I’m going to show you how to half your mobile phone bill with a 5 minute trick. This isn’t a scam, it isn’t a weird course you need to buy, it’s as simple as calling them up and asking them this one thing. Keep reading.
Yet again, the money leaves your account. You look with disgust at your direct debit mobile phone bill leaving your account. Every month the same, the fairly reasonable yet still annoying bill for using your handset.
Don’t you wish you could reduce your bill? Pay less for the same contract? Think of all that money you’d save. Here, we show you how to reduce your mobile phone bill.
No one likes paying their bills
Bills are money leaving your possession. That’s something which no one enjoys. They are unavoidable in adult life, but they can be reduced if you know how.. more on that in a second.
What many people don’t seem to realize is that with a small trick which takes about 5 minutes, you can often reduce your bill drastically. It’s a simple trick, but when you learn about it, you’ll kick yourself for not doing it before. It’s that simple.
Mobile phone companies are very competitive
The mobile phone industry (and land line phone industry, I’m talking about both here) is huge. It’s a multi-million pound industry with loads of customers. Who do you know who doesn’t have a phone? Not many people. Almost everyone has one, and that’s why the industry is so competitive. Companies are always trying to undercut each other in order to get more customers and therefore more money.
Phone companies NEED long term customers
It’s that simple. They need customers, and more importantly, they need customers to stay loyal to them and not switch to another provider. All that money they spend on advertising needs to give them loyal customers, or they’d be in serious trouble.
They pay out a lot of money on Advertising, Promotion and Marketing, and this stuff costs a lot of money.
Such a huge amount that it actually costs them more to gain a new customer than it does to keep an old one. This is the basis of the little trick I’m going to teach you; how to reduce your mobile phone bill.
How you can cut your bill in half in 5 minutes
Call them up and ask for a cheaper plan.
Is that it?
Yes. Literally phone your mobile phone network and ask for a cheaper plan. Now, let’s go into more detail, I don’t mean to change your plan, I mean stay on your existing contract/plan, but tell them you want to pay less for it.
Tell them you’re thinking about switching to another provider who might be cheaper and you just wanted to finally make sure they couldn’t offer a better plan. Now remember what we said earlier, it costs the mobile phone companies more money to advertise and gain a new customer than it does to keep an old one, even if it means giving them a much cheaper deal just so they’ll stay.
They need you. They know that they’re losing money by letting you go, and although they’ll have to give you a cheaper plan, they’ll still profit in the end, you’ll get a cheaper plan and everyone’s happy.
It won’t always be easy to do this, some companies react differently and some will just outright allow you to leave them, although this is very rare, as they’re all profits driven, and trained to do everything they can to keep you loyal to them and make sure you don’t cancel.
What might happen if they’re being difficult is they’ll transfer you to their ‘Customer Retention call center’ which is basically a call center for their network provider which is there to make sure you don’t leave them. It’s like their final chance to keep you, usually by offering you a reduced bill.
You may be thinking, ‘how can this possibly work?’ but I assure you, until you actually try it, you won’t know for sure. What have you got to lose? Give it a try.
Don’t give up until the last minute
So phone them up, and say one of the following things:
- “I’m thinking of cancelling as my bill is too high, what can you do about this?”
- “I’ve shopped around for contracts, and have found one cheaper elsewhere, can you match this price?”
- “I’m considering switching to another provider, as this plan is too expensive”.
Almost 90% of the time, they will offer you a cheaper deal to stay with them. They need to, or they’re losing money by losing a customer.
You have the final say
Don’t worry about saying you’re going to leave unless they make it cheaper, at the end of the day, you have the final say about whether you leave them or not. You don’t need to worry about them suddenly cutting you off and hanging up the phone, their job is to keep talking to you and keep you with them.
If you get to the end of the conversation, and it’s obvious they’re not going to give you a discount, then politely hang up and either shop around for another provider, or stay with them and try again in a month or so. The chances are they’ll reduce your bill though. Not bad for 5 minutes work right?
Even if you reduce your monthly £30 bill to £20, that’s a huge saving over the course of a few years.. money you could be using to Invest, and get rich with!