I have discussed in the past the fact that I have a killer deal on our cellphone plan. But lately I have noticed that I barely ever use the thing, and even when I do its not for anything that important. A text here, a quick call to a friend there….I might use about 60 minutes a month at most out of the 500 I have. My wife, on the other hand, uses hers all the time, and comes close to her minute limit every month.
The reason I do not use my cell anymore is because I work at home. Most of the calls I placed from the phone before was when I was commuting to work or out running errands. But now I do not commute anymore and my errands are a lot more contained to my immediate area. When we go somewhere, we always have her phone with us because my $200 Treo is sitting on the desk at home. It was very useful at one point, but now that I make my own schedule and do what I want, it is becoming more of an expense then it should be. BUT…here is my thinking:
We have two phones on our plan with Sprint, 1000 shared anytime minutes, unlimited weekend and night minutes, 1000 text messages, etc etc for about $55 per month. That is for both phone lines. Obviously I do not use my phone that much and canceling our plan and putting my wife on her own plan would save us a few bucks a month. Say we got her a $39.95 per month plan which would more than cover her minutes…with tax that would cost about $47. We pay $55 including the taxes, so it would only save us $8 per month and I would be without a phone for those few times that I might need it. I have made it without a car now for a few weeks, couldn’t I live without a phone. Sure I could…but I just don’t think it is worth it. The deal is so good that canceling it would be pretty stupid, no? Even if I don’t use the damn thing?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?