Contributed by LearnVest
Tech Makes Us Spend, But It can Also Help Us Save.
These days, there are small ways that free (or low-cost) technology services can save you lots of money on everyday expenses like text messaging and entertainment costs such as movie theater tickets. Below are some practical examples of ways various smartphone apps, smart new light bulbs, and free online services for books, shows, and movies can help you cut costs that you probably haven’t even noticed before!
Save On Monthly Bills: Phone, Electricity.
1. VoIP Services: Skype, Rebtel.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a fancy term for the type of online services that allow you to make phone calls through an internet connection, such as Skype, Rebtel and Google Voice. Sometimes, you can even chat for free using these services—especially if it’s a domestic call. All three services have an application you can download on your mobile phones.
2. Save On Text Messages With Textfree.
If you have an iPhone, you could potentially download the Textfree app for $5 and never pay for a text message again! While this is a great deal for avid texters, keep in mind that this app must be open at all times in order for you to receive a text message, and also, not all text message features (e.g. sending a photo text) are available on Textfree.
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