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Optimizing Cell Phone Plans: The Best Carriers, Deals, Plans, Insider Pricing, Insurance and More!

Optimizing Cell Phone Plans: The Best Carriers, Deals, Plans, Insider Pricing, Insurance and More!

Update: 2023-10-18
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#138: An exhaustive exploration of cell phone plans to help you make the right choice and get the best deal possible. Chris breaks down the best plans across different tiers from basic data to unlimited with international roaming. He also covers ways to get extra deals/discounts, as well as picking the best cell phone insurance.

Link to Full Show Notes: https://www.allthehacks.com/cell-phone-plans


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Resources Mentioned

All the Hacks:

Best Phone Plans: Website | YouTube

Mint Mobile: $15/mo for unlimited wireless on the nation's largest 5G network

US Mobile: Light, Kosher, Sharable and Unlimited Plans

Boost: Boost Infinite (Postpaid) | Boost Mobile (Prepaid)

T-Mobile: Magenta Max | Go 5G PlusGo 5G Next

Google Fi: The Unlimited Plus | The Simply Unlimited

Visible: Unlimited | Visible+

eSIMs: Airalo | Nomad eSIM

Crowd-Sourced Coverage Maps: CoverageMap.com

How To Use T-Mobile's Unlimited Phone Data On Your Computer


Full Show Notes

(03:47 ) Background Context from Chris

(05:25 ) The Research That Went into the Episode

(08:17 ) Types of Quality of Service Class Identifiers (QCIs)

(14:07 ) Leveraging eSIMs

(18:11 ) Top 3 Carriers

(20:55 ) Tier – Basic

(19:45 ) Tier – Not Unlimited But More Data

(28:36 ) Factoring in Taxes

(29:29 ) Tier – Unlimited Data

(36:38 ) International Roaming

(37:39 ) Features That Aren’t Supported by MVNOs

(40:40 ) Tier – Can Go International and Its Included

(44:18 ) T-Mobile Insider Pricing

(46:22 ) Hack: How to Use T-Mobile’s Unlimited Phone Data on Your Computer

(47:35 ) Chris’s Recommendations in Summary

(48:58 ) International Coverage for Canada & Mexico

(50:25 ) Countries Covered under Plans

(52:36 ) Deals, Discounts & Credits

(58:25 ) Free Trials

(58:57 ) Cell Phone Insurance


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Optimizing Cell Phone Plans: The Best Carriers, Deals, Plans, Insider Pricing, Insurance and More!

Optimizing Cell Phone Plans: The Best Carriers, Deals, Plans, Insider Pricing, Insurance and More!

Chris Hutchins