A number of the UK’s leading mobile phone networks have introduced cheaper tariffs in the last few months in an apparent attempt to aid consumers during the credit crunch.

According to the Telegraph, 3 and Virgin Mobile have both launched sub-£10 deals in recent weeks, with the latter citing financial pressures as the reasons for its new offering.

O2 also has an offer for less than £10, while Vodafone and Orange both have packages available for around £15.

Virgin Mobile managing director Graeme Oxby suggested that sub-£10 offers enable consumers to still purchase a new mobile phone despite the tough economic climate.

"Our market leading £8.50 monthly package will allow people to stay in touch without the added worry of a hefty phone bill," he remarked.

His company’s package comes with an LG KC550 or a Samsung G600, 100 texts a month and 100 free minutes. The two phones both feature five megapixel cameras.

The Telegraph has written a series of articles in recent weeks advising consumers on how to save money. One of its recommendations was to purchase phone, broadband and digital TV packages in a bundle.

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