The HotUKDeals Sim only deals thread - all of the cheapest sim only deals and free sim offers
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The HotUKDeals Sim only deals thread - all of the cheapest sim only deals and free sim offers

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Found 18th Jul 2016
Welcome to the official HotUKDeals Sim only thread!

In the thread you'll find sim only deals of all types, for all types of talkers!

Whether you need lots of minutes, or lots of data, have a look at the list of deals below to find something right for you! We'll be updating this post as frequently as possible to ensure YOU get the best possible deal,as well as letting you know the best ways to get the most out of your sim. Whether it 's free WiFi, reward schemes, or discounts... we'll have you covered!

What is a Sim Only Deal?

A Sim only deal is a usually a package of Minutes, Texts and mobile Data for a monthly cost

Sim only deals can either be 30 days or 12 months depending on the contract and whats included.

They'll be no handset included hence the name 'Sim Only' which keeps the costs down as you use your existing phone/handset



TOP SIM ONLY DEALS - MAY 2018

EE Sim Only

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EE SIMO- 20GB 4G Data £20PM (£11.66pm after voucher) / 40GB Sim £25PM (£16.66pm after voucher) PLUS a FREE £100 Amazon Voucher (6 Months Apple Music Free Also) @ EE

40GB EE SIM £20 per month. 20GB SIM £16 per month
EE 40gb sim only £25 @ EE (12 month plan) £300

Giff Gaff Sim Only

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giffgaff Goodybag - Unlimited Calls, Texts and 4G Internet for £20 topup each month - here (https//ww…ns)



ID Mobile Sim Only

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ID mobile offer - 12gb / unlimited text / 1000 mins - £15pm (monthly rolling contract)

30GB 4G Data (Data Rollover) - Unlimited Calls & Texts - 30 Days Sim £20 @ iD Mobile

O2 Sim Only

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O2 (12mo) - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 20GB 4G £20PM here (https//ww…als

Holiday SIM Deal - 6Gb Data for £10 from O2 (plus calls / texts) - Thanks redant

O2 now offer Teachers 40% off Mobile Phone bills (also NHS, Armed forces, Police)


Three Mobile Sim Only

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Three SIMO Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 30GB 4G £20PM (Includes 30GB Tethering, Feel At Home/ Go Binge Snapchat - 12 month contract) £240 @ Three

Three (12mo) - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 12GB 4G £16PM HERE

Three (12mo) - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 30GB 4G £20PM HERE

Three Data Reward SIM - 200MB free data per month (Thanks Bikertov)



Virgin Mobile Sim Only

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6GB 4G Data (Data Rollover) - 2500 Mnutes - Unlimited Texts - 12 Month Sim - £10 Month (£120 for 12 Month) @ Virgin Mobile
Virgin (12mo) - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, Unlimited 4G £25PM HERE (Virgin custs only - Thanks yahoo007)



Vodafone Sim Only

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Vodafone SIM only with Red Entertainment. 30GB data £25 p/m 12 months £300 (£132 cashback by redemption) @ Mobiles.co.uk
Vodafone Essential SiMO Plan 5gb/500mins @ Mobiles.co.uk with redemptions. £14.50pm (Possible £6.50/month with redemption)
Vodafone Essential SiMO Plan 5gb/500mins @ Mobiles.co.uk with redemptions. £14.50pm (Possible £6.50/month with redemption)

Vodafone SIM Only deal 20gb Data £20pm, Effectively £11/month, Unlimited Mins/Texts, £240 over 12 month term, £108 cashback by redemption @ e2save

Vodafone Red Entertainment 30GB SIM Only (12 months) Effectively £14/month after Cashback - £25pm (£300) - Mobiles.co.uk

Vodafone SIMO - Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 20GB 4G Data, £20pm on 12 month contract with FREE Google Home MIni £240 total contract @ Carphone Warehouse


Sim Free / Unlocked Handsets

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Huawei P20 Pro Twilight Sim Free £599.99 @ BuyMobiles

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Sony Xperia XA2 Smartphone, 5.2", 4G LTE, sim FREE, 32GB - £224.99 @ John Lewis online

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Honor 7X Smartphone, Android, 5.93”, 4G LTE, SIM Free, 64GB, BlueHonor 7X Smartphone, Android, 5.93”, 4G LTE, SIM Free, 64GB, Blue & Black - £194.95 @ John Lewis

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950FD 6GB Ram 64GB Dual Sim SIM FREE/ UNLOCKED - Midnight Black @ eglobal - £490.99



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Google Pixel XL 128GB 4G LTE SIM FREE UNLOCKED Quiet Black OR Silver White - Ships from EU Ltd Stock £309.99 (with newsletter sign up) @ eCentralGlobal



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Sim Free Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Refurbished A-Grade £359.99 with code @ ArgosEbayOutlet


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Coverage checker links

As noted in the FAQ, EE, Three, Vodafone and o2 are the main networks in the UK, so you can use the links below to check for coverage using your address or postcode.

