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Coupon Abbreviations
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  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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If you are wanting to cut your budget this year one of the biggest monthly bills you can cut is your cell phone bill.  Now that most carriers have dropped monthly contracts, you shouldn’t feel tied or loyal to the big guy anymore and should look into providers that give great service (many times exactly the same) for a fraction of the price.

One company that I found recently was Pure Talk USA.  They operate on one of the largest GSM Networks in the US, giving you the same 4G LTE service you already love, at a much lower cost!  See their coverage mapAnother perk… they have all US based customer service.

PureTalk USA has no monthly contract and no hidden fees.  Plans start at $20 if you don’t need much data, or their more popular plan with 3GB data is only $30 a month.  Plus if you add more lines to your account you save up to 20% off your monthly bill.

A Special Deal

I recently spoke with PureTalk USA about offering y’all a deal and they loved the idea!  Right now Southern Savers readers can get up to a $100 bill credit after your 3rd month with them.  That basically means 3 free months if you go with the $30 plan!!!  Use code SOUTHERNSAVERS at checkout.

You can keep your current phone and your phone number too!

Plan prices:

$20 – Unlimited Talk & Text, 500 MB high speed data
$25 – Unlimited Talk & Text, 1 GB high speed data
$30 – Unlimited Talk & Text, 3 GB high speed data
$35 – Unlimited Talk & Text, 5 GB high speed data
$45 – Unlimited Talk & Text, 10 GB high speed data

**Note: When you have used your plan’s high speed data they will throttle down to 2G speed, but you will still have data service and will never be charged overage fees.**

Savings wise this can be $45-$75 a month cheaper per line depending on the current plan you have!!  That may not seem like much until you add it up.

Here’s a comparison for my family, going with the 10 GB plan:

We got 2 lines, the first line is $45 and the second is $40.50 ($85.50 total).  We also will get a $50 credit after the 3rd month with code SOUTHERNSAVERS.  Our bill with Verizon last month was $150 after taxes…

After 12 months for us:

PureTalk Southern Savers Deal – $976
Verizon – $1800 (including taxes/fees)

What would an extra $824 in your pocket mean towards meeting your budget this year… It’s definitely worth considering!

    • mommalana

      Our no contract plan with much more data is less at ATT. The problem we find with trying out any other carrier is that we would have to get new phones and we own ours so that negates any savings we might get.

      • Carrie Pressley

        Actually AT&T phones are compatible with Pure Talk service since they operate on the AT&T network

        • tinab

          I have Verizon and own my phone, it would save me at least 50%…but buying a new phone breaks the deal. :(

          • Sheila Blair

            Try Verizon prepaid!

          • savannahm0m

            You can use Pageplus with Verizon phones! It’s not quite as sweet a deal but still better than most national carriers!
            $12-500 min/500 txt 100 MB
            $29.95-1500 min/unl txt 1G
            $39.95- unl talk/txt 5G
            $55-unl talk/txt/data
            You get a discount for auto refills. It works on verizon network. I had to buy new sim card that cost $1.

        • mommalana

          Our bill is still less than what is stated here and since we have been with them for so long they have really given us a good deal.

    • tinab

      This sounds like a crazy-good deal.
      How is the service?

      • Tommy N.

        I’ve used them for years. I have the same service as I had with AT&T. I think they operate on the same network.

        • Glad to hear you like them. You are right they are on AT&T towers.

    • Whitney

      Their website says Verizon phones are not compatible. I’m not sure exactly what that means – you have to buy new phones I suppose..?

      • Whitney

        If your phone was through the following carriers, it is not compatible. Verizon/Alltel, Boost, Sprint/Nextel, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Page Plus. If your existing phone was used with T-Mobile, TracFone, Net10 or other GSM providers, it will have to be unlocked to work with our services. To check to see if it is unlocked, simply place a different type of SIM chip in it. The phone will show that SIM carrier on your phone if your phone is unlocked. If your phone is AT&T or Cingular, our SIM chip should be compatible.

