Cell phones have become a necessity. Many young people are forgoing land lines and just sticking with a cell phone. However, the costs of owning a cell phone can get out of control if you don’t pay attention. Here are 4 things you can do to save on your next cell phone plan.
What kind of user are you?
How much do you plan on using your cell phone? Cell phone plans are based on use, so the more you use, the more you spend.
Look to see how many anytime minutes you get and the costs that go with using them. Also, check when those free night and weekend call times start. While most companies start at the same time, some start later.
Check for long term deals
If you really like the service provider, look into signing a long term contract with them. Companies offer discounts for longer term contracts, such as waiving initiation fees.
Pay only for the services you need
If you don’t text message, don’t buy text messaging service. Also avoid sending pictures through your cell phone. Many providers charge a fee for each photo you send. And please, don’t waste your money on stupid ringtones and games.