Phone users wasting nearly £200 a year on wrong contract
Apparently, three quarters of British folk are using the wrong mobile contract, meaning that their tariff is overcharging them.
Collectively, we're overpaying nearly £200 each, every year, according to a report from billmonitor. In total, that's a whopping £4.9bn a year down the toilet, which the mobile companies must be thrilled about.
The report pinpoints the sheer volume of contract options as the problem for British consumers, meaning that, largely, we don't know which one is the right choice for our needs.
So that's 76 per cent of mobile subscribers on the wrong tariff for their needs, 52 per cent of those are using a plan that is far too much for their usage (for example, getting nowhere near using up their call allowance and the like). There's a percentage of users who are on tariffs too small, which means they're paying extra for ploughing through their allowances.
Time to start shopping around it would seem, as it is obvious that the mobile companies aren't going to help us find the best value deal. Maybe the young lads over at Mobot are up to the task.