Lebara Mobile is offering unlimited data from £12.50/month for the first 3 months. You’ll get Vodafone 4G coverage with no contract & no credit check.

In the UK, Lebara Mobile is currently offering an unlimited data SIM card for just £12.50 per month for the first 3 months. This plan is available with no contract and no credit check so you can change it or cancel at any time. If you keep it for more than 3 months, it will renew at the full price of £25 per month.

Customers using Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data SIM card will get 99% population coverage on Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks in the UK. There are no hidden fair usage limits on the plan and you can get £10 of free credit when you transfer your phone number in.

Get Unlimited Data for £12.50/month →
(£12.50 per month for 3 months, then renews at £25/month unless you cancel)

In this article, we’ll review Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plan in the UK and how you can get it for just £12.50 per month. We’ll also look at Lebara Mobile’s fair use policy, the download speeds available on the service and how it compares to alternatives. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage available on Lebara and how you can keep your existing phone number on the service.

Prices From: £12.50 per month for the first 3 months
(then £25 per month if you continue using it after 3 months)
Contract Length: No contract & no credit check
Special Offers:
Fair Usage: Personal use only. No fair usage limit inside the UK.
Coverage: 99% population coverage on 2G, 3G & 4G (powered by Vodafone)

Lebara Mobile Unlimited Data Plans

In the UK, Lebara Mobile currently offers a choice of two unlimited data plans. Until the 28th February, new customers signing up for the Lebara Mobile network can get their first 3 months of usage at half price. This means:

  • You’ll pay £12.50 per month for unlimited UK minutes, 100 international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 4G data. This renews at £25/month if you continue using it after the first 3 months.
  • You’ll pay £15 per month for unlimited UK minutes, unlimited international minutes, unlimited UK texts and unlimited 4G data. This renews at £30/month if you continue using it after the first 3 months.

The following table shows these unlimited data plans from Lebara Mobile:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
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

The inclusive international minutes can be used for calling phone numbers in 41 countries.

In addition, you’ll get £10 of free Pay As You Go credit added to your account when you transfer a phone number from another network to Lebara Mobile.

Both of Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plans are available with no contract on a one-month rolling basis. This means you can change or cancel your plan at any time. There’s also no credit check required as the Lebara Mobile service works on a pre-paid basis.

When you initially sign up for the plan, it’ll be configured to automatically renew itself every month. To benefit from the three months half price offer, you’ll need to keep the auto renewal setting switched on the duration of the three months.

After the first three months, you can change it to a different plan if you want. Alternatively, you can top-up your SIM card manually (e.g. in-store, online or with a voucher), buying the relevant unlimited data plan from your top-up credit as follows:

  • For the £25 unlimited data plan (with 100 international minutes), text R7 to 38885.
  • For the £30 unlimited data plan (with unlimited international minutes), text R8 to 38885.

Fair Usage Policy

According to the Lebara Mobile website, they don’t have any hidden caps for unlimited data in the UK. The only exceptions are made for fraudulent usage and their general terms and conditions:

Where Unlimited data is included in a plan allowance, there is no data cap, subject to fraud exceptions. All general T&C will apply.

The general terms and conditions for the Lebara Mobile service say, amongst other things, that the SIM card should only be used for your “private and personal use”.

If you’re using your Lebara Mobile SIM card abroad, you’ll be subject to Lebara Mobile’s fair usage limit for roaming. On the £25 unlimited data plan, this allows you to use up to 15.7GB of data per month in Europe. On the £30 unlimited data plan, the fair usage limit is 18.8GB per month in Europe. In addition, both SIM cards will allow you to roam at no extra cost in India, subject a fair use limit of 10GB per month.

Download Speeds

On Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plans, you’ll get access to 4G speeds on the Vodafone network.

According to the Lebara Mobile website, the average download speed on their service is “over 20Mbps”. This broadly aligns with the average 4G download speed of 23-35Mbps that Vodafone advertises to their own customers.

One limitation of the Lebara Mobile unlimited data plan is you won’t have access to the fastest 5G networks.

Customers with a 5G phone, a 5G plan and 5G coverage can access faster download speeds elsewhere. For instance, Vodafone’s 5G network offers an average download speed of 150-200Mbps. Furthermore, you can now get a 5G unlimited data plan from only £16/month so this may not cost very much more than Lebara’s 4G-only plan.

