When tackling the expenses of going to university, grants and loans only go so far, especially whilst you’re trying to make new friends, have a break from studying in the bar, or simply getting around on public transport. Throw in one of the worst cost-of-living crises in recent memory and the costs rack up and up.

Opting for that shiny new smartphone is tempting, with new features galore and the latest tech, but your chances of loss or damage living a busy student life go through the roof, so why take the risk?

In the current economic climate, you can save huge amounts by hanging onto your existing phone for the next 12 months and opting for a Lebara SIM-only plan. How much? Good question! We’ve put together the below infographic to show how much students can save compared to typical purchases as we quantify the savings with Lebara: