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Updated by naumanabraribex on Apr 28, 2020
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Tips to Reduce your Cable, Internet, and Phone Bills

It has been a few months since you geared up your new home with the digital services of the best kind. Because who can actually live without the technological trio of TV, internet, and phone in today’s world? However, yesterday, when you received your usual monthly bills, your jaw dropped to the floor. Why? Because the mentioned dues were so high as to overreach your budget’s limit. How could this even happen? Perhaps, you had not been as careful in your consumption as you should have been. Do not worry, though. I have the right tips for you, which will enable you to cut back on your usage, do away with unnecessary expenses and allow your budget to breathe a sigh of relief. Check them out below.



Switch to VoIP

If your landline bill has skyrocketed through the roof, then you can choose to convert your digital phone into a VoIP phone. This technologically advanced phone system allows you to make phone calls over your internet connection instead of the old telephone lines. And the lowest international calling rate of VoIP comes to $9.99 per month! All you would need to do is get a VoIP modem and you would be saving by the bucks!
Thus, by following the aforementioned tips, you can totally expect to receive a budget-friendly bill next month.


Hang Out Elsewhere

If you have received a blow to your budget this month, then you can minimize your usage at home by going for public Wi-Fi that is available in the public libraries and coffee shops. Be sure to update your security and activate your VPN when you connect to these open networks.


Change Providers

This is one of the most logical solutions on this list. If you are unsatisfied with the services of your current provider and on top of that, furious about the bill that has come this month, then simply change your provider. Conduct your research beforehand and look for an ISP that offers flexible packages, pocket-friendly deals and promotions, and user-serving contract policies.


Avoid Extras

When you go to your favorite restaurant, do you tend to upsize the existing order, even though you get full halfway through it? If yes, then you are in the same spendthrift category as me. You need to change this habit and cancel the extras. When it comes to the internet connection, see how much bandwidth you really need. If you simply use the internet for casual browsing, then you do not require the bandwidth suited for streaming online games. Adjust your package accordingly, drop the ‘speed increase’ extras, and save your money.


Stick to Streamers

What is the use of your cable connection if all you do is binge-watch Netflix for as long as you are awake? It is a pure internet-based streaming storehouse, much like Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Crackle and Sling TV, which you can subscribe to for as low as $8 to $12 a month. So, go ahead, cancel your cable subscriptions, and cut down on your monthly costs, because the internet is there to satisfy your entertainment and information needs.


Cut the Cord

Most of the people these days are discontinuing their coaxial cable and/or satellite subscriptions due to the $100 a month or so charges. You can join this ‘cutting the cord’ trend, and opt for cable-internet combo packages instead. You’ll need great speeds, reliable connection with no data caps. Only a few providers offer such an ideal internet connection. What are your options then? To help you get started, check this out. According to this, you can stream television channels of your choice from the internet and enjoy a budget-friendly live TV experience.


Bare to Basics

First of all, you need to sit down, evaluate your situation and then prioritize according to your needs. If you think you can do without a full cable package, which puts a toll on your pocket, then go for cheaper options. In that regard, you can purchase a $10 indoor TV antenna or even a modem, which will save you on the renting fees. Get it activated from your cable company and enjoy free access to ‘basic’ cable features.