Telephone bills.

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
April 2, 2008 10:39am CST
We always enjoy keeping in touch with friends and relatives on phone, especially those that are miles away from us, however when our bills come, it can be shocking. How can we reduce our telephone bills?
5 responses
@Cyrics (85)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I've asked myself this very same question a few years ago and I asked around and also checked the internet. I initially subscribed to Skype and pay for outside calls (PC to PC calls are free though) but found out later that they don't have customer support and after a while the quality hasn't been the same (maybe because they became so popular) so I looked for alternative and found Onesuite.com and my bills dropped by at least 50 percent. Onesuite offers calling card and VoIP services. Rates and quality are very good plus very useful features like online access to your call history, transaction, etc. and the most important thing for me is their 24/7 live customer support. Just check them out at www.onesuite.com
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Apr 08
that is a good one ,i am also subscribed to skype,so far i do enjoy their service but i guess i will try the new one you just vmentioned and make a comparisom to see which is better,thank you for the useful information
@daababy (219)
• United States
3 Apr 08
talking less.. buy a computer so you can chat with him or her online.. you will save a lot. :D
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Apr 08
i know talking less is part of it but how do you talk less wioth someone who is pouring out his/her heart to you on phone and is far away from where you stay?it can be pretty difficult sometimes,dont you think so?i do have my own computer but not everyone has got one in spite of the affordability now
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Maybe you can just send them text messages or email them. It is alot cheaper than placing long distance calls. You could also get cell phones with the same calling plan and you both could talk person to person alot cheaper too.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Apr 08
yes i agree with you on having the same talking plans,and i guess its one of the best ways to reduce call charges.thanks and how are you getting on with your exercises?hope you are getting more rest now? best wishes
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I have used several services that helped reduce the telephone bill! I am not sure if the same services are available in other countries, but I will let you know anyway! The best one I ever used was only a few years ago! I signed up online for Vonage telephone service, it uses a computer line and you can sign up for unlimited phone calls! If you are calling outside your country, then you will have to ask about international telephone service! You can always ask your current telephone company for a deal, and they just may offer you one! Cellphone companies sometimes offer unlimited calling too! For the United States, you can call anywhere in the country for the same price each month! If you do not want to switch companies, then you may save money by calling in the evenings, usually there is a time of day that is much cheaper! We used to stay up until eleven in the evening so we could get the best rate! Now all we do is sign up for a service plan, like two hundred minutes of long distance calling for forty dollars a month! If you really need to save money, you can call and leave a message, then let the other party call you back and leave a message! It is cheaper since your message will probably be three minutes or less! For this plan, you have to let your friends and family know ahead of time not to pick up when you call, and that you will be leaving a message each time! Then, you can promise to call every Sunday for real! Weekends usually have a lower rate also! Those are the techniques I have used to save money and still be able to keep in touch! Now, if only we had enough time for all those calls!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Apr 08
yes thanks also for thgis i am in south africa and recently came across a new company that promise to reduce telephone bills by about 59% i have tried to sign up with them but have not had the time to go see their demonstration but hopefully i will check them out this weekend,you know when a company is new you tend to be skeptical,but its worth a try
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
Call your phone company and talk with them about their long distance plans. We have a great plan that we pay $19.95 a month. We have unlimited long distance to anywhere in North America. So that includes Canada and the States. This is also unlimited days, evenings and weekends. Talk with the phone company rep and ask them what the best one for your needs are going to be. That is the only way to reduce telephone bills.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
10 Apr 08
thank you for this advise ,i actually did call my phone company last week and they advised me to place a limit on my calls and also asked i place a ceiling on my international calls,i think its great