If you feel that despite the competition, the attractive marketing and claims of reduced rates, network operators still do not offer you the best value package for your money, you should take a look at Post Office Mobile packages.
Once you're through, you'll know you were right.
While Vodafone and O2 charge up to 30p and 35p for minute for national calling, Post Office Mobile offers the same experience for 8p.
There's more. Post Office Mobile simply rules in terms of 30 day bundles. Ever heard of 500MB data, 250 minutes and 3000 texts for just £5? Or even a high end 5GB data, 1000 minutes and 3000 texts for £20?
You can even choose a double top up option wherein you can get a free credit of the same amount as you last used to top up. For example, if you pay £15 to top up 3GB data, 1000 minutes and 3000 texts for 30 days, Post Office Mobile will give you a free credit of £15 which you can use in the following month.
If you have too many friends and relations staying abroad and need to make several international calls every month, Post Office Mobile will charge you 25p for every minute of calling to the EU, 50p for calls to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and £1 for calls to the rest of the world. While these rates are similar to those of Vodafone International as well as rates charged by EE and Three, the cheap national rates will surely keep the overall cost low.
With several Mobile Virtual Network Operators like Tesco Mobile, Sainsbury Mobile, iD from Carphone Warehouse and Post Office Mobile vying with each other to bring in the best bundles to you, it's best if you do your bit of research and asking around before buying one.
Ultimately, it'll be the quality of calls, internet speed and customer service that'll hold more value to you than cheap pricing.