Tips to Save Money on a New Phone Plan
While it can be difficult to decide if it makes sense to upgrade to a new phone, oftentimes we may skip over the fact that getting a new phone also involves getting a new phone plan. However, this can lead to considerable savings when done right.
Here are 5 ways in which you can save on your new phone plan:
Adding Lines or Switching Carriers
This is the easiest way to avail of the latest offers and deals, with all four service providers offering significant discounts and perks to those willing to switch their carrier or add a line.
Trade-In Your Phone
You can also avail of the significant discounts that major mobile carriers, cell phone manufacturers, retailers, and websites provide when trading in your old phone. Make sure to compare the different deals and consider the amount you would get selling versus trading in your old phone.
Switch to A Prepaid Carrier
The 4 major carriers, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint also offer prepaid services under separate brands and companies and often include multiple perks in their offers, which results in a cheaper monthly rate overall. You can also compare options from other smaller companies. Such as Mint Mobile and Unreal among others that use T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s network. In the case that you are selecting a prepaid network, make sure that the larger provider it is using provides the best service in your area.
Change Your Data Plan
With most carriers regularly updating their data plans and providing additional features and offers, in most cases you can make significant savings by switching to a newer plan based on your requirement. Check your recent bills to get an understanding of how much data you are using on average and your overall usage. In some cases, you can be charged for exceeding your data limits. However, some providers offer a feature that usually needs to be activated that slows down your data before charging you.
Tell Them You Are Planning to Switch
Telecommunications is a very competitive industry with network providers constantly vying to attract and retain customers. If you have been a long-time customer with your current network provider, try calling them and telling them that you are planning to switch. In some cases, you could end up with loyalty discounts. Just remember to be polite with the rep.