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Ways to Reduce Your Cellphone Bill


Nowadays, many Americans can go months without using a landline phone, but most couldn’t last more than a few hours without a smart cellphone. Americans use smartphones for so many tasks, including Web searches, browsing social media, listening to music, viewing photos, making phone calls and sending text messages.

Cellphones are not only an extremely important extension of your brain, but also of your wallet, with costly cellphone plans making an important line item in your budget. Whether or not you use one of the major cellphone service providers, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, you can most likely lower your cellphone bill with a bit of work.

Here are a few ideas for how to lower your cellphone bill:

Ways to Reduce Your Cellphone Bill

  • Switch to a no-contract plan.
  • Keep your phone longer.
  • Use Wi-Fi whenever possible.
  • Limit background data.
  • Study your data usage.
  • Sign up for automated payments and paperless billing.
  • Be careful when making international calls.
  • Be thoughtful during international travel.
  • Consider family share plans.
  • Look to prepaid plans.
  • Skip the insurance.
  • Consider discounts.
  • Research promotions.

Sarah Goldberg
Sarah Goldberg

Sarah is a seasoned financial market expert with a decade of experience. She's known for her analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to communicate complex financial concepts. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance, is a licensed financial advisor, and enjoys reading and traveling in her free time.

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