If you’re looking for a great value SIM-only deal with a decent amount of data, then Plusnet Mobile is offering 3.5GB of data, 3,000 minutes of calls and 3,000 texts for just £8 a month. The offer ends at midnight on Thursday 20 September.
Alternatively, £7 a month will get you 2.5GB of data with 2,000 minutes and 2,000 texts. You'll have to be quick to take advantage of this deal, though, as it ends at midnight on Thursday 6 September. At the lower end, £6 a month gives you 500MB, 250 minutes and 500 texts.
These deals are available on a month-to-month rolling basis, so you only have a minimum term of 30 days, and gives you access to EE’s 4G network, which has the best coverage and fastest speeds of any in the UK.
BT-owned Plusnet Mobile is one of several ‘virtual operators’ that use one of the four main networks – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – to deliver their services. It launched in 2016 as a rebrand of the LIFE Mobile service which was acquired by BT as part of the £12.5 billion takeover of EE in the same year.
EE’s LTE network covers 99.6% of the UK population and 90% of the country’s geographic landmass. There are plans to increase this to 95% by the end of the decade, so you can be confident of getting a decent signal wherever you need to use your phone.
Thanks to EU legislation, you can use your allowance in any EU member state, as well as several other European territories and dependencies such as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Switzerland. And if you’re travelling outside these areas then you can set a data cap so you don’t come home to a massive bill.
If you need to increase your allowance, then you can get a Plusnet bolt-on, which will give you extra data and minutes to play with. A 250MB bolt-on is £2.50 a month, while 1GB is £6 a month and 4GB is £15 a month. If you need to make more calls, then 100 minutes is £1.50 a month, while 1,000 is £12 a month. There are text bolt-ons too, but with unlimited texts already included, there’s no point.
To get your SIM card, simply place your order online and it will be delivered within three working days. The SIM is ‘one size fits all’, so it should work with whatever device you have at your disposal.