Customers with Clubcard Plus will get double data on all Tesco Mobile plans. You’ll also earn double Clubcard points on your Tesco Mobile spend.

If you’re a member of Tesco’s new Clubcard Plus programme, you can get double data on all Tesco Mobile Pay Monthly plans. This means, for instance, you can get a SIM card with 12GB of data for only £10/month (this normally includes just 6GB of data if you’re not a Clubcard Plus member). You’ll also earn double Clubcard points on your Tesco Mobile spend as a Clubcard Plus customer.

It costs £7.99/month to join the Clubcard Plus programme, giving you a variety of benefits in-store and with Tesco Mobile. Notably, you’ll get 10% off two big shops in-store each month, saving you up to £20 per shop and up to £40 per month. You’ll also get 10% off on a variety of products from Tesco’s own brands like F&F. This is available in addition to getting double data and double Clubcard points at Tesco Mobile.

In this article, we’ll review the Tesco Mobile plans that are available to Clubcard Plus members. We’ll also look at the other Clubcard Plus benefits, along with the coverage you can access on Tesco Mobile and how to keep your existing phone number.

Clubcard Plus Mobile Plans

As a Tesco Clubcard Plus member, you’ll get double data on all Tesco Mobile Pay Monthly plans. This includes SIM-only contracts and Pay Monthly plans with a new phone included.

SIM Only Plans

The easiest way to benefit from double data on Tesco Mobile is getting one of their SIM-only plans from £7.5/month. You’ll get a new Tesco Mobile SIM card with 99% population coverage from the O2 network. The SIM card will slot inside your existing unlocked smartphone, giving you lots of data for a low monthly price.

The most popular SIM-only plan on Tesco Mobile is their £10/month plan. For Clubcard Plus members, there’s a massive 12GB of data included on this plan (doubled from the 6GB of data for non-Clubcard Plus members):

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Tesco Mobile5005,0008GB
4GB
£7.50
12 months
Tesco Mobile1,0005,00012GB
6GB
£10.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00024GB
12GB
£12.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile3,0005,00050GB
25GB
£15.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB
5GB
£15.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000200GB
100GB
£20.00
24 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00040GB
20GB
£20.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000100GB
50GB
£25.00
12 months

Please see the Tesco Mobile website for a full list of their SIM-only plans.

Unfortunately, it isn’t currently possible to get double data on Tesco Mobile’s Pay As You Go plans such as Rocket Packs.

Handsets

You can also get a range of new handsets from Tesco Mobile with double data on their Anytime Upgrade Flex plan. This includes a choice of smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Motorola.

For instance, customers wanting an iPhone 11 from Tesco Mobile can choose from one of the following plans with double data included:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataUpfrontMonthlyTotal Cost
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0004GB
2GB
£0.00
upfront
£41.99
24 months
£1,007.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0004GB
2GB
£60.00
upfront
£39.49
24 months
£1,007.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0004GB
2GB
£120.00
upfront
£36.99
24 months
£1,007.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,0004GB
2GB
£180.00
upfront
£34.49
24 months
£1,007.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB
5GB
£0.00
upfront
£44.99
24 months
£1,079.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB
5GB
£60.00
upfront
£42.49
24 months
£1,079.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB
5GB
£120.00
upfront
£39.99
24 months
£1,079.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00010GB
5GB
£180.00
upfront
£37.49
24 months
£1,079.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00040GB
20GB
£0.00
upfront
£49.99
24 months
£1,199.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00040GB
20GB
£60.00
upfront
£47.49
24 months
£1,199.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00040GB
20GB
£120.00
upfront
£44.99
24 months
£1,199.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00040GB
20GB
£180.00
upfront
£42.49
24 months
£1,199.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000100GB
50GB
£0.00
upfront
£54.99
24 months
£1,319.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000100GB
50GB
£60.00
upfront
£52.49
24 months
£1,319.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000100GB
50GB
£120.00
upfront
£49.99
24 months
£1,319.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,000100GB
50GB
£180.00
upfront
£47.49
24 months
£1,319.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB
10GB
£0.00
upfront
£59.99
24 months
£1,439.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB
10GB
£60.00
upfront
£57.49
24 months
£1,439.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB
10GB
£120.00
upfront
£54.99
24 months
£1,439.76
Tesco Mobile5,0005,00020GB
10GB
£180.00
upfront
£52.49
24 months
£1,439.76
To show you the most relevant plans, 15 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

Please see the Tesco Mobile website for a full list of available handsets.

Tesco Clubcard Points

As a Clubcard Plus customer, you’ll earn double points on all of your spend at Tesco Mobile. This equates to 2 Clubcard points for every £1 you spend on your Tesco Mobile bill. These points are worth 2p if you spend them in-store, 4p if you use them towards a future Tesco Mobile bill, or 6p if you redeem them at a range of Clubcard Boost partners.

