To find a cheap mobile plan, compare different providers, negotiate a lower rate, ask for discounts, and choose a similar carrier as family and friends. Some extra features may not be necessary and may only add to the monthly bill.
The first step is to compare the services and prices offered by a few different providers. Choose a carrier that offers the best price and suits the specific cellphone needs.
Negotiate a lower rate in person where possible before signing a contract. The best people to negotiate with include customer-retention personnel and members of management who may be able to adjust rates or match a competitions offer.
Some educational institutions, organizations and companies partner with service providers to offer discounts to students, members or employees. These discounts may not be advertised so it is a good idea to ask if any are available.
Choosing a similar carrier as friends or family can help to cut costs on a cellphone plan. This is because many carriers offer free texts or calls to people on the same network and can help save on text messages or minute bundles. Consider joining a family plan when paying for more than one line of service.