Check coverage with Three HERE
(Use Three for iD Mobile, PG Mobile, TPO Mobile...)

Check coverage with o2 HERE
(Use o2 for Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Lyca Mobile...)

Check coverage with EE HERE
(use EE for ASDA Mobile, BT Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Life Mobile, Vectone Mobile...)

Check coverage with Vodafone HERE
(use Vodafone for Talk Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile...)

Ofcom checker HERE (checks ALL major networks)




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Heat added for the efforts
Anyone know if there's going to be another one of those 100gb free EE sim cards this summer?
Anyone please avoid Id mobile. worst customer service I ever seen.
Thanks msmyth, thats my SIMO deal sorted! Now to look for a decent phone

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Wasn't there a thread to a Google docs spread sheet with all the deals? with filtering to match what you're looking for. I remember referring to it a few times when looking for deals a year or so ago.
The id 15£ shockproof deal comes with 2000mins, not 500 as you listed.
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K0YS

The id 15£ shockproof deal comes with 2000mins, not 500 as you listed.



Thanks. I have amended
Heat added for the efforts
Anyone know if there's going to be another one of those 100gb free EE sim cards this summer?
Thanks a lot, good effort. Heat Added.
Anyone please avoid Id mobile. worst customer service I ever seen.
Anyone know of any deals if u need around 4 sim for the kids?
Thanks msmyth, thats my SIMO deal sorted! Now to look for a decent phone

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Both me and my partner are on Life Mobile through uswitch deal, would highly recommend the network. Good customer service so far and great coverage (uses EE network). Only negative for some would be current lack of 4G support
K0YS

Wasn't there a thread to a Google docs spread sheet with all the deals? … Wasn't there a thread to a Google docs spread sheet with all the deals? with filtering to match what you're looking for. I remember referring to it a few times when looking for deals a year or so ago.


I think it was deleted due to it cutting out HUKD's referral links.
Ahh deja vu. good post, nice to see it again
Great thread OP, heat for the effort.

Have a question was hoping someone could answer thats not in the FAQ. For the Three all you can eat data tariff it says on the details section on the website: "On our All-you-can-eat data plans, you can use up to 30GB of your data each month to create a Personal Hotspot within the UK"

Does this mean if I were to use the SIM in a mobile WiFi device as a hotspot that it would completely stop working after using 30GB or would they just start traffic shaping it at that point?
Gifffgaff £20 payg is not unlimited, I just had an email warning message saying I've been downloading/streaming too much and if it happens again I will not be able to purchase the £20 goodybag again... I only just went over my 6gb limit
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Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.

An eagle eyed member of the forum noticed you get charged for using your WiFi (_;)

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Any way of getting a sim only deal consisting of like 10 mins, 10 texts and 4GB 4G for cheap? I use WhatsApp a lot more nowadays for texting and calling.
Edited by: "deleted1431257" 18th Jul 2016
hass123

Any way of getting a sim only deal consisting of like 10 mins, 10 texts … Any way of getting a sim only deal consisting of like 10 mins, 10 texts and 4GB 4G for cheap?



Yeah that would be great.
MrScotchBonnet

Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An … Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An eagle eyed member of the forum noticed you get charged for using your WiFi (_;)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/for-those-just-taken-life-sim-cards-beware-2463227



Seems a bit childish just to link to that closed thread to get more people to gawk at the idiot.
MrScotchBonnet

Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An … Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An eagle eyed member of the forum noticed you get charged for using your WiFi (_;)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/for-those-just-taken-life-sim-cards-beware-2463227



​Read the replies. You don't. You can't. End of.
MrScotchBonnet

Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An … Word of warning to anyone taking out a SIM only deal with LIFE mobile.An eagle eyed member of the forum noticed you get charged for using your WiFi (_;)http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/for-those-just-taken-life-sim-cards-beware-2463227



That's clearly a myth, how can they monitor your wifi usage...?
MrSweeney

Great thread OP, heat for the effort.Have a question was hoping someone … Great thread OP, heat for the effort.Have a question was hoping someone could answer thats not in the FAQ. For the Three all you can eat data tariff it says on the details section on the website: "On our All-you-can-eat data plans, you can use up to 30GB of your data each month to create a Personal Hotspot within the UK"Does this mean if I were to use the SIM in a mobile WiFi device as a hotspot that it would completely stop working after using 30GB or would they just start traffic shaping it at that point?



No they'll start charging you for it.
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Pondlife

Seems a bit childish just to link to that closed thread to get more … Seems a bit childish just to link to that closed thread to get more people to gawk at the idiot.



Was only posting for a light hearted laugh mate
Anyone recommend a pay as you go deal for data that works in Sweden?
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RK79

Anyone recommend a pay as you go deal for data that works in Sweden?



