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Best UK mobile network perks in 2024

There are a variety of mobile network perks on offer in the UK. Customers could save hundreds or even thousands of pounds a year with perks from O2, Vodafone, Three and more.

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When choosing the most suitable network for you, it helps to know what’s on offer from the bigger and smaller networks. Use this guide to compare rewards from UK mobile networks. Consider whether you would use the offers available or prefer other incentives, such as the ability to gift unused data.

How to compare perks by network?

When comparing perks by network, start by looking at products and services you currently use. For example, a number of popular streaming services are offered as perks and you may already pay for them. These include Audible, discovery+, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video. If you choose a network that offers your favourite streaming service as a perk, you can cancel your existing subscription and save.


Top provider perks that can save you money in 2024

O2 perks and rewards

The O2 Priority app is for both Virgin Media and O2 customers. Rewards include offers on various food and drinks throughout the week, including tasty items from Greggs. Customers can also benefit from cheap Vue cinema tickets. With O2 Priority, you can get early access (up to 48 hours) to live events, such as concert tickets and perks at the venue. There are discounts on days out, restaurants and wine and newspaper subscriptions[a], as well as prize draws to win holidays and experiences.

You can also benefit from other O2 perks including free internet security with McAfee security for 6 months.[b] O2 perks are supercharged for fans of England Rugby as O2 is the official partner. This means O2 customers get priority tickets, 20% off shirts, fan experiences and more.

There’s also Airtime Rewards which give you money off your airtime bill when you shop with selected retailers. O2 estimates that an engaged customer can save around £100 a year with O2 perks. To get the Priority app, text PRIORITY to 2020. You can also access Priority online.

EE perks and rewards

EE could be a good choice if you make use of popular TV and media subscriptions. If you’re on the EE All Rounder plan, for example, you can choose from Netflix, Apple Music, TNT Sports on discovery+ and more. With the Unlimited plan, you can choose up to three subscriptions.

Check before you commit as some offers are only available if you are completely new to that media service. EE also runs regular prize draws and discounts on shopping at places like Boots and New Look and eating out at restaurants like Pizza Express. With EE, you can also gift your data to family members.

If you purchased a plan after 17th August 2022, you’ll need to be on an EE Essentials, All Rounder or Full Works plan to gift data. To access EE rewards, download the EE app and register.

Vodafone perks and rewards

VeryMe is the Vodafone rewards app that gives customers regular discounts and deals from well-known brands. It’s available to pay monthly and PAYG Plus customers. Vodafone perks include free coffee from Costa, free snacks from Morrisons and entry to various prize draws, for example, to win tickets to Wimbledon. If you live near an Odeon cinema, you can benefit from two tickets for £8.

Families can also enjoy up to 50% off at UK attractions. And every Friday there’s another Vodafone perk - a Feel Good Friday offer worth £2.50. If it’s entertainment you’re after, Vodafone customers can benefit from a 24-month subscription to Spotify Premium, Amazon Prime, YouTube Premium and more. This offer is available to pay monthly SIM only customers too.

If you're not sure which entertainment package would suit you best, you can pick and mix with Vodafone’s Add to Plan scheme (this will cost you more).

Three Mobile perks and rewards

With Three+ rewards, you can benefit from discounts on Moonpig, Krispy Kreme and Nike. There’s also a weekly Caffè Nero coffee for £1 and Cineworld tickets from £3. Three+ customers also get money off various services such as online flower deliveries and food recipe box subscriptions.

Plus there’s early access to gigs, festivals and other events. If you’re a Chelsea FC and Chelsea FC Women football fan, Three+ also offers money off merch, stadium tours and the chance to win tickets to watch games. The Three reward scheme is open to pay monthly, PAYG and business customers.

If you’re on PAYG and you’ve just topped up, you need to wait 24 hours to access Three+. If your device isn’t compatible with the Three+ app, you can access Three+ through your web browser.

Lebara perks and rewards

Lebara perks are offered to new customers, with some applicable to existing customers too. You could save money on pet insurance, car insurance, Gousto recipe boxes and more. There’s also a decent discount on Samsung devices and refurbished phones[m] (minimum spend £450).

Lebara also offers a scheme for family and friend recommendations. You earn up to £50 for every friend you recommend to the network and they get up to 50% off for their first three months with Lebara. You can make as many referrals as you like, and you get the money after 60 days of your friend using their SIM only plan on the network.

Lebara plans start from £5 a month, and it’s one of the most popular networks for calling abroad, offering free international minutes.

Tesco Mobile perks and rewards

For every £1 you spend on pay monthly or PAYG, you get one Tesco Clubcard point. You can use these points towards money off your Tesco shop. Alternatively, you can double up your points and exchange them with 100+ Tesco reward partners, including:

  • BBC Good Food magazine
  • English Heritage
  • Fitbit
  • RAC
  • Pizza Express
  • Spa Seekers

According to Tesco, it’s the biggest and most generous partner reward scheme. You can even choose to donate your points to charity. Tesco also offers additional benefits if you have more than one number on your account. Known as Family Perks, you can choose from money off your bill, additional data, additional minutes, Tesco Clubcard points and more. Each perk lasts for a month and renews each month on your bill date.

Family Perks is available for pay monthly, including SIM only customers, as long as you changed to pay monthly or joined after 2nd July 2012. PAYG customers can’t currently get Family Perks.

Sky Mobile perks and rewards

A unique offering from Sky Mobile is Sky Piggyback. With this initiative, any unused data is ‘banked’ at the end of the month rather than lost. You can then share this data with other SIMs on your account or exchange it for discounts on things like laptops, headphones, and other accessories.

There's no limit to how much data you can save, but it automatically expires after 12 months. Other Sky Mobile rewards change regularly and include discounts on thermos water bottles.

If you also pay for a Sky TV package, you can stream Sky apps on your smartphone without using your data, including:

  • Sky Go
  • Sky Sports
  • Sky News
  • Sky Kids

Other tips for rewards from your network

7 tips for making the most of mobile rewards and perks:

  1. Check which perks apply to all customers and which are only for new customers. Some are for new or upgrading customers only. However, O2 promises to offer new and existing customers the same deals.
  2. If you’re on PAYG, check whether the reward scheme is open to you. Many are only for pay monthly and SIM plan customers.
  3. If you’re keen to switch to a network with more perks, check your contract end date and work out when to give notice. Check if these are things you genuinely already make use of.
  4. Cancel any competing subscriptions you already pay for. For example, you’ll want to cancel Spotify if you now get Apple Music for free.
  5. Remember to cancel a free or discounted time-limited trial if you don’t want to continue paying for it at the end of the offer.
  6. If you travel abroad regularly, check if your network offers free roaming as a perk. Lebara and several others currently offer this.
  7. Check rewards and perks against customer service ratings too, if that’s important to you.

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