How to reduce your cell phone bill with apps for calling and texting
Most people who use cell phones for all their communication needs would like to reduce their monthly cell phone bills by reducing their minutes or texts with free or paid apps. The best thing to do is to make use of all resources already available before making a bigger choice like a change of service provider. For people who are locked in a contract with their service providers, changing over might not even be an option. One way to do this is to get your number moved to a cheaper plan with the same cell phone service provider. However, this may mean that you will have to contend with lesser minutes. Most people don’t realize by using a wi-fi connection and various free or small cost apps, they can save a ton of money on their cell bill without having to switch providers. If you’ve got access to wi-fi, use it and save a ton of money on your cell bill, below I’ll show you the apps that can help you slash your bill.
Go the App Way!
The answer to all your questions is apps! There are many texting and calling apps that are available which allow you to text and call as much as you want free of cost! Some of these applications might be available free of cost as well which means you don’t have to spend a cent to get the service started. Even the paid apps are quite reasonably priced. You can easily slash your phone bill by more than 50% by putting these apps to use.
Top 5 Apps to Make Free Calls
Skype is an easy and free application that allows you to make unlimited phone calls to anyone anywhere in the world. All you have to do is set up a username and password and you are good to go. This application is compatible with all phones including Androids and iPhones.
Google Voice is another free application that allows not just calling but even texting for free.
Fring is another free application that allows you to make as many free calls to other Fring, Skype, and IM contacts as you wish. It also uses a WiFi connection that lets you enjoy the services of a free and clear video chatting while using your phone. International landlines and other local numbers can be called for a minimal fee.
Other great free calling apps are Guava and Rebtel for Android users. For iPhone or iPad users Truphone and Vopium make it to the top 5.
Top 5 Apps for Free Texting
txtDrop, mjoy, and Peekamo are the top free texting apps that are available for all users. Add to this TextFree Unlimited and TextNow (at $4.99) to complete the top 5 for iPhone users. Blackberry users can use the Kik Chat app which has great features for both sending and receiving messages for free. txtPlus is a well known and free text messaging app that works best with Android phones.
There are some apps that cost a monthly fee of $2 and more but allow you to use the app to make unlimited phone calls to any number and use their unlimited free texting service as well. It makes cents if you have a smartphone, texting and calling charges comprise your bill and any app that can help you reduce these charges is going to save you money. Most all of these apps are dependent on the use of wi-fi.