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Several cheap and cheerful SIM-Only deals (giving mins, txts and data) @ various suppliers

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*** After 18 months of keeping this updated I retired this deal in mid Jul 2013. (See more about that a few of posts down on the homepage for this deal). Since then AhmadCentral has taken on (with my blessing btw) the second role of "Doctor SIM" and you can find all the latest information in the deal "Best Sim Only Deals! (MEGATHREAD)" ***


This is a regularly updated summary of the best SIM-Only deals currently available in the UK (a sub-set of the 200+ tariffs available) offering at least 100 mins, 100 texts and 100MB data (and typically a LOT more). It includes special versions for iPhones & Blackberry and some of the deals are often so cheap that they'd be great as an alternative to PAYG or for non-smartphones (i.e. ignore the data).

The best deals are shown for each of the main UK mobile operators. For each operator the NETWORK used is shown in brackets. There may be lots of operators in the UK but there are really only four networks - Vodafone, O2, Three and EE (Orange/T-Mobile) and all of the operators use one or other of these networks. IT'S ESSENTIAL TO ONLY PICK DEALS ON NETWORKS WHICH PROVIDE GOOD COVERAGE WHERE YOU NEED IT. If you are unsure of coverage for a particular network then ask someone who uses them or get a PAYG SIM and try it.

Every deal is shown in the same format. First is the name of the tariff (i.e. how it's identified by the operator); next is the current monthly cost (after any offers) and contract length (i.e. your commitment); then the number of minutes, texts & data included in this tariff; then the amount of cashback (if any) available from TCB or Quidco; last is the effective monthly cost, calculated over the contract term after all discounts/cashback. Footnotes are included for each operator to help clarify any big pros and cons.

Cashback is not the same as "redemption" cash claims. Cashback is not guaranteed, but you are very likely to get it (95%+?) and there is no effort required after placing the order (i.e. no "claims" over the contract term). Mishaps do sometimes occur with cashback but most problems occur with the initial "tracking" in the first 3 days after placing your order and when you are still in the cancellation window, which gives you a way out. However, if you really cannot afford the deal without the cashback then don't do it!

Thank you for all your comments and hot votes, and thank you to everyone who's contributed to the discussion (all 160+ pages of it!). The deal has had more than 850k hits and is currently the hottest deal on HUKD. More importantly though it seems to have helped a large number of people save money and I hope it continues to do so.


LATEST NEWS (Updated Monday 8th July 2013)
======================================
- Welcome to the last ever update! After 18mos on this deal it's time for a rest! I need to get back to my life!
- Thank you for all your comments and heat, and particular thanks to everyone else who helped to answer the questions posted here. If it weren't for the "community" I would have given up a long time ago!
- The deal is set to expire next Monday. If you want to keep track of it then bookmark it or subscribe to it now. Also, I may not be doing more updates but if I see anything hot I'll post them as standalone deals. If you want to be alerted then you can always "follow" me.
- Finally, when I started this thread the hottest deal on HUKD was the notorious fleshlight! We overtook that about 15mos back at about 6000 degrees, so it suits my binary/mathematical nature to bow out at about double that! 14000+ degrees should be quite a nice new target for someone to aim for! :-)
- So long and thanks for all the fish! Mark

- THREE - New tariffs/same cashback - Go for it! - "One Plan" a bargain (eff.£9.87/mo)!
- VODAFONE - New tariffs/cashback rates - £13 tariff good value after c/b (eff.£7.17/mo)!
- O2 - New 12mos tariff at £8/mo! Only for a light user, but good value after c/b (eff.£3.83/mo)!
- TALKTALK - 12mo tariffs have double data (TalkTalk customers only)
- TALKMOBILE - No offers. Normal c/b - £8/£8/£25/£5+£30
- ORANGE - No offers. Normal c/b - £20/£30/£30/£50
- T-MOBILE - Normal c/b - £25/£25/£50/£50
- TESCO - No offers. Normal c/b - 1x tariff rate
- OVIVO - No offers. No c/b.
- O2 - Normal £50 c/b
- VIRGIN - No offers. No c/b
- GIFFGAFF - No offers. Normal £5 c/b
- VECTONE - No change
- USEFUL LINKS - See the latest weekly News Summary post (8th July)


