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cellphone plan to expensive need advice about switching

by OsipM-24934554258958770112145297842462 / October 31, 2012 3:44 AM PDT

I have an ATT Talk Nation Family 550 plan for me and my daughter. My charges are $50 per month, but her's average $80 per month. She has a Smartphone with lots of addl. charges since she lives abroad. $1,500 per year for our two cellphones, that seems excessive. Any advice about how I can reduce these charges. I hardly ever use my phone, but of course she lives on hers.

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Be more specific about what extra charges and...
by Pepe7 / October 31, 2012 1:17 PM PDT

...what handsets you both currently have.

You *could* have her use Skype if you have a home computer and she can either load a Skype app on her smartphone (or PC). Other options such as VoIP apps exist too, but you have to get more specific about what she could do while abroad.

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It may be time to cut that plan.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2012 6:12 AM PDT

Here if I paid for cellular use abroad my current carrier wants 300 a month. No way I'll do that. So I carried a phone that could take a SIM and then picked that up while over there. That's one option and by now they know the lay of the land and can shop for a better deal in the local market.

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