Comparison to Alternatives

On Lebara Mobile, you’ll get unlimited data with 4G coverage from Vodafone. This is available without the need for a contract or credit check. In the following section, we’ll look at your alternative options.

Unlimited Data With Vodafone Coverage

If you’re looking for unlimited data with coverage from Vodafone, it’s also possible to get an unlimited data plan on Virgin Mobile, Vodafone or VOXI. On these other networks, you’ll have the benefit of access of 5G. However, you might need to sign up for a contract to get it.

The following table shows a comparison of unlimited data plans that use coverage from Vodafone:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+100 intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£12.50
for 3 months, then £25/month
1 month
Lebara MobileUnlimited
+unltd intl.
UnlimitedUnlimited£15.00
for 3 months, then £30/month
1 month
Virgin MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£22.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
24 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
24 months

For more information, you can also read our Vodafone unlimited data review.

Unlimited Data With No Contract

If you’re looking for unlimited data without the need for a contract, it’s also possible to choose a plan from several other providers (e.g. giffgaff, SMARTY, Superdrug Mobile and VOXI).

During the 3 month half price offer, it’s difficult to beat Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plan in price. However, after the first 3 months are up, you’ll get unlimited data for less elsewhere. For instance, unlimited data is available on SMARTY for £20/month (using 4G coverage from Three).

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
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
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
Superdrug MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedAlways-On£25.00
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£35.00

Other Unlimited Data Plans

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of unlimited data plans in the UK. At present, you can get unlimited data from £16/month (e.g. on Three’s 5G unlimited data plans).

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£10.00
for 6 months, then £20/month
24 months
Lebara MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£12.50
for 3 months, then £25/month
1 month
iD MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£16.00
12 months
SmartyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
1 month
Virgin MobileUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£20.00
24 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
2Mbps max
£22.00
24 months
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimitedAlways-On£25.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
10Mbps max
£26.00
24 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000Unlimited£28.00
18 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
1 month
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£30.00
24 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£33.00
18 months
EEUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£37.00
24 months

For more information, see our full guide to unlimited data on UK networks.

Coverage

2G, 3G & 4G Coverage

In the UK, Lebara Mobile uses Vodafone as their network coverage provider. This means you’ll get 99% population coverage on Vodafone’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

Before you sign up to join Lebara Mobile, it’s worth double-checking the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on Vodafone’s online coverage map:

Check Lebara Coverage (via vodafone.co.uk) →

Unfortunately, 5G coverage isn’t yet available to customers on Lebara Mobile. Lebara Mobile are yet to confirm when 5G coverage will become available to their customers.

For more information, see our guide to the coverage on Lebara Mobile.

Tethering & Personal Hotspot

Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s 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 without needing to carry around a separate device and plan.

On Lebara Mobile’s unlimited data plan, you can use tethering and personal hotspot to share your unlimited data allowance with other devices.

International Roaming

It’s possible to continue using your Lebara Mobile SIM card through international roaming when you travel abroad to another country.

If you’re travelling to an EU or EEA country, you can use up to 15.7GB of data at no extra cost on the £25 unlimited data plan. This increases to a monthly download limit of 18.8GB of data on the £30 unlimited data plan.

If you’re travelling to India, you can use up to 10GB of data each month at no extra cost.

If you’re travelling to any other country, you’ll need to pay Lebara Mobile’s standard international roaming rates.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re joining Lebara Mobile from another mobile network, it’s a straightforward process to keep your current phone number.

Start by ordering your new unlimited data plan from the Lebara Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can request a PAC Code from your old network. You can get one through their website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.

When your new unlimited data SIM card arrives in the post, submit your PAC Code to Lebara through this online form. They’ll then schedule the transfer of your phone number (normally for the next working day). You’ll also receive £10 of free credit when you transfer your old phone number into the Lebara Mobile network.

For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your phone number to Lebara Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the dropdown menu below:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to Lebara Mobile

Select your current mobile network:

  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, see Lebara Mobile’s official UK website. You may also find it useful to read our overview of unlimited data plans in the UK.

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