Nowadays almost in every family, there are two or three mobile phones and one phone is the smartphone for sure. You pay expensive cell phone bills each month when you carry a smartphone with you for calling, web browsing and entertainment. There may be different reasons for expensive monthly cell phone bills for each of us. But if we arrange a little market research before purchasing a cell phone and opting a carrier, then there are a number of ways to cut down phone bills and save money. For some people, it may a little and for rest, it may be a big saving. Tips given hereunder can make you able to keep your pocket full of money.
Smart ways cut down monthly cell phone bills
1. Customize your plans and data usage
Every telecom company has a number of plans for calling and data. You should go through these very carefully and select one which is most appropriate as per your need. Dual SIM phone user may use services from two different carriers to choose best plans.
In case of voice or calling plans, you can select between per minute or per second plan. There are lots of other plans like students plans, family plans etc. in different companies these are known differently. You may ask for help from customer care for more details.
Data plans are very costly especially 4G data plan. If you are not using the internet extensively then you can use 2G/3G rather than using 4G data plans. Like yours, my experience is that sites on 4G data plan open faster. So different unwanted advertisements, popup nags, flash contents, automatic audio video play etc. also open and downloads faster to consume data. If this case you can use ad block plugins and disable the flash player plugin in your mobile browser.
2. Use rate cutters for voice calls
Indian telecom companies have the option to add rate cutters for voice calls. By recharging from small amount you can cut down bills for voice calls. Rate cutters are very useful for those who are busier on the phone. These rate cutters are available in different forms like – night pack, minute pack, monthly pack etc. You can pick one of these when you like to talk with your friends and family.
3. Disable automatic updates of mobile apps
Smartphones are smarter and able to take automatic updates – system updates or application updates. This may increase your data usage and your recharge may exhaust before the expiry date. Therefore it is important to disable automatic updates on your smartphone. This way you can have control over the data limit.
Another option is to set data limit and data limit exceed warning. It helps you to remind about data consumption. This helps me a lot and definitely work for you.
4. Recharge prepaid cell phones wisely
Yes, you can save money if wisely recharge your prepaid cell phones. Various recharges are available which offer full or extra talk time. Indian telecom carriers offer such recharges. You can get more information about these recharges from customer care.
Some telecom operators provide an option to recharge different service packs form the main balance. Means, if you have thousand rupees in main balance then you can recharge data or SMS pack same or below this value. For such recharges company does not apply service tax twice. And you can save money easily.
If you recharge online or use third party recharge app like Paytm, Freecharge etc. You have the option to use discount coupon codes, you can find such coupons on discount sites like Zoutons.com. RechargeItNow is a popular recharge site. It provides an option to use coupon codes to avail discount on recharge. Zoutons.com shares RechargeItNow Coupons regularly and clearly mentions coupon is working or expired. You can use this coupon to save extra bucks.
5. Texting costs, use messaging apps
Apart from voice and data plans, texting also costs while we use a cell phone. The first way is to recharge and use SMS packs to reduce monthly phone bill. Telecom companies have a number of SMS packs to attract customers.
But if you are using data plan then you can use messaging apps like WhatsApp etc. to message text, images, and videos. Few of such apps like Line have the feature of a voice call over the internet if both users have the same app installed on this device.
I believe these strategic tips will help and you’ll be able to cut down cell phone bills to save money.