ASDA Mobile £10 Mega Christmas Bundle: Unlimited Calls & 20GB Data

November 8th, 2016

ASDA Mobile is currently offering unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB data for £10/month.

ASDA Mobile Order SIM Card Christmas 2016

ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle is available until the 31st December 2016.

As a special promotion, ASDA Mobile is offering a £10 Christmas bundle on Pay As You Go with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a massive 20GB of internet.

The 30-day Mega Christmas Bundle is available to all ASDA Mobile customers and to anyone who orders a free SIM card from ASDA Mobile before the 31st December 2016.

In this article, we’ll review ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle. We’ll discuss how you can take advantage of the offer and we’ll compare it to rival bundles available on other networks. We’ll also look at the coverage available on ASDA Mobile and at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to the network.

Mega Christmas Bundle

ASDA Mobile is currently offering a special £10 Christmas Bundle for customers ordering a free SIM card before the 31st December 2016. The bundle includes:

  • Unlimited calls. Includes to UK mobiles and landlines.
  • Unlimited texts. Includes to UK mobiles and landlines.
  • 20GB of data. A massive 20GB of data (most £10 bundles include 1GB of data or less).

Customers joining the ASDA Mobile network have 99% population coverage from the EE network. There are no contracts or minimum commitments: you just need to top-up the SIM card and place it in your mobile phone to get going.

ASDA Mobile - Mega Christmas Bundle - £10/month

ASDA’s £10 Mega Christmas Bundle comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB data.

Buying a Christmas Bundle

ASDA Mobile Trio SIMIf you’re not currently an ASDA Mobile customer, you can order a free SIM card from their website to get started on the service.

If you’re an existing ASDA Mobile customer, you can buy a Mega Christmas Bundle by texting MEGA to 2732. Before doing this, you’ll need to top-up your phone with £10 of credit.

Order ASDA Mobile SIM Card (Free) »

Other Bundles

Alongside the £10 Mega Christmas Bundle, ASDA Mobile also continues to offer their normal line-up of Pay As You Go bundles. For instance, if you’re a very light user, you can save money by buying the £7/month bundle (this comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of internet).

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA Mobile1002,000100MB£5.00
ASDA Mobile2002,000-£5.00
ASDA Mobile300Unlimited500MB£7.00
ASDA Mobile600Unlimited1.5GB£10.00
ASDA Mobile1,000Unlimited3GB£15.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£20.00

You can also use ASDA Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis for 8p/minute and 4p/text with no minimum monthly top-up. With this option, there’s no need to worry about credit expiry (you just need to use your phone at least once every 270 days in order to keep it active).

Comparison to Alternatives

£10 per month bundles

10 Pound NoteAt present, ASDA’s £10 Mega Christmas Bundle is by far the market-leading offer. With it, you’ll get unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 20GB of data. For the same monthly price, other mobile networks will typically provide only up to 500 minutes and 1GB of data per month.

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£10.00
giffgaff500Unlimited1GB£10.00
Three1003,0001GB£10.00
O21001001GB£10.00
Tesco Mobile5005,000500MB£10.00
EE150Unlimited500MB£10.00
Vodafone150Unlimited500MB£10.00

Normally, ASDA Mobile offers 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1.5GB of internet for £10/month (this would still make it our market-leading offer).

Heavy Data Users

20 Pound NoteIf you’re a heavy data user, rival mobile networks will charge at least £20/month for a comparable amount of data.

The closest alternative to ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle is probably giffgaff’s £20 goodybag. This has unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited downloads (with tethering and 4G on the first 6GB per month).

Alternatively, Three offers 12GB of data for £20/month, O2 offers 20GB of data for £30/month and Vodafone offers 20GB of data for £30/month.

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£10.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
Three3003,00012GB£20.00
O23,0004,00020GB£30.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£30.00

For more information, please see our in-depth comparison of Pay As You Go bundles.

Network & Coverage

2G & 3G Coverage from EE

ASDA Mobile Coverage

ASDA Mobile is a virtual network operator that uses EE as its network coverage provider. This means customers using ASDA Mobile will get coverage from EE’s 2G and 3G network. At present, this represents 99% population coverage for calls, texts and high-speed mobile internet.

Before ordering a SIM card from ASDA Mobile, we strongly recommend checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on the ASDA Mobile website:

Check ASDA Mobile Coverage (mobile.asda.com) »

For more information, see our in-depth guide to mobile phone coverage in the UK.

Tethering

Tethering or personal hotspotPersonal Hotspot on iPhone refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with other devices (e.g. with your laptop or tablet).

