I've always been a big fan of cutting expenses without compromising my lifestyle. I used to be paying at least $100 to AT&T for my previous phone plan. One day one of my frugal friends found a plan that allow him to use data from anywhere in the world for only $20 with T-Mobile. Since it was a data only plan, he transferred his phone number to Google voice and just use the Google hangout app to talk to people. It still acts like a phone except you go through VoIP when you have to call people. Sounds great, I started to look into it then I got another idea that week about having a bigger screen. I've been wanting to have an iPad mini but I found people who have both an iPhone and an iPad too much to carry around all the time. I'd like to just have one gadget. Then I thought, if I'm going to just use the data plan, I can just buy the latest iPad mini and turn that into my phone... kaching! That month (September 2015) they released the iPad mini 4, I connected with a friend who works at Apple and got a discount and bought the mini. People often ask me how I talk to people.. I'm thinking.. umm there's Bluetooth and there's also the ear pods. When I'm home and have my MacBook connected to the internet, I usually just call people through my Google Hangout app installed on my Mac.
It's been a great relationship with my iPad mini since and I don't think I would ever go back to the small screened iPhone 😀 I tease people my iPad not only is a cool combo (iPad and iPhone) tool but it makes my Prius C looks somewhat like a Tesla 😄😅 (check picture below)
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with T-Mobile or Apple and do not get any commissions for endorsing their products. This blog are all based on my opinion and experiences only.