Well, I’m ending it. I’ve decided that I just don’t use it that much, and I need to spend time elsewhere. So, as of today, The Droid Lawyer will no longer exist in the world as a Verizon unlimited data plan holder.

Yep, that’s right. I spent about 20 minutes talking with the guys at Verizon, reviewing my data, voice, text (mostly text), and determined that despite my initial apprehensions, the “Share Everything Plan” was a good value. In fact, on the switch alone I saved $100, and now I’ve cut my monthly bill by $50.

Sure, I gave up unlimited data, which was a really cool thing to have when I had it, but the truth was, I never touched unlimited (is that an oxymoron?). Most of my data usage comes from Wi-Fi connections, and only rarely do I use about 1 gb of data in any given month. In fact, my 6 month average data use was 842 MB. That hardly seems worth cost. If I need to, I can upgrade the data use for a cost-efficient $10.

Now, something I noticed is that sometimes during the night, my phone is using data rather than Wi-Fi while I sleep. I’m going to have to fix that, which is easy, to ensure I can save money/data. I’m also going to have to set my phone to only allow updates or app downloads over Wi-Fi. While this is a pain, you can cost yourself data space if you’re not taking advantage of these benefits. If you need to, it’s easy to switch.

Jeff Taylor

I'm just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I'm also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.

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