Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SIM Only by Price

We have collated all of the best SIM deals available in the most popular price points for users and created useful quick reference tables. If you have a particular budget in mind you can skip to the relevant price by clicking on these links –

£10 SIM only deals | £15 SIM only deals | £20 SIM only deals | £25 SIM only deals | £30 SIM only deals

If you are a light phone user and you are looking for the cheapest SIM contracts available, then the following £10 pay monthly plans will appeal to you. Included with £10 SIM’s are often a high numbers of free texts included as standard in the tariff (sometimes unlimited) so if you use text messaging a lot, a £10 SIM only tariff could be the perfect plan for you which mixes affordability with features.

£10 SIM only deals

Network Operator Package Name Contract Duration Included Minutes Included Texts Added Extras Monthly Cost More Info
BT SIM Only BT SIM Only £5.00** 12 months 200 unlimited 500MB data allowance free & unlimited BT Wifi hotspots access £5.00 see deal
Virgin Mobile Virgin SIM Only £6.00 30 days 300 unlimited 600MB 4G data allowance free £6.00 see deal
3 mobile Three Advanced Plan SIM £9 12 months 200 unlimited Free 500MB of 4G data + Personal Hotspot £9.00 see deal

£15 SIM only deals

The £15 per month SIM only range of deals are a great all-round offering when comparing value, free texts and free minutes. Popular SIM deals for £15 include the Orange dolphin SIM only as well as the T-Mobile flex £15 SIM only.

Most of the SIM only contracts in the £15 per month range include unlimited free texts so this is definitely one of the best deals to opt for if you are a heavy texter. For people that use voice calls more, you may want to look at SIM only contracts that range in the £20 to £30 price bracket.

Network Operator Package Name Contract Duration Included Minutes Included Texts Added Extras Monthly Cost More Info
EE 1GB EE SIM Only 12 months 1000 unlimited 1GB of upto 20Mbps 4G data + 3 months free BT Sport app access £14.99 see deal
O2 O2 Simplicity £15.00 12 months unlimited unlimited 1GB of 4G data + free O2 WiFi £15.00 see deal
Vodafone Vodafone SIM Only 8GB Plan 12 months unlimited unlimited 8GB of 4G data free + 500Mb free roaming data £17.00 see deal
3 mobile Three Advanced Plan SIM £15 12 months 600 unlimited Free 8GB of 4G data + Personal Hotspot £15.00 see deal

£20 SIM only deals

If you are as much of a talker as you are a texter, then one of the £20 SIM only deals on offer could be a very good option for you. Most of the SIM only plans for £20 include unlimited free texts and the number of free minutes offered tends to vary between 600 – 900 minutes. See the comparison table below for details.

Popular SIM deals for £20 include the O2 simplicity SIM only and the T-Mobile solo 20 SIM only offer.

The number of inclusive minutes included on the £20 SIM only tariffs are sufficient for most casual users, but if you need that little bit extra talk time or you are worried that you will exceed the free minutes on offer, you can always check out the £25 to £30 price range of deals.

Network Operator Package Name Contract Duration Included Minutes Included Texts Added Extras Monthly Cost More Info
EE 2GB EE SIM Only 12 months unlimited unlimited 2GB of upto 60Mbps 4G data + 3 months free BT Sport app access £17.99 see deal
O2 O2 Simplicity £20.00 12 months unlimited unlimited 10GB of 4G data + free O2 WiFi £20.00 see deal
Vodafone Vodafone SIM Only 20GB Plan 12 months unlimited unlimited 20GB of 4G data free + 2GB free roaming data £20.00 see deal
3 mobile Three Advanced Plan SIM £20 12 months unlimited unlimited Free 8GB of 4G data + Personal Hotspot £20.00 see deal

£25 SIM only deals

With a £25 SIM only tariff you are going to get a high level of free text messages as well as free call minutes. There are deals out there that can give you unlimited free texts and over 1,000 free talk minutes – all for only £25 per month! Also keep an eye on the amount of free data transfer that the networks offer at this price point. For the vast majority of people that use their phone to check Facebook or Twitter, the data levels at £25 per month will be more than enough.

Some of the popular SIM only deals for £25 include the O2 Simplicity SIM only, Vodafone SIM only and the T-Mobile solo 25 SIM only offer.

The number of inclusive free minutes included on the £25 SIM only tariffs are sufficient for most medium to high phone users. If you are concerned that you would go over your allotted free minutes you could also check out the £30 deals.

Network Operator Package Name Contract Duration Included Minutes Included Texts Added Extras Monthly Cost More Info
EE 10GB EE SIM Only 12 months unlimited unlimited 10GB of upto 90Mbps 4G data + 12 months free BT Sport app access £23.00 see deal
O2 O2 Simplicity £25.00 12 months unlimited unlimited 20GB of 4G data + free O2 WiFi £25.00 see deal
Vodafone Vodafone SIM Only 25GB Plan 12 months unlimited unlimited 25GB of 4G data free + 4GB free roaming data + 12 months Now TV Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile TV £25.00 see deal

£30 SIM only deals

The £30 SIM only deals are the top end sim only plans available on the market today. They are specifically targeted towards high end mobile phone users who use their phone very heavily for both texts and voice calls. There are deals available that include nearly 2,000 free minutes per month.

The number of inclusive free minutes included on the £30 SIM only tariffs is sufficient for most high end phone users. So if you use your phone a lot for voice calls and want a lot of free minutes on your package, a £30 SIM only deal is the choice for you. Data transfer should not be a problem as there are generous free allowances for those that like to surf the Internet on their phones and check their emails.

Network Operator Package Name Contract Duration Included Minutes Included Texts Added Extras Monthly Cost More Info
EE 30GB EE SIM Only 12 months unlimited unlimited 30GB of upto 90Mbps 4G data + 12 months free BT Sport app access £30.00 see deal
3 mobile Three Advanced Plan SIM £32 12 months unlimited unlimited All you can eat 4G data + Personal Hotspot £32.00 see deal

** BT SIM only prices are cheaper for existing BT customers (BT customer price shown in our comparison table).

Benefits of SIM Only

At the lower end of the contract range, £5 per month represents one of the cheapest monthly phone contracts on the market today which offers great value for those on a tight budget.

SIM only offers are generally 30 day contracts – this means that you are only tied to the contract for 30 days, which gives you the flexibility to terminate the contract quickly if you need to. On the other hand, you can continue to get the SIM only deal for as long as you like because the contract will continue to roll month by month until you choose to stop it.

A new phone is not required when taking out a SIM only contract because you will be able to insert the SIM card from a SIM only contract directly into your existing mobile phone. Sometimes it is necessary to unlock the phone before doing so, but this is a quick and simple process.

SIM only deals offer the best value for texts and inclusive minutes of any mobile phone tariffs with the flexibility of not being tied into a 12, 18 or 24 month contract unless you so choose.