we reacted to almost everything instantly…
We felt brainwashed.
So we’ve turned back the clock. We got rid of “smart,” settling for simple. We left the major providers and went with something simpler. (MetroPCS, if you’re curious).
The end result is a bill less than half its previous size, a small vacation fund every year, and a lot more free time not checking emails.
If you’re in boiling water, maybe it’s time to jump out?
Photo by jronaldlee