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UK Post Office launches its own PAYG SIMs
UK customers are quite spoilt for choice when it comes to mobile networks and another player has just entered the ring, looking to carve itself out a piece of the market. The not long privatized Post Office has launched a pay-as-you-go SIM that aims offer cheaper calls and texts than some of its competitors.
Calls to UK landline and mobile numbers, regardless of network, are locked at 8p per minute. This is pretty reasonable, but isn’t necessarily the cheapest deal available in the UK. Text messages cost 10p each, while MMS costs 40p and international texts are set at 24p.
Data is also priced in the same region, costing 10p per MB. Unfortunately there is no support for 4G data with the Post Office’s SIM. This is quite surprising considering that it runs on EE’s network, which has most of the UK covered for 4G.
If you’re not a fan of paying per unit, the Post Office is also offering a selection of renewable 30 day rolling bundles. These bundles range from £5 for 250 minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB of data, all the way up to 1000 minutes, 3000 texts and 5GB of data for £20.
This isn’t the first new network to have cropped up in the UK recently. High-street retailer Carphone Warehouse now has its own low cost iD Network, which offers plans starting at just £7.50 per month with 4G networking included. The free to use FreedomPop network, which is already live in the US, is also heading to the UK in the near future, which will offer users 200MB of data, 200 texts and 200 minutes at no cost.
If you’re tempted, you can order your free Post Office SIM card online.