Pay as you go tariffs

We have three pay as you go tariffs:

All our pay as you go phones come with a SIM inside and are on our Rocket Packs tariff. Rocket Packs are all-in-one packs that give you the 4G data, minutes and texts you need. Your first top-up automatically turns into your first Rocket Pack. For example, if you top-up £10, your top-up will turn into a £10 Rocket Pack. 

Call rates are the same on Rocket Packs and Triple Credit tariffs but with our Triple Credit tariff you get free credit when you top-up – which you can use on UK and Home From Home calls, texts and data. When you top-up £10, £15 or £20, we triple that top-up.

Our Lite tariff is great if you use your phone occasionally. It's a simple tariff with a flat-rate charge of 8p/min for calls and 4p a text. 

Changing tariffs

Once you're with Tesco Mobile pay as you go, you can change tariffs:

You can change your pay as you go tariff once every 30 days. 

Make the most of your pay as you go

There are lots of ways to top-up, wherever you are, so you can always get more credit when you need to. It’s quick, easy and you’ll collect Clubcard points when you do.

Yes, you'll need to link your phone to your Clubcard, by texting CLUBCARD to 28578 free from your Tesco Mobile phone and follow the instructions. You'll then collect Clubcard points each time you top-up.

You can order your free pay as you go SIM online or pick one up in-store.

Once you’ve logged into My account

1. Go to My Tariff and choose the tariff you want 

2. Click Action  

3. Click Confirm 

1. Tap the Tariff  icon at the bottom of the screen. 

2. Tap Change your tariff

3. Select the tariff you would like to change to 

4. Tap Change your tariff now to confirm

No-contract SIM with Rocket Packs

Got questions about Rocket Packs? Our No-contract SIM FAQs have all the information you need.

When you have a No-contract SIM, you can buy bundles of data, minutes and texts for the month without any contract. We call these bundles Rocket Packs. 

To buy your Rocket Pack you can either set up a recurring payment in My Account or load money onto your SIM. 

To choose your Rocket Pack and set up your payment, log in to My Account.

To get...

For...

Text the keyword below to 28948

2GB, 500 minutes and 5,000 texts

£7.50

ROCKET750

10GB  20GB*, 5,000 minutes and 5,000 texts

£10

ROCKET10

15GB, 5,000 minutes and 5,000 texts

£12.50

ROCKET1250

25GB, 5,000 minutes and 5,000 texts

£15

ROCKET15

50GB, 5,000 minutes and 5,000 texts

£20

ROCKET20

100GB, 5,000 minutes and 5,000 texts

£30

ROCKET30

* Promotion ends 28th December

Rocket Packs last a month and automatically renew, either from your recurring payment or from money you’ve loaded onto your SIM. For example, if you get your first Rocket Pack on 5 January, it will last until midnight on 4 February. Occasionally there’s a short delay before your Rocket Pack is ready. For more info, please read our terms and conditions

Call rates are the same on Rocket Packs and Triple Credit tariffs.

Frequently asked questions

Top-up first, then straight after you’ve topped up, you need to buy your Rocket Pack. You can do this:

If you’re not on Tesco Mobile but you’ve already got a phone you’re happy with, you can order a free No-contract SIM and then get a Rocket Pack. Or if you’re buying a new phone, all our pay as you go phones now come on the No-contract SIM with Rocket Packs as standard. 

Your first top-up turns into your first Rocket Pack. For example, if you top-up £10, your top-up will change in to a £10 Rocket Pack. Your first top-up needs to be £10, £15 or £20. 

After that you can choose from any of our 5 Rocket Packs: £7.50, £10, £15 £20 and £30 Rocket Packs last a month from when you buy them. They automatically renew at the end of the month. You can set up a recurring payment in My Account to get your Rocket Pack each month or you can top-up each month. 

Here’s where to order your free No-contract SIM

Straight after you’ve topped up, you need to buy a new Rocket Pack to make sure your credit isn’t used up as normal credit. You can do this:

It can take up to 4 hours for your Rocket Pack to activate. We’ll text you when it’s ready to use.

Sorry, you will have to top-up again so you have enough to get the Rocket Pack you want, or you could get a smaller Rocket Pack if you have enough credit left. Then you can buy your Rocket Pack:

You will need to change tariff if you’re on Triple Credit (but you don’t need a new SIM). To change tariff and buy a Rocket Pack, please call 282 free from your Tesco Mobile phone and select ‘More info on different types of credit’ to take you to the change tariff options.

Triple Credit tariff

Call rates are the same on Rocket Packs and Triple Credit tariffs but with our Triple Credit tariff you get free credit when you top-up – which you can use on UK and Home From Home calls, texts and data. 

When you top-up £10, £15 or £20, we triple that top-up:

Top-up: and we give you: so you get:
£10 £20 free credit £30
£15 £30 free credit £45
£20 £40 free credit  £60

 

You get free credit once a month and it lasts for one month. After this, your free credit expires. Your free credit is always used before any paid top-up. 

