I am almost willing to bet that right now you are overpaying for one of the services you receive. Anything that has to do with Telecommunication I am almost certain that you are paying too much for right now. Cell phone plans change all the time, promotions expire and if you do not proactively call, they will leave you in the plan that will overcharging you. Isn’t that stealing?
With all the mergers and acquisitions going on with big telecom companies, there is going to be a lot of price changes. I just found out that I was paying almost 3 times what I am supposed to be paying for my Internet service, and if I had not called, I would still be paying the “standard” rate.
I wish this was the only time that this has happened to me, but it has happened over and over in different occasions and with different providers. Last year one of my coworkers heard what I was paying for a service and asked me, what company. It turned out that he had been paying double for a year and they never bother to tell him that the price had changed.
It’s sad that we cannot trust our service providers. That if there is a cheaper plan, or there are more services that you should be getting for the price you are already paying, why don’t they switch it automatically? Don’t even get me started on their “packages”, where you pay an extra fee just because you do not want one of their bundled services. There is no real communication channel for it either.
So, I bet that if you spend 30 minutes going over all of your services, you will most likely save money for just reviewing what you are paying vs. what you are getting for. Be proactive and save money.