There’s lots of talk in the media about how addictive our mobile technology has become, and without a doubt, a smartphone has been firmly gripped in my hand for more than a decade now. I got my first Blackberry in 2004. And my first iPhone in 2007. And my first Android in 2009. But I can put my smartphone down anytime I’d like.
It’s a Galaxy S8+, by the way. My current smartphone, I mean.
Regardless of my state of addiction, one thing I’m not keen on is the huge costs associated with feeding said addiction. So in the last couple of years, with AT&T continually increasing the cost of my grandfathered unlimited plans, I’ve switched to T-Mobile. But T-Mobile’s coverage in my particular corner of the world is rather spotty to downright awful. Which saw me return back to AT&T once they debuted new unlimited plans in 2017.
And now, I’m about to wave bye-bye to AT&T yet again. Only not really, since I’m switching to Cricket, which not only uses AT&T’s spectrum and towers but is also wholly owned by them as well.
The cons I know going in include throttled speeds compared to AT&T. The pros I know going in…well, cutting my cell phone bill by more than 50% while still maintaining unlimited data for three lines. And of course, using AT&T’s towers.
It sounds like a win-win, and it’ll be an interesting experiment if nothing else.