How to stop all regular monthly bills in the USA? If we can stop them all, we can live abroad with less pain, extended stay hotels is one solution.
To retire abroad, to live abroad, to wander the planet as a nomad, we need to stop all the monthly payments. As a non-stop world traveler for over 16 plus years, the idea of paying a monthly bill seems ludicrous, I love my freedom to much to risk having them. Mainly, I love the freedom of not thinking about what I need to do, my brain is free of the muddle, my brain is not full of muddy waters.
I know a monthly bill is the end of freedom.
This is an example of an extended stay hotel, they can be very expensive, but they can also grant you freedom from:
1. Cable TV bill.
2. Electric bill.
3. Water and Sewer bill.
4. Internet bill.
5. Car payments, they sometimes have city shuttles.
How to get rid of Verizon monthly?
I have used Net 10 Prepaid SIM Card service, purchased at Dollar General, it cost about 40 USD, but we must have an "unlocked" smartphone, and pay for the phone, own it, free and clear, and have enough money to actually buy a smartphone up front, and not nickle dime you with monthly payments to Verizon to pay for it.
What I just outlined, was a way, that a person could stop all payments, and could just say to the Hotel,
"I am checking out at the end of the month, and going to live on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for the next six months, see you in the spring."
I have unlocked smart phone it works great, when I was in Australia I paid $35 for a prepaid plan and SIM card, last a month, Did the same in Slovenia. Europe not as easy as you need a buy one for each country not much of a saving is your moving from country to country every week or so and becomes pain the butt. It work for me as I spent most of my time in Slovenia.
I am going to buy a prepaid card, carry it with me, then when i get off the plane in Chicago, I can have cell phone service one the bus trip to South Bend. I did not use my number for 3 months, and they did not turn it off.
There seems to be different plans for Net10 Wireless. I just renewed mine, but as I understand, I am on the 50 dollar plan with this SIM card. I was lucky, they allowed me to use a 25 car unlimited until January 16.
My current phone strategy is to continue using google voice which is free. I have used it here in the US for a few years now, having got it when I moved from South Carolina to Missouri. I kept my SC number with Verizon so I didn't have to update everyone with a new number and started giving out my google number which has a Missouri area code. The features I like are:
I can forward google calls to any US phone number transparent to the caller no matter if I change carriers or cell phone number.
I get translated voicemails emailed to me with the option to listen to it.
I can text and make calls from my computer.
Currently I don't really see a need to make calls while moving so when I cancel my verizon account I will have a US number people can call and leave a message that I will get email notification of. I can then text/email/voip them back at my convenience, all for free.