You Need All The Phone Extras?
Did you know that
adding call display, call waiting and three-way calling can
significantly increase the amount of your phone bill each
month. But many people do not realize exactly how much can
Because phone companies
use a practice known as bundling, it means you pay a set price
for a set of telephone features. That way, when you look at
the bill, you don't see how much money you could save by turning
off things such as call display or call waiting. And obviously
keeping you from seeing the difference in service prices means
you are less likely to turn those extra features off what
you are looking at ways to reduce your household budget.
How much money
could you save? You may be able to find out the answer right
on your phone company's web site. But often, if you phone
your phone company directly, you may find they offer you a
special rate for keeping some or all of the features. So if
you don't really use any of the features but would still like
to keep call display, they may entice you with paying only
a minimal amount extra a month for that single feature over
the standard quoted phone rate without any features at all.
What if you have
a teenager in the house that doesn't want to lose these features?
Once you find out the difference, offer a deal where you will
take that difference out of his or her allowance. Then you
will quickly learn if that feature is really that important
to your teen.