Ever notice the fluctuating cable bill every month? Perhaps you aren’t happy with your home security bill after years of a stress-free environment. Either way, if you aren’t looking into lowering your bills regardless of the function, whether it’s electric or cell phone, there are always ways to save on bills.
Several companies are taking bill cutting into another dimension by negotiating them for you. That’s right, you can let these four services below handle your bills (some of them), and they’ll negotiate them on your behalf. See real savings within weeks!
Let a robot handle your cable or internet bill using AskTrim (or Trim). We’ve done a case study on the Trim app, and we continually see $20 credited back in our cable bill account thanks to the app. Here’s how it works:
- Sign Up
- Link Your Cable Company Account (i.e., Comcast, RCN, Spectrum)
- Let the Trim Robot Work
- Get Statement Credit Whenever Applicable
The Trim Robot will look for cable and internet outages within your area, along with other ways to negotiate your bill. This app is super useful and easy to use. Also, Trim does not charge you if they cannot get your money back on your statement. They recently introduced several new negotiations serviced including Sirius XM and a broader spectrum of Cable Companies!
While you won’t have a robot do the negotiating for you, BillShark works with Humans instead. Backed by the “Shark” himself, Mark Cuban, BillShark will actually negotiate bills through direct communication.
Like Trim, you’ll only be charged a modest fee if there are any statement credits or money back into your account!
Of all of the bill negotiating services, TrueBill acts the most similarly to Trim. Simply hook up your services to TrueBill including your cable bill along with several categories including Home Security and Cell Service, then you’ll receive notices whenever there has been a success in the negotiation of your bill.
One of the nicer additions to the TrueBill service is the ability to look into your finances as well, with the ability to remove unused subscriptions (probably not Netflix).
4: Bill Slasher
Unlike Trim, BillShark, and TrueBill, Bill Slasher is the most hands-on service that will take a look at any cable and internet bill and see if there is room for negotiation. Sure, these guys don’t offer neat Financial Advice or Fancy Robots, but they’ll get the job done at a minimum cost (only if they are successful at getting statement credits).
How to get started with Bill Slasher would take a smartphone or digital camera and snap a picture of your latest cable and internet bill. Start from there, and let Bill Slasher handle the rest!