Yesterday I saw an AT&T commercial on TV saying that if you’re on a family plan and choose to get unlimited text messaging, you would automatically get unlimited calling to any mobile phone in the US.

So this morning, after my delicious grande Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks, I decided to pay a visit to the AT&T store, right next to the coffee shop, and see if they could help me save a few bucks…

It was early and no one was in there. I was greeted by a hostess who took me to an AT&T rep. I told her I had seen the commercial on TV and that it might make me save a few bucks.

We are on a family plan, and our bill is roughly $180/month for both Tina and I’s iPhones. We already have the unlimited texting plan, which runs for $30/month. Included in our plan is unlimited calling to 10 of our favorite phone numbers.

The rep was very helpful and told me that we weren’t even close to using all our minutes. By downgrading our talk time plan, we could save $20/month, get unlimited calling to any US mobile, and still be under our allocated minutes.

She made the appropriate changes to our plan. In less than 10 minutes, I was done. I had saved myself $20/month.

If you have a few minutes, stop by your AT&T store. They usually are much more friendly than reps on the phone, and they might be able to hook you up with a special offer or something.