What is a SIM-Only Network?


For many people worldwide, living in the digital age, means having access to the latest technology and being able to make the most of the resources available to communicate as effectively as possible. While standard mobile phone contracts remain popular due to the savings they offer, SIM-only networks are offering equally competitive packages.

So what exactly is a SIM-only network?

A SIM-only network is a mobile package that includes minutes, SMSes and data for a monthly fee. The main difference between this package and conventional mobile contracts is that you don’t get a new handset. With a traditional cellphone contract you will get a handset as part of the package. A SIM-only network offers a more cost-effective product.

This type of package costs a lot less as a result, because there is no handset.

A SIM-only network is fast becoming one of the most popular options for many consumers when getting a new phone contract.

These offers tend to be more flexible. For instance, there’s no need to sign up for a contract that locks you in for 24 months. With a SIM-only network you can usually design the kind of package that suits your unique needs.

It’s also easier to pass a credit check when applying for a SIM-only network product. Since you pay on a month-to-month basis instead of over 24 months, network providers aren’t as strict in terms of credit requirements.

You can pay on a month-to-month basis. You can even choose when you want to upgrade or downgrade.

In South Africa, the first SIM-only network to enter the market is Me & You. Me&YouMobile offers clients superior customer service and the lowest call rates. Me&You Mobile has partnered with Cell C and utilises their infrastructure, so it’s essentially a Mobile Virtual Network Operator.



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