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Plusnet Mobile plans explained

Friendly, Sheffield-based Plusnet is the latest telecoms provider to branch out into the world of mobile plans - and, like its broadband deals, they come with affordable prices and great coverage.

Having absorbed LIFE Mobile, it's here to give you the same kind of low-cost deals that suit a light mobile user down to the ground. Here's what Plusnet Mobile has to offer.

What can I get from Plusnet Mobile?

Plusnet Mobile offers simple SIM-only deals - all of which are on 30-day rolling contracts, so you can swap or change your plan whenever you want. Tariffs range from low allowances (500MB data, 250 minutes, and 500 texts per month) all the way up to unlimited calls and texts with 4GB of data.

There are bolt-ons you can buy if you use up your allowance too soon, and you can also set a Smart Cap to limit how much you spend each month.

Plusnet Mobile is pretty dedicated to saving you dosh, actually. Along with the Smart Cap, plans are good value to begin with - and you can get extra discounts if you already have Plusnet broadband and line rental in your home.

Plusnet Mobile coverage

Plusnet uses EE's network, so coverage is excellent. Over 99% of the population can get signal, and a massive 97% can connect to 4G. That amounts to around two-thirds of the UK geographically.

Read more about mobile coverage

What's good about Plusnet Mobile?

  • Plans are cheap and affordable
  • Extra discounts for existing Plusnet broadband customers
  • Can set a Smart Cap so you don't spend too much
  • Plenty of bolt-ons if you need extra allowance
  • 4G included as standard
  • All plans are 30-day contracts
  • Plusnet is known for excellent UK-based customer support

What's bad about Plusnet Mobile?

  • Not a lot of choice - only a few plans are available
  • No contracts on handsets
  • No pay-as-you-go option either
  • Data allowances don't go very high - which fine if you're a light user, but restrictive if you're not
  • Not really any perks or extras - you won't get priority tickets or free Wi-Fi access like some providers offer

FAQs

  1. How do I check network coverage?

    All networks have a coverage checker on their websites, so check there as your first port of call. These give a good indication of whether you will get a signal in different parts of the country. It’s worth noting that these offer a simplified view of coverage and aren't necessarily 100% accurate, but they give you a good indication all the same.

    See our guide to mobile coverage for more info

  2. If I switch, can I keep my mobile number?

    Yes you can. All you have to do is ask your old network for your Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) before your contract is up. Then give the PAC - likely a nine-digit number - to your new provider and you’ll usually be able to use your old number within a working day.

    For more info, see our guide: Can I keep my mobile number?

  3. How do I switch mobile contracts?

    First, pick a new mobile contract by comparing different packages on our site, and click through to sign up to one that looks good.

    Then, simply contact your current provider to cancel, and switch to the new contract. Providers should walk you through the process when you sign up.

    Compare mobile deals here

  4. Can I use my mobile phone abroad?

    It is possible to use your phone abroad, but before you can do so you may have to activate roaming with your network operator. Different countries incur different charges, but your operator should send you a message about roaming prices upon your arrival. And remember, unlike at home, you may be charged for receiving calls as well as making them.

    If you're travelling within the EU, you can use your usual monthly allowance at no extra cost - whatever network you're with.

    See our guide to using your phone abroad for more info.