Tesco Mobile offers SIM-only deals from £7.50/month with 4G & 5G coverage from O2. Benefits for Clubcard members include double data with Clubcard Plus.
In the UK, Tesco Mobile currently offers SIM-only deals from £7.50 per month. You’ll get 4G & 5G coverage from O2. There are also a number of benefits for Tesco Clubcard members such as double data if you’re a Clubcard Plus member and the ability to double up your Clubcard vouchers to spend at Tesco Mobile.
In this article, we’ll look at Tesco Mobile’s price plans and at the benefits that are available to Tesco Clubcard members. We’ll also look at other features of Tesco Mobile including the Anytime Upgrade Flex plans and the Frozen Prices promise. We’ll also look at the coverage on Tesco Mobile and how you can keep your current phone number when moving to the network.
|Prices From:||£7.50 per month|
|Contract Length:||12 or 18 month contract (SIM-only deals)
12 to 36 month contract (Pay Monthly phones)
|Unlimited Data:||£25 per month|
- 1 Tesco Mobile Plans
- 2 Tesco Mobile Features
- 3 Network & Coverage
- 4 Keeping Your Phone Number
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 More Information
Tesco Mobile Plans
SIM Only Deals
In the UK, Tesco Mobile offers a choice of SIM-only deals from £7.50 per month. All of their plans come with 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and an allowance of data, with access to 5G at no extra cost if you have a 5G-ready phone.
The following table shows Tesco Mobile’s 12-month SIM-only deals:
Alternatively, you can get a larger allowance of data from £10 per month if you sign up for a longer 18-month contract:
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Until the 31st May 2021, you’ll receive a free 6-month Clubcard Plus subscription when you choose a SIM card costing £12.50/month or more. You can use this to get double data on your Tesco Mobile plan as well as saving 10% on two in-store shops at Tesco each month.
If you have a 5G phone, you can get a Tesco Mobile 5G SIM-only deal. There’s no extra cost for choosing a 5G-ready plan: you’ll just be sent a 5G-ready SIM card instead of a 4G SIM card.
If you want a new mobile phone to go with your Tesco Mobile SIM card, you can choose from a range of devices on the Tesco Mobile website. Handsets currently available from Tesco Mobile include the latest devices from Apple and Samsung.
When you buy a mobile phone from Tesco Mobile, it’ll be offered to you on an Anytime Upgrade Flex contract. You can choose the length of the credit agreement on your phone to be between 12 months and 36 months in length. You can then upgrade at any time by paying off the remainder of the plan.
Pay As You Go
If you want to use Tesco Mobile without a contract or credit check, you can get Tesco Mobile’s Pay As You Go service. There are two different Pay As You Go plans to choose from:
- Rocket Pack bundles start from £7.50 per month and include an allowance of minutes, texts and mobile data.
- Triple Credit has no regular monthly charges. You’ll just pay 25p/minute, 10p/text and 10p/MB for usage of your phone. Each time you top-up your phone, you’ll get some bonus credit that lasts for one month (e.g. a £20 bonus when you top-up by £10).
For more information, see our Tesco Mobile Pay As You Go review.
Tesco Mobile Features
If you’re a Clubcard Plus member, you’ll get double data on all Tesco Mobile plans. This means, for instance, you can get 4GB of data for £7.50 per month (customers without Clubcard Plus will only get 2GB per month).
The following table shows a selection of deals that are available for Clubcard Plus members:
In addition to getting double data on your Tesco Mobile plan, you’ll also earn double Clubcard points on your Tesco Mobile bill. There are also benefits when you shop in-store at Tesco:
- You’ll get 10% off on two big shops each month. This only applies when you shop in-store at Tesco and you can save up to £20 each time you shop (giving you a maximum benefit of £40 per month).
- You’ll get 10% off on a variety of products from Tesco’s own-label brands such as F&F.
- You’ll also be able to apply to Tesco’s Clubcard Plus credit card. Unlike their normal credit card, this has the benefit of no foreign exchange fees.
If you’re not yet a Clubcard Plus member, you can join for £7.99 per month. For most people, there’s currently a one-month free trial available.
Alternatively, until the 31st May 2021, you’ll get 6 months of free Clubcard Plus when signing up on selected Tesco Mobile plans. You’ll get this benefit when choosing a SIM-only plan costing £12.50 per month or more, and when choosing a Pay Monthly contract with at least 6GB of data per month.
Clubcard Vouchers & Points
If you have Clubcard vouchers from Tesco, you can double them up to spend at Tesco Mobile. For instance, a £2 voucher can be doubled up and converted to give you £4 to spend at Tesco Mobile.
