TPO Launch Cheap UK 4G SIM Only Mobile Data And Calls Deal

Once you know which network(s) you're happy to go with and what allowance you need, find the best deal you can that fits with this.

Below we've listed our top-pick pay-as-you-go deals for different categories of user – mid-level users, heavy users, cheap 3G-only deals, for occasional use and those who want a deal for roaming. Because for some signal is the overriding factor, we've also listed the top alternatives for each of the other three main networks (or a network that piggybacks on it).

In all but the occasional use category, we've listed PAYG bundles rather than traditional PAYG tariffs, which tend to be more expensive see Traditional vs bundled PAYG for more. For a broader range of deals if you can't find one of our top picks that matches your criteria, use a comparison site such as MobilePhoneChecker.

Mid-level users

Here are top picks for mid-level users, with at least 2GB of 4G data and 250 mins a month.

>asda

Unltd mins, 12GB (4G): 10/mth

A CHEAP 4G TARIFF

Piggybacking off the EE network, Asda Mobile offers cracking pay-as-you-go tariff for new customers until

Tue 9 Jan. For 10/mth you'll get a huge 12GB of 4G data, unlimited minutes and texts which should be enough for most in the mid and high-use category.

If you opt for the Asda deal and use up all your bundle within 30 days you'll have to top up with airtime credit and you'll be charged out-of-bundle prices.

Need-to-knows
  • Runs off the EE network.
  • Out-of-bundle charges are 8p/min, 4p/text and 5p/MB.
  • No credit check.
  • Tethering is permitted.

If you can't get EE signal where you live...

These are the best of the rest with at least 2GB of 4G data a month.

  • >Giffgaff*

    : 500 mins, unltd texts, 3GB 10/mth.

  • >TPO*

    (Piggybacks off Three): 300 mins, 3,000 texts, 2GB 10/mth.
  • >Vodafone*

    : 1,000 mins, unltd texts, 6GB 20/mth.

Heavy users

For the data fiends out there, these are our top picks with 5GB+ of 4G data and a healthy number of minutes.

>asda

Unltd mins, 12GB (4G): 10/mth

A CHEAP 4G TARIFF

Piggybacking off the EE network, Asda Mobile offers cracking pay-as-you-go tariff for new customers until

Tue 9 Jan. For 10/mth you'll get a huge 12GB of 4G data, unlimited minutes and texts which should be enough for most in the mid and high-use category.

If you opt for the Asda deal and use up all your bundle within 30 days you'll have to top up with airtime credit and you'll be charged out-of-bundle prices.

Need-to-knows
  • Runs off the EE network.
  • Out-of-bundle charges are 8p/min, 4p/text and 5p/MB.
  • No credit check.
  • Tethering is permitted.

If you can't get EE signal where you live...

These are the best of the rest with 5GB+ of 4G data a month.

  • >Three*

    : 3,000 mins, 3,000 texts, 12GB 20/mth.
  • >Vodafone*

    : 1,000 mins, unltd texts, 6GB 20/mth.
  • >Giffgaff*

    (Piggybacks on O2): 1,000 mins, unltd texts, 6GB 15/mth.

Low users

These are our top picks with 1GB+ data a month in this category we also include 3G-only tariffs, which can be great value if you're not bothered about getting the fastest speeds.

>asda

300 mins, 1GB (4G): 7/mth

A CHEAP 4G TARIFF

Asda offers this pay-as-you-go deal for new customers. For 7/mth you'll get 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data which should be enough if you're just checking emails and browsing.

If you opt for the Asda deal and use up all your bundle within 30 days you'll have to top up with airtime credit and you'll be charged out-of-bundle prices.

Need-to-knows
  • Runs off the EE network.
  • Out-of-bundle charges are 8p/min, 4p/text and 5p/MB.
  • No credit check.
  • Tethering is permitted.

If you can't get EE signal where you live...

These are some other cheap tariffs on other networks:

  • >Giffgaff*

    (piggybacks on O2): 250 mins, unltd texts, 1GB (4G – no cheaper 3G-only option) 7.50/mth.
  • >Lebara Mobile

    (piggybacks on Vodafone): 1,000 mins, 100 texts, 2GB (3G) 10/mth.
  • >Tello

    (piggybacks on Three): 100 mins, 100 texts, 1GB (4G – no cheaper 3G-only option) 9/mth.

For occasional/back-up use

It can be useful to keep a spare Sim for emergency use in case you lose your phone, or perhaps for entering competitions or listing adverts where you're not comfortable giving your main number. This is where traditional PAYG deals rather than bundles can win.

>EE

'True' pay-as-you-go: 3p/min, 2p/text, 1p/MB (4G)*

BEST FOR INFREQUENT OR EMERGENCY USE

The 321 tariff from Three* does what it says on the tin it's a simple and cheap tariff, charging on a purely pay-as-you-go basis. It's a cracking deal for occasional mobile users, by far the cheapest traditional PAYG rate on the market.

It'll only work in 3G-compatible handsets, so older non-smartphones are a no-no.

How much is it? Top up online with 5 minimum (10 in store) and it costs 3p/min for calls, 2p/text and 1p/MB for data (though the first 10MB after each top-up is free).

You'll lose credit after six months if you don't use it but use your phone occasionally and it'll stay on permanently.

If you can't get Three signal where you live...

These are the best of the rest:

  • >O2

    : 5p/min, 5p/text, 5p/MB (4G).
  • >Lebara Mobile

    (piggybacks on Vodafone): 12p/min, 15p/min mobiles, 19p/text, 9p/MB, 3G-only.
  • >Asda

    (piggybacks on EE): 8p/min, 4p/text, 5p/MB (4G).

For roaming abroad

Those on Three's 'Advanced' contracts get to use their allowance for free in 71 countries and territories including the US, Australia and most of Europe. However, pay-as-you-go users who convert their credit into a bundle can get the same benefit.

This is the perfect trick for the occasional trip abroad, if you're heading to one of the covered countries. Alternatively, if you go away often enough it might be worth getting a more generous bundle and paying for it every month.

>EE

Roam for free in 71 destinations*

FOR THE ODD TRIP ABROAD

Here's how to get yourself free roaming in 71 countries and territories without tying yourself into a contract with Three:

  1. Order a free PAYG Sim from theThree*website it'll work in anyunlocked3G or 4G phone. You can also buy one in store it normally costs 1, but the fee's waived if you top up at the same time (10 minimum).

  2. You'll then need to use your credit to buy aThree add-on bundle of calls, texts and data. To do this, log in to your 'My 3' account or call 333 using your new Sim. Bundles range from 5 to 25 here are a few examples:

  • 3,000 'Three to Three' mins only OR 3,000 texts only OR 500MB data only, for 5/mth
  • 3,000 mins, 3,000 texts, 1GB data for 10/mth
  • 30GB data for 25/mth
  • Your Sim should already beactivated for international roaming, so Feel At Home should work automatically when you arrive in any of the countries covered. You'll be able to use the allowance in your add-on in the same way as in the UK.
  • Add-ons and their allowances last 30 days. Any leftover credit not used towards a bundle expires after six months if you don't use it.

    For more information about Feel At Home and how it works, including its restrictions, see Cheap Mobile Roaming.

    Other roaming Sim deals

    It's possible to get Sims with other networks that include roaming allowances, but they're generally not very competitive. For more tips on how to cut the cost of using your mobile abroad, see ourCheap Mobile and Data Roamingguide.


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