How to know if your tech bills are too high

Are you paying too much for streaming services?

The new year is in full swing, those holiday bills are rolling in, and now might be a good time to take a look at where you’re spending money, and most importantly find ways to save.

We spoke to the Tech Expert Steve Van Dinter with Verizon to get his advice on how to save money when it comes to technology.

So let’s take a look at all those tech bills. You probably have an internet service provider, a cell service provider, as well as several streaming subscriptions like Netflix or Hulu.

Van Dinter says the first step is making sure you are not overpaying for your services, and that includes paying for something you rarely, if ever, use.

The best way to know if you are overpaying is to shop around. Verizon, for example, offers a cell service deal where it is $25 per line per month. Now that is a fairly simple plan, but you can always upgrade it to include other things, like access to a host of streaming services.

Sometimes it may save you money to bundle services together, and other times it’s not. Make sure you understand all that is included in your plan. The last thing you want is for your internet plan to include a streaming service that you are also paying for on the side because you were unaware.

For more of his advice, watch the video above. If you would like to find the Verizon store nearest you, and all their current deals, click or tap here.


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Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.