Save $40 per month with the best phone plan for uncertain times like these

Kristine Solomon
·4 min read

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Stay connected anywhere, anytime—guaranteed. And no contract required. (Photo: Getty)
Stay connected anywhere, anytime—guaranteed. And no contract required. (Photo: Getty)

Reliable wireless service is always important—but during uncertain times like these, it feels like a higher priority than ever. The wireless industry is currently pulling out all the stops to make sure Americans stay connected, according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). The FCC has even coordinated with major carriers to launch the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, which protects customers who are having trouble paying their cell phone bills.

Staying connected personally and professionally is paramount right now

There’s a lot at stake, like the ability to keep tabs on vulnerable family members, stay on top of important school announcements, and even secure our professional reputations, to name a few. About 35 percent of Americans now work from home regularly; if you’re among them, your at-home WiFi could be buckling under the pressure of non-stop use. Maybe you’re counting on your wireless device as a WiFi backup—or, if you’re like 17 percent of Americans, you’re using your cell phone for internet access exclusively.

The holy grail right now would be an affordable, reliable wireless plan that offers unlimited talk, text, and data without locking you into a long-term contract. The average wireless customer already pays at least $84 a month for an unlimited plan, but you can do better. In fact, you can have all of that for less than half the price.

Introducing Yahoo! Mobile with unlimited everything across all your devices

Choose from a slew of new devices when you sign up for Yahoo! Mobile—or being your own phone. (Photo: Yahoo! Mobile
Choose from a slew of new devices when you sign up for Yahoo! Mobile—or being your own phone. (Photo: Yahoo! Mobile

Yahoo! Mobile is the go-to plan for tenuous times. It’s a wireless subscription that gives you unlimited text, talk, and data, and you never need to sign a contract. Just pay $40 a month—no hidden fees—on a month-to-month basis. No long-term commitment; just ultimate confidence knowing that your handheld device will keep you connected to anyone at any time. And one plan applies to all of your devices.

With Yahoo! Mobile, you get essentials like 1,000 gigabytes of storage and lightning-fast connectivity powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. You get the little perks you love, too, like the ability to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot for a nearby device. But you also get some extras, like Yahoo! Mail Pro, which offers ad-free email access across all your devices. Another cool feature is Account Pro by Yahoo, which gives you 24/7 live support—yes, with a real, live human.

Shop it: Yahoo! Mobile, starting at $40/month, yahoomobile.com

Two easy ways to switch over to Yahoo! Mobile as soon as you like

Yahoo! Mobile's DIY setup is a breeze to do at home. (Photo: Yahoo! Mobile)
Yahoo! Mobile's DIY setup is a breeze to do at home. (Photo: Yahoo! Mobile)

Whenever you’re ready to make the switch to Yahoo! Mobile, the actual process is no sweat at all. In fact, there are two ways to do it: using your current device or bundled with a new one.

If you want to connect your unlocked phone to Yahoo! Mobile, you don’t even have to go into a Verizon store. Once you’re sure your phone is compatible with the plan (check it out at the Yahoo! Mobile website), sign up for your own online account. Once completed, wait for a new SIM card to arrive in the mail via next-day shipping. In the meantime, download the free Yahoo! Mobile app.

Once your SIM arrives, pop it in and follow the instructions to set it up. Then, bam! You’re connected.

If you’d like to upgrade your device and sign up for Yahoo! Mobile, that’s totally doable, too. Choose from the latest iPhones and Android phones—which you can pay in monthly installments or one fell swoop—then order your device and SIM card to be delivered together. Upon reciept, complete the same setup as above.

Shop it: Yahoo! Mobile, starting at $40/month, yahoomobile.com

Peace of mind comes free with Yahoo! Mobile

We’ve learned the hard way that predictability is privilege. With variables constantly changing and challenging you to keep up, you can at least rest assured knowing your wireless plan will pull through. And considering how much of your life is dependent on a strong connection, that really is saying a lot.

Give yourself the gift of unwavering wireless service by switching to Yahoo! Mobile today.

Shop it: Yahoo! Mobile, starting at $40/month, yahoomobile.com

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