Talk Mobile is a virtual network operator, running under the Vodafone network. They were founded in 2007 and offer a low-cost, customer-oriented range of pay as you go and contract plans. Their support is available through a 24/7 phone service or in store at almost 800 Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK. Over 500,000 people in the UK have Talk Mobile sims, increasing on a day to day basis.
Running as a virtual network operator means that they “piggy back” off of the pre-existing network of another provider, in this instance Vodafone, who claim to have 99.7% UK network coverage along with a fantastic connection in both 3G / HSPA and 4G / LTE tiers.
On Talk Mobile pay as you go you’re free to choose exactly what you spend and how you spend it, allowing you to choose your top up reward based on your current needs. For example, their “Textmania” series of rewards gives you unlimited texts for a 7 – 30 day period depending on the value of top up, or 30 to 120 UK minutes. Otherwise their standard rates are 8p/minute, 4p/text and 25p/day of internet with half price costs to other phones on Talk Mobile.
Talk Mobile offer 6 pay as you go SIM cards, ranging from £5 per month for 100 minutes, 100 texts and 100MB of data to £15 per month for 750 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data, both on a 30 day basis. All contracts are available as either a micro/standard combi SIM format or as a nano SIM for newer flagship devices.