Your monthly allowance refers to the amount of data that you can download over the airwaves each month. Anything that you do online when not connected to Wi-Fi will count towards that data allowance. If you only use your smartphone to send a few WhatsApp messages, share some photos to social media, and check Google Maps… you’ll be fine with a lower allowance. Anyone who wants to stream boxsets from Netflix on the train, listen to new music from Spotify, and make FaceTime calls on-the-move will need more.
Until now, customers who opted for the £5 a month SIM-only deal from ASDA would get 3GB of data to use each month. But with the latest upgrade, customers will get 6GB for the same cost. Likewise, the £7 a month plan, which previously shipped with 5GB of data, has been bumped up to 10GB.