These 5 ways to save money on your cell phone bill will help you cut your monthly expenses.
Cell phone bills have certainly gotten lower and lower as more competition happens between companies, but they still are one of the biggest expenses most people have in their home, especially if you have more than one line. The good news is, reducing your monthly cellphone bill can be done in many ways. One of these 5 ways to save money on your cell phone bill is bound to work for you.
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill
Consider purchasing data by the gig – Recently, my internet and cable provider has started offering no-contract phones that offer a pay-by-the-gig option or an unlimited option. The pay by the gig option is only $12 per gig for data and since they also have numerous hotspots around town, I could see myself not needing to use much data at all so this option is definitely worth looking into. I have seen other companies offer something similar. Check out your monthly usage and see if this would make your bill cheaper in the long run.
Check with your employer to find out if there are discounts available – This might surprise you, but many large corporations have deals worked out with cell phone companies that offer employees of that corporation a discount for going with them. Check with your human resources department and find out if your company is one of them.
Bundle up with friends or family outside your home – Cell phone providers generally offer bundle prices for more than one line and usually don’t ask that you make sure those people actually live with you. If you have family and friends you can trust to pay their portion, add them to your plan and split the cost making is cheap for everyone.
Choose a month to month plan and skip the contract – Contracts have their benefits such as no price increases and you can get sweet new phones for free or a low monthly payment, but month to month providers that don’t stick you with a contract also can be much cheaper in the long run. Sometimes you don’t even have to purchase a new phone to go with them, just a new SIM card.
Close your account entirely and rely on apps only – You could always go the extreme way I did for 6 months and not have a provider at all. There are many apps that allow you to listen to music, get directions, and even call and text. If you live in a city, you are probably surrounded by free WiFi making it totally feasible. Check out this post on using your iPhone for free for more tips on how to do it.