Martin Lewis’ TIP helped one saver cut his mobile phone bill by £300.
In its latest newsletter, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) warned that many of us are paying more than we need for our phones.
Martin and his team suggest just getting a sim deal if you’re out of contract because you could end up paying four to five times less.
It says: “So compare what you pay with the cheapest new Sim deal.
“Here, you keep your phone and phone numbers, but just change who you pay for calls, data, etc.”
One lucky reader has seen Martin’s tips before and wrote to say she is currently paying less than £300 a year for her phone.
She said: “I used your links to check if I was out of contract then compared your Sim to reduce my monthly bill from £34 a month to £5 a month on the same network – saving me almost £300 a year.
“I don’t think people realize how easy and quick it is. Thanks again.”
Cell phone costs have skyrocketed earlier this year, another blow for those struggling with the cost of living.
How to cut mobile costs?
Switching contracts is one of the best ways to save money on your mobile bill.
But if you can’t switch between contracts without penalty, it’s best to pause until the contract is renewed.
In the weeks before your contract expires, use comparison sites to familiarize yourself with the deals available.
It is a fact that new customers always get the best deals.
Sites like MoneySuperMarket and Uswitch both help you customize your search based on prices, allowances, and vendors.
This will make it easier for you to decide whether to renew your contract or switch to another provider.
However, if you don’t want to switch and are happy with the service you’re getting from your current provider – haggle for a better deal.
You can still make significant savings by renewing your contract instead of applying the rate you were offered after the deal.
If you need to talk to a company on the phone, be sure to pick up the phone at the right time.
Take time to negotiate with your supplier in the morning.
This way, you have a higher chance of being the first customer over the phone and the rep won’t have to work tirelessly through previous calls, which can affect their stress levels. .
It’s a good idea to be polite when talking to someone on the phone, as reps are less inclined to help rude or aggressive customers.
Knowing other offers on the market can help you make the case for yourself with your supplier.
If your supplier doesn’t bargain, you can always threaten to leave.
Companies don’t want to lose customers and may make a last-minute offer to keep you.
It is also worth investigating social tariffs. These deals have been created for people who are getting certain benefits.
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