Would you believe that just after housing and transportation, cell phone bills are now one of the largest monthly expenses for an average person? We are talking about the hours you guys spend, talking, chatting, surfing and not to mention your ever beloved social media! And when you are on a data plan, these things don’t come in cheap.
You would be surprised getting your phone bill at the end of the month and finding out you spent more for your mobile phone services than food for the house! That’s cray-cray. It is. But don’t’ you fret. You are not the only one.
Apparently, research will tell you that the average American household spends about $1,500 every month for mobile phone services—now that’s a huge spike from the average bill of $116 just seven years ago. Woah! This can only mean one thing: your bills are not going to go down anytime soon. Sorry, guys. Unless of course, you do something about it, right?
We have listed down five helpful tips you can do to cut back on your cell phone bills. Time to be money smart, kids!
Make The Switch
Probably the only reason why people flock to two year contracts is to get the cool phone that goes along with the plan. Little do you guys know that these plans are actually costing you more than you think. If you were just on prepaid with a contract-free plan, you would actually be saving hundreds of dollars every year in phone bills. Make the switch!
Time Is Money
Spend your minutes wisely. Being put on hold or putting people on hold is actually costing you some money. Think about that next time! Also, automated messages for booking appointments can be a big hassle, not to mention a waste of your time (and money) – book your appointments online. Save yourself the time and money!
Seek And You Shall Find
Check out if the company you’re working in actually offers wireless discount for their employees. Or apply with a group so you can get discounts. Seek out discounts and you are sure to find them.
Leave a Message After The Beeeeeeep
You would be surprised to know that voicemails aren’t free. If you call your voicemail during the day, they charge you a lot. (Now you know) Avoid this stupid and useless charge by doing a couple of things—call through a landline or use Google Voice. Intant savings on your phone bill. Voila!
Download free texting apps that will help you save a lot. With free apps like Line, Viber and the like—you can call; send pictures, videos and everything else for free. (But you will need Wifi forever though!)