Sim only deals - Engaget list of best (current) UK sim deals
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Sim only deals - Engaget list of best (current) UK sim deals

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Found 28th Jul 2015
Engadget have compared all of the plans available directly from Three, O2, Vodafone, EE, GiffGaff, BT, iD, Tesco Mobile, Asda Mobile and Virgin Media based on current pricing.

Might be useful to anyone looking for a sim only deal.
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    Thanks.
    Would be better if they included information on tethering policy for each if those deals.
    Doesn't mention Talk Talk sim only deal,
    £12 p/m - 30 day rolling contract
    unlimited calls,text,data(3g)

    You have to be an existing customer for this SIM

    not bad
    Edited by: "shaz2sxy" 29th Jul 2015
    shaz2sxy

    Doesn't mention Talk Talk sim only deal,£12 p/m - 30 day rolling … Doesn't mention Talk Talk sim only deal,£12 p/m - 30 day rolling contractunlimited calls,text,data(3g)not bad



    probably because that specific deal is only for talktalk broadband customers I think
    HankHandsome

    probably because that specific deal is only for talktalk broadband … probably because that specific deal is only for talktalk broadband customers I think



    ahh yeah ,just seen that
    I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of the three sim plans i.e the cheapest monthly sim only plan with all you can eat data is a 12 month contract at £17pm, on a 1 month rolling plan it's £20 but on PAYG it's a £15 add on?
    softpurple

    I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of … I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of the three sim plans i.e the cheapest monthly sim only plan with all you can eat data is a 12 month contract at £17pm, on a 1 month rolling plan it's £20 but on PAYG it's a £15 add on?



    I don't think tethering is available on PAYG, but it is if you're on a contract.
    About time someone made this post!

    Please add if they allow tethering? If unlimited is really unlimited if not what is the cap on (min/text or data)
    4G or 3G

    If its any supermarket's please state which network do they use?

    I'm getting 23gb of 4G plus unlimited calls & texts from EE for £25 per month on a 12 month SIM only contract. the first 6 months were half price too. Been on this for the past 9 months.
    STi_prodrive

    About time someone made this post!Please add if they allow tethering? If … About time someone made this post!Please add if they allow tethering? If unlimited is really unlimited if not what is the cap on (min/text or data)4G or 3GIf its any supermarket's please state which network do they use?



    You realise this is a list provided by Engadget, one of the largest tech blogs on the internet. It's not one being provided by members of the site doing the leg work. If you've got issues with their information that's supplied then posting here will cause nothing to change. You will need to post in their comments section if you feel they should provide other information because posting on HUKD will achieve nothing.
    Surprised it doesn't mention the Post office (EE) £10 bundle - 2GB Data, 500 mins and 3000 texts. 30 day rolling contract.
    I am currently with Vodafone paying £13.50 with 4gb 4g data, unlimited mins, text, 6 month entertainment package. Anyone suggest something similar as my contract is running out in a couple of months?
    candyman86

    I'm getting 23gb of 4G plus unlimited calls & texts from EE for £25 per … I'm getting 23gb of 4G plus unlimited calls & texts from EE for £25 per month on a 12 month SIM only contract. the first 6 months were half price too. Been on this for the past 9 months.


    And the point of your post?
    That deal won't be on Engadget list because you must have got it for a retention deal in other words its not on EE website so anyone can buy it.
    TheCrackInTime

    I don't think tethering is available on PAYG, but it is if you're on a … I don't think tethering is available on PAYG, but it is if you're on a contract.



    You can tether 4GB a month on PAYG
    Check mpd as well for cashback deals and Quidco etc etc 10gb unl everything else EE works out at £15 a month after cashback 12 month contract
    Anyone can suggest me a PAYG deal for iPad exclusively?

    As far as I know 321 from three probably the best however it does not support iPad, though tried many ways to bypass it.