For customers who have enough Clubcard vouchers to use on the promotion, this essentially discounts your Tesco Mobile bill to half price. For instance, a £10 per month bill will only require you to use £5 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers each month.
All Tesco Mobile customers will also earn Clubcard points on their Tesco Mobile spend. You’ll normally earn 1 point for every £1 you spend at Tesco Mobile (increased to 2 points per £1 if you’re a Clubcard Plus member). Given you’re able to double up your points to spend on a future Tesco Mobile bill, or triple up your points to spend at another Clubcard Reward partner, it can be equivalent to getting up to 3% back on your Tesco Mobile bill (or up to 6% back if you’re a Clubcard Plus member).
Unlimited Data Plans
Tesco Mobile currently offers an unlimited data plan from £25 per month. This allows you to use as much data as you like without the need to worry about running out of data mid-month. You’ll also get 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and access to O2’s 5G network at no extra cost.
According to Tesco, their unlimited data plan is for personal use only. There are no hidden fair use limits and you can use it inside any mobile device. However, it isn’t permitted to use the SIM card inside a 4G home broadband router.
Anytime Upgrade Contracts
If you buy a mobile phone on contract from Tesco Mobile, you’ll be getting it on an Anytime Upgrade Flex plan. This is split into two separate agreements:
- A credit agreement for your phone. The credit agreement splits up the cost of your phone so you can pay for it over 36 months. Alternatively, you can choose a shorter plan if you like (either 12 months, 18 months, 24 months or 30 months). If you’d like to upgrade your mobile phone, you can do this whenever you like by paying off the remainder of your agreement.
- A 1-month rolling agreement for your usage. This is a separate agreement for your minutes, texts and data. You can flex it whenever you like (e.g. if you need to get more data on your plan).
For more information on how this works, please see the Tesco Mobile website.
According to Tesco Mobile, they’ve never increased their prices for customers in the middle of a contract. In fact, they promise to keep “your prices frozen throughout your contract”.
Tesco Mobile’s Frozen Price Promise sets it apart from many other UK networks. On other networks, there’s an annual price increase built in to your plan (sometimes at a rate of up to 3.9% above the rate of inflation). Over the course of your contract, this can increase the monthly cost of your plan by a few pounds each month.
Network & Coverage
2G, 3G & 4G Coverage From O2
Tesco Mobile uses O2 as their network coverage provider so you’ll get access to the same coverage as customers on O2.
You can expect 99% population coverage when using Tesco’s 2G, 3G and 4G service. Before you sign up, it’s worth making sure you’re able to get coverage from Tesco Mobile where you live. To do this, enter your postcode on Tesco Mobile’s online coverage map:
Check Tesco Mobile Coverage (tescomobile.com) →
For more information, read our guide to O2’s network and coverage. You can also see a full list of other mobile networks that use O2 for coverage.
If you choose a 5G-ready phone or a 5G-ready SIM card, you’ll also get access to O2’s 5G network in the following 193 UK towns & cities:
|Now Live||193 towns and cities are live on Tesco Mobile 5G (May 2023)|
Aberdeen, Allesley, Altrincham, Ambleside, Ashford, Aughton, Aylesbury, Banbury, Banstead, Basildon, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Bilston, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Birstall, Blackburn, Blackpool, Blaydon, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bradley Stoke, Bridge of Don, Brighton, Bristol, Brombourgh, Burton upon Trent, Bury St Edmunds, Byfleet, Calverley, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chadwell St Mary, Chatham, Cheadle, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chertsey, Chesterfield, Chilworth, Chipstead, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Coventry, Danderhall, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Dewsbury, Dinas Powys, Doncaster, Dudley, Dundee, Dunstable, Durham, Dyce, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Eton, Falmer, Gateshead, Gatton Bottom, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gravesend, Grays, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Guildford, Halifax, Harlington London, Harlow, Hastings, Hebburn, Hemel Hempstead, Hextable, High Wycombe, Horwich, Hove, How Wood, Huddersfield, Hull, Inverness, Ipswich, Iver, Jarrow, Joyden’s Wood, Kemprow, Kettering, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Longford, Loughborough, Lowestoft, Luton, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Molesey, Monifieth, Morley, Musselburgh, New Denham, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Orpington, Oxford, Penarth, Peterborough, Plymouth, Plympton, Portsmouth, Potters Bar, Rainham, Reading, Redhill, Richings Park, Rochdale, Rotherham, Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rugby, Salford, Sheffield, Shelf, Shepperton Green, Shinfield, Shirehampton, Slough, Solihull, South Shields, Southampton, Southend-On-Sea, St Albans, Staines-upon-Thames, Stapleford, Stevenage, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Stranraer, Sunbury, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Tatling End, Thornaby-on-Tees, Thorpe, Thundersley, Trumps Green, Tynemouth, Virginia Water, Wakefield, Wallasey, Waltham Abbey, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Wavertree, West Bromwich, Weybridge, Whickham, Whitley Bay, Wickersley, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worthing, Wythenshawe, York
If you’re using Tesco Mobile’s 5G service, you should be able to access average download speeds of around 150Mbps. This is roughly five times faster than Tesco Mobile’s 4G service.
