Tell me your unlikely-yet-successful wireless plan sharing situations!
May 17, 2012 10:52 PM Subscribe
In-laws? Old roommates? craigslist? I'm trying to save some money here! Plus bonus snowflake question about tethering/MiFi options!
posted by leemleem to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a single lady living several states away from my family, relatively new in town. I want to jump on someone else's mobile plan, or figure out a way to start a good shared plan.
Without the obvious family-or-serious-romantic-relationship connections (and my folks use a dinky plan for their "dumb phones" anyway), what's a girl to do? I am doing a prepaid plan now, light on minutes, unlimited text and data--but I know there's gotta be a better way!
I'm in Indianapolis, and it seems like Verizon is the only carrier that gets good coverage--my cheapo pre-pay uses the Sprint network, which almost makes my HTC Hero useless. However, if other Indy residents can vouch for other carrier networks, I'm all ears!
Please also share suggestions for the logistics of payment--I have most of my bills auto-deducted from my credit cards so I can get rewards, so it'd be the greatest if I could find a way to continue doing that somehow.
My kneejerk reaction is that I'd have to find folks that are very responsible and trustworthy...and I do have some close, responsible trusted friends who only live an hour away. But maybe I'm not thinking outside the box enough?
Super bonus question: I'm going to need to set up internet for a new place soon, and I am seduced by the ease of use of my office's MiFi's. I watch a lot of video online, so perfect shared plan + tethering probably wouldn't be the best way to go, right? I've looked at several spreadsheets comparing plans but I'm wary of coverage issues, even though I'd likely only be using the MiFi at home. I haven't had a landline or cable in years, so it makes more sense to me to try to bundle wireless + internet together. I am only moderately electronically savvy.
I promise I searched on Google and in the AskMeFi archives for a week before posting this! Suggestions for general resources are appreciated as well as specific answers!