In order for me to make the budget balance I have recently realized that I needed to give up the expensive cell phone bill. I don't know at what point my bill crept up to $190 for 3 phones. I was the only one with a smart phone so who knows what I was spending it on.
I have researched several prepaid options. My Mom has decided to go back to her Tracfone, she barely uses it so it really is a pretty good fit for her. For Riley, he uses it rarely and now that he has his iPod, he really just uses it for talking to his Dad and sending a few text messages. I finally decided on Net 10 with their $25, 750 minute plan. This 750 would be either minutes, text, or internet. We are going to try this plan out for him. I think we might be able to downgrade to the 200 minute plan for $15.
Mine I struggled with the most. I finally went with Boost Mobile after much debate. Their plan is $55/month. In each 6 month increment if you make on time payments, your bill will shrink $5 up to a total of $15. After 18 months my bill will shrink down to $40. This gives me unlimited minutes, text, and web.
I debated forever on what phone to get. I went with a LG Venice.
Oh well, when I am on budget and have money in the bank I will start feeling much better about myself. I need to be a grown up and do the responsible thing.