Find the UK’s Best Value SIM-Only Deals: SIM-Only Tariffs Compared and Listed
June 6th, 2011
Most people save about £180/year by switching to a SIM-only contract. We list the tariffs from 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone.
A SIM-only tariff is a mobile phone contract that provides you with airtime but doesn’t come with an inclusive phone. With one of these SIM cards inside your existing phone, you could cut your monthly phone bill by around £15/month without losing any of your airtime. They’re ideal for customers upgrading from Pay As You Go and for Pay Monthly customers who have reached the end of their contract. SIM Only deals come with shorter contract lengths than traditional Pay Monthly contracts (either 1 month or 12 months).
If you’re a smartphone owner (iPhone, Android, etc), we’ve reviewed all of the UK’s top SIM-only smartphone tariffs in a separate article.
- If you’re switching network, see our guide to transferring your phone number with a PAC Code.
- If you’re unsure about whether your phone is locked, see our guide to determining whether your phone is locked and how you can unlock it.
- If you own a smartphone, see our guide to download limits and what terms such as “500MB” and “1GB” actually mean in reality.
- If you’re visiting the UK and bringing a phone from abroad, see our guide to using your cellphone in the UK.
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