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Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Cell Phone Trick To Save $$ !

I have a previous post on my experience with cell phones and contracts. I have previously switched to the prepaid, pay as you go plan. I had been putting $25.00 on at a time, and the balance was valid for 60 days. So for $12.50 per month I had a cell phone.

Yesterday, a friend of mine told me about how she added $100.00 to her pre-paid phone, and the amount is valid for 365 days. She uses hers about as much as I do, and said she had been using the same transaction since November and still has a decent balance left.

Today I decided to top up my account, since I had $35.00 sitting there that was about to expire the day after tomorrow. I added the $100.00, and now have a balance of $135.00 for one year. I also added the $5.00 a month plan for 250 text messages per month, as really that's main thing I do on the phone. I don't think I'll ever send more than 100 text messages a month let alone 250, so this covers me well. This is a feature I can add or take off at any time, so I'm going to try it out for now.

I'll let you know how this works out for me. I have a good feeling about this, since i rarely talk on the phone at all. I sit by a phone all day at work, and also have a home phone, so there really isn't any need. If this lasts, I would be having a cell phone for $8.33 per month! $12.50 per month is good, but $8.33 per month is much better! This will save me just over $50.00 per year.

1 comment:

  1. good idea ,to bad i dont have pay as you go!
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