Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saving Money on Phone Service

Our home phone service has been with AT&T for as long as we have lived in Tennessee. I can remember when we first had service and the bill was around $21 per month, but in the last few years the bill has inched upward until it now costs $38 per month and that is with no long distance phone calls. In other words, just your basic home phone service with no features like call waiting or caller ID

Last year when I bought my new cell phone the Verizon salesperson told me about their new program called Verizon Home Phone Connect. I thought it sounded interesting at the time, but I put it on the back burner at the time and hadn't really thought about it again until we were in the Verizon store last month replacing my daughter's broken cell phone. 

The Verizon salesperson explained to me that I could have home phone service for $19.99 per month. Always looking to lower our monthly costs I considered and eventually decided to use this new service. The switchover was rather painless and we even got to keep our old phone number.  

Here is what the setup looks like on our kitchen counter:

As you can see there is a black device from Verizon and the phone itself, which plugs into the back of the Verizon device.

Now I wasn't really thinking about what the final cost would be and didn't take into consideration all the taxes and fees that would be added to the $19.99, but in the end we are saving approximately $10 per month on our monthly phone service, which is a pretty good deal to me. The switchover from AT&T to Verizon has been completed and we are satisfied with the new phone service and happy to be paying less for one of our monthly expenses.

How about you? Have you been able to save on any of your monthly expenses lately?   

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. Hey Belinda, we have T-Mobile and their home phone service. Although they no longer offer it we are grandfathered in and it's only $10 a month, but with taxes it comes to about $12.50. We have had it for several years now and we retained our same phone number. So good deals all around.

    1. Wow, that is a great deal, Mary Lou! What a great savings for you and your budget. It's so great to "see" you here too. Thank you for visiting. :)


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