How To Choose The Right Sim-Only Deal In The UK

Dom Kwolczak
6 min readJun 28, 2022

Are you happy with your current phone and not keen to upgrade? You’re in the right place! Over the past few months, I’ve been testing several network providers here in the UK in an effort to find a network that matched my needs and I think I finally found one!

For those who live outside of the UK, your options may be different but here in the UK, we have pay monthly contracts that come with a phone, these usually last from 12 months to 3 years depending on the offer and the provider. We also have an option to go Sim-only and there are a few options.

In this article, I will explain what sim only is and how to go about choosing the right sim for you.

What Is Sim-Only and Why Is It Good?

As it sounds, with sim-only you only get a sim card. This could be a monthly contract lasting from 1-month to 24 months or more. We also have an option called Pay as you go, which isn’t a contract and you can top up call credit at most shops, online and in apps where available. Some Pay-as-you-go sims also offer a monthly option where you agree to spend a certain amount such as £10 per month until you cancel. This offers you packs such as 15 GB of data, 1000 call minutes and unlimited texts.

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Dom Kwolczak

I'm Dom, a tech and productivity enthusiast living in the UK. I share stories about my experience with tech, reviews, tips and more. www.beacons.ai/techwithdom