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    • MotoringMore
    • By MotoringMore 16th Oct 16, 7:04 PM
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    New Phone For Comping?!
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    • 16th Oct 16, 7:04 PM
    New Phone For Comping?! 16th Oct 16 at 7:04 PM
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    I am starting to get into comping and I was wondering if it's worth buying a cheap old phone on eBay and put in a free sim into it so that if I do receive a phone call, I can answer it and not get spam on my everyday phone. Is it worth it?
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    • lovetowinacar
    • By lovetowinacar 16th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
    Hello

    It would probably be best to ask in the compers chat thread - I understand many people do have separate phones for comping though.

    I personally don't enter telephone or text competitions so not sure what most people do
    • KAAT_LADY
    • By KAAT_LADY 16th Oct 16, 8:17 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:17 PM
    i only have one phone and its been ok , ''touchwood'' I would only get confused with 2
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:40 PM
    move request to Compers Chat Corner
    sent to Glad
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    • jacwins
    • By jacwins 16th Oct 16, 8:52 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:52 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:52 PM
    I don't have a separate one, don't get any more ppi/car accident calls than my 12 year old does. She doesn't give anyone her number. I don't think it's worth it unless your other phone is a work one.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 16th Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:53 PM
    I wouldn't bother with e-bay when there is a choice of them from 14.99 including a 10 top up from Argos and probably others (most require a chargeable usage at least every 6 months to keep the number and credit "live")
    • BizKiTRoAcH
    • By BizKiTRoAcH 16th Oct 16, 10:52 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:52 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:52 PM
    I've been using my normal phone and number since I started comping about a year ago and haven't received any spam calls more than I did before I started comping.

    I don't think it makes sense to have a second phone. You're going to answer the call anyway as it may be a winning call so why go through the hassle of buying a new phone?
    • DynasticDux
    • By DynasticDux 17th Oct 16, 3:48 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:48 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 3:48 PM
    Get a simcard from 3 on there 3-2-1 tariff
    You don't need any credit on it (unless you wish to make calls) - and it is active as soon as you put it in your phone.
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