The Fonecast this week covers text message donations, free calls to government helplines, distracted driving, legal action, consolidation... and all the other major mobile industry headlines as well.
Price comparison website moneysupermarket.com has just published its fourth annual Mobile Money Report – and it shows that the average Briton 'wastes' 45% of the inclusive calls and text message allowance from their mobile phone tariff. The company says those unused calls and SMS messages are worth almost £13 billion annually – or £250 per person.
Customers with 'pay monthly' contracts waste an average of 137 minutes and 153 texts every month, while pay as you go customers waste 16 minutes and 29 texts per month. The calculations are based on calls costing 20p per minute and text messages at 10p each.