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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Jul 15, 10:51 PM
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    Atasas
    PAYG/(rolling 1) Monthly Data hungry SIM only plans, allawances
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    • 14th Jul 15, 10:51 PM
    PAYG/(rolling 1) Monthly Data hungry SIM only plans, allawances 14th Jul 15 at 10:51 PM
    2018 February re'start is on page 15

    (keep on updating)
    Hi Guys,
    I've got my "PAC-Porting Authority Code" from "3.co.uk" (to transfer number) and will not be going back to them again, due to the fact of them cooperating, with scammers, that I have been billed for by them as my behalf.(long story)
    Also, I am staunch supporter of "underdog", so "big networks" are not of interest to me any-more. (or to have their plans discussed on this thread please!)
    Same goes about contracts (for over a month)- just can not stand being chained up to none and hope it makes sense to the same way thinking MoneySavers

    I'd like SIM (network), with a 10Gb+ data allowance and 100-200 min PM (pay Monthly or PAYG )plan, hoever stumbling with one's that would allow tethering to my SIM'lesss tablet....

    Considering what "operators" are selling is air and contracts, but none are committed to real service for that money...Networks are long established, no real work for more or less money happens truly, its only trickery in "plans" as how to make more money of us.
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/piggybacking

    The "medium supplier", that fitted my bill, has been TallkMobile (uses Voda network),

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    (had it- tested- not good at all)
    I've ordered (haven't used as yet, due to known "quality" of CS)Vectone SIM for the half (or even less) of those advertised money a month, by big competitors and yes, I know, they had "down time" and generally awful service, but possibly worth a plunge?
    http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/
    Vectone Pay as You Go £10
    Unlimited Mins, "Unlimited Data" (5GB really), Unlimited Texts, Free Sim
    This bundle only last for 30 days from date of purchase. So you would have to keep topping up £10 a month to continue it.
    SnowTiger link to T&C's
    http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/google/vmukgglnationalbundleext.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjw8qetBR Cj6vKH8IC_kwoSJADGQ8dSYQOxFhqYL-G5FIpraIDnybrNdN_5bg6uh65Y9kZuXBoC1qTw_wcB
    Terms and Conditions [-]
    Post 5GB Data speed reduces from 3G to 2G
    .....
    Their Twitter- https://twitter.com/VectoneMobileUK

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    (expired, sold to BT, offeres hardly going to be great in future)
    (one more ) Actual EE network provider ("big" network)
    http://shop.ee.co.uk/campaigns/summer-sim-from-ee
    This might keep you going for a couple of months: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-summer-sim-payg-50-mins-50-texts-100gb-p-m-200gb-total-data-10-00-2247227.

    100GBytes of data for two months. Apparently it's not the first time EE has ran this promotion.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Fuller review: https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-ee-mobile-any-good/
    (Ordered SIM (despite them being "big network"), will use as main number for the period of the offer, for data. )
    [update] it is going well! good reception, unsure, what I'll have to do, if offer ends and no similar promotion would be made. Decent coverage, however nothing to be jumping up and down over for.

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    (tested and in my experience SLOOOWWWW and only truly allows 5GB)
    Next on my list is GiffGaff (got SIM already, but not using it yet, not the best network for me, not tethering price is any sensible), which notably is degrading in its service (or lost "the edge of competitiveness), prices rising, CS is just manageable, but attractive option, but O2 3g-4g network has never been known for data transfer quality. Many users leaving GG, because of this aspect.
    https://www.giffgaff.com/freesim-goodybag20?_ms=234&_msd=HotUKDeals&xid=47868
    2,000 minutes+ (unlimited data)+ unlimited texts+Free calls & texts to other giffgaff numbers

    Newtork (PiggyBack- O2) (3G, not 4G package)
    Tethering- not allowed, threats over throttling and ban's, in practice there are posters saying, that some do "slip" but does not allow tethering
    or this £15 plan
    £15 goodybag rates

    Calls, texts, call forwarding and video calls to giffgaff Free
    Voice calls to other UK mobiles, landlines and call forwarding (per minute) 10p after the inclusive
    minutes in goodybag
    Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines Unlimited
    Voicemail (per call) 8p after the inclusive
    minutes in goodybag
    Mobile Internet 5GB
    2p/MB after
    the inclusive
    internet in goodybag
    Free phone numbers (starting 080 & 0500) Free
    BlackBerry Internet Service Free
    More info on pricing

    What happens if I exceed 5GB?
    If you've used up your 5GB allowance before your goodybag expires, you will be charged at 2p/MB for the remaining life of your goodybag, but once your goodybag expires, standard rates will apply.