Tethering & Personal Hotspot
Tethering or personal hotspot refers to the process of sharing your smartphone’s internet connection with another device (e.g. with your laptop or tablet). It’s often used as a convenient way to get a mobile broadband connection on other devices.
On Tesco Mobile, you can use tethering and personal hotspot without any restrictions. This includes on Tesco Mobile’s unlimited data SIM card. When you’re tethering or using personal hotspot on your phone, the data usage will simply come out of your normal plan allowance.
You can use your Tesco Mobile SIM card when you travel abroad in more than 100 countries around the world. This is through Tesco Mobile’s international roaming service, which allows you to access partner networks abroad.
If you’re travelling to one of 48 European Home From Home destinations, you can use your Tesco Mobile plan allowances at no extra cost.
If you’re travelling to another destination that isn’t included within the Home From Home offer, you’ll pay Tesco’s standard international roaming rates instead. These will often be much higher (e.g. customers using their Tesco Mobile phone in the USA will pay 89p/minute, 40p/text and £5/MB for data).
Keeping Your Phone Number
If you’re currently using a different mobile network, it’s easy transferring your phone number to Tesco Mobile.
Start by ordering your new SIM-only deal or handset from the Tesco Mobile website. Once you’ve done that, you can request a PAC Code from your current network. You can get one through your mobile network’s website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075.
When your new Tesco Mobile SIM card arrives in the post, put it inside your mobile phone and text PORT to 23424. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions provided and your phone number will normally be transferred over on the next working day.
For step-by-step instructions on transferring your phone number to Tesco Mobile, please select your current mobile network from the drop-down menu below:
Frequently Asked Questions
|What types of plan does Tesco Mobile offer?||
In the UK, Tesco Mobile currently offers the following types of price plan:
|What are the Clubcard member benefits on Tesco Mobile?||
On Tesco Mobile, there are three main benefits of being a Clubcard member:
|Is it possible to get unlimited data on Tesco Mobile?||
Yes. Tesco Mobile offers unlimited data from £25 per month. This plan also includes 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and access to 5G at no extra cost if you have a 5G phone.
|Does Tesco Mobile offer 5G coverage?||
Yes. Tesco Mobile now offers 5G at no extra cost on all of their plans. You’ll just need to order a 5G plan. Tesco Mobile is using O2’s 5G network for coverage.
|What coverage will I get on Tesco Mobile?||
On Tesco Mobile, it’s currently possible to access the following types of coverage:
All of the coverage on Tesco Mobile is provided by O2.
|Can I keep my current phone number?||
Yes. It’s easy keeping your current phone number when joining Tesco Mobile. Simply ask your old mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. You can get one through their website or app, or by texting PAC to 65075. You should then give the PAC Code to Tesco after you sign up by texting PORT to 23424.
For more information, please see the official Tesco Mobile website.
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Do you know if the unlimited plan for £17.50 a month is the lowest it’s ever been with Tesco Mobile? And do you know if clubcard prices stay the same after the contract runs out or will the unlimited plan go back to 25 pounds?
It’s certainly the cheapest I can remember on Tesco Mobile, though I’m not sure if it’s ever been cheaper than that (if so, it was probably quite a long time ago)! As far as I know, the monthly price doesn’t change but it’s worth double checking with Tesco if you want to make sure 🙂
Hope this helps,
Thank you for the clarification 🙂 It seems like a good for me (unlimited EU roaming, fixed prices, and the ability to get discount on your bill with clubcard points) 🙂
Great! Just so you know, the ability to get 2x value when converting clubcard points ends on the 15th June 2022 so I’d try to convert as many as you can before then!
William Hodgson said:
If two or more family members are on the same account, there is a potential to reduce the cost using ‘Family Perks’. For example, on the £6 plan, you can choose a variety of perks including 50p off your bill or 50 Clubcard points. The Clubcard points is a better deal, as you can then exchange them for a £1 voucher which can be credited to your mobile account to reduce your bill.
There is also the potential for cashback by signing up via a Cashback site such as Quidco and Topcashback. Cashback is typically around £30, reducing the cost of a 12-month contract by £2.50 per month.
You can also set up a business account (without needing to provide any proof that you run a business) and get a joining bonus of £30, with further incentives when additional lines are added to the same account.