Should I switch my mobile provider?

Jerry from Tri Cities

Episode 1510 (1:39:40)

Meter

Jerry is a long time Verizon customer and is wondering if he should change to an unlimited plan from Spectrum for $45 a month. Leo says he'll have to look at the fine print because nobody really offers unlimited anymore without throttling down the speeds after a set amount. So like after 5GB of hotspotting, or 20GB of data, it'll get throttled down to 2G or 3G speeds. And the only real change, since Spectrum uses Verizon, is customer service. It's a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, or reseller.

He may also have to get a new phone and it'll be locked to the carrier. But the price will save him a few bucks, if he can live with the throttling.