What's best - Pay monthly, Pay as you go or SIM card only?

Use our handy table to find out what suits you best

 

Pay monthly

Pay as you go

SIM only

Can I get a free phone?
Yes
No
No
Do I get inclusive calls and texts?
Yes
No
Yes
Is there a credit check?
Yes
No
Yes
How long is the contract?
Usually 18 or 24 months
No contract - you can
leave whenever you like
Usually rolling for 30 days
Do I need to pay monthly line rental?
Yes
No
Yes
This type of deal might be best if you...
  • Make lots of calls or texts
  • Want a new phone for free
  • Want a top of the range phone
  • Don't use your phone that often, or only want one for emergencies
  • Haven't got a perfect credit history
  • Don't want to commit to a long contract
  • Make lots of calls or texts
  • Haven't got a perfect credit history
  • Don't want to commit to a long contract
  • Are happy with your current phone
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