My phone bill is too high what can I do? This is a common sentiment felt by both residential and business customers alike. According to an article in the National Post , Canadians are paying more for their cellphones than almost any other country in the world. If you or your business want to cut down on your monthly phone bill costs, here are some tips that will help. If you would like some expert advice on ways to cut down on your monthly costs for your business, contact the professionals at Network Telecom today.
My Phone Bill Is Too High; What Can I Do:
Tips for Residential Customers
A pre-paid card allows you to pay for only the calls that you make
Use a Pre-Paid Phone Card
If you don’t make a lot of long distance calls, then using a pre-paid phone card instead of signing up for a monthly plan that includes long distance may be a more cost-effective option for you. The advantage is that you only pay for the calls that you make, and since you are paying up front, you won’t be hit with any surprise bills. Just remember to watch out for any expiration dates or connection fees. Also, don’t lose the card or you will also lose those minutes you paid for.
Get Rid of Your Home Landline
If you already have a cellphone, then you may not really need to have a landline at home as well. You can use your cellphone for all of your calls and then you only have one monthly phone bill to pay. If you make a lot of calls though, it may be a good idea to switch to a cellphone plan that allows you unlimited minutes so you don’t go over your limit.
Most cellphone plans don’t charge you extra for long distance calls like a landline does, so you will enjoy even more savings. For most businesses, though, just having a cellphone isn’t enough. A desktop model phone that is connected to a landline or is VoIP-capable, is much more convenient and comfortable to use in a business setting.
If you are paying separately for cable TV, internet, and phone, you could save by bundling those services
Bundle All of Your Services
If you are paying for a landline, cellphone, cable TV, and high-speed internet services, then bundling all of these services with one provider could save you a lot of money. Most companies have great incentives and introductory offers for new customers to shop around to get the best deal.
However, pay special attention to the fine print. You will probably have to sign a contract to find out how much their cancellation fees as well as any added taxes or hidden fees that could increase the price. It’s also good to find out how long the low rate will last and how much the price will go up after that time has passed. The lowest advertised monthly price isn’t always your best deal.
Only Pay for the Services You Use
Many phone plans come as a bundle with a combination of services that you may or may not use such as caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding etc. Find out if you can switch to a basic plan that let you simply add on the extra features that you do actually need. It’s doesn’t make good economic sense to be paying for features that you don’t even use.
Tips for Managers
Switching to VoIP could save your business substantially
Switch from Landlines to VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way since its introduction. Voice quality has greatly improved and it is now almost impossible to tell the difference between VoIP and a landline call, especially if you have a high-speed internet connection with plenty of bandwidth. You will notice however a huge difference in your monthly phone bill.
Switching to VoIP will only cost you a minimal initial outlay in purchasing the equipment necessary to use VoIP, but once it is set up you will quickly recover those costs as you will no longer be paying for long distance calls as your new system operates over your existing internet connection. Learn more about the advantages and how to set up VoIP for your office by contacting the telecommunication specialists at Network Telecom today.
Shop Around for a Better Deal
If you are not happy with your current plan, shop around to see what else may be available. At least once a year it is a good idea to review your current plan and compare it to at least two other competitors. The telecommunications industry is highly competitive and there is more than one company out there that will want your business. Do some online research to find out what other companies are offering and then call your own company to see if they can match or beat their offer to keep your business.
The professionals at Network Telecom can show you how to save money on your monthly phone bills
Ask for a Second Opinion
There are often ways that you can save on your monthly business telecommunications bill that maybe you haven’t thought of or don’t realize. The telecommunications experts at Network Telecom can help you determine ways that you can save on monthly costs and give you a free cost reduction report that will show you your money saving options. There’s no obligation – fill out a report today!
Trust Network Telecom for the Best Telecommunications Advice and Service
Network Telecom has been at the forefront of the telecommunications business since 1979. We know telecommunications and we want to share our expertise with you. At Network Telecom we believe in people, service and excellence and we want to put our experience to use by providing you with solutions that are practical and will save you money. Whether you are looking to learn how to lower your monthly phone bill, to have a new phone system installed or your current system updated, you can trust Network Telecom to offer you the expert advice you require.
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Network Telecom can help you with video conferencing solutions that will meet your business’ particular needs. In addition, if your phone system is not working as it should, our trained technicians are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We carry a huge selection of parts in order to quickly solve any components issue you are experiencing. If you are having a telecommunication or networking issue, we can resolve it quickly and professionally.
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Contact us today for all of your telecommunication questions and concerns; we’d be happy to help you.