Friday, June 8, 2012

Cheap Smartphone and Cellphone Service!!!

I never thought I would say cheap and smartphones in the same sentence.  We have never had any sort of Internet service on our cellphones.  We (as in my husband) are way to cheap for that.  It was time to renew our contract with Verizon Wireless.  We wanted smartphones so bad but since our bill is already $120 a month (for 1200 shared minutes, 500 text and ZERO data), we weren't wanting to add another $60 a month to that bill.  $180 a month (for 2 phones) sounds a little crazy to me just to have the world wide web at my fingertips.  Plus my tight husband wasn't going to allow that to happen.  So he started asking people at work about what kind of cell service they had.  Several of the men told him to go with Page Plus.  They also told him to do it all through Kitty Wireless.  Now I know what you are thinking....what kind of company is named Kitty Wireless???  Well we decided to check in to it.  I was still very skeptical about using this business over the Internet but OMG this is awesome!!!!

Here are some things you would need to know:
1.  You can use any old 3G phone from Verizon.  It doesn't have to be a smartphone but you can't use 4G phones yet.

2.  There is NO CONTRACT!!!  Every 30 days you just go online and renew your plan.  It is so awesome that we aren't locked in to a company for another 2 years!

3.  You DO get to keep your current number.  You pay a one time fee of $14.99 to have your current number ported in to them.  You handle all that over the Internet.  Once they send you an email saying that your number has been ported, you go back on and purchase your plan.  They then set it up and activate it on your phone.  You don't have to do anything but give them your ESN number which is located on or under the battery on your phone.

4.  From what I've read, Page Plus uses Verizon towers.  Our service has been no different than when we were under a contract with Verizon.  But I also have to say that I think they may be picking up At&t towers too because my regular Verizon phone never picked up at my mom's but their At&t phones do....well yesterday when I had to run over there for something, my phone worked perfect!!!

5.  You have to find your own phone if you don't already have one.  I bought a Droid from a friend that had just updated their phones and my husband bought his Droid off of Ebay.

6.  Whenever I got confused while switching our phones over, I would email Kitty Wireless and they would respond super quick.  Like way quicker than any response you will ever get from your bigger phone companies.  It was a super easy and a painless process!  

7.  We started with the $39.95 (each phone) plan.  It has unlimited talk & text and 100mb of data.  I know that doesn't seem like a lot of data to some of you but for someone who has never had Internet on their phone, it is enough for now.  We just started with that plan to see how much data we will need.  There is also a $55.00 a month plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 1,000mb of data....but they just sent out an email saying that plan is about to stay the same price and the data is going up to 2,000mb a month.  They also have some awesome cheap plans for the "not big" cell phone users!

So right now we are saving $40 a month based on our regular plan and getting so much more than we got on our other phones.  We would have been paying twice that if we had smartphones with Verizon!   The only downfall I can find (which isn't the companies fault) is that I can't multitask and hold the droid to my ear b/c my face hits the touch screen and cuts off the calls:)  Oops!!  Oh and I have no idea how to use a smartphone but I'm learning!  We still get caller ID, voicemail, call waiting, etc....

I have to say again, I was very skeptical of it (especially the name Kitty Wireless) but I have been very impressed with the phone service and customer service.  If it is time to renew your phone contracts, just give it a try for a month.  You aren't obligated to anything and will love it!!!  We have only had these plans for about 3 weeks now but so far so good!!!

Just click here to go to Kitty Wireless!!!!

No one is paying me to do this.  I am just pleased with my new service and wanted to share the love!  Happy Friday everyone!!!!


  1. We are paying 180$ a month to Verizon just as you described. I agree -- it's absurd. I'll definitely check this out!!!

  2. My husband and I are thinking about going to straight talk. It's $45/ line. Unlimited talk, text, data. I have been with AT&T for almost 13 years but my bill is RIDICULOUS! I have to cut some things out of my budget

    1. We looked in to straight talk too. The only reason we didn't do it was b/c if you purchased the Droid for the pre paid phone plan, the service carrier was under Sprint, which doesn't pick up in our area very well at all. The other phones with Straight Talk were under either Verizon or AT&T but they weren't smartphones (which would have been fine with me:) It is crazy how much we spend just to have cellphones!!!!