DEALS OF THE WEEK
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SMART/iPHONE - THREE Ess.Int.SIM600 12m - £9.90/mo 12mo - 600m, 5000t, 1GB - £48.30+ TCB - eff. £5.87
BLACKBERRY - T-MOBILE £8.00 SIMO (12m) - £8/mo12mo - 250m, 500t, 500MB - £25 TCB/Quidco - eff. £5.92/mo
- Blackberry users should check Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Virgin or O2 for best deals
HIGH USE - THREE One Plan 12m - £15/mo 12mo - 2000m, (+5000m On Net), 5000t, Unltd - £61.47+ TCB - eff. £9.87/mo
- Not for Blackberry. High use Blackberry checkout Vodafone or Virgin


BEST CURRENT DEALS BY OPERATOR
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TALK MOBILE (Vodafone network)
SIMple £5 1mo - 100m, 100t, 100MB - £8 TCB/Quidco - eff. £5.00/mo + 7wks free
SIMple £8 6mo - 300m, 1000t, 500MB - £8 TCB/Quidco - eff. £6.67/mo
SIMple £8 Data 12mo - 100m, 200t, 1GB - £25 TCB/Quidco - eff. £5.91/mo
SIMPLE £12 6mo* - 600m, 3000t, 750MB - £30 chequeback + £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £6.17/mo
SIMPLE £18 6mo** - 1500m, 3000t, 1GB - £50 chequeback + £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £8.83/mo
- * Available via TalkMobile resellers e2save & mobiles.co.uk
- ** Available via TalkMobile reseller mobiles.co.uk
- MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost on all the above tariffs.
- No obvious Blackberry SIMO support?

THREE (Three network)
Ess.Int.SIM200 12m - £6.90/mo 12mo - 200m, 5000t, 500MB - £21.95+ TCB - eff. £5.07/mo
- Add AYCE data (on a monthly basis) for £5/mo CHECK THIS!!! - eff. £10.07/mo
Ult.Int.SIM200 30d - £12.90/mo 30d - 200m, 5000t, Unltd - £25+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £12.90/mo + 2mo free
Ess.Int.SIM600 12m - £9.90/mo 12mo - 600m, 5000t, 1GB - £48.30+ TCB - eff. £5.87
One Plan 12m - £15/mo 12mo - 2000m, (+5000m On Net), 5000t, Unltd - £61.47+ TCB - eff. £9.87/mo
- Cashback rates as currently advertised but haven't been updated since tariff overhaul
- Use can be capped.
- Tethering allowed on "One Plan" but not allowed on others.
- MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost on all the above tariffs.
- Blackberry support (BIS) can be added for extra £5/mo(!) - Go elsewhere!

ORANGE (EE - Orange Network - roams on T-Mobile)
SIMO £8 12mos - £8/mo 12mo - 500mins, 500t, 100MB - £20+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £6.33/mo
SIMO £11 12mos - £11/mo 12mo - 1000mins, 3000t, 250MB - £30+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £8.50/mo
SIMO £16 12mos - £16/mo 12mo - 2000mins, 3000t, 500MB - £30+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £13.50/mo
The Works 12mos - £21/mo 12mo - unltd mins, 3000t, 1GB - £50+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £16.83/mo
- Blackberry, MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost on above tariffs
- Reduce commitment to 1mo for £2/mo extra
- Voice mail chargeable at 35p/min (free on The Works)
- Tethering not allowed - chargeable at £1/day(!)
- Includes Orange Weds & 1 magic number (an Orange no. to call for free) + 1 more every 6mos
- U24 scheme for 16-24 y.o's adds free Orange/T-Mob calls and 1GB data for no extra charge

