Plusnet Mobile offers SIM-only deals with EE coverage. You can get a reward card when you sign up for 12 months.

In the UK, Plusnet Mobile is a low-cost provider of SIM-only deals, giving you access to 99% population coverage from EE. You can get one of their 12-month plans with a reward card, allowing you to get a SIM-only deal with 4GB of data for the equivalent of just £4.75 per month. Alternatively, you can get a 30-day rolling contract for more flexibility, allowing you to change or cancel your plan every month.

In this article, we’ll look at the best Plusnet Mobile deals, including the special 12-month plans where you’re able to get a reward card for signing up. We’ll also look at Plusnet’s flexible 30-day rolling contracts and the benefits of choosing a SIM card from Plusnet such as EE coverage and inclusive EU roaming. We’ll also look at how you can transfer your existing phone number to Plusnet.

Prices From: £6 per month
Contract Length: 12 month (up to £20 reward card)
30-day rolling (no reward card)
Best Offer: £20 reward card with Plusnet's 14GB for £8 plan
(equivalent to £6.33 per month over 12 months)
Key Features:
  • Roam Like at Home: Inclusive roaming in 40+ EU destinations
  • Data Bonus: 2GB extra data for Plusnet Broadband customers
  • Smart Cap: Prevents unexpected charges and bill shock
Coverage: 2G, 3G & 4G coverage from EE
(check postcode)

12 Month Plans

In our opinion, the best value way of joining Plusnet Mobile is by getting one of their special 12-month plans.

With Plusnet’s 12-month SIM-only deals, you’ll get a reward card for signing up. When you take this into account, it can bring down the cost of your plan quite significantly (for instance, you can get 4GB data for the equivalent of just £4.75 per month).

With the latest 12-month SIM-only deals, you can get the following reward cards from Plusnet Mobile:

  • The 4GB plan is £6 per month with a £15 reward card. Equivalent to £4.75 per month over 12 months.
  • The 14GB plan is £8 per month with a £20 reward card. Equivalent to £6.33 per month over 12 months.
  • The 25GB plan is £10 per month with a £20 reward card. Equivalent to £8.33 per month over 12 months.

The following table shows Plusnet’s 12-month offers:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£6.00
£15 reward card
12 months
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited14GB£8.00
£20 reward card
12 months
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
£20 reward card
12 months

The reward card will be sent to you in the post within 45 days of you signing up. It comes in the form of a prepaid Mastercard so you can use it anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

30 Day Rolling Contracts

If you’re looking for greater flexibility, you can get the same deal on a 30-day rolling plan but without the reward card. This gives you freedom to change your plan or to cancel it whenever you need:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£6.00
1 month
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited14GB£8.00
1 month
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£10.00
1 month

If you’re looking for a 30-day SIM-only plan with coverage from EE, Plusnet currently has some of the best deals available on the market. Most other providers will charge a lot more, or will require you to sign up to a lengthy contract to get the best value deals.

Plusnet Mobile Features

4G Coverage From EE

With Plusnet Mobile, you’ll have access to 99% population coverage from EE’s 4G network. According to a recent Rootmetrics report, EE has the UK’s best 4G network, both in terms of having the widest geographical coverage and fastest download speeds on 4G.

You’ll also be able to use tethering and personal hotspot at no extra charge on Plusnet Mobile.

You can check the coverage in your area by entering your postcode on Plusnet’s online coverage map:

Check Plusnet Mobile Coverage (plus.net) →

Both Plusnet and EE are part of the BT Group.

Inclusive EU Roaming

You can use your Plusnet Mobile plan at no extra cost when travelling to more than 40 EU destinations including France, Spain, Italy and Germany. This includes making and receiving phone calls, text messages and using data on your phone.

On plans with more than 20GB data per month, there’s a fair usage policy of 15GB per month in EU Roam Like at Home destinations. Above this, a small surcharge may apply to your data usage abroad.

2GB Extra Data With Plusnet Broadband

If you’re a Plusnet Broadband customer, you’ll benefit from a Data Bonus. This gives you an extra 2GB of data every month on your Plusnet Mobile SIM card. For instance, the £6 plan normally comes with 4GB data per month. If you’re a Plusnet Broadband customer, this will be upgraded to 6GB data per month at no extra cost.

