With a Pay As You Go bundle, you convert your credit into a one-month allowance of calls, texts and mobile internet. We compare the UK’s best value Pay As You Go bundles.
In the UK, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Pay As You Go deals. With more than 80 Pay As You Go bundles across 12 different mobile networks, the strongest prepaid deals can now rival those found on a Pay Monthly contract.
To get the best value from your Pay As You Go tariff, you’ll normally need to convert your credit into a 30-day bundle.
Buying a bundle is a little bit like paying for your airtime in bulk. Rather than paying on a per-minute, per-text and per-megabyte basis, you just buy a 30-day bundle to cover all of your usage. If you’re a regular mobile user, this should save you money compared to traditional Pay As You Go. You’ll also keep full control over how much you spend, with no need to sign any contracts or to undergo a credit check.
In the UK, there’s a wide range of Pay As You Go bundles available to choose from. In this article, we’ll compare the best value Pay As You Go bundles currently available on the market.
In the UK, it’s possible to get an all-purpose unlimited data plan from £20/month. Find out how unlimited data plans compare across mobile networks.
Over the past few years, unlimited data plans have become rarer in the UK as mobile networks move towards charging for gigabytes and charging for the use of specific services. Thankfully, it’s still possible to get unlimited data on your smartphone from just £20/month if you’d like a worry-free smartphone experience.
In this article, we’ll compare unlimited data offerings across the UK mobile market. We’ve split these out into two distinct groups:
All-purpose unlimited data plans: Use your unlimited data allowance on any app, service or website. This gives you much more flexibility as you’re not tied to a certain service in order to use your unlimited data allowance.
Unlimited data plans for selected apps: Get an unlimited data allowance for use with selected apps or services. Typically, you’ll need to restrict your unlimited data usage to a whitelist of services chosen by your mobile network.
Of course, an all-purpose unlimited data plan gives you much more flexibility so this will normally be our recommended option where appropriate. However, it’s now becoming increasingly difficult to find these on the market with many mobile networks promoting the more restrictive plans for use on selected applications.
Discover how much it’ll cost to use your mobile phone abroad and various ways to save money on international roaming.
Every year, millions of us travel abroad and when we do so, we often want to use our mobile phones to stay connected and to find our way around.
In this article, we’ll explain how much it’ll cost to use your smartphone abroad. We’ll discuss the charges both inside and outside Europe and how you can sometimes save money with international roaming offers. We’ll also discuss data roaming and how you can enable it on your phone along with handset compatibility and international coverage.
We’ll also share some useful tips for getting the most out of your phone when abroad: from using wi-fi to save money to downloading maps so they’re available offline.
If you’re buying a mobile phone for your kids, there are several important things to consider including how you decide to pay for it.
This year, mobile phones are once again near the top of the wish list for kids when asked what they’d like to receive as a gift this Christmas.
In our opinion, mobile phones can be a great gift for your children but before you buy one, there are several important things you need to consider. This includes which handset you buy and how you decide to pay it. For instance, if you decide to buy the mobile phone on a contract, you’ll be committed to also paying the mobile phone bill for another 24 months. There are also some key things to consider when it comes choosing a mobile phone plan and paying for apps & games.
In this article, we’ll discuss the most important things you should consider when buying a mobile phone for your kids.
Vodafone’s new £1/day “Pay As You Go 1” tariff gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
Vodafone has launched a new ‘Pay As You Go 1’ tariff where they promise you’ll “never spend more than £1 per day”. Designed for people who don’t use their phone very often, there are no regular monthly charges or minimum daily spends. You simply pay up to £1 per day when you use your handset, and nothing on the days when you don’t use your mobile phone.
The £1 daily spend limit covers standard UK phone calls, text messages and mobile internet. For the £1/day, you’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and up to 500MB of data. Before you reach the £1 daily spend threshold, usage is 20p/minute, 20p/text and 20p for every 5MB of data.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1 tariff. We’ll start by looking at how much it costs and how it compares to other Pay As You Go tariffs on Vodafone. We’ll also compare it to what is available on other mobile networks, the types of handset available and the level of coverage you can expect. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving from another mobile network to join Vodafone Pay As You Go.
