Managing mobile costs

Knowing how you use your phone and choosing the right package is key to ensuring you get the best value from your mobile phone deal.

Going over your call allowance, phoning certain numbers that your allowance doesn't cover, or using too much data can all lead to you paying more than you expected.

Similarly, having a monthly allowance of thousands of free minutes and texts may seem like a good idea at the time, but if you don't use them you could be better off choosing a cheaper tariff with a reduced allowance.