Does having a cellphone in your hand mean that you can save money on entertainment costs for your household?
Many households that have cellphones have dropped their landlines completely. Now the trend seems to be cutting cable costs and going for streaming via the computer, tablet, and smartphone. Hulu Plus and Netflix begin at just $7.99, which is an extreme savings from cable and satellite.
We do not have cable or satellite, nor any streaming service, though I have considered trying out Netflix to get some programs that our family may enjoy. The fact of the matter is that while cable delivers a huge amount of channels, there often just isn't anything good to choose from. Also, with families being so busy and on the go these days it is easier to stream an episode when you can watch it rather then when it airs. Having U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE network means that you can watch your favorite shows wherever you are!
Having so much at your fingertips can be a distraction, especially when fall television is new and kids are still getting into the routine of school. That is where the U.S. Cellular Parent-Child Agreement comes in handy. It's a perfect way to raise awareness of what you expect of your child with their phone and have them agree to your terms.
Have you been able to cut household costs by having a smartphone?
This post is sponsored by U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade but all opinions are my own.