12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill

By on September 10, 2013, 1:14 AM

Wireless providers thrive on peddling a myriad of extra features and services on top of your basic service plan. Early nights and weekends, roadside assistance, mobile TV, hotspots and GPS are all fair game and can add anywhere between a couple of bucks to $10 or more to your wireless bill each month, per service.

What’s even more concerning is that many people don’t even look at their monthly bill. Checking your bill and eliminating some of these unnecessary perks can go a long way to putting some extra dough back in your pocket each month. Here are 12 ideas to help cutting back on your wireless cell and data plan.

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Guest said:

Wow, not one Windows Phone mention. We have a decent used market. We use WhatsApp, Viber, etc. The Nokia Express browser does compression.

mlauzon said:

The Android version of Onavo Extend is only good for phones that run 4.0 (ICS), it doesn't work with anything newer.

Guest said:

Use a cheap 'throw away' phone and pre-paid plan.

mevans336 mevans336 said:

Awesome, just saved 15% on my AT&T bill because I'm in graduate school. Boo on Verizon though, no discounts for my student email address nor my daughter's.

Guest said:

If you reside in the UK purchase an unlimited data plan for £12.90 a month and not worry about data usage: [link]

Or if you want it cheaper pay for the £6.90 a month sim only deal and upgrade to unlimited data for an extra £3. For an upfront cost of £160 get a nice Nexus 4 too - http://www.google.co.uk/nexus/4/

There's no need to pay £800-900ish over two years for a nice phone and unlimited data.

JC713 JC713 said:

Unlimited texting is becoming more and more common and there is no real use for apps like Whatsapp.

2 people like this | Nick008 said:

Also you can install a Download Meter app (for iPhone and iPad), enter your free data cap into it and the app will warn you when you are about to reach 70%, 80% 90% of your data limit.

It's very handy to stay below your data limit with that app!

Guest said:

Opera already does this.

Guest said:

No one cares about windows phones I think the windows 8 phone interface is tacky and you have way more app options with android and ios.

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