The Best Student Mobile Plans 2022
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The Best Student Mobile Plans 2022

Jasmyne Jeffery November 18, 2022

One thing most of us can’t live without is our phones. We all want the latest one but not the hefty prices. Save a little money and spare your student finance with the best student mobile plans for 2022.

Mobile phones are often a godsend, particularly when you’ve moved to university. It’s an easy way to check in with your mum so she doesn’t worry, a map when you realise that, actually, you didn’t know the way to campus. It’s your payment method when you’ve left your card at home and your portable music player.

They’ve certainly come a long way since the Nokia 3310 (but aren’t half as durable.) All this and more means paying for your phone takes a nice chunk out of your student account each month. But being a student means student discounts, which can often be applied to your phone bill.

The Best Student Mobile Plans

Lots of providers give a student discount on their contracted plans and we have the best ones right here for you.

Discounted Plans For Students

The following providers offer a discount on their contracted plans instead of a sim-only plan.

  • EE – 20 per cent off

They also throw in an extra 500MB of data free each month and give you 6 months free on Apple Music. You’ll just need a code from Student Beans to get the offer.

  • O2 – 20 per cent off

Although this looks the same, it doesn’t actually apply to your device plan, only your data plan. However, the discount does also apply to accessories. Simply sign into your discount provider of choice, get the code and make sure you go through O2’s Refresh tariff.

Vodafone’s student discount gets you money off data, tablet, and SIM-only plans. The slight catch is that it’s only with participating universities, but this list is pretty extensive.

Three don’t offer a percentage discount and instead have specific student deals on certain phones, tablets and SIM-only plans. All of their plans also come with unlimited calls and texts, so you’ll always be able to contact someone.

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SIM-Only Student Discounts

SIM-only deals let you keep your treasured phone and pack in lots of data and streaming allowances. These are the perfect deals if you’re not too fussed about the latest device, you just want the full package.

Voxi’s the top dog if you’re all about social media and streaming. Their plans allow you to watch videos and scroll social media without eating into your data allowance.

Their best plan at the moment offers 25GB for £12 per month. This includes their Unlimited video pass which gives you guaranteed access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, My5 UKTVPlay, TVPlayer, and TikTok.

Signing up to locking in on their 24-month plans means getting free Spotify, Amazon Prime or YouTube Premium. You don’t even have to have a subscription already — Vodafone sorts it out for you regardless.

Right now, you can get 160GB and their entertainment pass for £27 per month.

Similar to Vodafone, O2 gives the best deals when you have a 24-month lock-in. Their plan also bundles in 6 months of free access to one of the following: Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited, Audible, or Calm.

Currently, they’re offering 150GB and their 6 months of access for £22 per month. However, they have considerably cheaper offers if you don’t need that much data.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.