Save on your tech expenses
(NC) Many of us will either give or receive a new tech gadget this holiday season – whether it's the latest smartphone, tablet, or the in-between phablet.
But having it all can often lead to having a headache when it comes to managing multiple plans for multiple devices and making sure everyone in the family has a plan to suit their needs.
Here are four great little tips to help you save on your household's tech expenses:
Bring back sharing. Score a great deal on your wireless services by sharing data and other features with your family. While there are lots of service options out there, a Rogers plan called Share Everything is the only one that let you add up to 10 wireless devices, including basic talk and text phones and tablets, so there's an option for everyone in the family. Sharing a data bucket lets you meet everyone's needs while maximizing your data usage. These plans include unlimited Canada-wide talk and text, call display and voicemail for even more bang for your buck.
Monitor usage. Avoid surprises on your monthly wirelessbill by regularly tracking your usage. Most providers have an app for that or you can log in to manage your account online. This is especially wise if you're paying for your kids' cell phones, particularly if they're living away from home or regularly streaming music and videos.
Trade up or trade in. Do you have cell phones and other gadgets collecting dust around the house? Trade them in for a new device or credit, or gift them to someone in the family to save money on your monthly wireless bill. Some companies offer savings to customers who add their own device to a plan. Ask your carrier if they have a BYOD discount to find out how much you can save.
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