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Mobile phone users can find the best deals online

Mobile phone users can find the best deals online

Mobile phone users can find the best deals online

MOBILE phone operators, energy companies and the suppliers of television services impose some of the highest charges for those who are not getting deals that are only available online.

Car insurers typically offer discounts of 10pc for those prepared to fill out an online form and transact over the internet. This means a saving of €60 on a €600 premium for two family cars.

TV and broadband service UPC charges €3.50 month to post a bill out to customers. This amounts to €42 over a full year.

Mobile operator Meteor, which is part of Eircom, offers 20pc discounts for those prepared to transact online for their bill pay phone service. This works out at around €120 a year for a typical customer.

Most energy suppliers will charge you up to €5 a month if you insist on having a bill posted to your home. SSE Airtricity charges €5 for posted bills, according to Bonkers.ie.

Having a cheque processed by your bank will cost you up to 39c, if you do not qualify for fee-free banking. There is also stamp duty of 50c on each cheque.

Irish Independent