Vodafone is offering a choice of Pay Monthly passes that give you unlimited data on selected video, music, chat and social media services.
Vodafone is offering four Pay Monthly passes as an optional add-on for their Pay Monthly contracts and Pay Monthly SIM cards. The four passes will give you unlimited “zero-rated” data for use on selected video, music, chat and social media services. The passes range in price from £7/month for the Video Pass to £3/month for the Social Pass.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay Monthly Passes, including the features and how to tell when the pass is a worthwhile purchase for you. We’ll also discuss some of the limitations and restrictions, and compare the passes to other similar zero-rated services.
ASDA Mobile previously offered a £10 Mega Christmas Bundle with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 12GB of 4G internet.
The Mega Christmas Bundle is no longer available. ASDA Mobile’s Mega Christmas Bundle was available to buy until the 9th January 2018. It is no longer available for purchase. This blog post remains as an archive for customers who have already purchased the bundle.
As a special promotion for Christmas 2017, ASDA Mobile offered the £10 Mega Christmas bundle on Pay As You Go. The bundle came with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a massive 12GB of internet with 3G and 4G coverage from the EE network.
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.
Get a free SIM card for your mobile phone: Pay As You Go offerings compared from 18 UK networks.
Whether you’re a smartphone fanatic or someone who only uses their phone on an occasional basis, there are some great deals to be had when you order a free Pay As You Go SIM card in the UK.
The best Pay As You Go SIM cards offer super-low rates that can even rival Pay Monthly SIM cards in terms of value for money. To take advantage of the best offers currently available, simply order a free SIM card below and slot it inside your mobile phone. There are no credit checks or upfront fees. There’s also no need to set up a direct debit: simply top-up your SIM card when you need credit to pay for your airtime.
If you’ve purchased a SIM-free iPhone from certain UK retailers, it may have locked itself to the first mobile network you used on the handset.
Typically, a SIM-free mobile phone is also an unlocked smartphone. As you’ll have paid the full retail price for your handset upfront (up to £1,000 for the latest flagship smartphone), you’ll normally be able to use the handset on the mobile network of your choice. For instance, you could get a cheap SIM-only deal or you could use a free Pay As You Go SIM card inside the handset.
Historically, things haven’t always been so simple when purchasing a SIM-free iPhone in the UK. In the past, SIM-free iPhones from certain UK retailers (including the Carphone Warehouse) would lock themselves to the first mobile network used on the handset. The iPhones were also restricted to only working on UK mobile networks. Nowadays, this is no longer the case for newly-purchased iPhones but you may still be affected if your iPhone was purchased in the past.
We’d currently recommend buying your SIM-free iPhone from John Lewis. You’ll benefit from a 2-year guarantee at no extra charge, along with the John Lewis “Never Knowingly Undersold” promise. The standard warranty on an iPhone is just 1 year when purchased from most other retailers.
In this article, we’ll discuss SIM-free iPhones in the UK and we’ll look at how the unlocking status differs depending on where you buy it. We’ll also look at the best places to buy a permanently-unlocked iPhone and how you can unlock a SIM-free iPhone from your mobile network.
Three offers two types of price plan: Essential and Advanced. Find out how the plans compare on features like Feel At Home, Go Binge and Personal Hotspot.
Three has split their Pay Monthly line-up into two types of price plan. Alongside the fully-featured Advanced price plans, it’s now possible to buy an Essential price plan with a reduced monthly cost. Essential plans come with some reduced features in the area of international roaming, streaming and personal hotspot.
For customers wanting the more fully-featured offering, Three’s Advanced price plans still remain on sale. The main benefits of choosing an Advanced price plan are you’ll have access to inclusive roaming in 60 destinations along with zero-rated streaming on selected services and an inclusive personal hotspot allowance. You’ll also get free calls to customer service, and larger data allowances are available including all-you-can-eat data.
In this article, we’ll review Three’s Essential price plans and we’ll see how they compare to Advanced price plans. We’ll also discuss the range of add-ons available for the Essential plan (for instance, in case you wanted to use personal hotspot).