VODAFONE (Vodafone network)
£9.00 SIMO - £9.00/mo 12mo - 300m, 500t, 250MB - £25 Quidco - eff. £6.92/mo
£13.00 SIMO - £13.00/mo 12mo - 900m, 3000t, 500MB - £70 Quidco - eff. £7.17/mo
£16.00 SIMO - £16.00/mo 12mo - 1200m, 3000t, 750MB - £100 Quidco - eff. £7.67/mo
Vodafone RED - £21.00/mo 12mos - unltd mins, 3000t, 1GB data - £130 Quidco - eff. £10.17/mo
- Reduce commitment to 1mo for £2/mo extra
- Includes 750MB of BT Openzone.
- Blackberry, MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost
- Employee Advantage Scheme gives 10-20% discount if you or a friend work in certain places

T-MOBILE (EE - T-Mobile Network - roams on Orange)
£8.00 SIMO (12m) - £8/mo 12mo - 250m, 500t, 500MB - £25+ TCB - eff. £5.92/mo
£11.00 SIMO (12m) - £11/mo 12mo - 500m, 5000t, 1GB - £25+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £8.92/mo
£16.00 SIMO (12m) - £16/mo 12mo - 1000m 5000t, 3GB - £50+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £11.83/mo
£21 Full Monty (12m) - £21/mo 12m - 2000m, 5000t, unltd data - £50+ TCB/Quidco - eff. £16.83/mo
- Data allowance is for streaming/downloads. Browsing is unlimited
- Reduce commitment to 1mo for £2/mo extra
- Blackberry, MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost on any tariff with data

TESCO (O2 network)
SIM only - £7.50/mo 12mo - 250m, 5000t, 500MB - £7.50 TCB/Quidco - eff. £6.87/mo
SIM only - £10.00/mo 12mo - 750m, 5000t, 500MB - £10 TCB/Quidco - eff. £9.17/mo
SIM only - £10.00/mo 12mo - 500m, 5000t, 1GB - £10 TCB/Quidco - eff. £9.17/mo
SIM only - £15.00/mo 12mo - 1000m, 5000t, 2GB - £15 TCB/Quidco - eff. £13.75/mo
- Spending can be capped at no extra cost on all Tesco tariffs
- MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available
- Apple users can run standard Tesco contracts on smaller SIMs to save ££
- Family Perks scheme gives 150m or 250MB extra for multiple contracts
- Blackberry users pay more - better off elsewhere

O2 (O2 network)
£8/mo 12mo - 100m (+100m On Net), unltd txt, 100MB - £50 TCB/Quidco - eff. £3.83/mo
£11/mo 12mo - 300m (+300m On Net), unltd txt, 250MB - £50 TCB/Quidco - eff £6.83/mo
£16/mo 12mo - 600m (+500m On Net), unltd txt, 500MB - £50 TCB/Quidco - eff £11.83/mo
£21/mo 12mo - unltd mins, unltd txts, 1GB data - £50 TCB/Quidco - eff. £16.83/mo
- Blackberry, MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available at no extra cost on above tariffs
- Generally regarded as best customer service

VIRGIN MOBILE (T-Mobile network - roams on Orange)
Mobile SIMO £7 - £7.00/mo 30day - 150m, 3000t, 500MB - No cashback - eff. £7.00/mo
Starter SIMO £10 - £10.00/mo 30day - 250m, 3000t, 1GB - No cashback - eff. £10.00/mo
Essential SIMO £12 - £12.00/mo 30day - 1200m, 3000t, 1GB - No cashback - eff. £12.00/mo
VIP SIMO £15 - £15.00/mo 30day - unltd mins, 3000t, unltd - eff. £15.00/mo
- MicroSIMs now readily available
- Blackberry no extra cost on equivalent VM tariffs
- Unlimited data may be speed capped after 3.5GB
- Cheaper offers for Virgin Media customers (inc. free calls to Virgin Mobile), Students (15% off) & for threatening to leave!

GIFF GAFF (O2 network)
Goodybag - £7.50 30d term - 200m (+unltd On Net), Unltd txt, 250MB - £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £7.50/mo + 20 days free
Goodybag - £10 30d term - 500m (+unltd On Net), Unltd txt, 1GB - £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £10/mo + 2 wk free
Goodybag - £12 30d term - 250m (+unltd On Net), Unltd txt, unltd net - £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £12/mo + 13 days free
Goodybag - £15 30d term - 400m (+unltd On Net), Unltd txt, unltd net - £5 TCB/Quidco - eff. £15/mo + 10 days free
- Tethering allowed on £10 Goodybag (1GB), but not on other tariffs
- Free calls to other GG numbers; call credits for calls received; no contract (Goodybags last 30days)
- MicroSIMs & NanoSIMs available.
- Add £3/mo for Blackberry.

