How to Save Money when Charging Your Cell Phone

I save money when charging my cell phone by following this easy step. This may sound a little tacky to some people, but I charge my cell phone at work whenever I can.

L7eMy phone can be charged from the USB port so if it is running low I just hook it up to the computer at work and let it charge while I work.

This saves me money because I do not have to pay for my electricity at home to charge my phone.

I can also bring the charger to the room and charge the phone that way but that would make me feel really bad. Plus, I run the risk of forgetting the charger at work and then what would happen if I needed to charge the phone over the weekend?

Does anyone else charge things at work to save money?

Author: Lulu

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  1. I often charge my cell phone at work to save money. I have always had multiple phone chargers, so I just leave one at work. I also used to have a very common Nokia phone, so I had a few extra chargers from when my friends “upgraded” their phones to new ones.

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  2. How much money do you think this saves?

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  3. Guilty. But not so much to save money as to sync with PC.

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  4. @ Calgirlfinance:
    Good for you. I wish I had a common charger so that I would not have to use the USB…but hey the phone still gets charged!

    @ Fabs:
    I have no clue how much it saves but it is more of the mindset you know. I will be charging my rechargable batteries here too. I have not calculated the actual cost but it does end up saving…and I am just looking for ways to save my money.

    @ AJ:
    Well you do it for one reason, but you get the benefit of the added electricity savings so good for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I often charge my cell phone at school but it probably only saves a few pennies for the month. I save a little more by only using my laptop at school.

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  6. LOL. Your cellphone probably uses 0.5W at most. If you charge 8 hours a day every day for 260 working days a year, you use maybe 1 kWh, which would otherwise cost you $0.15 for the entire year.

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  7. I can’t believe this!

    Don’t you know that the universe gives back tenfold?!!
    If you go and give a needy person $10 you will get back $100 and you wont need to mess around trying to save yourself a few cents per day!

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  8. Thanks for the quick tip. I have two chargers, I should bring one to work.

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  9. What a cool idea. You’re right too, it’s not the $$$ amount that’s important, it’s the mindset… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Keep up the good work,
    Mike

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  10. @ Mike:
    Thanks for backing me up here buddy…that is what I was trying to get people to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. That is a pretty good idea. I charge my company cell phone at home so I figure I should be able to charge my personal cell phone at work.

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  12. I never thought about that. Why not?? Might as well have work pay for charging your cellphone rather than you. The difference is negligible, but every penny counts.

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  13. @ Flimjo:
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    I think I will start charging my rechargeable batteries at work too….or is that going too far? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Does chargung in USB lessen the consumed electricity compared to using a computer while charging it with different source of electricity? Im doing this too for convenience because i use computer all the time.

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  15. @ Paulette:
    I have no idea about the difference in energy consumption. I just use my USB charger at work because I don’t want to run the risk of leaving the wall charger there over the weekend and being stuck. ๐Ÿ™‚

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