Talkmobile Purple SIM Only Deals: SIMs with 3 Months Half Price & Vodafone Coverage

Talkmobile is offering ‘Purple’ SIM-only deals with 99% coverage from Vodafone and the first 3 months at half price.

In the UK, Talkmobile offers low-cost SIM cards, starting from only £7/month on a 12-month contract. All of their SIM cards include unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and an allowance of mobile data with 4G coverage from the Vodafone network.

At present, you can get a 3 months half price offer on selected 12-month Purple SIM cards from Talkmobile. This means it’s possible to get 3GB of data with unlimited minutes & texts for just £3.50 per month (£7 per month after the first 3 months). Alternatively, you can get 9GB of data for £4.50 per month (£9 per month after the first 3 months).

In this article, we’ll review Talkmobile’s 12-month SIM-only deals, including the plans available and the 3 month half price offer. We’ll also look at how the different data allowances compare and at the coverage that’s available on Talkmobile. Finally, we’ll discuss how you can keep your current phone number when changing from another network to Talkmobile.

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NOW Broadband Review: ‘Brilliant’ Broadband & Fibre Broadband With Now TV Hub

NOW TV offers home broadband with the Hub Two router and a choice of either no contract or a 12-month contract.

In the UK, NOW TV offers ADSL and fibre broadband plans, starting from £18/month with unlimited downloads and inclusive anytime phone calls.

You can get NOW Broadband on a 12-month contract with no activation fee, or there’s a flexible ‘no contract’ option with a £60 activation fee. A range of download speeds are available from 11Mbps on ‘Brilliant’ Broadband, up to 63Mbps on ‘Super Fibre’ broadband.

In this article, we’ll review the NOW Broadband service in the UK, including the broadband plans available and the inclusive NOW Broadband Hub Two router. We’ll also look at the download speeds available on the service as well as coverage and availability.

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Vodafone ‘Pay As You Go 1’ Review: £1/Day for Unlimited Minutes & 500MB Data

On Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1, you’ll pay £1 per day for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

In the UK, Vodafone offers a plan called Pay As You Go 1 where you can use your mobile phone from time to time and ‘never pay more than £1 per day’.

Designed for customers who don’t use their phone every day, Pay As You Go 1 has no regular monthly charges and no minimum daily spend. When you use your mobile phone, you’ll pay up to £1 per day. When you don’t (or when you only use wi-fi), you won’t pay anything for that day.

To start with you’ll pay 20p/minute, 20p/text and 20p for 5MB of mobile data on the plan each day. However, once you reach a £1 daily spend cap, you’ll unlock unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for the remainder of the day. This is available without paying anything more.

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1. We’ll start by looking at how the price plan works, how much it’ll cost you and what the £1 spend cap includes. We’ll then compare it to Vodafone’s Pay As You Go bundles and the price plans available on other networks. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage on Vodafone and how you can keep your current phone number.

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Mobile Networks Using Vodafone Coverage & Best Piggyback SIM Cards

Mobile networks like VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile piggyback on Vodafone’s coverage in the UK.

The UK has only four network coverage providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Alongside them, there are a number of other mobile networks that piggyback on coverage from one of the four big providers.

At present, three other mobile networks also offer coverage from Vodafone: VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile. As the three mobile networks piggyback on Vodafone for coverage, customers will get the exact same coverage as customers on Vodafone.

In this article, we’ll present a list of mobile networks using coverage from Vodafone in the UK. We’ll then compare the best value SIM cards with Vodafone coverage, ranging from £5/month up to £20/month and more.

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5G SIM Only Deals: Best 5G SIM Cards Compared From £5/Month

You can get a 5G SIM Only Deal from £5/month in the UK. We compare 5G SIM cards from EE, O2, Sky, Tesco, Three, Vodafone and VOXI.

In the UK, it’s now possible to get a SIM-only deal with 5G coverage from as little as £5/month. Compared to older 3G and 4G SIM cards, this gives you access to faster 5G download speeds. You’ll also benefit from greater network capacity and reduced latency when using the 5G network.

At the moment, 5G SIM-only deals are available to buy from O2, Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Three, Vodafone and VOXI. It’s also possible to get 5G on EE but this is currently limited to 24 month contracts with a new 5G device.

In this article, we’ll compare the 5G SIM Only Deals currently available in the UK. We’ll look at the 5G price plans available on each mobile network before summarising the benefits of 5G and the 5G phones you can use. We’ll also look at the 5G coverage that’s available on different UK networks.

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Vodafone Basics SIM Only Review: Data & Unlimited Calls From £6/month

Vodafone Basics SIM-only plans offer unlimited UK minutes & a data allowance at 10Mbps speed from £6/month.

