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Sat, Jul 23, 2022 6:54 PM

How can i lower my bill

Trying to figure out how to lower my monthly bill for wireless and home internet.

Here is the breakdown of what i have now.

Internet - $70.54

This is broken out as $59.99 for Fiber 1000, $10 equipment fee, plus taxes and fees. This amount went up $21.39 from last month due to the 12 month intro pricing expiring

Wireless - $246.20

This is for 4 phones and 2 watches and is broken out like so.

Unlimited Plus Multi-Line $115 - $10 loyalty discount, $.94 in taxes

4 smart phones at $26.16 each

2 apple watches at $17.81 each.

I just feel like i am paying a ton of money for wireless service and am trying to figure out how to make it cheaper each month without having to go prepaid.

If i have to do that i will, but is definitely a last resort.

Does anyone have any recommendations on account changes or plan modifications i can do to make things cheaper?

Gary L

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For 4 phone lines that will be $160 on Unlimited Premium (after multi-line, autopay/paperless, and FAN discounts) but before normal fees/taxes (that's the plan plus line/access charges included). You get unlimited prioritized data per line, roaming in most of North/South/Central America, and 50GB of hotspot per line. So that'll be $25 less, right?  Source: this page.

Watches should be the same price. But unless you're making watch payments, $17.81 seems like way too much, wearables should be $10 plus taxes (and that shouldn't be higher than phone taxes).

Premium is higher priority than plus. If you don't have a FAN or Signature discount, you can join AARP to get the discount (which gets you Premium/Elite at the cost of Extra). Since this works out to $1.25 a month (regardless of the number of lines) this is a deal for the higher priority, additional hotspot, and better roaming on Premium/Elite. Account needs to be in the name of the FAN/Signature holder.

 

Your taxes should be similar when switching they were for me (it is generally pretty close when I switch plans).  So you'll want to do the math without taxes to compare.

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Gary L

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 You get a better discount (25%) if the account holder fits in one of these categories: teachers, doctors, nurses, military, veterans, and first responders. But that's off the $200 full price for Premiums, making it $150 for four phone lines.

Maybe someone else can speak up if that would apply to wearables?

My experience when adding this discount in a corporate store was that it was reflected on my account before I left the store. Account needs to be in the name of the FAN/Signature holder.  

https://www.att.com/offers/discount-program/appreciation/

https://about.att.com/story/2020/teachers_nurses_physicians_offer.html

https://www.att.com/offers/discount-program/teacher/

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