Mobile Network & Tariff Reviews
In this section, we review UK mobile networks. Find out the pros & cons of each network and discover more about the different tariff offerings.
Here in the UK, there are more than 20 mobile networks to choose from. From the UK’s largest networks to smaller network providers such as giffgaff and The People’s Operator, we’ve reviewed all of the networks and their respective tariff offerings. Discover whether they’re actually any good and find out the pros & cons of each offering.
Select a mobile network to read a full review:
EE is the UK's largest 4G mobile network. 99% of the UK's population is covered by their network. Find out more on EE's tariff offerings.
giffgaff is a low-cost mobile network running on O2. Their goodybags start from £5/month with 4G included at no extra charge. Members earn cash or free credit by participating in the network.
O2 is one of the UK's longest established mobile networks. They currently offer 3G & 4G tariffs with O2 Refresh upgrades and Priority Moments access.
Three is the UK's fourth-largest mobile network. It's challenging the big players with competitive pricing, all-you-can-eat data and free roaming in 18 countries.
Vodafone is the UK's third largest network. They offer both 3G & 4G services with the Vodafone Red 4G plans including free entertainment.
ASDA Mobile is a low-cost Pay As You Go network with competitive 30-day bundles for calling, texting and browsing. ASDA Mobile runs on the 2G & 3G networks from EE.
BT Mobile is a 4G mobile service using coverage from EE. Customers living in a BT Broadband household get a £5 monthly discount.
FreedomPop is a new UK network promising a free mobile service with no monthly charges. Customers get 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of internet every month.
iD Mobile from the Carphone Warehouse is an own-brand 4G network using coverage from Three. We review iD Mobile and their GoTo, TakeAway and ShockProof price plans.
In the UK, Lebara Mobile is a specialist provider of low-cost international phone calls (from 1p/minute). They also offer 'UK Plus' bundles for your smartphone.
LIFE Mobile is a low-cost network with 3G coverage from EE. Their SIM-only deals start from £4.95/month and include a 'Smart Cap' feature for better control over your spending.
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.
Talkmobile is a low-cost network that's fully owned by Vodafone (it was previously a part of the Carphone Warehouse until 2015). It offers a 3G-only service from £5/month.
TalkTalk offers low-cost mobile phone and SIM-only deals. The service is exclusive to customers who have TalkTalk home broadband.
Tello is a low-cost mobile network with flexible plans and competitive rates for UK & international calling.
Tesco Mobile is one of the UK's largest virtual network operators. It offers 4G coverage from O2 and the opportunity to earn Tesco Clubcard points.
TPO Mobile, or The People's Operator, gives 10% of your monthly phone bill to charity.
Virgin Mobile offers Pay Monthly handsets on the Freestyle tariff. It gives you flexibility to change your phone or airtime tariff at any point.
OVIVO Mobile's ad-supported "Freedom 0" plan includes 300 minutes, 300 text messages & 500MB of data at no monthly cost.
Mobile by Sainsbury's is a low-cost network with 3G coverage from Vodafone. Customers can earn bonus Nectar points on their shopping and fuel purchases from Sainsbury's.