You can save money on your monthly bills for services like cable, internet, phone and insurance!

by Karen on January 28, 2013

How can you obtain these savings?  Negotiate!

What should you do?

  • Be prepared
    • check online  for any current deals with your current provider and their competition
    • gather your agreement, bills and payment history.  On time payments are a plus!
    • Decide what you expect and are willing to pay – set a high expectation goal and one for which you are willing to settle – this allows for comfortable compromise
  • Get on the phone with customer service
    • Be patient while you go through all the options to talk with a live associate – usually I’m annoyed by the time someone actually talks to me!
    • If it’s taking forever, you might try pressing zero or # to get an associate on the line
    • Be assertive.
    • If the person you get says that they can’t help you, ask to be transferred to someone who can – in the appropriate department or their supervisor.
  • Enjoy your success!

I once called my internet provider and told them that the service had become too expensive for me and they knocked my service down to the introductory rate after I’d been a customer for several years.

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