I really got to thinking last night after I read the artice on Android and Me giving reasons to switch to prepaid service. I’ve been debating about this since my contract is up in a few months and I’m probably just going to be buying Nexus phones from here on out from the Google Play Store. I currently pay $137/month on AT&T for my wife and I. We basically have unlimited minutes (rollover) and 2GB data and unlimited texts. Looking at the prepaid options, I think I would have to get a $60/month plan, which would come out to $120 for both of us. Considering that she is going to want the new iPhone when it comes out (I’ve already tried to convert her) and the fact that the next Nexus phones will almost undoubtedly have LTE, I’m probably just going to stick with AT&T. No contract sounds nice and going against the carriers would be good, but I think in my situation staying where I am makes sense. I’ll just have to buy a phone on contract and sell it. Paying the extra fees and taxes of a postpaid plan is annoying, but I think that’s just something I’ll have to live with.
It’s very cool that these prepaid plans are actually a viable option now, plus with Google selling Nexus phones directly now, I think a good number of people will switch over.