OVIVO (Vodafone network)
Phone Freedom - £0/mo no term - 150m (+unltd On Net), 250t, 500MB - No cashback - £15 set-up, £0/mo after
- A PAYG-like tariff with £15 initial top-up/set-up.
- A bit light on allowances, but it doesn't get any cheaper than this (£0/mo!), subsidised by advertising.
- Ovivo may suspend service if you don't use it for 60 days.

VECTONE (EE/Orange/T-Mobile network?)
PAYM Popular 300 - £5/mo 30day - 300m (+1000m On Net), 300t (+1000t On Net), 300MB - no cashback - eff.£5/mo
PAYM Popular 1000 - £10/mo 30day - 1000m (+5000m On Net), 1000t (+5000t On Net), 1GB - no cashback - eff.£10/mo
- Calls to Vectone may be chargeable? (i.e. may be outside another operator's bundle)

TALKTALK MOBILE (Vodafone nework)
Medium Plan 12mo - £7.50 12mos - 300m, 3000t, 1GB - No cashback - eff. £7.50/mo
Large Plan 12mo - £15.00 12mos - 1000m, 3000t, 4GB - No cashback - eff. £15.00/mo
- No support for iPhones or Blackberry
- For Existing TalkTalk customers only

OTHERS
Asda Mobile (Vodafone network) - No competitive offerings

FINAL THOUGHTS
- If you are already with a network and want an additional SIM these are often available at a discount. Phone them and ask!
- For anyone reaching the end of a contract it is definitely worth trying to haggle. Good value retention deals are sometimes available and will avoid any cashback risks and porting hassles. Even if you are quite shy, a simple, friendly and polite phone call saying you are thinking of leaving and asking for more for less might generate a good Upgrade offer there and then. However, if you are getting nowhere just ask for a "PAC" and wait a couple of days. The company's Retentions Team might phone you back a day or two later and offer you something better. Once you have a PAC you are under no obligation to use it, and you have about 4 weeks to do so (to transfer your number to another operator and terminate your contract with the present one. Until (and unless) you use the PAC things will simply continue with your current network so you haven't burnt any bridges. (Good link in msg 434)
- Finally, if you cannot negotiate any good deal to stay with your operator, are paying a lot and can't find your perfect deal just yet (maybe waiting for release of a new phone?) then consider porting your number away to a 3rd-party PAYG or 30day contract (e.g. Virgin). That could save you money in the short term AND give you the best starting point to jump on any new offers when they appear.

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Top Comments (5)

    kunyk
    buglawton
    This thread comes up top on Google but the initial post is now woefully out of date.
    Can it be edited by the initial poster? There ought to be a 'sticky' trread function in HKUD!

    E.g. Virgin Mobile have a SIM only deal, talk+texts+data fro £7/mo


    are you demented? OP updates his post every week.

    also, what's this then:

    VIRGIN MOBILE (Orange/T-Mobile network)
    Mobile SIMO £7 - £7.00/mo 30day - 125m, 2500t, 500MB - No cashback - eff. £7.00/mo
    qyestionmark
    Thanks and goodbye!

    Ok everyone that's it. I have said for the last few weeks that this was approaching the end and tonight's update was a bit of a trial (quite a lot of change), and quite frankly after 18 months of updates I can't face another one! Sorry!

    It's been a genuine pleasure to help so many people save a lot of money over the last year and a half and I've really enjoyed the community here. The posts have always been respectful & supportive and generally on topic and I think we've all learned a lot. As best I can tell the deal seems to have had 850k+ hits over the last 18mos and is currently running at about 25k/month. That's quite a lot of interest for a deal which isn't in the spotlight. As I've said previously, HUKD isn't really geared up for a "maintained" deal like this and does nothing to support/publicise it, so I am amazed that so many folks stop by and that the heat continues to trickle upwards (suggesting that new folks somehow continue to find it!).

