Many gadget lovers sign up to contracts with mobile operators so that they can make the most of the latest handset release, but it seems many are failing to choose the right plan.
Almost half of pay monthly customers are presented with extra fees when their bill comes, according to uSwitch.com research.
Brits can avoid additional charges by carefully monitoring their usage – most carriers offer an app which lets users see how much inclusive data and so on they have remaining.
Mobile phone owners should also consider using VoIP tools like Skype when they wish to call premium rate numbers, as the tariffs are likely to be lower.
It is also important that users going on holiday carefully check their contract to that they know the fees associated with roaming and overseas texting.
Shoppers should have a good idea of usage before choosing a new contract so that they do not pay for services they do not need or shell out extra because allowances are insufficient.
Posted by Simon Thomas