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.
Double Data on ASDA Mobile
As of June 2018, ASDA Mobile has permanently increased the amount of data you can get on their Pay As You Go plans.
On top of this, it’s also possible to get double data until the 28th August 2018, when you set up a recurring top-up on your account.
With the increased allowances and the double data offer, this means the following 30-day bundles are currently available on ASDA Mobile:
You should set up a recurring top-up before purchasing a bundle if you’d like to benefit from the double data allowance. A benefit of using recurring top-up is it will also save you time in the future, as there’ll be no need to manually top-up your account every month. As usual, there’s also no need to undergo a credit check and you still retain full flexibility to pause, change or cancel your bundles at any time.
If you’re not currently an ASDA Mobile customer, the best way to get started is by ordering a free SIM card online. Once you’ve ordered your SIM card, it will normally arrive on the next working day.
How to set up a recurring top-up
By setting up a recurring top-up, you can have money added automatically to your ASDA Mobile account when one of the following things happen:
- An automatic top-up on a specific date every month (e.g. each month just after payday).
- An automatic top-up every 7, 10, 14 or 30 days (e.g. typically every 30 days to match up with your bundles).
- An automatic top-up every time your balance drops below a certain amount (you can set a total maximum amount for top-ups each month).
You’ll need to save your credit card or debit card details on your ASDA Mobile account in order to use the recurring top-up feature. You’ll always receive a SMS text message to notify you 24 hours before a top-up is taken from your account. You’ll also receive a confirmation message once the top-up has been added.
In our opinion, this is a convenient way of paying for your ASDA Mobile usage, especially when paired up with a recurring monthly bundle.
You can set-up the recurring top-up feature by calling 2732 from your ASDA Mobile handset.
Buying a 30-day bundle
Once you have some credit on your account, it’s a straightforward process to turn it into one of ASDA Mobile’s bundles. To do so, you should text the relevant bundle code below to 2732. For added convenience, it may also be worth setting up a recurring bundle that will renew itself every month.
|Bundle||Buy One-Off Bundle||Buy Recurring Bundle*|
|£5 Bundle||Text 5 to 2732||Text AUTO 5 to 2732|
|£7 Bundle||Text 7 to 2732||Text AUTO 7 to 2732|
|£10 Bundle||Text 10 to 2732||Text AUTO 10 to 2732|
|£12 Bundle||Text 12 to 2732||Text AUTO 12 to 2732|
|£15 Bundle||Text 15 to 2732||Text AUTO 15 to 2732|
|£20 Bundle||Text 20 to 2732||Text AUTO 20 to 2732|
If you don’t want to turn your credit into a 30-day bundle, it’s also possible to use ASDA Mobile’s traditional Pay As You Go rates (8p/minute, 4p/text and 5p/MB). In this case, however, you won’t be able to benefit from the increased data allowances and the double data promotion that’s currently ongoing for bundles.
Comparison to Alternatives
With the increased data allowances and the double data offer, ASDA Mobile has some incredibly competitive bundles.
For instance, at the £10 per month price point, you can get 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 6GB of data on ASDA Mobile. On other mobile networks, you’ll normally get only between 1GB and 3GB of data per month:
For more information and for a full in-depth comparison, please see our guide to Pay As You Go bundles.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage from EE
ASDA Mobile uses EE as its network coverage provider. Therefore, customers on ASDA Mobile will receive the exact same coverage as customers on EE. At the time of writing, this is 99% population coverage, with EE having the widest 4G coverage of any UK mobile network.
Before ordering a SIM card from ASDA Mobile, it’s worth double-checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on the ASDA Mobile website:
For more information, please see our in-depth guide about coverage on mobile phone networks in the UK.
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).
With ASDA Mobile, you can tether on Pay As You Go, either with or without a bundle. This means you can easily share your 4G connection with other people or with other devices whilst you’re out and about. This includes the double data allowance being offered by ASDA Mobile in their promotion.
For more information, see our guide to tethering on UK mobile networks.
With ASDA Mobile, you’ll have access to an international roaming service when travelling abroad to other countries.
If you’re travelling inside of Europe, you’ll be able to use your normal UK allowances at no additional charge. This includes the double data allowance, which can also be used when travelling in 50 other EU & EEA destinations. A full list of destinations can be seen in the ASDA Mobile guide to international roaming.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’d like to take advantage of ASDA Mobile’s new Pay As You Go bundles, along with the double data promotion that’s currently available, it’s easy to keep your existing phone number when moving from another network.
To do so, start off by ordering your new SIM card from the ASDA Mobile website. Your SIM card will normally arrive on the next working day.
Once you’ve ordered your SIM card, contact your old mobile network and ask them to provide you with a PAC Code. This is a nine-digit code that you’re legally entitled to, free of charge, and that enables you to move your phone number over to ASDA Mobile.
When you receive your new SIM card from ASDA Mobile, you can provide your PAC Code to ASDA Mobile customer services. You can do this by calling 2732 on your ASDA Mobile SIM card, or by calling 0800 079 2732 from any other phone. You can also set-up your automatic top-up at the same time whilst you’re on the phone.
Once you’ve provided 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:
For more information about transferring your phone number between mobile networks, see our full guide to using a PAC Code.
For more information about ASDA Mobile’s double data promotion, please see the official website.