Today, almost everyone has a cell phone. Getting a cell phone, however, also means having to pay cell phone bills. If the bills are becoming unbearable, here’s how you can save up and trim down the cell phone bills that you pay each month.
- Make the most out of caller ID. Most cellular phones today have caller ID features. This will allow you to check the name and the number of the person who is calling. If you are connected to a landline or if there is a telephone booth nearby, you can save up on money by making a pager out of your phone. Call via landline once you have gotten the number of the person who is calling you or who you need to call. Keep in mind that the rates for the portable calling services of a cell phone usually come with a hefty price tag.
- Check your minutes. Most cell phone plans come with a number of minutes free. The number of free minutes that you have to your account can usually be checked by calling a hotline or sending a text message to a given number. Make sure that you check your minutes regularly so that you will have an idea of how many free calls you can still make. If you are running low on free minutes, starting making shorter phone calls.
- Work on the features that your cell phone plan has. Various network companies come with various types of cell phone plans. Make sure that you read the various features that accompany your cell phone plan. Plenty of people waste money on cell phone plans that are underutilized. If you have free text messages with your plan, you should try sending more text messages. If you have free calls, try making more free calls. This will help you minimize your cell phone bill.
- Choose plans that will work for you. If you are choosing a phone plan for the first time, make sure that you choose one that has services that you need. There are some cell phone plans that come with plenty of features and plenty of free text messages and plenty of free calls. But if you never get around to actually using these, then you are only wasting your time on the cell phone plan. Also, if you are getting a new cell phone that comes with a plan, try to stick to phones that are simple and not too expensive. In some phone plans, you are indirectly paying for the phones as well and by choosing more basic phones, you will get cheaper plans. This is especially useful if you already have a camera, a laptop, and a music player – you no longer need a cell phone that has all of these features.
Finally, make sure that you only call when you need to make one. If you want to talk to your friends, use the landline, which is much cheaper. Through these easy steps, minimizing and streamlining your cell phone bills is easy.