    Early repurchase
    If you run out of data or minutes don!!!8217;t worry, you can start enjoying your next goodybag with an early repurchase.

    Tethering
    Tethering is permitted on the £15 goodybag and will work on all smartphones with an inbuilt tethering feature.

    Unlimited texts
    We are unlimited for personal mobile use - but not for commercial and automated use.

    Free to giffgaff
    You need to top up by top-up voucher, top up by credit /debit card or buy a goodybag with your credit or debit card at least every 3 months to receive free giffgaff to giffgaff calls. If you don't, other UK rates will apply as above. The free giffgaff to giffgaff calls last for 60 minutes per call, so you need to hang up and re-dial if you want to keep talking for free.
    review
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-giffgaff-mobile-any-good/
    Their community (forum), no need to have active SIM to join
    https://community.giffgaff.com/
    Their twitter
    https://twitter.com/giffgaff

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    (changed supplier to "three", changed tariffs, not great at all)
    Next (medium competitor) ThePeoplesOperator "TPO"
    https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/PAYM-Order-Review-Tariff/?//23/&awc=5675_1436803241_cef7b671243164df45d5a05c84883 156&source=aw&utm_source=AW&utm_medium=AW&utm_camp aign=SIM%20Deals%20AW&awc=5675_1436906461_ad155ad2 610f536069c740b626783829
    Grab The Invincible Deal - Unlimited mins, texts and 31GB of data for just £19.99 p/m on a 30-day rolling contract.

    The best mobile service
    We're on the UK's biggest 3G network, which means you're completely covered. Plus, whenever you need support, you can talk 7 days a week to our UK-based, in-house Help team.

    Network- EE piggyBack
    Tethering Not allowed, but peeps Do use it in practice... Not an 4G plan
    Full'er review:
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-the-peoples-operator-any-good/
    Their twitter
    https://twitter.com/TPOuk

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    (tested, support and in general "grab money" attitude- awful network to deal with
    Next iD Mobile
    http://www.idmobile.co.uk/shop/plans/sim-only#tariff_data=([10000 TO *] OR "-1")
    CarPhoneWarehouse Brand
    £20.00 PCM 2000 Min, 5000 Tx'ts, Unlimited Internet per month
    4G- yes;

    Expired offer, currently is offering 10GB data only!
    Network (three.co.uk piggyBack)
    Tethering Not allowed, but used in practice by some posters, however, some received "Ban" notices"
    Full'er review
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-id-mobile-any-good/

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    and here comes smaller suppliers, with least credibility for service (not many "fannboys"), however they represent better value for money, than "big one's":

    GTMobile
    http://www.gtmobile.co.uk/en/bundle
    Smart 12 With 4G BEST SELLERS £ 12 30 days Get with this plan Call 1000 minutes Text Unlimited texts Data 2GB data Text Free GT to GT calls and texts* Free calls Free calls to 0800, 0808 & 0500 numbers
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    (great offers via switch and similar currently)
    LIFE Mobile
    http://life-mobile.co.uk/
    LIFE £5 SIM Only 250 500 250Mb £5 BUY
    LIFE £8 SIM Only 750 Unlimited 500Mb £8 BUY
    LIFE £12 SIM Only 1500 Unlimited 1Gb £12 BUY
    LIFE £15 SIM Only Unlimited Unlimited 3Gb £15
    BUT data (what matters to me) is dear, regardless, they Use EE 3G-4G network service
    Does allow tethering!
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    Really bashed about for the CS and other issues
    LYCA Mobile
    http://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/bundles
    £15 1000 Minutes +Unlimited SMS 3 GB
    National Data
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    New tariffs and offers changed again, worth keeping an eye over )
    TalkMobile (Vodafone network PiggyBack)
    http://talkmobile.co.uk/upgrades/sim-only
    Small 30 day SIM Only 250 Minutes 5000 Texts 100MB Data 30 day £7.50 a month
    Medium 30 day SIM Only 500 Minutes 5000 Texts 500MB Data 30 day £10.00 a month
    Large 30 day SIM Only 750 Minutes 5000 Texts 1GB Data 30 day £12.50 a month
    X-Large 30 day SIM Only 1000 Minutes 5000 Texts 2GB Data 30 day £15.00 a month
    (not of interest or value or recommendation, but if one has Vodafone network reception only?)
    Fuller review: https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-talkmobile-any-good/
    also, read this! https://www.cable.co.uk/news/talkmobile-customers-hit-by-huge-data-bills-in-spite-of-usage-caps-700000391/

