Some recent research has shown that UK iPhone users are spending almost double than they need to on their tariffs. Bearing this in mind, I have put some tips together on how to get the best deal on buying a new iPhone and saving money on its usage, as well.
Tip 1: Track Your iPhone Usage Accurately
Are you buying your iPhone online or from the store or just upgrading it? Whatever option you choose, be sure about your actual usage to get the best deal. For this, you can take the help of a bill analyser tool provided by any good website that will analyse your bills for the past few months and give you the exact figure of your usage for that time period. This method is applicable only for your personal phone and not for business accounts or PAYG.
Tip 2:Buy Online and Save Money
Buying your phone online will obviously be cheaper than the high-street retail prices that will save your money.
Tip 3: Pay Upfront Fee to Save on Online Tariff
Paying a small amount of up-front fee can get you cheaper deals on monthly tariff, thus lowering the overall cost. You can search for deals with upfront fee with the help of a good online comparison site.
Tip 4: Go for Refurbished Phone
Most of them are high quality phones that are often returned by the users immediately after the purchase for some minor defect that also usually comes with a warranty. They are properly checked and are as good as new. But, you need to hurry to get such phone available on a much cheaper monthly deal because the stock doesn’t stay for long. Visit an online comparison sites to find refurbished phone deals.
Reduce Bills on Usage:
Tip 1 – Track Your Phone Usage
There is an array of applications now available on your iPhone and the latest 4G LTE iPad that allow you to do so many things even outside your home and these have a direct impact on your data usage. It’s, therefore, important to track your iPhone data usage where possible, not just to prevent unwanted charges, but also to choose a cheaper plan and save money.
Tip 2 – Get Clear Ideas of Your Monthly Call allowance
Check to know which calls are included in your monthly allowance and which are not. For instance, calls to voicemail are normally included whereas local calls and calls to other non-geographic numbers are not. Directory expenses on mobile phone are also very expensive, as well.
Tip 3 – Update Apps Manually
This is particularly advisable for the first time users who take some time to get control of the entire process. The first thing they need to do to save bill on this is to disable email attachments downloading in email program and update all apps manually.
Tip 4: Tips to Follow in Abroad
To avoid expensive phone bill after getting back from your abroad trip, follow some important tips.
• Disable voicemail before leaving because messages going to your voicemail will be expensive.
• Help others by sending messages instead of leaving a voicemail from abroad as exchanging text messages between the UK and the other countries is free.
• Turn off your mobile data usage whilst abroad to avoid expensive bill.
• Contact your service provider to get a good international roaming scheme or some advice.
Tip 5: Use Skype to Make Free Calls
This is a very good option to save on your calls, particularly for calling abroad. Apple users can use the Skype Wi-Fi app and those having an iPhone with iOS5 or above can try iMessage option to message anyone for free, thus saving text message allowance.
Are you too getting over-burdened with your monthly phone bills? Have you gotten any result after following the tips provided by us? Share your views in the comment section.
Sienna Williams is an experienced writer writing regular blogs, articles and guest posts on mobile phone technology for www.fonebank.com. Each of her articles provides important suggestions related to mobile phones and iPhone reviews and usage as well as recycling of old phones like how to sell mobile and mobile recycling for cash, etc.