Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator that offers a variety of mobile phone plans which use the O2 network. This company has around 4 million customers throughout the UK and other parts of Europe with 99% network coverage. Customers can choose from both monthly contract and pay as you go plans as well as a wide variety of mobile devices to use with them. The website allows those who are interested in their services to check coverage anywhere in the UK so they can find out whether or not they are able to use it where they live.

There are a variety of mobile phone plans that can be purchased through Tesco Mobile, each of which have different limits and stipulations regarding texting, minutes, and data. Although this company does use O2’s 4G network, not all of the phones they sell are 4G compatible, as some of them still use 3G. There are also certain deals available for those who frequently travel abroad and wish to save as much money as possible on overages with regards to minutes, texts, and data.

Tesco Mobile also offers special deals for families who want to take advantage of certain extras while saving money at the same time. Those who add their families to their monthly account will find that each member can choose their own free perks each month. Some of these perks include 150 extra minutes to any network, 250MB extra data for mobile sharing, and 500 extra minutes to Tesco Mobile.


There are a lot of different phones that Tesco Mobile has for sale for those who want to get service through them, including brand names like Apple, Blackberry, Doro, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony.

Some of the more popular monthly pay phones on this website include:

  • Apple iPhone 5S
  • BlackBerry Curve 9320
  • HTC One
  • HTC One Mini
  • LG L3 II
  • Motorola Moto X

While each of these mobile devices are classified as smartphones and can access the internet, not all of them are 4G ready. Only those who have certain phones and plans have the ability to use O2’s 4G network when browsing the web. There are different monthly plans/deals available with each phone, but all of them require that a 12 or 24 month contract be signed.

There are also pay as you go phones for plans that do not require a contract to be signed.

Some of the more popular pay as you go phones from Tesco Mobile include:

  • BlackBerry 9720
  • HTC Desire 300
  • LG L40
  • Motorola Moto G8GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Not all of the pay as you go phones that are available for purchase on this website are smartphones and therefore cannot use the 4G network. Those who purchase a pay as you go phone through this website will find that they will most likely have to pay the full retail price, as opposed to getting a free or discounted phone when signing a contract with Tesco Mobile.

SIM Only

Another option for those who want to keep their current phone and number is a SIM only plan. These plans offer access to 4G with no extra cost, including 700 minutes, 5000 texts, and 500MB of data for £10 a month. There are a wide variety of SIM cards to choose from on the Tesco Mobile website, including nano, micro, and standard SIMs as well as those which are designed specifically for BlackBerry phones. These SIM only deals require a 12 month contract to be signed in order to take advantage of all these features.

4G Network

The 4G network that Tesco Mobile offers is through O2 and can only be used with 4G compatible phones and plans. There are data bundles which can be purchased and changed each month, ranging from 500MB to 8GB. The Tesco Mobile website has a feature which allows visitors to use the 4G data calculator which allows them to determine how much data they need with their plan. Because everyone has different requirements when it comes to the amount of data they need, this is most definitely a useful feature for those who are looking to get a new mobile phone plan.

Tesco Mobile offers a wide variety of plans, both pay as you go and pay monthly, as well as a huge selection of phones to choose from. Customers can opt to keep their current phone and number with a SIM only plan or sign a contract to get a new phone and number. There is also the pay as you go option which allows customers to decide how much of everything they need and when they want to load it on their phones. With millions of customers throughout Europe, Tesco Mobile is one of the largest mobile phone service providers in the UK.