Have you haggled with Sky, BT, the AA and more this year? Did you succeed?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Call centre haggling can provide big savings – whether it be digital TV, broadband, credit cards, breakdown cover, insurance and more. Each year we try to gauge the success rates of those who’ve done it. So please let us know whether you gained cheaper prices, extra goods, better deals or reduced interest.

Which of these firms have you tried to haggle with IN THE LAST YEAR? (Select as many as you want from the major providers below.)

Results

TV / broadband / home phone

BT (814 votes)
Big success312 votes (38%)
Small success324 votes (40%)
No success178 votes (22%)
EE (125 votes)
Big success31 votes (25%)
Small success52 votes (42%)
No success42 votes (34%)
Plusnet (203 votes)
Big success75 votes (37%)
Small success82 votes (40%)
No success46 votes (23%)
Sky (1618 votes)
Big success883 votes (55%)
Small success524 votes (32%)
No success211 votes (13%)
SSE Broadband (16 votes)
Big success7 votes (44%)
Small success4 votes (25%)
No success5 votes (31%)
TalkTalk (292 votes)
Big success121 votes (41%)
Small success108 votes (37%)
No success63 votes (22%)
Virgin Media (627 votes)
Big success242 votes (39%)
Small success250 votes (40%)
No success135 votes (22%)
Other (34 votes)
Big success10 votes (29%)
Small success14 votes (41%)
No success10 votes (29%)

Mobiles

BT Mobile (51 votes)
Big success18 votes (35%)
Small success22 votes (43%)
No success11 votes (22%)
Carphone Warehouse (63 votes)
Big success22 votes (35%)
Small success25 votes (40%)
No success16 votes (25%)
EE/Orange/T-Mobile (351 votes)
Big success125 votes (36%)
Small success119 votes (34%)
No success107 votes (30%)
Giffgaff (19 votes)
Big success3 votes (16%)
Small success2 votes (11%)
No success14 votes (74%)
O2 (227 votes)
Big success48 votes (21%)
Small success78 votes (34%)
No success101 votes (44%)
Talk Mobile (42 votes)
Big success16 votes (38%)
Small success16 votes (38%)
No success10 votes (24%)
Tesco Mobile (89 votes)
Big success20 votes (22%)
Small success34 votes (38%)
No success35 votes (39%)
Three (185 votes)
Big success53 votes (29%)
Small success63 votes (34%)
No success69 votes (37%)
Virgin Mobile (77 votes)
Big success19 votes (25%)
Small success37 votes (48%)
No success21 votes (27%)
Vodafone (258 votes)
Big success127 votes (49%)
Small success86 votes (33%)
No success45 votes (17%)
Other (17 votes)
Big success6 votes (35%)
Small success4 votes (24%)
No success7 votes (41%)

Breakdown

AA (473 votes)
Big success272 votes (58%)
Small success137 votes (29%)
No success64 votes (14%)
Green Flag (71 votes)
Big success31 votes (44%)
Small success25 votes (35%)
No success15 votes (21%)
RAC (280 votes)
Big success150 votes (54%)
Small success87 votes (31%)
No success43 votes (15%)
Other (59 votes)
Big success13 votes (22%)
Small success29 votes (49%)
No success17 votes (29%)

