I've decided that I need a smartphone. Almost everyone I know owns either an iPhone or a nice looking Android, and even though I know I don't need internet wherever I go, I'd like to have all the apps and such. However I'm currently on a Sprint family plan and if we were to upgrade to a family data plan, this would cost us significantly more. One alternative is that I switch to an individual data plan, but that is $80/month, a bit pricey in my opinion. So I did some research today on cheaper alternatives, and I discovered that if I switched to Virgin Mobile, I could buy a phone for $150 and pay only $35/month for unlimited data.
The catch? I fail to see one. And that worries me. The coverage seems fine, and based on the reviews for Virgin Mobile, their service has more thumbs up than thumbs down. There must be something that allows them to make their service much cheaper, right?
I was hoping some of you tech wizards could advise me if this idea is a good one or not. Because right now I see nothing wrong with it and may go ahead with the idea. If all fails, I'd stick with Sprint and get an LG Rumor Touch. Which I'd rather not do.