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Save Money on Your Mobile Phone Contract – Pay £10 Or Less

Money Saver Pete Utility Money Saving 1 Comment

You may be signing up to a company that you know very little about, but that doesn’t mean that the coverage will be poor. Smaller phone companies are also known as MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) and they use something called ‘virtual networks’. Basically, this means that a company like Giffgaff use the o2 network to bring you their service. So Giffgaff customers will have exactly the same coverage as if they were on o2. Take a look at the uSwitch site to see which MVNO uses which network.

There is one potential downside to a company that uses a virtual network. They will not always offer a 4G service. This means you will have to make-do with the slightly slower 3G offering. If you don’t use a lot of data, then this isn’t really an issue. And if you have no idea what 3G or 4G is, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Basically, it’s the speed at which you can download from the internet.

Can I keep my phone number?

Yes, and it’s far easier than you might think. You will need to contact your current provider and request something called a PAC code. You then pass this code on to your new provider and your phone number will be moved across to your new SIM.

So how much should I aim to pay?

For the average user, you should be looking to pay less than £10. There are some good SIM cards around that price, but the cost will be even lower when combined with cashback.

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Comments 1

  1. I’ve been with GiffGaff for a while now and find them to be brilliant, so they get a thumbs up from me. Some really useful tips here, great post!

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