By Rachel Hynes.
I’ve written before about my daughter’s tendency to blow out the capped mobile plan: Happy birthday SMS, hope you enjoyed your gift.
Well, it’s happened again. This time it’s the new breed of Internet radio to blame. And my teenager of course.
This month, Ms 15 racked up $550 in data charges in one bill. When I politely enquired about it, she put on her thinking face for a moment, and surmised: “I think I’d better stop using Pandora on my phone”.
Pandora and Spotify are popular online music providers, and they really are awesome, but hours of streaming music will chew through your data plan like no one’s business.
I’ve been with my mobile provider since my first Motorola in the mid-90s. I’ll be sticking with them, but I’m finally booting my kid off. I’m switching her over to an amaysim UNLIMITED plan. She has her own phone (my old iPhone) and doesn’t need to be on a contract. Her stepdad has been using amaysim for about six months and gives it the thumbs up.
Comparing mobile phone plans
Here’s how the plans compare:
Current plan for teenager – $49/month
- Calls and text – $450 included
- Data – 1.5 GB
amaysim UNLIMITED plan – $39.90/month
- Calls and text – unlimited
- Data – 4GB data
It’s a no brainer. I should have done it 4 billion gigabytes ago.
If you’re in the market for a new and improved mobile phone plan, check out amaysim UNLIMITED. This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain an affiliate link, so if you click through from here you’ll be helping me pay off my daughter’s last mobile phone bill. Why thank you! (Also be sure to read all the fine print to make an informed choice, because I’ve only given basic plan details above.) And right now amaysim is also having an end-of-financial-year sale and offering 20% off the first month for new customers if you order in the next few days before 30 June. (Read the terms and conditions.)
Spotify vs Pandora
If you’d like to find out more about Spotify and Pandora, here is a good article that compares them.
A mother’s revenge
I recently discovered that because my daughter downloaded Spotify on my computer, all the music choices I make come up under her name, and all her friends can see what “she” has been listening to. Today, I think she’ll be listening to Delta Goodrem. Mwahahahaha.
Has your child (or you) ever racked up a shocking mobile phone bill?
Do you have any devious ways to embarrass your teenager?