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Plusnet Mobile reward cards: are they worth taking a 12-month deal for?

A Plusnet Mobile pre-paid Mastercard

We check the current reward card offers running on Plusnet Mobile to see if it's worth committing to a 12-month SIM only contract to get them. SIM Sherpa is your trusty guide. Last updated: February 16th 2019.

Plusnet Mobile's pre-paid Mastercards

Get a pre-paid Mastercard with up to £35 on it this month

Plusnet Mobile's pre-paid Mastercard offer banner

Only some plans get you the reward cardSee qualifying plans

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Plusnet Mobile have only recently started offering 12-month SIM only contracts on top of their 1-month deals. And to incentivise you to commit to a longer term, they're including a pre-paid reward card with select plans.

The reward card is a pre-paid Mastercard card loaded with a set amount of money on it. You can use it anywhere Mastercard's accepted on the high street and online. It works until you spend all the money on it.

It doesn't come with every plan. And there is a claims process to get yours delivered. It doesn't automatically get sent out but Plusnet Mobile will remind you to claim it (see further down page).

In the next sections, we look at the plans that currently get you a reward and calculate how good a deal it actually is. We update this page whenever the offers change.

Useful link: See Plusnet's new 12-month contracts

Qualifying 12-month SIM only plans

Here are the current plans that get you a reward card on Plusnet Mobile

4G data
£8.50 a month
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Is it worth committing to a longer 12-month deal to get one?

Not all 12-month plans include a MastercardSee all plans

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There's currently only one plan available with a pre-paid Mastercard on Plusnet Mobile:

You'll get a £35 Reward Card with their 12-month, 3GB deal for £8.50 a month. The closest 30-day equivalent is a plan with more data, at a higher cost:

We normally do a calculation here of whether it's worth committing to the 12-month deal vs a 30-day one. But as there's no direct equivalent, we can't do this.

Therefore we'd say if 3GB is the right amount of data for you, and you're happy to give up flexibility of being able to leave at short notice, the 12-month deal is good choice.

Useful link: All Plusnet Mobile's 30-day contracts

How you claim your Mastercard once you've ordered

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Example legal stuff during one offerSee latest terms

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Sometimes mobile networks can be a tad cynical and advertise a reward up front that you have to remember to claim yourself at a future date (which many people will forget to do). Plusnet Mobile are different:

Once you've ordered your qualifying Plusnet Mobile SIM only plan and got it up and running, you'll receive an email 30 days later with a link to claim your reward card.

Follow the instructions and your reward card will be dispatched within 30 to 45 days. So it's not an instant process but you will get your pre-paid Mastercard.

Just remember to keep a lookout for the email and complete the claim for as soon as you can to avoid issues.

Useful link: Read full offer terms (scroll to bottom of linked page)

There are other benefits to joining Plusnet Mobile

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Plusnet use the UK's biggest networkCheck your signal

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If you read our full Plusnet Mobile review here, you'll see that we rate them pretty highly as a cheap no-frills network. There's more to them than getting cashback rewards.

For a start they use EE's 4G network, which is the UK's largest, so you'll get coverage in more places than any other provider (use their coverage checker here).

They were also one of the first networks to offer capped contracts. Their smart cap avoids you racking up unexpected bills by blocking services that would cost extra on top of your bill.

Plusnet also have UK-based customer service and you can use your minutes, texts and data within the EU for no extra cost. All on a low-cost plan that most other providers struggle to beat for price.

Useful link: Read our full Plusnet Mobile review

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