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Compare iPhone SIM-only deals August

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You’re at the end of a mobile contract and your iPhone has been paid off. Or maybe you’ve just bought the latest iPhone outright. Now what?

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You need a SIM card (and therefore a SIM deal) to slot into your lovely Apple handset. But what SIM deal should you go for? And which type of SIM card will fit your phone? Read on to find out more.

Provider Data Amount Contract Length Monthly Costs
Plusnet Mobile sim only 2GB data 1 month £6.00
Virgin sim only 8GB data 12 months £8.00
Three sim only 12GB data 12 months £10.00
  • Plusnet Mobile sim only
    • 2GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Roam like at home
    • £6.00 per month
    1 month contract From Plusnet Mobile
  • Virgin sim only
    • 8GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • Includes capping + data rollover
    • £8.00 per month
    12 month contract From Virgin Mobile
  • Three sim only
    • 12GB of 4G data
    • Unlimited minutes
    • Unlimited texts
    • £10.00 per month
    12 month contract From Three Mobile

Which networks offer SIM-only iPhone deals?

When it comes to a SIM only deal for your iPhone, there are a number of networks to choose from…

iPhone SIM deals with EE

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When it comes to coverage and speeds, EE are consistently rated one of the best networks in the UK.

You can choose between different benefits from month to month, and even get the BT Sport app and the option to use your UK allowance in other countries to boot.

iPhone SIM deals with Vodafone

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Vodafone’s Very Me rewards scheme entitles customers to a range of goodies, including pre-sale tickets to events and money-off in outlets like Asos, Costa Coffee and Greggs.

Moreover, certain contracts also come with 12-month subscriptions to Amazon Video, NowTv, Spotify and Sky Sports Mobile.

iPhone SIM deals with O2

O2 logo

Aside from its wide range of SIM plans, O2 is also best known for its rewards scheme, which entitles customers to priority bookings to O2 venues as well as many other perks.

iPhone SIM deals with Three

Three logo

Three’s Go Roam Around the World offers inclusive roaming in 71 locations worldwide and, brilliantly, comes free on Advanced SIM only plans.

And when it comes to freebies, customers get access to a decent selection of perks and money-off promotions.

iPhone SIM deals from iD Mobile

iD Mobile logo

Although iD Mobile isn’t the most recognisable network on our list, it offers a wide range of SIM only deals as well as inclusive roaming in 50 destinations, plus a data rollover.

So, there you have it. When it comes to iPhone SIM-only deals, you have plenty of options to choose from. To see more networks, hit the button below:

Can I get a SIM-only deal with unlimited data for my iPhone?

While you won’t find many networks offering SIM deals with unlimited data, there are plenty of big data SIM deals available.

The way we see it, even if you’re a compulsive gamer, a social media addict and download a huge amount of music and video to your phone each month, you’ll still get by on a data allowance of 20GB or so. The question is: do you really need unlimited data?

You may find a high data plan will do you just fine. Though you won’t find many one-month SIM plans that offer more than 50GB.

What’s the difference between a one-month and 12-month SIM deal?

A one-month (30 day rolling contract) SIM deal gives you excellent flexibility because of its shorter length. You can change your plan every month - whether that’s with the same network, or you’d prefer to switch to a different provider, and there are some great deals available.

With a 12-month SIM plan, you don’t get the same flexibility as a one-month SIM deal, but these deals are great for those looking for the best value.

Some of the budget mobile networks, such as giffgaff and iD Mobile, don’t offer 12-month SIM deals, but do provide excellent value one-month deals. Other networks don’t offer one-month SIM deals, but include good perks such as O2 and, if you’re an existing customer, Sky Mobile.

It’s worth looking across all mobile networks and comparing what they offer against your needs before deciding on a one-month or 12-month SIM plan.

Pay-as-you-go SIM-only deals

If a long-term mobile contract doesn't appeal, you can always go for a Pay As You Go (PAYG) SIM deal - a great option if you want to keep your old handset.

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