Tello UK Review: Flexible Pay As You Go With Low UK & International Rates

June 28th, 2016

Tello is a low-cost Pay As You Go network with flexible plans and competitive rates for UK & international calling.


In the UK, Tello is a low-cost Pay As You Go mobile network specialising in flexible 30-day plans and low-cost UK and international phone calls. The network, which uses 3G & 4G coverage from Three, charges just 3p/minute, 3p/text and 1p/MB on Pay As You Go. There are also 30-day bundles from £3/month and international phone calls from 1p/minute.

In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the Tello UK mobile network. We’ll start by looking at the price plans available and at how the prices on Tello compare to other UK mobile networks. We’ll also look at the coverage on Tello, how you can join as a new customer and how you can keep an existing phone number.

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Three Feel At Home: Free Roaming in 18 Countries Including Spain, US & Italy

June 14th, 2016

Three has scrapped international roaming charges in 18 countries including Spain, the USA, Italy, France, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.

ThreeIn the UK, Three offers a mobile roaming package known as Feel At Home. For customers travelling to 18 selected countries, the charges for using your mobile phone abroad have been removed. This means you’re able to use your normal UK allowances including your minutes, texts and mobile internet at no additional charge.

This makes Feel At Home a great package for anyone who wants to continue using their smartphone when abroad. You’ll be able to use all your normal smartphone applications including social media, instant messaging and maps. You’ll also be able to stay in touch with friends and family without the need to worry about how much phone calls will cost.

The Feel At Home offer is available to all customers on Three, including those with a Pay Monthly handset, a SIM-only deal, a Pay As You Go SIM card or a mobile broadband package. If you aren’t currently a customer of Three, you can pick up a Pay As You Go SIM card to take advantage of the offer.

In this article, we review the Feel At Home offer, including the countries it’s available in and the limitations of the offer. We’ll also look at the level of coverage you can expect in each country and at how customers of another network can benefit from the offer. Finally, we’ll look at alternative roaming offers that are also available on the market.

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Virgin Mobile Freestyle Contracts: Upgrade Your Phone Or Handset At Any Time

June 7th, 2016

Virgin Mobile offers Pay Monthly handsets on the Freestyle tariff. It gives you flexibility to change your phone or airtime tariff at any point.

Virgin MediaVirgin Mobile currently offers all of their Pay Monthly handsets on the Freestyle tariff. Unlike traditional mobile phone contracts, Freestyle is split into two parts: one part for the phone and another part for the airtime.

An advantage of the Freestyle set-up is you’ll be able to upgrade your phone at any time. You’ll also have full flexibility to change your airtime tariff, for instance if you wanted more allowances or if you wanted to cut your monthly phone bill.

In this article, we’ll review the Freestyle tariff from Virgin Mobile. We’ll look at how much it would cost to get a new smartphone from Virgin Mobile, and how it compares to alternative tariffs from other mobile networks. We’ll also look at the level of coverage you can expect on Virgin Mobile and how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to the network.

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Pay As You Go Inactivity: Time For PAYG Credit Expiry & SIM Card Cancellation

June 2nd, 2016

If your Pay As You Go SIM card isn’t used for a certain amount of time, your credit could expire and your account could be closed.

Top UpPay As You Go mobile tariffs are often the choice of people who only use their phone on a very occasional basis (e.g. once every so often or only in emergencies). Unlike Pay Monthly contracts, there is no regular monthly line rental and you only need to pay for what you actually use.

One thing to investigate closely when choosing a new Pay As You Go mobile network is the credit expiry and SIM card cancellation policy. On most mainstream mobile networks, your credit won’t expire as long as you make a chargeable activity at least once every six months (e.g. an outgoing phone call, text message or data session). However, some smaller mobile networks have a much stricter policy and your credit can expire just 90 days from top-up. Your SIM card could also be cancelled automatically if you haven’t used it for as little as 84 days.

In this article, we’ll review and compare the credit expiry and SIM card cancellation policy of UK Pay As You Go mobile networks.

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EE Pay As You Go Review: PAYG Packs With 4G Internet & Quarterly Free Boost

May 26th, 2016

EE offers three types of bundle on Pay As You Go: Everything Packs, Talk & Text Packs and Data Packs. Bundles start from £1/week and include a ‘free boost’ every quarter.

EECustomers on EE Pay As You Go have a choice of three different types of Pay As You Go bundle. Known as ‘pay as you go packs’, the bundles will convert your Pay As You Go credit into either a 7-day or 30-day allowance.

