Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Simonne's tip for cutting your mobile bill

I just found a neat little trick to bring down the cost of your mobile phone bill. If you have to pay for picking up voicemail, try calling your mobile phone number instead. You get to pick up your messages in the normal way but it bypasses the standard voicemail function and just falls within the usual free minutes allowed on your tariff. So, if you’re like me, and don’t use all your minutes anyway, there’s no additional charge. Could be it only applies to my provider (T-mobile) but it's worth a try!


Friday, 3 July 2009

Credit card cheques to be banned

Finally something’s been done to stop those annoying and unsolicited credit card cheques coming through your letterbox. The ones that try and tempt you to spend money you can’t afford on things you don’t need, and then pay outrageously high interest rates for the privilege. (They worked the same way as if you'd withdrawn cash on your credit card - with interest charges starting to accrue immediately).

This recent government proposal gets a thumbs up from us!

From Simonne.