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TalkTalk Mobile SIM-only buyers guide

With one of the lowest priced 12 month SIM-only deals around, the £3.50 deal from TalkTalk Mobile is an attractive entry-level contract. The provider also offers tariffs up to £17.50 per month, with increasing levels of inclusive minutes, texts and data.

By opting for a SIM-only deal, you can hold onto your existing handset but still switch to a different provider or tariff. However, TalkTalk Mobile deals are exclusive to existing TalkTalk customers, so you’ll sign up to one of its broadband or TV packages if it doesn’t currently provide your telecoms services.

Why choose TalkTalk Mobile SIM-only?

TalkTalk Mobile offer six different SIM-only deals – three for customers who commit to a year long contract and three for those preferring the flexibility of a rolling one month deal.

The provider labels its SIM-only tariffs as Small, Medium or Large depending on the amount of minutes, texts and data included in the contract. Four of the deals offer unlimited texts to UK mobiles, while the two most expensive options also include unlimited UK landline and mobile minutes as well as 4GB of data.

TalkTalk Mobile use Vodafone to carry their calls, data and text traffic, meaning that customers can expect around 99% coverage of UK households.

What are my options?

Whether you go for a one month or 12 month contract, the Small, Medium and Large SIM-only deals offer the same number of inclusive minutes, texts and data – but for slightly different prices.

Small SIM-only contracts include 100 minutes of talktime, 250 texts and 200MB of data. The Medium tariff gives 500 minutes, 1GB of data and adds unlimited texts, while the Large SIM-only option boasts unlimited texts and calls along with 4GB of mobile data.

Unfortunately, if you’re the owner of an Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s or any other smartphone that requires a nano-SIM, TalkTalk Mobile does not yet provide these cards as part of the SIM-only line-up.

How much will it cost?

TalkTalk Mobile SIM-only deals start at £3.50 per month for the Small 12 month contract, rising to £17.50 per month for the 30 day Large tariff.

If you exceed your allowance, any calls made to UK landlines or mobiles are charged at 30p per minute, with text messages costing 12p per message. For every 1MB of data you download over your inclusive allowance, you’ll be charged 5p.

Calls to 0800, 0808 and 0500 numbers are charged at 20p per minute, while dialing numbers beginning 0845, 0870, 0844 or 0871 will cost 35p per minute.

It’s free to call TalkTalk Mobile customer services, to collect your voicemail, dial your TalkTalk landline or any other TalkTalk Mobile SIM that’s registered to your account.

Which tariff is right for me?

Ultimately, you can decide what tariff is ideal for you by considering how much money you’ve got to spend each month along with the amount of data, texts and minutes you need. What about ‘tethering’?

If you want to use your TalkTalk Mobile SIM for tethering, where other mobile devices connect to the internet by using your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can do so – but the provider warns that any data that’s used will be taken out of your monthly allowance.

As a consequence, TalkTalk Mobile’s official line is that they “recommend customers do not” tether.

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If you want the most generous yet flexible SIM-only deal TalkTalk Mobile has to offer, go straight for the Large SIM-only contract on a one month minimum term. This will give you unlimited minutes and texts with 4GB of data to play with. Six essential questions before you buy

To decide if a TalkTalk Mobile SIM-only contract is ideal for you, the following six questions should help:

  1. Do you know what type of SIM you need (a micro, mini or nano-SIM)?
  2. Can you set up Direct Debit payments to pay for your contract?
  3. Do you want to keep your existing phone?
  4. If it was previously on another network, can you get it unlocked?
  5. Does TalkTalk Mobile provide the right combination of minutes, texts and data?
  6. Will you get adequate network coverage?

How do I sign up?

When you’ve found a contract you like, click the See Deal button next to your ideal package. You’ll either be taken direct to TalkTalk Mobile or one of our trusted partners where you can complete the sign-up process. Each stage is secure, so you be sure your information is safe.

Comments (1)

malcolm haģgerty
11th August 2014

Why have I been sent an email asking for payment when I don't have a account

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