May 21, 2009 -- The current economic climate has many Americans tightening their belts and reexamining their spending. Although many cell phone users would never give up the service, there are ways to reduce the amount you spend each month.
The idea of examining your cell phone bill might be overwhelming. The bills read like complicated stereo instructions and is can be tricky to figure out how many minutes you need, how many text messages you send and receive and if you're getting the most from your Internet service.
"GMA" Technology correspondent Becky Worley cuts through the confusion and shares secrets that can help you significantly reduce your cell phone bill.
Analyze your Bill
MyValidas.com suggested a new plan that would save Worley $240 a year. Billshrink.com, is another online analyzer can help reduce the cost of household bills.
Find a 'Just Right' Plan
If saving money on your service is important, it is worth staying on top of your usage. You can look back on your last couple of bills and determine how your plan is working for you. If you decide a change is in order, contact your provider, most will also help make sure you're budgeting your talk and texts.
Consider Prepaid Plans
Make Your Phone Bare Bones
Some carriers are offer unlimited calling for 24 hour periods for as low as one dollar a day.