Friday, August 23, 2013

{Healthy, Wealthy, & Happy Living in Omaha}

Save $$$ On Your Phone Bill

            Have you reviewed your phone situation lately?  Consider one or all of these options to save hundreds of dollars a year:

Eliminate your landline.  First, study your phone bill to see if you’re paying for extras (like caller ID) you may not need.  If you decide to ditch your landline because you have a cell phone, make sure you have excellent cell coverage at home.  Another option is to switch to VOIP (voice over internet protocol) like Vonage, Skype, Ooma and even MagicJack.  Unlimited local and long distance calls can range from $5 to $20 a month, that can save you over $100 per year.

Bundle your services.  You can save $20 or more per month if you get your cable, Internet, and landline from the same provider.   There’s an extra $240 each year in your pocket for the same services.

Ask your cell phone provider for a cheaper plan.  If you talk to the same people daily, a “favorites” plan may better suit your needs.   If you’re sending more text messages, go to an unlimited texting plan. Or, consider a pre-paid cell phone where you only pay for minutes you use.  Depending on your talking time, that could save you up to $500 a year.

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