March 2016 – Project Fi Phone Bill

Project Fi

For March 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $31.29. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.23
  • Refund for 1.195 GB of unused data – $11.94

Other highlights include the fact that Project Fi no longer requires an invite to join their service. They’re also selling the Nexus 5X for $199 as long as you activate it with one month of service. Unlike Republic Wireless, Project Fi does allow you to finance your phone the last time I checked.

March 2016 – Republic Wireless Bill

Republic Wireless Logo

The March payment to Republic Wireless for my wife’s phone was $17.34. That includes unlimited calling and texting, 512 MB of data, and a $2.48 credit for the data she didn’t use the month before.

If you’re looking for inexpensive phone service and you’re around WiFi most of the time, check out Republic Wireless. They have 2 different phone options available at this time and both are under $200. There is no contract and you’ve got 30 days to try the service and get a full refund on the phone if it’s not for you. You can also look for used phones on eBay or Swappa as well.

If you’ve used Republic or have any questions, let me know if the comments.

47, and counting…

You might be asking yourself, “47 what?”

If all goes well, 47 more months and we’ll have our house paid off. That cuts about 60 months from where we were going to be. We’ve wanted to pay off our house for some time, but haven’t really focused any concentrated effort at getting it done other than making an extra payment here and there.

I’m hoping that by posting this, it provides some level of accountability. Putting it in writing makes it more real. I do better when I set a goal and can see results happening within a reasonable timeframe. The best way I knew how to do that was to create an amortization schedule and then start plugging realistic numbers in to see how many months we could cut off.

Do we really have to make huge sacrifices to get this done? Not like you might expect. A lot of it is a matter of prioritization. Most things that we want we can put off for 4 years to have full financial freedom. That means no “new to us” cars for the next 4 years, for example.

I’m hoping that it will actually be a shorter period than 47 months, but time will tell as life has a way of happening in ways that we don’t expect.

February 2016 – Project Fi Phone Bill

Project Fi

For February 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $35.47. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.23
  • Refund for 0.776 GB of unused data – $7.76

This gives me access to both Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks so as they battle it out to be better than one another, I benefit either way.