Mobile Providers

Looking for a new sim only contract. Are there any challenger networks? Not after recommendations over the big existing networks or comments on signal in certain areas and so on.

I think while back I heard about a new network, but they did not provide 4G? If that was a real thing, who were they, and do they offer 4G now?

It might have been Zevvle which are an MVNO using EE -


I think there are only four networks; Three, Vodafone, O2, EE.

All others piggyback on those.

I use Smarty, which is owned by Three. They have an innovative charging structure which suits my needs.


Yes my bad - I mean service provider as opposed to physical network. Thanks for the recommendation.

What’s your average mins and data usage?

It varies, but I’m more interested in any innovative providers or pricing structures, over specific recommendations based on usage.

Might have been this thread I remember

Thank you!

As for recommends I was on idmobile on a £5mth for 3GB data, 500mins, unlimited txts. They kept on honouring this for years.

Now on a Sky Mobile 3GB data, unlimited calls, unlimited txts which is £6mth, but works out at £27 for the whole year factoring in £45 Quidco cashback.

I use Smarty but Zevvle sounds similar, but at a quick glance it looks like it’s a bit more expensive. But I would prefer to be on their EE network :thinking:

Edit: those are very good deals you’ve had :sweat_smile:

I did try and call up so see if they sky would honour the hidden £3 deal for the same as mentioned in the other sim thread, but they said try calling back as it isn’t in our system atm.

£3 x 12 = £36
Minus £45

= They pay me £9 for the year sounds like winning.

Worth keeping an eye on MSE but doesn’t look like any good deals atm

Every holiday period, they’ve increased the data by 1GB on this £6 plan, but you have to check for it and change your plan manually. About a week or so ago, they had, and may still have a data plan of 10GB for £10 per month which I switched to, so it’s worth checking the options from time to time too.

I personally love the piggy bank feature which is my primary reason for staying with them at this point.

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Zevvle is excellent if the EE network provides sufficient coverage for you (unfortunately it didn’t for me :sob:). Excellent, responsive company, and great app. Service was top notch.


Looking for a new provider and had a few questions about Zevvle, if anyone knows (or if @nbgoodall is around? :slight_smile: )

Just wondered if they can offer E-sims for iPhones, (I would like to have two lines, one for personal + data, one with just calls).

And also if it’s possible to get a data sim for the Apple Watch? I know EE are a provider, but not sure if Zevvle going through EE’s network counts?

Cheers :slight_smile:

Hi @BritishLibrary,

Unfortunately, Zevvle doesn’t support eSIM at this time either for the iPhone or Apple Watches.

But if you’re after more information and to keep updated, Zevvle has a forum that runs on Discourse just like here over at:


There are so many threads on mobile networks, but with the big one not being active since 2019, this seems to be the most appropriate to revive

I’ve just stumbled across what I gather to be a new network called To The Moon Mobile.

Runs on the EE backhaul, pricing seems very reasonable, the website and app are slick to use, which is a rare occurrence in the mobile space.

It’s PAYG in the form of bundles, with esims coming soon along with the ability to have some choice in choosing your mobile number which is nice. I’m all for vanity numbers, as one of my voip numbers for instance spells out my dog’s name, so goes on her name tag, which is nice to have.

There’s no mention if they support any of the carrier centric iOS features, but given that they’re not touched upon I will presume they don’t, which are the most tempting aspects of EE’s network.

I’m currently with Sky Mobile, and their pricing seems to be inline with what I get from Sky, and runs on a network I consider to be superior. But. Sky have a piggy bank, and that’s been a game changing feature for me that I can’t live without now. I don’t use my phone outdoors enough to justify paying for hefty amounts of data or unlimited every month, but there were occasions pre-covid, where I would travel for a bit and burn through a lot of data, which the piggy bank covered at no extra cost.

I have 3 numbers (family) with Sky Mobile and wouldn’t go elsewhere at this stage - it’s a great value service. My own is with Vodafone which is not as good but as it’s subsidised by work, I can’t complain :wink:

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On Voxi here which is a Vodafone company. £10/month for 12 gig & unlimited mins/texts which does me fine. They also give you free stuff most months, got a £25 bundle from MyProtein last month!

Choosing your own number seems nice.

I’ve had mine forever so not sure if this is a new thing or not?

It’s not a new thing, but it’s a novelty in the mainstream and not very common.

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