- 12 month postpaid plan
- Unlimited standard national calls + texts
- $400 international credit
Not keen on spending more money on a brand new phone? BYO phone and grab a SIM only plan instead.
We've pre-selected month-to-month SIM only plans, but if you want to see 12- or 24-month contracts, simply select "Filter results" and choose the "Contract" option. You can also use those filters to compare plans according to your data, budget and network preferences.
A SIM-only phone plan gives you call, text and data services via a small plastic SIM card you insert into your phone. SIM only plans don't come with a bundled handset, so it's a great money-saving option for you if you already have a phone you can use. If you need a new phone you'll want to consider a contract postpaid plan instead.
SIM only mobile plans traditionally operate on a postpaid basis, charging you at the end of every billing cycle based on your chosen plan and any excess calls or data you may have used. Most SIM only plans bill on a monthly basis and include an allotment of calls, text and data that refreshes at the start of every billing cycle. These plans will almost always come with unlimited talk and text to domestic numbers.
Prepaid plans can technically also be thought of as SIM only plans, since you don't get a handset with either type of plan. Both come with just a SIM card you insert into your phone: either a regular, micro or nano SIM card depending on your device.
The biggest difference between the two is when you're actually paying for your plan. SIM only plans are traditionally postpaid, whereas a prepaid SIM plan is in its own category. Since SIM only plans are postpaid, it means you pay for your usage at the end of the month, which includes the price of any excess data used or international calls made. For a prepaid plan, you pay for all your usage in advance and your service simply becomes unavailable if you exceed the included limits.
You also tend to get greater value out of a SIM only plan in exchange for putting yourself at risk of extra charges.
Here's what matters when it comes to choosing one SIM only plan over another:
Whether or not you need to unlock your phone depends on where you got it from. If you bought it outright, it likely doesn't need unlocking. However, if you got it as part of a prepaid plan or on a contract, it could be locked to a network, but this is increasingly uncommon. Here's how to free it for general use:
And that's it! You're now ready to pop in a SIM card from any provider you desire.
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