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Compare SIM only deals for £5 or less.

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  • 5G at no extra cost with most plans
  • Choose from flexible 30-day rolling plans, or great value 12 or 24-month contracts
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Spusu Mobile
Spusu Mobile SIM Deal Uses EE's network

1 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

5GB

5G data

£1.00

for 4 months

then £5.00

Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

12 month contract

1000 minutes

1000 texts

5GB

5G data

£2.25

for 3 months

then £4.50

100 International mins
50% off for 3 months with code SAVE50
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

1 month contract

1000 minutes

1000 texts

5GB

5G data

£2.50

for 3 months

then £5.00

100 International mins
50% off for 3 months with code SAVE50
Spusu Mobile
Spusu Mobile SIM Deal Uses EE's network

1 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

1GB

5G data

£2.90

a month

Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

1 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

8GB

5G data

£3.50

for 3 months

then £7.00

100 International mins
50% off for 3 months with code SAVE50
Talkmobile
Talkmobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

1 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

15GB

5G data

£3.98

for 3 months

then £7.95

Free EU Roaming
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

12 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

20GB

5G data

£4.50

for 3 months

then £9.00

100 International mins
50% off for 3 months with code SAVE50
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile SIM Deal Uses Vodafone's network

1 month contract

unlimited minutes

unlimited texts

15GB

5G data

£4.50

for 3 months

then £9.00

100 International mins
50% off for 3 months with code SAVE50
Mobile networks may increase prices in line with the consumer price index each year. Please check individual network's terms before purchasing.

SIM Only deals can be a lot cheaper than getting a new phone on contract, and these deals are proof of that – at £5 or less these are the very cheapest SIM Only deals you can get. Yet in some cases you still get a lot with them, including 5G and generous allowances.

Which networks offer SIM Only deals for £5 or less?

Currently, the networks that offer SIM Only deals for £5 or less are 1pMobile, Asda Mobile, iD Mobile, Lebara, Lyca Mobile, Smarty, Spusu, Talk Home, and Talkmobile

All the other networks SIM only deals start at a higher price than £5 a month, including EE, GiffGaff, Honest Mobile, O2, ParentShield, Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Three, Vodafone, and VOXI.

Which is the best value deal for under £5?

Spusu currently has a great value deal charging just £1 for the first four months. This is a on 1-month rolling contract. It comes with 5GB of 5G data, unlimited minutes and texts, and switches to £5 a month after the first four months.

If you are willing to spend a little more in the long term we'd also recommend Talkmobile's 60GB data deal, which is half price for the first 3 months at £4.98. However, that'll rise to £9.95 for the other 9 months of the 12-month contract.

If you want the most possible data without ever going above £5 a month then you might want to consider iD Mobile’s 8GB deal. This costs just £5 a month but it’s on a 24-month contract.

Why choose a SIM Only plan?

SIM Only plans have a lot of advantages to them. For one thing, they’re typically the cheapest type of plan – and these deals in particular are extremely affordable.

For another, they’re often short-term, so you’re only tied in for 30 days in many cases, rather than having to commit for two years as you do with most handset plans.

Which SIM card size do I need?

Most people will need a nano SIM, as these are used by the vast majority of remotely recent phones. However, your network will send you all three possible sizes, so you can simply select the one that fits your phone.

Some networks also support eSIMs, and if you want one of these you can – in some cases – select one at checkout, or you can contact the network later to switch to eSIM. However, your phone will almost certainly have a physical SIM card slot too, so only choose an eSIM if you specifically want that.

Can I get 5G on a SIM plan for £5 or under?

Yes, 5G now comes as standard on most networks, and currently you can get 5G SIM only deals for £5 or less on 1pmobile, Asda Mobile, iD Mobile, Lyca Mobile, Lebara, Smarty, Spusu, Talk Home, and Talkmobile.

Just look out for the box saying ‘5G’ on the deals above if that’s important to you.

Can I get a SIM Only plan with no credit check?

Yes, some networks offer SIM only plans with no credit check, especially on cheap plans like these. To be sure you won’t be credit checked, select the ‘no contract’ filter on the contract length dropdown above.

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