The most popular type of pack is the EE Everything Pack. This is an all-round bundle for regular users with a smartphone (e.g. the £10 Everything Pack comes with 150 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of internet). Other types of pack include the Talk & Text Pack (for non-smartphone users) and the Data Pack (for customers who mainly use data). Customers who buy a pack every month will qualify for a ‘free boost’ bonus every quarter.

In this article, we review EE’s Pay As You Go service. We’ll start by looking at the different types of pack and how they compare to bundles available on other networks. We’ll then also look at the coverage available on EE and at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to the network.

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PAC Codes: How to transfer your mobile number when switching networks

May 18th, 2016

How to transfer your phone number from one mobile network to another: a step-by-step guide to using a PAC code.

In the UK, it’s a straightforward process to transfer your phone number from one mobile network to another. It means you can change mobile network whilst keeping your current phone number, eliminating lots of hassle and ensuring you won’t miss incoming phone calls.

In order to move your phone number from one network to another, you’ll need to use something called a PAC Code. It’s always free to transfer your phone number between mobile networks and the whole process should only take one working day.

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Best SIM Cards For Using Your Smartphone in Europe

May 10th, 2016

If you’re travelling to a European country, you’ll normally pay a surcharge for international roaming. We review the best value SIM cards for using your smartphone in Europe.

EU FlagEach year, millions of Brits cross the channel and visit mainland Europe for business and leisure. Whether you’re going to Italy for the history and culture or to Spain for the tapas and sun, many of us like to stay connected through our smartphones when travelling abroad.

Being able to use your smartphone abroad is great for staying in touch with your friends and family back home. It’s also useful for navigating around (e.g. for finding restaurants and attractions in the country you’re visiting).

The good news is it’s now really easy and cheap to use your UK smartphone abroad in other European countries. Recent EU legislation has brought down the costs of roaming quite substantially. Deals are also available to cut the costs even further. In this article, we’ll look at the costs of using your smartphone in Europe. We’ll also compare some of the best value deals that can save you more money when you’re travelling abroad.

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Free Pay As You Go SIM Cards: Listed, Reviewed & Networks Compared

May 4th, 2016

How to get a free SIM card for your mobile phone: Pay As You Go offerings compared from 18 UK networks.

Pay As You Go SIM CardWhether you’re a smartphone fanatic or someone who only uses their phone on an occasional basis, there are some great deals to be had when you order a Pay As You Go SIM card in the UK.

The best Pay As You Go SIM cards offer super-low rates: they can even rival a Pay Monthly SIM card in terms of value for money. To take advantage of the best offers currently available, simply order a free SIM card below and slot it inside your existing mobile phone. There are no credit checks or upfront fees. There’s also no need to set up a direct debit: simply top-up your SIM card when you need extra credit to pay for your airtime.

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The UK’s Cheapest Mobile Network For International Phone Calls

April 26th, 2016

Several UK mobile networks currently provide a low-cost SIM card for making international phone calls. We compare international calling rates and find the best value network for calling each country.

EarthIf you’re calling abroad from the UK, having the right SIM card can save you significant amounts of money.

With a normal UK SIM card, you’ll sometimes need to pay up to £1.50/minute for calling another country. By choosing a special low-cost SIM card for international calling, you can often reduce this down to only a fraction of the price (sometimes to as little as 1p/minute).

At the moment, special offers for calling abroad can be found on EE, Lycamobile, O2 and Vodafone. You’ll need to opt-in to their offers to get the lowest rates for calling abroad. Alternatively, you can choose a specialist mobile network such as giffgaff or Lebara Mobile, both of which give super-low rates for international calling as standard.

In this article, we’ve compare the cost of international calling on EE, giffgaff, Lebara Mobile, Lycamobile, O2 and Vodafone. We’ve done this for 79 countries across 6 different continents so you can find the best value SIM card for calling your friends in each country. We’ll also discuss the costs of international text messages and the rates for calling and texting within the UK.

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Lycamobile Review: Cheap International Calls & 4G Internet on Pay As You Go

April 20th, 2016

On Lycamobile, you can make international phone calls from only 1p/minute. Lycamobile provides coverage from the O2 network and customers get 4G at no extra charge.

Lycamobile: Call the world for less.In the UK, Lycamobile is a specialist provider of international phone calls. With a free Lycamobile SIM card in your unlocked handset, you’ll be able to call abroad from as little as 1p/minute. Lycamobile uses O2 as their network coverage provider and customers get 4G internet at no extra charge.

In this article, we’ll review the Lycamobile service. We’ll start by looking at the costs of using Lycamobile: both for calling in the UK and for calling abroad. We’ll then compare Lycamobile to rival mobile networks, before looking at credit expiry, coverage and how to keep your existing phone number.

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