You can get a 5G SIM Only Deal from just £2.90/month in the UK. Compare the best value 5G SIM only deals.

In the UK, it’s currently possible to get a 5G SIM-only deal from just £2.90 per month. This will give you access to faster 5G speeds on a 5G-ready phone. You’ll also benefit from more network capacity and lower amounts of latency when using a 5G network.

In this article, we’ll compare the UK’s best value 5G SIM Only Deals. We’ll start with an overview of the plans available before looking at the 5G SIM cards available on each network.

5G SIM Only Plans: From £2.90/month
With EE 5G Coverage:
  • EE (£16/month)
  • 1p Mobile (1p/minute, 1p/text & 1p/MB)
With O2 5G Coverage:
With Three 5G Coverage:
With Vodafone 5G Coverage:
5G Unlimited Data Plans: From £16/month

Best 5G SIM Only Deals

At present, SMARTY is our recommended provider if you’re looking for a 5G-ready plan with low prices and with no commitment:

SMARTY

If you’re looking for a cheap 5G-ready plan with no contract and no credit check, SMARTY currently offers some of the UK’s best value plans.

At present, you can get 5GB data for £5, 15GB data for £7, 60GB data for £10 and unlimited data for £16 on SMARTY.

All of SMARTY’s SIM-only plans include unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts. You’ll also get 5G coverage (powered by Three’s 5G network) along with inclusive EU roaming and the promise of no annual price rises.

Get SMARTY SIM card (Free) →

Compare 5G SIM Only Deals

At present, it’s possible to get a 5G-ready SIM-only deal from all of the following mobile networks:

Mobile Network 5G SIM Only Deals From 5G Coverage Provider
1p Mobile 1p/minute, 1p/text & 1p/MB Uses EE 5G
ASDA Mobile £10/month Uses Vodafone 5G
EE Uses EE 5G
giffgaff £6/month Uses O2 5G
iD Mobile £7/month Uses Three 5G
Lebara Mobile £4.50/month Uses Vodafone 5G
O2 £15/month Uses O2 5G
Sky Mobile £10/month Uses O2 5G
SMARTY £5/month Uses Three 5G
Talkmobile £4.95/month Uses Vodafone 5G
Tesco Mobile £7.50/month Uses O2 5G
Three £5/month Uses Three 5G
Vodafone £15/month Uses Vodafone 5G
VOXI £10/month Uses Vodafone 5G

You can use the following interactive comparison table to find the best value 5G SIM-only deal for you. Simply choose how much data you’d like, the length of contract you’d be happy with and the mobile networks you’d like to consider.

How much data do you want on your plan each month?

How long are you willing to commit for on a contract?

Which networks would you be happy to take a plan from?

