6/23/2017

MoneyMatters101.com Home
Easy Money-Saving Tips

All You Can Eat
Back To School
Bartering
Black Friday
Building A Budget
Bundling Services
Buying Clothes
Buying In Bulk
Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Buy Store Brands
Car Care
Catch It On Sale
Cell Phone Plans
Check Phone Bills
Check Utility Bills
Christmas Shopping
Clearance Sales
Comparison Shopping
Cooling Your Home
Coupon Shopping
Curb Spending
Cutting Costs
Cut Your Own Flowers
Defeat Debt
Easy Tips
Electricity Saving Devices
Energy Appliances
Energy Star
Expensive Hobbies
Family Vacation Tips
Four Tips For Saving
Free Entertainment
Free Los Angeles Events
Free Samples
Frugal Shoppers
Gift Cards
Grocery Shopping
Grocery Manipulation
Heating Your Home
Helping Yourself
Home Improvement
How To Save Gas
Hurricane Supplies
Indoor Lighting
It's Your Money
Layaway Plans
Magazines
Pocket Change
Printable Coupons
Rebates
Rebates On Gas
Recycling
Saving Energy
Saving Money
Save In The Kitchen
Save On Insurance
Save On Utility Bills
Small Savings
Stop Gambling
Stop Using Credit
Survive The Recession
Thrifty Spender
Trying To Keep Up
Why We Can't Save
Windows
Yard Sales
Your Laundry

Links

Email Us

Medicaid Benefits
Women and Poverty
Women's Incomes

Scholarships by State

Managing Your Money

Share your money-saving tip



 

Check Your Telephone Bills

With the recent deregulation of elective telephone services for land lines, such as call forwarding and call waiting, people in many areas can expect higher telephone bills.

The price increases may vary from state to state, and may show up on your telephone bill without prior notice. The difference may be subtle, but over time, the increases can become very costly.

On many of the older packages in which different services were bundled together, some companies are raising fees and other charges, so it is a good idea for consumers to question new fees and rising costs.

It may be cheaper to purchase services individually and let go of services that you don't need. A thorough check of your telephone bill will give you a clear view of all the services that you are getting. Once you know which services you are not using, you can have them removed from the package.

Your cell phone plan may also be a money pit and you should watch it carefully. Your plan may include the services you needed two or three years ago, but with the frequency in which updated technology is applied and with the amount of competition in the cell phone industry, prices for services are always changing and you could get better rates by shopping around.

You can't talk about cell phones unless you talk about minutes. The minutes are usually bought in blocks. Make sure your minutes can be rolled over from month to month. If your minutes don't roll over, they just disappear, but you still pay for them.

There are other issues that you may want to look at when purchasing cell phones, and cell phone plans, such as call quality, the number of anytime minutes, unlimited weekend minutes, or free nights and weekend minutes. Also, you may want to consider prepaid cell phones. With prepaid minutes like the T-Mobile prepaid phone plans offer, it would give you the option to have total control over your phone bills.

Telephone companies, cell phone service providers, and other utility companies are in the business to make money, so they are not going to volunteer information that might take money away from their bottom line, regardless to whether you need the services or not.

That is why you, the consumer, need to take matters into your own hands and question anything on your bill that does not make sense to you.

Saving money on any scales is always worth the time and effort that you put into it. By looking at your utility bills and your telephone service plans, you may be surprised at how much you could have been saving all along.

Book of the Month

Book about investing

Advertise on MoneyMatters101.com

 

Share


Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

We are looking to create more mutually beneficial partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with MoneyMatters101.com, send us your proposal.

MoneyMatters101.com™

Link to MoneyMatters101.com