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Poll Results: How much people spend on telecoms services

Our latest quick poll was a nice short and simple one, tell us how much you spend per month on your basket of telecom services and we had over 1,400 responses.

Poll Results: What people spend on their voice/mobile/broadband each month
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The peak is 24.5% who said their spending was in the £20 to £30 range, if we combine the three main peaks we have 60% of those taking part saying their spending is between £20 and £50.

This seems slightly low particularly given the voice line rental is hovering at the £15 to £16 mark, but then there are broadband packages starting at £2.50 to £10 per month and if people are using a Pay As You Go mobile package they may not be paying the big price tags. Certainly for those people who do the maths and have worked out that its cheaper to buy a SIM free phone to give them more freedom to chase the best call/text bundle it possible to get the trinity of phone/mobile and broadband to under £30.

For those who are chasing a bargain remember there is a longer annual poll that we are currently running, which has three vouchers up for grabs. The vouchers are £200, £100 and £50 and you can choose to enter or not when you complete the survey. The survey should take 10 to 20 minutes to complete and should work on your pc or tablet.


Can still get line rental for £6 a month..just hope nothing goes wrong aye?

  • PeterProxy
  • over 7 years ago

Line rental covers the whole household. If three people are living in the house that is less than £5 each.

  • TimJ
  • over 7 years ago

Do these figures include any mobile telecoms costs? One suspects not.

  • jabuzzard
  • over 7 years ago

@jabuzzard - my input certainly included mobile costs, of c.£2-3/month (PAYG)

  • tonypriest
  • over 7 years ago

At a guess we may have a high proportion of PAYG people, or techies whose main phone is via work and their personal is a low tariff.

Another option is people are on sim-only deals with sim-free phones as we said.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

£10 on my PAYG usually lasts several months, and the home phone isn't used much, as everyone uses emails...

  • MrTAToad2
  • over 7 years ago

At a guess, I'd say most people think they pay less than what they really do.

  • locutus
  • over 7 years ago

I wonder how many pay their line rental upfront for around £11/mth instead of £15? We have BT package of anytime calls, line rental in advance and up to 10Gb BB, works out about £27/mth. Plusnet looks to be slightly cheaper and no download limit, so that's where we move next, and TalkTalk is cheaper again, but ...

  • mike41
  • over 7 years ago

We are on sky fibre unlimited pro and works about £48 including landline, Also we have 1GB mobile broadband with giffgaff and pay about £8 but this is only when are broadband goes down.

  • francisuk20
  • over 7 years ago

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