Cell phone costs have been on the rise in recent years. The average payment per month for a cell plan is nearly $70 and often requires a service contract that lasts for up to two years. If you want to reduce your monthly payment, you need to know how to manage the different parts of your contract. We want to share with you a few ways that you can use to reduce the cost of your current plan. Take a look at these tips, as they will help you make sure you are not paying too much for your cellphone bill.
Student And Employee Discounts
Student and employee discounts are some of the best ways to reduce the cost of your cellphone bill. You can save a great deal of money if you are part of a group discount plan. These plans can reduce your payments by up to 25 percent per month. Your current or new provider can tell you if your school or job has any discounts available with their company. To get your discount credited to your account fast, have proof of your place of employment or school ready and visit your plan provider’s local store.
Use The Internet To Keep Costs Down
The Internet can help you keep your cellphone and data costs to a minimum. Most plans that provide voice or data have limits set for users that trigger additional costs after the limit is reached. To avoid going over talk or data limits, you can use Wi-Fi services in your home to control costs. Visit your phone’s mobile app store for services that allow you to make Wi-Fi calls.
Drop Added Features
Most people can shave a few dollars off their monthly bill by turning off add-on services. Services such as voicemail, navigation, and custom tones can add to the total cost to your bill. You can find the costs for these added features in the details of your phone’s bill. You should check your bill for these add-ons to avoid paying for unused services. To ensure no surprise costs appear on your bill, check it over every month.
Sign Up With A Mobile Virtual Network Operator
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) make deals with large cell companies to resell their cellular services at low rates. Using a MVNO plan will cost you a bit more up front, but in the long run it will save you lots of money. The average MVNO plan ranges from $35 to $55 per month, which is about $20 per month less than most major cell plans. The service area and quality is the same as if you were under contract with one of the larger cell phone companies.
What other ways have you used to trim your cellphone costs? Share your tips with our readers.