Adrian Vincent

Founder, developer and senior editor at CompareDial

Adrian Vincent is a renowned expert in all things related to mobile phones, and is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to helping consumers find the best contract deals. His expertise is widely recognised, with citations from leading news organisations and tech publications. Adrian is dedicated to guiding users through the complexities of the phone contract market, ensuring they receive unparalleled advice and secure the best value for their money.

Founding CompareDial

After searching for a phone contract in 2017, Adrian grew frustrated with the comparison websites he came across. The majority appeared to be more concerned with shoving as many sponsored deals at the top of the page to help their bottom line, rather than genuinely helping consumers find the best deal to save them money. In addition, a large number of these comparison websites used dark patterns and dubious methods to disguise these sponsored deals as regular deals, and could only be spotted upon closer inspection.

As well as utilising many other unethical practices, most comparison websites lacked detailed guides and articles to guide consumers through the complexities of finding a suitable phone contract. Without the proper information, consumers could potentially sign up for contracts that didn't match their needs, paying an almost extortionate amount every month, possibly for up to 3 years.

Adrian thought he could do better, so that’s exactly what he set out to do. Coupled with his passion for all things tech related and his background in building websites, he built CompareDial from scratch over a 2 year period, focusing on ethical practices, accuracy, researched information and a well thought out user experience.

Since launching in late 2019, CompareDial has become one of the biggest phone contract comparison websites in the UK, receiving official Ofcom accreditation for its accuracy, transparency and up to date information.

Media Presence

Adrian’s guides and news posts have been quoted and cited in many major publications, including:

  • Business Insider
  • CNET
  • Yahoo
  • TechRadar
  • GSMArena
  • MacRumors

Personal hobbies

With a love for programming and web development, Adrian is constantly building new tools and websites in his free time. He is passionate about TypeScript and JavaScript, and likes to keep up to date with the latest standards, frameworks and best practices.

Adrian also has a keen interest in art and history. You’ll often catch him exploring London’s many galleries and museums, in the city where he was born, raised, and still deeply loves.

Contact Adrian

You can email Adrian at [email protected] or find him on X.