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Landline Telephone Providers

Landline Telephone Providers

Compare the Best Landline Telephone Providers 2013 More often than not if you get broadband or digital TV at your house, you’ll be offered the possibility of getting a landline telephone. Nowadays most students don’t see the point in getting a landline when they make all the calls they need on their mobile, however getting a landline can save you money on your mobile especially when it comes to making calls home for long periods of time. Of course now many ...

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Paying for Self Storage at University

Paying for Self Storage at University

Self Storage at University Finding a reliable storage facility during your time at university may not be high on your list of priorities, but some students out there do need to spare it a second thought. There are many situations in which you might need to think about obtaining a self storage unit – here are some of the most common ones: If you’re spending a year studying abroad or just taking a year out, lugging all your possessions home can be a real pain. ...

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Compare Gas and Electricity Energy Suppliers

Compare Gas and Electricity Energy Suppliers

If going to university is going to teach you one thing, it’s that utility bills don’t pay themselves. In fact, it’ll make you wince each month when you look at your bank statements and see exactly how much money it costs to get those bills paid. Desperate times call for drastic action, so in this article we’re going to cover for you some top tips on getting the best deals when it comes to gas and electricity. Get a dual tariff Some properties have both gas and ...

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Tips for Choosing a Mobile Contract

Tips for Choosing a Mobile Contract

Choosing a mobile phone contract is a big decision because you’ll be locked into it. Most mobile phone companies now enforce minimum contracts of between 12 and 36 months – this makes it extremely important for people to get the right contract for them. This means you need to do ample research to ensure you’re getting the right deal, and that you won’t find it hard to upgrade your tariff if need be, and you won’t get hit with hidden charges or fees. Can you ...

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How to Save Money on your Water Bill

How to Save Money on your Water Bill

The majority of students out there will never have had to pay for their water usage before moving away to university. Those big bills can come as a bit of a shock to the system, so make sure you check out our top tips for saving water in this article. These tips are generally a good idea for everyone to follow, although only students who pay water bills based on a water meter reading will find that they can save money using them. Students who pay water bills ...

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Broadband Deals for Students

Broadband Deals for Students

If you’re living in private accommodation during your time at university the chances are you will at some point find yourself on the lookout for broadband deals. As with any other utility bill it’s a good idea to shop around for broadband, because the prices vary wildly from company to company. You can also find a range of student broadband deals at BroadbandforStudents.co.uk. What do you need to get a broadband connection? If you’re in an inner-city area that ...

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Important Tips before you Buy Student Insurance

Important Tips before you Buy Student Insurance

Insurance is overlooked by many students which can be a big mistake. It’s important that your possessions are covered – especially as many students now have things like smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and many more expensive gadgets. Don’t embark on life as a student without insurance cover – if you choose to do so you could be ruing that decision in the not too distant future. Types of insurance Different students will require different insurance ...

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Water Meter Costs for Students at University

Water Meter Costs for Students at University

Out of all the utility bills that you will have to stump up the cash for, water bills are perhaps the most straight forward. Unlike with gas and electric, you don’t have a choice of a water company; in each area there’s only one to choose from. The thing that you do get a choice about though is whether or not you pay the fixed amount each month, or whether you use a water meter. You will need to liaise with your landlord prior to moving in, because some ...

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Average Student Electricity Costs at University

Average Student Electricity Costs at University

What are Typical Electricity Costs for Students at University? If you live in a shared house whilst at university, you’ll find that electricity costs are probably one of the biggest bills that you have to contend with every month. It’s important that you put all of your housemates’ names on the bill, along with your own. This means that if any payment is defaulted on, or if there are any problems with your electricity account, the supplier will chase all of the ...

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Average Heating Costs at University

It’s not until students have to start paying the bills themselves that they realize just how expensive things like utility bills actually are. Paying your bills will often be a case of setting up a monthly Direct Debit; although you may also opt to pay bills manually ensuring you’ve got the funds ready before they’re deducted from your account (which is good if some of your housemates are slow to pay you their share of the bill!). Estimated vs. actual Unless ...

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