Guide me through the cell phone plan labyrinth
January 17, 2014 1:45 PM Subscribe
Been on Virgin Mobile, thinking of making the leap to a contract carrier - is it better to have my own plan or join my partner's AT&T plan?
posted by ashworth to Technology (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had a lot of hardware and general connection problems with Virgin Mobile lately and am thinking it's time to move to something a little higher end and hopefully more reliable. At the same time, my partner who has been with AT&T forever needs to upgrade her iPhone, so we thought maybe both of us could save some money with some kind of combined plan. Several hours ago, this sounded like a good, straightforward idea, but after reading through plans, trying to compare them, I'm exhausted and I'm not sure I'm any the wiser.
I'm hoping that there are enough MeFites who have negotiated phone plans as a couple that the green will be a source of sage advice. There are really two questions: first, am I better off just getting a plan by myself? I've looked at my usual data usage and it's unlikely that I will need more than 1 GB/month and about 1000 minutes, plus 1000 texts. Second, if we decide to get a plan together, is there an AT&T plan that would be reasonably priced for one android user and one iPhone user? FYI, my partner's bill specifically says "Unlimited iPhone data $30".
Our needs are basically:
Me: 1GB data, 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, prefer an Android phone
Partner: 1GB data, 2000/2500 minutes, unlimited texts, needs iPhone