Brown’s Bytes – Unpick the Bundle!
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7th July 2017
Whenever you negotiate your mobile contract, whether it’s for thousands of connections or for your personal device, you will always come up against the same problem….
Carriers Love to Bundle!
By this I mean whenever you look at the deal you get a per device per month charge that covers:
- Device Cost
- UK Call Minutes
- SMS allowance
- UK data allowance
Even on a personal level, have you noticed it’s almost always impossible to compare like for like when you’re shopping around as each available option from different carriers will be subtly different with the options bundled together.
Multiply this up with a Corporate account and it gets even harder…
Why do carriers do this?
Pretty obvious when you break it down – it allows costs to be moved around and hidden away and prevents customers from working out if they’re getting a good deal!
The tip is therefore:
As a bare minimum, I’d suggest getting the hardware out of the bundle – what’s left will be a LOT easier to pick apart.
This is why we only offer separate device and SIM options and we provide transparent tariffs with no nasty surprises.
I’d strongly recommend looking into this further (especially with the £1000 iPhone 8 on the way).
For more information on how we can help you manage your mobile spend better then please get in touch.