There was a good period of time when my cellular bill was outrageous. For what I was paying, I expected to be able to communicate with other planets.
Instead, I was treated to AT&T's "no bars in more places" coverage (not that any of the other carriers are more consistent between my office, home and other places I travel). While that situation is slowly improving, the cost isn't.
Once you add up the voice minutes, text minutes, cellular data, service fees, the cost of the phone - it's just too much. And as you add more phones and upgrade to 4G cellular, it only gets worse.
Sure you can get a basic phone with a basic plan - and for some people that works - although it's still way more than it should be. But you shouldn't have to forego a smartphone or fast, on-the-go Internet if you really want them.
Fortunately, I know a few tricks to shave money off your cellular bill - and one "money saver" to avoid.