Generally speaking, the cheapest plans you can get cost around $10 per month, but that only gives you 250MB of data.
Next up are the plans that hover around the $20 per month to give you 1GB to 1.5GB of data per month. Keep in mind some of these are billed every 28 days, and don’t even include unlimited calls to out of network numbers.
At around the $30-50 mark are the 3GB+ plans, and we start to see ‘endless’ data plans. 3GB is still only 1.5 hours of HD video. Or, if you end up with an ‘endless’ data plan, you’ll be slowed to an unusable speed after you reach a certain GB allowance.
magine you’re stuck somewhere with no wifi, but you’re using your mobile to stream the big game live. There’s only a few minutes left, your team gets the ball, they’re about to score, and then- BAM! It’s the buffering wheel of death. You exceeded your data limit and you’re now being slowed to an agonisingly slow 1.2Mbps. The match might not be over, but your viewing of it certainly is.
At the top end of the plan scale, we see some pretty ludicrous pricing for plans that are still relatively limited. When you’re paying $70+ per month for a phone plan, the last thing you want to worry about is exceeding your usage limit.
In summary, the question you should ask yourself is not ‘How many GBs do I need?’ but ‘How fast do I want to go?’ Free yourself from the shackles of keeping track of your data usage and just go fully unlimited at the speed you need.