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Cut my cellphone bill

December 30th, 2006 at 02:14 am

My phone bill has been annoying me for quite some time and I'm eagerly awaiting the day when my contract expires, so that I can get a cheaper plan.

But until that day comes I'm stuck with it.

I get bills sent to me by snail mail and by e-mail. I always get the email first - and its just a one liner stating what I owe and my account number, with no other details.

Once I get it, I pay it off online pretty quickly. As a result, I've gotten into the habit of not even opening the paper bills when it comes because I don't have to. (And I also secretly hate them.)

But this morning, out of curiosity, I tore open the envelope and learnt that I was being charged $5 for the voicemail service. And I can't even remember the last time I had to use it. (When I miss calls, my friends just send me an text!)

So it was a no-brainer for me to call them up and cancel it pronto. And the lady on the phone told me the reduced charge will be reflected on my next bill. Smile

I know this sounds weird, but now I can't wait for my next bill.

4 Responses to “Cut my cellphone bill”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Welcome to the group. We are a motley crew here, each one having his or her own reasons for saving money. Congrats on cutting your cell phone bill. We plan to cut ours by cutting out my cell phone, since I don't use it much.

  2. Amber Says:

    Welcome, be careful when you change plans some companies require a new contract.

  3. baselle Says:

    Sounds like you'll have even more saving treats in store. There is no rest for the wicked on bills. Smile

  4. LdyFaile Says:

    You shouldn't have to wait until your contract expires to get a new calling plan. It would be wise to wait until the first day of your billing cycle to see what options are available because some companies are sneaky in that they do a prorate thing if you change mid-cycle. And like Amber mentioned, a lot of times they'll require a new contract that would push it back out a year or two. But it would be worth looking into in the meantime.

    Congrats on knocking $5 off too!

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