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23rd April 2024

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There are quite a few MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) using EE's network, with key examples including Lyca Mobile, 1pMobile, Spusu, and Ecotalk.

Being an EE MVNO means using the same core network infrastructure, so you'll get the same coverage as you would on EE direct, although you won't always get the same maximum speeds, and not all MVNOs offer 5G.

But the advantage to choosing an MVNO is that they are often significantly cheaper and offer interesting extras not available on EE direct. Below you’ll find a list of every EE MVNO, and more detailed information on the key ones, along with some of those with more unique or notable features.

Networks using EE
Network What they are all about View deals
Lyca Mobile Great value plans with International calling included. View deals
1pMobile Great value PAYG rates and bundles with cheap roaming abroad. View deals
Spusu Inclusive international calls and no price hikes. View deals
EcoTalk Protecting nature by using profits to purchase RSPB land. View deals

1. Lyca Mobile

The network for international callers

Lyca Mobile is an MVNO that’s focused on international calling, as most of its plans include international minutes to numerous destinations. So if you’re regularly calling abroad – or would like to be doing – then Lyca Mobile is the ideal fit.

That’s the network’s main selling point, but it also offers plans with unlimited data, it has short 30-day SIM Only contracts, and it offers 5G and inclusive EU roaming.

You can also Pay As You Go on Lyca Mobile, however at the time of writing it doesn’t offer the likes of Wi-Fi Calling or 4G Calling.

You can find out more by checking out our Lyca Mobile review.

2. 1pMobile

Cheap and simple Pay As You Go and great value bundles

1pMobile has an incredibly simple proposition – Pay As You Go plans that cost just 1p per minute, 1p per megabyte and 1p per text.

That 1p rate also applies when roaming in 46 European destinations, and 1pMobile offers 5G in the UK. So it’s a very simple and very cheap network, that’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t want a contract.

You can find out more by checking out our 1pMobile Review.

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3. Spusu

Packed with perks

Spusu is a network with a number of highlights, chief among which is arguably that all plans come with 500 international minutes that you can use to call the EU.

Its plans also offer 5G, one comes with unlimited data, and there’s Wi-Fi Calling, 4G Calling, inclusive EU roaming, spending caps, and support for eSIMs.

Spusu just offers a handful of 30-day SIM Only plans, so its plans are all short term and flexible, but they also promise not to raise prices for existing customers until 2026, and there are no credit checks.

You can find out more by reading our Spusu Review

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4. Ecotalk

The network for nature

Ecotalk isn’t a big MVNO, but it does offer something the others don’t – namely it will use money from your bill to fund land purchases at RSPB reserves.

This land will be given back to nature, so that roads, homes, and other things can’t be built on it, and the native wildlife species can thrive.

Beyond that Ecotalk is a fairly basic SIM Only network, offering a range of 1-month plans that all come with unlimited minutes and texts. However, at the time of writing it doesn’t offer 5G.

5. Other EE MVNOs

While we’ve detailed the bigger and arguably more notable EE MVNOs above, there are a number of other MVNOs that also use EE. They are as follows:

Anywhere SIM, Boshhh, CMLink, Delight Mobile, IQ Mobile, Now Mobile, Popit Mobile, RWG Mobile, Talk Home Mobile, The Phone Co-Op, Truphone, and Utility Warehouse.

Editorial Manager

James has been writing for us for over 10 years. Currently, he is Editorial Manager for our group of companies ( 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk) and sub-editor at TechRadar. He specialises in smartphones, mobile networks/ technology, tablets, and wearables.

In the past, James has also written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media, Smart TV Radar, and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV. He has a film studies degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and has over a decade’s worth of professional writing experience.

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