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Telephone Bill Cost Review
Learn How to Lower your Phone Bill Costs
Learn how to lower your phone bill costs
The basic steps in your phone bill cost review are;
Do you really need an Unlimited Long Distance package?
During the last two years, many local telephone carriers have marketed unlimited long distance phone packages, combined with many local service features. And many folks have bought these unlimited local / long distance phone plans. But for most residential telephone consumers these days, these packages are not really the best deal, for a variety of reasons. You can use the table below to see just how attractive an unlimited long distance package combined with local service is for your particular needs.
The table below makes reference to "Additional Features" offered by your local telephone service provider. The "features" to which we are referring in the table below are any of the following;
The "features" do NOT include either Voice Mail or DSL (High Speed Internet) - if you use either of these features, do NOT include them in your assessment when checking the table below.
The table includes rows that list different levels of monthly long distance phone calling, measured in minutes of usage. Many folks aren't aware of how many minutes per month of long distance calling they do, and this information is usually tedious to obtain - by scrutinizing details of your phone bill. For your reference, the FCC has found that the average residential consumer uses LESS than 2 hr. (120 minutes) of long distance per month. This means that the GREAT MAJORITY of residential consumers will fall into the first row of the table below, for those folks with 200 minutes per month or less of long distance usage.
The answer for your needs above was "No" - you do NOT need an unlimited long distance phone package. If you do not currently subscribe to any sort of unlimited long distance plan, please click here to check your LOCAL phone service provider costs.
If you currently do have an unlimited long distance package, but the answer you obtained above was "No", you should plan to make some changes, in the following order (click on the links below to be taken to pages with the appropriate information);
Set up a new long distance phone service plan after performing a long distance comparison
Order additional LOCAL service features as needed
Cancel your unlimited long distance package
Before you cancel an unlimited long distance package, however, you need to decide on your other changes, so as not to lose your long distance service in the interim.
If the answer you obtained was "Yes", and you currently have an unlimited long distance package, you're all set! You do NOT need to make any changes either to your local or your long distance plans, and you should click here to proceed to the information about minimizing costs for your cellular phone service provider.
If the answer was "Yes", but you do NOT have an unlimited long distance package, you should inquire with your LOCAL service provider to see if they offer such a package. If they do, it will probably cut your costs compared to your current situation. If your LOCAL phone service provider does NOT offer such unlimited long distance packages, you should plan on the following two changes (click on the links below to be taken to pages with the appropriate information);