How much data do you need?

Avoid paying too much or getting stuck with no data.

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Data bundles now form the main part of mobile phone details, as our hunger for data around the world has increased year on year. With a number of deals out there to choose from, be it on a contract, SIM-only or pay as you go contract, it can be hard to choose what data bundle you need.

Data Usage Calculator

If you have a general idea of how much you use your mobile phone, our calculator should be able to help you find how much data you need on average each month. Move the sliders to the usage levels that match yours, and see the result update as you do so!

If you’re looking to reduce your data usage, have a look at our page with tips to use less data and make the most of your data plan.

Pick a plan

If you have an idea of what your data usage is like, why not pick out a mobile plan from the table below?

Rates last updated December 16th, 2019
Details Features
EE Mobile
EE Mobile
  • Data: 150MB to 30GB
  • Minutes: 50 to unlimited
  • Texts: 250 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £5pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: Yes
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Via add-on or pay as you go.
  • Network: EE
  • Offers: None
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ID Mobile
ID Mobile
  • Data: 100MB to 30GB
  • Minutes: 125 to unlimited
  • Texts: 5000 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £5pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: No
  • Type of contract: SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Takeaway SIM plans
  • Network: 3 Mobile
  • Offers: None
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3 Mobile
3 Mobile
  • Data: 500Mb to unlimited
  • Minutes: 100 to unlimited
  • Texts: 3000 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £5pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: Yes
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Calls, texts and data included in all advanced plans. Add-ons are also available.
  • Network: 3 Mobile
  • Offers:
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BT Mobile
BT Mobile
  • Data: 500Mb to 15GB
  • Minutes: 400 to unlimited
  • Texts: unlimited
  • Min. contract: 12 months
  • Prices from: £10pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: Yes
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Add-ons available
  • Network: EE
  • Offers: £3/month discount on 6GB SIM only plans
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O2 Mobile
O2 Mobile
  • Data: 250MB to 50GB
  • Minutes: 250 to unlimited
  • Texts: 500 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £10pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: Yes
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Via add-on
  • Network: O2
  • Offers: None
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Virgin Media Mobile
Virgin Media Mobile
  • Data: 500MB to 20GB
  • Minutes: 300 to 5000
  • Texts: Unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £6
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: Yes
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Via WhatsApp SIM.
  • Network: EE
  • Offers: Deals on Samsung Galaxy S8
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Vodafone Mobile
Vodafone Mobile
  • Data: 250MB to 30GB
  • Minutes: 150 to unlimited
  • Texts: 0 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £10
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: For contract and SIM only plans
  • Type of contract: Contract with phone, SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Included in 12mth SIM plans
  • Network: Vodafone
  • Offers: None
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FreedomPop Mobile
FreedomPop Mobile
  • Data: 200MB to 4GB
  • Minutes: 200 to unlimited
  • Texts: 200 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £0
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: No
  • Type of contract: SIM only
  • International: Via WhatsApp SIM.
  • Network: 3 Mobile
  • Offers: Join and receive 1 month of premium 2250MB, unlimited minutes and texts for free
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Lycamobile
Lycamobile
  • Data: 500MB to 12GB
  • Minutes: unlimited
  • Texts: unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £1.50pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: No
  • Type of contract: SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Via add-on
  • Network: O2
  • Offers: 10% student discount
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Plusnet Mobile
Plusnet Mobile
  • Data: 500MB to 5GB
  • Minutes: 250 to unlimited
  • Texts: 500 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £5pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: No
  • Type of contract: SIM only
  • International: Pay as you go basis
  • Network: EE
  • Offers: Use your monthly plan allowance like at home in any EU destination with "Roam Like at Home"
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Giffgaff Mobile
Giffgaff Mobile
  • Data: 100MB to unlimited
  • Minutes: 150 to unlimited
  • Texts: 500 to unlimited
  • Min. contract: 30 days
  • Prices from: £5pm
  • Wi-Fi hotspots: No
  • Type of contract: SIM only, pay as you go
  • International: Pay as you go basis
  • Network: O2
  • Offers: None
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