Compare Mobile Phone Tariffs

Finding a mobile phone deal isn’t just about comparing the latest handsets. A key decision that many users forget about is about selecting the best tariff – i.e. the package of minutes, texts and megabytes of data to suit your lifestyle.

When you think about it, most mobile phone contracts last for up to two years, which means it’s important to secure the best tariff that reflects your typical usage to make sure you’re not going over your limit each month.

How much data do I need?

Sometimes, deciding on what tariff is right for you is easier said than done, especially when it comes to mobile data.

Users can be split into three groups: light, medium and heavy. Light users might only use their smartphones to read the occasional email or browse the internet now and again. Heavy data users however might download music, be frequent WhatsApp users as well as stream live TV on a regular basis. Medium users sitting somewhere in the middle.

So what does this mean in practice?

As a rough guide, light users can usually get by with around 500 megabytes of data each month; medium users should aim for a 1GB package whilst heavy users should aim higher.

It’s very important to have enough data for your usage needs but it’s also important to make you’re not over paying for data you’re not using. So when you’re comparing mobile phone tariffs, make sure that you really think about how you plan on using your phone – and leave a little wiggle room just in case, could benefit you greatly in the long run.

SIM Only Tariffs        

These types of deals are for those who have a handset they are happy with or are looking to buy one offline and just want a package of minutes/texts/data to go with it.

Top end smartphones are really expensive, sophisticated bits of kit these days; as such you could be looking at in excess of £500 to get one without a contract.

As many cant fork out such a substantial fee, with many deals these days you pay a small up front amount for the handset but are in essence paying off the remainder of its cost for the duration of the contract alongside the true cost of your package.

A SIM only deal means you’re only paying the true cost of your tariff – nothing else.

Because SIM only contracts come without a handset, they also tend to be more flexible compared to normal phone contracts, with commitments ranging from anything from a month to one year. 

So, if you’re keen on keeping your current handset or maybe you’re a first time smartphone user who’s not quite sure about what tariff to opt for, a rolling SIM only contract might be the best option for you.

Compare network tariffs

If you’re ready to find the right SIM only tariff, use our simple comparison tool below. You can even sort the results according to the number of minutes, texts and megabytes of data you want, making it easier than ever to find the perfect phone contract for you.

Compare Mobile Phone Tariffs
   
Network Free Minutes Free Texts Tariff Term Line Rental  
POP Telecom
100
Minutes
100
Texts
100 mins and 100 texts (12m) 12m contract
£0.00
per month
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POP Telecom
200
Minutes
200
Texts
200 mins and 200 texts with 200MB (12m) 12m contract
£0.00
per month
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TalkTalk Mobile
300
Minutes
9999
Texts
300 mins and unlimited texts with 250MB (12m) 12m contract
£3.95
per month
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iD from Carphone Warehouse
250
Minutes
5000
Texts
250 mins 5000 texts and 250MB (1m) 1m contract
£4.00
per month
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Life Mobile
600
Minutes
5000
Texts
600 mins 5000 texts and 500MB (1m) 1m contract
£4.95
per month
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TalkTalk Mobile
300
Minutes
250
Texts
TalkTalk Customers only 300 mins and 250 texts with 300MB (24m) 24m contract
£5.00
per month
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giffgaff
500MB
About 100 hours web browsing, 150,000 emails, 2,000 photos or 100 music files
SIM Only 500MB mobile internet (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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iD from Carphone Warehouse
150
Minutes
5000
Texts
150 mins 5000 texts and 250MB (24m) 24m contract
£5.00
per month
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iD from Carphone Warehouse
250
Minutes
5000
Texts
250 mins 5000 texts and 1GB (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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Lycamobile
100
Minutes
100
Texts
100 mins 100 texts and 50MB (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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Lycamobile
150
Minutes
9999
Texts
150 mins unlimited texts (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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Virgin
1200
Minutes
3000
Texts
250 mins and unlimited texts with 250MB (1m) 12m contract
£5.00
per month
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Asda Mobile
500MB
About 100 hours web browsing, 150,000 emails, 2,000 photos or 100 music files
500MB Internet Data (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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Asda Mobile
100
Minutes
2000
Texts
100 mins 2000 texts and 100MB (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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giffgaff
125
Minutes
500
Texts
125 mins 500 texts and 100MB @£5 (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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iD from Carphone Warehouse
250
Minutes
5000
Texts
250 mins 5000 texts and 500MB (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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TalkTalk Mobile
100
Minutes
250
Texts
TalkTalk Customers only 100 mins and 250 texts with 200MB (1m) 1m contract
£5.00
per month
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TalkMobile
100
Minutes
5000
Texts
100 mins 5000 texts with 200MB (12m) 12m contract
£5.00
per month
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The People's Operator
100
Minutes
100
Texts
100 mins and 100 texts with 500MB (1m) 1m contract
£5.99
per month
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TalkTalk Mobile
400
Minutes
9999
Texts
TalkTalk Customers only 400 mins and unlimited texts with 1000MB (12m) 12m contract
£6.50
per month
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