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Is SIM Only the Best Option for You? Here’s What You Need to Know

Is SIM Only the Best Option for You? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you tired of being locked into lengthy mobile contracts that come with pricey monthly bills? Are you happy with your current business mobile device? Then you might want to consider SIM-only plans as a viable alternative.

 

What is a SIM-only plan?

As the name suggests, a SIM-only plan is a mobile phone plan that provides you with a SIM card without a handset. This means that you can use your existing phone or buy a new one outright and simply insert the SIM card to start using the service.

 

Why should you consider a SIM-only plan?

There are several reasons why a SIM-only plan might be the best option for you. Here are some of the most common ones:

 

  1. Cost-effectiveness: SIM-only plans are typically much cheaper than traditional mobile phone plans. Mainly because you are only paying for the mobile service, without having to cover the cost of a new phone. With MDM solutions your business can take advantage of this and use your team's personal devices.

  2. Flexibility: With a SIM-only plan, you have the freedom to switch between providers or plans without being locked into a long-term contract. Check our plans.

  3. Soft credit checks: SIM-only plans only require a  soft credit check, making them a great option for people with poor credit or limited credit history. Meaning they are great credit builders for start-up businesses.

  4. Reduced environmental impact: By opting for a SIM-only plan, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future by not upgrading your phone as often.


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The drawbacks of a SIM-only plan?

While there are many benefits to SIM-only plans, there are also some drawbacks to consider such as:

 

  1. No handset included: With a SIM-only plan, you will need to provide your own handset or buy one outright, which can be expensive.

  2. Limited data options: Some SIM-only plans may not offer the same data allowances as traditional mobile phone plans.

  3. No subsidies: With a SIM-only plan, you won’t benefit from subsidies on the latest smartphones, which can be a disadvantage if you want to upgrade your phone frequently.


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Choosing the right SIM-only plan?

To choose the right SIM-only plan, you’ll need to consider your mobile usage habits and needs. Here are some factors to consider:

 

  1. Data allowance: Make sure you choose a plan with enough data to cover your needs. You can use your previous bills to help you estimate your monthly data usage or check your mobile device settings to see the data usage, Likewise, you can speak to one of our experts and build a customised package.

  2. Network coverage: Check the network coverage in your area to ensure that you choose a provider with good coverage in your area.

  3. Contract length: Consider how long you want to be tied to a particular network, this could be due to your business being a start-up or moving locations. It's always best to check the coverage for each network, which you can find on all major networks' websites.  SIM-only plans typically offer rolling monthly contracts or 12-month contracts.

 

Additional benefits: Some providers may offer additional benefits, such as free Wi-Fi or international roaming, so make sure you compare plans to find the best deal for you.

 

SIM-only plans are a great option for people who want flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and reduced environmental impact. By considering your mobile usage habits and needs, you can choose the right plan for you and enjoy the benefits of a more affordable and sustainable mobile service.

 

For all your sim-only needs, contact Your Comms Group today

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