SIM Only Guides & Advice

In-depth information to make you a smarter shopper.

We spend hours searching, trialling and testing – then make these guides so that you don’t have to.

Is there a topic you’d like to see covered here? Let us know!

Ways to slash international roaming charges

Ways to slash international roaming charges

On: Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
Going abroad is part of life for millions of people, from holidays in the sun to business trips and weddings. Unfortunately, your UK smartphone contract won’t necessarily cover calls, texts or even mobile data in other parts of the world ...
Read More
How green are modern smartphones?

How green are modern smartphones?

On: Monday, 15 April, 2019
It’s not often a television programme changes the world, but Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has transformed the planet’s attitudes to plastic. The final, harrowing episode in this documentary series inspired a global debate o...
Read More
What do phone updates achieve?

What do phone updates achieve?

On: Wednesday, 3 April, 2019
Periodically, your smartphone will announce it needs an important update (the word important is usually used, to generate a sense of urgency). The device might suggest installing this update at night, and it’ll usually only take place if ...
Read More
The pros and cons of rooting your smartphone

The pros and cons of rooting your smartphone

On: Tuesday, 2 April, 2019
Rooting a smartphone sounds like it might involve a plant pot, and it does have one or two horticultural similarities. A device will expand after being rooted, with offshoots potentially extending in unexpected directions. However, rooting ...
Read More
Setting up a smartphone for your child

Setting up a smartphone for your child

On: Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Mobile phones have enriched and advanced our lives, but unfortunately these benefits are less clear-cut when it comes to children. From malware to spyware, from cyber-bullying to grooming, the internet’s various horrors are all easily acc...
Read More
Should I consider a refurbished smartphone?

Should I consider a refurbished smartphone?

On: Sunday, 17 March, 2019
Every year, millions of smartphones are traded in or sold so their owners can obtain a newer model. If the old device still works perfectly, savvy consumers could acquire a refurbished smartphone at a knock-down price. When someone trades ...
Read More
Keeping your phone safe outdoors

Keeping your phone safe outdoors

On: Friday, 15 March, 2019
Considering how affordable smartphones used to be, it seems astonishing that consumers are now willing to pay almost £1,500 for a SIM-only handset. That’s a higher value than the total out-of-home cover provided by many home insurance po...
Read More