Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know About.
Here’s how to cut the cost of your cell service in half without changing carriers.
Ever been somewhere with the kids and wanted to pretend they weren’t yours? That’s apparently how the big four cellphone providers feel about their offspring. They don’t mind them being both seen and heard, but they’d prefer you not know they’re associated with them.
They’re called sub-brands or discount carriers, and AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all have them. So it’s time to shed some light on these family members, because they hold the key to substantial savings on your cellphone bill.
Here’s a list of discount brands offering service with the big four carriers:
|Major Brand||Discount Brand|
|T-Mobil||Go Smart Mobil|
Why a subbrand?
The subbrands use the same towers and systems as the major brands, but at a lower price and with no contract. Although you should check first, the parent network phone should be compatible with the subbrand service. If not, buy a good used phone or a new one that’s unlocked and compatible.
As we explained in 4 Steps to Cut Your Cellphone Bill in Half, phone prices are dropping, so there’s no longer any reason to be locked in a contract for an extended period of time simply to get a subsidized phone. Discounters typically offer phones for less than $100.
SaveOnPhone.com says these “secret cellphone plans” can save consumers 6o percent to 75 percent off their monthly bills.
There are other providers using the major networks, companies such as FreedomPop, TPO, and Republic Wireless. You can search plans free at Money Talks News.