Tesco Mobile halves the cost of SIM-only deals in January sale
We’re getting to that time of the month where payday really is too far away for comfort. Thankfully there are still some January sales that are gentle on your wallet such as Tesco Mobile's half price SIM-only deal.
Until Sunday 28 January, the cost of your pay-monthly contract will drop down to half price for six months.
If you’re looking for a way to spend less money each month in exchange for a tariff, you can get Tesco Mobile’s 100MB plan. It costs £6 a month and you’ll have 100MB of data, 100 minutes and 5,000 texts to use each month over the course of a 12-month contract.
The first payment you make will be the standard £6, but after this the half price promotion kicks in for month two and you’ll pay just £3 a month up until month seven. For the remaining five months of the contract your bill will go back up to £6 a month.
Cheapest SIM-only deal £3 for six months
You don’t get a lot of data with this plan, it will only be enough to send a few emails a week and not much more than that. Perfect if you want to escape being bombarded with Facebook notifications asking you send someone a life on Candy Crush.
We wouldn’t recommend this plan if you have smartphone, it’s better suited for those who like the simple life and have a more basic mobile like an Alcatel 10.16 or maybe a Doro Primo 805. These phones simply let you send texts and make calls.
If this sounds like you and you have a family member who also needs a SIM-only deal, Tesco Mobile offers discounts for adding extra contracts to your account.
The Family Perks include 250MB of extra data, 150 extra minutes, 500 minutes to call other Tesco Mobile customers, 50 extra Clubcard points and 50p off each month. This applies to all tariffs not just the £6 one we mentioned earlier.
The half price offer only applies to Tesco Mobile’s pay-monthly SIM-only deals. The provider does have 30-day rolling contracts for more flexibility but they cost a bit more. For example, the 100MB tariff with 250 minutes and 5,000 texts is £7.50 a month.
If you do own a smartphone, you’re probably going to want a decent amount of data to go with it. The best value for money SIM-only deal that Tesco Mobile is currently offering is 10GB for £19.50 a month. On a 12-month contract you’ll also get 5,000 minutes and texts. This deal is also included in the half price offer so after your initial payment the cost will drop to £9.75 for six months.
These days it’s all about how to get your hands on as much data as you can for the smallest price. Tesco Mobile is not top of the list in this category, the credit for that goes to go to Virgin Mobile but Tesco does offer 30GB for £35 a month on a contract lasting a year. By the second month the monthly cost is reduced to £17.50 a month for half of your contract.
Popular Tesco Mobile SIM-only deals
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