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SIM only & Pay Monthly Mobile Plans

Choose one of our SIM only or pay monthly mobile plans that all come with unlimited call minutes, unlimited texts and a choice of data plans from 1GB to 100GB.

SIM only Plans

Upgrading your phone feels good - but saving the planet feels better

SIM only plans are great for those who want to keep their phone beyond the ‘typical’ life of two years, giving a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to extending the life of our devices and reducing e-waste.

Sign up to one of our 30 day SIM only super deals from £10 per month and you’ll not only save money, but give the planet a helping hand too.

Pay Monthly Mobile Plans

We have handsets available from Fairphone, Doro and emporia.

Choose one of our pay monthly mobiles and a bundle that all come with unlimited minutes, texts and a choice of data plans from 1GB to a massive 100GB, all with a 24 month contract as standard.

At the Phone Co-op, we pride ourselves on being an ethical Phone provider.

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Ethical Consumer: Best Buy recommended

We're proud to have been awarded a Best Buy label from the Ethical Consumer for the fifth year running. 

The Best Buy label is only awarded to products and services whose environmental and ethical record warrant it. 


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Help save the planet and re-use your handset

E-waste – discarded mobiles and other tech products – is set to climb to over 52 million tonnes in 2021. Yet in many cases there’s nothing wrong with your phone when your contract has ended. It’s just too easy to throw it away and get a new one.

All our SIM Only plans come with unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 99% UK population coverage on The Phone Co-op EE network from £10 per month, and if you want to keep your number, we can do that too. It's easy to switch to us. 

We pride ourselves on being an ethical network provider and we offer honest and transparent prices with no hidden charges. We are also a Fair Tax accredited business and have been awarded an Investors in People accreditation. 

We are 100% Co-op, our Membership is open to you and our colleagues are Members too, here ready to help and support you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does SIM only mean? What does it include?

SIM-only is a type of monthly contract offered by a provider where you only pay for the minutes, texts, and data you use on the SIM-card. Normally the SIM itself is free and you do not receive a phone - which is why it’s called ‘SIM-only’.

What if I go over my SIM-only allowance?

If you opt for a deal with a low data allowance you might be wondering what will happen if you go over it. Usually, you’ll get an alert from your provider notifying you that you have exceeded your usage. Normally, the data service is then suspended so you can’t rack up extra charges - this is what we do at The Phone Co-op.

Why is it Ethical?

We are the Ethical Consumer Best Buy Mobile as the UK’s only telecoms co-operative. We offer honest and transparent prices, with no hidden charges. 

We also prioritise the communities we operate in, and the environment, using our profits to invest in other co-operatives, community benefit societies or socially responsible projects.

Can I keep my number if I switch to you?

Yes. All you need to do is request a PAC (Porting Authorisation Code) from your current supplier and pass this to us at the checkout point of order and we can move your existing number onto our service.

Please note that we will need at least 5 working days' notice before your PAC expires to transfer your number to our network.

How long will it take for my SIM card to arrive?

Once you’ve placed your order we’ll post your SIM directly to you. Allow 2-3 days for delivery.