Tesco announces £6 mobile tariff - is it good value for you?
Our 41 year old Prime Minister may know the secret location of the country's cheap booze stash, but we've stumbled across a dirt-cheap mobile. And unlike Dave 'I've got a lot of hair for a bald guy' Cameron, we're happy to share.
Tesco have just battered the cost of monthly tariffs into submission with what they're claiming is the UK's cheapest mobile phone contract. The SIM-only contract costs just £6 a month, will be available online and will give customers unlimited texts and 100 minutes a month. It's a one-month rolling contract, and Clubcard points are available on the monthly bill. Yay.
According to the guff, research from Tesco shows that 16 to 24 year olds are text maniacs but also the highest spending age group for mobile contracts, with just under a third spending more than £30 a month on their mobile bills. Of course the same age group may talk for more than 100 minutes a month, meaning that plenty of monthly bills will no doubt be in excess of £6 a month. It's worth pointing out that local and national calls with Tesco Mobile will cost you 20p per minute, but they don't mention that in their press release. And there's no data bundled in with this tariff, which would be an additional cost on top.
It's a useful tariff if you have enlarged thumbs, just ensure texting is your primary use of your mobile before signing up; paying £15 a month will get you a one-month rolling tariff, but with 500 minutes and inclusive data.