Why should I choose a SIM only plan?

23 August 2018

More and more people are sticking with their current device and going for a SIM only option. But why should you choose an EE SIM only plan, and what are the benefits?

What is SIM only?
A SIM only plan is exactly what it says on the tin: a plan that’s just for your SIM card. Rather than getting a new phone included in your plan, you get a new SIM with all your data, minutes and texts on it. Just pop this into your phone and you’re good to go!

Why choose SIM only?
The choice really comes down to whether you want a new phone or not. If you’ve already got a phone you love and just want a better deal on your minutes, texts and data, then SIM only could be for you. SIM only plans offer similar amounts of minutes, texts and data to phone plans – plus you can use your allowances in the EU. The right SIM only plan will depend on what your priorities are, but if you know how you use your phone, and you don’t want to pay for a new phone, a SIM only plan is for you.

Pay monthly vs pay as you go
There are two options when it comes to SIM only: you can opt for a pay monthly plan (typically for 12 months, though there are some longer ones) or choose a pay as you go SIM. Pay monthly SIM only plans will give you access to the best minutes, texts and data allowances at a great price, while pay as you go offers flexibility and the option to switch to something else at any time.

Why pick an EE SIM?
At EE, we go further to give you 4G in more places than any other UK network. In fact, we’ve made it our ambition to deliver 4G to 95% of UK landmass by 2020. You can also gift your spare data from your plan around your family’s devices in just a few clicks using the EE app. Our data caps mean you'll never go over your data allowance by accident, so you’re always in control of your spending. And if you ever need help with anything, you've got the peace of mind of knowing that all calls to our service centre are answered in the UK or Ireland.

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