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Charity Telecoms

How can you save money here?


It is usually cheaper (around 30%) and more convenient for charities with premises to switch to a business telecoms contract rather than a residential one for their broadband, fixed-line and mobile phones. The benefits of business telecoms contracts also include: outages being prioritised/fixed quicker and broadband speeds not affected by what your neighbours are watching!

BT has approximately 50% of the market and there are lots of other telecoms companies eager to win your business - some with specific charity packages. You can get a quick idea of what's out there by calling 0800 158 5299. Whichever one you switch to, it's a good opportunity to review and move to a set-up that reflects your voice/data needs. With broadband, you are likely to be able to upgrade your account and, quite feasibly, end up with more speed for less money.

It's worth remembering that the biggest deterrent to switching is that business telecoms contracts are often saddled with an Early Termination Fee. As such, check when your renewal window opens and your Contract End Date so you can pick the right time to shop around. Try your supplier’s online chat service to get hold of this information easily.


If it's free, expert help you're after then speak to a Telecoms adviser on 0800 158 5299.

Why our Telecoms service works for charities


Make It Cheaper (0800 158 5299) will do all the hard work for you that would be time-consuming and potentially confusing without help. It'll also help you avoid rolling on to expensive tariffs in one or two years’ time when your fixed-term contract expires.

Other reasons to use Make It Cheaper for your telecoms:

  1. Advice on the best options for your situation without pushing a product you don't need.
  2. Prices fixed for entire contract (usually 24 months) with a review call when it's coming to an end.
  3. 4x faster 'Fibre' broadband available in tw0-thirds of cases with no significant increase in cost.
  4. Typically 20-30% off current prices if choosing like-for-like.
  5. In-house customer service with no call wait times and whose job it is to sort out any problems.

What have other charities found?

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We are a small charity which is treated as a business users so all savings are welcome

George Diaper

Young Inskip People

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Helped save our charity community centre vital fundsand time with excellent service. We previously saved on our gas with your company then contacted yourselves again regarding our telecoms. Reduced our price by 25%! What’s not
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Helped save our charity community centre vital fundsand time with excellent service. We previously saved on our gas with your company then contacted yourselves again regarding our telecoms. Reduced our price by 25%! What’s not to love? More money for our charity means we can spend more on our service users. Everyone’s happy!
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Dominic Powis

Darlaston All Active

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We found your service very easy to use and everything was explained clearly. We saved over £500 which is massive for a charity like ours and the office manager was very pleased.

James Stratton

Plymouth Citizens Advice

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Doing it yourself


If you are happy to do it alone and call round different suppliers yourself, here are some tips:

  1. You'll need to get hold of your bills and establish your Contract End Date which should be on your original contract.
  2. If not in contract or within three months of a contract ending then set aside a day to request notes.
  3. There are hundreds of providers/resellers to choose from and you should contact a minimum of three.
  4. Be prepared for aggressive sales pitches, regardless of whether your needs have been properly understood.
  5. Don't end up paying for the wrong solution or overpaying for the right solution.
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