If signing a two year contract for a phone plan is out of your league, and you’d rather pay as you go, then there are no-contract phone plans for that.
Staying in touch in this digital era is easier than ever, but it also comes with many expenses. The average phone contract plan will cost $2,400 over the course of two years. This figure can even exceed car insurance premiums. So, how can you scale back? Here are a few ideas:
Online Tools Of Communication:
• Social Media – Need we say more? There are plenty statistics that point to how much time the average person spends on social media sites. The most popular being Facebook, chances are you’re bound to see someone you’ve been meaning to contact at one point or another.
• Instant Messaging – Let’s count the possibilities…there’s AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google and numerous other platforms to instant message another subscriber of these messaging services.
• Online SMS Messaging –companies like Text Message Tools offer free text messaging services from either email to SMS, or website to phone messaging.
• Face-to-Face Videos – examples of this include Skype or Google Voice, where internet to internet connections are absolutely free. There is a fee however, if you call a mobile or landline phone.
• Phone Contract with no Unlimited Text – If you prefer the convenience of a mobile phone, but would rather do without additional surcharges, another option is to sign the contract without unlimited texts. Your cell phone carrier will more than likely assign a certain amount of text to use within a month. If you’ve maxed the quota, or need to prevent this from occurring, then sending messages online will be an alternative.
And there you have it.
Technology is great, because it provides the freedom of options to communicate in ways that are most convenient to you.
If you know another way to communicate, without signing up for a two-year phone contract, let us know in the comments section below.