ASDA Mobile offers SIM-only deals from £4/month with no contract, no credit check and coverage from Vodafone.

In the UK, ASDA Mobile is a low-cost mobile network offering SIM-only plans from £4/month. Available with no contract and no credit check, you’ll get Vodafone coverage on all new ASDA Mobile plans. You’ll also be able to access Vodafone’s 5G network on plans from £10/month.

In this article, we’ll review the new ASDA Mobile network including the SIM-only plans that are available and the Pay As You Go service. We’ll also look at ASDA Mobile’s migration from EE to Vodafone, how ASDA’s plans compare to alternatives and the coverage available on the service.

Prices From: £4 per month
Best Deal: 12GB data for £10
Contract Length:

No contract & no credit check

Unlimited Data: From £20 per month
Pay As You Go Rates: 15p/minute
10p/text
10p/MB
Coverage:

ASDA Mobile Plans

Monthly Bundles

In the UK, ASDA Mobile a choice of offers one-month rolling bundles, starting from £4/month with unlimited minutes and unlimited texts. You’ll get an allowance of 4G-speed data included on plans from £5/month and an allowance of 5G-ready data included from £10/month.

All of ASDA Mobile’s one-month bundles are available with no contract and no credit check, giving you lots of flexibility to change your plan at any time.

The following table shows ASDA Mobile’s standard one-month bundles:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedNo data£4.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£5.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited5GB£7.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£15.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£20.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00

There’s a maximum download speed of 150Mbps on all of ASDA Mobile’s standard one-month bundles costing £10 or more. On the £5 and £7 bundles from ASDA, you’re restricted to 4G coverage so 5G speeds won’t be available.

Unlimited Data Bundles

Alongside their standard monthly bundles, ASDA Mobile now also offers a choice of following three unlimited data plans:

  • The £20 unlimited data plan gives you download speeds of up to 2Mbps. This is enough for most daily usage such as browsing the web, using messaging applications, listening to music and watching standard-definition video. However, you won’t be able to do things like streaming HD-quality video.
  • The £25 unlimited data plan gives you speeds of up to 10Mbps. This will allow you to stream in HD and to make HD-quality video calls. You’ll also get a far better experience when downloading and sharing files on your phone.
  • The £30 unlimited data plan gives you speeds of up to 150Mbps. This will allow you to do pretty much anything you’d like to do, including downloading large files and watching online video in 4K ultra-HD quality.

The following table shows ASDA Mobile’s unlimited data bundles:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£15.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
150Mbps max
£20.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£25.00

As before, there’s no contract and no credit check when you take an unlimited data bundle from ASDA.

Pay As You Go Rates

If you don’t want to buy a one-month bundle, it’s also possible to use ASDA Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis.

With Pay As You Go, there are no regular monthly charges. Instead, you’ll only pay for what you use on your phone at the rates of 15p/minute, 10p/text and 10p/MB.

Your credit will never expire providing your SIM card remains active (this requires you to use the SIM card at least once every 270 days – ideally every 180 days).

The following table shows ASDA Mobile’s standard Pay As You Go rates:

Calling Rates:
Voice Calls 15p/minute
Calls to Voicemail Free
Messaging Rates:
Text Message (SMS) 10p
Picture Message (MMS) 25p
Internet Rates:
Mobile Data 10p/MB

ASDA Mobile’s Pay As You Go rates changed on the 26th September 2022. Prior to this, they charged 4p/minute, 4p/text and 4p/MB.

You can use the ASDA Mobile app to see your Pay As You Go balance and to top-up your account at any time with additional Pay As You Go credit.

Depending on how much you use your mobile phone, it may work out to be better value getting a one-month bundle from ASDA instead. For instance, you can get unlimited minutes and unlimited texts for £4/month (equivalent to 26 minutes or 40 texts at standard Pay As You Go rates). You’ll also get 1GB of data included on the £5/month bundle (the same 1GB of data would cost you £100 on regular Pay As You Go).

Download Speeds

When choosing an ASDA Mobile bundle, it’s important to be aware of the download speeds available on each plan.

The following table summarises the download speeds available on each ASDA Mobile plan:

Bundle Coverage Download Speed
£5 bundle 4G Uncapped 4G speeds (typically 23-35Mbps)
£7 bundle 4G Uncapped 4G speeds (typically 23-35Mbps)
£10 bundle 4G & 5G Up to 150Mbps
£15 bundle 4G & 5G Up to 150Mbps
£20 bundle 4G & 5G Up to 150Mbps
£25 bundle 4G & 5G Up to 150Mbps
Unlimited Data Plans
£20 unlimited data bundle 4G & 5G Up to 2Mbps
£25 unlimited data bundle 4G & 5G Up to 10Mbps
£30 unlimited data bundle 4G & 5G Up to 150Mbps

For more information about what you can do on each plan, see our guide to 2Mbps, 10Mbps and 150Mbps download speeds.

