Mobile bills are growing more and more expensive each day it would seem. While we all want to be able to connect with other people, it would be nice if we could do so for less money. Between how expensive each new handset is, to how much you need to pay in order to run the phone, having a mobile device is certainly not cheap. There are, however, some things you can do in order to lower how much money you will be spending.

The first thing you want to look at is the device you are purchasing. Sure, it would be nice to have the latest and best mobile phone out there, but that also means it will be the most expensive. Often times if you get a slightly older model, you can get a phone with basically the same features but at a much lower cost. If you have found a model you like, but it is still too pricey for you, you can try looking for a refurbished or used version of that mobile phone. You can then get the device you wanted at a discount, and simply connect it to your current mobile contract. Be careful of where you purchase your phone however, as you don't want to purchase one that isn't working.

Secondly, look at your contract type. Are you paying for things you don't need? Are there better alternatives out there for you? Do some research and see if getting a different type of contract, or going with a different provider, will save you some money. This is especially important towards the end of a current contract, as you won't have to pay anything to go to another company if you decide to switch. You can also look into Sim Only contracts and Capped contracts as a way to save yourself money.

Lastly, look at any extra fees you are accumulating. Your mobile company may be charging you for going over your data limit, or you may have subscribed to an app you have to pay for monthly and have forgotten about it. Look for any unexpected fees and see if there is anything you can do about them. Data overage charges are a big one that you should try to avoid. Keep an eye on how much data you are using each month and be sure you do not go over your limit. The same goes for phone call minutes and text messages, if your current contract puts a limit on those. Stay on top of what you can and can't do with your phone throughout the month in order to save yourself money.

While these tips may not save you a fortune, it could save you a little bit each month, which will add up over time. The important thing is just to know what you are paying for and to see if there are better alternatives out there for you. With a little bit of persistence and hard work you may be able to find some options that you didn't know existed. Once you find them, you may be surprised at how much money you can save on your mobile bill each month.