March 10, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Are you paying too much money to use your T-Mobile G1? The first phone to use Google Android is great and I’m sure you love it, but the price of using the G1 may outpace the value. A recent study in San Diego suggests that low-usage of monthly minute plans means that cell phone users are really paying $0.50 – $1.00 per minute, some even as high as $3.02. Paying that much for a phone is bad math in any economic conditions, and it’s especially bad in a recession.
BillShrink can help determine if you’re Android usage is overpriced. The website conducts a brief survey based on minutes used and monthly costs, then compares the value of that plan to other options on various carriers. Use your latest bill from T-Mobile to check the minutes used in the last billing cycle and decide if your current G1 plan is worth its cost. Remember to factor in your current data plan when comparing prices.