Regardless of whether you’re a normal Clubcard member or a Clubcard Plus member, you can decide to double up your Clubcard vouchers at Tesco Mobile. This means, for instance, a £5 Tesco voucher can be doubled up to £10 when spent at Tesco Mobile. You can use this to get your Tesco Mobile bill for “half price” (e.g. using a £5 voucher every month to pay your £10/month bill).

Other Benefits

Besides the double data and double Clubcard points you get with Tesco Mobile, the main benefit of joining Tesco’s Clubcard Plus programme is the 10% discount you get on 2 big shops in-store each month. You can save up to £20 per shop with the discount, and up to a maximum of £40 per month.

In order to break even on your £7.99 subscription fee, you’ll need to spend £80 in Tesco each month (either in a single transaction or split across two separate transactions). If you spend more than £80 per month, you should see an overall saving by having the Clubcard Plus discount.

You’ll also get 10% off on products from selected Tesco brands (F&F, Fred & Flo, Carousel, Tesco Pet, Fox & Ivy and Go Cook). According to Tesco, there will also be additional benefits launching in 2020 such as a new Clubcard Plus credit card from Tesco Bank.

Comparison to Alternatives

In our opinion, the Clubcard Plus double data offer often makes Tesco Mobile a market-leading deal.

To give an example, you can get 12GB of data for £10/month if you have Clubcard Plus. This compares as follows to what you’d get on rival mobile networks:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Virgin MobileUnlimitedUnlimited15GB£10.00
24 months
ThreeUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
12 months
VodafoneUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£10.00
12 months
Tesco Mobile1,0005,00012GB
6GB
£10.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
12 months
VOXIUnlimitedUnlimited8GB£10.00
1 month
giffgaffUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£10.00
1 month
O2UnlimitedUnlimited5GB£10.00
18 months
Virgin MobileUnlimitedUnlimited4GB£10.00
12 months
O2UnlimitedUnlimited2GB£10.00
12 months
To show you the most relevant plans, 2 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

This comparison assumes you’re already paying £7.99/month for Clubcard Plus. If you aren’t, you’ll need to consider the additional cost of this subscription. This may make rival mobile networks better overall value.

For more information, see our full comparison of SIM-only deals in the UK.

Network & Coverage

2G, 3G & 4G Coverage From O2

Tesco Mobile is a virtual network operator, making use of 2G, 3G and 4G coverage from O2. As a customer of Tesco Mobile, this means you’ll have access to 99% population coverage from the O2 network.

Before signing up for the Tesco Mobile network, we’d strongly recommend double-checking the coverage in your area:

Check Tesco Mobile Coverage (tescomobile.com) →

For more information, please see our in-depth guide to the coverage on O2.

At present, Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling are not available to customers on Tesco Mobile.

5G Coverage

At present, 5G coverage isn’t available to customers on Tesco Mobile. However, Tesco have said that 5G coverage will launch on their mobile network in “early 2020”. It isn’t currently known whether you’ll be able to access 5G coverage on existing price plans or whether you’ll need to upgrade to a new 5G plan.

When 5G coverage launches on Tesco Mobile next year, it’ll be available in the same places as 5G coverage on O2:

Now Live30 towns and cities are live on O2 5G (May 2020)
Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Chatham, Coventry, Derby, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Newcastle, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield, Slough, South Shields, Stoke-on-Trent
Planned &
Announced
20 towns and cities planned
Aberdeen, Birkenhead, Brighton, Cambridge, Hove, Kingston-upon-Thames, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Sunderland, Warrington, Wolverhampton (Summer 2020)
Blackpool, Bournemouth, Eton, Guildford, Reading, Windsor (January 2020)

For more information, see our city-by-city guide to the rollout of 5G in the UK.

International Roaming

If you’re travelling abroad to another country, you can use your mobile phone through Tesco Mobile’s international roaming service.

In 48 European Home From Home destinations, you’ll be able to use your normal UK allowances at no extra charge. This includes the double data allowance you receive as a Clubcard Plus customer.

If you’re travelling to countries outside of Europe, additional roaming rates will apply. This can sometimes be prohibitively expensive (e.g. £5/MB in the USA) so remember to double-check the costs before you depart.

Keeping Your Phone Number

If you’re switching from another network to Tesco Mobile to take advantage of their double data offer, it’s a straightforward process to keep your current phone number.

Start by ordering your new phone or SIM card from the Tesco Mobile website. Once you’re signed up, you’ll need to input your Tesco Mobile phone number within the Clubcard Plus app or account area to get the double data allowance added to your account.

To transfer the phone number from your old network, get a PAC Code from your old mobile network’s website or app. Alternatively, you can text PAC to 65075. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions on Tesco’s website to complete the number transfer process.

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

PAC Code Finder: Transfer Your Phone Number to Tesco Mobile

Select your current mobile network:

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More Information

For more information about Clubcard Plus and the double data offer, please see the official Tesco Mobile website.

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