So all of us have accepted that mobile phones are now completely part of our everyday lives but that does not mean that they should cost us a lot of money. There are a few ways that you can reduce what you are currently paying and even how to get some deals that you may not know about. Just remember that these may not apply to every mobile service provider but hopefully at least one of these tips will put a couple of extra dollars in your pocket.
The first tip is an easy one, look over your bill! Most people get a bill and just pay it without actually taking the time to see what they are getting charged for and if there plan is actually well suited for them. Make sure that your mobile provider isn’t charging you an unexpected fee or some kind of download that you didn’t make. Also, if you are not using as much data as you expected or you are going way over limit, then change it. As much as it’s a pain to deal with customer service sometimes, this could potentially save you a bundle of money in the future.
Importantly, make sure you are being honoured with discounts that you may be entitled to. Do some research on your mobile provider by visiting their website or giving them a call because if you’re an employee at a certain company or a student, you could be saving more money than you think. Make sure you reap the benefits of being a hard-worker!
Another tip that includes doing a little research on your mobile network is going on a family plan for further savings not just for you but for others that you are close to. Most people don’t even consider this feature because they think it only includes family members but most companies allow you and 3 other people to be on this plan. This includes flatmates, friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, or even your co-workers. Don’t be limited having a basic plan when there are deals that you and the people in your life could be having if you just asked for them.
Finally, this last tip applies for people in the market for a new phone. It has become clear that the more new and high-tech phone you have means that you are obviously doing well in life, which means that almost everyone is in the market for a new phone. Your mobile provider could help make that happen by letting you trade your boring phone for something brand new. Of course this depends on the condition and type of phone you have but, if worse comes to worse, it can help save some money on that new phone you desperately need. If the sarcasm hasn’t hit you yet, then try your best to stick with the phone you have because chances are it is still going to do everything you need it to and save you some money while doing so.
Disclaimer: The above information is general in nature and not intended to be financial advice. You should consider seeking professional advice before following any suggestions in this blog/website.