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Old 02-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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What to do about cell phone bill?

We are trying to cut spending..I need to figure out how to cut grocery spending but our big thing is our cell phone bill.Between 3 phones(1 is my mom's..mine is the only smart phone)and a 5gb hotspot for internet at home,we pay over $200! It just seems to keep going up!Most of it is my fault..I need to suck it up and cut out the texting and possibly go back to my old non-smartphone...you just get used to these things. I just can't decide what to do...anyone btdt?

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: What to do about cell phone bill?

Yikes, that is allot of money. Can you do straight talk unlimited everything for 45 mo? We have the lower plan for dh but if he had to have a smart phone etc with c.f. work, cc that b is the plan we would go with. . Also if you . Are set up on direct pay they discount another 2.50mo
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: What to do about cell phone bill?

I think we still have a bit of contract left on our phones.I know if I drop texting,our bill would go down a lot..like I said..I just need to suck it up..texting is just so darn convenient!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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Re: What to do about cell phone bill?

Download whatsapp and use it for texting. It used to be free but it might be a dollar or two now. You get unlimited texting with it. The only thing is that everyone you text must also have the app. So talk to the people you do the most texting with and see if they are willing to text via whatsapp. I use it to text friends out of the country and with dh. I don't usually do much other texting so I dropped my unlimited texting and shaved $20 off our bill. I still get 200 texts a month with the lower plan for times when I need to text someone who is not on whatsapp.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #5
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If you have an iPhone (I'm not sure about the others) there's an app called TextNow. I use it to text on my iPod touch and it works off of my wifi. It's unlimited, free and I can text anyone.

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Re: What to do about cell phone bill?

I second WhatsApp. You can attach photos just like picture messages, but everyone does need to have the app. I downloaded it for free 2 months ago.
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Re: What to do about cell phone bill?

How much is it to break your contract? Crunch the numbers.

200 dollars x how many months left on your contract

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break your contract + 3 straight talk/boost mobile/virgin mobile plans
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