Comparison to Alternatives

£5 per month bundles

ASDA Mobile currently offers unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB of 4G data for £5 per month.

For the same price, it’s also worth considering Lebara Mobile’s SIM-only deals. On Lebara Mobile, you’ll also get 4G coverage from Vodafone with no need for a contract or credit check.

The following table compares ASDA Mobile’s £5 plan to similar one-month rolling plans from other networks:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£5.00
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0003GB£5.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£5.00
Lebara Mobile1,0001,0003GB£5.00
EE250500250MB£5.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£6.00
Tesco Mobile5005,0002GB£7.50

£10 per month bundles

On their new network, ASDA Mobile is currently offering unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 12GB of data for £10/month.

At this price point, it may also be worth considering SMARTY’s £10 plan. This gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 50GB of data with 5G coverage from Three for £10/month.

The following one-month rolling plans are available around the £10 per month price point:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£10.00
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB£10.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited7GB£10.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited7GB£10.00
EE500Unlimited5GB£10.00

£15 per month bundles

For £15 per month, it’s possible to get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 25GB of data on ASDA Mobile. This gives you access to 5G coverage from Vodafone with download speeds of up to 150Mbps.

The following table shows alternative £15 price plans that are also available on a one-month rolling plan:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£15.00
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited30GB£15.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£15.00
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00025GB£15.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£15.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimited20GB£15.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£15.00

£20 per month bundles

For £20, it’s possible to get an unlimited data plan on ASDA Mobile. However, this has a maximum download speed of 2Mbps (roughly equivalent to the speed of a basic 3G connection).

A better value alternative is SMARTY’s unlimited data plan. This is currently available for £16 per month. It gives you unlimited data with 4G & 5G coverage from Three. There are no speed restrictions as on the unlimited data plan from ASDA.

The following table shows alternatives to ASDA Mobile’s £20 unlimited data plan:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ASDA MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£15.00
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£24.00
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedAlways-On£25.00
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£25.00
EEUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£36.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£37.00
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£40.00

For a more in-depth comparison, see our full guide to the best SIM-only deals in the UK.

Network & Coverage

2G, 3G & 4G Coverage From Vodafone

On ASDA Mobile, you’ll get 99% population coverage from Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. It should therefore be possible to get an ASDA Mobile signal in all of the same places where you can get a signal from Vodafone.

Before joining the new ASDA Mobile network, it’s worth checking to make sure you’re able to get coverage where you live. You can do this by entering your postcode on ASDA’s online coverage map:

Check ASDA Mobile Coverage (mobile.asda.com) →

For more information, see our guide to Vodafone’s UK network and coverage.

5G Coverage

If you choose an ASDA Mobile plan costing £10 or more, you’ll also have access to Vodafone’s 5G network in 100 UK towns & cities.

The main benefit of using 5G on ASDA Mobile is the ability to access download speeds of up to 150Mbps (around five times faster than 4G). This is available on all plans costing £10 or more, except from the £20 and £25 unlimited data plans which have a speed limit of 2Mbps and 10Mbps. You’ll also benefit from greater network capacity and a lower amount of latency which should make things feel more responsive on your phone.

At present, ASDA Mobile offers 5G coverage in the following UK towns and cities:

Now Live100 towns and cities are live on ASDA Mobile 5G (September 2022)
Aberdeen, Alexandria, Ambleside, Aughton, Basingstoke, Bebington, Belfast, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishopbriggs, Blaydon, Bolton, Bootle, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheadle, Cheltenham, Chesterfield, Clydebank, Crawley, Crosby, Dewsbury, Dinas Powys, Droylsden, Dudley, Dundee, Eccles, Edinburgh, Eston and South Bank, Felling, Gateshead, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gosforth, Guildford, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Horwich, Huddersfield, Hull, Huyton-with-Roby, Isle of Scilly, Jarrow, Killingworth, Kingswood, Lancaster, Leeds, Lisburn, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Longbenton, Manchester, Mangotsfield, Middlesbrough, Morley, Mosborough, Newbury, Newcastle, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Oldbury, Paisley, Penarth, Pendlebury, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Prescot, Prestwich, Pudsey, Rawmarsh, Reading, Rochdale, Rotherham, Salford, Sheffield, Shipley, Solihull, South Shields, Southampton, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Stranraer, Stretford, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swansea, Swinton, Tynemouth, Urmston, Wallasey, Wallsend, Warrington, Washington, Whitley Bay, Wolverhampton, York

For more information, see our guide to Vodafone’s 5G network.

Tethering & Personal Hotspot

Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s mobile internet connection with another device (e.g. with your laptop or tablet). It’s often used as a convenient way to get access to mobile broadband internet on the go.

On ASDA Mobile, it’s possible to tether on all plans. However, we wouldn’t recommend tethering on the £20 unlimited data plan. This is because the 2Mbps speed limit makes things very restrictive in terms of what you can do when you tether.

