ASDA Mobile is offering a £10 Mega Christmas Bundle with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 12GB of 4G internet.

ASDA Mobile is offering a £10 Mega Christmas Bundle until the 9th January 2018.

As a special promotion for Christmas 2017, ASDA Mobile is offering the £10 Mega Christmas bundle on Pay As You Go. The bundle comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a massive 12GB of internet with 3G and 4G coverage from the EE network.

The 30-day Mega Christmas Bundle is available to all ASDA Mobile customers and to anyone who orders a free ASDA Mobile SIM card before the 9th January 2018.

In this article, we’ll review ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle. We’ll discuss how you can take advantage of the offer and how it compares to rival bundles available on other mobile networks. We’ll also look at the coverage available on ASDA Mobile and at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to the network.

Mega Christmas Bundle

ASDA Mobile is offering a festive £10 Mega Christmas Bundle for customers ordering a free SIM card before the 9th January 2018. The bundle includes the following:

  • Unlimited calls. Including to UK mobiles and landlines.
  • Unlimited texts. Including to UK mobiles and landlines.
  • 12GB of 4G data. A massive 12GB of data, with 4G coverage and 4G download speeds from EE.

Customers joining ASDA Mobile will get 99% population coverage from EE, including on 2G, 3G and 4G. There are no contracts to sign or minimum-term commitments: you just need to top-up the SIM card and place it inside your mobile phone to get going.

The £10 Mega Christmas Bundle is available until the 9th January 2018.

Buying a Christmas Bundle

ASDA Mobile Trio SIMIf you’re not currently an ASDA Mobile customer, you can order a free SIM card to get started on the service.

If you’re already an ASDA Mobile customer, you can buy a Mega Christmas Bundle by texting FESTIVE to 2732. Before doing this, you’ll need to top-up your SIM card so it has at least £10 of credit on it.

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Other Bundles

Alongside the £10 Mega Christmas Bundle, ASDA Mobile also continues to offer their normal line-up of Pay As You Go bundles. For instance, if you’re a light user, you can save money by buying the £7/month bundle (this comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of internet).

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA Mobile1252,000200MB£5.00
ASDA Mobile300Unlimited1GB£7.00
ASDA Mobile600Unlimited2GB£10.00
ASDA Mobile800Unlimited3GB£12.00
ASDA Mobile1,000Unlimited5GB£15.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£20.00

You can also use ASDA Mobile on a traditional Pay As You Go basis for 8p/minute and 4p/text with no minimum monthly top-up. When using ASDA on traditional Pay As You Go, there’s no need to worry about credit expiry (you just need to use your SIM card at least once every 270 days to keep it active).

Comparison to Alternatives

£10 per month bundles

10 Pound NoteAt present, ASDA Mobile’s £10 Mega Christmas Bundle is the clear market-leading offer at its price point. You’ll get unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 12GB of data (other mobile networks will only give you a fraction of this for the same price).

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
giffgaff500Unlimited3GB£10.00
Tesco Mobile5005,0002GB£10.00
Three3,0003,0001GB£10.00
EE250Unlimited1GB£10.00
Vodafone200Unlimited1GB£10.00
O21001001GB£10.00

Normally, outside of the festive period, ASDA Mobile offers 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB of internet for £10/month.

Heavy Data Users

20 Pound NoteIf you’re a heavy data user, rival mobile networks will typically charge at least £20/month for a comparable amount of data.

The closest alternative to ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle is giffgaff’s £20 goodybag. For £20/month, you’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and Always-On data from giffgaff (4G speeds available only on the first 9GB per month). Alternatively, Three also offers 3000 minutes, 3000 texts and 12GB of data on their £20/month All-in-One bundle.

Other Pay As You Go mobile networks like EE, O2 and Vodafone will typically charge you at least £30 for a similar amount of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsInternetMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedAlways-On£20.00
Three3,0003,00012GB£20.00
Vodafone3,000Unlimited20GB£30.00
O250050020GB£30.00
EE3,000Unlimited16GB£30.00

For more information, please see our in-depth comparison of Pay As You Go bundles.