The following table shows the deals that’ll be available to you if you’re a Plusnet Broadband customer:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB
4GB
£6.00
£15 reward card
12 months
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited16GB
14GB
£8.00
£20 reward card
12 months
Plusnet MobileUnlimitedUnlimited27GB
25GB
£10.00
£20 reward card
12 months

You’re still able to get the Plusnet reward card if you’re a Plusnet Broadband customer, making it even better value when you combine a data bonus with a reward card. For instance, you’ll be able to get 6GB data for the equivalent of £4.75 per month (based on the plan costing £6 per month for 12 months, with a £15 reward card).

Smart Cap

On Plusnet Mobile, you’ll be able to set a monthly price cap. This will apply to all out-of-allowance usage such as picture messages (MMS) and premium-rate phone calls. The Smart Cap helps to prevent against unexpected charges and bill shock.

You can set a monthly spend cap between £0 and £30 when you sign up for Plusnet Mobile. For instance, if you have a £6 plan and you choose a £10 Smart Cap, your total bill will never be more than £16 per month. You can think of the Smart Cap as a buffer. It means you’ll never pay more than the amount you’ve set.

Plusnet Mobile App

As a Plusnet Mobile customer, you’ll be able to use the Plusnet Mobile app to see how much data you’ve used, to manage your account and to view your Plusnet Mobile bills. You can also use the app for customer support and for changing your plan.

The Plusnet Mobile app is free and available for the iPhone and for Android devices.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re currently using another mobile network, it’s an easy process to transfer your phone number to Plusnet Mobile.

Start by getting a PAC Code from your old network. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. There’s no charge for getting a PAC Code and you should be sent one within 60 seconds of your request.

Once you’ve received a PAC Code from your old network, you can order your new SIM-only deal from the Plusnet Mobile website. You can provide the PAC Code to Plusnet when you sign up online. Your phone number will then be transferred to Plusnet Mobile on the day after your SIM card arrives.

For a step-by-step guide on moving your phone number to Plusnet Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to Plusnet Mobile

Select your current mobile network:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What SIM-only deals are available from Plusnet Mobile?
At present, Plusnet offers the following SIM-only mobile deals:
  • 4GB for £6 per month: With a £15 reward card when you sign up for 12 months. When you factor this in, it's equivalent to £4.75 per month over 12 months.
  • 14GB for £8 per month: With a £20 reward card when you sign up for 12 months. When you factor this in, it's equivalent to £6.33 per month over 12 months.
  • 25GB for £10 per month: With a £20 reward card when you sign up for 12 months. When you factor this in, it's equivalent to £8.33 per month over 12 months.
Are there any special deals for Plusnet Broadband customers?
Yes. If you’re a Plusnet Broadband customer, you’ll get an extra 2GB of data included every month on your Plusnet Mobile SIM-only plan. This means, for instance, you can get 6GB data for £6, instead of the normal 4GB allowance that everyone else gets.
What coverage will I get on Plusnet Mobile?
You’ll get access to 99% population coverage on EE’s 4G network. You can check the coverage in your area by entering your postcode on Plusnet’s online coverage map.
Can I keep my current phone number?
Yes. It’s really easy to keep your current phone number. Ask your current mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. You can get one free of charge through your mobile network’s app or website, or by texting PAC to 65075. The PAC Code can be provided to Plusnet when you sign up online.

More Information

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

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  • I appreciate your summary of the Plusnet service. As you imply, it is an “EE lite” service. I would not rely on predictions of EE coverage for Plusnet service. As far as I can gather, EE do not allow MVNOs to use the 4G, 800MHz band 20 frequencies. This band gives far greater reach in rural areas and greater penetration in built up areas. I have found that plusnet 4G coverage is very patchy. I have no way of checking but I suspect that one would get better 4G coverage from an MVNO using O2 or even 3 which do allow access to band 20.
    I might add that call forwarding and short code SMS addresses are not supported on plusnet or any other EE MVNOs

  • Hi Ken
    interesting reading your articles , I was with Three PAYG and then swapped to Smarty , but this was before they had introduced roaming and as I was going on holiday I needed to be able to roam and changed to 1P mobile which was fine except outside the bundles the price per mb is actually expensive. I was looking to go back to Smarty but looking around I picked up a deal of unlimited calls & texts plus 1.5GB of data for £5 per month, on Plusnet which is actually cheaper than the Smarty plans. With both 1P mobile and Plusnet using the EE network, I don’t expect any issues & the Opensignal app tells be i am getting EE speeds on both networks. So far I am pleased with the price I am paying.

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