Showing 266 of 266 price plans that match your criteria

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0005GB£4.50
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£4.95
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£5.00
£0.01 for 3 months
12 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£5.00
1 month
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0005GB£5.00
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£5.00
£0.01 for 3 months
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£5.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£5.00
24 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£5.90
£1.49 for 3 months
1 month
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£5.90
£1.29 for 3 months
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£5.95
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£5.95
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£6.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£6.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£6.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£6.95
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£7.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£7.00
1 month
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£7.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£7.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£7.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£7.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£7.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£7.00
24 months
IQ MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedNo data£7.00
3 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£7.50
12 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£7.50
24 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£7.90
£2.39 for 3 months
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£7.95
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£7.95
1 month
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited88GB£8.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£8.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£8.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£8.00
12 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited16GB£8.00
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£8.00
£0.99 for 3 months
12 months
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£8.00
£0.99 for 3 months
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£8.00
18 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£8.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£8.00
1 month
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£8.50
£1.80 for 3 months
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£9.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited36GB£9.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£9.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£9.00
1 month
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£9.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£9.00
24 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited80GB£9.95
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£9.95
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£9.95
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£10.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£10.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£10.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£10.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
18 months
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
£1.99 for 3 months
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£10.00
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£10.00
£1.99 for 3 months
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
1 month
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£10.00
12 months
IQ MobileUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£10.00
3 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£10.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£10.00
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£11.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£11.00
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£11.95
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£12.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£12.00
24 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£12.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited90GB£12.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited80GB£12.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited70GB£12.00
12 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£12.00
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£12.00
£5.50 for 3 months
12 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£12.00
£5.99 for 6 months
1 month
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£12.00
12 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited26GB£12.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£12.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£12.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£12.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£12.00
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£12.50
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£12.50
24 months
IQ MobileUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£12.50
3 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£13.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£13.00
£10.40 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£13.00
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£13.95
12 months
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£13.95
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£14.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£14.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£14.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£14.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£14.00
£11.20 for 12 months
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited300GB£15.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£15.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£15.00
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited180GB£15.00
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£15.00
£7.50 for 3 months
12 months
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£15.00
£6.50 for 3 months
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£15.00
18 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited35GB£15.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
1 month
IQ MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
3 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
12 months
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£15.00
6 months half price
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
24 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£16.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£16.00
24 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited75GB£16.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£16.00
£12.80 for 12 months
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£16.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£16.00
12 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£17.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£17.00
1 month
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£17.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£17.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£17.00
£13.60 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£17.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£17.00
£13.60 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£17.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£17.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited6GB£17.00
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£17.50
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£17.50
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited12GB£17.99
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£18.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£18.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£18.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£18.00
£14.40 for 12 months
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£18.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£18.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited1GB£18.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£19.00
£15.20 for 12 months
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£19.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£19.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£19.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£19.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£19.00
£15.20 for 12 months
24 months
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
24 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited300GB£20.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£20.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£20.00
18 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
1 month
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
12 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
£10 for 6 months
1 month
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
£8.50 for 3 months
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited80GB£20.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
1 month
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£20.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited6GB£20.00
12 months
O21,000Unlimited1GB£20.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£20.99
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£21.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£21.00
£16.80 for 12 months
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£21.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£21.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£21.00
£16.80 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£21.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited12GB£21.99
12 months
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£22.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£22.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£22.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£22.00
£17.60 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£22.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£22.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£22.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£22.00
£17.60 for 12 months
24 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£22.50
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£23.00
£18.40 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£23.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£23.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£23.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£23.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited150GB£23.99
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited30GB£23.99
12 months
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£24.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£24.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£24.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£24.00
£19.20 for 12 months
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£24.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£24.00
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
1 month
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
24 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
£9.99 for 6 months
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
18 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£25.00
£20 for 12 months
24 months
LycamobileUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£25.00
£9.99 for 12 months
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£25.00
24 months
IQ MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
3 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
12 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited80GB£25.00
1 month
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited75GB£25.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited250GB£26.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£26.00
£20.80 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£26.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£26.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£26.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£26.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£26.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited150GB£26.99
12 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£27.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£27.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£28.00
£22.40 for 12 months
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£28.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£28.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£28.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£28.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£29.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£29.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£29.00
1 month
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
1 month
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
£24 for 12 months
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£30.00
£24 for 12 months
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£30.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£31.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£32.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited250GB£32.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£32.99
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
6 months half price
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£34.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£34.99
12 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
£28 for 12 months
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
12 months
Talk HomeUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£35.00
£13.50 for 3 months
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£35.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£35.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£35.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£36.00
1 month
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£37.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£37.00
6 months half price
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£38.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£39.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£40.00
6 months half price
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£40.00
6 months half price
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£42.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£42.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£43.00
6 months half price
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£45.00
1 month

To benefit from 5G speeds, you’ll need a 5G-ready phone and will need to be in a 5G coverage area. If you aren’t able to access 5G where you are, you’ll still be able to access older forms of coverage like 3G and 4G on your phone.

5G SIM Cards: By Network

In the following section, we’ll look at the 5G SIM-only deals on each mobile network in more detail.

1pMobile

If you’re looking to get 5G on your phone with no regular monthly charges, consider getting a 1p Mobile SIM card.

On 1pMobile, you can Pay As You Go at the rates of 1p/minute, 1p/text and 1p/MB. There are no regular monthly charges for keeping your SIM card active but you’ll need to top-up your SIM card with at least £10 of credit every 120 days.

If you’re a heavy data user, you can buy a 30-day boost. For instance, you can get 4GB data for £6, 10GB data for £10 or 50GB data for £15. For heavy users, this will be a lot cheaper than paying the 1p/MB rate (equivalent to £10 per GB).

