Possible Internet Cost Saving Options
Vary download limit
to suit your actual needs. Check Internet plans every 6 months for improved options.
Vary you Internet
speed to suit your budget.
Use Internet VOIP
telephony to reduce your land-line phone costs.E.g. $20 unlimited national landline calls, 20 cent untimed international calls.
Use free video
conferencing to reduce travel expenses e.g. Skype
Internet Cost Traps
charging instead of slowing speed down when the monthly limit is
Possible Phone Cost Saving Options
telephony with unlimited national calls and fixed price for
international calls. Skype also has unlimited world calls for 9 euros per month. Use a Wifi Skype phone or Apple iTouch as a handset to save on needing to have a powered up computer.
Change Line rental
plan to basic level if VOIP telephony is used
Consider a combined
broadband and VOIP telephony plan
Using VOIP instead of
extra telephone lines and their associated line rental fees.
Phone Cost Traps
The unknown bill size
at the end of the month with timed call charges.
Possible Mobile Cost Saving Options
Use mobile Wifi VOIP telephony if possible instead of mobile carrier
Adjust Mobile plan to
suit call volumes
Consider SMS instead
of mobile call
Use email instead of
Can a smart-phone with data plan replace a home phone and/or wired
Mobile to mobile
calls are often cheaper than land line to mobile.
Joint mobile plans
using the same carrier can include same carrier talk time and shared
Consider pre-paid mobile to control your costs. Look for long expiry
period for phone recharges.
Mobile Cost Traps
Be careful of the cost of mobile data charges.
Does the carrier has
signal range where you intend to use mobile phone/data. There maybe
different coverage maps for second generation and third generation
mobile telephony. 3G can provide higher speed mobile data transfer.
What are the individual call costs under a call cap plan. Would your
usage always keep under the cap?