First, we are not big media users at our house.
We do not have cable, and we don't want cable.
We do, however, feel that we have to have a high-speed Internet connection.
We are paying about $55.00/month for that.
And then there's the phone. DH and I both have cell phones, but they get limited use. We prefer to talk on a land line due to potential radiation from the cell phones. So we are spending another $50+/month on our land line.
My cell phone is about $29/month for something like 60 free minutes (which I never use up in a month).
DH has a trac phone. It was pretty cheap. I think I paid $100, but then got enough minutes and air time to last us a year. So a little less than $10/month.
It seems crazy that we are spending almost $150/month on this stuff altogether!
Are there less expensive Internet connections out there? I'm thinking we don't need top-of-the-line high speed, since we are basically just surfing and checking email. Although I do like to upload high resolution photo to sites like Snapfish.
I'm thinking I could switch to digital phone and get a package deal for phone and Internet? Does anyone have something like this?
We're also thinking about dropping my cell phone plan and getting another trac phone for me. On the trac phone website, they say you can get one phone for $9.99/month and a second for only $6 extra/month.
However, we have found DH's trac phone to be a piece of junk. Half the time it doesn't even work! I'm not sure if this is the phone service or if we just have a cheap phone. In any case, we need a phone/plan we can rely on, in case there's an emergency.
Anyone have any experience with trac phones?
Thanks for any advice you have on this stuff!