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iD Mobile's 'cheapest ever SIM' offers 500MB for £3.99 a month

Wednesday, February 14th 2018 by Steve McCaskill

iD Mobile is offering its cheapest ever SIM, giving customers 500MB of data, 500 minutes worth of calls and 5,000 texts for just £3.99 a month.

The offer is ideal for those who only need a little bit of mobile data when they’re out and about, or only need to make a few phone calls a month, and don’t want to be tied into an expensive contract.

Indeed, the SIM is available on a rolling monthly basis, so there’s no minimum term and if you aren’t able to use up the 500MB allowance, it rolls over into the following month.

Of course, in line with EU legislation, you can also use your allowances in Europe if you go on holiday and if you’re worried about going over your limit, iD Mobile lets customers set a cap on their monthly spend. So if you only want to pay £5 more than your contact each month, you can.

Delivery is free and iD claims its multi-size SIM card can fit any smartphone you throw at it.

There’s also the possibility to change your plan to something more suitable if 500MB turns out not to be enough. A 1GB plan costs £5 a month, while for £7 you can get 2.5GB. The biggest possible allowance is 6GB for £15 a month. The company also offers longer term contracts with a handset, if you’re willing to splash out.

Cheap and flexible SIM deal

iD Mobile is operated by Carphone Warehouse and launched in 2015. It is one of several ‘virtual’ mobile networks that use one of the main four networks – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – to deliver its services.

The key differentiator for iD Mobile is its flexible price plans as it prides itself on the level of control its gives its customers. Its services are delivered via Three’s network, meaning a 3G or 4G connection is available to 97% of the UK population.

SIM-only deals are an increasingly popular way to take out a mobile contract, offering greater flexibility and better prices. And iD Mobile's latest offer might just be the cheapest around – especially for the data allowance.

Asda Mobile offer 125 mins, 2,000 texts and 200MB for £5 a month, while Giffgaff can give 150 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB. Plusnet Mobile serves up 500MB, 500 texts and 250 minutes for the same price.

Three can match the 500MB data allowance, complete with 200 minutes and unlimited texts, for £5 a month, however this will tie you in to a 12-month contract.

In fact, the only offer that gives as much with the same amount of flexibility is Plusnet’s £6 plan, which comes with 2,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 1.5GB of data, all with a 30-day monthly rolling contract.

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