Over the summer I received an exciting email from LIFE Mobile offering me the chance to try out their SIM Only mobile service and it gave me the kick I need to finally ditch my expensive mobile contract in search of something cheaper.
LIFE Mobile offer different SIM Only packages that cost up to £13.99 a month and have up to 4gb of data, 4,000 text messages and 4,000 minutes. As someone that spends most of my life online, and uses things like Whats App to avoid using text messages my main interest was the data side of things – there is no way I would ever use all of those texts or minutes!
The main worry I had when switching from my old mobile contract and across to LIFE Mobile was the lack of 4G as LIFE Mobile if a 3G only service. As a blogger mobile internet access is so important to me – for checking emails, posting on social media or even just Googling something on the go so I really had no idea how the lack of 4G would effect me.
However, I have been amazed that there has been 3G access pretty much everywhere we have been since the new SIM arrived and the only place I noticed a lack of reception was in a hotel car park when we were away for the weekend and I was trying to find my booking reference. Other than that the service has been without any issues and the coverage has been fantastic.
I love that with LIFE Mobile I can cancel at any time. I pay for a month and if I want to cancel I can do just that. I’m also able to cap my bill so that if I do, somehow, manage to use four thousand text messages LIFE Mobile will stop me using any more rather than letting me rack up a huge mobile bill.
But, with a SIM Only service are there any downsides? For me, so far, I haven’t found any negatives but the main issue for anyone would be the lack of a new phone at the same time as taking out the mobile service. But, this goes to show, over the course of a 24 month or longer phone contract you are mostly paying for the cost of the phone and not the services you use your phone for at all. LIFE Mobile is so affordable as you don’t get a new phone and most phones are still in great condition at the end of a contract anyway – so why bother getting a new one?
LIFE mobile seems to me to be the perfect way to save money each month, reducing your mobile bills and yet giving the same service you are used to from a contract phone. For me, the only little niggle is the lack of 4G but in all honesty I haven’t needed it – or missed it. But, I have only been using LIFE Mobile for a month.
I’m going to be using LIFE Mobile going forward and already love the service however I’ll update you again in a few months to let you know how I’m getting on, whether I truly am a SIM Only convert and whether LIFE Mobile are still right for me.
Disclosure: I am working with Life Mobile to review their service for 12 months and have been compensated for my time in writing this post however all opinions are my own.