    • Heather D

      Consumer Cellular is actually a better deal. :)

      • Rachel

        The cheapest plan on CC is $20 for just 250 mins and 250 MB. On Pure Talk you get 500 MB of data and unlimited talk and text plus a bill credit in 3 months. If I got 2 lines with 5GB of data each on Pure Talk my bill would be $63 after the 10% discount. On top of that I can get a $50 bill credit in 3 months. Consumer Cellular would be $75 to get the same amount of data. That’s saving $86 in 3 months. :)

        • Lucy Sims

          How much are the fees (taxes, E911, FCC etc.) I can’t find that anywhere and the only way it will let me get that information is if I put in my credit card and “confirm checkout”. I don’t want to do that unless I know the total cost.

          • Pure Talk USA

            Hi Lucy, this is Pure Talk USA. If you can give me your zip code I can let you know the exact cost for the fees and total bill. Usually it is around $1.50 to $2.00 depending on your zip code and the plan you choose. Also if you’d prefer to check online, just know that your card won’t be billed if you click the “confirm checkout” button. You have a chance to see the total bill including fees on the next page where you can click a final “submit order” button once you have reviewed.

        • Heather D

          Nah – CC is still cheaper overall for 4 lines at a decent amount of data. $40 for unlimited ($20) and 3GB data ($20). Additional lines are only $10 each. Plus, your discount is a one time only thing. Not an ongoing rate deduction.

          • Rachel

            You must have an old plan with Consumer.
            I’m on their site, and that’s not what they are offering. FYI – the multiline discount is on every bill. If you have 4 lines, it’s actually a 20% discount on total bill every month. You like what you like, and I like what I like. Let’s leave it at that.

            • Heather D

              I was talking about the promo code discount.

        • Heather D

          Plus, the Pure Talk website doesn’t even work. The coverage map link doesn’t show anything. And new phones are a must for some folks.

          • Heather D

            Finally it worked.

    • Lucy Sims

      How much is the junk fees and taxes? For an AT&T plan it was almost $12 a month for junk fees and taxes but with their prepaid plan it was only .75 cents per month. I am getting 6 GB with some rollover with throttled speed if I go over my 6 GB for $40.75 a month if I do auto pay. If I chose a 3 GB AT&T plan (not prepaid) I was going to pay $62.00 with taxes and junk fees. Ulimately the junk fees matter as much the cost of the plan.

      • Ours was right around $2. It depends on where you live since it turns out a chunk of the taxes are local :(

    • Amy

      Your post says that overage data is throttled to 2G speeds, while Pure Talk’s website suggests it’s 128k (which is obviously much less bearable). Wondering if there is something I’m missing where we could get the 2G speed on overage data?

      • 128K is 2G speed, 2G not meaning 2 gigabites but “2G” service label that phone companies use.

    • Heather Malone-Grippe

      I have a question, how do you switch a SIM card if you cant open your phone?

      • Lucy Sims

        What phone can you not open?

      • I know my iphone has a little door on the side just for the SIM card, what type of phone do you have? My husband’s answer would be, there is probably a youtube video for that :)

    • Lucy Sims

      Jenny….any help with some of the questions below? Many of us would like to switch but can’t find the answers to our questions even when we contact a Puretalk customer service representative.

      • Pure Talk USA

        Hi Lucy, this is Pure Talk USA. If you can give me your zip code I can let you know the exact cost for the fees and total bill. Usually it is around $1.50 to $2.00 depending on your zip code and the plan you choose. Also if you’d prefer to check online, just know that your card won’t be billed if you click the “confirm checkout” button. You have a chance to see the total bill including fees on the next page where you can click a final “submit order” button once you have reviewed. We are working on adjusting our checkout process so that you can see it before you have put in your card.

      • Lucy let me know if they didn’t answer any questions and I can try to help too!

    • Heather D

      Too bad the phone selection is very limited and you have to pay outright full cost. At CC, more phone options and you can make payments with no interest and no contract.

      • You can bring any phone that works on AT&T over to them and just pay $3 for the new SIM card. We got ours on ebay pretty cheap, but it depends on what you want.