What to look for in an unlimited texts SIM only deal

A SIM only deal is the best alternative for anyone eyeing the best minute-text-data mix only, with no add-ons attached. If you enjoy the most discrete type of interaction, i.e. TEXTING, then you have your search filters set right from the outset.

The good news is that you have quite a few offers to choose from. Within this ample offer, how to strike the best deal?

Decide on a plan

Since a SIM only deal with unlimited texting is available for all types of plans, the choice on the latter is entirely yours. Whether a subscription plan, a 30-day rolling option or a pay as you go, it will all depend on your willingness to stick with an operator for long and on your judgment as to its expediency compared to the other going offers.

Decide on the other two components

Being an avid texter, are you as an avid phone caller and web surfer? SIM only packages will offer you different combinations on all three components and a good evaluation of your current and future needs will make your choice all the more tailored to your needs. Keep in mind that it is precisely these two components which will make the big difference in your monthly pay. Take Vodafone, for example. Your SIM only plan with an unlimited texting option can cost between £13 and £23 a month as the data and minutes allowance increases.

Free SIM or not

An opportunity which you might not wish to miss is to add a free SIM card to the set of your requirements. The unlimited texts SIM only deal affords you this latitude. It goes without saying that you need to choose the SIM type compatible with your phone and, while not parting with your phone, you will have to part with your existing number.


Vodafone has all its SIM only plans with the unlimited texts option embedded. This is why prepare, rather, to concentrate on weighing your call and Internet needs.

With 3, you have no unlimited texting but have offers verging on it. With the Pay As You Go plans, the text cap is set at 3000 and with the Monthly Plans it is raised to 5000.

At Phones4U, you see right from the start that the four major operators – Orange, O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile – have an unlimited texting offer for you. It is up to you to decide which one is compatible with your phone and meets your call and Internet requirements.