Insurance

AA Insurance (119 votes)
Big success53 votes (45%)
Small success44 votes (37%)
No success22 votes (18%)
Admiral (243 votes)
Big success112 votes (46%)
Small success93 votes (38%)
No success38 votes (16%)
Aviva (168 votes)
Big success33 votes (20%)
Small success80 votes (48%)
No success55 votes (33%)
Axa (57 votes)
Big success16 votes (28%)
Small success26 votes (46%)
No success15 votes (26%)
Bell Insurance (9 votes)
Big success3 votes (33%)
Small success5 votes (56%)
No success1 votes (11%)
Churchill (91 votes)
Big success26 votes (29%)
Small success48 votes (53%)
No success17 votes (19%)
Diamond (18 votes)
Big success7 votes (39%)
Small success9 votes (50%)
No success2 votes (11%)
Direct Line (166 votes)
Big success51 votes (31%)
Small success63 votes (38%)
No success52 votes (31%)
Elephant (22 votes)
Big success10 votes (45%)
Small success8 votes (36%)
No success4 votes (18%)
Endsleigh (13 votes)
Big success4 votes (31%)
Small success7 votes (54%)
No success2 votes (15%)
Esure (44 votes)
Big success9 votes (20%)
Small success21 votes (48%)
No success14 votes (32%)
Hastings Direct (110 votes)
Big success43 votes (39%)
Small success50 votes (45%)
No success17 votes (15%)
Legal and General (42 votes)
Big success8 votes (19%)
Small success20 votes (48%)
No success14 votes (33%)
LV (147 votes)
Big success31 votes (21%)
Small success90 votes (61%)
No success26 votes (18%)
M&S Insurance (46 votes)
Big success11 votes (24%)
Small success29 votes (63%)
No success6 votes (13%)
More Than (40 votes)
Big success8 votes (20%)
Small success19 votes (48%)
No success13 votes (33%)
Post Office (17 votes)
Big success8 votes (47%)
Small success3 votes (18%)
No success6 votes (35%)
Privilege (33 votes)
Big success8 votes (24%)
Small success13 votes (39%)
No success12 votes (36%)
Saga (90 votes)
Big success21 votes (23%)
Small success42 votes (47%)
No success27 votes (30%)
Sheilas' Wheels (17 votes)
Big success2 votes (12%)
Small success6 votes (35%)
No success9 votes (53%)
Swiftcover (12 votes)
Big success5 votes (42%)
Small success5 votes (42%)
No success2 votes (17%)
Swinton (27 votes)
Big success10 votes (37%)
Small success9 votes (33%)
No success8 votes (30%)
Tesco Insurance (68 votes)
Big success18 votes (26%)
Small success26 votes (38%)
No success24 votes (35%)
Zurich (5 votes)
Big success0 votes (0%)
Small success2 votes (40%)
No success3 votes (60%)
Other (191 votes)
Big success71 votes (37%)
Small success79 votes (41%)
No success41 votes (21%)

Banks / card providers

American Express (24 votes)
Big success6 votes (25%)
Small success6 votes (25%)
No success12 votes (50%)
Barclaycard (48 votes)
Big success17 votes (35%)
Small success20 votes (42%)
No success11 votes (23%)
Barclays (37 votes)
Big success12 votes (32%)
Small success13 votes (35%)
No success12 votes (32%)
Capital One (17 votes)
Big success3 votes (18%)
Small success3 votes (18%)
No success11 votes (65%)
Co-op Bank (13 votes)
Big success2 votes (15%)
Small success3 votes (23%)
No success8 votes (62%)
First Direct (20 votes)
Big success2 votes (10%)
Small success6 votes (30%)
No success12 votes (60%)
Halifax/Bank of Scotland (47 votes)
Big success17 votes (36%)
Small success8 votes (17%)
No success22 votes (47%)
HSBC (28 votes)
Big success9 votes (32%)
Small success3 votes (11%)
No success16 votes (57%)
Lloyds (42 votes)
Big success9 votes (21%)
Small success14 votes (33%)
No success19 votes (45%)
MBNA (17 votes)
Big success6 votes (35%)
Small success6 votes (35%)
No success5 votes (29%)
Nationwide (41 votes)
Big success6 votes (15%)
Small success12 votes (29%)
No success23 votes (56%)
NatWest/RBS (33 votes)
Big success8 votes (24%)
Small success7 votes (21%)
No success18 votes (55%)
Santander (34 votes)
Big success3 votes (9%)
Small success6 votes (18%)
No success25 votes (74%)
TSB (20 votes)
Big success6 votes (30%)
Small success7 votes (35%)
No success7 votes (35%)
Virgin Money (11 votes)
Big success5 votes (45%)
Small success2 votes (18%)
No success4 votes (36%)
Other (26 votes)
Big success9 votes (35%)
Small success6 votes (23%)
No success11 votes (42%)

 

I haven't haggled with any of these firms in the last year (605 votes)
 605 votes (100%)

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