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    (horrendous support, tested)
    and last on this List Delight Mobile
    http://www.delightmobile.co.uk/#
    £20 £15 Bundle- Unlimited UK Minutes, Unlimited UK Texts, Unlimited Data (? ), Unlimited Delight to Delight
    (OK, what I've learned- Delight is a "side-kick" of Vectone, CS- bad mannered, clueless- atrocious! and value ways its lesser of an offer to actual Vectone..
    Experience so far... not great!

    !!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!! !8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;.!!! 8230;....!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;! !!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;................... .......
    (tested, liked, but data allowance are too small for what I need)
    One more to the list
    Tello
    (uses "Hutchinson"- 3.co.uk network, 3G-4G service)

    Buy top-up registering, get a SIM and enjoy, no strings/contracts usage!
    add-ons:
    https://tello.co.uk/buy/data_bundles
    £7.50 3GB PCM
    or 500 MB £2/month

    Best Pay As You Go SIM
    UK & Mobile 3p /min
    SMS 3p /SMS
    Data 1p /MB
    International Pay As You Go
    Rates from UK to
    Spain 2p /min
    Italy 2.1p /min
    Germany 2.2p /min...
    etc etc

    I've ordered sim for 500MB data (£2.00), afterwards using PayPal, top up add ons- balance, not bundles
    and rest as top-ups as per required
    https://tello.co.uk/buy/pay_as_you_go
    (posted further on)
    Bit about Tello
    I don't have 4G device, my 3 SIM 3G phone have failed any (sensible) reception, unless I enable data via this network-SIM. It is issue in Multi-Sim devices, but 2g service as per 3.co.uk network is dire. Once set data connection via Tello (renamed it from 3 UK 01 to Tello, own-self, due to known feeling towards 3) everything is OK
    On a positive note, support is decent and with all of the fiddling about, US (still,with some, not American, accent) based advisor called me back twice to see, as how do I get on. Seemed helpful, not rude and willing to help- Kudos!

    Not bad service overall, good value and considering 3.co.uk reception seems "second best" in tests is good enough to say, that I am pleased, do recommend it, but not "over the moon".
    Another... "Downside" I've ordered it, topped up etc by PayPal, it kinda wants CC... not keen yet, reading about "big rip-off" networks contracts and £1000's of pounds worth of horrors.
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    cable.co.uk stalled reviewing and providing better deals
    as for technical
    https://www.cable.co.uk/reviews/page-2/
    In depth- technical review of each (most sub're'providers), unfortunately, they can not keep up with actual deals or comparisons
    One of Key factors is main network coverage
    http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/mobile-phones/4G/mobile-coverage-checker/ or
    http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps/UK/
    However, they are inaccurate and in my experience data (3G-4G) is important factor considering new supplier, in (poor 3-4G signal) areas 2G coverage is vital to be able to make phone calls.
    My last word on Multi-Sim (multi-plan) user perspective- Get one, that is good for data and value for data, the other one from different network, with known good 2G coverage-service! ?
    Last edited by Atasas; 17-02-2018 at 5:14 PM.
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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 8:12 PM
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    Atasas
    holly thread resurection!
    Due to the price icrease on EE
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5793916
    (rung them to get better deal, but ended with PAC )

    I am after MVNO again
    Will NOT sign for longer than 1 month rolling contract
    Will need 15GB+ data
    Will NOT use VodaFlunks directly (just not brave enough)
    Will try to forget "bad blood" with "Three"
    etc, etc

