There’s lots of talk in the media about how addictive our mobile technology has become, and without a doubt, a smartphone has been firmly gripped in my hand for more than a decade now. But I can put it down anytime I’d like.
Regardless of my state of addiction, one thing I’m not keen on is the huge costs associated with feeding said addiction. So in the last couple of years, with AT&T tacking on extra costs to my grandfathered unlimited plans, I’ve switched to T-Mobile. But T-Mobile’s coverage in my particular corner of the world is rather spotty to downright awful. Which saw me return back to AT&T once they debuted new unlimited plans.
And now, I’m about to wave bye-bye to AT&T yet again. Only not really, since I’m switching to Cricket, which not only uses AT&T’s spectrum and towers but is also wholly owned by them as well.
The cons I know going in include throttled speeds compared to AT&T. The pros I know going in…well, cutting my cell phone bill by more than 50% while still maintaining unlimited data for three lines.
It sounds like a win-win, and it’ll be an interesting experiment if nothing else.