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Top 5 money-saving offers and tips for smartphone users

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At uSwitch, saving you money is our business. With our knowledge of the whole mobile market, we've rounded up a selection of what we consider the best cut-price deals up for grabs right now. And we've tapped our team of experts for general money-saving advice too.

If you've got any more money-saving tips for us or you've seen a deal you think we should know about, let us know in the comments section. If we include it, we'll make sure you're credited.

1 Get a £40 Amazon voucher with O2’s recommend a friend scheme

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Right now, O2 is offering up to £40 of Amazon vouchers to existing customers who convince their friend to join them on the network.

The giveaway, which you’ll need to fill in a form to claim, applies when customers sign up for a contract at £20 per month or above. But if you want the full £40 reward, you’ll need to get your friend to choose a contract at £40 or above.

Find out more at O2’s dedicated page.

2 Free calls with Freedom Pop

Freedom Pop

Freedom Pop is a completely free mobile phone service. Sign up at any time and you get 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data per month for life. And you’ll pay nothing for it.

If you want unlimited usage allowances you’ll usually have to pay. But at the time of writing, Freedom Pop is also letting you trial its paid-for tariff for free for a month too. It’ll get you 2GB of data per month, as well as unlimited texts and minutes. After which point you're liable for a charge of £11.99 per month.

Find out more here: Freedom Pop.

3 Get cash back with giffgaff’s referral scheme

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Recommend giffgaff to a friend and you’ll get £5 cashback, or airtime credit if you prefer. The reward, which is part of an ongoing promo, is only payable once your friend activates the SIM you send them.

Find out more here: giffgaff.

4 Check if your home insurance offers ample phone insurance

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Generally, home insurance only covers your phone in the event that it’s stolen while inside your home. But there are exceptions.

Some policies have also got your back if you’re lose your phone while you’re on the go. And some cover damage incurred when you’re in the great outdoors too.

Find out more about phone insurance with our dedicated guide.

5 Sign up for notifications about EE flash sales

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EE periodically offers cut-price offers on gadgets and SIM only deals that run for a matter of days. But to be in the loop, you’ll need to sign up for notifications.

EE flash sale sign-up.

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