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Dollar Saver Tip #29


Save: $373

Tip overview:

Like pretty much everything else, the cost of your mobile plan is likely to rise in the next few months.

But that doesn't mean you have to pay more.

With 2 of the big 3 telcos already announcing price hikes and a number of smaller providers also reaching into your back pocket, now is a good time to review your current plan.

Cameron here, Finder's utilities writer and a big advocate of paying less on your phone bill.

Did you know?

Finder's research shows that staying loyal to your phone provider could be costing you a bit over $31 a month. Average that out and it's costing you $373 more per year.

So is your loyalty really worth $373 a year?

Both Vodafone and Telstrahave recently announced increases to their prepaid plans, followed by their subsidiaries including Woolies and Boost.

Okay cool, everything is rising, but what can I do?

  1. Have a look at your usage. If you have a stack of features such as large quantities of data that you aren't using, you could switch plans to save.
  2. Choose your tech. Depending on the age of your phone, you might be happy to simply keep your current device. You could even buy the phone outright and save money on a cheaper plan.
  3. Compare providers. If you're being loyal to your telco, the only one that pays is you. Shop around to see how much you could save.
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