How is SMARTY different from pay as you go?
It isn’t, really. If anything, we believe it’s a better deal – and the experts agree.
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.
The flexibility of a PAYG SIM. The benefits of a contract.
If you go for one of our Data Discount plans, you get money back on the data you don’t use – instead of being wasted, it’s turned into credit towards your next month’s plan. But if you like to have loads of data, our 30GB, 50GB and Unlimited data plans offer just as much value.
With all of our plans you get unlimited standard UK texts and calls, and it’s super easy to add more data if you need it. So, there’s nothing to worry about.
All plans include
All the data you need for less
Data discount plans
Get money back for unused data
Extra data at £1 per GB
At SMARTY, we believe in data add-ons at fair prices. If you run out of data during the month, an add-on will cost just £1 per GB. This is the same amount you pay for data in your usual plan, so you’re not getting stung for buying extra data when you really need it.
Our add-ons also never expire – as long as you have a live pay-monthly SIM , your data is there for you to use.
SMARTY isn’t just for phones. Our SIMs also work with tablets and mobile broadband devices like dongles and WiFi routers. Simply pay for your plan, pop your SMARTY SIM in, and you’re good to go.
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. But where we are a little different from a standard PAYG SIM is that you get lots of SMARTY benefits too. 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 our Data Discount plans. SMARTY offers all the flexibility of pay as you go with no nasty surprises at the end of the month, plus some added extras normally exclusive to pay monthly customers.
Often pay monthly contracts include the cost of a new phone so they are significantly pricier than a pay as you go SIM-only deal. Pay as you go is great because you are only paying for what you use. This type of plan is also more flexible than a pay monthly contract, letting you amend the amount of data you need every month, and allowing you to purchase data add-ons if you get stuck. SMARTY gives you the best of both worlds, lots of benefits like pay monthly but with the flexibility of pay as you go.
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. At SMARTY our 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.
Yes, you can. At SMARTY it’s easy to keep your existing number, you’ll just need a PAC code from your current provider. Once you have requested a PAC code (which will be valid for 30 days), activate your new SIM and port your number across online via your SMARTY dashboard. It may take up to 2 days to transfer, but then you’ll be ready to go!