Network & Coverage

2G, 3G & 4G Coverage from EE

ASDA Mobile uses EE as its network coverage provider. Therefore, customers who are using ASDA Mobile will get the exact same coverage as customers using EE.

Through their partnership with EE, ASDA Mobile currently offers 99% population coverage across the UK, including 97% coverage on EE’s high-speed 4G network.

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For more information about mobile coverage and virtual network operator relationships, please see our in-depth guide to UK mobile network coverage.

Tethering

Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with other devices (e.g. with your laptop or tablet).

Personal Hotspot on iPhoneOn ASDA Mobile, tethering is permitted on all Pay As You Go bundles. This includes on the £10 Mega Christmas Bundle. Because the Mega Christmas Bundle allows you to tether, you can use it for getting your other devices connected on-the-go this Christmas. For instance, you could share the mobile internet connection with another smartphone, tablet or laptop to keep your family entertained as they travel this Christmas.

Many other low-cost Pay As You Go networks prohibit the use of tethering on their network. For more information, see our in-depth guide to tethering on UK mobile networks.

International Roaming

With most ASDA Mobile bundles, it’s possible to use your smartphone abroad in 48 European destinations at no extra cost. The £10 Mega Christmas Bundle is specifically excluded from this offer and can only be used inside the UK. Therefore, if you’d like to use your smartphone abroad in Europe this Christmas, you’ll need to consider buying one of ASDA Mobile’s standard bundles.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re switching to ASDA Mobile to take advantage of the Mega Christmas Bundle, it’s a straightforward process to keep an existing phone number from your old mobile network.

To do so, start by ordering a free SIM card from the ASDA Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you should contact your old mobile network to ask for a PAC Code.

Once you’ve received your new SIM card in the post from ASDA Mobile, you can contact ASDA Mobile Customer Services to give them your PAC Code. You can do this by calling 2732 from your ASDA Mobile SIM card or 0800 079 2732 from any other phone.

After you provide your PAC Code to ASDA Mobile, your phone number will normally be transferred on the next working day.

For a step-by-step guide on moving your phone number to ASDA Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to ASDA Mobile

Your current network provider:

  More Options

For more information about transferring your phone number between networks, see our guide to using a PAC Code.

More Information

For more information about the Mega Christmas Bundle, please see the ASDA Mobile website. You can also read our in-depth review of the ASDA Mobile service.

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  • Dean Lewington said:

    Please excuse my ignorance here but it seems unclear to me if the festive SIM bundle is an on going allowance for new customers joining Asda mobile during the Christmas period or simply a short-term boost that will revert back to a standard allowance at the end of the promotion period.

    • Hi Dean,
      The Mega Christmas Bundle is available to buy until the 9th January 2018, so in theory, that means you can use it up until around the 7th/8th February. After the 9th January, the Mega Christmas Bundle will no longer be available to buy so you’ll need to get ASDA’s standard £10 bundle instead.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

  • samantha morgan said:

    Iv been on asda mobile for a few years and I top up ten pound today, i topped up for the christmas bundle and I’m disgusted that you can only have the Christmas bundle if your new I think us existing customers should have the same bundle as well instead I. Got the 600 mins 2gb and unlimited texts because I’m not new DISGUSTED!

    • samantha morgan replied:

      Iv just read the comment that you can get the Christmas bundle buy texting but when you phone to Top up it doesn’t give you that option so now I have lost out on the deal because it doesn’t say,

  • I’ve just put 10 pound on my daughter’s phone. I then text festive. But it sent a text back saying I didn’t have enough funds. I checked her phone and she had been charged for the text. So now I can’t have the bundle unless I put more money on !!

    • Hi Paul,
      Sorry to hear about the problems you’ve encountered buying a Festive bundle from ASDA Mobile. I don’t think you would have been charged for sending a text message to 2732, but it’s possible you may have incurred some data usage charges in between the £10 top-up being applied and the Festive bundle being purchased. It might be worth calling ASDA Mobile customer services on 2732, to see if they’re able to amend this.
      Ken

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