UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a report into what people pay for their communications services and it implies we’re getting better at shopping around.
The report is titled ‘Pricing trends for communications services in the UK’.
Among its headline findings are that, while some people are still paying a fair bit more for their broadband, mobile, etc, they’re getting less ripped off than they were a few years ago.
For example, around four million UK homes with ADSL are outside their lock-in period and could upgrade to a better service for less money.
Standard BT ADSL is apparently £42.99 per month, while BT’s superfast services start at £24.99 per month.
The same goes for mobile, with a lot of people staying on plans that included handset subsidies even after the lock-in period is over.