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Plusnet's new mobile service will launch on November 29 and will include a variety of SIM-only plans on the EE network. The new plans will start from £5 per month and will go up to £15 per month. Each of these will be 30-day contracts and Plusnet are offering UK-based customer service to top it up.
The cheapest SIM-only deal which will cost £5 a month will let you consume 500MB of 4G data, 250 minutes and 500 texts every month. If you pay £7.50 a month, you will get 1GB of data, 1000 minutes and AYCE texts and if you pay £10 per month, you will get 2GB of data, 1500 minutes and AYCE texts. Their most expensive offering is a £15 a month SIM-only plan which will give you 4GB of data along with AYCE minutes and texts. However, this deal will be available to pre-book at just £10 a month provided you pre-register with Plusnet on or before November 29. Unlike BT Mobile, Plusnet will not be offering any discounts for its broadband customers.
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“This is an incredibly exciting moment in our company’s history. True to our Yorkshire roots, Plusnet has always prided itself on offering customers more for less, and extending our offering to include a mobile service is a natural next step as we move to become a full-service quad-play provider. With the launch of Plusnet Mobile, we’ll be helping more people stay connected on-the-go with our fantastic data-packed deals and highly competitive rates,” said Andy Baker, CEO at Plusnet.
Plusnet will be competing with Sky's new mobile service which is expected to launch this winter and which will run on O2's network. After BT, Virgin Media and Sky, Plusnet will be the fourth such company to deliver four services- landline, broadband, TV and mobile. BT already has a huge lead since it has its own BT Mobile as well as EE's network in its grasp, so it won't be easy for Plusnet to capture a major share of the market until it pours a lot of funds in new acquisitions.