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You Could Cut Your Mobile Phone Bill By Up To £380 By Sending Just One Text

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You Could Cut Your Mobile Phone Bill By Up To £380 By Sending Just One Text

We all like saving money, no one can deny it. So if your current mobile phone contract is due to finish any time soon it's worth having a look at cutting your bill - you could save up to £380 a year.

According to research carried out by comparison site Uswitch, if you continue on a rolling plan with your phone, you could be adding £300 a year to bills on average.

If you change to a SIM-only deal, it's thought you could be cutting your bills by around £30 a month.

Pretty good going, if you ask us.

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Credit: PA

Uswitch estimated that back in February 2019 an iPhone XR with 30GB of data on a 24-month contract would have set you back around £40 a month.

This is where SIM-only providers come in.

You can get a SIM-only contract with Vodafone with 60GB of data for £8 a month, which will save you £384 a year.


Alternatively, a SIM-only contract with Smarty for 30GB of data for £10 a month. Saving you £360 a year.

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Credit: PA

If you're not an Apple user, there's also a similar comparison for the Samsung Galaxy S9. Customers would have been paying around £29 a month for 17GB of data in 2019.

Moving to 60GB with Vodafone saves you £252 a year.


Many people, my mum for example, would be asking the question 'can I keep the same number though?' Yes, yes you can.

It's actually really simple as well - thanks to rules that were introduced in 2019.

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Credit: PA

So now, people swapping providers but wanting to keep that all important number can request a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) from your existing provider.


To get the code, you need to text 'PAC' to 65075, within a minute you'll have a response with your code which is valid for 30 days - plenty of time to shop around for the best deal.

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at Uswitch, told The Sun: "The end of a mobile contract signals a decision crossroads for most phone users.

"You can either upgrade to a newer model with increased functionality, or switch to a SIM-only deal and rake in a major discount.

"If you're happy with your handset when your existing deal comes to an end, check out your data usage and shop around for a SIM-only contract which offers you the appropriate package."

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Topics: phone, News, Money, Technology

Rebecca Shepherd
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