To cut to the quick, I've been wanting to see where I can save money in my phone bill. Currently I have a Verizon data plan that gives me 4gigs each month. Got this grandfathered from when I got the contract years ago as the price I'm paying now, they would only offer 2gigs monthly. Last time I spoke with somebody from Verizon, my bill is the least expensive data plan they offer. Which sucks because they charge me $115 a month for it. One of the main reasons I have Verizon is mostly because of the coverage in my area. Verizon has good signals out in Northwest Ohio where I live and those I've seen with AT&T phones here get jack for signals. Though I've yet to hear anyone with T-Mobile or Sprint has to say about using their phones here.
One option I've considered is getting a prepaid phone. However if you've seen Verizon's offers for pre-paid phones they rip you off. Not even giving you a gig of data for 45 bucks a month. Straight Talk at least gives you 2 gigs for $45 monthly. So yeah I've considered Straight Talk, however I've heard some stories of dropped calls often and data speeds being highly erratic. I do enjoy having internet anywhere I go but I am conservative with it. I always use WiFi when I have the option. If anything I use data the most when I need to use my phone of GPS which I rely on a lot when I travel and need directions.
I'm curious if instead of getting a prepaid smart phone, if I should go to another carrier? Maybe I can save money and still get decent service in Northwest Ohio as opposed to something pre paid. Any advice? Thoughts? Just I really would like to save some money on my phone bill, but I still want something I can rely on for GPS needs.
Appreciate any advice folks might have.