4 of the best student SIM only deals

If you are planning on coming to the Netherlands to study, then there are a bunch of things that you’ll need to take care of. That includes meeting your new roommates, applying for allowances, or buying all your new kitchen appliances. Plus, we’ve talked about Wi-Fi, but what about phone subscriptions? As a new student, you might also be wondering whether you need a new phone get-up once you land in the Netherlands or not. If you already have a phone, then you should be thinking about a SIM only deals. We’ve got you covered; these are some of the best SIM only deals for you!

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With TELE 2, you can get devilishly fast, flexible SIM only deals. If your phone carries 4G, you can apply for a deal that is both affordable and worth the money.

What do you get with the TELE 2 ‘4G SIM Only’ package? This is what you get for 24 months:

  • Unlimited data (€19 per month)
  • Fast 4G
  • Unlimited calling and texting (€6 per month)
  • + €15 connection cost (one-time fee)

This totals to €25 euros a month; a steal! What’s more, you are eligible for optional monthly cancellation as well as flexible up- and down-grading of your plan. And, all this within the EU! Prices may vary according to deals or changes in package details.

What are you waiting for? Get it here.


With a SIM subscription from Simpel, you can customize your own package according to what you want! You can choose either a 1 or 2 year plan. For example, you could get:

  • 2GB internet (€12,50 per month)
  • 250 minutes of calling
  • And unlimited texting

Or, 3GB for €15.

With any package you choose, you can get either free 3G or 4G. 4G has higher internet speed and better coverage, if that’s what you are looking for. Plus, if you want unlimited calling, you only need to add an extra €5. The activation fee is €20.

With Simpel, it is really simple (see what I did there) to change your package or settings. The SIM cards that are delivered within 2 working days of your order are compatible with any device; you’ll get your SIM card in the post! Additionally, you can download MySimplified app to control, manage, and always be aware of your costs. Prices may also vary according to promotions.

You can find your Simpel phone plan here.

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Youfone has really good phone subscriptions, for great prices. Students love them. With Youfone, you can customise your own package according to how long you want to subscription for and how much data you need. Here’s what you can choose from:

  • 1 month or 2 year subscription
  • 125 minutes of calling and texting for €3 a month
  • Free 4G
  • 1750MB of 4G internet for €8 a month

This totals to €10 euros a month, which is a seriously super student SIM only deal. Plus for the first month, you pay €0! And, no connection costs and free additional MBs, number retention and customer service. How sweet is that? Maybe one of the best SIM only deals out there…

Get your Youfone deal here.


Vodafone has a bunch of different plans, ranging from basic to more comprehensive. Here are some of the best SIM pacakges you can get:

The Start Package

  • 2-year contract
  • €10-17.50 per month
  • 500 MB of data
  • 150 minutes of calling and unlimited text messages

The Smart L Package

  • 2-year contract
  • €23-30 per month
  • 5GB of data
  • 150 minutes of calling and unlimited text messages

The Save Package

  • 2-year contract
  • € 40 per month
  • 5GB of data
  • With unlimited calls and text messages

The Smart M Package

  • 2-year contract
  • €26 per month
  • 5 GB of data
  • 150 minutes of calling and unlimited text messages

For each plan there is a €25 connection fee.

You can use this plan freely within the Netherlands as well as the EU! What’s more, Vodafone sends you a text when you have used 80% and 100% of your call minutes. This way, you are always aware of how much you are using! Prices can vary if there are deals or sales, for example if you combine different Vodafone packages.

Choose your SIM deal here.

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Which of the SIM only deals fit you best?

If you are unsure which SIM only deal is best for you, it might be a good idea to think about the following factors. Are you a freshman, or are you finishing your studies soon? With this in mind, how long of a contract do you want? Likewise, if you are preparing to study abroad you should think about what plan is worth your money (spoiler alert: all of these SIM only deals are). Furthermore, think about how much calling you’ll need to do; but remember, it’s always good to have minutes in case of an emergency.

Now, get to texting (and calling, and using unlimited data, and watching videos…the list goes on). 





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