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Whether you’re a one-man business or you have a huge team behind you, we have a business phone solution for your business. We fully understand that no two businesses are the same and that your business mobile needs are different from others, and we also understand that finding the best business mobile phone can be difficult and confusing at the best of times.

That’s where we come in: At iCompario, we can help you compare and find the best mobile phone deals for your business.

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How to compare business mobile phone tariffs?

How to compare business mobile phone tariffs

If you have identified which handset(s) you want, it is important to ensure that you select the best plan for your business. And to select the best tariff for your business mobile, it is important to understand how you and your business will use them. Some key things to consider include:

  1. Network provider: Most of the major network providers have excellent coverage across the country. However, there are some parts of the country where signal strength can be poorer. Before committing to a deal, you can use Ofcom’s postcode checker to see what the reception will be like in your area, or in the areas the business operates, for a specific network.
  2. Tariff type: Most business mobile providers offer similar contract options. These options are much like the contracts for personal mobiles, which you are likely to already be familiar with, such as pay monthly, Pay As You Go or SIM only tariffs.
  3. Minutes, texts and data: With pay-monthly or SIM only tariffs, you’ll likely be provided with a set number of minutes and texts, however, a number of providers will also offer unlimited deals on certain tariffs. Also, data plans typically vary between two and ten gigabytes monthly. It is therefore important to understand your current usage or have an idea or prediction of likely usage. If your employees are likely to rely on streaming and downloading information on the job, for instance, then high or unlimited data tariffs will be required. If they make a lot of calls, you will need high or unlimited minutes.
  4. Contract offers and gifts: Some providers will use offers and gifts as a way to encourage you to sign up to a deal. These can vary from gift vouchers, technology offers, even cuddly toys.
  5. Price: This is crucial for all businesses. The cost of your tariff for your business mobiles is normally split into two parts—the initial up-front cost (for the handset(s) and offer access) and the normal monthly cost. Normally, a higher monthly cost means a lower initial cost. The key here is to check what you are being offered and to factor in any other potential costs, e.g. insurance.

How to compare business mobile phone tariffs?

How to compare business mobile phone tariffs?

It can be tempting to settle for a mobile phone plan that you like the look of but if you don’t compare it with others that are available, you can miss out on some amazing deals that will save your business a lot of money. By using iCompario’s expert comparison service, we do all the legwork for you in securing the best deal according to your specifications, helping you save even more!

With an extensive range of handsets available from manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, CAT, and more, you are spoilt for choice when you use iCompario. What’s more, we support many of the UK’s major networks including EE and O2, guaranteeing excellent coverage no matter where your business operates.

Let us take the time to learn about your business and its needs and put together a range of business mobile phone options that will ensure you get the best without compromising on quality or service.

Frequently asked questions

We’re here to help you find the best business mobile phone solution.

Switching to a cheaper deal with another network is easier than ever, as you no longer have to call your current provider to ditch it, so you avoid the hard sell of them trying to make you stay. Here’s what to do:

  • Request a switching code by text. Simply text ‘PAC’ for free to 65075 on any network and you’ll be sent your ‘porting authorisation code’ (PAC) immediately via text so you can keep your number. To get a new number, text ‘STAC’ to 75075.Its text must include important info such as any exit penalties, outstanding handset costs or credit balances.

  • You need to give the switching code to your new provider within 30 days. You’ll then be switched within one working day. You won’t need to contact your old provider again.

What’s more, if you’re out of your minimum contract period, mobile providers are now banned from charging you for the remainder of your notice period after you’ve switched (which is typically 30 days), putting an end to paying for your old and new contract at the same time.

If you’re still in contract, you could be charged early termination fees for leaving – check how much you’d be charged by sending a text with the word ‘INFO’ to 85075.

Our business mobile comparison tool will find the best deal for your business, and we have a wide choice of handsets and tariffs across the three major UK networks, O2, Three and Vodafone.

We are constantly endeavouring to improve our service and we hope to expand our mobile network support in the future.

Don’t be sold on overly generous allowances that you’ll never use. Do you really need unlimited minutes or 10GB of data? Most don’t use anywhere near that, with new stats from regulator Ofcom showing 60% of people use under 1GB/mth – so check your actual past usage with an online tool.

