List of United Kingdom mobile virtual network operators

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Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the United Kingdom lease wireless telephone and data spectrum from major carriers such as EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone for resale.

Brand Host network Wireless Technology Subscribers
2G 3G 4G
1pMobile EE Yes Yes Yes
AfriMobile Three No Yes ?
Age UK My Phone Vodafone Yes[note 1] Yes No
Airwave Smart Mobile EE Yes ? ?
Anywhere Sim O2, Vodafone, EE, Three Yes Yes No[note 2]
Asda Mobile EE Yes Yes No[note 3]
Auracall Travel Talk EE Yes ? ?
Axis Telecom EE Yes Yes No
BT EE Yes Yes Yes
C4C Mobile O2 Yes ? ?
Candy Telecom Vodafone Yes Yes Yes
Champions Mobile O2 Yes Yes ?
Chromebook 3G SIM EE Yes Yes No
CTExcelbiz EE No Yes Yes
Delight Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Digital Phone EE Yes Yes No
Econet Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Ecotalk Three No Yes Yes
FreedomPop Three No Yes Yes
Fonome Mobile O2 Yes Yes No
Gamma Telecom Three No Yes Yes
360Coms Telecom Vodafone Yes Yes ?
Go Mobile EE Yes Yes ?
iD Mobile Three Yes Yes Yes
Jump O2, Vodafone, EE Yes Yes No[note 2]
giffgaff O2 Yes Yes Yes
GT Mobile O2 Yes Yes No
HP Mobile Connect EE ? ? ?
KC Mobile O2 Yes Yes Yes
Kingdom Mobile EE Yes Yes ?
Krisant Telecom EE ? ? ?
Lebara Mobile Vodafone Yes Yes No
Lomo Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Lycamobile O2 Yes Yes Yes
Matrix Cellular EE ? ? ?
Meem Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
Mobilek O2 ? ? ?
MTel EE ? ? ?
Natterbox EE ? Yes No
NordTelekom EE ? ? ?
Now PAYG EE Yes Yes ?
Pebble Mobile Network O2, Vodafone, EE, Three Yes Yes ?
RWG Mobile Three No Yes Yes
Plusnet Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
Shebang (PG Mobile) Three No Yes Yes
Simwood Three No Yes ?
Sky O2 Yes Yes Yes
Talk Home Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Talkmobile Vodafone Yes Yes No
TalkTalk Mobile Vodafone transitioning to O2 Yes Yes No[note 2]
Telfoni Three No Yes Yes
Tello Three No Yes Yes
Tesco Mobile O2 Yes Yes Yes
The People's Operator Three No Yes Yes 69,000[1]
The Phone Co-op EE, Vodafone (Vodafone with fairfone handset only) Yes Yes Yes
Truphone Vodafone Yes Yes No
U2i Mobile EE Yes Yes No[note 2]
Telecom Plus EE Yes Yes No
Vectone Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Virgin Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
VoIP.co.uk (Firstcom Europe) Three No Yes Yes
Rok Mobile Three No Yes Yes
White Mobile EE Yes Yes No
  1. ^ Internet Unsupported
  2. ^ a b c d Planned
  3. ^ Coming Spring 2017

Defunct, merged and acquired operators[edit]

Brand Host network Defunct date
Easymobile EE (T-Mobile) 13 December 2006
Fresh Mobile EE (T-Mobile) 19 March 2010
Believe Mobile O2 ?
Priyo Mobile EE 5 November 2013
Ovivo Mobile Vodafone 19 March 2014[2]
Samba Mobile Three 28 April 2014
Simple Call Mobile EE 31 October 2014
Family Mobile EE 31 August 2015
Mobile by Sainsbury's Vodafone 15 January 2016
Bemilo Vodafone 31 May 2016
Jadoo Mobile O2 ?
UK Globe EE 31 July 2016
Post Office Mobile EE 8 August 2016
LIFE Mobile EE 29 November 2016[3]
Kontakt Mobile Vodafone 15 December 2016[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The People's Operator Plc (15 April 2016). "Report and Financial Statements: Year Ended" (PDF). pp. 1–2. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Razavi, Lauren (24 March 2014). "Ovivo Mobile goes dark, leaving thousands without connectivity". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "What's happening?". LIFE Mobile. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kontakt Mobile - Home". Kontakt Mobile. Archived from the original on 10 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.