Thread: Tips Triumph users: switch to \$25 dollar plan View Single Post
September 6th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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 Originally Posted by soleen Actually if there is a choice between: \$25 or \$45 per month it is very easy to calculate what is better: renew more often than once per month or switch to \$45/1200 minutes plan. Here is how to calculate: PLAN A: \$25 * 12 = \$300 / year PLAN B: \$45 * 12 = \$540 / year Difference: \$240 dollars. This means if you renew PLAN A on sum less than \$240 dollars per-year, it is better to keep \$25 per month. \$240 per year gives you \$240/\$25 = 9.6 renewals, or to keep it simple: 9 renewals. Therefore: Total time per month you can get with \$25 plan and still beat the \$45 is: (12months + 9extra renewals) * 300minutes / 12months = 525 minutes/month. If you use less than 525 minutes per month stick with \$25, if you use more, switch to \$45 plan.
The fun of math. I'll tell you the truth, I have used over 300 once ever since I started with VM my wife on the other hand has used her full 300 like 3 times. All I had to do was top her off with \$10 each time. I was with Sprint, then metro pcs. I figure I'm saving a ton, those were well worth the move.