Smarty offers a unique idea: pay as you go deals on a SIM-only contract. It has the flexibility of a pay as you go SIM with all the benefits of a no strings attached SIM only contract. There are no credit checks, you can cancel at anytime and you get unlimited calls and texts. Score!
Can you Pay as You Go on Smarty Mobile?
Yes you can! It offers a dual benefit: On traditional PAYG plans, you stock up on credit and away you go. With SMARTY, you buy monthly plans in advance – which you can renew, pause or cancel at any time.
How can I get a Smarty PAYG sim card?
Go to Smarty's website, click 'get sim', fill out your details, and voila, you'll get your sim delivered! Then you can insert your new SIM into your new phone and you're ready to go!
Is Smarty PAYG a good service?
With a SMARTY pay as you go SIM, you choose how much data you think you will use in a month and pay up-front for that. You get unlimited calls and texts, unrestricted tethering in the UK, no data speed restrictions, and you'll even get money back for unused data if you choose one of their Data Discount plans. SMARTY offers all the flexibility of pay as you go with no hefty extra charges at the end of the month, plus some added extras normally exclusive to pay monthly customers.
How does it differ from other networks?
With other mobile networks, SIM-only means that you are not purchasing a phone with your data and call plan – you are only buying a SIM card to use in an existing smartphone or tablet. SMARTY's plans are SIM-only with upfront payment just like pay as you go. That means you buy a SIM packed full of data, plus unlimited calls and texts, ready to insert into your own phone or tablet.
Smarty Customer Service
Smarty offer webchat and email customer service as their main point of contact. Go to their website to start a live chat or email them at email@example.com. You can also call them on 01628 765333 from 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Has Smarty PAYG a good service?
Customers seem generally satisfied with SMARTY's PAYG service. They have a 4.1 rating on Trustpilot with 67% of users rating the service as 'excellent'. Although, it might be good to keep in mind that some of the critical reviews report issues with the reliability of the network coverage, so double check how your area fairs with Smarty's service.
How does it compare to other networks?
SMARTY Pay as You go SIM-only deals are some of the most reasonably-priced around that still offer inclusive roaming in the EU.
SMARTY offers two types of plan:
- SIM cards with 'all the data you need for less' (from £7/month). The most popular SIM cards on SMARTY start from £7/month and give you significantly more data than what is available on other networks. For instance, you can currently get 10GB of data for £7/month (reduced from the normal price of £8/month). Alternatively, you can get 30GB of data for £10/month (reduced to £7.50/month for the first 3 months when you buy through this special link), 50GB of data for £12/month or unlimited data for £16/month (reduced from the normal price of £20 per month).
- SIM cards with a 'data discount' (from £6/month). On these plans, you'll get money back for data that you don't use at a rate of £1 per gigabyte (GB). This is reasonable value for lighter mobile users. However, you can find cheaper alternatives elsewhere, particularly if you're willing to sign up for a longer contract (e.g. some of the 12-month contracts in this price range offer more data for a lower monthly price).