SIM Cards on Tesco Mobile

Tesco SIM Only

Tesco Mobile is the largest mobile virtual network operator in the UK. Running on O2’s network, Tesco Mobile cover 99% of the UK population and offer a wide choice 30-day and 12-month SIM only deals from as little as £7.50 per month. 

With Tesco Mobile deals you can cap your bill for complete peace of mind and even earn Clubcard points, that can be exchanged for money off in store and online via Tesco Direct, and it’s good news if you have a 4G ready phone because 4G is available at no extra charge on all Tesco Mobile SIM plans over £10.

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Why you might like Tesco Mobile

Excellent 3G and 4G coverage

Tesco Mobile use O2's network so you're guaranteed great coverage

Tesco Mobile run on O2’s network so you can access great coverage for calls and data across 99% of the UK population. Before you buy, check the network’s reception in your area using Tesco Mobile’s coverage checker.

4G at no extra cost 

All of Tesco Mobile’s £10 or more SIM plans come with 4G included as standard. You will of course need to have a 4G ready phone and be in a 4G area to make use of this. Don't worry if you’re still waiting for the speed revolution to reach you, Tesco Mobile's 3G service is also available. 

Though competitively priced for 4G, some other 3G networks, including giffgaff (who also run on O2) and Virgin Media (who run on EE), offer up to twice as much 3G data for the same price as Tesco Mobile’s deals. So if the 4G rollout isn’t coming to you soon you may want to consider one of these networks instead.

Capped bills for peace of mind

Capping your bill does away with bill shock and helps you avoid out of bundle charges. With all Tesco Mobile plans you can set a safety buffer from £2.50 to £50 each month so you won’t pay a penny more then you expect to. 

No mid-contract price hikes

Tesco Mobile’s Price Promise guarantees that the price you pay when you start your contract is the price you’ll pay at the end of your contract. Unlike O2 and EE who have both confirmed that their prices will rise in line with the Retail Price Index each year. 

Flexible plans

Tesco Mobile offer a wide range of flexible SIM-only plans. If you like your mobile contracts old school and just use your phone as a phone then Tesco Mobile is currently one of the only networks to offer pay monthly talk and text plans. 

Or if you need a little extra data to keep you going, Tesco Mobile’s one off data add-ons are low cost and don’t auto-renew so you don’t need to remember to cancel them. And, unlike some other networks, 30-day means just that so you don’t need to give any notice to cancel your 30-day SIM plan.

Award winning UK-based customer service

Tesco Mobile has won numerous industry awards for their UK-based customer care. If you want to talk to someone in person then you can speak to Tesco Mobile's sales and support teams on the phone or visit one of the Tesco Phone Shops available in selected Tesco Stores. If you’re happy to do things online then Tesco Mobile's website has an easy to navigate help section with a live chat facility, or you can tweet the customer care team using @tescomobilecare.

Why you might not like Tesco Mobile

No unlimited plans

Though Tesco Mobile’s allowances are generous they don't offer unlimited plans. The maximum call and text allowance is 3000 minutes and 3000 texts and the maximum available data allowance is 8GB. While ample for most people, this could be frustrating if you regularly stream HD videos to your phone as you're likely to get through your allowances before the month is up. If you want a truly unlimited plan then other networks, like Three or giffgaff, might be more suitable for you.

No international roaming plans

Unfortunately Tesco Mobile don’t offer international roaming plans so if you want to use your phone when you travel you'll be charged standard roaming rates. Most other networks including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone let you use your own allowances when you travel and charge from around £2 per day. Three’s Feel at Home promotion also lets you use your allowances in 16 worldwide destinations, just as you would in the UK, for no extra cost.

No free Calls to 08 and 05 numbers

Tesco Mobile still charge for calls to these and other non-geographic numbers.Though probably not a deal breaker for most, free calls to numbers beginning 08 and 05 are featuring as extras with some of the other networks including Three, EE, giffgaff and Virgin Media – at least on some of their plans. 

 

Our top SIM Only Deals

£10
1,000 mins
5,000 texts
500MB internet
4GInternet
£10.00 per month
(over 12 months)
8GB
3,000 mins
5,000 texts
8GB internet
4GInternet
£30.00 per month
(over 12 months)
£20
5,000 mins
5,000 texts
4GB internet
4GInternet
£20.00 per month
(over 12 months)
Tip: You can filter by SIM Type or device model by using the options on the left, but you don't have to. We can deal with that later.
Plan Type Contract Minutes Texts Internet Monthlysort descending
£7.50 Tesco SIM Only
12 months
250 5,000 500MB
3GInternet
£7.50 Buy / Choose SIM
No Data Tesco SIM Only
1 month
250 5,000
£7.50 Buy / Choose SIM
No Data Tesco SIM Only
12 months
500 5,000
£7.50 Buy / Choose SIM
500MB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
500 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
£10.00 Buy / Choose SIM
£10 Tesco SIM Only
12 months
1,000 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
£10.00 Buy / Choose SIM
1GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
1GB
4GInternet
£10.00 Buy / Choose SIM
£10 Tesco SIM Only
18 months
1,000 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
£10.00 Buy / Choose SIM
£12.50 Tesco SIM Only
1 month
1,000 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
£12.50 Buy / Choose SIM
2GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
2GB
4GInternet
£12.50 Buy / Choose SIM
£12.50 Tesco SIM Only
12 months
1,500 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
£12.50 Buy / Choose SIM
500MB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
250 5,000 500MB
3GInternet
£12.50 Buy / Choose SIM
£12.50 Tesco SIM Only
18 months
1,500 5,000 2GB
4GInternet
£12.50 Buy / Choose SIM
1GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
1,500 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
3GB
4GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
4GB Tesco SIM Only
12 months
4GB
4GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
2GB Tesco SIM Only
12 months
3,000 5,000 2GB
4GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
£15 Tesco SIM Only
12 months
3,000 5,000 2GB
4GInternet
£15.00 Buy / Choose SIM
2GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
3,000 5,000 2GB
4GInternet
£17.50 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Tesco SIM Only
12 months
5,000 5,000 3GB
4GInternet
£17.50 Buy / Choose SIM
3GB Tesco SIM Only
1 month
5,000 5,000 3GB
4GInternet
£20.00 Buy / Choose SIM
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Contract SIM Type Minutes Texts Internet Extras Monthlysort descending Buy Now
Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
250 5,000 500MB
3GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
250 5,000 500MB
3GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
250 5,000 500MB
3GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
250 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
250 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
250 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
500 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
500 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
500 5,000
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£7.50
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
500 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
500 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
500 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
1,000 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
1,000 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
12 months
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
1,000 5,000 500MB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
1GB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
1 month
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
1GB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
18 months
Micro SIM for phones
Micro SIM
1,000 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco SIM Only
18 months
Nano SIM for phones
Nano SIM
1,000 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
Buy NowMore Info...
Tesco SIM Only
18 months
Combi SIM / Mini / Standard for phones
Combi SIM
1,000 5,000 1GB
4GInternet
  • Tesco Mobile: Clubcard Points
£10.00
Tesco Mobile Direct
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Tesco Mobile sim-only contracts

"Out of bundle" call charges on Tesco Mobile

"Out of bundle" call charges only apply once you've used up all of your monthly allowance, or where you don't have any given allowance included (for instance if you don't have internet/data built into your plan's package). All prices are in pence.

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