Price From Contract Length Network

1p/minute
1p/text
1p/MB

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by EE)

Tariff Information: 1p Mobile Website

ASDA Mobile

On ASDA Mobile, you can get access to Vodafone’s 5G network on plans from £10/month. This is available with no need for a contract or credit check, allowing you to change or cancel your plan at any time.

The following table shows ASDA Mobile’s standard one-month bundles with access to 5G:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£15.00
6 months half price
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
1 month

All of ASDA’s standard 5G plans have a maximum download speed of 150Mbps. There are also three unlimited data plans on ASDA Mobile with a choice of different speeds:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£20.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£22.00
1 month
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
150Mbps max
£24.00
1 month

There’s a maximum download speed of 2Mbps on the £20 Unlimited Value plan, 10Mbps on the £25 Unlimited Speedy plan and 150Mbps on the £30 Unlimited Superfast plan.

If you choose an ASDA Mobile plan costing less than £10/month, you’ll only have access to 3G & 4G coverage. 5G is not available on plans costing less than £10/month.

Price From Contract Length Network

£10/month

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by Vodafone)
Speed limits apply. Up to 2Mbps on £20 unlimited plan, 10Mbps on £25 unlimited plan and 150Mbps on all other 5G plans.

Tariff Information: ASDA Mobile Website

EE

EE was the UK’s first mobile network to launch a 5G service in May 2019. Since then, they’ve expanded their 5G network to cover more than 100 UK locations.

The following EE SIM cards start from £16/month and will give you access to 5G coverage on EE’s network:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
EssentialUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£16.00
24 months
No FrillsUnlimitedUnlimited125GB£24.00
24 months
No FrillsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£27.00
24 months

Alternatively, you can choose an EE Smart or EE Full Works plan. This will come with a Smart Benefit included as such as a subscription to Apple Music, Netflix or BT Sport Ultimate for the entire length of your plan:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
All RounderUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£33.00
24 months
All RounderUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£37.00
3 months half price
24 months
All RounderUnlimitedUnlimited125GB£37.00
12 months
All RounderUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£42.00
12 months
All RounderUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£43.00
6 months half price
24 months

The average download speed on EE’s 5G network is around 135Mbps. According to EE, this makes them the UK’s number one network for 5G. EE also offers a 5G unlimited data plan with a fair usage limit of 600GB per month.

Price From Contract Length Network

£16/month

24 months

5G coverage
(powered by EE)
Inclusive Smart Benefit on EE Smart and Full Works plans (e.g. Apple Music or BT Sport).

For more information, see our guide to EE’s 5G coverage and network.

Tariff Information: EE Website

giffgaff

On giffgaff, you’ll get access to 5G coverage from O2 without the need to sign any contracts or to undergo a credit check.

To get the best value, choose a golden goodybag plan from £10 per month:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
£6 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£6.00
1 month
£8 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£8.00
1 month
£10 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£10.00
1 month
£12 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited26GB£12.00
1 month
£15 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited35GB£15.00
1 month
£20 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
1 month
£25 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited100GB
+ Always On
£25.00
1 month
£35 Golden GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month

To qualify, you’ll need to have your payment card details saved inside your giffgaff account. You’ll also need to have the “recurring goodybag” setting switched on. This means your goodybag will renew automatically every month, though you do have the option of stopping this at any time. A fair usage limit of 650GB per month applies on the £35 golden goodybag with unlimited data.

If you want the option of manually buying goodybags from your Pay As You Go credit, you can choose a regular goodybag from £6 per month:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
£6 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£6.00
1 month
£8 SIM Only ContractUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£8.00
18 months
£8 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£8.00
1 month
£10 SIM Only ContractUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
18 months
£10 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
1 month
£12 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£12.00
1 month
£15 SIM Only ContractUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£15.00
18 months
£15 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
1 month
£20 SIM Only ContractUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£20.00
18 months
£20 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited80GB£20.00
1 month
£25 SIM Only ContractUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
18 months
£25 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited80GB
+ Always On
£25.00
1 month
£35 GoodybagUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£35.00
1 month

For more information, see our guide to giffgaff’s golden goodybags. Alternatively, you can order a free SIM card from giffgaff’s website.

