Interested in Switching Cell Carriers, trying to figure out options
My Current Sprint Bill:
1500 Anytime minutes, Unlimited data, text
110- (22%)24.20 Employer discount = 85.80
+ 10 Premium Data for Line 1
+ 30 for Line 2
+ 30 for Line 3
+ 30 for Line 4
+ 16.14 Sprint Surcharges
+ 9.64 Taxes and fees
= Total = $211.58
Line 1 = Samsung Galaxy S4, contract just ended, need to decide to upgrade if keeping sprint, or....
Line 2, 3, 4 = Galaxy S5, 11 Months left in contract.
Pooled Data Usage the last 6 months:
Average = a little under 5GB
Highest Months over the past year = 7.5GB
(two of the lines account for 90% of the data usage). I think if I actually got reliable data in more spots more would get used, so I think 9-10GB pooled should be a decent guess (BUT since a chunk of that is pandora/spotify/tunein type stuff, for t-Mobile as I understand, that is included unlimited, so I might require less data.)
Average number of minutes = 1200, have gone over 2000 minutes but no overages thanks to wi-fi calling)
Switched jobs lately, discount information through this employer:
ATT = 17%, details:
"Discount may vary monthly and applies only to the recurring monthly service charge of qualified voice and data plans (unless otherwise provided in Business Agreement), not overages. Minimum monthly service charge, additional AT&T services, or other eligibility requirements may apply. "
"Service discounts are not available with unlimited voice plans. For Family Talk, discount applies only to primary line. For all Mobile Share plans, discount applies only to the recurring monthly plan charge of plans with 1GB or more, not to additional monthly device access charges. Discount may take up to two bill cycles after eligible confirmed and will not apply to prior charges. Discount is applied after application of any available credit and may not be combined with other service discounts. "
Verizon = 19%. Couldn't find the exact terms + details, only "19% off eligible plans"
T-Mobile = 15% Advantage discount, but only on individual plan, not family one.
Sprint = 23%, details: Discount only applies to the data service charge for Sprint Family Share Pack and Unlimited, My Way. Discount is not available with no credit check or Cut Your Bill in Half offers or Mobile Hotspot add-on. Discount may also apply to select previously available services where specified.
Here are what I believe my options are.
ATT = 15GB Mobile Share Value plan = 100, -17emp. disc, +60 for 4 lines = 143 + taxes/fees
Verizon = 12GB = 80, -19% emp disc, + 80 for 4 lines = 144.80 + taxes/fees
Tmobile = $120 for 6GB per line (is the data pooled between all or is it individual?) + taxes/fees
Do my estimations look ok? Also I know I didn't take into account the device fees (I don't plan on leasing, would prefer to buy the device outright, probably not iphones), have reasonable flexibility on the phones, will probably look at the slickest deals and decide based on that..
Thanks in advance.