Which Mobile Network Offers The Best Perks?

Get more than you bargained for when you join these mobile networks – from 2-4-1 drinks to high-street discounts and the chance to buy the hottest gig tickets days before everyone else…

Fancy a new mobile? Weigh up the perks, as well as the minutes, texts and data, before committing to a new network. The most generous benefits, from the likes of EE, Virgin Mobile and Three are laid out in no particular order for you, right here. All there’s left for you to do is improve your credit score and read how to switch your phone contract and keep the same mobile number.

1. O2

Feel like a VIP with O2 Priority. Buy tickets to see your favourite artist or event, up to 48 hours before anyone else in the general pre-sale. Forget refreshing your webpage in panic – you are pretty much guaranteed to see Katy Perry, Alt-J or even A Night of Championship Boxing, for example. And you’ll also get first dibs of seats in the venue, for the best possible night out – just for having a mobile contract with O2.

And that’s not all, if you’re visiting an O2 Arena or venue, because you’ll get fast-lane entry, access to an exclusive bar and other perks. Leave your bag in the free cloakroom, sup a 2-4-1 drink and snack on free food. Rewards change all the time, so keep an eye out for free massages, high street discounts and also the chance to win prize draws. Think £1 Monday lunch deals at Dominos or WHSmiths and 25% off action-packed experience days.

Want more? Just for joining O2 on a 5GB, 10GB or 20GB tariff, you’ll get a year’s subscription to Evernote Premium worth £35 and access to Sun+ Goals to watch Premier League highlights. Made In Chelsea, Fresh Meat and Peep show fans should know that O2 also gives you exclusive access to All 4 – watch your favourite Channel 4 shows 48 hours before they air.

Call O2’s customer service contact number (0844 375 1419) today to join O2 Priority.

2. EE

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No matter which network you’re with, you can connect to free 4G EE WiFi at Glastonbury festival this year. But it’s worth joining EE for lots of other reasons – the UK’s fastest 4G network has a few treats in store for you musos and sports fans.

Remember to take advantage of the 10% discount EE customers get on second phones and tablets, including the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8.

EE Pay Monthly Perks

Tune into Beats 1 Radio, experience live concerts and stream the latest hits and music videos, when you get free Apple Music for the first six months of your EE contract – worth £59.94

Prefer football, cricket or Moto GP? Stream BT Sport for free, on your EE phone and EE tablet simultaneously, for three months – just for having an EE contract. Simply text SPORT to 150 to register for BT ID then download the BT Sport app and cheer your team to victory. That’s all 42 live Premier League matches, every UEFA Champions League game, Aviva Premiership rugby and more, simply for having an EE Pay Monthly phone.

EE Pay As You Go Perks

Extra minutes, texts or data – the choice is yours. EE will give you a free boost every three months, just for spending what you normally would with Pay As You Go – no matter how much that is.

  • Get an extra 500MB, 50 minutes or 250 texts, when you buy three 30 day packs worth £8 or more
  • Use an extra 100MB, 25 minutes or 50 texts, when you get three 30 day packs worth £5
  • Enjoy an extra 50MB, 10 minutes or 25 texts, when you get 12 7 day packs worth £1

Call EE’s customer service team (0843 902 0733) today to find out more or to switch your contract and keep your number.

3. Three (3)

The only network offering truly unlimited 4G plans, Three’s Go Roam makes it one of the best networks for holidaymakers and frequent flyers.

Surf the internet, call or text your mates back home in over 60 countries, without paying a penny extra. Just remember to replace the first number 0 with +44. Everywhere from America to Germany and Greece are already included. But Thursday 15th June 2017 will see Brazil and Singapore, Martinique and more tropical destinations joining the mix. Need a place to stay? Three customers get 12% off hotel bookings through the Expedia mobile app, on top of any other discounts you have.

And that’s still just the tip of Three’s perks. Pay by Direct Debit for a £5 discount on your phone bill, use free WiFi in over 130 London Underground stations and let your friends access the internet by tethering to your Three phone. No signal? No problem – connect to the internet and use ThreeinTouch WiFi calling, which comes out of your monthly minutes allowance.

Call Three (3)’s customer service number (0844 372 1673) today to make these perks yours.

4. Vodafone

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Vodafone is one of the most generous networks in Britain.

Want to call international or local numbers for no extra cost when abroad in over 50 European countries?

Pick Vodafone’s Roam Free Deal over Three’s Go Roam. From Thursday 15th June 2017, new Vodafone customers can call, text or use data in Croatia, Austria and non-European Union states such as Norway, Iceland and Turkey.

And that’s not all. You can upgrade your Vodafone device early for free, depending on your plan or bundle. And you can grab a courtesy phone from your local Vodafone store, while yours is being repaired – so you can stay connected no matter what.

Vodafone Pay Monthly Perks

Fans of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, music or sport might want to sign up for Vodafone’s Red L, Red XL or Red XXL Entertainment plan. Choose whether you watch 11 American channels with Now TV, full access to Sky Sports Mobile or 30 million tracks on Spotify Premium for up to 24 months – just for having a Vodafone contract.

Vodafone Pay As You Go Perks

Get everything from Amazon gift vouchers or extra data, music downloads and mini speakers, just for topping up as little as £5 a month, as you normally would. Simply sign up for Vodafone’s Freebee Rewardz loyalty scheme to collect your points.

Here’s the Vodafone telephone number 0843 902 0741 – call today to switch your mobile contract.

5. Virgin Mobile

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Want to keep your leftover data at the end of every month? Now you can, with Virgin Mobile’s data rollover, your extra data will be added to your next monthly allowance. They’ll even ping text alerts to your phone, showing how much you have left. And should you want to increase or decrease the amount of data or minutes at your fingertips, you can change your 4G plan every month – on all Pay Monthly or SIM contracts.

On top of that, Virgin Mobile customers can connect to over 250,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK, not just in London. And you can message on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger ‘till your heart’s content, for no extra cost.

Call Virgin Mobile’s contact number (0844 372 1482) today to see if it’s time to switch.

6. BT

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If connecting to free public Wi-Fi hotspots on the go is important to you, know that BT have more than any other British network – 5 million to be precise, dotted across the country. Each saving your data until you need it most.

You’ll get a £5 discount on any mobile plan if you’re already a BT or BT Broadband customer – which could get you the full BT Sport Pack (for as little as £5 a month). That said, you can watch the Premier League and other big matches with the free BT Sport App, when you sign up for one of BT Mobile’s top-end mobile plans.

Call BT’s UK support number (0843 901 0765) today to learn more about their latest deals and perks.

7. SKY Mobile

Right now, you could pay the UK’s cheapest price for a 500MB data Apple iPhone 7 with Sky Mobile. And if you want to get your hands on the latest mobile every 12 or 24 months, without admin, upgrade or delivery fees, Sky Mobile’s flexible ‘Swap’ scheme will keep your tech bang-on-trend. Better yet, you can roam in 36 EU countries on any Sky Mobile plan for no extra cost.

Want more? Join SKY TV to get free Unlimited Calls and Texts with any SKY Mobile plans. And remember, you can sync your Sky+ recordings with your new phone.

Call SKY’s UK customer service number (0843 902 0725) today to see if you’re eligible for unlimited free calls and texts.

*Information correct at the time of publishing (05/06/17 17:30:00). Contact Numbers UK take no responsibility for changes to the networks’ Terms & Conditions.

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