There are so many different types of phone contracts available on the market today, and with new phones being released all the time deciding what option is best for you can be a bit of a minefield.
It's a fact - not everyone wants to pay a small fortune for their mobile phone contract and sometimes the cheaper option is actually the best option. We’ve covered all the questions you may have around SIM-only contracts so you can make a confident choice when deciding if it’s a good fit for you.
A monthly SIM-only deal is a contract based offer that runs for 30 days and rolls over each month. Generally, you are not tied into a contract for 12 or 24 months like you would be if you chose a deal with a handset. With SIM-only deals you pay a monthly amount and receive the allowance you have chosen consisting of minutes, texts, and data that you can use over this period. Every month this allowance resets.
At The Phone Co-op we use the EE network and all our SIM-only rolling contracts offer unlimited minutes and texts with various deals on data starting from 1GB up to 100GB.
If you opt for a deal with a low data allowance you might be wondering what will happen if you go over it. Usually, you’ll get an alert from your provider notifying you that you have exceeded your usage. Normally, the data service is then suspended so you can’t rack up extra charges - this is what we do at The Phone Co-op.
If you have set a bill limit, then the extra data usage will start eating into this and then trigger once you hit the end of your bill limit. So if you have a £5 bill limit you can still continue using the service. This usually includes data for up to £5 extra of charges and then it will stop - as this is the limit. However, it’s worth noting that bill limits are designed for extra calls outside of your normal allowance such as international calls or premium rate numbers.
You can add a data cap onto your plan to ensure you do not go over your limit - to do this, go to ‘My Account’ section after logging in.
If you currently have a SIM-only contract and you want to upgrade to a new phone handset then you can easily make the switch. How?