On ASDA Mobile, tethering is permitted on all of their Pay As You Go bundles. This includes on the £10 Mega Christmas Bundle. Because of this, the Mega Christmas Bundle can be a great solution for getting your other devices connected on the move this Christmas. You can use the 20GB of data for keeping your family entertained, whether they’re using a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Many other low-cost Pay As You Go networks prohibit the use of tethering on their network. For more information, see our in-depth guide to tethering on UK mobile networks.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re switching to ASDA Mobile to take advantage of the Mega Christmas Bundle, it’s a straightforward process to keep an existing phone number from your old mobile network.

ASDA Mobile Website Christmas 2016To do so, you should start by ordering a free SIM card from the ASDA Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, contact your old mobile network and ask them for a PAC Code.

When you receive your new SIM card from ASDA Mobile, you should contact ASDA Mobile Customer Services to give them your PAC Code. You can do this by calling 2732 from your ASDA Mobile SIM card or 0800 952 0393 from any other phone.

After you provide your PAC Code to ASDA Mobile, it will normally take about one working day for your phone number to be moved over.

For a step-by-step guide on moving your phone number to ASDA Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to ASDA Mobile

Your current network provider:

  More Options

For more information about transferring your phone number between networks, see our guide to using a PAC Code.

More Information

For more information about the Mega Christmas Bundle, please see the offers page on the ASDA Mobile website. You can also order a free ASDA Mobile SIM card or you can read our in-depth review for more information.

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Your Comments

We'd love to hear your thoughts and any questions you may have. So far, we've received 8 comments from readers. You can add your own comment here.

  1. Derek said:

    Hi Ken.. just wondering if you know how long this price will be for eg if I sign up now is it likely to go up to £15 or £20 during the year?

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Derek,
      Thanks for your comment. You can buy the £10 Mega Christmas Bundle until the 31st December (in this case, the offer would last until the end of January). After that, you’ll revert to ASDA Mobile’s standard bundles (unless they have a new offer on their bundles in the new year).
      Ken

  2. Michael said:

    Hello Ken

    I love your website! I’m on the ASDA Mobile “Starter For 10” tariff which we keep as a glovebox standby.

    Would topping up the £10 for this wipe out the Starter For 10? Thanks for any info.

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Michael,
      Thanks for your comment. That’s a very good question and I presume it shouldn’t – however, I haven’t checked definitively to find out what would happen. Saying that, you’re probably highly unlikely to need the “Starter for 10” bundle if you have a “£10 Christmas Bundle”. The Starter bundle includes 10 mins, 10 texts & 10MB whereas the Christmas bundle includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB (that’s 20,000MB!) of data.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

  3. Michelle said:

    Hi. I’m really interested in this deal for my daughter for Christmas. This may be a silly question, but will the 30 day bundle start when she puts the sim in her phone on Christmas Day, or when I order it online?

    Thanks

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for your comment. The 30-day bundle starts from the moment you top-up £10 and text MEGA to 2732. So you can safely order the SIM card today, and then you can send a text message to buy the bundle on the 25th December.
      Hope this helps and have a great Christmas,
      Ken

  4. JoeChin13 said:

    Thanks for the article. This looks like an interesting deal, but there are few questions/points…
    – Is this Christmas Bundle only good until end of December? I.e. from 1st January 2017 will we have to revert to one of the normal bundles or will the Christmas Bundle continue?
    – Does Asda Mobile have a fair use policy or throttle data usage?
    – You mentioned 2G/3G but it doesn’t look like 4G is available for Asda Mobile subscribers. It will be quite an effort (with a lot of patience) to use up 20GB on 3G 🙂 Still pretty good deal if you can get by without 4G.

    1. Ken Lo
      Ken replied:

      Hi Joe,
      Thanks for your comment. To answer your questions one-by-one:
      1) Indeed, the Christmas bundle is only available for purchase until the 31st December 2016. If you were to buy a Christmas bundle on the final day of the offer, it would last until January 30th. So in theory you can benefit from this offer for the next two and a half months (Nov, Dec and Jan). After that, you’d probably need to revert to using the normal £10 bundle (which is our best buy choice anyway).
      In the past, ASDA has had an offer on their bundles launching in the new year (to try and capture all those PAYG customers who received a new handset at Christmas). So who knows, there might be another special offer you can take advantage of at that pont 😉
      2) Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any fair usage policies (might be worth checking directly with them).
      3) Yes, it’s 2G and 3G only (4G isn’t available on ASDA Mobile at present). Personally, I think this is absolutely fine as you can still do pretty much everything on 3G (including online video streaming, etc). However, if 4G coverage is a must, then this offer from ASDA Mobile will not be suitable.
      Hope this helps!
      Ken

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