Our guide to SIM-only tariffs looks at what they are and why you should consider choosing a SIM-only tariff.
SIM-Only deals have become increasingly popular over the last year , but we still feel there may be a number of people who don't fully understand SIM-only tariffs. Therefore, we've written this guide documenting the main reasons to choose SIM-only !
SIM-only is a type of mobile contract offered by the majority operators. They work in a similar manner to standard mobile contracts with the difference being that they don't come with a smartphone or tablet i.e. they are stand-alone.
A SIM-only contract simply includes a SIM-card which you can put in a new smartphone or your existing smartphone. Essentially they offer all the benefits of a mobile contract but without the lengthy contractual commitment, which these days can be up to 2 years.
When buying a SIM-only contract you want to be careful that you buy the right type of SIM-card. You can find out which type of SIM-card you need by checking your devices specification on the box or by visiting the manufacturers website.
Many people choose to go SIM-only because they don't want to commit to a lengthy 24 month contract , which is the standard contract term on many Pay Monthly smartphone & tablet tariffs. Whereas, SIM-only deals are available on one-month rolling contracts , as well as 12 month contracts.
Many users have smartphones they are happy with and are currently not interested in upgrading. If that's the case then going SIM-only offers better value than renewing your mobile contract and you don't have to commit to another 2 year contract.
Are you one of the people who wants to change your smartphone frequently ? Well, if so then choosing a SIM-only tariff might be for you because you can buy a new smartphone outright and sell your old one whenever you like.
Many people who don't want to commit to a lengthy mobile contract and have been on Pay As You Go for some time may be getting really bad value for money. However, it's easy to switch to a 30 day rolling SIM-only contract and get more inclusive data and cheaper calls.
All of the major UK operators offer SIM-only deals , but the best deals are available on Three who have some excellent value packages. The operator currently have a SIM-Only sale going on which you checkout by clicking here.< Back
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