Have a look at Tesco Mobile, as their Home from Home promotion is covered in Sweden, allowing you to use your included allowances

See here
Thanks for the effort.
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MrSweeney

Great thread OP, heat for the effort.Have a question was hoping someone … Great thread OP, heat for the effort.Have a question was hoping someone could answer thats not in the FAQ. For the Three all you can eat data tariff it says on the details section on the website: "On our All-you-can-eat data plans, you can use up to 30GB of your data each month to create a Personal Hotspot within the UK"Does this mean if I were to use the SIM in a mobile WiFi device as a hotspot that it would completely stop working after using 30GB or would they just start traffic shaping it at that point?



Three cover this on their website here. Hope that helps
Pondlife

Seems a bit childish just to link to that closed thread to get more … Seems a bit childish just to link to that closed thread to get more people to gawk at the idiot.


Have a sense of humour, that mclovin9091 post had me LOL when he first posted it, he also done a follow up to that post.I think it's the best thread posted this year IMHO.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 18th Jul 2016
How much of a good value is 250 mins/5000 texts/ 2GB on Tesco Mobile for £10 p/m for 12 months? I got this counter-offer after asking if they could drop the price of their £11 p/m package (250/5000/2GB ). I'm in the cooling off period and tempted to just go with iD Mobile's £5 p/m package instead but not sure on their network reliability.

Edited by: "tsimehC" 18th Jul 2016
Add my deal. Ends in 6 days.
My Vodafone 12 month sim only deal is coming to an end in Sept. Currently paying £13.20 unlimited mins, text and 4gb 4G (plus 6 months netflix).
Holding out for a similar deal although the £18 o2 with 10gb is very good
msmyth

Have a look at Tesco Mobile, as their Home from Home promotion is covered … Have a look at Tesco Mobile, as their Home from Home promotion is covered in Sweden, allowing you to use your included allowances :)See here:)



Awesome, thank you. That link doesn't seem to work though, just takes me to the Tesco home page
Good but
What about voda cashback deals from mobiles.co.uk/e2save - generally the cheapest for unlimited mins.

Also existing customers deals for Talktalk/BT can be good especially with cashback.

Finally Life mobile allows you to cap at as little as £1 pm over contract price - does anyone else come close to this yet?
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Megacamz

Add my deal. Ends in 6 days.




Added! Thanks
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m1chaels

Good butWhat about voda cashback deals from mobiles.co.uk/e2save - … Good butWhat about voda cashback deals from mobiles.co.uk/e2save - generally the cheapest for unlimited mins.Also existing customers deals for Talktalk/BT can be good especially with cashback.Finally Life mobile allows you to cap at as little as £1 pm over contract price - does anyone else come close to this yet?




Thanks for the suggestions!

We will be adding new deals regularly so keep checking in
msmyth

Provider SIMO (sim only) links and CashbackBelow you will find all of the … Provider SIMO (sim only) links and CashbackBelow you will find all of the direct links to each of the providers for their sim only offers, and any corresponding link for cashback. Please let me know if any of these are broken/out of date.SIMO from Talk Mobile here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB hereSIMO from Three here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB hereSIMO from EE here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB hereSIMO from Vodafone here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB hereSIMO from Tesco here. No cashback offers. SIMO from O2 here. Cashback offers from Quidco here or TCB hereSIMO from Virgin Mobile here. Cashback offer from Quidco hereSIMO from GiffGaff here. Cashback offers from TCB hereSIMO from iD Mobile here. Cashback offers from TCB Here



Fab stuff for putting all of this together, many thanks indeed.

Tempted to go for the iD Mobile's £5 p/m package - the TCB shows as 40.40 - which means 20 quid odd for an entire year - too good to be true or I am missing something here?
Overheard Vodafone customer adviser saying to customer that she can discount if she works for nhs or knows someone who works for nhs. All she needed was an email address. Not sure how much of a discount!
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asia_2310

Overheard Vodafone customer adviser saying to customer that she can … Overheard Vodafone customer adviser saying to customer that she can discount if she works for nhs or knows someone who works for nhs. All she needed was an email address. Not sure how much of a discount!



I believe its up to 20% through the advantage scheme. Vodafone NHS Advantage Scheme
Edited by: "msmyth" 18th Jul 2016
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https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/providers/life-mobile

unlimited mins/texts 6gb data with life is better than the IDmobile top Sim.
Edited by: "bmz" 18th Jul 2016
matwalaboy

Fab stuff for putting all of this together, many thanks indeed.Tempted to … Fab stuff for putting all of this together, many thanks indeed.Tempted to go for the iD Mobile's £5 p/m package - the TCB shows as 40.40 - which means 20 quid odd for an entire year - too good to be true or I am missing something here?



Sadly, the £40 cashback is only for 12 month contracts, and the £5/m deal is a 30-day contract that only pays £5 cashback.
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