Price From Contract Length Network

£6/month

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by O2)

Tariff Information: giffgaff Website

iD Mobile

iD Mobile is the low-cost provider from the Carphone Warehouse, making use of 4G & 5G coverage from Three. You can now access 5G at no extra cost on iD Mobile’s SIM-only deals. These start from £7/month:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£7.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited45GB£9.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited90GB£12.00
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited150GB£14.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimited300GB£15.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£17.00
24 months
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£17.00
1 month

iD Mobile’s 5G service is currently available in more than 300 UK towns and cities.

Price From Contract Length Network

£7/month

1, 12 or 24 months

5G coverage
(powered by Three)

For more information, see iD Mobile’s guide to 5G on their network.

Tariff Information: iD Mobile Website

Lebara Mobile

In the UK, Lebara Mobile offers 5G-ready SIM cards from £5/month with no contract and no credit check. You’ll get 4G & 5G coverage from the Vodafone network.

All of Lebara’s SIM-only plans come with an allowance of international minutes which you can use for calling 42 destinations.

At present, Lebara Mobile offers the following 5G SIM-only deals:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
Lebara Mobile1,000
+100 intl.
1,0005GB£2.50
for 3 months, then £5/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited8GB£3.50
for 3 months, then £7/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited15GB£4.50
for 3 months, then £9/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited20GB£5.00
for 3 months, then £10/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+unltd intl.
Unlimited30GB£7.50
for 3 months, then £15/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+unltd intl.
Unlimited30GB£10.00
for 3 months, then £20/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+100 intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£12.50
for 3 months, then £25/month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+unltd intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£15.00
for 3 months, then £30/month

As a special offer for April 2024, you can get 3 months half price on all of Lebara’s SIM-only plans. Simply enter KEN3 as your voucher code at checkout.

For a extra 10% off, you can sign up for a 12-month plan on Lebara. There’s still no credit check required when you do this but you’ll need to commit to the service for 12 months. In exchange, you can get a SIM card for as little as £4.50/month. You’ll also benefit from the promise of no mid-term price rises.

Plans From Contract Length Network

£5/month

1 or 12 months

5G coverage
(powered by Vodafone)

For more information, see our guide to Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only deals.

Tariff Information: Lebara Mobile website

Lycamobile

If you’re using a 5G-ready Android phone (e.g. from Samsung, Huawei or Google), you’ll now be able to access 5G coverage on Lycamobile’s SIM-only deals. Lycamobile’s 5G service is powered O2.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Lycamobile
UK Plan Smart
1,000
+100 intl.
1,0005GB£5.00
Lycamobile
All In One 10
Unlimited
+200 intl.
Unlimited6GB£9.90
Lycamobile
National Plus
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited20GB£10.00
Lycamobile
National Plan Extra
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited30GB£12.00
Lycamobile
UK Plan Super Extra
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited50GB£15.00
Lycamobile
All In One Plus 15
Unlimited
+unltd intl.
Unlimited30GB£15.00
Lycamobile
UK Plan Mega Plus
Unlimited
+100 intl.
Unlimited100GB£20.00
Lycamobile
All In One Plus 20
Unlimited
+unltd intl.
Unlimited30GB£20.00
Lycamobile
UK Plan Unlimited
Unlimited
+100 intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
Lycamobile
UK Plan Unlimited Plus
Unlimited
+unltd intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£30.00

Unfortunately, Lycamobile’s 5G service isn’t currently available to customers with an iPhone.

Plans From Contract Length Network

£5/month

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by O2)
Lycamobile’s 5G service is not currently available on Apple iOS devices.

For more information, you can read our Lycamobile review.

Tariff Information: Lycamobile website

O2

You’ll get access to 5G at no extra cost on all of O2’s SIM-only deals. At present, 5G SIM-only deals start from £15/month.

All of O2’s SIM-only deals include 6 months of free Disney+. Alternatively, you can choose another O2 Extra such as a subscription to Amazon Prime Video.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
O2UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited6GB£17.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited12GB£17.99
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£19.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited150GB£23.99
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited250GB£26.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£28.00
24 months

If you’re a Virgin Media customer, you’ll benefit from double data on your O2 SIM card.

O2’s 5G-ready unlimited data plan available for £28/month and is subject to a 650GB per month fair use limit.