    As I said in the latest update the deal is set to expire next Monday. If you want to keep track of it (to look something up) then bookmark it or subscribe to it now. Also, I may not be doing more updates but if I see anything hot I'll post them as standalone deals. If you want to be alerted then you can always "follow" me.

    Particular thanks to everyone who has taken the time to thank me and say how much they've saved. It's been a real pleasure learning that my efforts have made a tangible difference to people.


    Finally some general thoughts and observations on SIMO offers. The SIMO market was quite a different place 18mos ago. When I started writing this deal a lot of the offerings were very similar. Almost all the players had offerings at 300mins, 600mins, etc, and there wasn't a lot of distinction between providers. giffgaff was the new kid on the block and generally adored because it gave unlimited data at a low price (£10). It wasn't particularly generous on minutes but it stood out. One thing that might have also made a difference was the text bundle, with different operators giving quite different allowances at the different price points. Finally, operators seemed more likely to haggle to keep your trade......

    What a difference 18mos makes!

    1. Giffgaff discovered the true cost of unlimited data so reduced allowances or put prices up!
    2. Texts became less important, so unlimited texts became the norm.
    3. Operators seemed less prepared to haggle.
    4. Minutes (and packages generally) got cheaper, though data pricing has stayed flat or gone up!
    5. The price of the entry level tariffs have stayed flat - almost impossible to find anything less than £5/mo then or now, but consistently a lot of offerings in the £5-£7 region.
    6. The price of high end tariffs has crashed. These were consistantly in the £20-£30+ region, and are now in the £10-£20 region!
    7. The premium you pay to run a Blackberry or iPhone has all but disappeared. Three remain the last main network to charge Blackberry users more, but that's because they want to keep their network fast (and Blackberrys clutter networks!)
    8. The cost difference between 1mos and 12mos tariffs is now standardising at £2/mo!
    9. Operators have tried to distinguish their offerings and differentiate themselves.....

    In this last respect it is now extremely hard to compare like with like. At the start you could say "I want 600mins" and find 5 tariffs from different operators giving you exactly 600mins, and most of these had the same data allowance too so all very easy to compare! Now it's the exact opposite (especially today, where Vodafone have just become the last operator to ditch this uniformity). Almost all the operators now have offerings which are subtley different from their competitors. The wheel has completely turned - you can get unlimited texts from everyone, and nothing similar on mins/data from anyone! The distinction is especially clear on sister companies Orange and T-Mobile - hi mins, low data from the former and low mins, hi data from the latter! But whilst that's the extreme there is now a full spectrum of mins/data mixes!

    Wow! What an 18mos! No wonder I need a rest! :)



    Edited By: qyestionmark on Aug 05, 2013 10:16: tidy up. some info added.
    kunyk
    chapsuk
    expired? why?


    some moron thinks there's no better fun than to hit expire button.
    gavinmit
    Who keeps expiring this? It's one of the most useful threads on the site and expiring it makes it a nightmare to find.

    If you go on Google and search for it you even get auto-suggests for the "hotukdeals sim only thread" - people want to see it and find it useful, stop making it difficult for them for no good reason.
    qyestionmark
    WEEKLY UPDATE - Mon 17th Dec - 10901 degrees

    I've just done the main weekly update and this is the most significant news. Most of this is summarised in the Latest News section of the main deal but there is more information below and this post is sticky in case anyone needs to refer back to it later (unlike the main deal which has no history).

    - TALKMOBILE - No obvious changes to any of the TalkMobile tariffs this week. Normal casback rates. Quidco have £8 on 1mo contracts & £10 on 6mo contracts. TCB have £25 on 12mos contracts.

    - THREE - *** NOTE - NEW THREE TARIFF MAY BE IMMINENT!! (More mins/data at £6.90) see - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/three-mobile-sim-only-300min-3000-text-1gb-data-6-90-1413847 ****
    Otherwise no real change. TCB rates are still slightly better than Quidco at £42.92/£48.30/£48.30. Three (again) remains as the Deal of the Week for regular Smartphones and iPhones - THREE Ess.Int.SIM200 - £6.90/mo 12mo - 200m, 5000t, 500MB - £42.92 TCB - eff. £3.32/mo - Add AYCE data for £5/mo (on a monthly basis) - eff.£8.32/mo

    - ORANGE - Excellent £50 cashback offer on Dolphin £7 contract. TCB states this ends Weds, but Quidco have the same offer without an advertised end date? Normal cashback rates this week on Panther - i.e. £35 & £45.

