Mobile network reviews UK

How good are the UK's mobile phone networks? Does EE have the best coverage? Is Three really best for data or are there other options? We pass judgement over mobile operators to determine which is worth your money.

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    Giffgaff mobile review 2024 - is giffgaff any good?

    Giffgaff have always impressively ploughed its own furrow: unique, flexible and customer-centred. Specialising in SIM-only deals, giffgaff uses the network of its parent company O2 and offers a good… More »

  • iD Mobile

    iD Mobile review 2024 - is iD Mobile any good?

    Whether you opt for a pay monthly contract or SIM-only deal, iD Mobile offers some of the UK’s most affordable 5G plans. Centred on flexibility and value for money,… More »

  • lyca mobile

    Lyca Mobile review: Is Lyca Mobile any good in 2024?

    Lyca Mobile is built for people who want to make lots of international calls, with great packages featuring inclusive minutes for calling abroad. It isn’t just about those with… More »

  • Virgin Mobile

    Virgin Mobile review 2024 - is Virgin Mobile any good?

    Virgin Mobile offers a wide range of tariffs, competitively priced mobile contracts and SIM-only plans, plus the option to rollover any unused data at the end of the month.… More »

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone mobile review 2024 - is Vodafone any good?

    One of the mobile big guns, Vodafone has its plus points - namely its inclusive Red Entertainment subscriptions and international roaming options. But prices are on the high side… More »

  • EE vs O2

    EE vs O2: which is better?

    Prices. Coverage. Speeds. Customer loyalty schemes. We take a look at all of O2's and EE's selling points to help you make your mind up. More »

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    EE vs Vodafone: which network is better?

    As two of the UK’s biggest mobile networks, EE and Vodafone offer a huge range of SIM-only plans, loads of pay as you go tariffs, and a decent selection… More »

  • Lebara

    Lebara Mobile review 2024 - Is Lebara any good?

    For those with friends and family abroad, finding a mobile network that offers decent international call options can be tricky. Thankfully, Lebara Mobile specialise in international SIM-only deals, and… More »

  • Sky Mobile

    Sky Mobile review 2024 - is Sky Mobile any good?

    Best known as the giant of UK satellite TV, Sky has now dipped its big toe into the mobile market. With both handset plans and SIM deals available, it… More »

  • VOXI

    VOXI mobile review 2024 - is VOXI any good?

    Originally aimed at the under 30s, the unique selling point of VOXI’s SIM-only plans is endless social media. While there aren’t many plans to choose from, VOXI’s unlimited calls… More »

  • Smarty

    Smarty mobile review 2024 - is Smarty any good?

    A low-cost network powered by mobile giant Three, Smarty keeps things simple with its small selection of cheap SIM-only deals. Its flexible one-month contracts and discounts for unused data… More »

  • O2

    O2 mobile review 2024 - is O2 any good?

    If you’re looking for a mobile network with flexible packages, loads of mid-tier to premium handsets and a shed-load of perks, O2, Britain’s oldest network, has you covered. Question… More »

  • Tesco Mobile

    Tesco Mobile review 2024 - is Tesco Mobile any good?

    Believe it or not, when Tesco isn’t dishing out deals on fruit and veg, it’s a dab-hand at creating some properly brilliant - not to mention, cheap - SIM-only… More »

  • Plusnet

    Plusnet mobile review 2024 - is Plusnet any good?

    Best known as a cheery Yorkshire broadband provider, Plusnet has branched out into mobile plans with an emphasis on good value SIM-only plans that include special offers for existing… More »

  • BT review

    BT Mobile review 2024 - is BT Mobile any good?

    This broadband, home phone and TV giant re-entered the mobile sector in 2015 when it partnered with EE. BT Mobile subscribers can take advantage of BT Sport on the… More »

  • Three review

    Three mobile review 2024 - is Three any good?

    Solid, reliable and reasonably competitive: that’s Three. It’s not the cheapest mobile network, but then the major providers rarely are. You can get unlimited mobile data on selected plans… More »

  • EE mobile network review

    EE mobile review 2024 - is EE any good?

    As one of the biggest networks in the UK, EE has it all: fast 4G, tons of phones and - we presume - an encyclopaedias-worth of blackmail material on… More »

Mobile network reviews UK

How good are the UK's mobile phone networks? Does EE have the best coverage? Is Three really best for data or are there other options? We pass judgement over mobile operators to determine which is worth your money.

Over the coming months, we'll pass our critical eye over the UK's top mobile networks, from the big boys like EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone, to smaller operators like giffgaff, Tesco and iD Mobile.

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