With the current economic situation, cutting down your phone bill will definitely help you save a lot. Due to financial difficulties, more people have to work somewhere away from their loved ones. Because of this having constant communication incur very expensive phone bill. I will share to you how I and other people were able to reduce their phone expenses. Few ways to cut down your phone bill was to maximize your internet and computer usage; use VOIP phone; get a calling plan that will give you unlimited calling for a specific rate; and get a local number from your home country and use it wherever you are.
Maximize Your Internet and Computer Usage
You have hi-speed or broadband internet connection, whether you use it frequently or not, your monthly bill stays the same. So why don’t you use it for calling to cut down your phone bill. You can sign up for free account with yahoo account, then download Yahoo! messenger, you cannot only have chat session with friends but also you can call them for free. Yahoo! to Yahoo! Call is for free. You can also do the same with Skype. This is PC to PC call. Remember, your friends or family have to be online with you so you can talk to them over your computer for free. This is best if you have to call long distance. This way, there will be no more long distance and international charge for you.
Use VOIP Phone
Considering that not all the people that you will call have internet, you can just use your own internet access and still can save on your phone bill. Set up a VOIP account. VOIP phone is 50% less expensive to a regular land line but gives you the same quality. VOIP companies charge less on international calls compared to traditional phone providers. Most expats are now using VOIP phone and they love the tremendous dropped on their phone bills. The good thing with using VOIP than PC to PC phone call is that the person you’re calling does not have to have PC and internet. It will be using your regular phone with a price lower than what you currently paying.
Get Unlimited Calling Plan for Monthly Flat Rate
Due to cut-throat competition, most phone companies are providing special international calling plans. You just have to pay specific rate each moth and you can call your family and friends overseas unlimited.
Get Local Number or Virtual DID
If you want your family and friends to call you for free, or if you have business and you want your customers to reach you locally even if you’re outside the country, you can get a Virtual Phone Number. Say for example you are in France and have to stay there for a couple of months, but you have to keep in touch with your family in Spain, with your Spain Virtual Phone Number, your family will just dial on that number and all their calls to you are for free. It’s as if they are calling their neighbors since your virtual number has the same area code which is local in your area.
Either one of these ways that you’re going to pick to cut down your phone bill, it will definitely save you a lot of money.