Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saving Money On Cell Phones

This is Part 2 in our Tighten Your Belt series, and I hope you have been enjoying the information so far.  :)

Cell phones are expensive.  Actually it is quite ridiculous in my opinion, and hopefully the prices will start going down soon.....but, until the demand decreases the price will only go up.

Anyway, here are a couple of tips for lowering your cell phone bill.

Side note:  All my advice is valid with Verizon Wireless, I do not guarantee these tips will work with other companies, but it is worth a try.

  1. Ask for a customer loyalty credit.  Depending on your length of time with the company, and your payment history, you can qualify for a customer loyalty credit.  Typically, this is a one time (per year) $5-$10 credit to your account.  Does it save you a ton of money, no....but definitely worth the 5 minutes on the phone.
  2. Is your bill higher than usual?  Why?  Depending on the reason, you can get the overage removed.  For example:  Your aunt passed away, and you went over your minutes because of making funeral arrangements, notifying family, etc.  They will, more than likely, remove the charges if it is a one time occurrence.
  3. Ask about loyalty plans.  These are typically plans with a lower amount of minutes and a cheaper cost.  So, if you are more of a text/e-mailer this would be perfect for you.  Make sure you get all the information thought, because some of the plans eliminate the "in-calling", make sure you are getting all the information before you sign up.
  4. Have the customer service associate review the last 6 months of usage history to decide if you are truly on the right plan for you.  You might be surprised if you really look at all the numbers.
I hope some of these tips will help you to reduce your cell phone bill.  Do you have any additional tips?  Leave a comment or e-mail me at

1 comment:

  1. Great tips


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