Avoid costly cellphone fees and save hundreds of dollars

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  • Demisana South Jordan, UT
    June 22, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    Not everybody can cut them out - many people need them for work, including smart phones. And while employers want you to have it, and expect you to, that doesn't mean they are willing to pay for it.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 21, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    Cell phones are a luxury item. You can save even more by cutting them out of your life entirely.

  • Lowonoil Clearfield, UT
    June 21, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    You can have cell phone service for about $6.50 a month if you get a tracfone and buy the 90 day cards on sale. No contracts.
    Doesn't work so good for chronic chatters, texters, and surfers, but works fine if you only want to send or receive a call once or twice a day or so.I can wait till I get home to surf, or just hang around free wi-fi joints with my kindle fire.

  • Silence Dogood Caliente, NV
    June 21, 2012 1:33 a.m.

    We're being scammed by cell phone companies. They could make a profit off of us if they only charged 10 dollars per month per line with talk and text...yet when I went to sign up for an I-phone and a couple of other lines they wanted $200 per month in fees.

    I just couldn't bring myself to do it. They don't need to make that much profit off of us. I mean really...I could lease a new car for that much, and it could come with a built in phone for around $12 month (on-star).

  • Millie Bess ,
    June 20, 2012 6:08 p.m.

    Great information! Everybody needs to be aware of whatever ways are possible to save on texts and other fees involved in changing providers.

  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    June 20, 2012 12:07 p.m.

    Since the majority of adults find themselves dealing with the predicaments covered in this article, it is greatly appreciated. It's especially helpful to know how to avoid or at least trim the monthly fees. It is great to know that most of the major cellphone providers charge about $20 a month for unlimited text messaging, but there's also a way around that fee. Consumers with iPhones or Androids can bypass the monthly texting bill by downloading the Textfree app, according to Kiplinger. The app lets users send and receive text and picture messages for free over a Wi-Fi or data connection. That will save $240 a year. Thank you for a very helpful article.