I would like to talk today about how you can manage your Straight Talk wireless bill and tips and tricks on how to use coupons to your advantage. Straight Talk is one of the biggest mobile virtual network operators out there. They purchase time and bandwidth from such major cell phone carriers as Tmobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&&T. Then then repackage and resell those to the general consumer. Here are some tips on how you can manage your bill and save even more money at the end of the month. This is why I am currently recommending everyone sign up for a pre-paid cell phone account.
- 1. Check your monthly bill regularly if you have children or senior citizens in your home. This seems like a no-brainer, but it is critically important that you monitor how much bandwidth you are using on your Straight Talk cell phone. It would also be advisable if you were to monitor any senior citizens (friends or family) bandwidth usage on their Straight Talk cell phones as well. There was a recent news story where a child in the UK racked up a $7,000 USD iTunes bill by playing Clash of Clans. The parent didn’t realize that he had let his son use his unlocked account and over the course of a weekend the child racked up a tremendous amount of charges. Being that children are not as sensitive to financial matters, you can download various apps to protect you from going over the bandwith usages. Not to mention, be sure to lock down your iTunes or Google Play account so that nobody but you can make purchases or transactions. Senior citizens are another demographic that can rack up bandwidth charges in a hurry. From watching Youtube videos to clicking on links they should not, senior citizens should be monitored since the majority of them are not as “tech savvy” as the rest of us.
2. Use coupon codes regularly. Before you refill your Straight Talk Wireless account, check our Straight Talk Coupons page on a weekly basis for any updated discounts or promos that they may be offering. For example, if you take advantage of the free overnight shipping offer, you could save yourself at least $75 a month. Not to mention there are always promos and discounts being offered to the consumer. When you refill your Straight Talk account online, you need to pay attention to the “Have a Promotional Code” box. It is there for a reason, so you need to use it! Using these techniques I have saved myself thousands of dollars over the past few years.
3. Take advantage of the home network functionality that comes with most Android (and even some iPhone) phones. This means you can use your home internet (coupled with a WiFi device) to cut down on the amount of time you spend on the mobile network, which in turn increases the bandwidth used. Simply put, set up your phone to connect to your WiFi home network whenever it is in range. This way you will be able to save an estimated $10-$15 a month if you plan it just right.
4. Being that you do not have a contract with Straight Talk, you can port your number to another carrier if they come out with a promotion that is very good. You just need to revert back to step #2 and calculate how much money you will save using coupons every month on Straight Talk versus how much money the new promotion is offering you.