Is it possible to haggle half way through mobile and broadband contracts?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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mapleleaf1010mapleleaf1010 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles

I'm on a very low salary and am currently struggling to pay my bills.

I'm thinking about calling my mobile and broadband providers and see if they can reduce my monthly payments.

Do I stand any chance? If yes, what would you advise me to say to them?



  • BuzbyBuzby Forumite
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    You can ask - just tell them the truth. However, whether you'll be successful is unlikely as the minimum term is not only designed for retention but supposedly discounted because of your commitment. A shorter period (if available) could end up costing you more!
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    You have nothing to lose by asking. But they have no motivation to do so with 9 or 12m still to run on your minimum term. If they do, they'll want to extend your minimum term.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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