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Myth-busting refurbished and second hand phones
Jun 15, 2021
Myth-busting refurbished and second hand phones

In this guide we bust 6 myths about refurbished and second hand phones

How are Raylo iPhones so cheap?
Jun 15, 2021
How are Raylo iPhones so cheap?

We say it’s time to step away from surging prices and confusing contracts, and get smarter about your mobile phone. To us, the mobile phone industry is tired and needs a fresh approach.

How to be eco-friendly when buying your next phone
Feb 15, 2021
How to be eco-friendly when buying your next phone

What’s the secret to being more eco-friendly when it comes to buying a phone, and is an eco-friendly phone even a thing? Read our guide to find out.

How to save money when buying your next phone
Feb 3, 2021
How to save money when buying your next phone

With hiked network prices and new models driving up the cost of owning a smartphone, you’re not alone if you’re wondering how to save money on your phone. Here’s how in five simple steps.

Avoid 36 month network contracts
Jan 21, 2021
Avoid 36 month network contracts

On the surface, 36 month contracts are appealing because they lessen the financial blow of buying the best iPhone models. The reality, though, is very different.

The best second hand phones
Dec 31, 2020
The best second hand phones

Second hand and refurbished phones are a great way to save. This blog will tell you all about the difference between second hand phones and refurbished phones.

How we’re smashing smartphone sustainability
Nov 22, 2020
How we’re smashing smartphone sustainability

How often do you get a new phone? Every year? Every two? We don’t blame you – we love great technology too. But what becomes of your old phone when you move on?

COVID-19: Business Update
Nov 6, 2020
COVID-19: Business Update

By way of update from Raylo – we are working hard from our various remote locations to ensure we continue to deliver the high standards we promise to our customers.

Refer a friend – give £30, get £30
Oct 30, 2020
Refer a friend – give £30, get £30

Sign up, send your unique referral link with friends, and for every one who signs up we'll send you both a £30 Amazon Gift Card.

Circularity and reuse at Raylo
Oct 28, 2020
Circularity and reuse at Raylo

We all know that single use plastics and waste are the enemies, but have you ever stopped to think whether we’re really clued up on recycling and its impact?

Used mobile phones: your guide to a safe purchase
Oct 28, 2020
Used mobile phones: your guide to a safe purchase

Read our used phone buying guide to become used phone savvy and buy yours smartly, safely and securely.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 12
Oct 16, 2020
Everything you need to know about the iPhone 12

Yesterday saw the launch of the new iPhone 12 in Apple’s virtual ‘Hi, Speed’ event, a globally-anticipated date that ironed out the rumours surrounding the new iPhone 12. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook called the launch “the beginning of a new era for the iPhone.”

‘0% APR’ and Mobile Phone Contracts: What You Need to Know🧑‍💻
Sep 9, 2020
‘0% APR’ and Mobile Phone Contracts: What You Need to Know🧑‍💻

Dubious 0% APR claims are yet another dodgy tactic from the phone networks that hurt the consumer. But, that doesn’t mean you have to go along with it.

Phone leasing, network contracts & buying – the pros and cons
Sep 9, 2020
Phone leasing, network contracts & buying – the pros and cons

Phone leasing, network contracts & buying – here, we debunk the most popular options in the smartphone industry to help you determine which one is better for your pocket (and the planet).

Five apps to get through lockdown
Aug 12, 2020
Five apps to get through lockdown

Mindfulness, fitness, socialising with your friends, learning a new language are just some of the things you can do during this Coronavirus lockdown.

Why you don't need that deal on data
Aug 12, 2020
Why you don't need that deal on data

Have you ever questioned whether you actually need that deal on data? In this blog we explain how data deals usually work and how you can better understand how much data you really need.

Trim your SIM – how Raylo helps to cut costs for their customers.
Aug 12, 2020
Trim your SIM – how Raylo helps to cut costs for their customers.

By cherry-picking the best plans we have so far saved our customers an average of £21 per month on their SIM costs.

The Raylo Refurbished iPhone X – completing the circle
Aug 12, 2020
The Raylo Refurbished iPhone X – completing the circle

With the addition of the Refurbished iPhone X, we are now committed to sustainability in a number of ways, the foremost being our circularity model.

Beat The Data Dictators 👺🏆
May 26, 2020
Beat The Data Dictators 👺🏆

The modern world is fuelled by data and the big networks are on a mission to convince us that we need more data than we really do. Are you ready to take back control?

Text to Switch 📲
Apr 14, 2020
Text to Switch 📲

Recent regulation from Ofcom means that customers can now switch mobile providers by simply sending one free text message. At Raylo, we believe this move is only the start of a major shift in the industry.

Five ways to save money on your mobile in 2020 📲💳
Apr 14, 2020
Five ways to save money on your mobile in 2020 📲💳

Whether you’re pinching pennies or front-crawling through fifties, the start of a new year is a good excuse to check in with your finances and see if you could save money on everyday essentials.

