As technology continues to grow and evolve, there are more and more innovations that make life easier. In your home, technology can improve your day-to-day life, making things more efficient and saving you money over time. If you would like to try a bit of the latest technology in your home, consider these top two money-saving tech trends.
1. VoIP Cell Phones
The way Americans use phones has been rapidly changing in recent years. Not so very long ago, every U.S. home relied exclusively on a landline. While this traditional setup kept you connected with friends and family, it came at a steep price. Most locations didn’t even offer options as to which company you could use, and as a result, service was often expensive. Moreover, you were limited to making and receiving calls only when you were at home with access to one of your home phones.
Luckily, mobile phones have changed all that! Now people can choose a carrier based on pricing and service, and they can stay connected whether they are at home or on the go.
Even better, mobile VoIP phones are now available! This “Voice over Internet Protocol” phone service uses existing internet and cell phone networks to provide smartphone service at a much more affordable price.
Not only are standard monthly fees for VoIP much lower than other options, but if you need to call overseas, it can be done via a mobile VoIP smartphone for a much lower price. Moreover, individuals working from home benefit from this technology because the service provides useful business features, such as top-level HD voice technology, call forwarding, messaging, and call blocking.
2. Streaming Entertainment
Just as with phone service, consumers were once relegated to choosing between expensive satellite service or costly cable TV service for their home entertainment needs. Because there weren’t many options available, monthly service fees were high, and programming was often not ideal.
Fast forward to 2021, and many U.S. homes have now discovered the power of using smart TVs and the internet to stream a plethora of movies and television shows. There are numerous well-priced platforms to choose from, including:
- Amazon Prime
- Apple TV
- HBO Max
Most platforms require a subscription fee, but the cost is low enough to allow most families to stream from multiple platforms each month. Moreover, there are a few free platforms that offer a cost-effective option for families on a tight budget.
The evolution of technology helps many people in their day-to-day lives. By increasing the number of available options, these tech trends provide consumers with the best of both worlds because they get better service for a lower price.