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    Default Sucessful Phone calls today!

    I just had to share my sucess on the phone today!

    First call was to my ISP to see if they would give me their low rate for High Speed, since I'm stuck on dialup and was being charged more for dialup than HS cost. They were able to offer me a 1 yr contract, that cut my internet access bill by $8/month.

    I then looked up long distance packages and called my long distance provider to see what they could do. I was able to get a flat rate long distance package for less than 1/2 of what my long distance charges have been in the last few months, which will result in a savings of approximately $40/month (ya, I should have called sooner, but this particular package is brand new).

    I also managed to get both the Internet and Phone bills put into one invoice so I can pay them together, allowing me to save an extra bill payment at the bank. It's not usually an issue, but on a busy month we sometimes have more transactions than our bank plan allows, so cutting down on what comes out will be helpful as well.

    As much as making these calls can be a bit frustrating, it was so worth it to make them and have such huge payoff for the small amount of time taken.

    Cindy

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    Sorry, just realized this should have been in homespun frugal tips.. if someone could move it that would be appreciated.

    Cindy

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    Moved it and good for you! It's amazing what deals you can get with a phone call.

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    Good for you for negotiating a good deal to save you money!

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    Woo Hoo, that's quite a bit per hour if you consider your time spent there

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    Way to go Cindy!! Glad you were able to get better rates!

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    Awesome deals you made! I should get over my fear of the phone (yes, I have a fear of the phone lol) and make some phone calls.

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    Good for you!

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    Great job!! Love that type of dealing. It always pays to ask.

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    *high five* Go, Cindy, go!

    Originally posted by mizniteowl
    I should get over my fear of the phone (yes, I have a fear of the phone lol) and make some phone calls.
    Me, too, with the phone phobia. ROFL!

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    WTG! If you calculated your "hourly wage" for the time spent calling........it was really worth it!

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    Good deals.

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    WTG! It is amazing how a little phone work will help the budget.
    Jeanna


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