5 Useful and Easy Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

by Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER 09/15/2019

Cell phone bills can be quite massive, and sometimes, they can be as high as the monthly cost of powering your home. It is true that cell phone can help you boost your credit score, but this is achievable only when you are not incurring too much cell phone bills every month. Reduce your cell phone bill with the following tips:

Select the Right Plan

Choosing the right plan is essential if you are signing up for a new cell phone plan. You reduce your cell phone bills when you only pay for the program you need. You should be aware that your phone usage might not be as much as you think. Carefully examine your phone usage over the past few months to estimate your averages to be sure there are no excessive charges.

Keep your Phone Longer

An excellent way to minimize your cell phone bills is to keep it longer. Majority of wireless carriers upgrades every year thereby increasing their usage bills. Everyone likes a new device but, it comes with huge bills that can be avoidable if you keep your existing phone a little longer. It is advisable to hold on to your phone if it is functioning well. Make use of family plans Family plans are economical when you use more than a single phone line on your plan. It offers a tremendous opportunity for savings on extra phone lines, reducing the average cost of each phone line. In many cases, you can split the cost with trusted friends and family members.

Don’t use more than your allocated data 

It is advisable not to surpass the data limit as this may result in extra cost. Exceeding your data limit usually attracts steep fees. This additional charge adds up on your monthly cell phone bills. If you keep using more than the allocated data, all you need to do is to go for an unlimited plan which will save you money over time. 

Skip the Insurance

Skipping insurance is another potent way to reduce your cell phone bills. Device insurance may seem appealing, but it does not worth the cost. Insurance cost varies according to the type of cell phone. One good way to protect your phone against damage is by investing in a solid protective case and a skin cover. Ultimately, you need to handle your phone with care.

About the Author
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Judy Spencer Dona, CRS, GRI, BROKER

You can learn a lot growing up on a farm in rural Illinois. Just ask Gillespie native Judy Spencer-Dona. When it came to the daily chores on her family's farm - raising the livestock and harvesting the crops - each member of the family did their part. And although she didn't realize it at the time, young Judy was learning invaluable life lessons that would be the foundation for her later pursuits. To this day, she'll tell you her strong work ethic and her commitment to getting the job done are direct results of her childhood days on her family's farm. Hometown Values Truth be told, Judy will always be a country girl at heart. Even though she moved away from her hometown for a period to take advantage of career opportunities, she carried with her the values she learned early on. While Judy was grateful for the chance to experience new places and meet new people, she always secretly longed to return to Illinois' rural countryside. She'll even tell you her love for her home grew stronger during her time away, which is whey she was even more grateful to be able to return to the area she cherished. It's been several years since Judy moved back, and she feels it more than ever - there's no place like home. She now has a different perspective on the area. More than ever she treasures the natural beauty, the easy-going atmosphere and, perhaps most importantly, the warm, friendly people. A Passion for Her Work With such a deep appreciation for all this special place offers, it's no wonder Judy is so passionate about her work. As the area's leading real estate professional, she finds few things more fulfilling than helping others in the community make the most of their opportunities here. Whatever your real estate goals, this dedicated professional is committed to getting the job done. Judy understands firsthand, there's no place like home. For buyers, she not only works hard to match you with the right home, but the perfect neighborhood to fit your unique needs. For sellers, Judy knows there are oftentimes many emotions involved in the real estate process. With genuine care and compassion, she covers the details and strives to make your transition smooth and worry-free. A Homegrown Professional Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home in Macoupin or Montgomery County, put your move in the hands of a homegrown professional who understands your needs. A professional who knows There's No Place Like Home. Make the most of your real estate opportunities and call Judy Spencer-Dona today to schedule a private consultation. • Full-Time Real Estate Broker • Top Producer in the combined counties of Macoupin and Montgomery since 1999 • Your Lake REALTOR with over $20,800,000 in lake sales alone • Works With New Construction and Custom Built Homes • Relocating?--Let me be your relocation resource • Your Mature Moves Specialist--Condominiums for 55 years young • Top Overall Producer for Century 21 Reid Baugher Realty since 1999 • Quality Service Award Agent (chosen by clients) • Centurion Award, Century 21 - '00-'07 & '13-'16 - Top 1% Nationally • Ruby Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '01-'06, '14 • Diamond Award -- Illinois Association of REALTORS President's Club - '08-'12, ‘15