There’s nothing worse than getting your mobile bill and suddenly realising that it’s way more than you expected. Not to worry though, there are things that you can do to challenge the charges on your hefty payment, and it’s a relatively simple process that we can walk you through.
To take out a pay monthly phone you will be credit checked so you need to be at least of 18 years of age to take out a mobile phone contract. There is no way around this.
A credit check for a mobile phone contract looks at many factors and there is no best way to pass one. The main issue is when you have missed payments, defaults or CCJ’s against your name so keeping up to date with all your monthly expenditures is one of the best ways to ensure a good credit record. It also helps if you are earning regular income, are on the electoral roll and are living at a fixed address.
All mobile networks in the UK require customers to pass a credit check to take out a contract phone. Whilst you might have heard some are easier to pass than other, the reality is all the networks have very similar credit check processes and it’s difficult to separate them.
Today’s question comes from an anonymous user who has a question regarding selling a mobile phone whilst still tied into a monthly contract. They ask:
Data usage is difficult to estimate as it really depends on what you are doing on your phone but as a guide, if you get 200mb of data per month you should be able send/receive 1,000 emails (no attachments), send/receive 150 emails with attachments, view around 400 Web pages, and put around 50 photos on social media sites.
Several customers have emailed us this week to ask whether or not they need to do anything with a MicroSD card before putting it into their mobile phone.
We’ve been asked this question several times over the last month: Are you allowed to send a mobile phone with a battery them via Royal Mail? So we thought we’d answer.
Whenever you apply for a mobile phone contract the lender will run a credit check and this will result in what’s known in the industry as a hard enquiry. A hard enquiry can negatively impact your credit score and multiple hard enquiries aren’t a good thing as it may indicate that you are desperate for credit, or that you aren’t able to qualify for credit.