Are you tired of being bound by
phone contracts? Do you enjoy the freedom of
whenever you want? If so, SIM free phones are the perfect choice for you. Our handy guide will give
all the information you need when purchasing a SIM free phone.
SIM free phones can save you more money.
phones are a great way to save
money on your monthly phone bill. You
will find that the newer or
more expensive a phone is, your monthly payments will be higher than if you opted for a mid-tier or
Mobile phones tend to be cheaper when you purchase them upfront and
combine this with an affordable
only deal. When you decide which phone you want to buy, simply compare the total cost over
the contract with the combined cost of the same phone and SIM purchased separately. This way, you
determine which option is more cost-effective in the long run.
Say goodbye to long contracts.
When you buy a SIM free phone and combine this with a SIM only
deal, you aren't tied
down to lengthy
contracts like with Pay monthly phones, offering you a shorter commitment. Whether you opt for a 1
month, 12 month or 24 month commitment, a SIM only purchase allows you to keep your options open and
maintain flexibility. You’ll be given more freedom to change your phone more often, and it also reduces
the amount of time you’ll have to wait if you decide to switch monthly tariffs or plans.
How do SIM free phones work?
It’s simple to pair your SIM free phone with a SIM only deal. When you
receive your SIM card, open
SIM tray on your device, pop in the SIM card and then close the tray again. Then when you switch on
phone, you should be connected to your network. If you’re still unsure on how to get set up, you can
find plenty of demonstration videos online that offer guidance.
But before you do that, you need to find the SIM only deal that’s right
for you. There are three
you can choose from:
Pay as you go
Simply top up the data, minutes and texts
whenever you need. This is a great option
if you are someone who doesn’t use their phone a lot or finds that they have plenty of allowance
over on their Pay monthly bill.
Pay monthly SIMs - We offer a diverse selection of Pay monthly SIM only
deals, ranging from flexible
month options to longer-term 12 month or 24 month contracts. No matter which plan you choose, you'll
enjoy a fixed monthly allowance of data and unlimited minutes and texts. And the best part? If you
find yourself needing more minutes or data, simply hop onto the iD Mobile App or My Account online
easily switch up your plan.
eSIMs - By replacing the traditional physical SIM card, an eSIM functions
as a digital SIM embedded
within the device, eliminating the need for physical swapping between phones or tablets. They are
becoming more common among some of the latest smartphones available.
What other benefits are there to owning a SIM free phone?
Whilst SIM free phones are known to be more cost effective in the long
run than Pay monthly contracts
offer more flexibility, you will find other benefits to owning a SIM free phone. These include:
Travel friendly - A SIM free phone is a great option if
you are a frequent
simply switch out your SIM card for the type that’s available in the country you are visiting,
allowing you to make calls and send texts. That way you you won’t incur any out of bundle charges
that may be applied when Roaming in other
Resale value - Upgrade your phone without breaking the
bank. Trade in
your old SIM free phone for
a generous price, thanks to its high resale value and open compatibility.
No credit checks - Opting for a SIM free purchase can be
a smart move if your credit
below average. This is because the credit checks are usually less strict, especially when it comes
to Pay as you go SIM only deals.
Is it possible to use any SIM card in a SIM free phone?
The first thing to consider is the size of your SIM card. Older phones
usually require a standard
whilst newer ones use micro or nano SIMs.
Additionally, there are two types of SIM free phones. Network locked
phones are designed for those
want to switch their handset but keep their Pay monthly plan. These phones can only be used with SIM
cards from a specific network, providing they are the right size. On the other hand, unlocked phones
accept SIM cards from any network, if it fits the correct size.
Which phones are available as SIM free phones?
Discover amazing offers on our best-selling SIM free smartphones from
leading brands including Apple,
Samsung and Google.
Get the Samsung Galaxy S23 SIM free, the latest flagship phone from
Samsung. The S23 has an
6.1-inch AMOLED display and an amazing 50MP triple-lens camera with a ton of excellent photography
features. You can find our full range of Samsung Galaxy SIM free phones here.
We have the latest Apple iPhone 15 series available on SIM free including
the iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone
Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The iPhone 15 series features a brighter display and some of the latest
technology you can find on a smartphone today. You can view the full range of Apple iPhone SIM free
SIM free Google Pixel phones from iD Mobile
include the latest Google
Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro.
Pixel 8 Pro features a 6.7-inch display and 50MP camera. These phones feature a display that’s
and vibrant and a battery that will last you all day. You can find our full range of Google Pixel
free phones here.