    Whole load of MVNO's gone out of business, new ones are about
    IE CTRLmobile
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790280

    INCOMING!
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 6:05 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    Atasas
    Smarty
    Tethering allowed, Three network
    https://smarty.co.uk
    discussion here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5704060


    overall would be OK as secondary SIM, but being Three MVNO, must be main SIM as don't have 2g support and doesn't represent greatest value for me...
    Sensible none the less for somebody IE son or daughter to have as youngsters these days need load of minutes and particular even with smaller packages (£7.50) offer unlimited minutes and txt's, with 2gb data
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 6:13 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 8:39 PM
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    Atasas
    86% negative reviews- be warned!
    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/vectonemobile.co.uk
    Vectone mobile
    uses EE network MVNO
    https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/bundles/uk-plans

    Tethering officially is NOT allowed
    https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
    ...personal use only !!!8211;Vectone mobile reserves the right to withdraw or suspend the offer or to disconnect you if we suspect that offer is being used for commercial purposes, for conferencing, or if it is not being used in a handset (in a SIM box for example), or if it is being used for tethering. Fair usage policy:...


    Had a SIM in the past, have NOT been impressed by CS at all, but 30gb plan for £10 is tempting


    100GB plan is even more tempting, but knowing the way they conduct business... will NOT be surprised to find some sort of "lemons" as changing offer details or putting some tethering restrictions...
    will have to check everything up to date, more in detail

    Any current day users?
    any feedback on this?
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 8:24 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
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    Atasas
    Virgin mobile
    http://store.virginmedia.com/virgin-media-mobile/sim-only/pay-monthly-sim.html
    uses EE network
    tethering is allowed (???) (just had a chat with CS on-line chat thingy) allowed but throttled down to 300kbs... wouldn't be able to watch youtube at 480p
    offers are unclear, but going with £20 100GB offer perhaps is sensible option




    unfortunately (to them) it is 12 Month contract, so no go from me
    whilst next almost suitable offer via
    https://www.secure-mobiles.com/checkout/checkout.php

    20GB £15 P Month- 1 month ...


    would/could, BUT after cash-back hassle... not sure, if can be bothered with either "offer"
    Last edited by Atasas; 15-02-2018 at 7:22 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 9:10 PM
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    Atasas
    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.lycamobile.co.uk 95% negative reviews

    LycaMobile
    https://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/
    o2 network!!!! (meaning, would work for me as a secondary SIM)
    £12 for 15GB data seems reasonable

    But....
    tethering isn't allowed
    https://www.lycamobile.ie/en/termsandconditions
    5.2
    You agree not to use the SIM Card or the Services and not to permit another person to use your SIM Card or the Services:
    in or connected to any other device including modems, dongles and tablet devices, or any other way to connect to a personal computer, which includes using your GSM mobile telephone as a WiFi hotspot in order to connect to multiple devises, and any other form of tethering activity,
    still, considering particulars and being rare (non EE ) MVNO, might be decently suited, in instances, where EE signal isn't good
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 8:38 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Feb 18, 9:20 PM
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    DCFC79
    You can tether on Virgin Mobile, might not be able to use the whole of the 100GB.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 9:26 PM
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    Atasas
    CM Link mobile
    uses EE network
    https://mobile.cmlink.com/uk/en/plans

    Personally £10- 9GB isn't enough for me, whilst £18-27GB is more tempting...
    Unsure if offer WILL last past one month, not sure IF tethering is or not allowed (expect it to be so, as it is outdated sneaky "restriction"-policy)
    Last edited by Atasas; 13-02-2018 at 10:42 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 9:42 PM
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    Atasas
    CTRL mobile
    https://www.ctrlmobile.co.uk/products/10-deal-b

    at £10 30GB deal seems like no brainer
    (most likely) THREE network, (most likely) no Tethering restriction, but ever so new MVNO