The following table shows the key things to know about 5G on O2:

Price From Contract Length Network

£15/month

1, 18 or 24 months

5G coverage
(powered by O2)
All O2 5G plans includes 6 months of free Disney+ (or a different O2 Extra such as Prime Video).

For more information, see our guide to O2’s 5G network and coverage. There’s also further information on the official O2 website.

Tariff Information: O2 Website

Sky Mobile

On Sky Mobile, you’ll get access to 5G at no extra cost when you add the 5G add-on to your account.

The following Sky Mobile SIM-only deals will give you access to 5G coverage:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£10.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£12.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited75GB£16.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited75GB£25.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£28.00
12 months

On Sky Mobile, you can stream from Sky TV apps without using your data allowance. You can also rollover your unused data for up to 3 years in your Sky Piggybank.

Sky Mobile uses O2’s network for 5G coverage so you can access it in the same towns and cities as on O2.

Price From Contract Length Network

£10/month

12 months

5G coverage
(powered by O2)
Plans include unlimited data for streaming on Sky TV apps.

For more information, see our guide to coverage on Sky Mobile. Alternatively, see Sky’s official website for information about their 5G service.

Tariff Information: Sky Mobile Website

SMARTY

SMARTY is a low-cost sub-brand of Three, offering one-month rolling plans from £5 per month. You’ll benefit from 4G & 5G coverage from Three and there’s no contract and no credit check required.

The most popular 5G-ready plans on SMARTY include 5GB data for £5, 15GB data for £7 and 60GB data for £10. You can also get unlimited 5G data for £16.

The following table shows SMARTY’s 5G SIM-only deals:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£5.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£6.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£7.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited16GB£8.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£12.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited180GB£15.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00

For more information, see our SMARTY mobile review.

Plans From Contract Length Network

£5/month

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by Three)

Tariff Information: SMARTY website

Talkmobile

In the UK, Talkmobile is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone. They offer 5G-ready plans from just £4.95/month, with 5G coverage in all of the same places as Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£4.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£5.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£6.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£7.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£9.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£11.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£13.95
1 month
TalkmobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
1 month

For more information, see our guide to Talkmobile’s SIM-only deals.

Price From Contract Length Network

£4.95/month

1 or 12 months

5G coverage
(powered by Vodafone)

Tariff Information: Talkmobile Website

Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile also offers 5G at no extra cost on all of their SIM cards.

You can now get a 5G SIM-only deal from just £7.50/month on Tesco Mobile.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£7.50
12 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£7.50
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£9.00
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£12.50
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£17.50
24 months
Tesco MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
24 months

On Tesco Mobile, you’ll have access to 5G in the same towns and cities as customers on O2.

Price From Contract Length Network

£7.50/month

12 or 18 months

5G coverage
(powered by O2)

For more information, see the information on the official Tesco Mobile website.

Tariff Information: Tesco Mobile Website

Three

On Three, you’ll get access to 5G coverage included on all SIM-only plans. These currently start from only £5/month.

At present, Three offers 5G coverage in more than 300 UK towns and cities. They claim to be to UK’s fastest 5G network with a median download speed of 259Mbps (Ookla, H2 2021).

The following SIM-only deals from Three will give you access to 5G coverage:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£5.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£7.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£8.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£10.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£12.00
12 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£21.00
12 months

You’ll also get access to the Three+ app with exclusive offers such as 20% off Uber Eats orders and a £3 cinema ticket every weekend.

In addition to their 5G SIM cards, Three also offers 5G home broadband, allowing you to get all of your devices at home connected to the internet at ultrafast 5G speeds.

Price From Contract Length Network

£5/month

1, 12 or 24 months

5G coverage
(powered by Three)

For more information, see our guide to Three’s 5G network. There’s also further information on Three’s official website or you can see our list of Three’s best SIM-only deals.

Tariff Information: Three SIM Only Deals

Vodafone

On Vodafone, it’s now possible to access 5G at no extra cost when you choose one of their unlimited data plans or one of their Vodafone Red plans with at least 5GB data per month. Unfortunately, 5G coverage is not available on Vodafone Basics.

