How to find the right phone tariff for your needs

How to find the right phone tariff for your needs

With so many providers offering so many options, deciding which mobile phone tariff to opt for can be tricky. One provider may offer you unlimited minutes and texts, while another may tempt you by throwing in a huge data allowance and a few high tech freebies.

To make sure you pick the perfect tariff for your needs, try not to be swayed by fancy advertising or gimmicks. Instead, look at the bare bones of the deal you’re signing up for and make sure it’s the right choice for you.


The amount of minutes you’ll need will depend on how you use your phone. If you call your mum, your best friend or your partner five times a day and chat for hours, you’ll need a deal with a lot of air time.

In general, the more you pay, the more you get. If your friends and family are all on one network, you may find joining the same network makes sense as a lot of providers offer free or discounted network to network minutes.

If you’re never off of your phone, it is possible to find phone deals that offer unlimited minutes. Generally the most expensive option from any provider, these deals will give you complete peace of mind while you’re chatting away.


Unless you go for a budget deal, most tariffs now come with a generous ration of monthly texts. For a relatively low monthly fee, you can send unlimited text messages, allowing you to stay in touch with friends without having to worry about your bank balance.

If you’ve opted for a pay as you go deal, most network providers offer bolt on packages to give you extra texts when you need them most.


These days, mobile internet allowance is one of the most important factors to consider when signing up for a new mobile phone contract.

The amount of internet on offer can vary significantly between providers, with some offering unlimited data and others only giving you enough to check the occasional email.

Like minutes, the more data you need the more expensive your contract will be. If you use your phone more to surf the web than make calls, you should be able to find an affordable deal that allows you to sacrifice your minutes for extra data allowance.

Have a look around our blog today to find out more about making the most of your mobile phone.