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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by MotoC139
    Me and my father are on a shared account. We have 800 mins and thats that. We each have aprox 400 but I try to save ( I know its high ) at least 80-100 for all those rounded calls. It seems I go over every now and then. I if it keeps up Im going to get the phone suspended, or taken away . So anyone have any tips for me?
    Talking less would be obvious, and yeah... maybe paying 10 bucks for extra minutes would be a good idea. That's what i like with nextel for my kid is they have a free incoming plans, so her friends... for the most part... call her.


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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    Tips for saving minutes:

    1) When something is funny, say LOL instead of taking the extra 3-4 seconds to laugh.
    2) Do not use "Hello" or "Good bye" anymore. Jump right into the reason for the call, and hang up as soon as everything necessary has been said.
    3) Eliminate articles and conjunctions from speech. (No more saying "a" "an" "the" "and" "or" "but" etc.)
    4) For reference to mutual friends between yourself and the person you are talking to, use their initials instead of their names.
    5) Decorate your phone so it looks so hideous (or girly if you are a guy) that you would not want to be seen with it. This will provide extra incentive to hurry up your conversation when you are in public, so you can quickly put the phone away and hide it.
    6) If you are the caller, write down everything you want to talk about so you don't spend an extra 2-3 seconds thinking about what else you were calling the person for.
    7) If you have a flip or slide phone, press the "End call" button at the end of a conversation, as flipping or sliding the phone to end the call takes approximately 3/4 of a second longer to end the call.
    8) No more leaving messages. Leaving messages only results in the person calling you back to talk about something you already talked about. That is wasted time on the phone.
    9) Keep a low battery so that you absolutely cannot talk more than a certain amount of time in a day.
    10) If the other nine methods don't cut it, use text messages instead of talking.



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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    Now THAT'S funny! That reminds of that cel phone commercial (can't remember who) where this family has a shared plan and they all talk really, really fast to save their minutes...



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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    lol, something about hiitsbobhadbabyitsaboy? How much do you pay? do you have free mobile-mobile(same network)? I try and save my anytime minutes by texting, and I also have nights and weekends starting at 7. I've rarely go over mins. You should maybe look at other plans if feesible



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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    Sure you might save a little money with that company, but you prabibily don't get as good of extended network, no nights and weekends, no unlimited calling to one of the nations largest networks. Thats why I would recomend Verizon, or Cingular.



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    Re: Anyone have tips on how to conserve mins? :(

    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckel5
    I still say to give your pops $10 and call it even.
    sounds like a good plan...



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