If you do that, don't forget to ask around friends/relatives to see if anybody has an existing plan that can get you (and he/she) a credit / deal. PM typically has some kind of referral credit and is currently $23 + tax for 1GB/30 days on auto-pay.Wife mobile contract ended snooped around at renewal and transfer offers they changed the policies and prices jumped for what I was doing.
When i renewed mine for example I got a case, screen protector, wireless car charger, wireless desk charger, wireless earbuds and more as freebies on a 1GB plan, pay a bit upfront for the phone with costco cash cards as another freebie to cover that cost.
Now any renewals or transfers right now it's $45 for a plan and the cost of the phone is no longer baked into the plan but an extra on top making the plans $65 for 1GB to get a phone included. Only 1 carrier even offered to do anything like a free case or screen protector, and all the primary carries seem to have the same price right now $45 for 1GB and $20/m for most phones that i'm looking at for her.
Seriously considering kicking her over to a BYOP plan on lucky or similar for a while.