As a customer on O2’s rolling Pay As You Go plans, you can get a lot of the benefits of O2 without a contract or credit check.
In the UK, O2 now offers one-month rolling SIM-only plans with lots of flexibility. You can get a lot of O2’s customer benefits from being on the plan, with no need to sign a contract or to go through a credit check. Some of the benefits you’ll get include O2 Rewards and O2 Priority, along with inclusive EU roaming, international calls and 99% population coverage across the UK.
At present, you can 25GB data for £10 per month on O2’s rolling plans. This is available for the first three months when you sign up before the 28th December 2022 (you’ll normally get 10GB per month). There are also some plans available for customers needing more data such as 70GB data for £15 and 200GB data for £30.
In this article, we’ll look at O2’s customer benefits on their rolling Pay As You Go plans. We’ll also look at the best rolling plan deals currently available from O2.
As an O2 Pay As You Go customer, you’ll earn up to 10% of your top-ups back through O2 Rewards. You can take this in the form of free Pay As You Go credit, or you can save it up for a larger reward. These include a discount at an O2 store, on Ticketmaster or a range of high-street shopping vouchers.
You’ll earn 5% back on your top-ups for your first six months as an O2 Pay As You Go customer. This increases to 10% once you’ve been a customer for six months.
As an O2 Rolling plan customer, you’ll have access to the O2 Priority app. This gives you access to exclusive offers and discounts every week, including a free coffee and sausage roll from Greggs.
The O2 Priority app also gives you exclusive pre-sale access to tickets at thousands of gigs and events across the UK. You can buy these Priority Tickets up to 48 hours before general release.
For more information about the Priority app, see the O2 website.
Inclusive EU Roaming
O2 is the only major UK mobile network to retain free EU roaming for all of their customers. As a Pay As You Go rolling plan customer, this is something you’re also able to benefit from.
When you travel to one of the following 43 European destinations, you’ll be able to use your Rolling plan allowances at no extra cost (up to a maximum of 25GB data per month):
- Canary Islands
- Cyprus (excl North Cyprus)
- Czech Republic
- French Guiana
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Martin
- San Marino
- Vatican City
For more information, see O2’s guide to roaming in Europe.
If you choose one of O2’s rolling plans from £15 per month, you’ll get an allowance of international minutes included:
- The £15 rolling plan and £20 rolling plan come with 100 international minutes per month.
- The £30 rolling plan comes with 500 international minutes per month.
You’ll be able to use your inclusive international minutes for calling the following 42 countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Republic of Ireland
- Slovak Republic
- South Korea
99% UK Coverage
O2’s 4G network covers more than 99% of the UK’s population. As a Pay As You Go customer, you’ll be able to benefit from this 4G coverage across the UK.
Before you sign up, it’s worth checking O2’s coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on O2’s online coverage map:
Check O2 Coverage (o2.co.uk) →
As an O2 Pay As You Go customer, you’ll also have access to their Wi-Fi Extra service. This gives you secure access to about 8,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK, including in more than 250 London Underground stations.
O2 Rolling Plan Deals
As a special offer to mark the launch of their one-month rolling plans, O2 is currently offering extra data for up to 3 months when you sign up as a new customer.
For instance, you can get 25GB data for £10 per month (increased from the normal amount of 10GB per month). This also comes with unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts included.
For heavy data users, there’s also 70GB data for £15 (normally 25GB per month) and 200GB data for £30 (normally 150GB per month). Both of these plans come with unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, and an inclusive allowance of international minutes.
The following table shows O2’s latest Rolling plan deals:
for 3 months
for 3 months
for 3 months
See all O2 Rolling plan deals →
All of the Rolling plans are available with no contract and no need for a credit check. Although it’s technically a Pay As You Go product, you’ll benefit from easy monthly payments with no need to manually top-up your account every month.
To benefit from the extra data for up to 3 months, you’ll need to order and activate your O2 SIM card before the 28th December 2022.
For more information about the rolling plans, see the O2 website. You can also read our O2 rolling plans review.
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how do these work with the VOLT and extra 75 countries? would I still be able to use my data allowance in the USA?
Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, the Volt benefits are only available on O2’s Pay Monthly SIM cards so you won’t be able to get it on O2’s Pay As You Go or rolling plans 🙁 Sorry about that!
Pete Forman said:
O2 seem to take a Humpty Dumpty approach to their terminology*. For me PAYG means that if you don’t use the service you don’t pay. £10+ pm rather invalidates that.
* “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
I do agree somewhat, though there is an important advantage compared to one-month rolling Pay Monthly plans in that you can decide to pause your plan at any time without your SIM card getting disconnected from the mobile network. For instance, you can decide to buy a one-month bundle for November and then switch it off for December (whilst still being able to receive incoming calls, text messages, etc). You could then resume it at some point next year. That gives you a bit of extra flexibility which some people find quite helpful (e.g. they’ll only buy a bundle in the months where they actually need it).