RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- How much do you pay for your cell phone plan every month? $80, $90, even $100? One Henrico couple figured out a way to pay about $4 a month.
Brad and Laura Barrett are CPA's, so you know they watch their money carefully.
"It was shocking. It was significant. It was probably at that point $50 a month," said Brad about how much it cost when he started paying his phone bill in 2003.
Since then, rates have gone up. Brad doesn't use his phone a lot, so he found a way to outsmart the system. He went with T-Mobile's prepaid plan.
"If you put $100 on the very first time, you became what's known as a gold member," said Brad.
That's 1000 minutes that don't expire for one full calendar year. Right before his year is up, he buys the smallest increment of minutes for $10.