Effective Way to Cut down your Mobile Credit Budget

@syoti20 (5295)
Philippines
August 31, 2011 6:35pm CST
I am using Nokia C5. I have the capability to create folder on my phone. I named it Credit. I am only a prepaid Subscriber. So I manually load my phone on retails stores. In order to know the development of by phone bills. I kept the confirmation of the load to my credit folder from day 1 to end of the month. Once I got the summary of my phone bill of the month. I delete it. And ready for my next month. Here's the development I dont for past three (2) months: [b]June 2011 - 630 July 2011 - 975 August 2011 - 740[/b] I was able to save Php 235.00 of my next month. If you apply this on your routine you can slice down your budget too.
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12 responses
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
2 Sep 11
Congratulations on getting your cell bill down. I have unlimited text so I cut down on voice by texting more. Unfortunately most of my acquaintances do not have text on their phones or have to pay more for it. I never come close to using all of my allocated voice minutes, though, so it is OK. Just less convenient.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I was planning to eliminate the phone my life in order to cut more to my expenses. hhehehe
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
4 Sep 11
I have actually done that in the past. I could live without the phone but not without email.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Don't you think it's too expensive spending P600 a month, but I guess it is necessary for you.I usually spent around 350 t0 400 only. I'm using post paid and most of the time I check my balance if I think I exceed my quota for the month.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I was planning to have postpaid. But I got scared about responsibilities and lock down
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Based on your cellphone credit consumption I would advice you to get a post paid line instead. There are post paid plan that would fit your budget or even less than what you're spending now.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Indeed, I was planning to get one. But I hate commitment. I might not pay my bills on time.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
That's the problem with getting postpaid lines. You're have an obligation to follow and if you fail to do so, they cut the service.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
I'm hoping to cut my mobile credit budget for at least 75% of my previous postpaid plan which is around $200 or Php800.00. I'm minimizing my calls and text message, make sure to maximize the number of characters per text. If its not too urgent, I just use the online free text messaging available in the internet. Goodluck, hope we could achieved what we started.
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Thanks for the info my friend.I thought it was a scam. But now I think I'll try it too.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I don't to avail post paid. I hate commitment and Lock down.
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Wow, that's too much for a month for me, he he. I normally utilize only 300 per month on prepaid credits. :D Okay, I know it's off topic, I'm sorry.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
What do you mean off topic?
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
It's off topic because I did not answer your question :)
• Greece
1 Sep 11
use skype from your mobile phone or computer to pay less. skype has great rate for calling and sending messages to landlines and mobile networks. another option is to cut down on calling and sending messages from your current mobile.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I am not online 24/7. Sadly to say. DSL at home was disconnected.
1 Sep 11
Wow! How disciplined are you. I hope I could do the same thing. But as of now, I'm not that kind of having load everyday. I usually ask from my Dad. Hehe. But I'll remember what you said. I think it can help me in the future. Nice one dude. :)
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Thanks your welcome.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
i did that too last year.. but then i have to manualy write down on a paper about my load. i did write it for about a 5 months and then decided to cut down to a budget of only 300 pesos for load per month. i did manage to keep the budget and was able to save. and because of the amazing offer of my telco, i am able to have unlimited text to other network as a freebie for only 200 pesos a month.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
What network do you belong?
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
26 Mar 12
i think you will be saving more if you load one 500peso load instead of loading it with smaller amounts...im sure it will work for you because it works for me...
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
8 Sep 11
I'm not into prepaid subscribing because it's troublesome. Due to my high usage, it's better to have postpaid instead because my monthyl bill often comes up to at least S$120.. lol :D IMagine if i'm using prepaid, without free outgoing, and limited surfing, i would be paying alot more for my bills.. lol :D With post paid, i have 12GB free for surfing, compared to 10MB.. haha
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
1 Sep 11
Dear friend, May be I just cut my phone bills reducing my unnecessary talks, these tricks are great but I hardly may use it. Anyhow thanks for posting such useful informative topics.
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
hi syoti. i do something similar for my prepaid globe line as well. i do it differently though, i put the amount of load credits i purchase in my calendar so i know when and how much i bought the credits. this way i can also keep track of how often i need to purchase load credits. i normally go by Php300 to Php500 per month but august was an exception because globe keep debiting me load credits even though i was enrolled in their all text promotions. i was debited five times this past month with amounts ranging from Php50 to Php115. so frustrating!!! add the fact that globe cs reps were very inept in assisting me in my concern and i wanted to go ninja on their a$$es!!! globe cs reps bring out the devil in me easily!!! *sigh* anyway, nevermore will i get debited load credits. i've decided to just keep my reloads to a limit of Php250. anyway, i have my globe postpaid line but i'm thinking of ditching that as well and switch to a different provider because of the very bad experience i got from globe cs reps.