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1.) 0870 (Free on Android, 69p on iPhone)
All students have no doubt found themselves in a situation where phoning a customer service line is unavoidable. Be it your broadband service or utilities provider, many companies use 0870, 0845 and 0800 numbers for customer service, which can cost up to 35p per minute. The 0870 app converts these premium rate numbers into 01 or 02 numbers (which come out of your contracted minutes), or the standard rate for Pay as you go customers. Since launch the 0870 app has saved over £15 million for mobile phone customers, and you will more than make your money back after the first call.
2.) vouchercloud (Free on iPhone & Android)
vouchercloud used G£ technology to search out the very best offers and discounts that are closest to you. This app allows you to search and download vouchers directly to your smartphone, to be used immediately or stored for later. This app caters to everyone, with exclusive offers for Restaurants, Cheap Days Out, Films & Theatre and Health & Beauty to name a few.
3.) ShopSavvy (Free on iPhone & Android)
ShopSavvy is the undisputed leader in mobile shopping with over 30 million downloads of the app. Users need only aim their smartphone's camera at any product's barcode, wait for the beep and ShopSavvy will provide you with a list of all online and local prices. This app allows users to find the lowest online or local prices across almost every major retailer in Northern America and Europe. Shopping locally, the app provides the shop's location, directions and phone number as well as stock availability checks and price matching policies. Shopping online, users can either choose to buy the product directly from the merchants ecommerce site or save it to buy online later.
4.) Spendometer (Free on iPhone & Android)
Spendometer is an extremely simple yet useful app that makes day-to-day budgeting practical and easy. The Spendometer enables you to set yourself a budget, log your spending, and view your spending reports to see where, and how much, of your money has been spent so far in a given week or month, all whilst on the go. Every time you buy something, simply enter it into the Spendometer on your phone, and it will keep a record for you. You can set your own spending limits, and choose how your spending will be reported - weekly or monthly. This app also has a feature that helps you to keep track of your spending on a night out, especially handy for students in Revs on a Sunday.
5.) Tip Calculator (Free on iPhone & Android)
Some students are notoriously tight with money, and this app provides a perfect argument-free way to split a restaurant bill (plus service charge) equally. Tip Calculator allows users to select the number of people dining and the tip percentage, before working out both the total bill as well as the amount to pay per person. The speedy process ensures that you don't need to worry about working out individual costs as the app does all the hard work for you.