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Want to save money on your cell phone bill? Dump your carrier

05
Dec
2013

You don’t have to pay nearly as much as you’re likely paying now for cell phone service. Increasingly, cheaper cell phone plans are available through what are called “mobile virtual network operators,” or MVNOs. These MVNOs rent space from the major networks instead of building their own. MVNOs are increasingly popular; there are now more than 120 MVNOs with a combined 30 million customers. An example of just one company that is making real headway: Consumer Cellular, an MVNO that uses ATT’s network, has increased its customer base from 400,000 to 1.3 million over the past four years. MVNOs can save users a lot of money. One person interviewed by The Wall Street Journal said that switching to Republic Wireless,

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