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How to Cut the Cost of Smartphone Ownership

How to Cut the Cost of Smartphone Ownership

When you look at your smartphone bill, what do you see? If you don’t fully understand the finer details of the bill, including each charge, there is a good chance you are wasting money each and every month.

Here is the good thing: there are steps you can take to cut the cost of smartphone ownership. Even better is the fact that you can do so without making too many changes to the way you use your device.

Below are several ways to cut the cost of ownership, thus keeping more money in your pocket:

1. Contact your carrier to discuss your bill. This is job number one, as your carrier can review all charges and help you better understand how to save. For example, you may be able to opt for a package with fewer minutes. If history says you don’t use more minutes, why pay for them? This type of change can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.

2. Opt for free apps. Apps are everywhere in today’s world. You see advertisements on television, you hear them on the radio, and of course, you see them while browsing the internet. It’s easy to look at an app purchase and say that it only costs a couple dollars. But remember this: a couple dollars here and there can really add up over a billing cycle. If you are interested in purchasing an app, don’t do so until you first learn more about any free alternatives.

3. Use Wi-Fi when possible. Using Wi-Fi allows you to browse the internet without consuming data. Subsequently, you don’t have to worry about surpassing your limit and paying the associated fee. Easy enough, right?
These are just a few of the many things you can do to cut the cost of smartphone ownership.

Do you have any other tips to share?

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Comments 2

Frank on Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:06

In this day and age, I am not sure how people survive without a smart phone. Surprisingly I do know a few people who do it, but I would honestly not recommend it. Chris, you do point out some great ways to reduce your smartphone bill. WiFi is the biggest one for me. When I am in public places and surfing the web, I always seem to forget to sign-on to WiFi, and instead burn my data.

In this day and age, I am not sure how people survive without a smart phone. Surprisingly I do know a few people who do it, but I would honestly not recommend it. Chris, you do point out some great ways to reduce your smartphone bill. WiFi is the biggest one for me. When I am in public places and surfing the web, I always seem to forget to sign-on to WiFi, and instead burn my data.
ChrisB on Monday, 21 December 2015 08:48

Frank, great tip. I always try to connect to WiFi when possible, but it's not always easy.

Frank, great tip. I always try to connect to WiFi when possible, but it's not always easy.
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