$30 per month iPhone 5 with unlimited text/data

I don’t usually advertise on my site, but I do advocate saving and investing, so I’m posting my personal experience with switching from AT&T to Virgin Mobile cell phone service. My close friend and colleague Dr. Markus Hitz has been a Virgin Mobile customer for several years, happy with their coverage here in Dahlonega, and very, very happy with their $20/month payLo 400 minute plan. After taxes/fees, he pays around $23/month for good coverage even here in the mountains.

Even with a 15% discount, I pay over $68/month with AT&T, and my iPhone 4 has been out of contract for almost two years. So, compared to me, I calculate that Markus has saved $45 per month for over 5 years, or more than $2,500 – of course, he has an older, non-smart phone. However, Virgin offers iPhone and Android plans from $30/month for 300 minutes and unlimited text/data (on automatic monthly payment, with no contract), or $40/month for a generous 1200 minutes of talk, and unlimited text/data (plans and discounts are linked here). If you don’t want automatic monthly payments, you have to pay the full $35/45, but I like the convenience and love the discount.

Virgin Mobile offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and they claim 4G LTE service even in Dahlonega, so I’m giving them a try for the next few weeks. I’ll post updates here as this test progresses.

About Bryson Payne

Author of Teach Your Kids to Code, Speaker, and Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Georgia.

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