Help & Advice



The definitive guide to SIM only

Submitted by Abi on 10 February 2015 - 3:22pm

What is SIM only and why are so many of us switching? If you don't know your nano sim from your micro sim then we're here to help with our definitive guide to SIM only contracts. We look at the the pros, the cons and why a SIM only might be right for you. Read more...

How to choose the best SIM only deal for you

Submitted by Abi on 9 February 2015 - 4:29pm

MVNO or MNO? 3G or 4G? The mobile industry loves jargon and this can make it confusing when choosing between SIM only deals. Fortunately our guide is here to cut through the waffle and help you navigate all of the big decisions to find the best SIM deal for you. Read more…

Tethering: which mobile network is best?

Submitted by Abi on 1 April 2015 - 9:39am
Tethering - which mobile network is best?

Which is the best network for tethering and what restrictions apply? We investigate and tell you how to avoid falling foul of your network's mobile tethering policy...

How to reduce your mobile data usage

Submitted by Abi on 9 February 2015 - 5:10pm

With so much of our time spent online it's easy to use up your data before your allowance renews and this can result in huge phone bills, or worse - no internet! We look at some simple tricks to save your data and save you money.

Switching from PAYG to Pay Monthly - use, lose or transfer?

Submitted by Abi on 5 February 2015 - 3:15pm

Are you upgrading from a Pay As You Go deal to a Pay Monthly SIM or phone contract? Find out how to transfer your existing PAYG credit and reduce your first month's bill.

Are sneaky text messages costing you more?

Submitted by Abi on 3 February 2015 - 11:22am
Emoticons and other sneaky things that are increasing your phone bill

Is it the smiley faces in your text messages that make you sad when you see you phone bill? Possibly. We look at the different things that can convert your free SMS text message into an expensive MMS and what you can do to avoid them.

How to monitor your mobile data usage

Submitted by Abi on 15 January 2015 - 2:45pm

Our need for mobile internet has grown with the advancements in smartphone technology and, where before you would pay a higher price for calls and texts, mobile networks now charge a premium for data. 

Which network is best for Pay As You Go?

Submitted by Abi on 16 December 2014 - 2:45pm

Whether you're buying for yourself or for a loved one, find out where to get the best Pay As You Go bargains in the lead up to Christmas.

What is a 30-day rolling SIM?

Submitted by Abi on 9 December 2014 - 4:02pm

30-day SIMs can be more expensive than longer deals, but they offer unparalleled flexibility and are often better value than Pay As You Go. Find out everything you need to know about one month SIMs in our guide.

How to upgrade your current phone to 4G

Submitted by Ben G on 2 December 2014 - 5:07pm
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Stuck on 3G? Maybe Not! Can You Get a "SIM Only" 4G Deal?

When will I get 4G?

Submitted by Abi on 2 December 2014 - 1:46pm
Is 4G lte available near you yet?

Have you've been patiently waiting for 4G to reach you while your friends on other networks have been singing its praises? Then our guide is for you. Find out which networks have rolled out, where you can get 4G and why it's taking so long!

Why mobile phone credit checks needn't be a barrier

Submitted by Abi on 26 November 2014 - 10:38am
Beat the credit checks with a SIM only deal

If you've been turned down for a mobile phone contract in the past then our guide is for you. Find out which networks don't use checks and how you can use SIM only to build your credit score.