If you want to check your usage, there is currently just one main tool that is accredited by Ofcom that’ll do this. 

  • Billmonitor* works for customers of EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone and gives a detailed bill analysis.

If you use up your data allowance before the end of each month, it could end up costing you. You can now add a spending cap which means you won’t be able to exceed this limit, so you can avoid any unexpected bills. You can do this via your network’s online account or app, though if in doubt just call it and ask.

If you’d prefer not to add a limit, make sure you’re on top of your usage as some networks won’t warn you about extra charges – which are often at eye-watering rates. Here are some other ways to avoid this:

  • Use Wi-Fi whenever possible – but not for emails, online banking or anything that could make your personal information vulnerable to hackers when using public Wi-Fi.

  • If you really need more, then consider switching to a different deal or speak to your network about upping your allowance if you’d prefer to stay put – this may cost, but it’ll likely be cheaper than exceeding your limit.

Your mobile network is permitted to increase its monthly tariff price up to inflation each year, but only if its T&Cs state so before you sign up. Sadly all the major networks have such terms, including EE, O2, Three, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.

Changes are usually made in accordance with the Retail Prices Index (RPI), a measure of inflation, between February and April each year. Occasionally some firms will choose not to exercise this right, but this year we’ve seen price rises kick in from all of the biggies, including EE, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, O2 and Three.

You do have rights if your mobile phone provider hikes prices mid-contract which it didn’t warn you about.

If a provider hikes your monthly bill by more than the RPI – or hikes it when its T&Cs don’t state this – then you might be able to leave your contract penalty-free.

In these cases, providers need to give at least 30 days’ notice of any such rises and allow users to leave the contract without penalty if they wish to leave. If your network changes prices of other services – such as out-of-bundle charges for texts or minutes – you may have a case to leave penalty-free, but only if you can prove you will suffer “material detriment” as a result of the price increase.

If you don’t want to switch, and are near or past your contract’s end, you’re wielding a powerful weapon… your loyalty. When approaching the end of your contract, make sure you demand the very best deal possible – not just of your network, but of any out there.

The mobile world’s a mature market. Everyone has a handset, so networks fight hard to win custom from elsewhere AND keep their own. If your provider won’t give you a good enough deal, let it know. The aim’s to get through to ‘customer disconnections’, which internally is often called ‘retentions’ as its job is to keep you.

A whopping nine million people are out of contract and free to switch, so check now.

This’ll show you results for one of the four main networks – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – but ‘piggyback’ networks use their signal and generally offer far better value, so don’t think your options are limited to one of the biggies.

For a more accurate indication than Ofcom’s checker can give you, it may be worth picking up a free pay-as-you-go Sim from the network you’re considering, topping it up with a bit of credit and putting it to the test before committing.

Unlock your phone for free. Unlocking your phone means you can use any network’s Sim, which gives you the freedom to switch providers.

Some handsets are unlocked when you buy them, usually if you purchase them directly from the manufacturer (as with iPhones, for example). But if you got your handset from a network it will often be ‘locked’ to that specific provider.

Head outside the EU and your mobile provider may hike prices massively, and even charge for receiving calls as well. Yet you can cut the cost substantially by using networks’ hidden deals or by getting a specialist SIM card to use overseas.

 

When getting a new handset, recycle the old one and you could earn £100s, depending on the make, model and condition of the phone.

There are a raft of companies willing to recycle your phone for cash, yet be warned – the differences in what they’ll offer are huge.

These sites are all about instant prices though. If you’re prepared to put in a little more effort and flog your handset on eBay, you can often beat their prices.

Switching to a cheaper deal with another network is easier than ever, as you no longer have to call your current provider to ditch it, so you avoid the hard sell of them trying to make you stay. Here’s what to do:

  • Request a switching code by text. Simply text ‘PAC’ for free to 65075 on any network and you’ll be sent your ‘porting authorisation code’ (PAC) immediately via text so you can keep your number. To get a new number, text ‘STAC’ to 75075.Its text must include important info such as any exit penalties, outstanding handset costs or credit balances.

  • You need to give the switching code to your new provider within 30 days. You’ll then be switched within one working day. You won’t need to contact your old provider again.

What’s more, if you’re out of your minimum contract period, mobile providers are now banned from charging you for the remainder of your notice period after you’ve switched (which is typically 30 days), putting an end to paying for your old and new contract at the same time.

