Have you seen all the commercials for the many cell phone companies and their offers for the $10 to add a line to your family plan? Sounds awesome doesn’t it? Well, I thought so too, until I added that $10 line and boy did it cost me!!!!Oh yes, it was only $01 to add a line but that is only the beginning. It is not an extra $10 a month to have the line, it’s the $10 plus the plan money as well.
I called 3-different cell phone companies as I did not believe the first one I called as I was “roped” in by the $10 ad-on commercial. Here is what happened to my bill once I added a second phone and put it on a shared family plan.
- My unlimited fee was $79.99 for my one phone and $8.99 a month for the insurance, $10 a month because it is a data phone. I always break my phone so I always use my insurance.
- I did get charged another $10 for the second phone addition, but the phone was “free” so that was cool.
- I did get a $10 break on my original phone bill so my unlimited went to $69.99, that was cool too so the $10 was a wash.
- I did get the second phone and a bigger bill to boot. What I got that I was not expecting…An additional $69.99 for the second phone, even though it is SHARING my first phones minutes. Another $8,99 for insurance (that is OK) and an additional $10 monthly fee because it is a data phone as well.
So now my bill is about double what I was paying before…so much for the $10 hoopla!
So beware…that $10 they advertise is just to get you through the door. That $10 multiplies like bunnies once you sign your contact with that other line. I got roped in and it sucks. I cannot afford my phone bill every month but needed a business line because we don’t have a land line anymore.
When my contract is up my second line will be on it’s OWN contract or prepaid. I will have a cheap no data phone, as the number does not get used hardly at all. I don’t need a smart phone. So in the long run it is cheaper to have to plans, that are separate for my business phone!