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How a phone call can save you 50% on your internet service!

January 9, 2013
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Since I’ve started doing the 31 Days of Nothing Challenge, I’ve been thinking a lot about not only our spending, but on other ways to save money.

So I do a lot of reading and went on my Internet Service company’s website and noticed that they had a special for new customers.  I was paying $72.95 for our high-speed internet and last month is went up to $74.95.  That’s a lot, I know.  But I need the high speed internet as I do a lot of ftp uploads and such for my businesses.  Plus, we have no cable service…I cancelled that over a year ago and don’t miss it one bit!

So I called to cancel my internet service.  It took about a week for it to get shut off and as soon as it did, I called back to request new service.  I found online that they had the high speed internet for $29.99 (my total is $33.19 with taxes).

They tried to tell me this was a little slower than what I had, since we had some kind of Boost service.  We’ll we’ve had it for over a week and I see no difference at all.

It never hurts to make a phone call.  They were willing to change it over the first time that I called to cancel..but I wanted to shop a round a little bit. That’s an extra $41.76 savings per month that will be going to pay off debt.  Every penny helps!  Check out this post about paying off debt $.19 at a time..I love it!

Do you have any other tips that help you save money every month?

Today I’m linking up with Growing Slower, Frugally Sustainable, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Little House in the Suburbs, The Penny Worthy Project and Learning the Frugal Life.

8 comments

  1. I used to do a better job of pushing for cheaper rates on my utilities and insurances, but I haven’t even tried it in a really long time. I’m making a note for myself so I remember to do this tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder! And awesome job, that’s a big savings especially on a monthly bill!

  2. That’s amazing, Margaret! I’m going to have to search our service and see what I can find!

    We’re new to this frugal living thing, but I’ve found we’re saving SO much money each month by simply tracking our expenses and sticking to the budget we’ve put in place.

    You really can survive on a whole lot less money than you think you can!

    1. We really can survive on a whole lot less. Tracking is key…it’s just paying attention to numbers. I love the frugal life actually, it’s more of a simple life. I used to always keeps track of all of our expenses. Then I stopped. But we’re back to doing it again!

  3. Good for you! When my husband and I moved out together we didn’t bother with cable, we just figured we’d find ways to keep ourselves busy, and we really have. Aside from a movie once in awhile, there’s no need for tv! One of the other great things we do to save money is to shop less often. It cuts back on the likelihood of impulse buying ;p

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!

    1. Hi Danielle, thanks for visiting. We don’t have cable…we got rid of that about 1.5 years ago. This was money we were able to save on our high speed internet.

      You’re right about not shopping. The only shopping I ever do now is just the grocery store….and we try not to go when we’re hungry! 😉

  4. once I called to pay my bill and I got a customer service rep and she said why are you paying so much for internet?? this plan is so old!! UPDATE so we did–we still pay the same but out speed and uploads are phenomenal

    1. Hey Laura, thanks for stopping by. I just called about my MIL’s cable bill. I asked them if they had any lower priced bills and they did. I double checked what channels my inlaws watch and found a plan that is $20 cheaper/month and has everything they want. It’s always a good idea to call about all of your services. Insurance, cable, internet, phone, etc.

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