Sim Only Contracts

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Sim Only Contracts, they always fall into three groups.



Click on the links below to find out which one you really are, at the moment we are on the Light Sim Only Contracts page.



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Light Sim Only Contracts are for Light Mobile Phone Users that just 

  • need it for essential reasons
  • make occasional calls
  • need it for emergency reasons
  • need it for safety purposes.
  • need 50 talk-time minutes
  • need 50 texts a month.


Sim only contracts such as the tariffs below mirrors the typical mobile usage of Light mobile phone users.




Network

12 months






Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

5GB

Upfront Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£6

See more Sim OnlyVirgin Mobile Light User Plans



Need mobiles not to be a big part of their life's.  Most Light mobile phone users use basic or simple mobiles, most have long amazing standby of up to 35 days, just need the sim to sit and wait, but yet for slight casual use.




Network

1 month






Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

1GB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£6

See more Giffgaff Sim Only Light User Plans


Light user
Sim Only Contracts
 
internet access, Data, how many megabytes?



  • Send occasional email via provider such as Hotmail or Yahoo!
  • Browse the internet now and again.
  • Estimated  350 megabytes more or less of data/month, 
  • keeping up with interesting news and friends. every so often.



Some Simple WiFi capable phones provide free internet access via  broadband.Some Simple WiFi capable phones provide free internet access via broadband.


Network

24 months






Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

1GB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£7

See more 3 Sim Only Light User Plans

This type have a mobile phone simply because others need them to have it.  Some Simple WiFi capable phones provide free internet access, saving megabyte allowances on SIM only contracts using broadband at home or work as well as free public WiFi hot spots when out n about.










Network

12months


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Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

250 MB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£13.00

See more EE  Sim Only Light User Plans




The best tariff is one that mirrors your typical mobile usage. You need a tariff where you don't go over your monthly allowances but at the same time you're not using under your allowances, this balance preemptively saves you money every-month.


Its this balance every mobile user should aim for.

All Balanced Rocks, Its this balance every mobile user should aim forAll Balanced

Of-course, there are different SIM-only contracts for  all sorts of Light mobile phone users with different communication needs, as Light mobile phone users use different amounts of Talk-time, Data and Text  every month, for different users with different mobile lifestyles, which are you?




Network

24 months





Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

1 GB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£11.00

See more Vodafone Sim Only Light  User Plans


Advantages of SIM only contracts

  • You are able to make flat rate cross network calls and may be able to make free calls to mobiles on the same net work, no premium charges.
  • Changing network provider is easy, with SIM only contracts you’re not chained into long contracts in case of problems with reception and coverage.
  • Always usually there's more talk-time minutes with more texts than a mobile phone contract or pay-as-you-go package.
  • Unlike PAYG were you use some time topping up, you don’t have to do that with SIM only-contracts.
  • As there is no phone included in the package calls, texts and other phone services cost much less.
  • Accessing social network sites are sometimes included in the monthly fee, some include extras and incentives such Netflix, Sky, Spotify for the first 6 months free.


Network

12 months






Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

2GB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£7.50

See more Tesco Sim only Light User Plans


Disadvantages of SIM-only contracts

Wow only two.......

  • you provide the phone.
  • you'll need to unlock the phone if changing networks.

Hard getting credit? If that's the case it may be hard getting a SIM-only contract deal that's over one month.  No credit check needed with 1month SIM only contracts.





Network

24 months






Minutes

Unlimited


Text

Unlimited


Data

5GB

Upfront
Cost

Free

Monthly
Cost

£11

See more O2 Sim Only Light User Plans


With Sim only contracts it alwyas important to check the out of allowance rates




Mobile-Phone and network companies want to entice new and hold-on to their customers for as long as possible, so to make you sign up to longer contracts, they offer very nice  incentives so often, they offer "free" gifts which is good. Need it rather than want it?







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Biggest mistake of HOW 76% OF MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS WASTE ALMOST £250 EVERY YEAR


According to Billmonitor, formed by mathematicians in Oxford, produced the figures after analysing nearly 28,500 anonymous mobile phone bills and comparing to 8.5million contracts on offer from retailers and network providers.


They found out that :-

52% of Users are on tariffs that’s too large for them, as a result of being on the wrong tariff, users use on average just one quarter of their monthly calling allowance.
Total waste: £2.62bn



29% Users are on tariffs that’s too small for them, as a result of being on the wrong tariff they wasted money on out of allowance calls, data usage, texts,  as well as other costs that could be reduced with a larger tariff like 40p/pic sent.
Total waste: £1.53bn



19% waste money by not optimising free benefits, text and  data allowances, or taking advantage of the lower costs that 24 month contracts provide, however they have the right level of inclusive minutes.
Total waste: £0.74bn



There are a number of points to look at before choosing a contract. For instance, mobile-phone and network companies want to hold-on to their customers for as long as possible,so to make you sign up to longer contracts, they offer  incentives so often.



Going on an 18month or 24month contract, rather the traditional shorter 12month contract, can save you between £5 and £10 per month.  However in the world of mobile phones 24 months is a long time changes happen fast, new tariffs, phones, faster connectivity speeds...you could move house.



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......it’s vital to first secure the best tariff that mirrors your typical usage......


choosing the wrong tariff can proof costly..make good choices......so you don't end-up with a face like him


Which? estimates around ten million contract mobile customers are routinely overpaying for their mobile phones, the reason? they are paying for services they never use.  In the past year phone plans have changed more than in the previous five.

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