    I understand data can be tethered from phone but sometimes you don't have that much battery...
    Edited by: "Novezeil" 28th Jul 2015
    looks like anyone still on £12 unltd data 200mins three deal should never change
    I'm voting cold because it's a pretty crap report, doesn't even include the Three all in one 15 unlimited data sim only deal. What else is missing.
    any suggestions on the best deal/network if you want unlimited data and tethering?
    was on 3 Mobile's excellent £15/month deal (inc. 4G/unlimited data/tethering) til they kicked everyone off that at Xmas
    HankHandsome

    probably because that specific deal is only for talktalk broadband … probably because that specific deal is only for talktalk broadband customers I think



    if i were TT customer, i would go for that
    losdamianos

    looks like anyone still on £12 unltd data 200mins three deal should never … looks like anyone still on £12 unltd data 200mins three deal should never change



    How do you know?
    softpurple

    I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of … I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of the three sim plans i.e the cheapest monthly sim only plan with all you can eat data is a 12 month contract at £17pm, on a 1 month rolling plan it's £20 but on PAYG it's a £15 add on?



    I think the benefits are when you renew as well as being sim only and they don't charge extra for 4g. Friend pays £9 a month unlimited everything. I'll be joining 3g too when ee contract is up, horrible company though a decent parting gift of 5 free power bars and counting is a nice gesture (_;)

    Edited by: "DarkReborn11" 28th Jul 2015
    Fails to mention that Virgin is on 3G not 4G
    Can soneone enlighten me to how companies can tell if you've been tethering or not? I don't think i'm supposed to do it on giffgaff but have no problem doing so
    hukduserr

    if i were TT customer, i would go for that



    ​But remember it is only 3g and on Vodafone.
    The MoneySuperMarket website is much better in my opinion and shows all sim only plans with cashback available.
    softpurple

    I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of … I may be missing something but I don't really understand the appeal of the three sim plans i.e the cheapest monthly sim only plan with all you can eat data is a 12 month contract at £17pm, on a 1 month rolling plan it's £20 but on PAYG it's a £15 add on?



    PAYG will come to an end in Augusut, I ve been nicely abusing it for a little while though !!!
    shaz2sxy

    Doesn't mention Talk Talk sim only deal,£12 p/m - 30 day rolling … Doesn't mention Talk Talk sim only deal,£12 p/m - 30 day rolling contractunlimited calls,text,data(3g)not bad



    Shazad rayaz sup bro
    no giff gaff sim only plans either included in this list....
    Not as good as Ken's Tech Tips: http://kenstechtips.com/index.php/the-uks-6-best-value-smartphone-sim-only-tariffs-with-internet-access

    TETHERING: kenstechtips.com/ind…rks
    All of them seem to miss the best deal, which is PostOffice
    MaximusRo

    All of them seem to miss the best deal, which is PostOffice



    At 10p per text???
    For TT customers, £3.95 per month for 250 minutes & 250 texts per month and 300MB of data seems pretty good.
    ppfffft engadget. turd website. almost as bad as the verge.
    ck12111

    How do you know?



    not bragging but... i've got unlimited everything on 3 on a rolling contract and it's 14.00 per month... okay, i'm bragging! i ain't changing until they make me...
    MaximusRo

    All of them seem to miss the best deal, which is PostOffice



    Following is better then Post Office!!

    hotukdeals.com/dea…641
    Guys forgot Joi Telecom. Growing Rapidply in UK, Partnered with 3 Network.

    Unlimited Text
    Unlimited Calls
    5GB of Data

    £17.99/Month 12/Months contract.

    www.joiline.com
    Sphere

    For TT customers, £3.95 per month for 250 minutes & 250 texts per month … For TT customers, £3.95 per month for 250 minutes & 250 texts per month and 300MB of data seems pretty good.



    No the people's operator is better £5mth for 500mins, 500text, 500data payg and don't have to be a customer Now thats a deal.
    softpurple

    You can tether 4GB a month on PAYG



    Where are you getting that info from?
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