Martin Lewis issues urgent plea for mobile phone users to 'send two texts' before bills rise
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Martin Lewis has urged viewers to ‘send two texts’ before mobile phone bills increase in April.
Much like everything else, phone tariffs are set to rise in next month as inflation continues to bite with the bills creeping up as much as 17 percent.
However, the Money Saving Expert had a few tricks up his sleeve to save mobile users potentially hundreds of pounds on their bills.
It’s not the only way Lewis has been saving the nation’s money.
The TV personality recently asked the government to postpone their plans to increase energy bills in April, as the Energy Price Guarantee grant was due to end.
Along with over 70 charities, including the Samaritans and Stroke Association, Lewis warned that this would have a horrific impact on poorer households.
The government then announced a U-turn on their decision and the grant will remain in place until July now.
Lewis has now turned his attention to mobile phones, as providers are set to increase bills by up to 17 percent from April onwards.
During The Martin Lewis Money Show Live in Liverpool on Tuesday night (21 March), he told viewers that they need to send two simple texts to avoid the massive spike in prices.
He said the first was to find out whether they were still under contract.
Lewis explained: "First text INFO on 85075 on your current phone, it's free to do, to find out if you're out of contract and free to leave."
The expert then advised viewers to shop around for SIM-only deals as this is often significantly cheaper than getting a contract with a new device attached.
He then revealed that customers can often find low-priced networks which still use the main providers’ signal.
This is because there are only four main networks in the UK: O2, EE, Vodafone and Three.
Lewis advised that viewers should also text PAC to 65075 to get their PAC code, as this will help the easily switch providers if they find a better deal.
After sending two texts, you are then free to haggle for a better deal or jump ship to another network, if needed.
Lewis even offered another tip for negotiating which he called the ‘wife trick’.
He explained the technique which gives you more time to batter for a better deal, telling viewers: "If they say to you 'I'm sorry we will disconnect you, you say 'I just need to check that with my husband, wife or parrot."
This will allow you time to check online for better deals before agreeing to a new contract.
Guess we know what we’ll be doing before the end of this month.
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