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Everything you need to know about iD Mobile

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Apple iPhone 14
iPhone 14
£37.99 per month
25GB data
£99.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Plus
£40.99 per month
25GB data
£149.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro
£51.99 per month
25GB data
£99.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro Max
£53.99 per month
25GB data
£149.00 upfront cost
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
£50.99 per month
50GB data
£99.00 upfront cost
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Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
Galaxy S22 5G
£29.99 per month
100GB data
No upfront cost
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus 5G
Galaxy S22 Plus 5G
£30.99 per month
50GB data
£150.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro Max
£39.99 per month
50GB data
£235.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro
£36.99 per month
100GB data
£235.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 13
iPhone 13
£32.99 per month
50GB data
£99.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 mini
£31.99 per month
50GB data
£29.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 12
iPhone 12
£32.99 per month
25GB data
No upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini
£26.99 per month
50GB data
£29.00 upfront cost
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Apple iPhone 11
iPhone 11
£24.99 per month
25GB data
£9.99 upfront cost
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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Galaxy S20 FE
£26.99 per month
2GB data
No upfront cost
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Everything you need to know about iD Mobile

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iD Mobile offers a host of affordable pay-monthly and SIM-only contracts, plus perks such as bill capping and monthly data rollover. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Launched in 2015, Currys subsidiary iD Mobile keeps all its pay monthly mobile and SIM-only plans straightforward and budget-friendly.

With a pay monthly plan, you can spread the cost of a handset and SIM over 24 months. On the other hand, if you already own your phone and just want a SIM-only plan to go with it, iD Mobile’s SIM deals are pretty unbeatable when it comes to price.

As well as flexible one-month rolling contracts, you can get 12-month and 24-month plans which give you better value data allowances in exchange for longer-term commitment.

Being a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), iD Mobile doesn’t use its own network. Rather, it piggybacks on Three’s network to provide 4G and 5G services.

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iD Mobile has a sizeable selection of pay monthly phones, including the latest releases from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and others.

All pay monthly plans are available on a 24-month contract. And data is plentiful, with allowances ranging between 25GB per month to unlimited data,

It’s worth mentioning that a few plans – namely those for flagship phones from Apple and Samsung – come with an upfront cost.

Our comparison tool at the top of the page shows what pay monthly plans are available, and you can adjust the filters to find the best deal for you.

SIM-only

iD Mobile’s SIM-only plans are some of the cheapest on the market – and they don’t skimp on quality, either.

For very competitive prices, you get an ample amount of data, plus unlimited texts and calls. At the time of writing (August 2022), plans start from £6 a month for 4GB of data on a monthly rolling contract – really good value stuff.

There’s a huge range of deals to choose from, with a mixture of one-month, 12-month and 24-month plans. The longer-term contracts give you more data for the same price, but the one-month plans offer the flexibility to change or cancel your plan whenever you want.

Whichever SIM plan you pick, you’ll get 5G at no extra cost, data rollover to the next month, and inclusive roaming in 50 European destinations.

What are the best handsets to get on iD Mobile?

As you might expect, iD Mobile offers a host of new handsets, including the latest flagship devices from top mobile manufacturers Apple and Samsung, as well as the likes of Google, Huawei, Motorola, Oppo and Xiaomi.

Not too bothered about owning the latest handset? Older and mid-range models are also available for much cheaper prices, and typically without an upfront cost.

Are there any extras with iD Mobile phone contracts?

Quite a few pay monthly phone plans come with up to five months’ of Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple News+, or 12 months’ of Disney+.

If you have an old device, you can also get some cashback when you trade it in.

What’s more, students can enjoy some exclusive discounts. At the time of writing (August 2022), you can get £10 off the upfront cost of any device, as well as a special student SIM that offers unlimited data for £15 a month.

Why choose iD Mobile?

iD Mobile specialises in affordable plans on a budget. We particularly recommend its SIM-only deals, which are some of the cheapest you can get.

All pay monthly phone and SIM-only plans come with:

  • Data rollover to the next month
  • Free roaming in 50 European countries
  • Bill capping, a money-saving feature that lets you limit your monthly spend to avoid any unexpected charges
  • 5G at no extra cost
  • Wi-Fi calling – you’ll be able to make and receive calls and send texts through a Wi-Fi network

Is iD Mobile’s 5G any good?

As iD Mobile uses Three’s network infrastructure, you’ll be able to get excellent 4G coverage across 99.8% of the UK.

As for 5G, Three has a pretty extensive network. It currently covers more than 54% of the UK population, making it one of the biggest 5G networks.

While there hasn’t been any conclusive testing when it comes to comparing 5G speeds and coverage between networks, Three was named the fastest 5G network for Q1-Q2 2022 in an analysis conducted by Ookla. So, iD Mobile customers can also enjoy a speedy 5G connection.

To check iD Mobile’s coverage where you live, use its coverage checker.

Alternative networks

Not sure if iD Mobile is right for you? We have plenty of other networks to choose from.

And with plenty of deals and services from leading networks, as well as smaller competitors that focus on value, you'll find something suited to you.

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