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How many minutes on your phone?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
After paying the cell bill at work today I was surprised to see that some people spend close to 3000 mins a month on the phone. He also spends a lot of time on landlines - so we worked out he spends 70 hours a month on the phone

My cell has 300 mins pooled with 500 on my BF's (so total of 800) (and free calls to each other) we use them for his business and always thought they were high usage - but this is for 1 person!

How many mins do you spend on the phone per month?
post #2 of 24
Hubby and I share a plan ya know the "family plans". We share 700 minutes per month. We actually use between the two of us 150 per month. We have over 10000 "rollover" minutes on our plan as well.
post #3 of 24
i dont really call on my phone much, more for emergencies or interviews. but i'm addicted to text messaging, so much my thumb developed rsi a few months ago (when i was in a crisis with my other half and was smsing constantly) but i cant type with my other hand to let it rest....trying to be the opposite is weird!

i can afford to sms so much because i top up my pre-paid card with $49 and i get an extra $180 credit free! (only prob is i have to use it up in a month which isnt enough time and it doesnt rollover, but if i top up with $20 or $30 then i have 2 months which is too much time!!!)


CONFUFFLING!
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Our minutes don't roll over (but we do have minute pooling between the whole company) and I spent an hour changing all the plans today because we all needed more minutes
post #5 of 24
John & I share 1200 minutes- these are our only phones, we don't have a landline.
post #6 of 24
I have 2 cell phones... I share a family plan with my parent's on Verizon... I only talk to mom on it..I also have a Metro PCS. It's unlimited so I don't count the mins
post #7 of 24
300 anytime and 1000 night and weekend... I will be going to the 200 minutes since I dont talk much
post #8 of 24
I have 600 minutes and unlimited nights and weekends.

I rarely use the phone anymore though...most of my friends have moved out of the state, so we just communicate by email.
post #9 of 24
I forget how many we ehave but its not enough between the 3 of us. I have gone over a lot in the last 2 months!
post #10 of 24
I share a family plan with 1400 minutes on it, between the 4 of us. I spend most of the time on the phone, during the night or weekends anyway when it's free, so I save alot of minutes that way.
post #11 of 24
To get voicemail includeed I had to take the plan with 600 minutes plus I'm sure there are unlimited minutes too. I don't use that much anyway. I'm hoping that my provider has another special for nationwide calling that I would like to switch too.
post #12 of 24
I'm a real cell phone "in case of emergency" type person at the most I might rack up 100 minutes on it a month. People normallly just call my land line or work number.
post #13 of 24
My plan is for 500 minutes per month, unlimited nights & weekends, plus all incoming calls are free to me. I also have Direct Connect, as I am a Nextel customer, and most of my biker friends use the walkie-talkie feature. THat's one of the reasons I went with Nextel.

Before I switched to the unlimited incoming, I did go slightly over once in a while, but since I switched, this plan has been perfect for me.

I pay about $60 a month.
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah, we have unlimited Direct Connect too so our mins don't include them
post #15 of 24
I have a family plan with my ex's cousin and we have 500 mins to share a month, with free weekends, weeknight and mobile to mobile.... I use about 100 peak mins a month, but i also have a house phone that i use the maority of the time, celly is mainly for emergencies and for peopel to get ahold of me when not at home (very rare) the cousin's plan expires in July and he is probably going to a different provider so I'll get the 300 minute/month plan, and probably won't use it all.... I'm actually thinking of going pre-paid since I use it so little
post #16 of 24
I use to have a 600 minute plan. But I cut it back to 300 because I only ever use around 250 a month. And we do not have a land line. So I save a lot of $ that way.
post #17 of 24
My plan is for 200 minutes a month with unlimited nights starting at 9:00 and unlimited weekends.

I use at best 125.
post #18 of 24
I work for a cellphone provider and I am amazed at the amount of time, that some people spend on their cells. In a normal month, I use about an hour, which is why I have a pay-as-you-go phone - I only pay for what I actually USE and unused dollars roll over.

Recently, I had a customer with over 6000 minutes of usage, in only TWO WEEKS. That comes out to about 4 days spent on the phone. WHEN does this guy sleep?

Text messaging is also a biggie. I've seen bills with over 1000 text messages. At 15 cents each, that's $150. I don't NEED to communicate with ANYONE that badly.
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
I have unlimited text and lets just say that if I did pay for unlimited text, my cell provider would make a fortune off me.

I can't tell for sure how much they use because they swap phones all the time (we have several phones with different area codes to help with the long distance charges)

and don't even get me started on the extra MB because they though the smaller email/web plans were enough for them!
post #20 of 24
my DH and i have a shared plan. 2 cells, with an 800 minute plan. we also have free sprint pcs-to-pcs calling on ours. that eliminates most of the minutes we pay for. most of our family has sprint. we don't have a land line either. we just aren't changing anything because our contract will be up this summer, and we don't know if we're sticking with sprint or changing.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
I work for a cellphone provider and I am amazed at the amount of time, that some people spend on their cells. In a normal month, I use about an hour, which is why I have a pay-as-you-go phone - I only pay for what I actually USE and unused dollars roll over.

Recently, I had a customer with over 6000 minutes of usage, in only TWO WEEKS. That comes out to about 4 days spent on the phone. WHEN does this guy sleep?

Text messaging is also a biggie. I've seen bills with over 1000 text messages. At 15 cents each, that's $150. I don't NEED to communicate with ANYONE that badly.
Mine is similar. I pay $20 and have to add another 20 dollars every 3 months, so I'm paying 7 dollars per month, and I have never had to add money sooner. Don't use the cell phone much at all. (don't use my other phone much either).
I've seen those people who use the 6000 minutes. The phone is glued to their ear--in the car, in stores, restaurants (I hate that) And I especially hate hearing both sides of other people's conversations with those walkie talkie phones.
post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
In a normal month, I use about an hour, which is why I have a pay-as-you-go phone - I only pay for what I actually USE and unused dollars roll over.
Same here, but my average is about 10 minutes a month, and 4 or 5 text messages. Since I use the cell for long-distance calls when we're on vacation, my annual costs run to about €50 ($65). I know a lot of people whose monthly costs are more than twice that.
post #23 of 24
I only make a few phone calls per month but I send a lot of text messages. I pay $30 for unlimited text messages, 50 daytime minutes and 1000 evening and weekend minutes. I probably don't even use up the 50 minutes.
post #24 of 24
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe like 7 minutes. I do not use my cell at all..its just for emergencies.
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