Know your usage to get the right deal

With so many mobile tariffs available the only way to know which is right for you is to know exactly what your current (and future) usage is.

There seem to be a lot of great deals out there offering large numbers of calls (minutes), texts and data.  All sounds wonderful until you realise that you use hardly any of the inclusive items.  It’s like going to an all you can eat buffet and then having a small salad.  Hmmm not such a good deal!

There are some very interesting apps available for those with smartphones that monitor your usage and make recommendations for the best SIM-only tariff you should switch to.  Our personal favourite is yboo ( ).  They have versions for both Android from the Google Play store ( and for iPhone from and Apple AppStore (  You may be totally happy with your current service provider, but knowing your exact usage may mean you can ask for a better deal!