How to save money on your mobile phone bill
Keeping an eye on your finances and identifying where you can save a few pounds is never a bad idea. If you are looking for areas where you could cut back on your expenses, then what you spend on your mobile phone bill is a great starting point.
Of course, you could switch to Superdrug Mobile where our SIM-only plans start from as little as £10, but you can also try one of these super savvy tips that’ll help you save each month.
Stick to your bundle allowance
When you sign up to a mobile phone contract, you’ll likely receive a bundle of minutes, texts, and data to use for the month. Before you commit, ask yourself how much data you are likely to use and don’t over commit to a deal which will cost you megabucks. If you are currently in a contract and incurring charges due to going over your allotted allowance, then it’s worth calling up your provider to see if they can set up a block or a cap to stop this from happening.
At Superdrug Mobile, if you are on our 5GB, 15GB or 20GB plan, we will send you a friendly text when you are nearing the end of your limit, so you don’t go over - very handy! Plus, if you don’t use all your data in a month, we’ll kindly roll it over for you too!
Close down background activity on your phone
Did you know that even when you lock your phone apps could still be running in the background eating up your data? Apps such as social media channels continue scanning for updates; the weather keeps ticking over to look for changes, and any apps that use GPS will be going to town on your data allowance! Get into a habit of closing your apps properly to preserve your data allowance for the month. If you are on Superdrug’s Mobile Unlimited Everything Plan, this is still good practice to save precious battery life!
Connect to WI-FI where possible
Connecting to WIFI where possible is a simple one when you think about it, but how often do you actually do it? When you next visit a friend, or go to a new place of work, ask for the WIFI details and save your data. Don't worry, it's not cheeky, it's savvy! But remember, only connect to secure WIFI connections; if you are using a public one, then never enter personal details, such as credit card numbers, while connected to keep your info safe.
Switch to SIM-only
Are you coming to the end of a phone contract? Or perhaps you have bought a snazzy new handset which you can use your own SIM? If so, switching to a SIM-only plan is a great way to save on your monthly bill as you are not paying for the cost of the handset, just the calls, texts, and data you sign up for.
At Superdrug Mobile, all our SIM-only plans come with bundles of benefits! From always being contract-free to being able to keep your own number, it's a no brainer decision when it comes to choosing a money-saving SIM-only plan! All you need to decide on is how much data per month you want.