Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Money Mensch: Bluff to cut costs

    It's haggle time. Television and mobile phone companies know that many are skint right now and would prefer to reduce their costs rather than lose your custom.

    Subscription television, mobile and broadband contracts are not cheap. So call up and ask for a better price, saying you are paying too much, or tell them about other deals you know of that are cheaper.

    If it doesn't work, the key trick is to threaten to leave and you will usually be put through to what companies call 'disconnections'. It is generally known internally as 'customer retentions', which will have massively more discretion to keep you and can therefore offer you good deals.

    If they call your bluff to leave and you don't want to, just say: "I need to check with my husband/wife/partner first."

    There are no guarantees, but it is worth a try. Full step-by-step help at: www.moneysavingexpert.com/digitalTV

    MoneySavingExpert.com

Money Mensch

Turn the tables on big company markups

Martin Lewis

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Turn the tables on big company markups
Money Mensch

Money Mensch: Holiday protection - beyond sun c...

Martin Lewis

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Money Mensch: Holiday protection - beyond sun c...
Money Mensch

Let’s not swipe bank accounts that give back

Martin Lewis

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Let’s not swipe bank accounts that give back
Money Mensch

How to take control of cash

Martin Lewis

Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to take control of cash
Money Mensch

Money Mensch: How to go further with your holid...

Martin Lewis

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Money Mensch: How to go further with your holid...
Money Mensch

Saving rates are low, but now is the time to act

Martin Lewis

Friday, February 7, 2014

Saving rates are low, but now is the time to act
Money Mensch

My money-saving tips for life on the road

Martin Lewis

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My money-saving tips for life on the road
Money Mensch

It is now time to wise up on age-old benefits

Martin Lewis

Friday, April 4, 2014

It is now time to wise up on age-old benefits
Money Mensch

Money Mensch: New Year resolutions for a more p...

Martin Lewis

Friday, January 17, 2014

Money Mensch: New Year resolutions for a more p...