This month we accidentally saved $150 per month, which, thinking in the long term will be $1800 a year!
Yes, I said accidentally, which means maybe you can try it for yourself and see if it would work.
First, our 2 year contract ended with our cell phone provider. We haven’t changed our plans, upgraded our phones (iPhone 5s), or done anything. Basically we are month to month with the provider.
Well, Brian’s phone started acting up earlier in the month. His iPhone was showing the SIM card invalid and when he took it in, they replaced it. They encouraged him to upgrade our phones and sign a new contract, but instead, they lowered our phone bill from $200-something to $100-something a month with a smaller data plan. We’re still month-to-month with them too and we didn’t have to sign a new contract!
Next up is the dreaded internet bill. I’ve yet to see someone with happy feelings about their internet provider, but if you know of one, please, let me know. Anyway, I spotted a discrepancy in our billing where they increased our internet fee to $80-something. After a phone call and speaking with managers, and with, of course, a slightly lower data plan, we are now paying even less than what we originally were to now at $40-something.
Definitely a win-win in both of these situations.
Any other areas we could save? Do people really change their car insurance carriers a lot? Ads and commercials through the mail, radio, television and all sorts of media seems like we should.