Top UK Sim Card Providers & Deals 2020

If you want to save money on your phone bill there are several options to consider. It is now easier than ever to change network providers and keep using the same mobile number and many network providers are up for negotiating your rates. In this article, we will look at some of the different types of deals available and some of the best value deals currently on offer.

What are the differences between contract and pay as you go deals (PAYG) and which one is right for you?

Depending on the specifics of the deal and the amount you use different functions of your mobile, opting for a contract or pay as you go deal, can both be economical options. For heavy use, opting for a fixed-rate monthly fee will usually make more sense. On the other hand, if you have little need to use your phone away from stable wi-fi or don’t use your phones much at all a pay as you go (also known as a PAYG) deal might be preferable.

What is a SIM-only deal?

When you buy a new mobile you can go for a higher upfront price, and buy the mobile phone yourself. Alternatively, you can sign up for a plan where you pay more every month and in that way slowly buy the phone over the course of your agreement. In this case, depending on the specific terms of your agreement you will usually get a free phone every year.

What are the best SIM-only and contract deals of 2020?


For fast 4G internet, an EE SIM deal is a decent option. It is 50% faster than the other major networks and great for uninterrupted streaming of live TV or films. Plus, EE will give you three free months of BT Sport and six months of Apple Music for free.


O2 users will benefit from Priority rewards which include anything from competitions and discounts to pre-order privileges for popular concerts. They also have around 1000s wi-fi hotspots which means you can save money on your data when out and about.


Three currently the only network offering unlimited data. This means they can usually offer amazing deals on big data plans. Plus, Three also offers its users a great application called Wuntu that offers some brilliant perks like cheaper dinners and free coffees.


One of the longest standing providers, Vodafone has earned the trust of consumers and still has a large portion of the mobile market to this day. If you are interested in watching films and TV on your phone regularly, perhaps you have a long commute or no laptop to use, then take a look at the Red Entertainment tariff. This deal will give you a free subscription to NOW TV, Sky Sports Mobile or Spotify Premium.

iD Mobile

This network will undercut most of the competition and offer you one the cheapest phone bills in the UK. The cost of this deal is just £5 a month and you can cancel the payment at any time. What’s more, is this network comes with plenty of perks which include the advantage of allowing you to roll over any unused data every month.


Voxi can offer you a massive 8GB of data, unlimited use of social media apps and unlimited calls and texts for only £10 a month. Plus, you don’t have to worry about being locked in for longer than one month if you don’t like the service.

As you can see there are plenty of options out there if you are unhappy with your current network provider or think you can get a better deal. So, why not do your research and find a network provider that will save you money and help you enjoy a stress-free 2020.

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