Talk Home Mobile offers Pay As You Go plans with no contract & no credit check. You’ll get 5G coverage from EE on the plans from 1p/month.
In the UK, Talk Home Mobile offers low-cost Pay As You Go plans with access to 4G & 5G coverage on the EE network. All of the Talk Home Mobile plans are available with no contract and no credit check, giving you the flexibility to change or cancel your plan at any time.
At present, Talk Home Mobile is offering an exclusive range of introductory deals. These include 8GB data for 99p/month for 3 months (£8 per month thereafter) and 20GB data for £3/month for 3 months (£10 per month thereafter). All of their plans come with unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts.
In this article, we’ll review the Talk Home Mobile network, including the plans and special offers available. We’ll also look at the coverage available on Talk Home Mobile, and how you can keep your existing phone number when you switching to their network.
|Plans From:||1p per month for three months, then £5 per month|
|Contract Length:||No contract & no credit check|
|Pay As You Go Rates:||1p/minute
|Coverage:||4G & 5G coverage from EE|
Talk Home Mobile Plans
In the UK, Talk Home Mobile offers Pay As You Go deals with access to 4G & 5G coverage from EE. At present, you can choose from a range of monthly bundles that start from 1p/month for 3 months (£5/month thereafter). Alternatively, you can Pay As You Go at the rates of 1p/minute, 1p/text and 1p/MB.
For most people, the cheapest way to use Talk Home Mobile is to get one of their rolling monthly plans. With the monthly plans from Talk Home Mobile, you’ll get unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, and an allowance of 5G mobile data included.
Although you’re paying on a one-month rolling basis, there’s no contract and no credit check required. You can also change or cancel your plan at any time.
As a special offer for June 2023, there are some exclusive introductory discounts available for new customers joining Talk Home Mobile. These introductory offers can bring the price of your plan down to as little as 1p/month for the first 3 months:
for 3 months, then £5/month
for 3 months, then £8/month
for 3 months, then £10/month
for 3 months, then £15/month
for 3 months, then £20/month
for 3 months, then £35/month
In addition, you’ll get bonus data for the first month when you sign up on selected Talk Home Mobile plans (these are currently the 99p, £3, £4 and £6 plans). This has the effect of doubling your data for the first month. To give an example, you’ll get 8GB bonus data for the first month when you choose Talk Home Mobile’s 99p plan. This has the effect of increasing your data allowance to 16GB for the first month.
Pay As You Go
It’s also possible to use Talk Home Mobile without the need to pay a regular monthly fee. When you opt for their Penny Pro plan, you’ll only pay for what you actually use at the rates of 1p/minute, 1p/text and 1p/MB.
The following table shows Talk Home Mobile’s standard Pay As You Go rates:
|Voice Calls||Free to other Talk Home Mobile customers
18p/minute to other UK mobile networks
10p/minute to UK landlines
|Calls to Voicemail||Free|
|Calls to Special Rate Numbers||15p/minute access charge
+ service charge from the company you’re calling
|Text Message (SMS)||Free to other Talk Home Mobile customers
1p to other UK mobile networks
|Picture Message (MMS)||25p|
Although there are no regular monthly fees on the Penny Pro plan, you’ll need to use your mobile phone for a chargeable activity at least once every 90 days to keep your SIM card active.
Looking across the rest of the UK mobile landscape, the Penny Pro plan from Talk Home Mobile is very similar to the offering from 1pMobile. The main difference is that 1pMobile requires you to add £10 of fresh Pay As You Go credit every 120 days. In contrast, customers on Talk Home Mobile will only need to have a chargeable activity every 90 days (which can include the use of existing Pay As You Go credit that’s already on your account). In addition, you can top-up your phone by as little as £2.50 each time (the minimum top-up is £10 on 1pMobile).
You can call abroad from as little as 1p/minute on Talk Home Mobile. In addition, they offer specialist international calling plans from £10 per month, giving you an allowance of minutes and texts for contacting one of the following destinations:
It’s worth noting that the international plans do not come with any UK allowances included (i.e. you won’t get any UK minutes, UK texts and mobile data with your international plan). For that reason, you’ll need to buy a UK plan in addition to your international plan. Alternatively, you can just pay as you go inside the UK at the rates of 1p/minute, 1p/text and 1p/MB.
Network & Coverage
4G & 5G Coverage From EE
As a Talk Home Mobile customer, you’ll have access to EE’s 4G and 5G networks in the UK. This means you’ll have 99% population coverage on 4G, plus super-fast 5G coverage in more than 1,000 UK towns and cities.
Before you order a Talk Home Mobile SIM card, you can double-check the coverage in your area using the map on EE’s website:
Check Talk Home Mobile Coverage (via ee.co.uk) →
If you’re a Talk Home Mobile customer, you’ll have access to 4G Calling (VoLTE) on compatible devices. They also offer a Talk Home app for making calls over Wi-Fi.
If you’re travelling abroad, you’ll be able to use your Talk Home Mobile plan at no extra cost in the following 31 EU destinations:
- Czech Republic
This is subject to a fair use limit as described on the Talk Home Mobile website.
For more information, see our guide to EU roaming on UK mobile networks.
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re switching to Talk Home Mobile, it’s a straightforward process to keep your current phone number.
Start by ordering your new Pay As You Go plan from the Talk Home Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can get a PAC Code from your old network. This is available through your mobile network’s website or app, or when you text PAC to 65075.
When your new Talk Home Mobile SIM card arrives in the post, you’ll be able to submit your PAC Code through this page. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to choose a date for the number to move over. You’ll also get 1GB of extra data added to your account once the transfer is complete.
For a step-by-step guide on how to transfer your phone number to Talk Home Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop down menu below:
For more information about transferring your phone number between networks, see our full guide to using a PAC Code.
About Talk Home Mobile
Talk Home Mobile is part of the Nowtel telecommunications group.
The ‘Talk Home’ brand first launched in the UK during 2012, originally offering low-cost international calling cards. Nowadays, they offer a full Pay As You Go mobile service under a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with EE. They also offer a Talk Home app for making low-cost international calls.
In the UK, the Nowtel group also powers a number of other UK mobile networks including Now Mobile and RWG Mobile.
For more information, please see the official Talk Home Mobile website. You can also see our in-depth guide to mobile networks using EE coverage.
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