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5 of the best 4G SIM-only deals in September 2017

Thursday, July 13th 2017

Nearly all providers now offer 4G at no extra charge, bringing you download speeds comparable to fixed line broadband in the palm of your hand. With data allowances ranging from just 250MB to unlimited, there is plenty of choice, but it can be hard to spot the bargains.

Here are five great 4G SIM-only deals currently on the market, which might help you narrow your choice. If you want more or less data, you will find that most providers will have something to fit the bill.

Asda Mobile
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Asda Mobile

Asda 2GB SIM-only plan

  • Minutes600
  • TextsUnlimited
  • Data2GB
  • Contract length30 days
  • Monthly cost£10

Asda Mobile now offers 4G as standard, making it superbly good value. Asda runs on EE's network to carry its calls, texts and data.

Asda offers six great SIM-only deals from 200MB to 8GB of data. You get free roaming in 48 European destinations and a generous allowance of texts and calls with each bundle. We've chosen this 2GB SIM-only deal as the best value on offer, ideal for almost anyone.

We advise that you check what Asda's coverage is like in your area before you go ahead and buy.

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media Mobile

Virgin 6GB SIM-only plan

  • Minutes2500
  • TextsUnlimited
  • Data6GB
  • Contract length30 days
  • Monthly cost£15

Now that Virgin offers 4G as standard on its SIM-only packages, it marks it out as a serious contender in the SIM-only market. Virgin uses EE's network to carry its calls, texts and data.

Virgin is currently offering double data on this plan, giving you a generous 6GB of data. All Virgin's plans are on a rolling monthly contract so you can change your plan as and when you want. You also get free messaging on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and you can roll over any unused data to the next month.

You can check what Virgin's coverage is like in your area before you go ahead and buy.

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BT

EE

EE 20GB SIM-only plan

  • MinutesUnlimited
  • TextsUnlimited
  • Data20GB
  • Contract length12 months
  • Monthly cost£36.99

EE boasts the fastest and largest 4G network in the UK. With a 20GB data allowance, unlimited minutes and texts, this deal from EE is great value for anyone looking for a generous amount of data.

As a bonus, EE is currently offering a free six-month subscription to Apple Music for free and a free £75 EE reward card. All EE SIM-only deals also come with free access to the BT Sport app, so you can stream all the live action on all the BT Sport channels, as well as catch up on the highlights. You can double check what EE's coverage is like in your area before you go ahead and buy.

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Vodafone

Three

All-you-can-eat data

  • Minutes200 minutes
  • TextsUnlimited
  • DataUnlimited
  • Contract length12 months
  • Monthly cost£24

Three is known for its cheap deals, and the All-you-can-eat data plan seems almost too good to be true. However, Three's 4G network is small in comparison to other providers, so coverage is often a hit-or-miss affair. If you're in a 4G area, you can take full advantage of the 4G speeds, if you're not, you'll be saddled with the slower (but more extensive) 3G network.

You can tether with this plan and roaming rates are reduced in many international destinations. The unlimited texts will keep you in contact with friends and family, and while the minutes allowance is capped, the all-you-can-eat data makes up for this shortcoming.

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Plusnet Mobile 4GB Sim-only plan

Plusnet Mobile

4GB SIM-only plan

  • MinutesUnlimited minutes
  • TextsUnlimited texts
  • Data4GB
  • Contract length30 days
  • Monthly cost£15

Plusnet Mobile has recently launched its moderate range of SIM-only plans and this one strikes a great balance of features and affordability. It comes with unlimited minutes and texts and 4GB data on a rolling 30-day contract.

It uses the EE network to deliver its service, so you can be confident of its coverage and speed. EE offers the widest 4G coverage in the country, as well as the fastest speeds. If you are an existing Plusnet customer you will benefit from the double data offer on this deal – taking it up to 8GB per month for the same price.

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