Pay As You Go SIM Cards
Users who already have a handset, don’t want to commit to a contract or don’t want to pass a credit check prior to purchase.
What is a Pay As You Go SIM Card?
A Pay As You Go SIM card is a flexible deal that allows you to transfer between compatible handsets. You will need to purchase bundles of minutes, texts and data, which will need to be topped up once they have been exhausted or passed their expiry date.
Many Pay As You Go SIM Only deals are available with free SIM cards, or with a small upfront cost to cover the bundled tariff of minutes, texts and data.
Benefits of a Pay As You Go SIM Only Deal
With a PAYG SIM Only Deal, users can keep their existing number and their existing handset and simply transfer the SIM card across. Most of the UK’s major networks have a variety of these flexible deals with costs starting from as little as £5 per top up. Almost all Pay As You Go deals require no credit checks prior to purchase, meaning these are a quick, simple and risk-free ways of getting yourself a deal.
What to be aware of
With a Pay As You Go SIM card, you may not get the best call, data or messaging rates, meaning you would pay more for each minute of your call than you would if you were signed up to a contract.
One Month SIM Only Deals
Users who want a short-term SIM Only deal with a monthly allowance of minutes, texts and data for a fixed cost amount, without the need to top up once the allowance has been exhausted.
What is a one month SIM Only deal?
A one month SIM Only deal is a short-term contract, generally lasting for 30 days, which includes a set amount of minutes, texts and data. Users can consume these throughout the month and if they go over their allowance, would pay the additional charges through the contract’s terms and conditions. With a Pay As You Go SIM deal, once the paid for allowance has been consumed, your minutes, texts or data would become unavailable.
Benefits of a one month SIM Only deal
One month SIM Only deals are a flexible and cost-effective way to operate a mobile phone contract. There are a wide variety of one month deals from all the leading UK networks, with different tariffs at varying price points, starting from as little as £6 a month.
Once your first month has ended, you are free to cancel the contract at any time. The contract, including your monthly allowance of minutes, texts and data will roll over into the next month, if you decide against cancelling it.
What to be aware of
Some one month deals offer an introductory price for the first month, which will increase at month two, so be aware of the terms and conditions of the deal before signing up.
Some one month SIM Only deals will require a credit check prior to you taking out the deal.