Keen to grab a new SIM-only deal? Then upstart network SPUSU could have just the deal for you. With large data allowances, unlimited calls and texts and prices frozen for 2024, switching could be well worth your while.
Why choose a SPUSU SIM?
- Simple range of deals
- EU roaming included as standard across all packages
- Additional EU roaming data as part of dedicated Travel Lite and Travel plans
- WiFi Calling across all deals
- 5G as standard
- Inclusive international minutes for calling friends and family throughout the EU
- Customer service - SPUSU has a dedicated customer service line, as well as WhatsApp, Signal and email, giving it the edge over other MVNO networks which lack such support
- Support for eSIM - not all phones offer built in eSIMs, but if your device does, you can switch to SPUSU by simply scanning a QR code
- No credit checks - rolling plans mean there’s no need for SPUS to run credit checks, which is great if your rating is poor
- No price inflationary price rises or hidden charges
Is SPUSU a good network?
SPUSU began life in Austria in 2015 and has been slowly rolling out across Europe ever since. Uniquely, it’s a family owned business, with a big focus on customer care and ensuring users aren’t ripped off by inflationary rises or having to navigate endless kinds of deals.
SPUSU runs on EE’s network, which means access to the best Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and 5G around, as well as rock solid 4G throughout the UK.
With EU roaming included on all five of its deals, as well as 500 international minutes for calling European countries, you’ve got a network that is well worth exploring if you want a no nonsense provider that still goes the extra mile.
What to look for in a SPUSU SIM-only contract
When you’re weighing up any SIM-only deal, you need to consider a few key factors. Can the same plan be picked up cheaper elsewhere? Is customer service sufficient? And what comes included?
In SPUSU’s case, its packages are not the cheapest on the market. However, they come with plenty to recommend them, not least inclusive roaming, 5G, VoLTE, EE-backed services and easy-to-reach customer support. The latter can be a dealbreaker, especially when other similar networks rely simply on customer-backed web pages to deal with queries.
12-month SPUSU SIMs
SPUSU doesn’t offer 12-month SIM-only deals. This is a shame for those who want to lock in and reduce their monthly outgoings. However, the benefit is that its one-month deals offer maximum flexibility and do not require credit checks.
SPUSU SIMs with unlimited data
SPUSU offers one plan with unlimited data. Its SPUSU Unlimited plan comes with unlimited data, calls and texts, as well as 15GB of data when in the EU, along with 500 minutes and 500 texts for use when travelling. 500 minutes are also on offer for those who want to call Europe from the UK. The price comes in at £34.90 a month and is frozen for 2024.
Should I get unlimited calls and texts?
All SPUSU SIM-only plans come with unlimited calls and texts as standard, as well as 500 minutes and 500 texts for use when roaming abroad.
Can I use a SPUSU SIM card in any phone?
As long as your phone is unlocked, you can use a SPUSU SIM-card in any phone. SPUSU also offers eSIM support, meaning if you have a newer iPhone model, you can move without having to order a physical SIM card.
Can I use my SPUSU SIM abroad?
Absolutely. SPUSU makes a big play of the fact that you can use its SIMs to roam in the EU with no extra charge. Its Travel and Travel Lite plans allow you to use your fill data allowance when in Europe, while its SPUSU 20 and SPUSU 40 deals let you use 10GB while abroad. This rises to 15GB for SPUSU Unlimited customers.
Can I get 5G enabled SPUSU SIMs?
Yes, all SPUSU SIM cards come with 5G as standard. Because they use EE’s network, you can get 5G on SPUSU in over 60% of the UK.
Can I keep my number if I switch to a SPUSU SIM-only deal?
Of course. All you need to do is get a PAC from your old provider by texting 65075. Once you have it, let SPUSU know, order a regular SIM or eSIM and it’ll do the rest. You can expect everything to be done in a couple of days, less if you opt for an eSIM.
Do I need an unlocked phone to use a SPUSU SIM?
Yes, you need an unlocked phone to use a SPUSU SIM. Most phones are unlocked these days, but if yours isn’t and you’ve paid off your old contract, you can contact and ask your network to unlock it. They’re obliged to do so.
Are SPUSU SIM-only deals cheaper than contract?
Yes. SPUSU plans start at just £9.90 a month, which is much less than a monthly phone contract. Its Unlimited plan, £34.90 at the time of writing, is comparable to some 24 month phone plans, but comes with endless data, as well as the flexibility of cancellation at any time without incurring a penalty.