How to go SIM only ✌🏼
Mar 4, 2020
How to go SIM only ✌🏼

If your contract’s almost up, or has been for a while, now is definitely the time to ask about a SIM-only deal. Then come and join the Raylo party. 🎉

I'm an educated fool with money on my mind 💰
Jan 31, 2020
I'm an educated fool with money on my mind 💰

Here are six free iPhone apps to boost your balance in 2020. 

“Bill Shock”: How Networks Use Fear to Make You Pay More 👻
Jan 31, 2020
“Bill Shock”: How Networks Use Fear to Make You Pay More 👻

We’re getting to grips with the “bill shock” problem, and what you can do to avoid overspending on your phone bill.

Why Mobile Networks Suck at Customer Service 🤷🏼‍♂️
Jan 21, 2020
Why Mobile Networks Suck at Customer Service 🤷🏼‍♂️

What are these companies getting so wrong about customer service? If customer satisfaction is so low, why aren’t they doing more about it? And how, in spite of such low scores, do they manage to dominate the industry? Let’s take a look.

What is an MVNO? 🌐
Jan 2, 2020
What is an MVNO? 🌐

Ultimately, the best provider for you will come down to your specific needs. Check out to see which is the best for you.

Introducing the iPhone 11 ✅
Jan 2, 2020
Introducing the iPhone 11 ✅

Our community spoke and we listened!

Reusing smartphones and the circular economy ♻️
Jan 2, 2020
Reusing smartphones and the circular economy ♻️

A circular economy looks at how we can perpetually reuse and recycle materials in a way that’s more sustainable for the planet.

Raylo raises £2.9m to fund its expansion 🚀
Jan 2, 2020
Raylo raises £2.9m to fund its expansion 🚀

Raylo raises £2.9m to fund its expansion.

Are you a victim of hidden roaming charges? 🤷🏼‍♂️
Jan 2, 2020
Are you a victim of hidden roaming charges? 🤷🏼‍♂️

The headache of roaming isn’t going away any time soon. But, arm yourself with the right information and you can avoid the worst of it.

Esims Are A Big Deal 🧐
Dec 17, 2019
Esims Are A Big Deal 🧐

Why do we still use SIM cards in our mobiles? Things are about to change, though. eSIMs are poised to become the new standard for connecting your mobile to a network. 

The Rise of the Subscription Economy 🚀
Dec 17, 2019
The Rise of the Subscription Economy 🚀

We used to own products so that we could access them whenever we wanted. Now we don’t need to – and that’s going to change everything.

The loyalty penalty that costs UK customers 💸
Dec 17, 2019
The loyalty penalty that costs UK customers 💸

Are you being overcharged as a loyal customer? Check out our blog to find out.

Sustainable smartphones ♻️
Dec 17, 2019
Sustainable smartphones ♻️

Is the smartphone we're reading and tweeting on costing us the earth? If so, it's up to us to choose the most sustainable option out there.

Our eco friendly phone case 🌱
Dec 17, 2019
Our eco friendly phone case 🌱

The numbers say it all, more than 400 million pounds of plastic are used to manufacture approximately one billion plastic phone cases every year. Hopefully our choice will inspire others to follow the same path.

Let’s liberate those unused gadgets 📱📱📱
Dec 17, 2019
Let’s liberate those unused gadgets 📱📱📱

A device sitting in a draw helps neither the owner nor the environment. That’s why we’re making it easy for our customers to put gadgets back into the market for someone who needs it. This is now driving a circular economy, which is good for people and the planet. 

Does Sustainable Phone Use Exist? ♻️
Dec 17, 2019
Does Sustainable Phone Use Exist? ♻️

Is there a more sustainable choice when it comes to your phone? In the UK, phone ownership is overwhelmingly the norm – and we think this is part of the problem. We explore how you can minimise the impact of your new phone through subscription.

Is the iPhone 11 Pro the future of Filmmaking? 🎥
Dec 17, 2019
Is the iPhone 11 Pro the future of Filmmaking? 🎥

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max feature Apple’s most advanced camera offering to date. And, for filmmakers and photographers, it’s proving to be a revelation.

Is mobile insurance worth it? ☂️
Dec 17, 2019
Is mobile insurance worth it? ☂️

As your phone increasingly becomes integrated with every facet of your life, the expense and hassle of breakage shouldn’t be underestimated. In the last two years alone nearly one quarter of us have experienced a smashed screen. We delve into whether insurance is worth it.

Introducing our new pricing ✅
Dec 17, 2019
Introducing our new pricing ✅

You can now get the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max for even less.

Beyond Phone Handset Ownership
Dec 17, 2019
Beyond Phone Handset Ownership

From the cars we share to the music we listen to, the modern person’s attitude to what we own has changed dramatically, so what does the future hold?