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790280
    unsure if to "jump or not" personally ???
    Last edited by Atasas; 13-02-2018 at 10:42 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 9:43 PM
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    Atasas
    You can tether on Virgin Mobile, might not be able to use the whole of the 100GB.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    Thank you!
    it is just the whole 12 month contract or Cash-back hassle puts me of it
    Meh :P
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 7:38 AM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 9:58 PM
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    Atasas
    Three network
    uses own network
    offer of £25-30GB plan for £17.50 seems goood value
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272806850796


    again, as with everything on three or three MVNO's needs to be main SIM, as it has no 2g support

    BBHHHUUUUTTTTT PAYG SIM's do NOT allow tethering
    as explained here
    http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2015/09/15/tethering-policies-whats-the-best-uk-mobile-network-for-tethering

    Clearly, this is not "all you can eat" (it used to be but, alas, unlimited tethering on Three is no more), but Three says this limit is in place because people using a mobile hotspot can be more intensive users (in other words, that they stream more data), and Three doesn!!!8217;t want its networks getting clogged up.

    You cant tether if you are on PAYG.
    might turn out decent deal for somebody? do NOT expect same discount to be applied for the "next month top-up" (I understand it would be back to the standard rates, as/or in this case £25 PCM), but "not so bright idea" about tethering put me off it... doesn't necessarily matter so much to everybody else
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    hardly ever we are going to see each other eye to an eye with them plans being reasonable on 12 month contracts only...
    http://www.three.co.uk/Store/SIM/Plans_for_phones


    or the other prices and allowances


    1 month roll on is £25, the one, I'll take, in case CTRLmobile isn't going to deliver...
    Last edited by Atasas; 15-02-2018 at 8:36 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 10:14 PM
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    Atasas
    Long story short-


    taken "the plunge"
    and WILL post back findings/experience once got it going

    for now- got order email, as anticipated, money (£10) is pending deduction from bank account

    as Dell boy used to say: "Rodney, who dares...."
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 13th Feb 18, 11:07 PM
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    SnowTiger
    Smarty
    Tethering allowed, Three network
    https://smarty.co.uk


    overall would be OK as secondary SIM, but being Three MVNO, must be main SIM as don't have 2g support and doesn't represent greatest value for me...
    Sensible none the less for somebody IE son or daughter to have as youngsters these days need load of minutes and particular even with smaller packages (£7.50) offer unlimited minutes and txt's, with 2gb data
    Originally posted by Atasas
    I switched to Smarty a few months ago.

    Basically, after the first month it's £5 a month for unlimited calls and messages, plus £1.25 per GByte of data.

    Their pricing structure makes it seem more complicated than it really is.

    Most of the time I have access to WiFi, so don't use much data now.

    Advantages for me: Three is the best network in my area; MMSs are free (at least for the time being) and because of the way the tariff works it's not possible, on the basic plan, to make a call or send a text message that incurs a cost.

    I used FreedomPOP for a couple of years. The free data was great. But I found calls and texts messages fiddly and unreliable.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Feb 18, 11:20 AM
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    Atasas
    Delight mobile... More like "revolting mobile"
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5218674
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=73878975&postcount=16

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    I switched to Smarty a few months ago.

    Basically, after the first month it's £5 a month for unlimited calls and messages, plus £1.25 per GByte of data.

    Their pricing structure makes it seem more complicated than it really is.

    Most of the time I have access to WiFi, so don't use much data now.

    Advantages for me: Three is the best network in my area; MMSs are free (at least for the time being) and because of the way the tariff works it's not possible, on the basic plan, to make a call or send a text message that incurs a cost.

    I used FreedomPOP for a couple of years. The free data was great. But I found calls and texts messages fiddly and unreliable.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    They are very tempting in sort of clear-fair pricing and (dealings) hopefully, in a week or a couple- I'll give them a "a spin"

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    Freedom-pop, did try, didn't like for the same reasons at all.

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    Got to get few numbers to free up from existing suppliers to test new ones and their offers, might take me little while, but certainly intend to update my findings here as when I'll get something to share with.


    ...it's just not that much about to test to suit my needs

    .... Apart from CTRLmobile , (SIM ordered)

    perhaps will regret not budging on a 12mths with Virgin (£20-100GB), offer ends in a week.

    ...Three on their own network have 12mths £20-30gb (£18 with discount) ...


