According to BT Mobile there are a number of reasons you should choose it over any other. We admit, though, that many of these pluses you will also find among other providers.
Not all mobile networks are actual networks, technically speaking. There are actually only four separate mobile networks in the UK, and even they share many of the same masts. They are Three, O2, EE and Vodafone. All other providers – BT Mobile, for example – 'piggyback', or borrow capacity, from one of those four networks.
BT Mobile piggybacks on the EE network, which BT indirectly owns. Happily, EE offers the widest coverage and best data speeds of all of the four network providers, so you are in good hands. EE covers over 99.9% of the UK population with its signal, and offers data download speeds of up to 30Mbps on BT’s standard data plans in most places, and speeds of up to 60Mbps with BT’s optional Extra Speed 4G add-on.
There are a standard set of desirable features you should look for with any mobile provider you are considering signing up to. BT Mobile is no different. Let's see how it does.
BT Mobile operates on the EE network. Of all the four UK network providers, EE offers the widest coverage and best 4G and 5G speeds.
You can read our full review of BT Mobile as a provider by simply following the link.
Yes. Any of the deals available on this page will net you a free SIM from BT Mobile. Simply head to the comparison portion of the page to see what's available. Listings are updated daily.
Yes. 3G does still exist in some areas as a fallback – if you can't get 4G where you happen to be at a given moment your phone will try to find the best signal available, and that may be 3G. However, so long as your signal is good, you will be getting the fastest 4G from BT Mobile, via the EE network.
You can cancel your BT Mobile SIM deal any time in the first 30 days after signing up. Alternatively, if there is some sort of reception issue that manifests thereafter and BT Mobile is unable to get it fixed, you can also leave before the end of your contract.
Yes, in the sense that you can get your phone unlocked prior to putting in the new SIM. No, in the sense that if you just put it in prior to unlocking it won't work. Even though BT Mobile and EE share the same network, it doesn't follow that the SIMs are interchangeable on locked phones.