International Roaming

If you’re travelling abroad, it’s possible to use your ASDA Mobile SIM card through international roaming.

If you’re travelling to one of 36 European destinations, you’ll be able to use up to 5GB of data abroad at no extra cost each month.

If you’re travelling to a country outside the EU, you won’t be able to use the allowances from your bundle. Instead, you’ll pay substantially more (e.g. 75p/minute, 10p/text and 20p/MB when you’re travelling in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand).

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re switching from another network to ASDA Mobile, it’s a straightforward process to keep your existing phone number.

Start by ordering your new plan on the ASDA Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can get a PAC Code from your old network (either using their website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075).

After your new ASDA Mobile SIM card arrives in the post, you can submit your PAC Code online through your ASDA Mobile account. Alternatively, call ASDA Mobile customer services on 2732 to give them your PAC (0808 006 2732 if you’re calling from another network). Once you’ve done this, your phone number transfer will normally take place 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

Select your current mobile network:

  More Options

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What bundles does ASDA Mobile offer?
On ASDA Mobile, it’s currently possible to choose from the following one-month bundles:
  • £4 bundle: Unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £5 bundle: 3GB data (4G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £7 bundle: 5GB data (4G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £10 bundle: 12GB data (5G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £15 bundle: 25GB data (5G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £20 bundle: 50GB data (5G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.
  • £25 bundle: 100GB data (5G), unlimited minutes & unlimited texts.

In addition, ASDA Mobile also offers a choice of unlimited data plans from £20 per month.

Can I get unlimited data on ASDA Mobile?
Yes. On ASDA Mobile, there’s a choice of three unlimited data plans, each with a different maximum download speed:
  • The £20 unlimited data plan gives you speeds of up to 2Mbps.
  • The £25 unlimited data plan gives you speeds of up to 10Mbps.
  • The £30 unlimited data plan gives you speeds of up to 150Mbps.

All three plans will give you access to Vodafone’s 5G network but you’ll need the £30 plan to benefit from the faster speeds available on 5G.

Can I use ASDA Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis?
Yes. It’s possible to use ASDA Mobile on a Pay As You Go basis without the need to top-up your phone every month. It’ll cost 15p/minute, 10p/text and 10p/MB on traditional Pay As You Go.
What coverage will I get on ASDA Mobile?
On ASDA Mobile, you’ll have access the following types of coverage from Vodafone:
  • 5G Coverage: 100 UK towns & cities (on plans from £10)
  • 4G Coverage: 99% population coverage
  • 3G Coverage: 99% population coverage
  • 2G Coverage: 99% population coverage
Can I keep my existing phone number?
Yes. It’s easy keeping your old phone number. Simply ask your old mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. Once you’ve ordered your new ASDA Mobile plan, you should provide the PAC Code to ASDA.

More Information

For more information, please see the official ASDA Mobile website.

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  • With Asda mobile going up from 4p to 15p for calls and 4p to 10p for texts this confirms what excellent value 1p mobile still is in 2022 (if you can get an EE signal) and does beg the question how much longer will 1p mobile still remain in business, Im prepared to bet either 1p will fold or it will become 10p mobile in the near future.

  • Wendy Britton said:

    As has been mentioned their PAYG rates are about to increase by just under 400% from 4ppm to 15ppm. Not to mention the other reductions in benefit.
    When they were on the EE network and their Customer Service (CS) was up in the North East (Durham way) the service was impeccable – the staff were superb and communication was easy and efficient.
    Now they’re with Vodafone and the CS is in Egypt.
    I will concede when you ring them on 2732 they generally answer the phone quite promptly and they generally speak quite good English. That’s where the good news ends.
    Following their recent announcement of a PAYG price increase from 4p to 15p I decided to relinquish a couple of the spare accounts I have with them and requested a refund as per their notification on their website. One of the refunds went through OK, and one didn’t …. and trying to rectify this failure to receive the due refund has been a farce. Both the telephone CS agents on 2732 and whoever deals with emailed CS enquiries on asda.mobile@help.vodafone.co.uk are unable or unwilling to perform the job they’re employed to do. I won’t bore everyone with the details but suffice to say it wasn’t good.
    Additionally the Asda Mobile online account details for two of my accounts were showing wrong details and trying to get them to correct the errors has been impossible and decidedly frustrating.
    I am literate and clear spoken. I was patient and tolerant throughout my dealings with them – but it has got me nowhere. They are a shambles. I still don’t have my refund and the details on my online account are still wrong. Asda Mobile are no longer attractive option for me.

  • John Bannister said:

    Hi Ken,

    From 26 September 2022 Asda Mobile are changing the PAYG rates to 15p per minute, 10p per text and 10p per mb.

    Roaming allowance also dropping from 25gb to 5g

    This suddenly makes Asda a lot less competitive but they are allowing you to call your voicemail free when it used to be 4p. Greta joy!

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