Now that the UK is in a perpetual cycle of bad weather, stormy winds and heavy rain, there isn't a whole lot of point in going outside this weekend. So what to do instead? Finally finding that SIM only deal you need to put in your phone now your contract has ended?
Yes, we're aware that in the long list of the funnest ways to spend your weekend, that ranks pretty low. With that in mind, we thought we might help speed the process along a little bit by picking out the five best SIM plans around right now.
With big cashback options on Vodafone, 1-month rolling contracts in a while and a Three unlimited dataoffer which just refuses to let anything else top it, there are a lot of great choices out there right now.
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Our top 5 best SIM only deals this week:
1. Unlimited data, calls and minutes with Three:
SIM only from Three | 12 month contract | Unlimited data | Unlimited calls and texts | £18 a month
This really is just the best SIM only deal around right now. It's a 12 month contract, offering unlimited calls, texts and data and you're only having to pay £18 a month to get it. Somehow, Three has been running this deal for ages and seems like it won't be stopping anytime soon.
2. Cheap...so very cheap:
iD Mobile SIM only | 30-day contract | 1GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £5 per month
Trying to spend less on your phone bills? Then iD has got you covered. Of course, 1GB of data each month won't suit the streaming commuters and social media obsessives of this world, but those £5 a month bills are amazingly tempting if you don't use your phone that much away from Wi-Fi. Or an extra quid a month doubles your data.
No limits on your social media usage:
Voxi SIM only | 1 month rolling | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £15 per month
This offer from Voxi really strives in two places - it's contract length and its secret weapon. You're on a 1-month rolling contract so you can stay as long as you want and leave at any time and with all Voxi contracts, using social media won't eat into your data plan.
4. 1-month flexibility paired with a big data plan:
SIM only plan from Smarty | 1 month rolling | 50GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £15 per month
Smarty, a lesser-known player in the world of SIM only deals is going strong with this plan. It costs £15 a month and runs on 1-month rolling contracts. That means you can leave whenever you want or stay forever. For that price you're getting a pretty impressive 50GB of data.
5. Drop the price with mega cashback
Vodafone SIM only deal: at Mobiles.co.uk | 12 month contract | 60GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £20pm + £126 cashback
Out of the two, this is the deal that secures the larger discount. After you take into account the cashback, you're effectively paying just £9.50 a month, making this a bargain for the amount of data you're getting. However, because this is cashback by redemption, you will have to claim it in chunks throughout the contract.
Vodafone SIM only deal: at Mobiles.co.uk | 12 month contract | 60GB data | unlimited calls and texts | £20pm + £90 cashback
The exact same deal just with a small drop in the amount of cashback you're receiving. So why would you want to go for this option instead? The cashback here is automatic so you will receive it without having to do the same level of work as above. After you take that cashback into account, you're effectively paying just £12.50 a month.