How do you pay for your household's communication services? Does your phone bill come from BT, your broadband from O2 and your television from Sky? Because if so, you could be pouring a huge amount of money down the drain every year.
New research from Broadband Choices shows that a third of broadband customers are ignoring exclusive 'bundled' offers from their providers that could allow them to pay just one highly reduced bill every month.
In fact, these customers could be throwing away up to £400 a year in savings, which is not to be sniffed at even though the UK is finally emerging from the recession. That's a collective £2.3 billion across the whole of Britain. Too much hassle
When asked why they don't combine their services, 33% of consumers who clearly hadn't done their research claimed they didn't think it would save them any money.
Nearly 30% said that switching to a single provider would be too much hassle, while 22% didn't think that the service through a bundled package would be as good as that received from three different companies. Great savings
The thing is, as telecoms expert Dominic Baliszewski points out, there are some seriously good deals up for grabs, as bundles have become increasingly popular since the start of the recession.
"The number of bundled broadband deals has exploded over the last few years, as providers fight to get a larger slice of your household spend," he said.
"These bundled deals offer fantastic value when compared against buying two or more services separately, with possible savings of over £400 in the first year - enough money to pay for a weekend away for two."
Whether you go for Mr Baliszewski's suggestion of a weekend for two, or simply put the money to fund your ever-increasing household expenditure, we promise you that it's worth comparing your services and looking for better deals.
Once you've taken a look at the bundles, why not compare other services? Credit cards, supermarkets, mobile contracts - there are savings to be made on it all.
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