You’re Probably Paying Too Much For Your Cell Service (This Guy Pays $24/Month)

David Edwards of Seminole, Fla., uses the smart phone he recently got when he switched over to Twigby from Verizon.Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2017.

Like everyone else, David Edwards has a cell phone. And like everyone else, his cell phone bill was bleeding him dry.

He’d been with Verizon for years, but he was tired of paying $185 a month for three lines. “And I didn’t even have a smartphone,” adds the 55-year-old marine science technician, who lives in Seminole, Florida.

Then his son told him about Twigby. The discount wireless carrier operates on the Sprint and Verizon networks and offers plans starting at $9 a month.

It was worth a try, right?

Is a $24/Month Cell Phone Bill Too Good to be True?

At first, Edwards felt hesitant about ditching Verizon. After all, he’d tried a number of discount carriers in the past, and it hadn’t always worked out. But that nagging $185 monthly bill finally pushed him to make the switch.

Now? Edwards pays $24 a month for his single line. He can hardly believe it.

“I used to pay an arm and a leg for the exact same service,” Edwards says. “I’m really happy with it.”

With Twigby, you get to build your own plan, so you only pay for what you need. Each plan includes unlimited text messages, then you choose how many minutes and how much data you need. Each plan also includes free Wi-Fi calling and texting.

Edwards pays $24 per month for unlimited minutes, unlimited texting and 500 megabytes of data. That’s for one phone.

If for some reason you go over your data use, you can bump yourself up to the next level. Or, if you don’t want to pay more, your phone will operate at 2G speeds until your bill cycle resets.

“You only pay for what you use,” Edwards says. “That’s very attractive.”

Bottom Line: You’re Probably Paying Too Much For Your Phone Service

Want to see if you could save some major money by switching to Twigby?

It takes less than a minute to see if your phone is compatible with the service. Just click “Bring Your Phone.”

Oh, and if you make the switch now, you can get an extra 25% off your first six months of service. Not bad, right?

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He’s clearly paying way too much for wireless service.