Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions from financial expert Clark Howard. I pay $ 45 a month for unlimited T-Mobile service. I heard that Mint Mobile only costs $ 30 a month and that they own T-Mobile, should I switch? Paul from Massachusetts asks, “I am a T-Mobile customer. I pay $ 45 a month for unlimited service. When I heard Clark say that Mint Mobile was offering unlimited service for $ 30 a month, I immediately called T-Mobile and asked if they would match that. They declined, but offered a one-time $ 30 credit on my next bill. “I would rather stay with T-Mobile because I have been with them for over 20 years, but I don’t see the need to pay a higher price for the same service. What is your opinion and suggestion?
Clark’s take on whether or not you should switch from T-Mobile to Mint Mobile
Clark says, “You are obviously a very loyal person staying with a phone provider for over 20 years. It’s hard for me to tell you to do this, but if you switch to Mint Mobile and it works well for you, then you’re saving $ 180 a year for their unlimited plan. ” The beauty of changing cell phone plans without a contract is that “you always have the option to go back to something when something new doesn’t work for you,” he says. But there is another alternative that Clark likes too: Visible Wireless. Visible offers an unlimited data plan with no fees for $ 40 per month. If you sign up for Party Pay, you can add friends, family, and even strangers to a plan, each paying just $ 25 a month. Visible is from Verizon, so you’ll benefit from the same old 4G LTE and 5G networks.