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Save money on your mobile phone bill with these simple tips

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As technology progresses, all of us are becoming more and more dependent on our mobile phones. No longer are they just a means of calling and texting our friends – online browsing and smart phone apps have made the mobile phone into an essential lifestyle accessory that few can cope without. But while such modern technology has many benefits for our work and social lives, it has a big impact on our wallets too. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little smart planning, you can save big money on your mobile phone bills every month.

Many people no longer think about the amount of minutes or texts they use every month, as they are signed up to expensive unlimited contracts. However, this may not always be the best deal for you. Keep a record of how much you are using your phone – you may find that a cheaper tariff will suit your needs. You can also make a cheaper tariff work for you by downloading an app like Viber or SkypeMobile, which allow you to contact other people with the same app free of charge.

It’s also worth considering whether or not you actually need a contract phone. There are lots of great deals on pay-as-you-go these days, with plenty of networks like Lebara offering features like free calls to other users on the same network. They even give away a free SIM card, so it costs nothing to give it a go. If you currently have a smart phone and the contract has run out, you can save money by keeping the phone and switching to a pay-as-you-go tariff such as Giffgaff which offers unlimited data for a far lower price than the leading service providers. This allows you to still enjoy your phone as before, but without the big bill at the end of the month.

Another way to save money on your mobile phone bills is to look carefully at who you’re calling and when. Many networks offer free calls to landlines, so try and call your friends and family at home wherever possible. It’s also worth noting that 0800 and 0845 numbers are very expensive to call from your mobile phone, so use a landline or a payphone wherever possible when you need to call these numbers. Also, regularly calling abroad can result in an expensive bill, so if this is something you do a lot you may want to look into a specialist service provider. These offer great discounts on calls and texts to countries across the world. Again, it’s free to try it out, so why not order a free international SIM card today and see how much you can save.

Our relationship with mobile phones is something that is set to grow even more over the years; make sure you keep costs down by following these simple tips for saving money on your mobile phone bills.

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13 Responses to Save money on your mobile phone bill with these simple tips

  1. I have actually never heard of Lebara. I know however that the wifey and I have been looking to get out of our current contracts to go with another provider without having to be under contract. I use Skype alot and the wifey uses Tango and ooVoo. I agree there are a lot of better options just gotta find the right fit for us. Service and dropped calls are a major concern.
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  2. Very good tips, Yeah the best way to save is look for the deals where you can get free calls to certain mobile and landlines. I agree that international SIM is best way to save cost for long distance calls when you need to call people outside your country to do business
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  3. I save by constantly looking around for better deals. I go off contract because that gives me the freedom of choice.
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  4. I switched to a pretty good month-to-month unlimited talk/text/web plan that has been working out pretty well for me. I think it’s only available in the US, currently.
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  5. By analyzing how much data my wife and I use I was able to downgrade our plan a little and save $40 per month.
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  6. Some good tips here, If I owned a cell phone lol. My wife does and I joke with her all the time about why she doesn’t need it but clearly she does because I keep paying the bill every month. She doesn’t have a smart phone and has the cheapest plan we can find for her through our provider. It gives my wife peace of mind so for 30 buck a month, I guess it’s worth it.
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  7. Mary says:

    Great tips! I definitely try to keep costs down by having a family plan that I have haggled hard.
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