I spent only $3 for my cellphone, do you believe that?

@ryanong (9694)
Vietnam
June 20, 2012 1:23am CST
From 20 May to today, 20 June, i spent only $3, it is just $3 for my cellphone in a month. Do you believe it? I could not believe it also.... I did text sms and phone calls sometime. And i do chat every night by using yahoo messenger on phone..but it is just $3... It is incredible!!! I am very happy with it now... it is so nice, i can do save more money from it.
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24 responses
• United States
20 Jun 12
I pay $25 and get unlimited texting and calls. I wonder what kind of phone you have there. You must pay by the minute. I could not deal with that kind of phone.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
20 Jun 12
I use a touchscreen Champ samsung type. In here we don't have a pack for unlimited texting and calls. We can pay later in the end of month or prepaid type. Currently i use a prepaid type because i don't make many phone calls a month. When money in my phone account is empty, i can reload money on it.
• United States
20 Jun 12
What is the use of paying more for unlimited texting and calls when you're only using $3.00 worth of time? ryanong has a much better deal than paying for something she doesn't need.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
hihi, thank you PageTurner . You are right, i don't need unlimited texting and calls while i just use $3 for my phone only. i think it is good way for us to save money also, right?
• United States
29 Jun 12
I'd love to only spend that much in a month. I spend about ten so that isn't too bad a month but my phone is really basic no camera and it's not a smart phone either. I don't really use my phone other than emergency and occasional texting. But you must also consider your country versus others and their cost of living are much different. As typically most people I know pay $50-125 a month for plans for fancy plans that I don't have.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
29 Jun 12
Oh, no, it depend on telecommunication network, not a cellphone. My cellphone have camera, connect to the internet, etc...however it is not smart phone or iphone at all. You can find the cheapest type of telecommunication network because you don't need to make many phone calls and texting, right? $50-125 a month for a cellphone is too much, if like that i won't use a cellphone more...
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• United States
29 Jun 12
Sadly many people here in the US pay those sums every month for their cell phone service the more lines (family plans) and data and minutes one has the higher the cost. I have probably the cheapest plan around, Mine is actually $20 every 90 days or if I use up all my minutes before then I need to buy more minutes. Otherwise my hubby has the next cheapest which is just under $30 for a smart phone. But you know too many people have given up their land lines and only rely on their cell phone.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
1 Jul 12
Ya,i understand..currently no one in my family use land lines anymore because cellphone is cheap, easy to buy in here. You and your husband already use the cheapest types, so that you guys can't save more from cellphone bill...
@lampar (7597)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Wow!~ You only spend three doolars for your cellphone usage in a month, that's so cool! Is your mobile service provider having an annual Sales discount or promotional rebate lately or what?? That is great having to pay only $3 a month while at the same time get to use the cell phone. I personally have to pay twenty time of that amount you are paying, you are one hell of a lucky gal.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
27 Jun 12
Huh? you pay twenty time of my an amount paying? it is too much. No, i use a normal phone in here with a prepaid type. I do send sms, make a phone call and chat on YM using internet also. I am happy with it because i can do all i want with cellphone and just pay a small amount only. You know there are 2 guys, they share that they just spend $1 for their cellphone a month. They are lucky guys...
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
28 Jun 12
Ya, there are many people just spend that amount on cellphone, not only me, i think. You know if i connect to YM directly, it costs so expensive when i do chat every night, but i use Ola chat (a soft for chatting on cellphone in here) and connect YM inside Ola chat, it is much more cheaper. One more, i use a prepaid type, when money in my cellphone is empty, i will reload money in it. In here i use only one cellphone but many guys use many phones at the same time and the telecommunication companies still get a big benefit every year.
