Sometimes the best thing you can do to lower your phone bill is consolidate. Are you paying separately for cable, phone, and Internet service? You may find a much better deal by cancelling separate accounts and subscribing to a phone company service bundle. Many introductory rates will lower your phone bill and give you additional television and Internet options too!
If you find an attractive bundled service subscription, don't call the company without asking a few questions. Be sure to ask whether the plan is a flat-cost service or if there are circumstances that can raise or lower your phone bill depending on usage. It's also important to know when introductory rates expire and how much you will pay after that introductory rate period ends. If the standard rate is higher than you are used to paying, ask about more affordable plans with fewer perks. You could find substantial savings on bundled services simply by cutting the number of cable channels or other services you don't need.