If you haven't switched to the latest plan with your carrier, you might be overpaying / being gouged.  Earlier this year I investigated what Verizon had to offer and found out I was paying waaaay too much money.  After collaborating with family members we got 5 of us signed up under one plan and are saving hundreds of dollars a month now.  Family plans save $$$ folks.  And the plan differences between each carrier are not that drastic either.  Verizon and AT&T reign supreme.  Yes, more money, but you have superior service over the cheaper carriers.  Whoever is your carrier, do yourself a favor and take the time to see if you're overpaying and switch plans asap.

https://www.wired.com/2017/08/verizons-unlimited-data-plan-back-heres-compares-carriers
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by:Brandon Lyon
Verizon prices appear to have have dropped significantly while TMobile has increased. I used to pay way more than that for much less service when I had Verizon years ago.

Verizon and AT&T aren't the best places for Android though. Their Android devices have bad software bloat, rarely get software updates, and the hardware is usually outdated.
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by:Kyle Santos
Interesting.  I've never used Android with Verizon so good to know of your experience with them.
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by:Doug Walton
I switched my family off Verizon the first time Net Neutrality came around when I started to realize how much money they donate to causes I'm against.  We switched to Credo Mobile which we've been pretty happy with: http://www.credomobile.com/mission/home

Service isn't great in remote areas, but it works great in populated areas.  It runs of the Sprint network which has been expanding.
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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP
@Doug Walton: Yeah, but from the looks of it, Credo offers a pretty raw deal ($180 a month for 3 phones to share only 6GB of data).
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by:Kyle Santos
I switched my family off Verizon the first time Net Neutrality came around
This has been weighing on my mind.  If Net Neutrality is rolled back I will probably have to look into AT&T.  Or is AT&T also advocating for removal of Net Neutrality?
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by:Doug Walton
I think we're paying about $150 for 3 phones on the unlimited plan, but I'd have to double check.  We could be on some old pricing promo, too.

I think AT&T was also advocating for Net Neutrality's removal, but they didn't spend anywhere near as much as Verizon and Comcast.
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by:Kyle Santos
#firstworldproblems amirite?

We're paying $260 for 5 lines.
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