how much load do you spend in a month?

@jbelle (913)
Philippines
April 30, 2007 5:01am CST
do you budget your cellphone credit?how much do you spend for cellphone load a month?is it really a necessity?
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23 responses
@nzl_21 (65)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
woah..know what..b4 i started typing..i computed my expenses and its kinda hard..before its P300 but it's rally not enough for me to think that i need to have client calls for me to be able to set appointments for my clients..so i decided to have a postpaid line..so now i have to pay my first month for P3,500.00!!aarrgghh!!!!!!
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
good for you because you have a business lately my bill is 8k so I decided to cut off my post paid plan... communication is very expensive...
@sandeep_t (428)
• India
30 Jun 07
Yes i do have abudget. I allocate a maximum of rs 400 per month and i never crossed the mark. As of now i'm using a prepaid connection. I'm planning to shift to post-paid. Although i have to pay a monthly rent, it is offset by the long distance calls i make. Post paid charges low for long distance calls compared to prepaid.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
yeah but having a post paid account is very difficult thats why i shifted back to prepaid.
@jencai (3416)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I'm not sure of how much I spent with it. As far as I remember, it is on the least of my budget. I don't spend much money for my cellphone's load, I would rather save it for future use. But now that I'm selling e-loads, I get free texts for selling a certain amount. I'm happy because I get it for free, I don't have to spend any amount for it.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
wow a business woman! kudos to you gurl... maybe i want to try that business also, i am shock with my bill this month...
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
As of the moment, I spend about P 100-300 of cellphone load per month. I used to spend nearly P 1,000 of cellphone load. I am a heavy texter!The massive decrease is for the fact that I have already an internet connection in our home and cellphone networks have already unlimited texting service. Well, I belive that most people spend cellphone load not on necessity but on fun and leisure time. People use cellphones in order to meet new friends through texting, gain boyfriends/girlfriends, etc.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
wow very good we are lucky now that we have the unlimited text right?
@tearboxx (75)
18 May 07
i dont really spend much money through texting because my fon is a line rental and i have 1000 free text.. lol .. but if i'm in the philippines i'm sure 1000 pesos is not enough for 1 day.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
yeah that's true since philippines is the text capital of the world...
@psyche49f (2513)
• Philippines
1 May 07
For me, it is a necessity since I use it for work-related matters, that's why my company gives its managers free 300 pesos load each month. But I spend close to around 700 a month more or less because I also have some personal matters to attend to using my cell phone. In adition, it is a necessity because my husband works out of town, and it is the simplest way to keep in touch; same goes with my daughter who is in Cebu right now. All the four of us have cellphones to keep us in touch with each other wherever we are. Suddenly it has become a gadget of extreme necessity for us family members because when I need something from my sister or sister-in-law, I can easily reach them thru texting.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Nice how i wish my company will also give us free load... Load is getting expensive right now sometimes i'll just use my chikka account but the bad thing I still spend lotsa of load evry month. I wanna save...
@chocobaby (679)
• Philippines
1 May 07
i am spending an average of Php 1,200 to 1,500 (around $25 to 30) every month. this includes the local and international calls and sms i make for the month.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Wow thats too much maybe you have a business. I wnt to stop my expenses in load but i cant helkp it. plus i dont have business so i can save.but i cant resist...
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
well i consume 300 pesos monthly load now but before i consume 800 pesos.....
@cheongyc (5076)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 07
About 1 year ago, I used to have prepaid service for my cell phone. That's because I don't have much call to make within a month and by using the prepaid service, I could maintain a minimum fee of RM30 per month and able to keep my call out active. But about 2 months ago, I found that my prepaid credit comsumption rate is rising and I feel it's time to switch to post paid service which is giving a much better deal at lower call and text messaging rate. Therefore, I opt for a RM75 monthly package which I feel it's deal most suitable for my usage rate. So far I am paying RM80+ for the last 2 months (Extra charge applies if you exceed the RM75 package limit)
@lkbooi (16104)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 07
I normally spend about $10us monthly for my cell phone after I have been using the skype chat chatting with my son who is staying in the other state regularly.
@ranjiths (313)
• India
2 Oct 07
I will have to spend around $15 for my mobile bill every month beacuse I use post paid connection....... and moreover I stay with my friends so I will spend around $100 per month on an average..rest I will give to my parents
@ssf12ster (489)
• India
2 Oct 07
i load upto 15.00 us $ ata time.alsoit aint a necessity but still it runs up to that much !i have a landline and another of my wifeys mobile.socelling all the time is not required.
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
i cannot monitor how much money Im spending coz usually i buy load when i need it. hehehe
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
29 Sep 07
with my kind of job, i do set a budget for my cellphone loading. it is necessary so as not to overspend. but then it depends sometimes. situations and sudden occasions affects a lot in my cellphone loading routine.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
On regular days, I only spent at least 2 hundred per month on my load but when it's busy days like If I have an event or something important I load more than that but I never exceed to maybe 500 per month. When I was still using a postpaid line, my monthly bills exceed even up to close to thousand pesos and so I figured out I can save more if I use prepaid.
@kreizhy (111)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
I think I spend almost 200-300 per month..
@myliezl0903 (2735)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
i really spend much on load.,because im in a long distance relationship and we really need celphone and load for us to communicate.
• United States
17 Aug 07
My part of the cell phone bill is 84 dollars a month. If I had my way, it'd be about 50 dollars. However, since my phone is on my boyfriend's grandpa's account - I really have no say so in the matter.
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
15 Aug 07
when i was in the philippines, i made sure to only spend at least 300php a month. now im not using a pre-paid load anymore.
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
i think P1,000.00 its a pure tx only..