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MSE News: Mobile phone apathy costs users £100s

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Millions of mobile phone users have never switched provider so could be missing out on huge savings, a report claims ..."
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  • magpiecottagemagpiecottage
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    We really only use mobiles to agree where to meet up to collect my son from school and are in the process of abandoning Orange in favour of Giffgaff. This means calls will cost 8 pence a minute instead of 25 and if we have topped up in the last three months they are free.

    Had to get a couple of unlocked phones on e-bay but they work fine and are better than the ones they replace.

    It was really useful on holiday too.
  • ManicDManicD Forumite
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    I have stayed wuith the same provider for 6 years now. (Orange)

    I ALWAYS run my contract to the end, never upgrade early, once i have the freedom to leave, I barter the best deal i can with the sales team. Hang up, call back the next day and speak to disconnections.

    This never fails, I have

    600 mins
    Unlimited txt
    Unlimited Browsing

    and got the SE W995 phone for free...

    for this i pay £16 per month.


    I this is made up of a couple of free bundles and a "loyalty" discount of around 40%.

    My contract is up for renewal again soon, let see how much cheaper I can go!!!

    MY ADVICE: Never upgrade before your contract has fully run out!!! if you do so, they lock you into a new contract and without the option to leave them, your bartering powers are zero!!!
  • ehloehlo Forumite
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    "Also call your existing provider, tell it you want to leave"

    This is the second article I've read this week that contains references to providers as "it". I'm not sure if this is a new "feature" of the site but I've certainly never noticed it before.

    You're not telling "it" (the company) that you want to leave. You're telling "them" (a person/people!)
  • edited 25 August 2011 at 5:36PM
    grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    edited 25 August 2011 at 5:36PM
    Mobile phone apathy costs users £100s
    Long live the apathy!
    Without it I wouldn't be able to have free airtime and almost free top handsets for recent 10 years.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

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  • chanz4chanz4 Forumite
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    I would love to know where they have the millions figure from, or it just a guess?
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
  • robt_2robt_2 Forumite
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    chanz4 wrote: »
    I would love to know where they have the millions figure from, or it just a guess?

    Probably just a wild exaggerated guess. MSE Guy is ex-Daily Mail after-all.
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    With the cashback deal you can get its silly not to move.

    Just got a 12 month sim only with t-mobile at £10 a month for 300 minutes/texts and unlimited internet for my dad.

    Fair enough, but when you factor in £80 cashback on quidco, 12 months for £40.

    Likewise I got myself the same deal with £50 cashback and a HTC wildfire on a 24 month contract.

    The amount of people I know who get nothing more and pay £25+ a month is unreal, I keep telling them there 'free' phones aren't actually free and the think I am mad.
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  • Percy 1983 is that £10 a month inc vat or excluding?
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  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    It'a £10.21 actually. For non-business tariffs VAT is always included.

    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/sim-only/tariffs/
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    Thats the deal, sorry I didn't include the random pennys.

    I seems quidco are still offering £50 cashback for that deal so £75.52 for 12 months (or £6.04 a month if you want to see it that way).
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017 :T
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017 :j
    Started third business 25/06/2016 ;)
    Son born 13/09/2015:kisses2:
    Started a second business 03/08/2013 :D
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012 :beer:
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