Pay As You Go.
A Pay As You Go SIM is perfect if you're not in the market for a new phone and want to be free from monthly payments. With a Pay As You Go SIM only deal, you just need to insert your new SIM card into your current device, top up and go.
There's no minimum term, monthly bills or contracts involved when you choose an iD Pay As You Go SIM. Cheaper than standard mobile contracts where you also pay for a new handset, it's the ideal option if you're happy with your current smartphone and want a flexible way to make calls, send texts and update social media.
Credit checks are not required when you choose a Pay As You Go SIM card either, and with iD Mobile you're free to top up as little or as much as you want, whenever you want.
Hardly use your device? Just add £10 to your SIM every two months. Find yourself in need of more data one week? Add more credit, and roam at your leisure.
All iD Mobile Pay As You Go customers enjoy speedy 4G as standard, and can choose to add credit to their SIM directly or buy a bundle. Bundles are perfect if you tend to use the same amount of data, texts and minutes every month and can become reoccurring if you wish - removing the hassle of topping up every month.
If you decide to add credit to your Pay As You Go SIM, you can use it as you please or even buy a bundle at a later date.
Browse our Pay As You Go only bundles today, or order an iD Pay As You Go SIM card online, over the phone or pick one up at any Carphone Warehouse store.
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 as these rates are among the lowest in the UK:
Calls to other UK mobiles,landline numbers, voicemail: £0.03 per minute.
Picture, video messages: £0.05
Text messages: £0.02
Internet usage per MB: £0.01