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Smarty UK Refresh 4G Mobile SIM Only Plans with More Data

Friday, March 19th, 2021 (12:01 am) - Score 3,096
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Mobile operator Smarty has this week announced that they’ve refreshed their range of SIM-Only mobile plans by giving them all bigger data allowances (mobile broadband) and often for no extra cost. For example, their entry-level plan previously only included 1GB (GigaByte) of data for £6 per month, but you’ll now get 4GB for that.

As usual all of their plans come attached to a short 30-day (monthly) contract term, as well as unlimited calls, unlimited texts and no speed caps. Smarty is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on Three UK’s platform, although they don’t currently support 5G (only 3G and 4G).

The new plans start at £5 per month for 500MB, £6 for 4GB, £7 for 8GB, £8 for 12GB, £10 for 30GB and £15 for 50GB (currently discounted to £12). The old unlimited data plan still exists for £20 per month, albeit currently reduced to £17.

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  1. Carl says:

    “The new plans start at £5 per month for 500GB” hope you mean MB

    1. Mark Jackson says:

      🙂 The impact from a day spent submerged in another of Ofcom’s mega reviews.

    2. Buggerlugz says:

      I managed to get 1gb, unlimited calls and texts from Three when my contract expired for £5 a month. So it’s worth 10 minutes on webchat.

  2. Ig Og says:

    Unlimited data plan still shows for £20 per month here. Wish they’d get 5G added as they’ve promised for ages.

    1. P says:

      It’ll come, so far they’ve got WiFi calling and LTE calling now, 2 things I don’t think any other MVNO has, it has an app launching soon which looks good. 5G is the only thing missing. With 5G they will be offering all the features of an 18 month fixed EE contract, just without as much speed or coverage, and way cheaper.

    2. Kyle says:

      iD has both of those, and has for a while.

    3. P says:

      @Kyle, thank you I didn’t know that. I see they are on Three’s network too. But more expensive with less data. Perhaps a result of Smarty being owned by Three? But great to see another MVNO offers the features. Wish they all offered the features.

    4. Billy Nomates says:

      Voxi has VoLTE and WiFi calls too

      text CALLING to 97888 and they’ll turn it on.

    5. Betamax_man says:

      VOXI is owned by Vodafone.

    6. Anna says:

      @Billy

      Thanks! I never knew that but I just did it and I got the text confirming! 🙂

    7. P says:

      @Billy thanks for that, just did it although it only said WiFi calling will be set up, didn’t mention LTE calling?

  3. Roy Richards says:

    The new plans start at £5 per month for 500GB (wishful to have that) lol

  4. Michael V says:

    Thought we saw the end of 500mb plans.
    That’s rough.

    1. P says:

      All their plans also have unlimited calls and text, so for those who never use data £5 a month is a bargain to them.

  5. Belly Monster says:

    How do you get the 500Mb plan, cannot see it?

    1. Mark Jackson says:

      I think it’s an exclusive for particular sites, but they haven’t provided a direct link for it.

  6. Craig says:

    Apart from 5G does Three give them the full use of Three’s signal?

    1. Anna says:

      yes so it’s just as naff as Three

  7. N says:

    I wish I had better 3 performance in my area. When at home, I get just 1MB as my download speed. Of course at home I’m on WiFi 90 percent of the time but still, really shocking performance. 2 bars indoors with 1MB as the speed, outside full coverage and ranging from 20MB-60MB as the download speed.

    But spectacular value nevertheless if you are in the right area!

  8. Chris says:

    No “£5/month” plan anymore on Smarty

  9. Chris says:

    ok LOL

    the plan of £5/mo supposed to be there: https://smarty.co.uk/plans/500mb-data

  10. nicknack says:

    VoLTE and WiFi Calling not available on Google Pixel phones however pretty much all iPhones and Galaxy’s as you’d expect

    1. Bubblesthefish6 says:

      They tell you it’s only supported on the new samsungs etc. but it actually works on all devices that it does on three. I can get VoWiFi to appear if i enable it in the dialer of my xiaomi (*#*#4636#*#* for anyone who wants to try it). I also managed to enable VoLTE with the code *#*#86583#*#*. You just need to go into settings after that and the option will be there.

    2. AD says:

      I don’t know which Pixel device you’re using, because I’ve gotten Wi-Fi calling to work on my Pixel 4a (5G). When I have a shoddy mobile connection it’ll switch over to Wi-Fi calling and it’ll say “Smarty Wi-Fi calling”.

    3. Bubblesthefish6 says:

      @AD, really? mine seems to think it’s on three and says “3” on my lock screen. I believe iPhones do this too and display “Three WiFi Call”. In fact in the website it says you should see the mentioned above.

  11. Newbie says:

    Sky Mobile offers 2G to 5G with 5G where available and also has LTE and WiFi Calling as an MVNO pretty decent prices also and 3 year data rollover

    1. JP says:

      I was just testing Sky Mobile the past few weeks pretty good service actually.

    2. Buxtonlad says:

      Sky like to push the claim your rewards via the piggy bank scheme. Horrendous, £5 max discount and you pay over the odds for everything anyhow, nothing in stock (apart from Apple stuff). Mobile internet slow where I live unless you use it at 2:00am. I’ve moved to Smarty and speed much better so far.

    3. Carl says:

      Is it true sky give better speeds than o2 direct as they only share mast but have their own network as such? I may be wrong

  12. Adam says:

    I recently tried Smarty last month before moving to Voxi and honestly the speeds sucked so bad during the day time.

    https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/7060515263

    Other than that though it was a great network, WiFi calling, VoLTE, conference calls, call holding, call diverts to landlines/mobiles.

    5G on Voxi was the killer for me, I’ve had nearly 300mbit/s on it.

    1. Carl says:

      Smarty do support 5G they just don’t have it visible on their website. My sim connects intermittently all the time (only because I’m on the outskirts of the coverage area)

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