Why I Still Have A Landline Phone…… and plan to keep it!!!
Cutting the Cord, Male Edition
I have a $7 Tracfone plan and a nifty little ZTE touch screen model phone that serves MY needs. I don’t know off hand how many minutes a month it comes with because, honestly, I doubt that I use more than 10 minutes a month with it. I cannot see paying $30, $40, $50 or more for any service that I don’t get equal value from. This saves me at least $20 a month from a cell phone plan or contract that I don’t need and was a significant price difference on the equipment compared to all of the latest and greatest phones on the market… a few hundred dollars perhaps?
If I am out and about, I will bring my Kindle or laptop with me. Both devices allow me to text friends to their cell phones through my email account.
When I clipped our cable TV about 5 or so years ago, we also got rid of the home phone, a $30 a month zap to the budget that was also very rarely used. I’m a computer geek! You can find me online and/or with email. With the service that I have (Ooma, about $150), I pay only the taxes each month of around $4, saving me $25 a month over the former cable bundle cost. I have free calling, voice mail on my home phone and everything that I personally want or need.
Saving over $100 a month on the cable TV, $25 on the home plan and $25+ on the cell service exceeds $150 a month of budget boosting power that does not cut back or cut out any of my communication needs.
With a 2 year price lock for internet only service I am paying $40 a month… period! ((formerly paying $60 a month until I negotiated with the service provider))
If you have any questions, call me. Or better yet, send me email!
You can also read Kathy’s edition of cutting the cord titled “My Break Up with Verizon and all the Juicy Money Saving Details”