Cheap mobile plan January 2022: Comparison to find the best offer

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Which mobile plan would best suit your needs in 2022? In this area, cheap offers are regular and to easily find the one that could suit you according to your budget and your utilities, use our comparator of January 2022 mobile plans with or without commitment.

The number of mobile plans offered by operators is enough to make you lose your Latin? First of all, you have to identify your needs and know what to expect when choosing a particular solution. In addition, operators regularly implement promotional offers that allow you to take advantage of a 2022 mobile plan at a derisory price. Then how better choose the best quality/price ratio according to your criteria ?



Where to find the best cheap mobile plan in January 2022?

SponsoredRED Limited Edition BIG RED 100 GB 13€00 View offer Free Mobile Limited edition Free 100 GB €10 €99 See the offer For 19,99 months Prixtel Le Petit Unlimited 40 Go 4€99 9,99 € See the offer For 12 months

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Budget Call Data No commitment 12 months 24 months With mobile Without mobile Auchan Telecom B-And-You Bouygues Telecom Cdiscount Mobile Coriolis Free Mobile La Poste Mobile Lebara NRJ Mobile Orange Prixtel RED Réglo mobile SFR Sosh Bouygues Telecom Free Mobile Orange SFR Data / Internet Calls outside EU Blocked plan 5G adjustable plan Compare Relevance Price Internet calls B-And-You package Very B&You special series 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €12 See the offer Even after one year RED plan BIG RED limited edition 40 GB unlimited 40 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 10€00 See the offer Cdiscount Mobile plan Limited series 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €6 €99 See the offer For 20 months Prixtel plan Le grand unlimited 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €6 €99 See the offer For 12,99 months Prixtel plan The giant unlimited 200 GB unlimited 200 GB 5G International No mobile No commitment €9 €99 See the offer For 15,99 months La Poste Mobile plan Limited edition 50GB unlimited 50GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €9 See the offer Even after one year Unlimited Coriolis Brio Freedom plan 100GB unlimited 100GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 18€99 See the offer Auchan Telecom special series package 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €7 €99 See the offer For 19,99 months Sosh plan Limited edition 80 GB unlimited 80 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 14€99 See the offer Even after one year Cdiscount Mobile plan Limited series 130 GB unlimited 130 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €7 €99 See the offer For 20,99 months Réglo mobile plan unlimited 60GB unlimited 60GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €9 See the offer Lebara plan Limited edition 80 GB unlimited 80 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €3 €99 See the offer For 19,99 months Cdiscount Mobile plan Limited series 200 GB unlimited 200 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €9 €99 See the offer For 19,99 months Prixtel plan The giant unlimited 230 GB unlimited 230 GB 5G International No mobile No commitment €12 €99 See the offer For 18,99 months NRJ Mobile plan Limited edition 150 GB unlimited 150 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €8 €99 See the offer For 22,99 months Prixtel plan Le petit unlimited 40 GB unlimited 40 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €4 €99 See the offer For 9,99 months Prixtel plan The giant unlimited 260 GB unlimited 260 GB 5G International No mobile No commitment €15 €99 See the offer For 21,99 months Prixtel plan Le grand unlimited 120 GB unlimited 120 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €9 €99 See the offer For 15,99 months B-And-You package Very B&You special series 200 GB unlimited 200 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €14 See the offer Even after one year RED plan BIG RED limited edition 200 GB unlimited 200 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 15€00 See the offer Cdiscount Mobile plan Limited edition 5 GB unlimited 5 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment €3 €99 See the offer For 7,99 months Prixtel plan Le grand unlimited 140 GB unlimited 140 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €12 €99 See the offer For 18,99 months Free Mobile Plan Limited edition Free 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €10 €99 See the offer For 19,99 months Lebara plan Limited edition 20 GB unlimited 20 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €4 €99 See the offer For 9,99 months Unlimited SFR plan 80 GB 4G+ unlimited 80GB 4G+ International Without mobile No commitment €15 €00 See the offer For 30 months RED plan Limited edition 5 GB unlimited 5 GB 4G International No mobile No commitment 5€00 See the offer Free Mobile plan 5G Free plan 210GB unlimited unlimited 210GB 5G International No mobile No commitment 19€99 See the offer Lebara plan Limited edition 50 GB unlimited 50 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment €7 €50 See the offer For 14,99 months RED plan BIG RED limited edition 100 GB unlimited 100 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 13€00 See the offer Orange plan Limited series 70 GB unlimited 70 GB 4G+ International No mobile No commitment 14€99 See the offer Even after one year

?How to choose the right mobile operator: Bouygues, Free, Orange, SFR or MVNO?

