Recommendations for decreasing plan cost?
I am currently on Verizon paying $150/month for an individual phone plan with 450 minutes, unlimited text, and 20GB data (@10GB data price - $80)
I switched to Verizon about 8 months ago from Sprint, where I was paying $40 for 450 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data. Needless to say, I have gotten tired of paying $150/month when I have friends who are grandfathered into unlimited data with verizon for $40-$60/month.
Now, I have a friend who wants to purchase a Galaxy S3 today (contract is over), and we want to transfer him to my account and save some $$ on a family plan or the like. We are hoping for the following:
- Unlimited text
- 450-550 shared minutes
- 10GB-20GB shared data
- $150-$200/month total
After going into a Verizon store yesterday, it became apparent that a family plan would force us BOTH to pay well over a hundred dollars a month for less features than we have now, which doesn't make any sense to me. I don't know anyone who pays as much as I am currently paying.
It's $290 to break my contract, which is negligible compared to the amount I'll save if I go back to Sprint...
Also, I actually would like to purchase a Galaxy S3 myself, and it would be cheaper for me to break my contract and buy the S3 on a new contract than it would be to pay the full price. I would be happy to renew my contract for 2 years with Verizon if we could get a reasonable plan and I could purchase an S3 at the new customer/upgrade price.
Any suggestions? Thank you ahead of time for any help you guys can provide.