The Benefits of a SIM-Only Deal
Mondo / 10-02-2020 / News & Tips
It’s only natural for human beings to want shiny new things. We often change our cars, our televisions, our computers, and of course, our phones, but in most cases, nothing is wrong with the stuff we already have.
The standard of smartphones being released by manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei have increased tremendously, making it possible to extend the life of your device to around three or four years.
Renewing your mobile contract every two years just to have the latest cell phone isn’t practical if you already have a device that works just fine. Rather save your money and get more benefits like data and voice minutes for less with a SIM-only deal.
Here are the key benefits of a SIM-only mobile deal: SIM-Only Deals Save You Money
With a SIM-only deal, you pay only for your inclusive monthly benefits, such as airtime, data and SMS bundles without the added burden of a built-in device cost. In other words, the same amount of data and number of minutes will cost less per month on a SIM-only deal than they would as part of a plan with a new device. All you need is your own mobile phone, tablet or router to use with your fully loaded new SIM card.
Pay Only for What You Need
Deals with an included smartphone or router can be more restrictive in terms of included benefits, as the cost of the device is factored into the overall deal, so you end up paying for more but getting less. SIM-only plans tend to be more flexible than their counterparts when it comes to choosing a plan that suits your needs and budget. You can get a SIM-only deal with much more data or inclusive minutes than you would for the same price on a deal with a bundled device.
You Get the Same Network Benefits as Device Deals
There’s a common misconception that you get less network benefits with SIM-only deals compared to their counterparts bundled with a device. The truth is that you get all the same benefits, and with some plans you even get the flexibility of a month-to-month deal instead of being locked into a 24-month contract because there’s no device to pay for monthly.
Faced with increasing costs of fuel, electricity and basic living expenses, SIM-only deals offer South Africans the flexibility of keeping their smartphones and getting lots more data and minutes to stay in contact with your friends, family and the rest of the world.