What’s the best sim-only mobile contract?

OK, I know, it’s a bit of a silly question because everyone has different needs, but these are mine:

  • 1 month rolling contract — I don’t want to be stuck with the contract for 12 months
  • Keep my number — I rummaged through the boxes in a BTCellnet shop years ago to get my number and I’m going to keep it
  • Unlimited internet — Well, a fair usage of at least 1GB, and I don’t want to get charged if I go over, I just want a warning
  • Some free minutes — To all networks of course
  • Some free texts
  • £25 per month or less

So far, the best I’ve found is the solo-20 plan at T-Mobile:

  • 1 month rolling contract
  • Keep my number
  • Unlimited internet — Fair usage of 1GB
  • 600 minutes to all networks
  • Unlimited texts
  • £20 per month

If you think you’ve found a better plan that meets my minimum requirements, or this deal is no longer available, add a comment and I’ll update this post.

Update December 2012: This solo-20 plan is no longer available. This was pointed out to me by a commenter linking to http://www.comparisim.co.uk/. I thought, oh great, another spammer (like many of the comments) but the site actually looks pretty good. I also recommend http://www.billmonitor.com/. Personally I’m on a normal contract now (this post is old) but please post any good deals in the comments for others to find.



13 thoughts on “What’s the best sim-only mobile contract?”

  1. Thanks for posting. That offer wasn’t available when I originally looked but it does appear better than the one I mentioned (by 42p/month!). The only difference I can spot is there are only 1200 texts. I say only as if I would need more than that when in fact I send about 5 texts per month.

  2. T-mobile do seem to have the best offers and they tend to be one of the most popular. Three have some interesting sim only deals and they are offering free Skype to Skype calls for the life of the contract.

  3. Hi,
    The T-Mobile Solo 20 mentioned above is the best £20 a month 30 day contract, agreed. However if you’re happy to go on a 12 month contract T-Mobile offer 800 mins with unlimited texts and unlimited mobile internet for £20 a month. Let’s face it the majority of people will most likely stay for 12 months. However, the 30 day rolling contract is an attractive feature.

    Virgin Mobile have recently introduced a new SIM only deal. A 200 mins with unlimited texts for £10 a month on a 30 day contract. This is the best SIM only deal for £10 a month. Even on £15 a month tarrifs they are at the top at the moment with 500 mins and unlimited texts for £15 a month. T-Mobile are the next closest to them but their £15 a month tarrif with the same minutes and texts is a 12 month contract in comparison to Virgin Mobile’s 30 day contract. I think Virgin Mobile have initiated a price war. One website that seems to be the most user friendly and easy to compare deals on is http://www.bestsimonlyoffers.com Thank You.

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