UPGRADING MOBILE PHONE PLAN? – HOW I SAVED £84 A YEAR

UPGRADING MOBILE PHONE PLAN? – HOW I SAVED £84 A YEAR

Thinking Of Upgrading Your Mobile Phone Plan? Looking To Save Money On Your Next Mobile Contract?

I upgraded my mobile phone plan in the last week!

I’m back at it with my money-saving series and today is all about mobile phone plans!

I just wanted to quickly start off by saying that this blog post is not sponsored. I’m in no way affiliated with EE. I’ve genuinely written this article as I aim to help others save money, so they can spend their savings on better things!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - Monogram Marble Phone Case

I currently have a SIM-only mobile phone plan with EE and I was paying approximately £17 a month, which included unlimited minutesunlimited texts and 3GB of data. It was also a 12-month contract.

I was due to upgrade this month, as my 12-month contract was almost over.

I did some research online with other mobile network companies and I came across a fantastic deal with Three Network. It included unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of data as it was also a 12-month contract. All of this for an amazing £10!

How Do I Get A Better Mobile Phone Plan Deal Than What Is Stated On The Phone Operator Website?

Considering I have been a loyal customer to EE, I felt a bit too attached to leave them, as I’ve always had a good experience with them and I’ve always received good coverage around the UK using EE.

I gave EE a call on their ‘150′ number, and managed to get straight through (must be my lucky day!).

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network Customer Service

Then, I asked if they could help me match a SIM-only deal or I’ll need to retrieve my PAC code (it allows you to transfer your current mobile number to another mobile operator).

The customer service at EE is a 5/5 in my books, as we told them the better deal that we found with Three and they told us they can match the deal!

The deal was £9.99 a month for 12-months! Result!

I get unlimited textsunlimited minutes4GB data and I was even upgraded to their 4GEE Max Plan. The 4GEE Max Plan includes: the use of my unlimited minutes, texts, 4GB data in the EU, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and USA24 months BT Sport app access; and the fastest UK data speeds.

Don’t always look at mobile operator websites and assume that they’re the only deals that they do!

This was my initial mistake when I started my pay-monthly plans!

Call your mobile phone operator directly and see if they will offer you deals that cater better to you, especially if you’re a loyal customer!

I always check my data usage through the EE iPhone app. Therefore, I realised I never fully used up my previous 3GB data on my old contract, so 3 or 4GB is perfect for me. This may not be the case for others! So I suggest getting the app for your phone operator or check their website!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network Phone App

I hope this little trick will help you save money, as this has helped me save £7 a month, which is a massive £84 a year! I even get an extra 1GB of data, as well as being able to use it in certain places abroad!

The package is the 12-month SIM-only 4GEE Max Plan with 4GB of data, which is actually worth £24.99. So, I saved £14.99 by calling up as well, which is a MASSIVE total saving of £179.88 in 12-months!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network

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10 Comments

  1. August 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Well this is the smartest idea every! I can’t believe I haven’t thought to do this! I’m currently with o2 and have been since I was old enough to have a phone but their contracts are pricey, I’ll definitely be doing this next time I’m due an upgrade!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 21, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Aww no that’s so annoying! I hope you get a pleasant surprise when you next get to renew your contract and hopefully the money saved can go towards more of your beautiful flatlays that you always produce!xx

  2. August 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Some great tips here. And we’ll done on securing the deal. It pays to ask!! Cx

    • August 21, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Yeah I jumped at the opportunity when I saw it! I’m completely in the same position, because now I’ve bought my SIM-only deal, I will have to buy the next phone outright in the next month, which is a little bit of a pain! Although I suppose SIM-only works for those who plan to change their phones every two or three years and you save money in the long run to be able to spend on a new phone! Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment lovely!xx

  3. August 22, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    This is super helpful! I’ve actually been doing something similar with o2 every time I upgrade – you’re not strictly allowed to get the new customer plans but I always do and then ring up and get them to carry my number across lol! You have to find the loopholes with these things! Thanks for this post!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • August 22, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment Eva, it means a lot! Haha that is so clever!! That’s very true and the loopholes lessen the hole in our pockets haha!

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