Why not save money whenever you can? And one overlooked spot where you can save money is your cell phone bill. Many of us simply assume that what we pay is what we have to pay, and that there really is no way around it. While having a cell phone does mean spending money, there are ways you can spend less. Below are some simple tips for saving on your cell phone bill.
Signing a contract for your cell phone saves you money up front since you can get a nice phone for cheap or even free. But over time, it may end up costing you more money. Many of us do not come close to using the minutes and data we have each month, and even if they roll over, if we never use them, they are still nothing more than money wasted. When you pay as you go, you only spend what you use. And there are plenty of affordable smart phones on the market now, which means that this can be an excellent option.
If going contract-free isn’t a good option for you, be certain to price compare. WhistleOut is a great site to help you compare what various companies offer. Not only will this help you narrow down your options, but you might be able to use competitor offers to work out a cheaper option with your first-choice company.
Let’s face it: Most of us don’t really make phone calls anymore. We have phones so we can text or send voice texts and share media. And this is actually good news, as texting apps allow you to do all of this for less than you would pay per text. WhatsApp is probably the most widely used app, and since it is completely free, you really can’t beat it.
If you have your WiFi on and you are connected to a signal, all your data will use your internet connection rather than your cell connection. Try to get connected at the places you visit the most to ensure that you are spending as little on data as possible.
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