Saving Money on Your Cell Phone Bill: Part 1

By Brett W.

In the last ten years, cell phones have transitioned from a “nice to have” to a “need to have” service.  In many cases they have replaced land lines and other traditional phone services. Where cell service has become essential for many, finding a way to keep the associated costs to a minimum has become more important than ever. So how can you save money on your cellphone bill?

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1 – Call your current carrier

This one might sound laughable, but it’s the easiest way to find savings.  When you call your carrier, tell them you are unhappy with the price you are paying and ask if there is anything they can do to lower your bill.

In most cases they will focus on two areas – your plan and your “extras”.  Most of them will look at your plan and see if they can transition you to a less expensive plan.  The vast majority of people paying for such services as “unlimited data” never use enough data to warrant the cost.

Services such as insurance, visual voicemail, and more, often come at a cost.  Removing the services you no longer need or use can also lower your bill.

Check out Part 2!