iD Pay-as-you-go.

Flexible great value SIM plans. No contracts. No credit checks.

Why choose iD Pay-as-you-go?

Our Pay-as-you-go Mobile SIM plans give you complete flexibility and control.

  • You get more for your money. Our competitive rates and generous bundles are amongst the best value in the UK.
  • No monthly payments. You simply pay for what you need by buying monthly bundles or adding credit.
  • For added convenience, you can set up recurring bundles.
  • You’re guaranteed to be accepted. There are no credit checks to go through.
  • You can leave at any time. You don’t have to sign a fixed term contract.
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How does iD Pay-as-you-go work?

Pay-as-you-go is simple to set-up and easy to manage.

  • 1
    Buy a Pay-as-you-go SIM card online, and choose a bundle or credit top-up or a combination of the two.
  • 2
    When you get your SIM card, put it in your phone. You’re now good to go.
  • 3
    If you’re running low on minutes, texts or data, buy a bundle or top-up your credit. You can also set up recurring bundles.

Stay in control with the iD Mobile app.

The free iD Mobile app lets you manage your Pay-as-you-go plan anytime, anywhere. You can:

  • Keep a close eye on your allowances.
  • Buy bundles or top-up your credit if you’re running low.
  • Set up recurring bundles that refresh every month.
  • View your purchase history.
  • Get all the latest offers, competitions and much more.

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Manage your account even when you're on the go.

Your questions answered.

How can I buy an iD Pay-as-you-go SIM?

There are three quick and easy ways to buy an iD Pay-as-you-go SIM: online, over the phone or in-store:

1. Buy a Pay-as-you-go SIM online from the iD website here. You can choose to add top-up credit, buy a bundle, or even both.

2. Buy a Pay-as-you-go SIM over the phone. Give us a call on 0800 049 0250 (charges from landlines and other mobile networks may vary), and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you choose the most suitable Pay-as-you-go option.

3. Pop into any Carphone Warehouse store in the UK. One of our helpful advisors will help you choose the best bundle or amount of top-up credit to go with your Pay-as-you-go SIM.

How long will my SIM card take to arrive?

Your SIM card will be sent via First Class post and will take 2-3 working days to be delivered.

My phone is currently locked to another network, but I’d like to use it with an iD Pay-as-you-go SIM. What should I do?

You’ll need to contact your network provider and ask them to unlock your phone. When this is done, you’ll be able to use an iD Pay-as-you go SIM with it.

Please note that your network might charge you a fee for unlocking your phone. You can ask for details when you call them.

How many bundles are available?

£5 - 125 mins / 500 texts / 100MB

£10 – 500 mins / unlimited texts / 1GB

£15 – 1000 mins / unlimited texts / 4GB

What are value bundles?

Value bundles allow you to combine our standard bundles with top-up credit We’ve created options to suit all budgets, so we’re sure there’ll be something for you.

How long do bundles last?

Bundles last one calendar month from the date of purchase. Think of them as monthly bundles, with a few days added to cover delivery timescales. If you purchase your first bundle online with your Pay-as-you-go SIM, this will last 35 days to give you some extra time to use it once it arrives in the post. Any bundles then purchased afterwards will only last one calendar month.

Can I choose to make my bundle recurring?

Yes, you can set up recurring bundles that refresh every month. You can do this via the iD Mobile app or My Account online.

Is it better to top-up my credit or buy a bundle?

It all depends. Both have their advantages.

With a bundle, you know the exact amount of minutes, texts and data you’re getting. So if you generally use your phone in the same way from month to month, it could be the right choice for you.

Topping up your credit gives you a bit more flexibility, as it can be used for lots of different things. You can use it to makes calls, send texts and use data, as well as roaming when you're abroad, and using premium features. You can also purchase bundles with it.

If I run out of an allowance, can I still use my phone?

Yes. If you run out of a particular allowance, you can still use your other remaining allowances.

For example, if you run out of data, you can still make calls and send texts.

If you want to use the allowance you’ve run out of, you’ll need to top up your credit. You’ll then be charged at our out-of-bundle rates, but don’t worry – these rates are among the lowest in the UK:

Calls to other UK mobiles,landline numbers, voicemail: £0.03 per minute.

Picture, video messages: £0.03

Text messages: £0.02

Internet usage per MB: £0.01

Reasons to join iD.

Speedy 4G as standard.

All our plans come with speedy 4G at no extra cost.

UK's most reliable network.

The network we use has been voted UK's most reliable*.

Great value plans.

A huge range of plans, with some of the UK's best deals.

* Source: YouGov March 2015.