Mobile phones have become a necessary utility for most people, lining monthly bills up right next to the electric, cable/internet, and mortgage bills. But with so many options and so many companies fighting for your business, there are plenty of ways to lower your bill.
Beth Abraham Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has a look at five ways that you can cut down on your mobile phone spending.
- Get Rid of What You Don’t Need
Most cell phone plans are loaded with features that you may not be using hardly at all. The chief offender here is unlimited data. If you’re mostly using your device on your home’s WiFi or on wireless networks at area businesses, you may be better off buying a smaller data plan. You can find out how much data you’ve used over the past several months and compare it to other plans.
- Smaller Phone = Shrunken Bill
A phone with a smaller screen will likely cost you less than a larger model. If you’re having trouble seeing the screen, you can change the size of the text on a smaller screen—you don’t need a big screen to do that.
- Buy an Older Model
If you’re in the market for a new phone, you probably don’t need the latest and greatest. Most companies will sell models that are a couple years old, and those will be quality devices at a significant cost savings (some plans may even offer the phone for free).
- Opt for a Prepaid Plan
If you are not an avid mobile phone user, a prepaid plan may be a better option. This way, you pay as you go and don’t have a monthly bill.
- Use a Family Plan
Family plans often have deals where you can add a line for just $20. If you partner up with family members (or even friends—you don’t have to be family), you can each save on your monthly bill. The only catch is that one person has to “own” the account—and get a large bill—so it requires a bit of coordination.
To learn more about Beth Abraham Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and all of the services they offer, visit http://beth-abraham-center.facilities.centershealthcare.org.