DO YOU REALLY NEED AN UNLIMITED DATA PLAN? IT’S TIME TO EVALUATEby elina John IT Expert
Unlimited plans are too captivating, but you should evaluate how much you need.
No doubt, the unlimited plans simplified the billing procedure for tons of people. The unlimited plans have been trending since 2017, and that gives an option to the internet users to avoid the hectic process of the billing. Even plans other than the unlimited plan are a bit expensive. In today’s era, video calls, multiplayer online games, sharing memes, audio/video files and streaming all media consumptions are the new world. But in all these things, it is reasonable to ask how much data in reality you required.
Some of the individuals may fear the over-consumption from their limited data and in that data, they bought the unlimited plan, but in reality, you didn’t need this much data. If you want to buy an unlimited plan from any internet service provider in the united states, you may need to pay $70 at T-Mobile and more than this at AT&T and Verizon.
Some individuals are thanking Google Fi bills as they are providing the bill of how much you are using your internet because of this pandemic. Most of the individuals are staying at home that is responsible for the low data usage, and this is happening dramatically and saving lots of money. It is the perfect example that you don’t need an unlimited plan. Some people aren’t able to consume all the mobile data.
But what is the perfect solution when all the three major carriers in your area are offering unlimited plans? Then it will be a better option to have a prepaid plan. But that prepaid word stops the discussion as you don’t know in advance how much data is required. Still, if you want to go for the prepaid data plan, then you can watch your previous usage of the data as in the past few months your usage hasn’t changed yet. That’s why you need to consider it while buying any pack.
According to your previous data usage, if you consume more than 10GigaByte of data in a month, then go for the unlimited pack. If you are loving the unlimited pack and can pay the excess amount without worrying about the excess data charges, then it is pretty good for you. But there are tons of individuals who switched to the unlimited plans because their respective data provider doesn’t give them an option.
The other part of the plan is having or not having the multi-line plan. If you are using any multiple-line plan, then the carriers of the United States are offering that can cut the cost in such a way that provides interesting offers like prepaid plans. But when you are sharing any plan with family or friends, then the plan will help you quite interestingly, but it feels independent of being billed for your internet usage.
So, you can see towards prepaid. If you think that the word “prepaid” word is negative or lower the quality, then you are wrong. There is no issue in choosing the prepaid plans. You will get the same data speed, and quality either it is uploading or downloading speed. Even you will pay for what you are using, which is quite a good thing.
There is no issue in choosing the post-paid or billing plans. Most of the carriers offer auto-pay service or also give service for the prepay for six months/year without any tax or fees.
There are lots of things that are usually offered by prepaid carriers. They are providing some ultra-low-cost prepaid plans that may provide 12 Gigabyte of data in a month for just $30. If you want a T-Mobile’s plan then you will get 10GB of data for $40 and for Verizon’s 16 GB data plan you may need to spend at least $45. Just check all the data plans provided in your area at a cheaper rate.
It will be a great option if you choose to pay what you use. It may also help you in preventing you from the big bills due to internet usage, which is the main reason for the switching of a large number of people into the unlimited plan.
With choosing a prepaid plan, it is obvious that you will lose some of the features like offline or in-store customer care support, but when you save hundreds of dollars in a year, then these things don’t matter.
If you want to continue with the same plan, there is no other option for you. You can enjoy your unlimited plan and always pay more than the actual usage. All the options are open for you, choose wisely, save it or spend it.
Elina John is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Microsoft products at office.com/setup.
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