Smart Options for Boomers at T-Mobile
This year has been a crazy year for our house. We have our last child off to college, another daughter got married and one of the married couples moved back home for a while since they were waiting to purchase a new home.
Life sure does change as your little ones grow up and fly out of the nest. I can remember days of wondering if they would ever learn to read and now some are homeschooling their own children.
Soon we were living through the teen years with five teenagers at once. Let’s just all admit those years were very challenging!
So now my husband and I more often than not have dinner alone, and enjoy just being together. We are looking at our vacations as time to go see the grans instead of planning large family trips.
My job is thankfully picking up steam and I travel several times a year to conventions and events. We are heading to Ireland in October, and I am so excited! This will be the first international trip that my husband will be traveling with me. He attended a couple of events last year and laughed when he was called Mr. SimplySherryl! Look at these smiling faces… No way this gran is not keeping in touch everyday on my smart phone.
Now that we are looking at retirement just over the horizon, we are considering ways we can save or reduce some of our expenses, such as our mobile phone and date plans. With as large a family as we are, we have always allowed a large chunk of our budget for this expense but now we believe we can substantially reduce this with the new plan from T-Mobile for those of us that are over the age of 55 years.
Wanting to know more about this new offer by T-Mobile, I headed over to the store today and spent a good amount of time reading the material and speaking with the associate on duty.
According the the program, now that my husband and I just need two phones (not the 7 on our current plan), we can get more and pay less.. umm.. YEAH sign me up!
And I don’t have to give up some of the special times with my little ones! Our Princess Allie and her brother Colton makes their way between the aunts and grandparents every night with their “faces” calls. I love these calls from them! The conversation may not be involved and I often have to ask their mom to translate, but the time is so special.
I also discovered that I won’t have to give up my data plan on my tablet while traveling. Not only can I add my tablet for only $10, I can also use the Gogo inflight wifi and texting even when I am flying on my trips.
Being a certain age has its privileges – at least with T-Mobile.
According to recent studies, other boomers like me love our mobile phones. I believe the percentage of boomers was close to 74% that have a smartphone. Personally, I can’t think of anyone my age or older that are not using one. There are just so many ways to use them to keep in touch and of course for safety reason. I would not want to be in the 26% that do not use smart phones!
Studies also show that the boomers age bracket actually uses almost as much data as the Millennials age group? That surprised me, but studies show that boomers spend an average of 149 minutes a day on our smartphones while the Millenials spend and average of 171 minutes each day on theirs. I will let you in on a secret.. they didn’t ask me to fill out the survey. My usage would have blown the curve!
I am on my phone before I get out of bed in the morning. Between the calls from my crew and their crew, to the texts and photo sharing; my phone should probably be installed on me as a permanent attachment. Shhh.. maybe then I wouldn’t be wandering around looking for it as often as I am for my coffee cup.
T-Mobile recently announced their new plan called, T–Mobile ONE™ Unlimited 55+ which offers both new customers and existing customers age 55+, two lines of T–MobileONE ~ America’s best unlimited network for only $60.00 and that includes the taxes and fees when using the Autopay program. I like the autopay program because I don’t have to worry about my phone bill when traveling.
With this new program, my husband and I can lower our monthly mobile phone and data cost to just $60.00 a month. Yep, you read that correctly! $60.00 for BOTH of us! We also get to keep and even improve on all the goodies (bells & whistles) we need in order to stay connected with our family as they spread their wings.
The plan includes unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data along with the T–MobileONE benefits, making T–Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ a super fantastic deal. It really is a no brainer for us since we are looking at reducing the number of phones on our plan.
Here are some of the coolest features in this new plan:
Simple Global: unlimited text and data roaming and low flat-rate calling in 140+ countries and destinations
Mobile Without Borders: use your device in Mexico and Canada like you’re at home. Our trip to Ireland takes us to Canada for a full day of site seeing so I am going to use this feature for sure!
Gogo Inflight: get unlimited texting all flight long and 1 free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights. I travel a lot and just hate to pay for inflight wifi. You can bet I will be able to get a lot of work done on my upcoming trips.
DIGITS: use up to five numbers on one device, or use one number on multiple devices. This means I can use my other numbers on this device too, like my smart phone and tablet.
Mobile Hotspot: connect all your devices to the internet with included tethering data
Un-contract: only you have the power to change the price you pay
Carrier Freedom: help cover your switching costs
T–Mobile Tuesdays: get thanked with free stuff every week just for being a customer. I love free goodies and treats, don’t you?
T-Mobile has found a new and better way for those of us that have reached a certain age.. to keep doing the things we love.
T–Mobile is redefining mobile service and helping us stay connected with our family. They have dubbed themselves the “Un-carrier” because they have put an end to the standard two-year contract and have made unlimited data the industry standard.
This new program for those 55+ as well as their other programs, has broken down the old way of mobile service and because of these major changes, has forced AT&T and Verizon to change the way they do business too. According to OpenSignal’s latest State of MobileNetworks report, which looks at five BILLION real world network measurements, T–Mobile’s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network is not only fastest, but also most responsive, and T–Mobile customers get an LTE signal more often than customers of any other major wireless company. T–Mobile delivers outstanding wireless experiences to more than 69.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value.
If you are 55+, you should seriously take advantage of this offer soon..like today!
New customer like us, you know, age 55 and older, can simply stop by your local T–Mobile store to sign up. If you have T-Mobile but are on a different plan, you can still get the T–Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ simply by calling 1.800.TMOBILE, going to www.t–mobile.com or visiting your local retail store.
Join in the conversation on social media using #UNLIMITED55 on Facebook and Twitter. And for all the details and information you need to start saving money with this new offer, visit the T-Mobile website.
This post is sponsored by T–Mobile. All opinions are 100% my own.