If you already have a phone, are waiting for the next big handset to launch or simply want a better mobile deal, a pay monthly SIM Only Plan is ideal. These plans have no contract and allow you to get a better deal, but don’t include a phone. Because of this, the networks are able to give you more minutes, texts and data for less each month.
Why choose a SIM Only Plan?
- No contracts or catches – Cancel any time
- Get more minutes, text and data for less £s each month
- Keep the handset you know and love
- New 4G SIM Only Plans are now available to buy online
- keep your current number or choose a new one for free
- Upgrade/downgrade your SIM only plan without any penalties
- Easy to switch. Just swap your SIM card when the new one arrives!
SIM Only Plans explained in more detail
These plans work and are billed in the same way as a pay monthly phone, but contracts start from just 1 month and includes a free SIM card that you put into your existing mobile phone. SIM Only Plans are the perfect solution for most users as they don’t tie you down and line rental costs are a lot lower compared to normal contract deals. Along with this you also get more minutes, texts and other extras like internet included each month.
What’s the catch you might be thinking?
Non if we are honest. The mobile phone networks can offer these deals because they don’t have to supply a new handset and they also see this as a lot less of a risk if a bill goes unpaid. So with this they can afford to give you more for your money plus cut out the added catches like an 18 ,24 or even 36 month contract.
SIM Only for bad credit
A question we get asked all the time is are SIM only deals good for people with bad or little credit history? In our experience yes they are as those with a not so good credit rating tend to get accepted a lot more compared to a contract deal that includes a phone.
In the past networks have allowed users with bad credit on SIM Only Plans to upgrade to a package which includes a new phone. For this it would require you to have a few months worth of paid on time bills under your hat.
Upgrade to a phone in just 3 months
If you want, most networks will now allow you to upgrade your SIM Only Deal three months into your plan. They will waive any remaining contract period and let you choose from one of the latest handsets on the market.
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