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Tesco Mobile Review

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Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870








Maximum daily charge of £5.




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Looking at the rates above you might be thinking that Tesco Mobile are one of the most expensive UK networks. While on paper it looks that way, you have to understand the model Tesco mobile use. They us a rather strange (and daft, in our opinion) system where rates look initially high, but you get tripple credit when you top-up your phone.

You can effectively divide the prices shown above by 3 to get their true costs.

This means that calls actually end up costing you around about 8p per minute and texts around 3p. Those are some of the cheapest rates you'll find. With the bundles they have on offer you'll be sure to save yourself a lot of money by using a Tesco sim card.

Tesco run on the O2 infrastructure so network coverage shouldn't be an issue. Customer services are helpful, but calling them is not free.


Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870
£0.25p £0.10p £0.60p £0.25p £0.15 £0.08 £0.08p

What initially look like high rates are infact some of the cheapest you'll find. Due to Tesco mobiles triple credit you can effectively divide all charges by three to get the true cost. This bring the price of calls down to around 8p and texts down to around 3, MMS comes in at 8p which is extremely cheap, and data works out around 20p a megabyte which is resonable.

Bundles / Add-ons

Name Minutes Texts Data Price Description
Data 0 0 500 £5.00
500mb Internet
Data 0 0 1000 £7.50
1000mb (1gb) Internet
Text Bundle 0 5000 0 £5.00
5000 UK texts


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