Many of us spend £20, £30, or more on our phones each month, without ever thinking about it. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Every month there are new deals to be found, and savings to be made. We spoke to Handsetexpert, who told us how to get the best deal.
1. Don't go for the newest model.
Everyone wants the best phone, but getting a brand new version that has only just come out will be incredibly expensive, as well as potentially riddled with bugs, glitches, and other problems, as the first version of all new technology is usually not as polished as later versions.
2. Pay in monthly installments
If you want to avoid paying off a large lump sum, consider paying off the handset in monthly installments. You might be able to get this tied to your monthly bill, so you don't have to worry about separate payments each month. Alternatively, if you want to avoid a long-term contract, some retailers may sell you just the handset with no obligations. However, they may charge interest, so be sure you can afford the repayments before you commit to buying.
3. Only pay for what you need
Many service providers will be flexible on what you can get each month. If you never use calls, perhaps you can lower the number of minutes you get to save money, or tweak your data to compensate for less texts for example.
Courtesy of: HandsetExpert