Friday, May 7, 2010

Save on your phone bill

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I stumbled on this money saving tip by accident this morning. Do you have a land line telephone in your home? I do. Never use it.

I called the phone provider - who is also my internet provider - and asked them to drop the line. Almost immediately, they offered me a 25% discount off the price of the phone portion of the bill, good for six months. I dropped my phone line altogether, but in hindsight, I probably could have negotiated for a bigger discount.

So I guess if you're seeking savings wherever you can find it (these days, who isn't), you might benefit from a quick call  to your land line phone provider.

The two main providers of land line phone numbers in the Greater Phoenix are are Cox (623-594-1000) and Qwest. (1-800-491-0118). Note that if you have a bundled service discount, you'll want to check what happens to that discount if you drop part of the service bundle.