Money Saving Tip #72: Haggle when your mobile phone contract is up.
If you're on a mobile phone contract and happy with your current handset, when the renewal comes around haggle and say you don't want a new handset and ask for a knock off price, often a handset can cost $10 to $50 a month of your mobile phone bill, but what's the point of upgrading your phone every year? Especially when you're happy with it and it's full of your contacts and photos. If you can try to upgrade only every two years you get a better jump in technology and save money for the years you haven't upgraded!
Make sure you use the words "you can't do any better than that?" I got $20 off my Telstra bill a few years back, since then I've gone for pre-paid can be good if you're not a heavy phone user. However having a phone contract can be good for those that are trying to build up a credit score, if you don't need to worry about that a pre-paid phone can save you money.
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