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5 smart ways to cut smartphone costs

Cutting smart phone costs
Cutting smart phone costs

Paring down smart phone costs takes smart shopping.

Signing up for unneeded add-ons can quickly add to your cell phone costs. Before you know it, your bill can soar to more than $100. According to cost-savings website BillShrink.com, 80 percent of Americans overpay for their cell phone service.

But there are ways to avoid being dinged by high smart phone costs. For example, some carriers now offer a la carte plans with lower rates. "You can pay lower smart phone bills," adds Nick Mokey, associate editor at the Digital Trends website. "You must think about how you use your phone."

Here are five tips that can help you save money.

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