Don't want to be tied down to a long-term phone contract? If you’re a minimal user when it comes to calling, texting and browsing the web, then a pay as you go deal might just be the best solution for you.
What is pay as you go?
A pay as you go deal does exactly what it says on the tin. You simply ‘top up’ your phone with credit as and when you need it: no monthly bills and no complicated contracts. This means you’re in total control of where your money goes, allowing you to count those precious pennies at the end of each month.
Advantages of pay as you go
Opting for a pay as you go deal as opposed to a pay monthly phone contract has many advantages. For starters, it’s the ideal option for first time mobile phone users such as teenagers or the elderly. Rather than diving into a phone contract which could result in you paying too much for a package of minutes, texts and data that you don’t want or need, a pay as you go deal gives you the chance to get to grips with how you use your phone. If in time you decide you’re ready to upgrade to a phone contract, simply opt for a SIM only deal and you can hold onto your own handset whilst still keeping the payments low.
Pay-as-you-go is also an excellent option if you have a poor credit rating (there's no credit check), are visiting the UK temporarily, or simply don't want to be tied down to a contract right now.