Public wifi spots can be very convenient. You get to go online and you don’t have to use your mobile data allowance to do so. However, public wifi isn’t a hundred per cent secure. In fact, depending on whose network you’re connecting to it might not be secure at all. If you’re going to be going online in public, you need to learn how to make your connection secure in order to prevent data theft.
Getting credit can be instrumental to many people. If you don’t have the cash to lay down on anything from a new car to a house to a mobile phone, you will need credit in order to pay in instalments. That could mean paying a mortgage, a car payment, or a mobile phone bill. But if you’re young or you’ve recently moved to the UK, you might find that you have problems getting credit. That’s why we’re taking a look at how to get credit for the first time.
A phone is a big investment. Spending hundreds of pounds on a gadget is pretty justifiable when you think about how much we all depend on our mobiles. However, if that gadget gets lost, broken or stolen, that money is wasted, and you’re out of pocket. Not only that, but since our phones contain so much personal information a stolen phone can mean hacked accounts, identity theft, and losing even more money. That’s why we’re looking at phone security. We’ve got absolutely everything you need to know about keeping that expensive phone safe. Of course, there are no guarantees, but at least you’ll know you’ve done everything possible to protect your investment.
If you’ve got a mobile phone, then rather obviously you need service. And with so many operators on the UK market, choosing which network to go with can be complicated. You want the best deal to get the best service, and given that, just which of the many options should you go for? Not to worry, we’re here to help with our guide to all the major UK networks.
If you’re applying for anything from a mobile phone contract to a mortgage, then chances are that you’re going to undergo a credit check. Unfortunately, not everyone passes that credit check. Failing a credit check doesn’t have to be the end of the world though. If you’ve recently been refused credit, then here’s what you need to do.
Children are one of the largest user groups of mobiles. The average UK child gets his or her first mobile phone at the age of seven, and the first smartphone at the age of ten, according to research done by Opinium, and an estimated 90% of eleven to sixteen-year-olds own a mobile. Rather obviously, if a kid has a mobile phone, they’re also going to need an operator. And that leads to the question of which UK operator is going to be the best choice for your child’s plan.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably got at least a couple of old mobiles lying around the house. So why not make yourself a bit of cash and get rid of them? Selling your old handsets online can give you a healthy chunk of beer money, as long as you know what you’re doing that is. Not to worry though, we’re here to lead you through the process, so let’s get started!
Your credit score can have a big impact on your life. Unfortunately, with a low credit rating, you’ll find it tough to borrow money, get credit, or sign contracts such as mobile phone contracts. But bad credit doesn’t have to last forever. With a little care and some planning, you can improve your credit score.
The concept of a credit rating is pretty simple. Rating agencies give you a number. That number determines how good or bad a financial risk you are. And depending on that number you may or may not be able to borrow money from a bank, or do other things, such as taking out mobile phone contracts. If you’re a good financial risk (you have paid back other loans on time, you haven’t missed bill payments for phones, mortgages, etc.) then you’ll have a good credit rating and other companies will be happy to do business with you. On the other hand, a bad credit rating can mean that nobody wants to sign contracts with you or lend you cash. But there are a few things about your credit rating that you might not know, and that’s what we’re here for. Here’s the lowdown on all you need to know about your credit rating.