SMARTY is a low-cost mobile network, owned by Three, offering money back every month for your unused data.
In the UK, SMARTY is a low-cost mobile network, offering SIM-only deals with coverage from Three. The network offers a choice of four data discount plans along with an unlimited data plan.
Most customers of SMARTY will choose one of the four data discount plans: Extra Small (1GB of data for £6.25/month), Small (2GB of data for £7.50), Medium (4GB for £10) or Large (8GB for £15). The plans come with unlimited calls and unlimited texts included, as well as a discount of £1.25 per GB for unused data. Customers wanting unlimited data can choose the £25 unlimited plan.
In this article, we’ll review the SMARTY mobile network, starting with their line-up of 5 SIM-only plans. We’ll then compare SMARTY’s deals to rival mobile networks like giffgaff, before looking at the level of coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
Three offers unlimited data on a range of price plans in the UK with inclusive personal hotspot and international roaming.
In the UK, Three is fairly unique as a mobile network for strongly promoting their range of unlimited data price plans (also known as all-you-can-eat data).
With Three’s unlimited data plan, you can use your smartphone worry-free for as much browsing, streaming and downloading as you like. You’ll get access to Three’s 4G network with 99% population coverage, and you’re able to tether or use personal hotspot to share your data with other devices. You’ll also be able to use up to 19GB of your data abroad in other countries through the Go Roam offer.
In this article, we’ll review the unlimited data offering from Three in the UK. We’ll start by looking at the features of Three’s unlimited data price plan, including any fair usage limits and the TrafficSense policy. We’ll then look at the multiple ways you can get unlimited data, before reviewing the coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
Three’s HomeFi gives you fast 4G home broadband with unlimited downloads for £22/month.
4G technology has now developed to the point where it can feasibly be used as an alternative to fixed broadband delivered through a phone line or cable. Three’s HomeFi is the one of the first products to bring this to the mass-market, with unlimited data currently being offered for £22/month on a 24-month contract.
HomeFi technology is perfect if you’re looking for a fast and easy to setup home broadband connection. Because it uses 4G technology that’s delivered over the airwaves, it isn’t limited by the speeds you can get through a phone line or cable. Download speeds of up to 150Mbit/s are available on the service, making it a potential alternative to fibre broadband in both urban and rural areas. There’s also the flexibility to easily bring your connection with you at any time to another address without the need to set up a new connection.
In this article, we’ll review Three’s HomeFi service including the price plans available and the included wireless router. We’ll also compare the HomeFi service to traditional home broadband that’s delivered through a BT phone line or cable.
You can give your old mobile phone to someone else, like a friend or family member, when upgrading to a newer handset.
Every year, millions of us upgrade to a new mobile phone. Rather than leaving your old mobile phone unused in a sock drawer, a good option is giving your old mobile phone to someone else, like a friend or family member.
In the UK, you’re allowed to give your mobile phone to someone else providing you own it. In the vast majority of cases, you’ll own your mobile phone providing you bought it on a Pay Monthly contract, on Pay As You Go or on a SIM-free basis. You’ll normally own your handset even when you’re in the middle of your contract, but there are a few exceptions so it’s worth double-checking this in the contract (e.g. on EE’s Pay Monthly plans, you won’t own your handset until you’ve had your price plan for 6 months). On some price plans (e.g. Sky Mobile Swap), you’ll own your mobile phone but it’s typically expected that you’ll trade it in after a certain amount of time.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to give your old mobile phone to someone else. We’ll start by providing a checklist of things you should do, before looking at how your friend or family member can get started with the device. We’ll also discuss the alternative options available to you, like selling your old mobile phone or recycling it.
Unlimited data plans allow you to download as much as you like, with always on data. We compare unlimited data plans on giffgaff, Three, Virgin and Vodafone.
Whether you’re a heavy smartphone user or whether you just want the reassurance of never running out of data, several UK mobile networks now offer an unlimited data plan so you can download as much as you like without worrying about your data limit.
At present, it’s possible to get an unlimited data plan from either giffgaff, Three or Virgin Mobile in the UK. With all of these plans, you can stop worrying about how many gigabytes you’re using and you’ll never again run out of data mid-month.
As a cheaper alternative to unlimited data plans, you can also consider a zero-rated data plan which gives you unlimited data for a number of services. These are available in the form of Three’s Go Binge, Vodafone’s Passes (also available on VOXI) and Virgin Mobile’s Data-Free Messaging.
