For the last 25 years, the wireless carriers paid me to activate and upgrade wireless phones for my clients. The problem is as Smartphones became more sophisticated and began to replace desktop computers, the competition between wireless carriers became ruthless. After all, who doesn't already have a cellphone? With a saturated marketplace, the carriers are now trying to raid each other for subscribers.
The carriers do not want you to know the following...
1) Device and Plan contracts mean next to nothing. All of the carriers offer buyout deals that pay off what you owe.
2) Now that Apple is making iPhone models with every world frequency, all models from the iPhone 6 or newer will work with any of the four carriers. T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T devices may need to be unlocked which each carrier must do per FCC regulations, once the phone is paid off. Verizon's are unlocked and ready to work with any carrier.
3) Amazingly, we can seamlessly move users from one carrier to another without even needing to reset the device or lose any device content. We simply switch the SIM and the only thing that changes is the carrier.
3) Many carriers offer BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Incentives. This month Verizon will pay $200 per device to anyone who brings their current device to us to activate on the Verizon network.
4) There are off sheet rate plans that are amazing but unknown because the carriers don't pay their employees, (or us) to offer them. They are primarily used by the carrier retention departments to save customers from bolting. We also now offer a special Robin Hood program where we will actually call the carriers, with our clients permission as them, and work them over for the absolute best deal possible. If we cannot save you at least double the cost of our $200 "Robin Hood Negotiation" fee, it's totally FREE!
5) Are you on an obsolete rate plan? Don't wait for your wireless carrier to offer you more data or cut your monthly costs. If you are dumb enough to overpay, they're smart enough to dummy up and keep billing you. A perfect example of this is T-Mobile paying the taxes and fees on their One Rate plans. If you got one of these plans before they began eating these fees, you're still being charged for them. That's because you "have to ask" for the newer plans, nothing is automatic. This is not just how T-Mobile does business, it's how all of the carriers do it. The other problem is sometimes a new deal appears better, unless you read all of the fine print. This was the case with T-Mobile's One rate when first announced. Very few people noticed the fine print mentioned they would be offering standard definition 480p, not the same 1080p high def resolution on their previous Simple Choice Unlimited plans.
That's right, we'll give you a free consultation and tell you right off the bat how much we can save you. The worst thing that can happen is we end up telling you that you have the best deal and there is nothing we can do to get a better deal. I only get to say this about one in twenty times as we can almost always negotiate a substantially better deal. Nobody knows these carriers more intimately. I'd start thinking about where you want to spend the extra money Dr Wireless is going to save you.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.