For real! I switched about 2 months ago, my sister switched 1 month ago, and when my parents’ year of prepaid service runs out in June, they’ll be switching too. For me, it was the price and phone availability and compatibility with websites and call quality, for my sister it was price and phone availability, for my parents it’s almost purely price but also the compatibility with websites (the sites won’t let you verify through phone number because they read our RW # as voip or landline and not a valid cellphone).
On top of all that, I pay about $9 less for 1GB more of data? There’s basically no downside! If RW still did refund plans but for the 3.0 phones, then I’d probably have been sticking with them for the meantime…since I basically don’t use any cell data with isolation and staying at home all the time…but they don’t.
When I first signed up, I was paying $12/month, by the end of last year, I was paying $24/month. Sure, when I first signed up, emojis, shortcodes, and some other stuff didn’t work, but it was cheappp and I was younger. Now they do have emojis and shortcodes, but I sure as heck don’t feel like I’ve gained double the value from their service…that’s why I switched to that cheaper, more functional, and more choice (as in phones) plan.