In Spain, four mobile operators have their own network of antennas: Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile. They do not have the same number of sites, in the same places, so the coverage of these operators and their performance can be satisfactory with one and catastrophic with another, depending on your geographical location. The ANFR's 2G / 3G / 4G observatory allows you to find out which operator has the best coverage near you.



The four operators have physical stores and dedicated customer service, two fairly practical aspects in the event of a problem. Besides the four national operators, there are many virtual operators (MVNO). The latter rely on one of the four national networks for their coverage and some even allow you to switch from one to the other in certain places.

NRJ Mobile or La Poste Mobile, for example, offer discounted packages on quality networks. But beware: in most cases, they don't have a permanent store, and their customer service is not necessarily as good as that of national operators. Finally, there is also an intermediary, that of MVNOs directly from national operators. The latter, Sosh, B&YOU and RED are there to attract those who often change their mobile plan with quality offers without commitment.

?Think about what you really need in calls, SMS, MMS and internet)

Several aspects should guide the choice of a mobile plan, starting with the budget, who will use the plan (you, your children, or you as a second line), and who your fixed Internet service provider is. On the budget side, the general cost of packages has dropped significantly in recent years. So much so that unlimited voice/SMS and MMS calls have practically become the norm and we find such packages with a comfortable data envelope in the 10-20 euro per month bracket.

Plans that do not have unlimited calls can also be interesting: operator war requires, their price can be particularly low, like for example the Free Mobile plan at €2 per month which includes 2 hours of calls, Unlimited SMS/MMS and 50 MB of internet. This mobile plan can cost nothing at all per month, provided you are a Freebox subscriber. Of course, it is not necessarily suitable for a main line, unless you use your smartphone very little – the 50 MB of data, in particular, are gone very quickly.



In this type of small packages, particularly suitable, for example, for children, you also have to ask yourself from the start whether you want a blocked package or not: this can make it possible to avoid out-of-package, often at a high price. There are sometimes, like at Orange, options to make calls to certain numbers unlimited. If you travel a lot, take a good look at the conditions of your contract abroad: is there a sufficient data envelope? Does the operator charge extra?

In addition, all operators offer quadruple play offers including fixed internet access and mobile plan. Find out more from your current operator and compare the total amount of monthly payments with other solutions. Finally, for lines used very occasionally (for example for friends visiting from abroad), there is the solution of prepaid cards.

How many GB of internet do you need?

One of the questions that often comes up is what megabytes and gigabytes of data correspond to in terms of use:

  • Between 50 and 100 MB : enough to occasionally check your emails, or watch a handful of YouTube videos on the smartphone… per month. Most will find this low data envelope far too frustrating on a smartphone.
  • Between 1 and 10 GB : enough to use your smartphone and its services normally without worrying about burning out your mobile plan in one day – if you use your smartphone daily, the 1-3 GB portion may be a bit tight to use
  • + de 10 Go : we enter more intensive uses such as internet connection sharing and downloading Netflix series for example – more generally anything that consumes bandwidth (videos, applications, streaming, etc.).

?Do I have to change my mobile plan often?

In the past, the norm was packages with a 12 or 24 month commitment. Today, all operators offer packages at a reasonable price and without commitment. Let's say it bluntly: as far as possible, non-binding offers should be preferred. When you are hired and for one reason or another want to change operator, you must in most cases pay the monthly payments you have left. Commitment also means running the risk of being forced to pay too much for a mobile plan for a long period of time, while the market for mobile plans is very competitive, to the delight of consumers.



Some like Free practice private sales during which unlimited plans are sold off at a floor price, sometimes at just €0,99 per month for a year. A ridiculous price, which you will probably never be able to take advantage of if you have a commitment. Today, it is very easy to transfer your telephone number from one operator to another, so changing operators often is a common practice.

?How to properly prepare the transfer from one mobile operator to another?

