According to the latest report by ‘billmonitor’, created and run by Oxford University mathematicians, UK Mobile users are wasting £4.9bn a year on the wrong mobile tariff!
At Pink Connect, we have always said that 82% of business mobile customers are on the wrong tariff. Billmonitor says this percentage is 76% for all mobile customers. Since it doesn’t take data and text into consideration this figure could have been higher!
Due to fear of going above the allowance offered in their tariffs (named as “bill shock”), customers typically bought FOUR times more talk time that they actually used.
The report claims that if everyone used the right tariff, the UK could stop wasting £4.9bn a year that is being spent on wrong tariffs. The task of choosing right tariff is difficult as there are over 8m contract permutations available to mobile customers!
You can read full story on this on BBC website by clicking on the following link:
At Pink Connect, we offer FREE mobile bill analysis and advice to select the best suitable tariff for your business. We are committed to bringing down the wasted £4.9bn spent on wrong tariffs!
About the blog author: Raj Deokar, is the director of Pink Connect (Northampton) Ltd. Raj has got over 13 years experience in Telecommunications.
You can reach Raj Deokar on 01604 217271.
power costs keep going up. This no idle threat. Here are some real and up-to-the-moment examples of huge increases
Businesses are tied into contracts for Electricity and Gas supply for up to three years. At the end of your contract your supplier has the right to “roll you over” into another two year contract at price of their choosing! Do nothing and your bills will soar.
Unfortunately, we have some customers who have been caught out this way:
- a hospitality customer has just been rolled over to more than double the best rates we quoted
- we saw an electricity bill from a customer who had been rolled. It was obvious what had happened when we saw the bill. April 10p per unit, May 10p per unit, June 15p per unit.
- just last week, 7 days elapsed between an orginal quote and agreeing the contract and in that week the 3 year pricing went up by 10% – about £1100pa for this customer. Happily we were able to find them a better contract which will start February 2011.
It seems that about 700,000 businesses are rolled over every year. Don’t let it happen to you. Let us know if you require help
BT to raise call charges by 10%
Telecoms giant BT has said it will increase call charges by 10% and its monthly line rental by 50p from the beginning of October.
The majority of customers will be informed of the move by letter this week. The cost of connecting a call will go up from 9.9 pence to 10.9p, while the daytime rate rises from 5.9p to 6.4p. Customers who sign up to a year-long contract upfront will avoid the increased charges. BT said it estimates the impact of the changes will be just 1p a day, because its average customer makes only 80 seconds of daytime calls each day, and more than half subscribe to inclusive packages.
It said “calling plans enable customers to avoid the set-up fee and charges for most calls altogether”.