    - VODAFONE - Another week of poor cashback. The pattern currently seems to be one week with good offers from both TCB & Quidco followed by one week of poor offers. TCB levels are slightly better than Quidco - i.e. £30, £50, £60.

    - T-MOBILE - No change. Still have various12mos tariffs on offer (£2.50 off) and Full Monty (unltd everything) at £21/mo (with £60 cashback!), or buy via Chitter Chatter or Mobile Place for £5.50/mo cashback.

    - O2 - No change. Still have various plans/combinations on offer, including 12mos unltd mins, unltd texts, 1GB at £20/mo. Normal cashback offers this week from TCB and Quidco at £50. They still have their "On & On" high use tariffs (unltd talk/text + 1GB) on offer at £20/mo.

    - TESCO - No change. Whilst not having the best deals overall, Tesco now has some keen offerings for people wanting only 30day commitments. (FWIW, TCB have confirmed that Tesco Mobile c/b does not apply to the SIMO tariffs).

    - VIRGIN - Stated on their website that micro-SIMs and nano-SIMs are now readily available. With Vodafone having a poor week Virgin have stolen the DOTW for Blackberry (though it's close with T-Mobile!) - VIRGIN Mobile SIMO £7 - £7.00/mo 30day - 150m, 2500t, 500MB - No cashback - eff. £7.00/mo

    - Giffgaff - No change.

    - OVIVO - No change.


    LINKS
    I'm unable to put any links in the deal summary so the most useful ones are below:-

    SIMO from Talk Mobile here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    TalkMobile 6mos SIMO available from Mobiles.co.uk here. Cashback from Quidco here or TCB here
    TalkMobile 6mos SIMO available from e2save here. Cashback from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from Three here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from Orange here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from Vodafone here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from T-Mobile here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from Tesco here. No cashback offers. Handset offers here.
    SIMO from O2 here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here
    SIMO from Virgin Mobile here. No cashback offers.
    SIMO from Ovivo here. No cashback offers. Cambrion's deal/experiences here
    SIMO from GiffGaff here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB here

    Vodafone - Potential 10% or 20% discount if you work for certain companies - Voda Employee Advantage Scheme
    Orange - Potential extra data/free calls for 16-24yo spending £15+/mo - Orange U24
    Orange - Potential 40% discount if you have friends/family who works for Orange/T-Mobile - Orange Family & Friends Scheme
    Tesco Mobile - Bonuses if you have more than one contract - Tesco Family Perks
    Virgin Mobile - 15% discount for students
    Virgin Mobile - clarification of which tariffs allow tethering
    Three - policy on tethering



    Edited By: qyestionmark on Dec 17, 2012 23:40: Three info added

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    Saintledger
    Very tempted by the vodafone 300mins for £7.08 How likely is it that vodafone will honour the £70 cash back?

    ps.. sorry good deal got me distracted!! great work OP this deserves much heat!

    Edited By: Saintledger on Jan 05, 2012 23:04
    mission701
    Very nice summary. Have some heat!
    qyestionmark
    Saintledger
    Very tempted by the vodafone 300mins for £7.08 How likely is it that vodafone will honour the £70 cash back?

    I did a SIMO with Voda 2 years back and the Quidco was honoured without probs. I think they are probably pretty straight with their cashback. FWIW that cashback deal is a Quidco exclusive for the next few days only.....
    Shiesh
    Can't beat giffgaff as a low user or with goodybag IMO ...nice work though..have heat!! :o)
    team_a
    o2 usually have good deals but i was always midcontract so couldnt take up. now that i can choose an offer, they have nothing!

    three also have £81.82 cashback for SIM 600:

    SIM 600 12 month.
    SIM Only
    600 minutes
    3000 texts
    1GB data
    12 months

