Having made just one phone call and having shown a touch of insolence, you can reduce the bill for high-speed Internet connection, landline and digital TV for £400 per year.
Expert of consumer economics Martin Lewis says: "We are used to treating the phone, Internet and television fees as something trivial, but if you calculate how much it takes a year, you get a huge amount: about £1 thousand, if you use the services of Sky or Virgin."
The expert suggested four steps that will help reduce costs.
Step 1: calculate how many channels you watch
If you pay for digital TV, ask yourself: "Do I really watch all the channels?" - especially football or old movies. Many watch only the BBC and ITV. Transferring to Freeview (standard digital TV) with a cheap Internet tariff will save you £40 per month.
Step 2: combine TV, Internet and Phone
Many pay a digital television provider separately from the phone and the Internet, which is more expensive. If you use one company, it is even more profitable to combine all three.