The following table shows Vodafone’s 5G SIM-only deals from £15/month:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
(may rise during contract)
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited3GB£15.00
24 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited8GB£18.00
24 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited50GB£21.00
24 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£24.00
12 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited150GB£25.00
24 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited200GB£28.00
24 months
Red
UnlimitedUnlimited25GB£31.00
12 months
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
6 months half price
24 months
Unlimited
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£37.00
6 months half price
24 months

If you choose a Vodafone unlimited data plan, speed restrictions may apply. There’s a speed limit of 2Mbps on Unlimited Lite plans and 10Mbps on Unlimited plans. There are no speed restrictions on the Unlimited Max plan.

Price From Contract Length Network

£15/month

1, 12 or 24 months

5G coverage
(powered by Vodafone)
Speed limits apply on Unlimited Lite and Unlimited. Fastest available 5G speeds on Vodafone Red and Unlimited Max.

For more information, see our guide to 5G on Vodafone.

Tariff Information: Vodafone Website

VOXI

VOXI is a low-cost sub-brand of Vodafone, offering 5G coverage with no contract and no credit check.

You’ll get access to 5G on VOXI’s plans from £10/month. All VOXI price plans come with endless social media, with selected plans also including endless video.

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly Cost
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited15GB
Unlimited Social
£10.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited60GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
£12.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited30GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
Unlimited Video
£15.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited300GB
Unlimited Social
Unlimited Music
Unlimited Video
£20.00
1 month
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
1 month

On VOXI, it’s possible to get unlimited 5G data for £35/month. Unlike with endless social media and endless video, this gives you unlimited data for use on anything you like.

Price From Contract Length Network

£10/month

No contract

5G coverage
(powered by Vodafone)
All plans include endless social media data (including Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat & Instagram).
Selected plans also include endless video (including TikTok, YouTube, Netflix & Prime Video)

For more information, see our VOXI review or our guide to 5G on VOXI.

Tariff Information: VOXI Website

Benefits of 5G

There are three main benefits to using a 5G mobile network:

  1. 5G has greater network capacity. 5G mobile networks have much more capacity for carrying mobile data traffic than older 3G and 4G networks. This means a lot more people can be using their device before the mobile network gets congested in an area. This can be important in many urban locations such as sports stadiums, train stations and shopping centres where lots of people will be using their phone at the same time.
  2. 5G has lower latency. Latency refers to the amount of time it takes for data to travel from your phone to the internet and back. On present-day 4G mobile networks, average latency is around 50ms (0.05 seconds). On 5G networks, this should drop to less than 10ms (0.01 seconds). This lower latency is important for online gaming, as well as new technologies like augmented reality.
  3. 5G offers faster download speeds. On 5G, it’s possible to get download speeds of around 150-200Mbps on average. This compares to around 30Mbps for present-day 4G mobile networks. Peak download speeds on 5G can be even faster than this (sometimes up to 1,000Mbps or 1Gbps). However, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to access these speeds very often to begin with.

See our guide to mobile network download speeds for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which mobile networks offer 5G SIM only deals?
You can get a 5G SIM only deal from the following mobile networks:
Can I get unlimited data on a 5G SIM card?
Yes. Most mobile networks now offer unlimited data plans with 5G. Prices currently start from £16/month for unlimited data on 5G.
What are the benefits of 5G coverage?
5G coverage offers greater network capacity so download speeds are less likely to slow down in busy or congested areas. It also offers lower latency (~10ms) and faster download speeds (around 150-200Mbps on today’s 5G networks).

More Information

For more information, you can also read our guide on 5G coverage in the UK.

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  • I have now experimented with Vodafone Sims, and Yes, they work OK in Huaweis 5G router.
    Even that I haven’t (on purpose) told them I am using their Sims on router instead of a phone.
    Changed my Vodafone one recently to Voxi, as it was complicated to get a shorter contract with Vodafone. Works flawlessly on 5G and on unlimited tariff, 35£/month.
    And not tied to a long contract !

    • How much is 5G Router ? Will Three 5G (unlimited data,minutes,texts) sim will work with any unlocked 5G router ?

      Any suggestions

      • Hi Kashif,
        Thanks for your comment. You can buy a 5G router from somewhere like Amazon, such as the Huawei 5G CPE Pro 2 (approx £400). And yes, you can use the unlimited data SIM card from Three inside that device 🙂
        Hope this helps,
        Ken

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