@5mahi05 (667)
• India
20 Jun 12
Oh! In that case, I have spent 1$ on my cell for the last month. But I have to say, that was more than how much I usually spend on my cell. I am not happy with my expenses because, usually I do not like spending so much money on my cell for nothing. I look at it as a necessity than a luxury. Ofcourse, I manage keeping in touch with my friends through skype and gchat when I am online parallely working on mylot and the other sites that I am in! If you are glad about spending 3$ only, then it means that you used to spend even more. In that case, I am happy you are learning to cut down on your unnecessary expenses which can be saved for a necessary need of yours. Good luck with your savings, I hope you learn more.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
20 Jun 12
Ya, normally i spend at least $15 a month for my cellphone...but now, i just spend $3, i can't believe it in my eyes also. One more thing, i do chat on yahoo messenger every night (3 hours) but it does not cost much...I am very happy with it because finally i know how to save money more... You just spend $1 for your cellphone a month? really? if i spend $1 a month for my cellphone, i will be more happy....
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@5mahi05 (667)
• India
20 Jun 12
Yes, i spend only $1 a month at the max. I do not like wasting so much money. Initially when I had my cell in my hand for those first days of cell in my life sort of days, i used to spend so much money like you only. But eventually I learnt that all these are waste of money and I ain't getting anything out of it. Other than that, when there are a lot of other alternatives through which we can be in touch with friends for free, why waste money unnecessarily. SO i reduced it. Don't worry, you will surely reduce it to $1 some day just like how I have reduced.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
You are totally right, we can keep contact with people by many free ways, and don't need to spend much money for cellphone. Ya, i want to reduce my phone bill to $1 a month only...I will be very happy when i can do like that..
• Indonesia
20 Jun 12
That is good you only spent $3 for your cellphone, I could have saved a lot of money if only I dont use the mobile internet on my cellphone. I dont text or call a lot plus we have a lot of bonus free sms in a day, but what consume me more is the internet service. What application you are using to chat on your phone? I used to have ebuddy and nimbuzz to chat on phone, but I dont use it anymore.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
20 Jun 12
I installed ola chat and use yahoo messenger in it. My sis told me about this soft because it is very expensive if i use directly yahoo messenger in my phone. I think it is Vietnamese soft because i didn't see it in English. I do chat every night (3 hours) but it does not cost much... i used to try to connect to mylot on my phone, the result is i spend much time for loading and internet fee is expensive. That's why i don't connect to internet on phone more, just do chatting using Yahoo messenger in Ola chat only...
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• Indonesia
20 Jun 12
wow you chat 3 hours each night and you only spent $3 in a month, that is interesting and cheap. yup connect to mylot on phone is quiet expensive but I usually turn off the image so it load faster and doesnt cost me much hehehe but of course it is not as comfortable as using computer.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
20 Jun 12
ya, i do chat on yahoo messenger every night like that...it is very cheap right...I have to thank to ola chat, hihhi Ya, i had that experience then i never connect to mylot from cellphone more...i do it when i work with a PC only... You can save much money from you cellphone bill, i think..
• Philippines
15 Jul 12
What model of cellphone is it? :D
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
15 Jul 12
I use a samsung champ...
@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
14 Jul 12
That is a great deal. I spend $15 for 3 months of service and have for several years. I don't use my telephone a lot, but use it when I'm traveling and working. Its always great to save any amount of money.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
15 Jul 12
Oh, you just spend $5 a month also, it is great..we can do save much money from cellphone bill, right?
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Jul 12
That is incredible! Not even the cheapest phone plan in the USA could do that with all you've done, sending texts and calls and even doing yahoo messenger! The cheapest is like $35.00 to do all that that I've seen and THAT'S AFTER making payments. Maybe it was a glitch, so I'd enjoy it while I could! lol!
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
8 Jul 12
Wow...the cheapest is $35, it is too much... Ya, i do save much money from my cellphone now, i am happy to have it...Save much money as we can...
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 12
Hi Ryan, it is good that you managed to spend less for your cellphone. As for me, these few months, i had been spending lesser and lesser money into my cellphone since i don't call much. Most of the time, i am only sending sms to my friends and family. When it is urgent, then i will call them using my land-line since it is much cheaper. Only when i am out from my home, then i will use my cellphone to call them. Cellphone charges for calling is not really cheap in my area here, so most of the time i am using for sms only.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
It is nice to hear that you can reduce your cellphone bill also. Sometime i do text sms, but most of my time is chatting on Yahoo messenger in side ola chat soft...because it is much cheaper than sending sms.