    From £12 a month.
    qyestionmark
    Shiesh
    Can't beat giffgaff as a low user or with goodybag IMO ...nice work though..have heat!! :o)

    I think GiffGaff is pretty awesome, but it's for a certain user profile. If you don't need the unlimited aspects then it's actually 3x as expensive as the cheapest deal! Not dissing GiffGaff, just pointing out that they don't actually have a competitive offering for a "light" user......
    nosbod
    Also worth a mention for the £50 love2shop voucher you get with vodafone on £15.50+/12m sim only. love2shop is actually a useful voucher, check their website, you should find somewhere to use. Offer expires 10th Jan, use the code JAN50 when checking out. Cashback is increased to £110 via quidco also. Lastly "unlimited" internet for first 3 months of contract. Not too shabby for £2.20/m over the 12m contract if the cashback pays, which it should. Was going to post separately but this seems a good place to share. heat added.

    Edited By: nosbod on Jan 05, 2012 23:22
    Astec123
    If these are good or not doesn't matter. It deserves to gets heat for the effort alone. Only thing I could possibly recommend would be to add a link to the relevant deals otherwise brilliant post. However looking at the deals for the average user these are a nice roundup to finding the best overall deal at the minute.
    krisek
    team_a

    three also have £81.82 cashback for SIM 600:

    SIM 600 12 month.
    SIM Only
    600 minutes
    3000 texts
    1GB data
    12 months

    From £12 a month.

    for a new contract or upgrade as well?
    qyestionmark
    team_a
    o2 usually have good deals but i was always midcontract so couldnt take up. now that i can choose an offer, they have nothing!

    three also have £81.82 cashback for SIM 600:

    SIM 600 12 month.
    SIM Only
    600 minutes
    3000 texts
    1GB data
    12 months

    From £12 a month.


    Can you find me something on the O2 website coz all I can find is Simplicity starting at £16 (when u add data)? I can't believe that there isn't something better than that?
    team_a
    krisek
    team_a

    three also have £81.82 cashback for SIM 600:

    SIM 600 12 month.
    SIM Only
    600 minutes
    3000 texts
    1GB data
    12 months

    From £12 a month.

    for a new contract or upgrade as well?


    upgrade varies from very good to ridiculous with three. it depends if they can offer you a good deal. the one above is new contract only. as always, quidco is not guarenteed but if its a deal you are going to choose anyway then you can potentially effectively pay about £5.18 pm.

    Edited By: team_a on Jan 05, 2012 23:34: .
    kpmatthews
    heat for effort
    Astec123


    It looks like pay as you go with O2 seems to be the way they want you to go when you compare like for like.
    nebno6
    tmobile net is 500MB, then slowed down for the record.

    also, for the record, quidco is a one off payment, if you want to renew the contract the only way is to get a new sim (but then you can port your number directly to the same network.)

    Edited By: nebno6 on Jan 05, 2012 23:36
    tinz11
    Just what I was after, thanks very much.

    Have just signed up for 1 month rolling t-mobile an hour ago with cashback just until I find a good simo deal. Will check these out when month is up.
    team_a
    qyestionmark
    team_a
    o2 usually have good deals but i was always midcontract so couldnt take up. now that i can choose an offer, they have nothing!

    three also have £81.82 cashback for SIM 600:

    SIM 600 12 month.
    SIM Only
    600 minutes
    3000 texts
    1GB data
    12 months

    From £12 a month.


    Can you find me something on the O2 website coz all I can find is Simplicity starting at £16 (when u add data)? I can't believe that there isn't something better than that?


    i have been checking o2 frequently and that is more or less the going rate + potential £25 quidco.
    matt101101
    Thanks for the post mate, it's appreciated that you shared your research with us. Have some heat :).
    dsj1975
    Heat for effort too from me! I'm on giffgaff & very happy.
    humadoon
    u should add talk talk in it too
    ricoshay
    Great work OP heat added.

    I'm looking for something - PAYG (preferred) or Monthly (not 24 month hopefully) where I can get unlimited landline calls or at least 600+ minutes... I hardly use xnet/mobile minutes and seems I can't find anything cheaper just for making landline calls.

    Anyone know anything?

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