A dual-SIM smartphone allows you to use two different SIM cards, with two mobile networks and two phone numbers on a single handset.
Traditionally, dual-SIM smartphones have been a rarity in the UK mobile market. However, they’ve rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years as an increasing number of people buy unlocked smartphones from manufacturers like Huawei, Motorola and OnePlus.
Dual-SIM smartphones allow you to use two different SIM cards at the same time on one handset. This means you can be simultaneously connected to two mobile networks on just one device. The advantages range from being able to use a single device for both personal and work usage, to being able to take advantage of greater coverage and lower price on two mobile networks.
In this article, we’ll discuss how you can benefit from a dual-SIM smartphone, and what you should look out for when choosing a dual-SIM device. We’ll then look at how you can buy a dual-SIM smartphone from mobile phone retailers in the UK.
Get a free SIM card for your mobile phone: Pay As You Go offerings compared from 18 UK networks.
Whether 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 free Pay As You Go SIM card in the UK.
The best Pay As You Go SIM cards offer super-low rates that can even rival Pay Monthly SIM cards 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 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 credit to pay for your airtime.
giffgaff is a low-cost mobile network with coverage from O2. Goodybags start from £5/month and are flexible with no credit check required.
In the UK, giffgaff is a low-cost mobile network using coverage from O2. The network, which is a fully-owned sub-brand of O2, offers a choice of one-month goodybags from £5/month. There are no contracts to sign and no credit checks to undergo, giving you flexibility to stay or go at any time. It’s also possible to use giffgaff on a purely Pay As You Go basis, with no monthly minimum spend.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the giffgaff service including the bundles available and other key features of giffgaff (such as 1GB of extra data, free calls to other giffgaff members, online community-driven support and Always-On data). We’ll also compare the prices on giffgaff to other major mobile networks before looking at the level of coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
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You’ll normally need to pay an “early termination charge” or “early exit fee” when cancelling your mobile phone contract in the UK.
In the UK, Pay Monthly mobile contracts often have a minimum commitment of 12 or 24 months. During this time, you’ll be tied in to a contract with your mobile network and you’ll need to pay an “early termination charge” or “early exit fee” for ending your contract early. Typically, the early exit fee is equivalent to paying off the remainder of your contract, although you’ll sometimes be able to get a small discount on it or on elements of it like VAT.
Even if you’re out of contract and moving to another mobile network, you’ll sometimes be charged up to one month of additional line rental. This is because many mobile networks require you to give 30 days notice and will continue charging you for a period of 30 days after you decide to leave for another network.
In this article, we’ll look at the costs of leaving your mobile network and how much you can expect to pay for cancelling your contract early. We’ll discuss the fees and discounts available on each network before looking at some alternative solutions that may work to be cheaper.
Superdrug Mobile offers 4GB of data along with unlimited minutes and texts for £10/month.
Superdrug, the UK retailer, has just launched a mobile phone plan in the UK for £10/month. Offering 4G coverage from the Three network, Superdrug Mobile offers a single £10/month plan with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of data.
The benefits of Superdrug Mobile include being able to roll-over unused data for up to two months, and earning double points on all of your spending at Superdrug. You’ll also receive £10 of free Health & Beautycard points when you sign up and activate your SIM card, which will essentially pay for your first months usage.
In this article, we’ll review Superdrug Mobile including the £10/month SIM-only plan and the various data add-on packages. We’ll also discuss some of the benefits of the network, the level of coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
ASDA Mobile is offering double data on their Pay As You Go bundles, including 6GB of data for £10/month.
In the UK, ASDA Mobile is currently offering double data on their upgraded line-up of Pay As You Go bundles. Deals available from ASDA Mobile include a whopping 6GB of data, 600 minutes and unlimited texts for £10/month, with high-speed 4G coverage from the EE network.
The double data promotion is available until the 28th August 2018, for customers who order a free ASDA Mobile SIM card and then set up a recurring top-up on their account.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at ASDA Mobile’s new Pay As You Go line-up and how you can benefit from the current double data promotion. We’ll also compare the new ASDA Mobile bundles to those available on other networks, before looking at the level of coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
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Vodafone offers Big Value Bundles from £5/month on Pay As You Go with “total rollover” of unused allowances.
Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles on Pay As You Go give you a one-month allowance of minutes, texts and mobile internet. Starting in price from £5 per month, the bundles turn your Pay As You Go credit into a one-month allowance.
Vodafone’s popular £10 Big Value Bundle comes with 250 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB of 4G internet. Customers wanting a larger allowance of data can get 8GB of data for £20/month, or 20GB of data for £30/month. Alternatively, light users can choose the £5 Big Value Bundle with 150 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB of internet.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles. We’ll discuss the bundles available, how you can use the ‘total rollover’ feature and the Vodafone Rewards scheme. We’ll also discuss Pay As You Go 1, an alternative tariff from Vodafone for occasional users not wanting to top-up their phone every month. Finally, we’ll compare the Big Value Bundles to alternatives from other mobile networks before looking at the coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
Vodafone offers inclusive entertainment from Sky Sports, NOW TV or Spotify Premium on their Red Entertainment plans.
Vodafone offers three types of Pay Monthly price plan: Essentials, Red Extra and Red Entertainment. For customers choosing the top-of-the-range Red Entertainment plan, there’s an inclusive entertainment package for your duration of your plan.
The inclusive Red Entertainment package can be either Sky Sports Mobile TV, NOW TV or Spotify Premium. It lasts for the full length of your plan (typically, that’s 24 months if you buy a handset on contract or 12 months if you get a SIM-only deal).
In this article, we’ll compare Vodafone’s three types of price plan. We’ll look at how the Essentials, Red Extra and Red Entertainment plans compare. We’ll also look into the Red Entertainment offer in more detail, including what you’re able to get from the Sky Sports, NOW TV or Spotify Premium packages.
With a Pay As You Go bundle, you convert your credit into a one-month allowance of calls, texts and mobile internet. We compare the UK’s best value Pay As You Go bundles.
In the UK, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Pay As You Go deals. With more than 70 Pay As You Go bundles across 12 different mobile networks, the strongest prepaid deals can now rival those found on a Pay Monthly contract.
To get the best value from your Pay As You Go tariff, you’ll normally need to convert your credit into a 30-day bundle.
Buying a bundle is a little bit like paying for your airtime in bulk. Rather than paying on a per-minute, per-text and per-megabyte basis, you just buy a 30-day bundle to cover all of your usage. If you’re a regular mobile user, this should save you money compared to traditional Pay As You Go. You’ll also keep full control over how much you spend, with no need to sign any contracts or to undergo a credit check.
In the UK, there’s a wide range of Pay As You Go bundles available to choose from. In this article, we’ll compare the best value Pay As You Go bundles currently available on the market.
Sky Mobile offers flexible smartphone & tablet plans with the ability to roll over data and swap your phone every year.
Sky Mobile is the UK-based mobile network from Sky. Offering 4G coverage from the Telefonica (O2) network, Sky Mobile promises greater “freedom and flexibility” compared to traditional mobile networks in how you can use your mobile or tablet.
A key feature of Sky Mobile is “Roll”: the ability to roll over all your unused data for up to three years (and to share this data across multiple devices attached to your account). It’s also possible to “Swap” your device every year, so you can always have the latest Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.
In this article, we’ll review the features of Sky Mobile including Roll, Swap, and a number of other key features. We’ll then look at some of the price plans available on Sky Mobile, including for a new mobile phone, tablet or SIM card. Finally, we’ll discuss the coverage you can expect on Sky Mobile, before looking at how you can keep you can keep your existing phone number when moving to Sky Mobile.