SIM only iPhone deals are the latest low-cost communication offers in the market. These offers are similar to the pay monthly phone deals except that there is only a SIM involved. It is not only cheap but also provides great flexibility. It comes with only short term contracts, usually 1-month, and monthly renewable 12 month plans. Consequently, there are no long term ties to a specific service provider.
Subscribing to a SIM only plan is beneficial both to the money conscious iPhone user or people who are visiting a country for a short period of time. Those who are waiting for their phone of choice to reach the store can also use this service. For example, if the phone is to be released in a month’s time, one can purchase the SIM only plan and use it in the meantime.
There are a couple SIM only iPhone deals available worldwide. Here is an in-depth look at the plans offered by 6 different providers.
1. BT Mobile
BT mobile SIM only deals featured among the 12 best September 2017 picks by Broadband Choices. It provides a 12 month 4G SIM only contract which is renewable monthly at the cost of £16. The package which is only available to existing BT customers has unlimited voice call time and texts as well as 20GB data.
All BT customers can use the allowances on data, call and texts in 47 other destinations in the EU without any additional cost. They are also rewarded with a BT Sports app that covers live Aviva Premiership and Premier League games. Customers on the 3GB and 500MB plan receive free 3-months subscription while it is available for the 12 for those on the 20GB plan. Existing broadband users also qualify for monthly £5 discounts on SIM only iPhones deals.
2. 3 Mobile
Three mobile, just like BT, provides a 12 Month 4G SIM contract. The £14 per month plan has unlimited minutes and texts allowances together with 12GB data. Three also has a 4GB plan at £9 per month. Users on the Advanced Plan can use the allowances in 60 other locations worldwide including USA and Singapore.
Smartphone users voted 3 Mobile as the most reliable network in a survey conducted by YouGov. In 2017, it was again crowned the Best Pay Monthly network as well as the Network of the Year for International roaming and data. Free video streaming from TV player, Deezer, Netflix, and SoundCloud is available for users on the Go Binge plan.
3. Virgin Media
It is the best SIM only for people who love to share and chat on social media. It offers a 12 month 4G plan that allows unlimited texting and 5000 minutes talk time and 20GB. Users of Virgin Media’s 4G plans enjoy free Whatsapp, Twitter, and Facebook. These plans allow data roll over where remaining data from the previous month is added to the next month’s data.
Virgin Media service uses the mobile phone network of the largest network carrier, EE. Hence guarantees 99% coverage for its users. Customers get free access to over 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots all over the country. Moreover, customers can use the allowances in 43 different destinations worldwide.
4. Giffgaff Mobile
Giffgaff SIM only deals provide control to the subscriber as they come with no attached contract. The deal provides 9GB at £18 with 2000 minutes and unlimited texts. One can opt out or buy another package as soon as the current subscription is depleted.
Giffgaff pays its customers for every new customer they recommend as well as for taking part in community forums. It also provides £5 monthly plan for free calls and texts to other Giffgaff numbers. Like other providers, the SIM allowances can be used anywhere within the EU and other specific destinations.
Other SIM only iPhone deals providers include ASDA mobile, Vodafone, Plusnet, EE, and iD mobile among others. Most of these allow international roaming, data roll over and other benefits unique to every provider.