One constant bill in our lives that will never cease to exist is our cell phone bill. Wireless carries have us by our necks when it comes to payments, because everyone has a phone, most people need a phone, and they can charge what they want to bring service to your phone. That doesn’t mean, however, that they should abuse you with overly-expensive rates. Here’s what you can do to try and lower your cell phone bill.
First, ask yourself if you’ve been loyal to the same company for years. If you have, they might be willing to repay your loyalty by dropping your price. Call and ask a customer service representative if there’s a better plan to switch to, or if they would consider lowering your raters. If that doesn’t work, sometimes a family plan will be a better option as well. Splitting a bill will make it more cost-effective for you in the long run.
The next step in lowering your phone bill is checking your data usage. We all use varying amounts of data, but most people think we NEED to have the unlimited plan. If your monthly usage is less than what you’re actually paying more, lower your monthly allowance so that you aren’t paying for unused data. We don’t live in the world of roll-over anymore.
Lastly, you may want to up-right switch carriers. Depending on your location, you can have better luck by shopping around for a price. Sometimes, loyalty pays off… other times, it doesn’t. At the end of the day, make sure to keep your address up to date. If you move out of state, taxes might shift and prices could fluctuate in your favor.