4 reasons you should switch your phone plan in 2023
New year, new phone plan. Make sure you set yourself up for success this year with the right phone plan for you.
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The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock. It's an opportunity to look at what served you well during 2022 and should be taken into 2023 with you.
Utilities like phone plans are no different. If your phone plan isn't giving you what you need, it's time to make a change.
So why not start the year off right and consider something new?
1. Sign-up offers
Sign-up offers are often one of the most compelling reasons to opt for a new phone plan.
But to make sure you're getting the biggest bang for your buck, it's all about knowing when to find the best sign-up offers.
Traditionally, the new year sees a bit of a post-Christmas lull in shopping.
So many telcos roll out some of their most attractive offers during January, in order to drum up new business or encourage existing customers to make a switch.
For example, TPG mobile is currently offering new mobile customers 50% off plan fees for the first 6 months, across its full range of plans.
Everyone's phone plan needs are different, so make sure you shop around. But if you've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about when to look for a new plan, January could be the perfect time.
2. Get affordable unlimited talk and text
Mobile phones aren't a luxury or a novelty any more. They're an integral part of everyday life, with the boundaries often blurred between work and personal use.
So it's no surprise that features like unlimited talk and text are now near-universal features on mobile plans.
But if you haven't switched or upgraded in the last few years, you might be stuck on an outdated arrangement. You could be missing out on crucial features.
All TPG mobile plans offer unlimited talk and text to standard Australian numbers.
Now is a great time to take stock of the features your plan is offering you and determine whether it's a good fit for your current needs.
3. Keep your existing number
One of the great things about switching mobile plans in 2023 is that you can generally keep your existing number.
Changing phone plans used to be a convoluted process that involved losing your number and potentially a whole bunch of contacts, too.
Remember seeing these posts on social media?
"Hi everyone…just letting you know that I've got a new phone…if you could inbox me your new number…"
Fortunately, times and technologies have evolved.
There's no more need to fiddle around with updating your contacts list or cringing your way through the usual appeals via text and socials.
If the only thing stopping you from making the switch has been concerns about keeping your number – well, there's no more need to worry.
4. You can get better value
When it comes to any type of utilities, there's no need to stick with a deal that's not meeting your needs.
You should be scanning the market at least once a year to see what offers are out there and ensure that you're not overpaying.
But sometimes there can also be benefits to sticking with an existing provider, too.
Some providers will allow you to bundle phone and mobile plans for better value.
For example, if you already have TPG broadband, even after the initial 50% off plan fees for the first 6 months, you can still save an extra $5 a month on selected plans.
Ultimately, what's most important is that you get yourself the best possible deal.
So why not save yourself some cash and get some better inclusions on your plan?