Could you save with the new iD mobile network?

Carphone Warehouse has entered the mobile phones market with a batch of 4G contracts, under the iD brand, that include automatic caps to prevent you busting your data allowance.


The firm says many people are hit with additional charges when they inadvertently bust their monthly limit.

The iD network will run on Three’s mobile platform – with Carphone Warehouse acting as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in a similar way to GiffGaff and Tesco, which piggyback on O2’s mobile infrastructure.

The iD plans can be purchased online or in store. Check out the details of each of the plans on offer:

Go To: Contracts that fall under the ‘Go To’ tranche give customers the flexibility to choose from a range of contract durations, and 4G broadband comes as standard. Plans start from £13.50 a month.

Shockproof: This type of plan is targeted at those looking for more control over their monthly mobile plans. Caps can be created for calls, texts and data, so you never go over what you can afford.

Takeaway: Designed for those who travel, ‘Takeaway’ plans offer free roaming in 22 countries, ranging from Australia and the USA to destinations closer to home such as France and Germany.

Carphone Warehouse is also offering SIM-only contracts starting from £5 a month for data only, or £7.50 for data, text and minute bundles.
The mobile network landscape is in the midst of significant change, meaning current providers may not appear in the same guise in the coming months.
For example, BT is waiting for a green light from the competition watchdog to lock-in a deal to take over EE. And Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Three, is bidding for 02.

In addition, Sky is set on become an MNVO later this year on O2’s network, while Tesco is reported looking to sell of its mobile business.

Gautam Srivastava, our mobile expert, said: “Carphone Warehouse’s new iD network will in essence be a rebranded version of Three’s network but with one main difference – price.

“One thing to note is that Three has the smallest amount of 4G spectrum of all the providers, so we’d strongly recommend you check coverage in your area before you take up a deal”.

Please note: any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing. Click on a highlighted product and apply direct.

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