Ok. So first of all, let me tell you that I'm frugal.
Right now I have the T-Mobile Simple Choice 2gb plan on 4 lines for just over $110/mo plus I pay for Spectrum ELP home internet for $25/mo, for a grand total of $135/mo including all taxes and fees. This works fairly well for us… But...
I see that the T-Mobile One plan is $140/mo for 4 lines including all taxes and fees, which is only $5 more per month than what I'm paying now if I decided to ditch my home internet in favor for unlimited high speed cellular data.
However,I see a few dilemas. In favor of sticking with what I've got, the T-Mobile One plan is being advertised as "a limited time only" and it is stipulated in the fine print "prices subject to change." The price also used to be $40/line per month for 4 lines, which is $20 more per month than now. It could revert back to that or even increase more than that in the future. Also, if I make the switch there's no going back. From what I understand, T-Mobile no longer offers their Simple Choice plan. And Spectrum no longer offers their ELP plan either. So if I switch now thinking I'll only be spending $5 more per month ($135 vs. $140) for telephones and internet in reality I could end up stuck spending $25 more per month ($135 vs. $160) or perhaps even more.
In favor for switching to T-Mobil One, Spectrum is trying to get rid of their ELP plan and has been raising it by $5/mo every year. So in another year it will be $30/mo, and I'll be paying the same for it and the Simple Choice plan as I could for the T-Mobile One plan. And even if T-Mobile One ends up being a bit more expensive anyway, it also includes perks like free Netflix, is faster than the Spectrum ELP plan and we wouldn't have to try to save data away from home so as to not use up the 2 gigabytes.
The question is, should I make the jump by ditching Spectrum and switching to T-Mobile One, or should I stay with what I've got with the Simple Choice 2gb plan? What are the chances T-Mobile One rates will increase and by how much and when? Are there any other pros/cons to all of this that you see?