BT Mobile has launched its new Family SIM service for mobiles and tablets, offering families up to five SIMs on one contract, each with generous individual allowances and with extra value discounts that increase with the number of SIMs, saving families up to £372 per year.  

BT says the new SIM deal is designed to help take advantage of the buying power of families with the more people they add the bigger the savings they will get.

New research commissioned by the company shows this is increasingly high on the average family’s agenda with 91 per cent focussing more on saving now than they did previously.

The new BT Mobile Family SIM. Saving families money

BT says no other UK mobile provider offers an equivalent to Family SIM which focuses on providing each SIM with individual allowances with increasing discounts and the full flexibility to add and remove SIMs with ease. Additionally, like BT Mobile’s other products, BT Broadband customers still receive a further discount of £5 a month.

A family of five, for example, with BT Broadband could buy five 2GB Family SIMs for £36 a month or £7.20 per SIM and would save £168 a year compared to BT’s standard 2GB SIM only plans. For big data users we have a 15GB Family SIM option where you can save up to £372 a year compared with standard 15GB SIM only prices. Customers can also add Family SIMs to a handset plan. 

BT Mobile has recently added a new 6GB tariff to Family SIM.

Spending can easily be controlled with the Family SIM, which lets families simply incorporate all their mobile bills into one payment plan. Each household can get up to five SIMs for their mobile and tablet devices as part of the new offer, each with their own individual allowances, meaning there is no need to worry about sharing data with other members of the family.

The new BT Mobile Family SIM. Saving families money

John Petter, CEO, BT Consumer, said: “We believe our new Family SIM deal offers a simple way for households to purchase mobile services and the best value deal on the market today. UK families will be able to make substantial savings on mobile bills, freeing up much needed household budget going forward.”

The first SIM purchased on the Family SIM deal is on a 12-month contract, then flexible 30-day SIMs can be added whenever the customer wants. SIMs can also be used in tablets, so the Family SIM will work for couples and families who have phones and tablets.

The bill payer can also set different levels of authority and spending caps for each individual family member.

Monthly cost of the BT Family SIM compared to BT Mobile SIM only

Number of SIMs
Total cost for 2GB data SIM
Saving per year
Total cost for 15Gb data SIM
Saving per year
Standard BT Mobile SIM Only 2GB, 6GB and 15GB plans for BT Broadband customers are £10, £15 and £20 per month respectively.
Family SIM customers without BT Broadband will pay £5 more on the total cost per month.
For further information on the BT Family SIM package visit