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
360Coms Telecom Vodafone Yes Yes ?
AfriMobile Three No Yes ?
Age UK My Phone Vodafone Yes[note 1] Yes No
Airwave Smart Mobile EE Yes ? ?
AlwaysOnline Wireless[1] Three ? Yes Yes
Anywhere Sim O2, Vodafone, EE, Three Yes Yes No[note 2]
Asda Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
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
Econet Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Economy Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
Ecotalk Three No Yes Yes
ETS Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
FreedomPop Three No Yes Yes
Fonome Mobile O2 Yes Yes No
Gamma Telecom Three No Yes Yes
giffgaff O2 Yes Yes Yes
Go Mobile EE Yes Yes ?
GT Mobile O2 Yes Yes No
HP Mobile Connect EE ? ? ?
iD Mobile Three Yes Yes Yes
Jump O2, Vodafone, EE, Three Yes Yes Yes
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 ?
Plusnet Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes
Rok Mobile Three No Yes Yes
RWG Mobile Three No Yes Yes
Simwood Three No Yes ?
Sky O2 Yes Yes Yes
Talk Home Mobile EE Yes Yes No
TalkTalk Mobile Vodafone transitioning to O2 Yes Yes No[note 2]
Telecom Plus EE Yes Yes No
Telfoni Three No Yes Yes
Tello Three No Yes Yes
Tesco Mobile O2 Yes Yes Yes
The People's Operator Three No Yes Yes 80,489[2]
The Phone Co-op EE, Vodafone (Vodafone with fairphone handset only) Yes Yes Yes
Truphone Vodafone Yes Yes No
U2i Mobile EE Yes Yes No[note 2]
Vectone Mobile EE Yes Yes No
Virgin Mobile EE Yes Yes Yes (Firstcom Europe) Three No Yes Yes
White Mobile EE Yes Yes No
  1. ^ Internet Unsupported
  2. ^ a b c Planned

Defunct, merged and acquired operators[edit]

Brand Host network Defunct date
Banana Mobile EE 2015
Believe Mobile O2 ?
Bemilo Vodafone 31 May 2016
Dialog Vizz Vodafone 1 January 2015
Easymobile EE (T-Mobile) 13 December 2006
Family Mobile EE 31 August 2015
Fresh Mobile EE (T-Mobile) 19 March 2010
Jadoo Mobile O2 ?
Kontakt Mobile Vodafone 15 December 2016[3]
LIFE Mobile EE 29 November 2016[4]
Mobile by Sainsbury's Vodafone 15 January 2016[5]
Ovivo Mobile Vodafone 19 March 2014[6]
PG Mobile Three 2016[7]
Post Office Mobile EE 8 August 2016
Priyo Mobile EE 5 November 2013
Samba Mobile Three 28 April 2014
Shebang Three 2015[8]
Simple Call Mobile EE 31 October 2014
Talkmobile Vodafone 28 May 2017 or earlier
UK Globe EE 31 July 2016

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rossignol, Joe. "Apple SIM Partner AlwaysOnline Expands to U.S. and 28 More Countries, Launches New U.K. Plans". Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  2. ^ The People's Operator Plc (15 April 2016). "Report and Financial Statements: Year Ended" (PDF). pp. 1–2. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kontakt Mobile - Home". Kontakt Mobile. Archived from the original on 10 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "What's happening?". LIFE Mobile. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mobile by Sainsbury’s - Mobile Phones, PAYG and SIM Only Deals". Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Razavi, Lauren (24 March 2014). "Ovivo Mobile goes dark, leaving thousands without connectivity". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Boland, Hannah (7 July 2016). "Personal Group To Wind Down PG Mobile Business By End Of Year". Morningstar. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Pearce, James (28 April 2015). "Personal Group to axe Shebang brand after MVNO buy - but Iain Humphrey stays - Mobile News Online | Mobile News Online". Mobile News. Retrieved 29 April 2017.