If you’re still in contract, you could be charged early termination fees for leaving – check how much you’d be charged by sending a text with the word ‘INFO’ to 85075.

Our business mobile comparison tool will find the best deal for your business, and we have a wide choice of handsets and tariffs across the three major UK networks, O2, Three and Vodafone.

We are constantly endeavouring to improve our service and we hope to expand our mobile network support in the future.

Don’t be sold on overly generous allowances that you’ll never use. Do you really need unlimited minutes or 10GB of data? Most don’t use anywhere near that, with new stats from regulator Ofcom showing 60% of people use under 1GB/mth – so check your actual past usage with an online tool.

If you want to check your usage, there is currently just one main tool that is accredited by Ofcom that’ll do this. 

  • Billmonitor* works for customers of EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone and gives a detailed bill analysis.

If you use up your data allowance before the end of each month, it could end up costing you. You can now add a spending cap which means you won’t be able to exceed this limit, so you can avoid any unexpected bills. You can do this via your network’s online account or app, though if in doubt just call it and ask.

If you’d prefer not to add a limit, make sure you’re on top of your usage as some networks won’t warn you about extra charges – which are often at eye-watering rates. Here are some other ways to avoid this:

  • Use Wi-Fi whenever possible – but not for emails, online banking or anything that could make your personal information vulnerable to hackers when using public Wi-Fi.

  • If you really need more, then consider switching to a different deal or speak to your network about upping your allowance if you’d prefer to stay put – this may cost, but it’ll likely be cheaper than exceeding your limit.

Your mobile network is permitted to increase its monthly tariff price up to inflation each year, but only if its T&Cs state so before you sign up. Sadly all the major networks have such terms, including EE, O2, Three, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.

Changes are usually made in accordance with the Retail Prices Index (RPI), a measure of inflation, between February and April each year. Occasionally some firms will choose not to exercise this right, but this year we’ve seen price rises kick in from all of the biggies, including EE, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, O2 and Three.

You do have rights if your mobile phone provider hikes prices mid-contract which it didn’t warn you about.

If a provider hikes your monthly bill by more than the RPI – or hikes it when its T&Cs don’t state this – then you might be able to leave your contract penalty-free.

In these cases, providers need to give at least 30 days’ notice of any such rises and allow users to leave the contract without penalty if they wish to leave. If your network changes prices of other services – such as out-of-bundle charges for texts or minutes – you may have a case to leave penalty-free, but only if you can prove you will suffer “material detriment” as a result of the price increase.

If you don’t want to switch, and are near or past your contract’s end, you’re wielding a powerful weapon… your loyalty. When approaching the end of your contract, make sure you demand the very best deal possible – not just of your network, but of any out there.

The mobile world’s a mature market. Everyone has a handset, so networks fight hard to win custom from elsewhere AND keep their own. If your provider won’t give you a good enough deal, let it know. The aim’s to get through to ‘customer disconnections’, which internally is often called ‘retentions’ as its job is to keep you.

A whopping nine million people are out of contract and free to switch, so check now.

This’ll show you results for one of the four main networks – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – but ‘piggyback’ networks use their signal and generally offer far better value, so don’t think your options are limited to one of the biggies.

For a more accurate indication than Ofcom’s checker can give you, it may be worth picking up a free pay-as-you-go Sim from the network you’re considering, topping it up with a bit of credit and putting it to the test before committing.

Unlock your phone for free. Unlocking your phone means you can use any network’s Sim, which gives you the freedom to switch providers.

Some handsets are unlocked when you buy them, usually if you purchase them directly from the manufacturer (as with iPhones, for example). But if you got your handset from a network it will often be ‘locked’ to that specific provider.

Head outside the EU and your mobile provider may hike prices massively, and even charge for receiving calls as well. Yet you can cut the cost substantially by using networks’ hidden deals or by getting a specialist SIM card to use overseas.

 

When getting a new handset, recycle the old one and you could earn £100s, depending on the make, model and condition of the phone.

There are a raft of companies willing to recycle your phone for cash, yet be warned – the differences in what they’ll offer are huge.

These sites are all about instant prices though. If you’re prepared to put in a little more effort and flog your handset on eBay, you can often beat their prices.

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