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Feb 26th 2011 11:05AM These tips are very useful, although another one that I would throw in there is look out for unnecessary charges. Sometimes airlines and hotels like to charge extras for unnecessary things, as do cell phone providers when you go on trips. For SB 2011, pick up a prepaid cell phone. You won't have to worry about overage or roaming fees and when you finish with the trip, you can put the phone away until the next one. I got myself a TracFone for my last trip and it wasn't anything fancy, but I made it work and I didn't worry about losing it or extra charges.
Jan 31st 2011 11:39PM Don't spend your money on things that are not necessary. I got rid of my home phone because I wasn't using it...all I use now is my prepaid cell phone. Net10 -- my cell phone provider -- has awesome bundles for different uses. I am very impressed and am loving how much money I'm saving.
May 27th 2010 7:58PM I got my HS grad a cell phone. And no...I didn't get him an iPhone. Instead, I opted for a prepaid cell phone. After doing some research, I found the TracPhone prepaid. It's $45 a month and he will get unlimited talk, text, and data. This way, he doesn't have to worry about a hefty cell phone bill nor going over his minutes. It cheap and convenient. I recommend it for every college student because I know how those kids can talk!
Jan 27th 2010 11:13PM I have an idea that I think is kinda cute and romantic for a gift. I bought my boyfriend a prepaid cell phone where its 1,000 minutes, 1,000 text and 30 MB of data a month for $30. His current cell phone he uses a lot for work so he barely has any minutes left over to talk to me. The cell phone I bought him is his "girlfriend cell phone". He calls me when he can from it and we talk as much as we want. It's cheap. It good quality (on the Verizon Wireless network) and I bought it at WalMart. PLUS, it's our little secret ;)
Sep 22nd 2009 1:43PM Great ideas! I would also recommend switching to prepaid wireless cell phone service. Believe it or not, prepaid wireless is a growing industry. WIth prepaid companies such as TracFone merging with Virizon Wireless, there are endless possibilities. They have recently come out with a new plan called "Straight Talk". It means exactly what it says...you can talk straight for as long as you'd like. The plan includes unlimited talk and text and 30MB of data for only $45. Plus, it's on the nations most reliable network. What great teamwork!
Apr 30th 2009 10:51AM A great way to lower cell phone costs is to switch to a prepaid plan. I used to be obsessed with my Blackberry, but as a college student, could no longer afford to spend all of that money on a contract phone. I decided to switch to prepaid and LOVE IT! I only spend only on the minutes that I use. I can also still text and make long distance calls.