Vodafone offers five basic SIM-only plans that are a cheaper alternative to their Vodafone Red and Vodafone Unlimited plans. Promising to “include only the things you use every day”, the Basics SIM cards are an online-only exclusive for customers that are new to Vodafone. You can only purchase the plans through a special page on Vodafone’s website.

At present, it’s possible to get a Vodafone Basics plan from just £6/month. The plan will come with unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and an allowance of UK data. For instance, the £6 plan comes with 1GB of data, the £8 plan comes with 8GB of data, and the £10 plan comes with 12GB of data. You can now also get a £15 plan with 30GB of data and a £20 plan with 100GB of data.

Being a cheaper and lower-cost alternative to Vodafone’s other SIM-only plans, there are a number of limitations on Basics. For instance, the Basics plans have a maximum download speed of 10Mbps, which is equivalent to basic 4G speed. You also won’t be able to use international roaming so your mobile phone will not work outside the UK. International calls and premium-rate calls are barred on the service.

In this article, we’ll review the Vodafone Basics tariff in more detail. We’ll start by looking at the plans available, along with the features of the tariff and how this compares to other SIM-only plans. We’ll then compare the price against rival SIM cards from other mobile networks before looking at the coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.

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Tesco Mobile Pay As You Go Bundles: Rocket Packs With No Contract

Tesco Mobile offers Rocket Pack bundles on Pay As You Go, starting from £7.50/month with no contract.

In the UK, Tesco Mobile offers Rocket Pack bundles on Pay As You Go, with prices starting from £7.50/month. You’ll get access to 2G, 3G and 4G coverage from O2 with no need to sign a contract or to undergo a credit check.

In this article, we’ll look at Tesco Mobile’s Pay As You Go service, including the Rocket Packs available and how much they’ll cost you. We’ll also look at the Triple Credit tariff from Tesco Mobile, before comparing their Rocket Pack bundles to rival networks like giffgaff and VOXI. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage on Tesco Mobile’s Pay As You Go service and how you can keep your current phone number when moving to the network.

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eSIM on UK Mobile Networks: How To Get An eSIM For Your Phone

In the UK, you can get an eSIM from EE, O2 and Vodafone for use in your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel phone.

eSIM or embedded SIM technology is now available in the latest flagship smartphones from Apple, Samsung and Google. On devices like the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S20, you can download an eSIM onto your phone. This allows you to get connected without a physical SIM card. You’ll need an eSIM if you want to benefit from dual-SIM connectivity on these phones as they only have one physical SIM card slot in addition to eSIM.

At present, it’s possible to get an eSIM on compatible Pay Monthly plans from EE, O2 and Vodafone. In addition, there are several other mobile networks currently working on eSIM support. For instance, Three says they’re expecting to launch eSIM in the next few months. Meanwhile, BT Mobile offers eSIM support but only to business customers.

In this article, we’ll look at eSIM technology in the UK. We’ll start by asking what eSIMs are and how they compare to the traditional SIM cards that have been used for over 30 years. We’ll then look at devices you can use an eSIM in and at the support for eSIM across different UK networks.

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Vodafone Gigafast Broadband Review: Full Fibre Broadband With 900Mbps Speeds

Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps using full fibre technology. It’s available in 15 UK towns and cities.

In the UK, Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service is now available in 15 towns and cities. Making use of full fibre technology, Gigafast Broadband offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps (around 14 times faster than Vodafone’s Superfast Broadband). You can get a Gigafast Broadband plan from £25/month with a choice of different download speeds available (100Mbps, 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 900Mbps).

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service, including the plans available and the discount that’s available to Vodafone Pay Monthly mobile customers. We’ll also look at the speeds available on Gigafast Broadband, where you can get the service and the router that’s provided on it. Finally, we’ll look at alternatives to Gigafast Broadband from other UK internet service providers.

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EE Unlimited Data Review: 4G & 5G Speeds, Personal Hotspot & Fair Usage

EE is offering unlimited data with a choice of 4G or 5G speeds, inclusive hotspot on up to 12 devices and 600GB of fair usage.

In the UK, EE is currently offering unlimited data on a range of Pay Monthly phones and SIM cards. Currently available on price plans from £37/month, the unlimited data plans from EE allow you to download as much as you like without needing to worry about running out of data mid-month.

Compared to the unlimited data plans on other mobile networks like Three and Vodafone, there are some important limitations worth being aware of for unlimited data on EE. This include a limit on tethering to 12 devices and a 600GB per month fair usage limit. There’s also a 50GB per month download limit if you’re using your mobile phone abroad in Europe and a limit of either 100GB or 120GB to how much data you can gift each month.

In this article, we’ll review EE’s unlimited data plans. We’ll start by looking at the unlimited data plans available, including what you’ll get on each one in terms of download speeds and Smart Benefits. We’ll then see how EE’s unlimited data plans compare to rival mobile networks, before looking at the coverage available and how to keep your current phone number.

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