Sim Only Deals
While nearly everyone is familiar with pay as you go deals or mobile phone contracts, not everyone is aware of sim-only deals and the unique set of advantages that they offer. As the name of deal implies, when taking out a sim-only deal, you are just purchasing the network provider’s services. This means that you will have to supply your own mobile phone.
|Provider||Plan||What You Get||Contract Length||Price|
|Ultimate Internet SIM 600||600 Minutes, 5000 Texts and Unlimited Data||12 months||£15.90/mo.|
|Ultimate Internet SIM 200||200 Minutes, 5000 Texts and Unlimited Data||1 month rolling contract||£12.90/mo.|
|VIP Plus Tariff||Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited Data||1 month rolling contract||£18/mo.|
|Essential Tariff||1200 Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 1GB Data||1 month rolling contract||£12/mo.|
|Smartphone||100 Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 100MB Data||12 months||£9.00/mo.|
|Smartphone||300 Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 300MB Data||12 months||£11/mo.|
|SIM only||300 Minutes, 500 Texts and 250MB Data||1 month rolling contract||£11/mo.|
|SIM only||300 Minutes, 500 Texts and 250MB Data||12 months||£9/mo.|
|SIM only||500 Minutes, 500 Texts and 100MB Data||12 months||£9.99/mo.|
|SIM only||500 Minutes, 500 Texts and 100MB Data||1 month rolling contract||£12.99/mo.|
The Advantages of Sim-Only Deals
If you already have a handset, a sim-only deal will work out cheaper than a standard contract as you will not be paying back the cost of the handset every month.
One of the other great things about sim-only deals is that you will not be tied into a lengthy contract. In most cases, sim-only deals work on a 30-day contract which means that if you find a better deal elsewhere, at the end of the month you can switch providers without incurring any termination fees.
Things to look out for
When choosing a sim-only deal, the first thing you will need to look out for is how long the contract is for. Although long contracts generally have lower monthly costs, you will need to be wary that tying yourself to a provider for long period of time could lead to opportunity loss should another network advertise a better deal.
One of the most important things that you will need to take in account when choosing a sim-only deal is how minutes, texts and data you use. Fortunately, network providers understand that you do not use data, minutes and texts in equal proportions and offer a number of plans tailored towards different users.
Finally, once you have taken out your sim-only deal, be sure to keep an eye on the latest offerings from other providers and take advantage of any special offers.