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Lower Your Monthly Smartphone Bill
DAYTON - We've researched various phone plans and ways you can lower your cell phone bill.
Call it smart phone sticker shock. Not the cost of buying the phone, but the monthly bills you get. It could be one of the bigger bills you get each month.
Admit it, you're addicted to your smartphone. You always want to stay in touch, share and keep up to date. But that need to connect is costing you money.
Hold on to your smartphone, we've found that the average home spends more than 200 a month on their phones - that could be the home's biggest utility bill of the month.
What you're paying for is not minutes to talk to your friends, but for the data. The data feed is what keeps your phone in touch with email, Facebook and your favorite websites.. But are you paying for more data than you need each month?
"Your data needs may be a lot smaller than you think they are, " Wright State University Prof. Mike Raymer said.
Yet today it's all about unlimited! But are 'unlimited' data plans really what they seem?
Raymer says yes, and no. You can use as much data as you want, but the more you use, the more you pay on most plans.
The cell phone companies base their costs on how much data you think you will need. Our research shows that on the average most folks only use 750 megabytes of data on their phone each month.
Almost every phone provider has a different plan these days to lure you in the door and use their product. But what's best for you? Here's how you can find out.
With so many options to filter through, finding your ideal plan can seem overwhelming, but thanks to a few tools we found it's actually a breeze.
The Wall Street Journal created this calculator which compares the big four providers. Just enter in what you need based on your usage history and all the work is done for you.
There are dozens of smaller providers who offer unlimited talk and text, and data packages too. Check out this website. At myrateplan.com once again, all the work is done for you.
But here's a really simple and easy trick that could save you money with one call from your smartphone
While doing research for this story, ABC 22 reporter Alexandra Lewis called her provider Verizon Wireless, and asked how she could reduce her $120 a month bill. Within minutes, the customer service rep offered a non-advertised plan that instantly cut $50 dollars off the bill. Just like that!
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