Who doesn’t like to save little cash in paying the monthly cell phone bill? You would be doing all your homework and drill down on a plan to make sure you’re not spending too much on the bill.
But what if we have alternatives or something which helps us to keep our spend on check. Yes, we have apps for that.
Here are few top apps that can help you trim a little fat from your monthly phone bill.
My Data Manager:
In the Ideal world we should be paying only for the data consumed. But 90% of the mobile operators charge for the full data limit in the plan.
Ways to monitor how much data we use are probably built into our phone, but the best way to make sure we use is a software which make its easy.
My Data manager is one such app which excels in this, This app helps to track how much data you use through mobile and WIFI with roaming data accounted for separately. It also keeps track of voice minutes and text messages.
We can also track shared or family plan data total everything from one app or a widget in the home screen.
This App also brings in a additional bonus for the users of US, with it plan matcher capability that helps to keep track of plans offered in US and suggests and make sure we’re using the right one based on our usage history
You can download from app store here.
This is one of the oldest and majorly used video and voice calling app around the world. Those who does not have sufficient free voice minutes use this especially for international call.
Currently what whatapp is for texting, Skype is to voice calls. Best way to do it does not cost anything, just that both the parties need to have app installed. In case if the other party does not have the app installed, we can call him to his phone number at a fraction of cost that mobile operators normally charge.
There are many apps like this in the market since this is owned by Microsoft it is here to stay for long, not like other apps which suddenly disappears. Skype has one more advantage over others this has full-fledged app on the computer too.
You can download skype for playstore here
If you have installed Whatsapp then you can Stop paying for texts or voice calls or for any international texting plan. Just stop right now!
Whatsapp was originally designed to replace SMS plans from the ground up because in most place around the world texting isn’t free or sometimes not built into monthly plan.
Whatsapp currently has more than billion daily active users because they are too good at it. After Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook they have also added capability of voice and video calls.
Spending extra money to text or call friend or relatives overseas seems crazy when you can do it for free.
You can download Whatsapp from play store here
Your cable company’s Wi-Fi network
Chances are you have cable television, and chances are the company you pay for it offers a Wi-Fi network you can use with your account login.
The way this works is through an app that notices when a Wi-Fi hotspot through your cable company (Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, whoever) and when it finds one you connect through it instead of your data plan.
It is “free” as in its part of your monthly cable bill, it’s secure because it’s not a public Wi-Fi network and it’s automatic so you won’t need to remember to do anything. All you need to do is install the right app and set it up.
Glasswire Data Usage Monitor
With Datally ending up in the Google Graveyard, we have found GlassWire to be a great alternative for tracking your data usage. The app provides in-depth details as to how much data your apps are using, while also giving you the ability to block connections right from the app.
GlassWire has another useful feature which helps you to create a “firewall” directly on your smartphone. This allows you to manage new app connections, helping you to determine whether a new app is doing things it shouldn’t, or if it’s a good one to use. Some additional features include a “Speed Meter” to view your data usage in real-time, and alerts when you are nearing your data limits set by your carrier.
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