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Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870








25p for first 25MB. £1.00/MB after.




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Carphone Warehouse's TalkMobile is a relative newcomer to the UK mobile phone network market, having only been formed in 2008.

The Essentials tariff from Talkmobile offers much cheaper calls and texts than their other Rewards tariff, with an amazing 17p difference on the price of calls and 6p difference on the price of texts. Bare in mind however, that by going with Essentials instead of Rewards you don't get the added offers you can with Rewards.

The 8p charge per minute for calls puts TalkMobile Essentials in the number two spot for cheapest call rates, with Family Mobile and Virgin Mobile's Simply 8p both offering the same. Texts at 4p are the cheapest you'll find in the UK at the current time. These rates mean if you were to use 200 minutes and 75 texts you'd save yourself an astonishing £41.25 by using a TalkMobile Essentials sim card rather than a 3 one.

One caveat you must be aware of, however, is that if you go above your daily allowance for data the costs will soon start mounting up. If you're going to be using less than 25MB though you'll only pay 1p per megabyte.

TalkMobile runs on the Vodafone infrastructure so coverage for both 2G and 3G is excellent. Customer services are excellent, with complaints few and far between.


Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870
£0.08p £0.04p £0.10p £0.30p £0.00 £0.20 £0.25p

8p per minute for calls is the second lowest you'll find at this time. 4p for texts is the lowest you'll pay. 25p for the first 25mb of data is a steal, but beware going over the 25mb limit as you will be charge £1 per megabyte. 0800 numbers are 20p which is 21p cheaper than the highest rates. 0870 at 25p per minute are 16p cheaper than the highest rates.

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