Knowing your rights can save you money
When you sign those boxes in A4 paperwork (or tick, if it is online you buy) you take full responsibility to pay monthly installments for certain period of time. That is right. That is why you feel as if you were signing your whole life away.
Mobile phones contracts can be 6 months, 12 months, 18 or 24 months long. Knowing the terms and conditions of your mobile phone agreement can save you money in several different ways.
Four simple examples here:
Save money by paying less on monthly bills. You can do so by downgrading your existing priceplan. Find out more about downgrading here. Save money by getting enough minutes, texts, internet access. Many people who pay monthly line rental of 100's of pounds can benefit from getting the right amount of minutes/texts. You can do so by upgrading your priceplan to the right one. Save money by getting a new mobile phone device earlier than your usual upgrade deadline. You can do this by buying yourself out of your existing contract. If you are ready to buy yourself out and pay last two-three months of your agreement visit Mobiles.co.uk website Phones4u website (Also read our detailed article about cashbacks and cheque backs) Save money by switching to other options than pay monthly contract. Sim only and PAYG are worth considering. Prepaymania gives best choice for PAYG Vodafone suggests best value sim onlys
Save yourself £5 off your line rental.
Stu from Carphone Warehouse (the store manager) was finishing up his 18 month contract on orange. He started to look for ways to improve his existing £35 a month deal with the mobile phone he was planning to get (Blackberry 8900 Curve).
Deal with the networks directly
So instead of going with the same £35 orange contract for another 18 month he called up Orange direct and got £5 loyalty discount for all 18 month contract. He retained his £35 worth 700 anytime any networks minutes 100 text messages and unlimited landline minutes. Also he managed to get a free bluetooth headset, in car charger and a 2GB memory card for free.
How is that for a reward for 10 minutes worth call to your network? Not bad er? You can do the same just call your customer services before your contract ends and ask them to transfer you to retention department. Once you got your feet in there ask for as much as you want.