How many voice minutes do you use?
I am currently evaluating my voice plan...
I currently have 5 lines on my family plan. That plan has 1400 minutes/month plus I get a 200 minute bonus from something some time ago - total of 1,600 mintes. And we don't use very many at all.
I'm with AT&T who offers a number of options like free nights & weekends, free mobile-to-mobile like all of the carriers. But AT&T also offers the following:
- Rollover minutes - bank unused minutes from each month for up to 12 months for use at any time to cover overages.
- Mobile to Any Mobile minutes - with a family texting plan, AT&T gives you unlimited calls from your mobile to ANY other mobile device on ANY other US carrier.
- A List minutes - free calls to any pre-defined number that you specify, up to 10 phone numbers.
On average over the past 6 months, I've used 316 paid minutes per month out of 1,600 possible minutes. My rollover balance is up to over 9,400 minutes.
My problem is this, if I cut back on plan minutes, the other freebie items start disappearing... for example, the 1,400 minute plan is the lowest that includes the A List minutes (which has averaged over 800 minutes each month) ... and if you change your plan to less minutes, AT&T makes you forfeit all rollover minutes above the monthly allotment for the new plan (i.e., if I change to a plan with 700 minutes/month, my rollover balance drops to 700 minutes)... so you can't build up a bank and then drop down and use 'em up.
So I'm curious... how many minutes do you use each month?
- 06-14-2012, 03:29 PM #2
AT&T - 5 Lines
actually when i went from 1400 minutes to 700 minutes they let me keep 5000 out of my 11000? rollover. now there was a tremendous amount of *** kissing and ego stroking that occurred but they made it happen haha
i have 5 lines as well and we get close to the 700 minutes but the rollover always saves me. also, i know for a fact the free mobile to any mobile has saved me a lot of headaches too
- 06-15-2012, 08:41 AM #3
I have 450 anytime minutes plus unlimited any mobile to any mobile calling and unlimited texting thrown in for free with that plan. I got a Verizon employee plan because the girl that sold me my first Verizon phone was my sister's best friend. With the unilimited AM2AM calling, I use about a thousand minutes a month because everyone I know has a cell phone. Out of my 450 minutes, I use maybe 10.
- 06-15-2012, 09:19 AM #4
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- 06-15-2012, 09:39 AM #6
My billing cycle ends on July 2nd and I've only used 87 minutes out of 1400 shared with my teen son. most of the numbers I frequently call or are called from our free. Wow! I suppose I need to revisit the available plans, huh?
Just Me, D
- 06-15-2012, 10:29 AM #8
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