• Bangladesh
21 Jun 12
What are the salient features of yahoo messanger then, brother?
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
I do chat a lots but i don't use Yahoo messenger directly from a phone. I connect to Ola chat and then log in yahoo messenger that is inside ola chat...it is much cheaper.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
21 Jun 12
Well that was really incredible and so low for a month.Great that you don't spend too much for the last month.Are you in postpaid line?
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
ya, it is very nice when i made my cellphone bill lower. I used to pay later in the end of month but my cellphone bill is very high because just call and call... so that i change to use a prepaid type. i just load money to my cellphone account when it is empty only...
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Wow! That is good!!! I wish I can save money on my cellphone, but I doubt it. lol
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
hihih, you can try...from this month...
• Taiwan
20 Jun 12
Wow!Only 3$...this is just great!Hope i should have this kind of offer.I am planning to buy one iPhone 4s and it costs around 8000 USD in my country.I have already started depositing money for my iPhone.Hope i will be able to buy one before the summer vacation.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
huh?it cost 8000 USD, wow...it is a big money...if i have 8000 USD, i won't buy expensive phone, i use phone for calling and text sms or chat on YM only... However congratulation to you...share with us when you receive your iPhone 4s, i also wanna see how it look, hihihii
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
20 Jun 12
That's incredible, ryanong! You are doing very well to manage your expenses. I wish that we had this payment plan as an option here in the United States of America.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
Thank you PageTurner... hihih, since i joined mylot, i know to manage money better...i have to thank to mylot...because i used to don't know how to manage/save money before
• United States
20 Jun 12
What kind of cellphone was it?
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
I use a touchscreen Champ Samsung type and a pack of prepaid.
• China
20 Jun 12
I had spend less than $2 per month on cellphone for 2 years. Zemin Jang say: Too young, too simple.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
Wow...it is great when you can do like that...keep doing it to save much money from your cellphone bill...
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
I could relate to 5mahi05, I usually spend an average of $1 a month for loading my cellphone, but more often than not, it's lesser than that. There are a lot of promos that is being offered to me so I take my chances on complying with them so I get to spend a whole lot lesser on my cellphone. I'm not really into texting and calling anyway, and most of my friends are the one who approach (text/call) me, and I only use my load during important events. I don't use them on daily basis so I spend very little. ^^
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
Ah, i understand. It is nice when you don't spend much money for cellphone while you can still keep contact with your family and friends. Keep doing like that and we can have more money for the other issues, right?
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
20 Jun 12
Cell phone - This is cellphone
That is amazing! Perhaps, you availed a promotion of the network your phone have. Anyway, keep up the good work
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
Thank you..i will keep like that because i really don't want to spend much time on cellphone as in the previous time. We can save much money from cellphone bill right?
• India
20 Jun 12
I am glad to know that you have a less bills now a days. Most of the cell operators provide some special offers to some of the special customers. May be this is the reason why you have a less bills now a days.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
If i use sms to text with my friend for 1 hour a day, it costs much money...so that i use a chat on yahoo messenger from Ola chat software..then it is very cheap even though I do chat every night (2-3 hours)
• Indonesia
20 Jun 12
really? only $3 a month? do you use cheapest provider or what?? by the same activity, I can waste more than $15 a month? especially if I use a lot internet for particular period
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
20 Jun 12
ya, it is the truth...even though i do use chat on yahoo messenger every night also. I don't connect directly to yahoo messenger, i installed Ola chat software (it is vnese soft) and then connect to yahoo messenger through it. Then it is much cheaper...My sis told me about it and now i can save much money from my cellphone bill. Before, i did connect directly to yahoo messenger and the result is i had to pay at least $15 a month.