Weekend Open Forum: How much is your cell phone bill?

By Shawn Knight
Jun 1, 2012
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  1. For £10 ($15) a month get 250 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited mobile Internet... (sim only deal)
  2. philippines.
    globe telecom.
    prepaid.
    samsung galaxy y gt5360, 3g, wifi n, android 2.3.6 gingerbread.

    250 pesos prepaid load every two months.

    rarely make any voice calls, hardly send any sms.
    rare voice calls done thru viber app over wifi/wimax.
    (wimax plan up to 512kbps, ~795 pesos per month)
    (~43 pesos = 1 u.s. dollar)
  3. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 423   +19

    about Rs 35/- a month.
  4. Scshadow

    Scshadow TechSpot Maniac Posts: 304   +25

    Straight Talk BYOD via straight talk branded at&t sim. $45 Unlimited talk and text with advertised unlimited data. Officially they say you won't get cut off as long as you don't tether. I'm not willing to test them though. Still an incredible value even though I keep my usage under 2GB. I get H+ service with 3 Mbps down on average. I need to try other roms and radios on my android phone cause it can do faster.
  5. Prepaid - ~$40/month free evenings (6pm) and weekends + 2500 texts/month, no data.
  6. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Around 25 euro/month for 1000 minutes in local network, 180 minutes national and international land lines, 130 other national networks. No SMS and no data.
  7. I pay $15 per month for a pre-paid phone through Verizon. I set up the payments to re-occur each month using their website to eliminate any service interruption. It only offers about 300 minutes per month, but I only use it for urgent phone calls when I am not at the office or not at home. Also, I programmed the ringer so I know who is calling. I let everyone else go to voice-mail and then use my landline to pick up my messages.
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,568   +47

    I'm coming in at about £10 a month at the moment. I hardly use my phone.
  9. PC nerd

    PC nerd TechSpot Booster Posts: 314   +34

    Work pays for broadband and landline.

    I'm antisocial, so I don't use my credit much. £10 every few months is enough to keep me in contact with my few friends.
  10. I pay the amazing amount of 0€! Yes, zero euros! It's one of the perks of working for Portugal's biggest telecom company.
  11. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    One phone is Verizon prepaid $50 monthly for unlimited talk, text, data.
    Second phone is iPhone 3GS paid for by work.
  12. T-Mobile
    My wife and I pay 110 a month. 2 Android phones.
    750 shared mins, T-Mobile to T-Mobile free, 0 Text, 200 MB data for each line.
    Thinking of changing the carrier.
  13. Nicragomi

    Nicragomi Newcomer, in training

    Verizon Family Plan

    - 4/5 Lines
    - 1400 Minutes
    - Unlimited txt
    - Unlimited Mobile to Mobile
    - Unlimited Data (3G/4G)
    - $230 a month
     
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903   +71

    Sprint Family Plan

    - 4 / 5 lines
    - 1500 Minutes
    - Unlimited Text
    - Unlimited M2M
    - Unlimited Data
    - $185 / Mo.

    I'm using Google Voice to call Canada from the States for free.
  15. sqstultz

    sqstultz Newcomer, in training

    SPRINT: We pay $230/month- (4) smartphones plus (1) tablet, that's five devices. Sprint Everything Data Family Share 1500 mins, UNL txt, UNL data. We also get a 10% discount for being a member of a credit union. Just ask Sprint for the discount!
  16. Issun

    Issun Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    This month so far, 1.5 USD. Mostly thanks to iMessage.
  17. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 784   +85

    Got a mystery bill from at&t for $1000. Never had a phone since >_>
  18. drfan

    drfan Newcomer, in training

    Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro and Nokia N97

    I have two prepaid numbers for talk (almost 90% of phone users in my country use prepaid). One with more than 5,000 minutes external call (to any other network), almost unlimited internal call (same network) which has life time of more than 10 years. Another number with about 15,000 minute to any network that can be used for around 25 years. Cost me $1,500-2,000 to top them up once but I won't have to pay any penny for the phone bill for the next 5 years at least.

    3G data is dirt cheap in my country. I use 4 numbers for data only. Each number has 30G/month at the cost of $2.5/month for each. In total, they give me 120G/month at the cost of $10.
  19. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 768   +47

    We all pitch on a family plan with 1 smartphone and 2 cell phones.

    1,400 minutes shared(I never use more than 50)
    Unlimited text
    3gb data.

    $75/m
    Our bill is ~$165/m but I pay the biggest chunk of change since I'm the only one with a smartphone. I have ATT
  20. £30 a month for a Galaxy S II with 500 minutes (any network), 5000 texts, 1GB data and 2000 same-network minutes. This plan is about a year old though.

    £29 a month for an HTC One X with 1000 minutes (any network), 5000 texts, unlimited 3G data and 2000 same-network minutes.

    Can't believe how much the US companies charge to be honest...
  21. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    ATT prepaid $8.33/month. Have Ooma "free" internet home phone service (actually $3/month for taxes) which I use for most of my calls.

    Brother has a Tmoble Android prepaid smartphone for $45/month unlimited voice, unlimited text, 300 meg data (unlimited with wifi).
  22. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Ok as someone who sells cellphones and plans, let me give all of you a bit of advice. CALL YOUR CARRIER AND RENEGOTIATE YOUR CONTRACT!!!!! You would be surprised how many ppl just lay back and accept the price they pay. CHECK IF THE COMPANY YOU WORK FOR HAS A DISCOUNT ON YOUR CELL BILL. Many ppl do not realize that depending on who you work for you could get as much as 25% off on your monthly bill. DONT FORGET TO GET INSURANCE!! The biggest problem the carriers have is ppl upgrade their phones and dont insure the 300-800$ phone they have just purchased. I see it so much, so many ppl ignore the fact that they have a mini computer in their hands if it is a smartphone. They ignore the insurance and 2-3 months later they are comming back to us crying that they broke their phone. Its sheer stupidity to NOT have insurance. Which would you rather pay? A little bit upfront or on your bill? Or the full retail price of a phone? Or pay the exit costs on your carrier plan which can be as high as 350$ plus the cost of the phone simply because you were either too stupid or cheap to protect yourself. I hope this helps a bit.
  23. penn919

    penn919 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 137   +10

    -Metropcs
    -Samsung Galaxy Attain
    - $40 per month
    -Unlimited phone calls
    -Unlimited Text
    -4G (up to 250mb before being throttled down)
  24. Scshadow

    Scshadow TechSpot Maniac Posts: 304   +25

    Or you could just not be a bumbling ***** and take care of your phone. Your assumption is that you will break a phone. What will I pay? Neither, because I don't do stupid ****. Besides, the phones you get back when you use warranty or insurance is a refurb. Screw that, the last time I dealt with warranty it took 4 exchanges to get one that worked. I swear people are so ignorant when using their phones. Don't walk and text. Don't try to multitask while you're on the phone. Really, its not that hard. Anyway, point is, insurance is stupid. I take care of my things and so the manufacturer's warranty is all I need.
  25. 75$ after tax.

    Rogers Canada.

    Iphone 4s

    1g data, unlimited text, free calls to my five(dont even have this set up), voicemail and callerID.


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