The above numbers are my cell phone bills till last month
Cutting on recurring expenses will save you more money over time. Even if you save $10 a month, you’ll end up saving $120 in a year. That’s why it’s important to tackle recurring expenses first when trying to reduce the spending.
Phone bill is one such expense that’s hard to reduce considering the limited options available in the market. However, there is a good news for you. Google is offering Project Fi that’s such an inexpensive option to expensive carrier options available in the market. The best part of Project Fi is, you don’t need to compromise on your smartphone usage to save money.
I was using a major cell phone carrier before and I had been paying around $100 a month cell phone bill and the frustrating part is, I have to pay for the data I was not using. Almost a year ago, Hubby insisted I try Project Fi even though I was very hesitant to try it.
I was using iPhone at that time and never used Android phones before. I was unsure whether I’ll like it. Since Hubby insisted and I wanted to reduce our monthly cellphone bill, I went ahead with Project Fi. Oh Boy, now I’m so glad I did. I’m currently paying less tan $27 per month.
I also LOVE my Nexus 6P phone. In my opinion, it’s so much better than the iPhone I was using. I love the photo clarity and almost all the pictures you see in this blog are taken by my Nexus phone.
Project Fi is running a $20 off promotion on your first bill. Use my code OCW15F for $20 discount of your first bill.
Now let me tell you, even without this promotion I was planning to write this post. It’s just that this promotion came at the right time.
Pros and Cons of Project Fi:
- $20 basic plan with unlimited domestic talk and text
- $10/GB data
- You pay only for the data you use. For example, If I used only 100MB that monthm I’ll pay only $1 for my data that month.
- You can add additional members in the group plan for just $15 a month
- No contract necessary
- You can use it with your existing iPhone
- Can be used even when you travel internationally. International date cost is same as $10/GB
- Partnered with 3 4G LTE carriers for the network. So, you wouldn’t see any disruption in network (I didn’t have any issues with network in the last 1 year)
- Unlimited international texting
- International calls at cheaper rate. I’d still recommend you try these cheap international calling options
- Wonderful customer support. I hardly waited more than 1 minute to connect with them and I always used their Chat option.
You need to buy a separate phone that supports Project Fi (trust me, it’s soo worth it when you can save $70 a month easily) – I bought Nexus 6P and I soooo LOVE the phone. To use Project Fi, you need a Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Nexus 6 (North America versions).– EDIT TO ADD on 4/18/2017: You can use your existing iPhone if you have one. I’m currently using my iPhone 6s without any problem. Even the Project Fi support team confirmed that you can use Project Fi with iPhone.
- Not available in all Zip codes. Check to see if you live in a zip code they offer service
Note: If you decide to use my referral code above, you get $20 off of your first month bill and I get $20 off on my bill as well.