MSE News: Dump Sky and iPhones, struggling homeowners told

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgages & Endowments
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  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    @Spiggle You should know how much Techies fall in love with their equipment from Graphics Cards to Cases to Smartphones to an assortment of gadgetry. If a product is good you are their own advertisement for it!! (provided of course you get impeccable customer service help etc).
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  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    Men salivate over their cars, motorbikes etc. No stigma there!! My vintage Harley davidson and my need to keep wolf t bay. The Harley Davidson is the most comfortable easy ride with good suspension etc.
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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    Shy way from my money saving android challenge?
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  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    @Percy No I am not it's a head to head Battle! Lets start a thread and let battle commence!
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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    we can do it in one post each its all on topic.

    Monthly cost plus length of contract and how it saves money.
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  • jimjamesjimjames Forumite
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    ALIBOBSY wrote: »

    I think it is extremely simplistic just to say dump the i phones and sky, to me personnally I find smoking and/or drinking to be far more a waste of money and higher up the list of stuff to cut before those 2.
    A better idea is to give the people the figures and perhaps offer to send out literature or talk through how to budget

    I think this is what they are actually doing. As usual the headline and the reality are rather different but the media needed a tag line to sum up the story.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    @Percy I own my own Iphone (pressie) MSE Brownie Point
    It's PAYG which ranges from £15-20pcm ( there is a fine line between Contract and PAYG this is it).
    It is a Iphone3GS which means I can use GPS, download Maps, get Traffic data etc meaning if I install Toms Satnav I could stick it into a holder and me and driver can be satnaved to our destination.
    GPS maps help for walking and waymarking (ok they cost but worth it as it is on one wee device).
    The Iphone is truly multi-functional. It is my main camera (added Camera apps for proper utility), a phone!!, a texter (obviously) I can install apps which mean I can see if message is recived.
    I can use IM, read books. Download podcasts. I can blog on the go. This is just a taster and a very rough post to get the ball rolling.
    My apps even though i feel effectively forced into paying for them mean I gain added functionality with my iphone which ends up saving me money ie a professional audio recorder suitable for podcasting etc meaning I can podcast, friends can record songs etc.
    Sorry for rough post. Hope alls well here in MSE Land.xx
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  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    The Iphone 3GS
    1. Audio Recorder on ONE Device and not several devices.
    2. Camera and apps.
    3. Maps Navigation especially useful in the Highlands well that's the plan!
    4. Documents easily accessible on one small device.
    5.Notetaking on the go I use Evernote (shock horror faint etc).
    6. Music (obviously)
    7)Music Apps!!! I could literally experiment with making music as well as learning it because of Iphone.
    8) Sleuthing!!! the recorder app could come in handy!!!
    9) Journalism recording well recording podcastable qaulity of relevant data pertinent to interests.
    10)Shopping
    MSE crew are probably gonna say you can do it on a Laptop why get Iphone.
    a few thoughts in the right direction.
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  • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaverwouldbeqaulitymoneysaver Forumite
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    Wee hardware device means more scope for more interesting life from blogging on the go to a whole range of professional functionalities.
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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    All sounds great, my phone costs £10 a month, the phone was a gift from t-mobile (free), I don't use some of the functions you mention but a quick app search shows I can do all the above. I will add google maps navigation is free and better than any navigation on the iphone (last time I checked I will admit).

    + I got £50 cashback.

    As I say I am not against smart phones as they can be great money saving/useful tools but when it comes to andoid vs apple the lack of apple premium tax makes a massive difference.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
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