In this article, we’ll review and compare your options for an unlimited mobile data plan in the UK.
Three’s Go Binge gives you unlimited data for use on Netflix, TV Player, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Deezer and Apple Music.
In the UK, Three currently offers a service called Go Binge on all Pay Monthly plans with at least 12GB of data per month (15GB on mobile broadband plans). The service gives you unlimited data for use in six applications: Netflix, TV Player, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Deezer and Apple Music. Usage of these six services is “zero-rated” and will therefore not count towards your normal download allowance.
In this article, we’ll review Three’s Go Binge service including what you’re able to do with it and the limitations of the offer. We’ll also look at the price plans that are compatible with Go Binge and how it interacts with other services like Three’s Go Roam and unlimited data plans. We’ll also look at how you can keep your existing phone number when moving to a plan to take advantage of Go Binge.
As an alternative to buying your mobile phone direct from the mobile networks, you can buy it from the Carphone Warehouse or Mobiles.co.uk.
In the UK, Carphone Warehouse and its online-only subsidiary, Mobiles.co.uk, sell mobile phones on contract from EE, iD Mobile, O2 and Vodafone. Buying a handset from one of these mobile phone retailers can be a good alternative to buying directly from the mobile networks as you’ll often get the same plan for a lower overall cost.
If you decide to buy your mobile phone on contract from one of these third-party retailers, your device will be provided by the Carphone Warehouse whereas your SIM card and tariff will be provided by the mobile network you contract with. You’ll normally get most of the same tariff features as if you were going directly to the mobile network, but there can be some differences in terms of early upgrading and access to features like Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling.
In this article, we’ll review Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk. We’ll also compare the price plans and features they offer to what you can get directly from the mobile networks.
EE offers two types of Pay Monthly plan: EE Max and EE Essential. Find out how the two tariff types compare.
If you’re looking for a Pay Monthly handset from EE, there are two types of price plan you’re able to choose from.
EE’s flagship 4G tariff is known as EE Max. Starting from £30/month, EE Max gives you the fastest download speeds available and a data allowance of up to 100GB per month. Customers with an EE Max price plan will also get inclusive roaming in Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the USA plus inclusive access to the BT Sport app for the duration of your contract.
If you’re looking for a lower-cost alternative, EE’s cheaper price plan is known as EE Essential. With EE Essential, you’ll get a smaller data allowance (up to 30GB per month) and access to EE’s double-speed 4G network (up to 60Mbit/s). You’ll get inclusive roaming in Europe, but at “slower than UK” speeds, and a 3-month free trial of the BT Sport app.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the EE Max and EE Essential plans, comparing the features available on each one.
Vodafone’s £1 per day “Pay As You Go 1” tariff gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
In the UK, Vodafone’s “Pay As You Go 1” tariff allows you to use your mobile phone occasionally and to “never spend more than £1 per day”.
Designed for customers who don’t use their phone very often, there are no regular monthly charges or minimum daily spends. You simply pay up to £1 per day whenever you use your handset, and nothing on the days when you don’t use your mobile phone.
The £1 daily spend limit covers unlimited standard UK phone calls, unlimited text messages and up to 500MB of mobile data. Before you reach the £1 daily spend limit, usage is charged at 20p/minute, 20p/text and 20p for every 5MB of data.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1 tariff. We’ll start by looking at how much it costs and how it compares to other Pay As You Go tariffs on Vodafone. We’ll also compare Pay As You Go 1 to what is available on other mobile networks, the type of handsets available and the level of coverage you can expect. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep your existing phone number when moving from another mobile network to join Vodafone Pay As You Go.
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Some UK mobile networks increase the cost of your mobile phone contract with RPI or CPI inflation each year. Find out more about mid-contract price rises.
In the UK, some mobile networks will increase the price of your contract every year. This can mean the monthly price of your mobile phone contract going up with there being no option for you to end your contract unless you pay an early termination fee. This price increase is normally calculated from RPI or CPI inflation and can mean a regular annual increase of a few percent to your mobile phone bill.
In this article, we’ll discuss the mid-contract price rise policy on different UK mobile networks. We’ll also look at the interplay between this and capped contracts, discounts you may receive on your phone bill and Ofcom’s legislation around this.