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Unlimited data plans: Why it’s time to go unlimited

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Mobile data use is going up. Not down. You knew that. Maybe it’s time to think about whether your mobile phone data plan is right for you.

Unlimited data plans were once an expensive luxury. Today, they’re much more accessible and, if you’re tired of monitoring how much data you use, an unlimited plan may be a better fit. 

Here are some of the reasons an unlimited plan might make sense.

Things are opening back up

The last year or so has been rough. In more ways than we care to count.

We all spent an unusual amount of time at home. For many of us, this meant that we were around a Wi-Fi connection all the time. Being connected to Wi-Fi so often meant that our mobile data usage dropped and with it, our cell phone bills (well, depending on your provider). 

Thankfully, in America, the situation appears to be improving. We’re leaving our houses, blinking up at the sun and wondering what the “new normal” we’ve been hearing about is going to look like. We’re getting outside. Imagine that. 

A person taking pictures with their smartphone on the beach.
Photo by Andre Gaulin on Unsplash

There’s a lot of upside, but being away from Wi-Fi means we’ll be much more reliant on mobile data to do all the internet things we like to do on our phones. 

If you’re likely to be commuting again, shopping again and experiencing all the country has to offer, it could be time to be looking at unlimited data plans – to keep up with your lifestyle. 

Concerned about the cost? Don’t be. That too has changed.

Unlimited data plans are cheaper than ever 

Unlimited data plans used to cost an arm and a leg. Those days are gone.

Sure, getting unlimited data plans from the big guys may well put an appendage or two at risk, but people have way more options beyond the big guys these days. 

Mobile virtual networks operators, more commonly known as MVNOs, are able to offer service on the exact same networks as the major carriers, but at a drastically lower cost. MVNOs like Ting Mobile, but not just Ting Mobile. 

For a limited time, you can get the Ting Mobile Unlimited plan for just $25/month. Compare this to the prices of unlimited data plans from just a few years ago, and you’ll see how much times have changed.

The most obvious benefit of an MVNO is that you get the same coverage as the big guys at a much reduced price. Moreover, some MVNOs like, oh, I don’t know, Ting Mobile, offer better service with an app and online tools that let you take control of your account and amazing human-powered customer service the big guys can’t even imagine offering.

So maybe you can have your cake and eat it too; excellent service, great coverage, fast data, customer service when you need it and you get to keep all your limbs intact.

Modern technologies deserve unlimited data plans

With the rise of 5G, VR, streaming services, mobile gaming and a whole host of other capabilities, there’s a lot that you can do on your phone these days. These and other new technologies make increased demands on mobile data.

A smartphone displaying an online game screen
Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

There are plenty of ways to limit your data consumption. Things like downloading Netflix shows over Wi-Fi before your commute help, but only go so far. 

If you really want to be getting the most out of your phone and experience these new technologies to the max, an unlimited data plan is all but required. With unlimited data, you can scroll, search and stream to your heart’s content without worrying about running out of data or worse, overages, before the end of the month. 

If you’ve got a 5G capable phone, and want to take advantage of these higher download and streaming speeds, thenan unlimited data plan just makes sense. 

Now is the time to go unlimited 

Between the changing state of American life, the reduced cost of unlimited data plans and the ever-onward march of technology, there really has never been a better time to get an unlimited plan.

Remember though, despite what billions of dollars worth of advertising may tell you – don’t bother with the major carriers

There are much better options out there that will cost you less and give you more.