Americans are utilizing their cell phones much more often—and they're spending quite a penny for this, as technology continues to rapidly progress through the years.
Mobile phone bills can very quickly digest a large part of your budget—but it doesn’t need to be this way. Listed here are a few methods to lower your monthly obligations without restricting the great consumer experience that everyone wants to enjoy with a great and cheap cell phone plan made for them.
- Know What Plan You're Signing Up For
Most people blindly sign-up for any plan that "looks good" without actually going over the details as to what they are signing up for on the dotted line. This can be a significant blow to your wallet if you don't know what you're getting yourself into.
- Use WiFi Whenever Possible
The average consumer has no idea how much data they are using, and they also have no idea how much they could be saving by using the various WiFi signals scattered all throughout the nation instead of using data over a cellular signal.
- Text Messages Add Up, Use Free Apps Instead
For those that are on unlimited messaging, you can skip this. For those that aren't, this is a golden tip. Many apps are available that send text messages over "data" signals instead of actually using "texts", which can lower the amount of text you are actually sending that's reflected on your bill... and your wallet.