Remember when your cellphone bill was $30 a month? What if I told you that you could get that same price for unlimited talk, text and data on your iPhone? It’s easy, too. The first and most important step is to sign up for a T-Mobile prepaid plan. For $30 a month, T-Mobile offers 100 minutes of talk, unlimited texts, and unlimited data. Only the first five gigabytes of that data is at 4G speed, but using Wi-Fi networks will ensure you almost never go over that 5 gig cap. Next, sign up for a Google Voice number. Worried about having to remember a new number? Don’t be. Google Voice lets you automatically forward all calls from your old number to your Google Voice number. Finally, download the Talk-a-tone app, which lets you log into your Google Voice account to make calls and send text without using minutes. Between Talk-a-tone and FaceTime, you’ll never have to worry about minutes again. Unlimited talk, text and data for less than the cost of dinner? Sign me up!
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.