Using data or making calls in roaming is expensive
There is a sea of choice in the world of mobile phone plans.
We all probably relate to the experience of paying outrageous charges for usage outside of our plan allowance or perhaps making that short 10-minute call to the cousin in India, which then cost more than an average price of a curry lunch.
Choosing the right mobile phone plan does not have to be so difficult and you can avoid overpaying again.
You need to take into account a number of things to help you select what is right for you.
With the help of Lebara, here are five tips to help you choose the right mobile plan.
Check Your Usage
Take a look at your usage for the last few months. You may find some surprises there.
If you’ve been using a lot of mobile data on the go then paying for an Unlimited allowance makes sense.
However, if you usually end up using your Wifi and only use less than 5GB each month from your current plan allowance, you may be able to cut your bill significantly by just switching to a plan which is better suited.
Similarly, find out if you are on the right plan for your minutes and text allowance or even if you end up paying an awful lot extra each month for making odd international calls.
Lebara’s plans come with at least 100 international minutes even on the basic plan that starts from just £5.
Find a Roaming Inclusive Tariff
Using data or making calls in roaming is expensive.
Therefore, if you travel often and use your phone abroad, then it’s best to research well on roaming tariffs and get an inclusive deal which covers the destinations you often find yourself holidaying or travelling to.
Lebara is the only mobile brand that offers free roaming in India up to 10GB data and 200 incoming and outgoing calls and texts to the UK and India at no extra cost.
Go Online to Check for Exclusive Promotions
You will often find exclusive deals when you buy from brands online.
It’s possible to shave a few quid off your monthly spend by simply choosing a deal online.
Lebara SIM Only plans, exclusively available to sign up online offer great value deals with more data and minutes than if you made a similar bundle purchase at a local store selling SIMs on the high street.
Keep your Existing Handset or Switch to a Refurbished One
Think hard before you splurge on the latest version of your favourite device.
If your current handset is in reasonably good condition, keeping it for longer will help reducing carbon footprint and make a positive contribution to the environment.
If you must switch, then try recycling your current handset and look towards purchasing a refurbished device. However, research well on the warranty of the device that you choose to buy.
Get Out of Your Contract
If you are following all of the tips so far, then this one is a no brainer.
The time to get tied up in year-long contracts while better value deals flood the marketplace is over.
It’s a smart move to choose SIM Only deals which let you change or cancel anytime.
If your usage changes over time or you come across a better value deal by your network provider, it’s only fair that you have the choice to move to what’s right for you at that point in time without paying any penalty fees.
Along with cost-effectiveness and great value, experience is an important element to consider while choosing the plan that is right for you.
To make an informed decision, check out user reviews for networks you are considering for your mobile phone. Lebara tops all other mobile network brands on TrustPilot with an Excellent score of 4.4/5.