SIM Only is a 30 day rolling contract offered by the UK Mobile Networks that means that you can keep your exisitng phone and number, but take advantage of the value of minutes and texts usually associated with longer 12 or 18 month mobile phone contracts.
SIM Only Explained
Sim only is a relatively new way to get great value on mobile texts and minutes that are as good, if not better, than normal deals associated with 12 or 18 month mobile phone contracts. As with a standard mobile phone contract Sim only does not come with a mobile phone. So why is better? Well, the mobile phone networks such as T-Mobile, O2, Orange, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile are able to offer more minutes and texts at a lower monthly cost to you the customer because they don’t have to recover the cost of the mobile phone which they normally send and hence charging a higher cost for line rental plus locking you down with a 12 or 18 month contract.
So, if you already own a mobile phone that you are happy with and don’t want to be committed to a 12 or 18 month mobile phone contract then take advantage of the sim only deals available. The mobile networks aim, is to simply give you more minutes and texts than you get with a pay as you go phoneas well as far more flexibility. More importantly you are without a doubt getting as good a value for your money like you do with Pay Monthly Contracts. A SIM Only contract offers you the best of both worlds, more value and flexibility.
It may be that you exisiting Mobile Contract is up for renewal, but you are waiting for the latest all singing and dancing mobile phone to be released in a couple of months time. So what do you do, renew your contract, get a new phone for the first couple of months then pay to upgrade to the phone that you are waiting for when it is released? NO, sign up for a SIM Only Contract for the couple of months until the new phone is released and when it is, sign up for either a 12 or 18 month contract so that you get this new phone for free.
SIM Only is also suited to the likes of students, international visitors and anybody else who simply want more minutes and texts for their money, without being tied down for the duration of 12 or 18 month contract.
Which Mobile Phone Networks can I get SIM Only Contracts on?
SIM Only 30 day rolling contracts are available on the following UK Mobile phone networks:
- T-Mobile SIM Only (Solo)
- O2 SIM Only (Simplicity)
- Orange SIM Only
- Vodafone SIM Only
- Virgin Mobile SIM Only
What are the benefits of SIM Only?
- Keep your existing mobile phone
- A 30-day contract so no long term contract
- More minutes and more texts for your money
- Make calls to any network, anytime
- No time wasted topping-up credit like PAYG
- No credit check (this varies, check individual providers)
- Get free itemised billing
- Flexible tariffs that suit your usage