If you are already with an operator and you are about to change, pay attention to several points:

  • Mostly do not cancel your old subscription immediately if you want to keep your number
  • How many months of contract do you have left? ? The Chatel law authorizes you to pay only 25% of the remaining months from the 13 month of commitment (this amount may influence your decision to change operator or not)
  • Dial 3179 on your smartphone : you will receive an SMS containing the RIO number that you will need to give to your new operator so that he can terminate your contract and request the portability of your current telephone number

?The case of subsidized smartphones: should they be avoided?

The practice is tending to decline, but Bouygues, Free, Orange and SFR all offer “subsidized” smartphone packages. In other words, you will pay every month via part of the price of your plan. The problem of subsidized smartphones is multiple. First, you should know that in general, choosing a subsidized smartphone ultimately also means choosing to pay more for it. The operators apply the subsidy like disguised credits, and in the end the difference between two years of mobile plan alone vs. two years of mobile plan with smartphone can sometimes greatly exceed the price of a smartphone alone. Some would call it a scam...

However, unlike real loans where the issuer is required to check the conditions of resources of the customers and to provide them with a whole lot of legal information on the rates and their rights, the operators can do the bare minimum. So much so that it is often more interesting to take out consumer credit to buy a bare smartphone, rather than buying it via a subsidy.

In any case, buying your smartphone bare allows you to save money, and gives you more peace of mind since the smartphone belongs to you. Free Mobile favors this model in which the consumer buys his smartphone before subscribing to a package. And offers alternatives in its store, such as rental offers that allow you to exchange your smartphone every year, or installment payments – in the latter case, at least, you will have your smartphone at cost price. And if you also want to buy a new smartphone but don't know which model to turn to, we invite you to take a look at our buying guide for the best recent smartphones.

To help you better choose your next mobile plan, we suggest you use our comparator at the top of this page. Are you used to mobile plan changes? Are you going to take the plunge soon? Share your experience in the comments!

?4G or 5G mobile plan, which one to choose?

Are you hesitating between a 4G or 5G mobile plan and don't know which one to turn to? Besides the price of the second which is higher, there are other differences between these two types of networks. In addition to lower latencies, 5G also offers higher transmission rates, is significantly faster than 4G (up to 3 times faster) and allows many end devices to be connected simultaneously.

As was the case with the arrival of 4G which has gradually established itself as the new standard, 5G is developing more and more in Spain. As proof, at the beginning of September 2021, the ANFR announced the installation of 30 000G antennas in France. In 5, Spanish operators expect to reach the milestone of 2022 million subscribers. If you want to take advantage of the benefits of 2G, you will necessarily have to pay the price.

The rates for a 5G mobile plan start from €19,99 on the Free Mobile side, which offers a 150 GB envelope and unlimited calls, SMS and MMS. It is possible to lower the price. By being a Freebox subscriber, a discount of €4 is granted, thus reducing it to €15,99. If you opt for a Freebox Pop subscription, a reduction of €10 is granted, reducing it to €9,99 with the bonus of an unlimited internet budget. The minimum price to pay if you think you really need a 5G package immediately is therefore 20 euros per month.

However, if you opt for a classic 5G mobile plan, without any fixed internet offer, prices can quickly soar, and easily reach more than 50 euros, as is the case with SFR's unlimited 5G plan offered at 60 € / month for 12 months then €75 beyond. In addition, when operators offer offers on their 5G plans, with a discount for 12 months, they in most cases add a mandatory commitment period. An additional constraint if you wish to terminate before the end of your contract.

With prices half the price for a similar data envelope, and recurring promotions, 4G mobile plans therefore remain those favored by the Spanish – pending the generalization of the 5G network in France, which will probably mark the start of a general drop in prices on 5G mobile plans.

?The offers of telecom operators to have a cheap mobile plan in 2021

Incumbent operators and MVNOs regularly offer offers each month, to discover them easily and quickly, we invite you to visit our different categories and then presentation articles provided for this purpose. You can then choose the mobile plan that best suits your needs.

  • The best mobile plan under 5 euros 
  • The best mobile plan under 10 euros
  • The best Auchan Telecom mobile plan
  • The best B&You mobile plan
  • The best free mobile plan
  • The best Cdiscount mobile plan
  • The best SOSH mobile plan
  • The best mobile plan NRJ Mobile
  • The best 5G plans
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