I need advice and feedback from my readers.
I recently had to cut off cell phone service for my daughter, young Galadriel Tanqueray Onassis, after she ran up a bill of over $500.00. I gave her a verbal warning when she "only" doubled our bill a few months ago. This was over the top. Mostly text messaging.
I'm looking for economically sustainable alternatives. Most of her friends are on T-Mobile, so that is a possibility.
I like the idea behind Cricket. $45.00 a month and everything is unlimited. But it sounds too good to be true, and you know what "they" say. I know they have a limited footprint. Galadriel lives in Ray County and the official Cricket footprint doesn't extend that far. Yet I have anecdotal evidence of people using Cricket phones from Richmond. I also wonder about their roaming policy/pricing.
So I am mainly interested in real life Cricket experiences, good and bad. But I am also interested in any recommendations on how I can give her voice and text access without dipping so deeply into my discretionary spending budget.
Help me out. Please?