How to lower your phone bill
There are few things as scary as a huge phone bill: no signal areas, the low battery sign & the no messages screen.
We can’t help with all the spooky things around, especially on Halloween, but we do have awesome pointers when it comes to lowering your phone bill. After all, this is our area of expertise since Tello is the expert in beaucoup savings! More than 80% of our customers said that they are saving every month since switching to Tello, according to the customer satisfaction survey we ran earlier this year.
Do your homework
Know what your budget is, what you can afford and what are your daily/monthly needs. Do it in a very down to earth serious matter and divide your spending needs into categories: must have, should have, could have – so that you always have a clear idea of what you can afford in terms of a new phone, a monthly usage, extra features, etc.
This is the rule of thumb when it comes to choosing your wireless carrier if you’re thinking about cutting your phone bill. It may not seem this way when considering what you can save on buying a new smartphone when signing a contract, but you actually end up saving more on the long run if you opt for a no-contract provider and pay the full price for the phone.
Deciding on your wireless carrier just based on a one-time deal on a phone is not always a good idea. You also have to think about extra fees or penalties that may occur, if you want to switch carriers at some point, if you want to upgrade or downgrade your plan, etc.
The good thing about no-contract services like Tello is that you can come and go as you like, with no strings or penalties attached, no upgrade or downgrade fees.
Pay for what you use and nothing more
Since you are a value-driven person, why not choose the same for your monthly plan and get more for less?
This being said, try to stay away for predefined plans and know what you actually use on a monthly basis. It’s very easy to find out what you need: see how much you use extra every month or what constantly rolls over and do the math. For example, if you are constantly on WiFi, you probably don’t need that much data, right?
Try a wireless provider that gives you freedom in choosing the amount of minutes, text & data you want, pay attention to details and extra fees, while you’re at it. Budgets are not one size fits all, and neither should plans be, for that matter. A cell phone plan that is tailored to your needs is the way to go.
Compare, compare, compare
Switching your current provider is probably the number one thing you can do in order to lower your phone bill and save more than a couple of bucks. If you are currently spending $60/mo. on your phone bill and think that is crazy, you’re not the only one! There are better ways!
There are great comparison sites out there, like Whistleout, that provide a personalized view of all the existing offers & suggestions. Select your needed amounts of minutes, text, data and see what you could pay for that at other carriers.
The joy of finding a great deal is always worth the time & effort and moreover, you can use the extra cash to spend it on other things that matter more.
Reduce data usage
Before the reducing part, you have to check your data usage directly in your carrier’s account, phone bill, or on your phone. If you’re constantly going overboard, you can even set a limit for it, and once you’ve hit that, the mobile data will be disabled, until you turn it back on.
Check to see which apps are eating up all your data & limit background data in each and every one of them. The point is to see if you can reduce your data usage with no major heartache and then decide if you could survive with a lower usage plan, that will definitely help to lower your phone bill.