Are you looking for ways to lower your phone bill? Sometimes it's easy to overlook the most obvious way to save--ask your phone company representative if there are calling plans better than the one you are currently using. When was the last time you changed calling plans? Are you still paying for a per-minutes usage plan when a flat-cost service is available? Call your phone company customer service department and learn what new deals have been put in place since your current plan was activated.
If you use long-distance frequently and change plans to a flat-cost service, you can stop monitoring your minutes usage and lower your phone bills accordingly. Just be sure to ask your phone company customer service rep what the final monthly cost of your new phone bill should be including any applicable taxes and fees.You should also ask about any "hidden" fees such as connection charges or surcharges for international dialing where they may apply.