Budgeting Tips to Help Save for Your Mobile Phone Plan

Life is expensive, and everyone wants to save some money wherever they can. Unfortunately, when it comes to mobile plans, they can easily go from a reasonable amount to ridiculously expensive in a matter of seconds.

So how do you make sure you’re saving the most amount of money with your mobile phone plan?

Here are a few budgeting tips to get you started.

Tip 1: Review & Understand Your Plan

When you’ve already got a mobile phone plan, and you’re trying to find a way to save money, it’s time to start looking at every possible way that you can save money. Start reviewing your current mobile phone plan and making sure it’s worth it in terms of call costs, data costs, and hidden fees.

Also, take advantage of any and all offers provided to you by your provider. Finally, if you’re unhappy with your current plan, look for ways to move on to another provider that has better pricing.

Tip 2: Compare Carriers

There are so many options when it comes to carriers. You’re never without a choice of who to use and the best thing is, all companies want your business and some will go the extra mile to get it. Take a look at the available options in Australia, compare every aspect of each provider and find out which one offers the best value for money. You want a company that has a lot to offer, is reliable and doesn’t engage in hidden fees. At Catch Connect, we like to think we offer some of the most competitive mobile phone plans down under! Check out our plans.

Tip 3: Utilise Wifi Connections

The chances of you having wifi at home are highly possible, and that’s why the data you buy for your phone should be used when you’re not home. Save the most data-intensive task for when you’re at home so that you’re not depleting the data you’ve purchased for your phone which is usually more expensive. Even when you’re out you can make use of free-to-use wifi connections around Australia be it at a restaurant, cafe, coffee shop, mall, etc.

Tip 4: Consider The Apps You Use

Some apps consume data like it’s nobody’s business. So you want to take a long hard look at all the applications you’ve got installed on your phone. The worst of it is when these apps run in the background continuing to use data even when you’re not using the app itself. This is especially the case with social media and media apps overall. If you don’t need or frequently use the app, consider getting rid of it.

Tip 5: Don’t Pay For Information Calls

Instead of spending a ton of money calling information numbers when you need an address or contact information, go online instead. This is a far easier way for you to save money and collect information with far less hassle.

Tip 6: Tax Deductions

If your phone is used primarily for business purposes, be it for a corporate or independent contracting gig job, then why not make your phone bill a write off. You won’t be able to make the entire bill a write off, but you’ll be able to at least portion off some of it to save some money. This can be a process of reviewing your phone usage each month to determine how much you use it for personal or business purposes, but it can be a meaningful saving in the long run.

Tip 7: Remove Unnecessary Extras and Services

Some plans make sense in the beginning but quickly become less necessary than we once believed they were. If you’ve got a mobile plan that provides a lot of minutes and data, but you realise you don’t use the minutes as much as the data, then adjust the plan. This is especially true for users with an unlimited plan. You can check your monthly, weekly, or daily data usage to get a sense of what you need and reduce the package you’re on to be more tailored to your needs.

There are a lot of add-ons that seem great at first but aren’t as important in hindsight. So go through your mobile plan and find the aspects of it that don’t make a lot of sense and get rid of them.

Tip 8: Make Calls Using Wifi Instead Of Your Data

If you need to make a call but are near a free-to-use wifi connection, utilise that to make said call. You’re saving your own money by using a free public service or a friend/family member's wifi connection. This is especially useful when it comes to international calls as these can cost a lot of money to mobile phone users. The point isn’t to work harder, but smarter. If you have a friend to call in another country, find an internet connection that’s free to utilise apps like Facetime, Skype, WhatsApp call, and more.


There are so many ways you can save money with your mobile phone plan. Start by scrutinising your bill, usage, and fees. Then move on to ways you can really save some money by using your phone in more logical settings where the wifi is available. Most importantly, understand your provider and everything they offer in their packages so you know you’re getting the best deal.

With Catch Connect, you’re given transparency, control, no lock-in contracts, and great deals to keep you connected. Take a look at our available plans and everything you need to know about our service on our website.