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Martin Lewis shares genius tip to slash your mobile phone bill


Martin Lewis has shared another excellent money-saving tip (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex)

Money maestro Martin Lewis has picked up on a handy tip for helping people to slash their mobile phone bill.

Speaking on an episode of his Martin Lewis Money Show series, he pointed out that price of your average 4GB mobile phone plan has halved in the last five years.

In fact, he went on to say that if you’re paying more than a tenner a month for your phone contract, you’re paying too much.

‘My big question would be, ‘are you paying over £10 a month?” If so, why?’

Mr Lewis followed this up with a Twitter poll, which – if we are to believe it – shows more than a third of his followers are paying over £30 a month.

Of course, there are legit reasons why your phone bill could be taking a toll on your wallet.

‘If part of that is repaying a handset, fair enough. If it’s because you roam a lot, then fair enough,’ Mr Lewis also said.

‘Maybe if you’ve got poor credit and you have to be on pre-pay, but that shouldn’t be too much more expensive.’

Smaller providers will piggyback on networks, so the coverage is the same but the price is cheaper (Credits: Getty Images)

Thankfully, he’s got a simple step that most people can use to lower their bill.

And it’s this: switch to a smaller, less well-known provider.

According to Mr Lewis, these providers piggyback on the larger networks. So customers will still get the same signal, but will likely be charged less.

Metro.co.uk dug into this and we found a £10 monthly plan from Lebara that offers unlimited texts, unlimited calls and a stonking 15GB of data per month.

In the UK, Lebara uses the Vodafone network. If you went directly to Vodafone and were happy to pay £11 a month, you’d only get 1GB of data to use.

Both of these deals are SIM-only, which means you’ll have to buy the phone outright and make sure it’s unlocked.

But the saving is still a considerable amount, so the handy hint holds up as far as we’re concerned.


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