If you can reduce your bills, you should. But most people do not realize that they can cut down on their cell phone bill. While it used to be that there were few providers and they could drive the prices up, now there is a plethora of options to choose from, making it easier to cut down on your spending. To help you reduce your bills, check out our ideas for ways to save money on your cell phone bill.
Why have a cell phone plan? Well, there are a few reasons. One is that you get a phone with it and upgrades for that phone every so many years. Another is that if you make a certain amount of calls and texts or use a certain amount of data, it is cheaper than paying as you go. But now there are lots of affordable smart phones that work just as well as more expensive models, such as BLU cell phones. And there are ways you can reduce the calls, texts, and data usage on your phone to make pay as you go far cheaper than having a plan.
If you have an internet connection available, use apps to make calls instead. There are tons of apps out there that you can choose from, such as What’s App and Viber. Most apps allow you to make calls, video chat, and send texts, photos, and videos. As long as you are not using data, opt for apps to save money. Even when you are out and about, many stores and restaurants offer free WiFi that you can use to avoid traditional cell phone usage.
Still need that plan? Opt to share it with others. Family plans are a great way to split the costs and reduce your burden. If you do not have family to share with, talk to friends. There is no rule saying that family plans have to be with relatives only.
Many people do not realize this, but toll-free calls are only toll free when made on a land line. If you call on a cell phone, your minutes are used. And considering how long we tend to be on hold when dialing toll-free numbers, this can put a dent in your budget.