Plus...

If you’re on our Triple Credit tariff and top-up £10 or £15 in one go, you can choose a free bundle of minutes, texts or data.

Top-up £10 and choose: Top-up £15 or more and choose:
50 texts
OR
75 minutes
OR
250MB Data
5000 texts 
OR
200 minutes
OR
1GB data

 

Frequently asked questions

If you’re already on our Triple Credit tariff, just top-up £10, £15 or £20 and we’ll triple it. If you’ve bought a new Tesco Mobile pay as you go phone or if you’re on a different tariff, you can switch in our free app on Android or iPhone, your account or call 282 free.

If you’re already on our Triple Credit tariff, just top-up £10, £15 or £20 and we’ll triple it. If you’ve bought a new Tesco Mobile pay as you go phone you will need to change tariff. To do this, call 282 free from your Tesco Mobile phone and select ‘More info on different types of credit’ to take you to the change tariff options.

You can get free credit once a month and your free credit lasts for a month, until your next monthly anniversary date. For example, if you get your first free credit on 5 January, you've got until midnight on the 4 February to use it. If you top-up before your anniversary date, you’ll receive free credit the following month.

It's the day when:

  • You have to use up your free credit by
  • You need to top-up by, in order to get free credit that month

Every time you use your device to make a call or send a text, we send you a message saying how much top-up and free credit you have left, as well as your anniversary date. For a reminder of your balance at any time, you can also dial *#10# free.

We'll text you five days before your monthly anniversary date to remind you. If you don't top-up, you can still carry on using your device as normal. You just won’t get any free credit. You’ll get free credit the next time you top up and this date will become your new monthly anniversary date.

  • UK calls to standard UK landline and numbers starting 01, 02 and 03- UK calls to standard UK mobiles
  • UK to UK video calls
  • UK/Home From Home calls to Voicemail
  • Calls to standard landlines and mobiles between Home From Home destinations
  • Calls from Home From Home destinations to UK standard landlines and mobiles
  • Text messages and MMS to UK mobiles and Home From Home destinations
  • Data usage in the UK and Home From Home

  • Calls starting 08 and 05 to non-geographic and free device numbers
  • Calls to 076 numbers
  • Calls to numbers being used for call-forwarding services, onward-calling services or numbers that pay a revenue share
  • Calls to any number starting with these codes - 06, 07744, 0845, 079112, 07755, 0870, 079118, 076, 078255, 0871, 079245, 0500, 078730, 077000, 079246, 0505, 07892, 07755, 079879, 0808 and 078930
  • Premium rate calls and texts
  • Tesco Mobile bundles
  • Making calls and sending texts while you're outside of the UK or a Home From Home destination
  • Calls and texts to international numbers

You will need to change tariff if you’re on Triple Credit (but you don’t need a new SIM). To change tariff and buy a Rocket Pack, please call 282 free from your Tesco Mobile phone and select ‘More info on different types of credit’ to take you to the change tariff options.

Triple Credit SIM cards are available in any of our Tesco stores. They are no longer available to order online.

Pay as you go Lite

View a full list of our rates (PDF). Our pay as you go Lite tariff is great if you use your phone occasionally. It's a simple tariff with a flat-rate charge of 8p/min for calls and 4p a text. Only existing customers can switch to the Lite tariff by downloading our our free app, online in your account or by calling 282 free.

Table of charges

Using your device in the UK and in our Home From Home destinations

Calls to any standard UK & Home From Home numbers

8p/min

Texts to any standard UK & Home From Home numbers

4p/message

Using data

10p per MB

Listen to your voicemail (905)

8p/min

 Picture messaging

 25p/message

Video calling

50p/message

Using WAP (not GPRS)

8p/min 

To call Tesco directory enquiries  on 118323

 £1.50/min and 25p/min access charge*  

To call Customer Care from your handset on 4455 

Free

To call 05 numbers

8p/min

To make calls to 080 numbers

Free

To call 084/087/09/118 numbers

Service charge and 25p/min access charge*

To top-up from your device on 4444

Free

To top-up from a landline

7p/min

To call 999 or 112 emergency services

Free  

NB: Pay as you go Lite tariff has a minimum call charge of 8p *Access Charge [where applicable] is 25p/min - 1 minute minimum then charged by the second. Calls and texts to the following numbers aren't included in allowances: · Numbers starting with 076, 07744, 07755, 077000, 078221, 078225, 078921, 078730, 078930, 078931, 079112, 079118, 079245, 079246 and 079879 · Other non-standard or special 07 numbers · Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man prefixes: 01481, 01534, 01624, 074184, 07452, 07509, 07624, 077003, 077007, 077008, 07781, 07797, 07829, 078391, 078392, 078392, 078397, 078398, 079111, 079117, 079240, 079241, 079242, 079243, 079244, 079246, 079247, 079248, 079249, 07937, 074576 For more information, please read our pay as you go Lite T&Cs.