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77% OF PEOPLE ARENT ON THE RIGHT MOBILE PHONE TARIFF FOR THEM

Posted 31st March 2010.

The UKs leading mobile phone price comparison website www.rightmobilephone.co.uk commissioned research of 1,457 people with a contract phone and found that over three quarters of the respondents felt they were on the wrong deal and could be saving money on a different tariff.

Just under a third, 31%, of the people asked said they regularly went over their limit of minutes, meaning their bill was more than it should be, whilst 46% said they never used all of their allocated minutes. Only 23% of the people polled by rightmobilephone.co.uk said their tariff was just right.

http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk is encouraging consumers to review the tariff that they are on and to consider all their options and deals before renewing their existing contract. The site, which helps users to compare more than 600,000 mobile phone offers, is hoping more people will look into getting the best deal possible when it comes to renewing their mobile phone contract.

49% of people said they simply opted for the tariff that the sales person suggested whilst 9% said they only went on contract to get the free gift or handset that came with the deal.

Neil McHugh, co-founder of http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk, said;

The fact that 77% of the people we spoke to said they thought they could save money if they were on a different tariff goes to show the importance of consumers researching a deal before they sign on the dotted line. Its easy to go for the first offer you find or are suggested by sales staff, so we think its important for people to use comparison platforms like ours to get the best deal for them.

He continued, Last year, we helped 50,000 people find the best mobile phone deal for them, but want even more to realise the savings potential by comparing deals before they commit to a tariff that could be the wrong offer for them. We dont want consumers to miss a trick when it comes to cutting down on their monthly outgoings.

LINK http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk

ENDS

For further information or to set up interviews with Neil McHugh or James Zielinski please contact Shannon Haigh , 10 Yetis PR Agency, shannon@10yetis.co.uk, 01452 348211.

Notes to editors

Rightmobilephone.co.uk was launched in November 2007 to help consumers save time and money by providing a trusted comparison platform for customers to purchase from.

The site has become the UK’s most comprehensive and user friendly mobile phone comparison engine, with 600,000+ mobile phone offers combined with user friendly consumer reviews, ratings and video.

Users can review and compare over 800 handsets with images, specifications and video with unique users reviews, opinions and ratings provided by handset owners and compare over 2000 + pay as you go offers and tariffs from all major networks.