Mobile Data: How Many Gigabytes Do You Need & How Long Will It Last?

When choosing a new mobile phone price plan, you’ll need to decide how much data you want. Find out how long each gigabyte (GB) of data will last you.

Nowadays, the key difference between mobile phone price plans is how many gigabytes of data it comes with. On some entry-level plans, this can be as little as 500MB (half a gigabyte), increasing up to 100GB on some of the most expensive plans. Some mobile phone price plans even include unlimited data so you won’t even need to worry about how much data you’re using.

In this article, we’ll explain mobile download allowances and we’ll help you to decide how many gigabytes of data you need. We’ll look at the different apps and activities you might use on your smartphone, and consider how long a gigabyte of data lasts on each one. Finally, we’ll discuss how you can find out your current data consumption and how you can reduce your mobile data usage.

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Giffgaff Review: Flexible Goodybag Bundles & Pay As You Go With O2 Coverage

giffgaff is a low-cost mobile network with coverage from O2. Goodybags start from £6/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 goodybag bundles from £6/month. There are no contracts to sign and no credit checks to undergo, giving you flexibility to change at any time. It’s also possible to use giffgaff on a pure 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 the 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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Vodafone Coverage & Network Review: 4G Speeds & 5G Launch In 2019

Vodafone offers 99% population coverage in the UK. Find out about their coverage, Vodafone’s upcoming 5G service and the Network Satisfaction Guarantee.

In the UK, Vodafone offers 99% population coverage using their 2G, 3G and 4G network. At present, you can get up to Category 9 LTE download speeds on Vodafone’s 4G network. Vodafone’s 5G network is due to launch in summer 2019, giving average download speeds of 150-250Mbit/s.

In this article, find out how to check the Vodafone coverage in your area and about the different types of coverage that are available on Vodafone. We’ll also discuss the upcoming launch of Vodafone’s FutureNet 5G mobile network, their Network Satisfaction Guarantee and the coverage whilst you’re abroad in other countries.

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

Get a free SIM card for your mobile phone: Pay As You Go offerings compared from 20 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 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 required or upfront fees to pay. 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.

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EE Smart Plan vs EE Essential: Pay Monthly with Swappable Smart Benefits

EE offers two types of Pay Monthly price plan: EE Smart and EE Essential. Find out how the two plans compare and how you can use the ‘swappable benefits’.

EEIf 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 Smart (this replaces a similar tariff called EE Max which was available until April 2019). Starting from £50/month, EE Smart gives you an inclusive ‘swappable benefit’. This can be a video data pass, a music data pass, access to the BT Sport app or inclusive roaming in 5 countries outside of Europe (known as the ‘Roam Further Pass’). You’ll also get a lifetime guarantee on your smartphone as part of EE’s Service Pack when you buy your handset directly from EE.

If you’re looking for a lower-cost alternative, EE’s standard price plan is known as EE Essential. As of May 2019, previous limitations on the maximum download speed have been removed from this plan. This means you’re able to get 4G+ speeds, subject to coverage in your area and your handset supporting it. You won’t get any “swappable benefits” included in your plan, but you’ll get all of the standard benefits that are available on EE Pay Monthly.

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In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the EE Smart and EE Essential plans, comparing the features available on each one.

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How To Save Money On Your Mobile Phone: Top Tips & Applications

Having the right mobile phone and SIM card will help you to save money. Discover our top money saving tips & applications.

You can save a lot of money by having the right mobile phone and SIM card for your usage. Some of the top things to think about include getting a SIM-only deal and buying your mobile phone on a SIM-free and unlocked basis. You can also save some money by using your mobile phone instead of a landline, and by installing some of the top money saving smartphone applications.

In this article, we’ll share our top tips on how you can save money using your mobile phone.

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4G Home Broadband Services Compared: Broadband Without a Phone Line

4G home broadband is available without the need for a phone line, giving you high-speed internet from £22/month. We compare the major providers.

In the UK, 4G broadband is rapidly growing in popularity as an alternative to fixed home broadband delivered through a phone line or cable.

Wireless 4G broadband can now deliver similar speeds to fixed-line broadband, whilst giving you much more flexibility and no need for a phone line to be installed at your address. This makes it preferable in many rural locations without access to a BT Openreach or Virgin Media fibre connection. The flexibility also allows you to bring your broadband connection with you to other places (perfect if you’re renting temporarily, studying or occasionally travelling to other places).

At present, there are four 4G-based home broadband services available in the form of Three’s HomeFi, Three’s AI Cube, EE’s 4GEE Home and Vodafone’s GigaCube. In this article, we’ll compare the four providers in a number of categories including price, mobile connectivity, coverage and hardware. We’ll also discuss how 4G broadband compares to traditional fixed-line providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin.

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Vodafone GigaCube Review: Wireless 4G Home Broadband From £35/Month

Vodafone’s GigaCube offers 4G home broadband from £35/month without the need for a phone line or cable.

If you’re looking for an alternative to fixed home broadband delivered through a phone line or cable, Vodafone’s GigaCube is a 4G-powered service giving you a wireless home broadband connection from £35/month. The service comes on a variety of price plans with download limits of between 60GB and 300GB per month. Customers will receive a Huawei B528 router to use on the service, which supports up to Category 6 LTE download speeds of 300Mbit/s.

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s GigaCube service. We’ll start by looking at the GigaCube price plans and how they compare to the other fibre broadband plans available on Vodafone. We’ll then look at the inclusive Huawei B528 router in more detail, before comparing the GigaCube service to rival offerings from Three and EE. Finally, we’ll look at the level of coverage you can expect when using a Vodafone GigaCube for broadband.

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iD Mobile Review: Cheap SIM Only Plans With 4G Coverage From Three

iD Mobile is part of the Carphone Warehouse and offers low-cost 4G price plans using coverage from Three.

In the UK, iD Mobile offers low-cost 4G price plans using 3G and 4G coverage from the Three network. Launched by the Carphone Warehouse in 2015 as a lower-cost “value” brand, iD Mobile competes with rivals networks including giffgaff, Plusnet Mobile, SMARTY and VOXI.

At present, iD Mobile offers a variety of price plans and bundles including Pay Monthly SIM cards, handsets and Pay As You Go bundles. Customers will get data rollover included on all Pay Monthly plans along with a data boost on selected Pay Monthly handsets. There’s also inclusive international roaming in 46 European destinations and 4 Eurasian destinations.

In this article, we’ll review the iD Mobile network including the price plans available and the features of the network. We’ll also compare iD Mobile to rival networks like giffgaff, Plusnet, SMARTY and VOXI. Finally, we’ll look at the level of coverage you can expect on iD Mobile and how you can keep your existing phone number when moving to the network.

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Three’s Pay As You Go Rewards & Wuntu: Free Subscriptions With Add-Ons

Three offers Pay As You Go Rewards along with discounts and offers through the Wuntu application.

In the UK, Three is currently offering a free subscription to services like Xbox Game Pass, Deliveroo and Tinder to their Pay As You Go customers. Customers can also access discounts and offers through the Wuntu application, including at more than 5000 restaurants that are part of the Dine card.

In this article, we’ll review Three’s “Pay As You Go with benefits”, including the Pay As You Go Rewards and the free subscriptions you can earn. We’ll also look at the Wuntu application which is used for collecting your Pay As You Go Rewards and for redeeming other Wuntu customer offers.

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