    Have I missed something/anything else, as in networks/mvno's, offers and deals for a big data user?
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 3:02 PM.
    • overpricedcoffee
    • By overpricedcoffee 14th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
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    overpricedcoffee
    Will be interested to see how things pan out with Smarty mobile as this will be perfect for my wife who uses wifi 99% of the time and does not care about wifi or 4g calls.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Feb 18, 2:29 PM
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    Atasas
    Will be interested to see how things pan out with Smarty mobile as this will be perfect for my wife who uses wifi 99% of the time and does not care about wifi or 4g calls.
    Originally posted by overpricedcoffee
    Perhaps somebody else will advise you more on them as IE @SnowTiger said....
    personally, I can only have one three network based sim per one multiSim phone, as they lack 2G service, and will be test-riding CTRLmobile.
    TBH in your (hers) circumstances, if in your area three signal is good- no brainer!
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Feb 18, 6:28 PM
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    Atasas
    I didn't mention on this "revival" thread 1p Mobile
    https://www.1pmobile.com
    using EE network


    discussed here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5721906

    independently favourably reviewed here
    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.1pmobile.com

    has a decent credit top-up offer of £5 free (MUST top up £10 every 3 month though)


    Great value and service, but is NOT suited to my needs
    even using data boost, as I am really heavy data user...
    https://www.1pmobile.com/boosts.taf
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 16th Feb 18, 5:47 PM
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    Atasas
    CTRL mobile
    https://www.ctrlmobile.co.uk/products/10-deal-b

    at £10 30GB deal seems like no brainer
    (most likely) THREE network, (most likely) no Tethering restriction, but ever so new MVNO

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790280
    unsure if to "jump or not" personally ???
    Originally posted by Atasas
    Just asked a colleague at work about CTRL and scams... he reckons, I'll be very lucky to get my money back, as he has paid for phone and service to with similar scam service/site, never had nothing delivered, but it taken him over a month to get to the bank, who refused refund and site has dissolved in to a thin air...

    3 more days and I'll be looking again in to offers and etc, but I swear to make my way to the bank in person and not to leave my money mr Allan Lukas... even if it will cost me more in lost time and efforts, than it's worth
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 16th Feb 18, 7:37 PM
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    pmduk
    Will be interested to see how things pan out with Smarty mobile as this will be perfect for my wife who uses wifi 99% of the time and does not care about wifi or 4g calls.
    Originally posted by overpricedcoffee
    I've been with them since September without any issues, I'd recommend them.
    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 16th Feb 18, 9:02 PM
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    Inigo Montoya
    Long story short-


    taken "the plunge"
    and WILL post back findings/experience once got it going

    for now- got order email, as anticipated, money (£10) is pending deduction from bank account

    as Dell boy used to say: "Rodney, who dares...."
    Originally posted by Atasas
    you said bank account so I assume that means you used a debit card

    personally I'd stick to using a credit card as I believe doing a chargeback is easier with a credit card

    I will be interested to see if the 30gb with tethering materialises

    looking at the terms & conditions (below) it talks about 'All You Need Data' but that term doesnt seem to be mentioned on any of the current plans you can buy

    All You Need Data

    If your use of 'All You Need Data' provided as part of your Ctrl Mobile package exceeds that reasonably expected of a person using the service for domestic purposes, the following action will be taken:

    1. Excessive use over 500MB in one day will result in restrictions to your data service for the remainder of that day.

    2. We reserve the right to reduce your maximum bandwidth to 3G speeds for the remainder of your monthly billing cycle.

    Tethering (using your phone as a hotspot), P2P sharing, torrents and connecting to VPNs are not permitted on our ''All You Need Data' plans, if we detect this, we may:

    1. Restrict your service and/or

    2. Charge you Ctrl Mobile!!!8217;s standard rates for any use exceeding those reasonably expected of a person using this service for domestic purposes. We will inform you before we start charging you our standard rates.
    Last edited by Inigo Montoya; 16-02-2018 at 9:09 PM.
    • redux
    • By redux 16th Feb 18, 9:17 PM
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    redux
    Haha, some ambiguity there. 30 GB allowance a month, but 500 MB a day is excessive.
    Last edited by redux; 16-02-2018 at 9:29 PM.
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