What's the difference between PAYG and SIM only?

What's the difference between PAYG and SIM only?

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mrew42  Jun. 8, 2012 at 10:22

Sim only is an agreed contract - can be anything from a 1 month rolling contract to 12 - 18 - 24 months. You pay by direct debit, monthly for an agreed number of minutes/texts/data etc.
PAYG is pre pay - you need to top up your phone to put credit on in order to get calls/texts/data. Many PAYG deals give you a free bundle once you've topped up, on top of your actual credit.
Each option has its own benefits depending on how you use your phone. Some prefer the monthly bill and the knowledge that they always have calls etc (you do get charged extra if you go over your bundle but never lose access). Others (me for my kids phones) prefer PAYG - if they go over, tough


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