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.
Cancelling your mobile phone insurance is relatively straightforward and most policies will allow you to cancel anytime. To cancel you will need to speak directly with the insurer (either via email, over the phone or in writing) and ensure you have your policy number to hand.
Losing your phone can be a bit of a nightmare, but there’s more at stake than just your hand set and contact numbers…fortunately there are a few steps that you need to take.
Cashback deals can be a great way of saving on the cost of your mobile or mobile bills, and they’re a common incentive offered by companies as you have seen across our site. The way they work is fairly simple. You’ll sign a contract, and in return the company or provider will promise you a certain amount of money back.