Save money with the 5 best SIM only deals


Trying to keep overheads to a minimum is essential if small businesses are to thrive, and let’s face it, persuasive sales talk can sometimes result in ending up with a more expensive package than you need or want.

Switching to a SIM only deal once your contract is up can help save mega bucks off the cost of a monthly phone bill rather than continuing to pay for the phone.

From Virgin to Vodafone, we list some of the best SIM only deals according to Direct Mobiles – so you can carry on with more important daily business tasks.

best sim only deals


  • 40GB of data a month for just £25 a month along with unlimited minutes and texts. Customers can also gain access to O2 priority perks.

12 month contract | 40GB data | Unlimited minutes & texts | £25 per month


  • For £12 a month on a 12 month contract, you get 12GB of data, plus 2500 minutes and unlimited texts. Virgin Mobile runs on the EE network, so you know the coverage is going to be pretty good across most of the UK .

12 month contract | 12GB data | 2500 minutes | Unlimited texts | £12 per month


  • Sign up with Three and you’ll get unlimited data for only £27 a month plus unlimited minutes and texts. Three are known for being generous with their data allowances on SIM only plans. Grab this one if three is your network of choice.  It’s hands down, the best value unlimited data deal right now.

12 month contract | Unlimited data | Unlimited minutes & texts | £27 per month


  • A massive 100GB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts into a 12 month SIM only contract for just £20 a month. This great deal from Vodafone has been a long time coming as the company has shied away from big data SIM deals until now.

1 month contract | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes & texts | £20 per month

iD Mobile

  • Exclusive to Direct Mobiles, iD Mobile have packed 8GB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts into a 30 day rolling SIM Only contract for only £10 a month. (Exclusive to Direct Mobiles.)

1 month contract | 8GB data | 500 minutes | Unlimited texts | £10 per month

Signal strength, reliability, cost, and customer service are all things to consider when it comes to choosing a mobile network provider so make sure you do your research before leaping headfirst into any kind of contract.

Ofcom has a list of accredited price comparison sites that are transparent, accessible, accurate and up-to-date and all members must list deals from the cheapest to the most expensive. You can find a list of accredited sites here.

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