Wireless Service Plans

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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You have more power than you think when negotiating for wireless service plans. A glut of new providers entering the marketplace has paid off for consumers in the way of expanded options. Those companies that can no longer cut it cannot linger around waiting to pick up the cast-off detritus from another carrier's wreckage. There are simply too many players in the game all hustling for a piece of the action.

When providers compete, it's the consumer who wins. The margins are so tight in the telecommunications space that many businesses are content to suffer losses up front when issuing their wireless service plans if it means recouping those losses through long-term agreements. Recently, though, customers won the right to keep their phone numbers when transferring service to new companies, meaning users are even more fickle than they were before.

Negotiating for Wireless Service Plans

Knowledge is power when it comes time to pick wireless service plans. If you know Sprint is offering 400 anytime minutes through a nationwide calling plan for 40 dollars a month, why not use this information to your advantage when talking to Verizon? Don't be afraid to exert your leverage and ask for the precise terms you want. After all, once you sign your name, you're bound to comply with every whim your carrier exhibits, even if that means a rate hike.

Don't fear negotiating for expanded services, either. If your prospective carrier knows that you operate a network, for example, it will be more receptive to your demands. Be sure to let them know that you'll be signing up for small business services in the near future (if this is true) and use the threat of more dollars spent to get the price reductions or expanded calling areas you want.


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