The best Cyber Monday SIM only deals 2016

Forget two year contracts. Get a super cheap 30-day or 12-month deal right here.

Black Friday is almost upon us and it's a great time to get a super cheap SIM only deal.

SIM only deals are growing more and more popular lately as people stick with their old handset after their contract ends. And why not? You can save a lot of money by paying for a SIM only deal. It's also a popular option for people who buy a new handset outright as you can often save money by doing this over getting a binding contract.

We've been through all the major networks and retailers to bring you the best Black Friday SIM only deals. You'll find everything from the super cheap £5 deals for modest data users, all the way up to the best unlimited data deals. Whatever you need, Techradar has you covered.

ID Mobile SIM only 4G | 4GB data | 1000 minutes | 5000 texts | One month | £10 per month
Yes you read that right. This deal gives you 4GB data, 1000 minutes and 5000 texts for just £10 per month and it only locks you in for 30 days at a time. Most competing deals are more expensive and will lock you into a longer contract so there really is nothing to dislike about this deal. ID is Carphone Warehouse's own network and piggybacks on Three's 4G network. Fill your boots!

View this deal: at ID Mobile

The best Black Friday SIM only deals for the low data user

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iD | 1 month contract | 1.5GB data | 250 minutes | 5000 texts | £5 per month
iD has upgraded this deal from 1GB to 1.5GB for Black Friday at no additional cost, making the best cheap deal even better. 1.5GB doesn't sound like a lot, but if you're usually around Wi-Fi, it's absolutely fine and can handle casual web browsing and emails with no danger of running out. It's a rolling 30-day contract too, so you can leave whenever you spot that brand new phone contract you're holding on for. This is the one I'm using right now.

View this deal: at iD/Carphone Warehouse

iD | 1 month contract | 4GB data | 1000 minutes | 5000 texts | £10 per month
Like the look of the deal above, but know you're going to consume a more than 1.5GB of data? This is your next best option then at 4GB for just £10. This price is better than most 4GB SIM only deals that want you to commit to a 12 month contract, so the 30-day clause is oh so sweet.

View this deal: at iD/Carphone Warehouse

The best 30-day big data Black Friday deal

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Talk Mobile | 30 day contract | 15GB data | 2500 minutes | 5000 texts | £15 per month
15GB of data for just £15 a month on a rolling 30 day contract is an essential purchase for fans of big data who find themselves between handset contracts. Hell, this is a great deal if you're just happy with the phone you have or are about to buy a handset outright.

View this deal: at Talk Mobile

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The best BT SIM only deals

Discounts for BT Broadband members

BT's new range of Black Friday deals are attempting to pull you in with some tasty Amazon or iTunes gift cards. If you're already a BT Broadband customer, you'll want to give these some serious thought as the contracts are £5 a month cheaper for you. We've included links for you and non-customers too. Some of the lower-tier bundles are a bit mean with the minutes, so look out for those if you're chatty.

For existing BT Broadband customers:

12 month contract | 500MB data | 500 minutes | Unlimited texts | £20 Amazon or iTunes voucher: £5 per month at BT / £10 non-BT customer

12 month contract | 3GB data | 500 minutes |Unlimited texts | £40 Amazon or iTunes voucher: £8 per month at BT / £13 non-BT customer

12 month contract | 20GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £80 Amazon or iTunes voucher voucher: £15 per month at BT/ £20 non-BT customer

The best Vodafone SIM only deal

Vodafone has a bit of a habit of being a tad pricey with SIM only deals, but this one's potentially a real money saver if you're ok redeeming a few cashback installments.

Vodafone | 12 month contract | 20GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £22.20 per month
This is an absolute bargain for 20GB. You'll pay just £22.20 per month for 12 months, but there's £146 in cashback to claim too, leaving you paying the equivalent of just £10 per month which is extremely cheap.

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

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The best SIM only deals on EE

The Amazon vouchers are a nice deal sweetener here, but these deals should only be considered if you're going to be using a lot of data away from Wi-Fi. If that's you, then you'll love taking advantage of these 20GB and 30GB offers on EE's Superfast 4G network.

EE | 12 months | 20GB | Unlimited calls and texts | £35 Amazon voucher | £25 per month
You're getting the super fast EE4G instead of the standard 'up to 60Mps' here. You can also add three months of BT Sport and six months of Apple Music to this bundle at no additional charge. Look for the options once you click through.

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EE | 12 months | 30GB | Unlimited calls and texts | £35 Amazon voucher | £30 per month
30GB is a huge amount of data for only £30 a month on EE's superfast 4G network. You can also add three months of BT Sport and six months of Apple Music to this bundle at no additional charge. Look for the options once you click through.

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The best Unlimited data Three mobile SIM only deals

Three is the go to network when you just have to have unlimited data. You're going to be paying quite a high price, but we've found the best Unlimited deals out there so you don't get ripped off. Three is the ideal network for anyone without regular Wi-Fi access, or media-intensive users. Lengthy commutes will never be boring again when you can lose yourself in a world of Netflix or Spotify to shut out the gloom. We've included options for both 12-month and 30-day contracts.

Three | Unlimited data | Unlimited texts | 200 minutes
12 month contract - £24 per month | 1 month contract for £27 per month

Three | Unlimited data | Unlimited texts | 600 minutes
12 month contract - £27 per month | 1 month contract for £30 per month

Three | Unlimited data | Unlimited texts | Unlimited minutes
12 month contract - £32 per month | 1 month contract for £35 per month

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