New Cell Phone Plans To Save Your Cable Company Money – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Perhaps you have seen advertisements for mobile phone services from companies that you usually don’t think of when it comes to mobile phones. More and more cable and broadband companies are offering cell phone plans, and like Consumer reports reveals, these plans can often save you money.
About five million people now get their cell phone service from a cable or broadband company.
Cable companies lease wireless capacity from major carriers and use Wi-Fi where possible to provide service, saving consumers money.
If you already get Internet service from Spectrum or Xfinity or any service offered by Altice’s Optimum or Suddenlink brands, adding a mobile phone plan to the plan could lower your mobile phone bill.
All three companies offer a phone line with unlimited calling, texting, and data for just $ 45 per month. And they offer flexibility, so you can subscribe to personalized data plans for each of your family members.
Consumer Reports says there are a few downsides to consider. Your service may be slowed down if network traffic is high, charges or taxes may not be included in advertised rates, and automatic monthly payments may be required. Consumer Reports says if money is tight, it could be a way to afford both cell service and wired broadband in your home.