Plan Charges & Outside Allowance Charges

  BT Mobile Tesco Virgin Three Vodafone
Voicemail (p/m) Free 15p a minute Free Included within allowance - 30p a minute when it runs out. (Free on The One Plan) 40p a minute
UK Voice Calls (p/m) 35p a minute 25p a minute 40p a minute - 1 minute minimum call charge applies. 30p a minute (25p on The One Plan) 40p a minute
Video Call Charges   50p a minute 40p a minute 38.2p a minute 36p to Vodafone & 57p to other networks
Texts 12p 10p 15p 12p (10p on The One Plan) 15p
Data 10p per MB 10p per MB £1 a day maximum 10p per MB £6 for every 250MB of data used outside your included allowance.
Picture Messages 40p 25p 40p 30p (25p on The One Plan) 37p
Customer Services Free 20p per call Free via 789 from your Virgin number Free via 333 from your Three number Free via 191 from your Vodafone number
08 Numbers All numbers starting with 0800, 0808 or 0500 at are free. 0844, 0845, 0870, 080, 084 from 35p a minute. All numbers starting with 0800 and 0808 are free; 084/087/09/118 service charge and 25p a minute access charge. 0870, 0871, 0844, 0845 at 41p a minute. (0500, 0800 free phone no more than 21p per minute)

08 and 070 numbers cost up to 35p per call plus 35p a minute (20p on The One Plan) and £1.02 per call plus 71.5p a minute respectively.

0500, 0800 and 0808 at 14p a minute.

0844 and 0871 at 35p a minute.

0845 and 0870 at 14p a minute.

1 minute minimum call charge.

  O2 EE Giffgaff The People's Operator
Voicemail (p/m) 35p a minute. Calls to voicemail are included as part of your minutes allowance on all plans and then charged for usage thereafter. Plans with unlimited minutes therefore have free voicemail. 40p a minute 8p a minute 35p
UK Voice Calls (p/m) 40p a minute 40p a minute 10p 35p
Video Call Charges 50p a minute N/A N/A  
Texts 15p 15p 6p 12p
Data £1 a day maximum £1 a day maximum 2p per MB 15p per MB
Picture Messages 40p 40p 40p 25p
Customer Services Free from your O2 mobile via 202 Free via 150 from your EE, T-Mobile or Orange Online only Free from your TPO number via 500
08 Numbers 0843, 0844, 0845, 0870, 0871, 0872 - 20.4p a minute. (0800 and 0808 from free to 20.4p a minute) 08 numbers 20-40p a minute. Free phone calls to numbers starting 080 & 0500 0800, 0845, 0870 & 0500 at 20p a minute; 0871,0872,0873 at 36p a minute; 0844 from 20p to 75p a minute.

*NB: Individual contracts may vary so please be sure to check your outside allowance charges before buying.

To provide you with more detail when comparing and choosing your SIM Only Deals we have put together this table of charges that might occur outside the free minutes and calls allowance that is part of the price plan from each network. This is a very important thing to do and many people overlook these details when deciding what network and price plan to go with. The chrages detailed below are for calls, texts, picture messages, voicemail and Internet.