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    • MSE Nick
    • By MSE Nick 4th Nov 16, 5:02 PM
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    MSE Nick
    Cheap Sim-only Article Discussion
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    • 4th Nov 16, 5:02 PM
    Cheap Sim-only Article Discussion 4th Nov 16 at 5:02 PM

    This thread is specifically to discuss the content of the

    Cheap Sim-only Deals guide

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    Last edited by MSE Nick; 04-11-2016 at 5:04 PM.
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    • pmoody
    • By pmoody 4th Oct 17, 5:53 PM
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    pmoody
    Thanks Colin, tried clearing Firefox cache & cookies, Firefox loads only the top of the BT page without any deals. However tried Chrome and I can see what you see.
    • urban_i
    • By urban_i 19th Oct 17, 3:41 PM
    • 94 Posts
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    urban_i
    Hi,

    Has anyone tried to upgrade to the 6GB BT sim only for £12. I have logged into my account, and it only shows as £16/month. It looks like the £12 deal is only for new sims only.

    Thannks
    • John y
    • By John y 21st Oct 17, 5:57 PM
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    John y
    plusnet, unable to receive calls
    anyone thinking about a Plusnet pay as you go sim should check out the plusnet forum,
    Enter "unable to receive calls" I wish I had done this before changing to a Plusnet monthly contract!
    most of my incoming calls were going straight to answer phone, called them and got the usual" remove sim reboot phone," on checking the forum it seems many, many, people are having the same problem going back some time and that plusnet deny there is a problem!
    Have now moved back to ee,
    • spud17
    • By spud17 22nd Oct 17, 11:08 AM
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    spud17
    anyone thinking about a Plusnet pay as you go sim should check out the plusnet forum,
    Enter "unable to receive calls" I wish I had done this before changing to a Plusnet monthly contract!
    most of my incoming calls were going straight to answer phone, called them and got the usual" remove sim reboot phone," on checking the forum it seems many, many, people are having the same problem going back some time and that plusnet deny there is a problem!
    Have now moved back to ee,
    Originally posted by John y
    Just for balance.
    You can always find "many people are having the same problem" on almost any topic if you search the internet.

    I've been with Plusnet from when they were called Life.
    I've been with them for nearly 2 years and never had a problem with calls, only drawback is no SMS short codes.
    Move along, nothing to see.
    • jimBOB
    • By jimBOB 24th Oct 17, 6:33 PM
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    jimBOB
    plusnet unable to receive calls
    just signed up to Plusnet sim last week
    I cannot receive incoming calls
    I have been on the phone for hours
    the issue is still unresolved
    I realise I am going thru the same hoops as numerous people
    I have checked various forums for an answer
    It seems a commom problem with no recognition of it by the customer ops
    If anyone has an answer please post it here
    cheers
    • little ianto
    • By little ianto 24th Oct 17, 6:58 PM
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    little ianto
    just signed up to Plusnet sim last week
    I cannot receive incoming calls
    I have been on the phone for hours
    the issue is still unresolved
    I realise I am going thru the same hoops as numerous people
    I have checked various forums for an answer
    It seems a commom problem with no recognition of it by the customer ops
    If anyone has an answer please post it here
    cheers
    Originally posted by jimBOB
    I had same problem two months ago. Solved by changing 'preferred network' from 4g to 3g. Back on 4g now and everything OK.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 24th Oct 17, 7:32 PM
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    pmduk
    Have you ported your number? it could be an issue with the porting.
    • CodfishSteve
    • By CodfishSteve 25th Oct 17, 12:22 PM
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    CodfishSteve
    Plusnet £5 (1000mins, 1000 text, 1,Gb) deal payments failing
    I tried twice yesterday and once today to sign up for this deal and it had failed each time on the credit card payment screen. Twice online with no explanation, and it says that 'no payment has been taken' but credit card company says that it has. Tried via phone after explaining issue and the payment failed there as well - lady said that it might be something to do with their Experian checks. Ran an Experian report and have got a really high credit rating so can't be that. Phoned Sales twice and used their chat facility, and each time all I got was sorry but can't help. So 3 payments taken that I'll have to ensure I get back and no sim. Joined Plusnet's forum and was told that it's their system that's at fault and to keep trying as eventually payment will go through correctly, and that a number of people are having the same problem. Anyone else here had the same issue, and did you manage to resolve it?
    • hellopaul
    • By hellopaul 30th Oct 17, 10:24 AM
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    hellopaul
    TPO's network lies: EE? Three?
    I'm in the process of cancelling my dreadful TPO contract, which I subscribed to about a month ago, after reading good things about it on MSE. My wife uses EE, and gets coverage almost everywhere, all of the time. Seeing that TPO use the EE network (see here, scroll towards the bottom of the page: https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/tpo/about), without hesitation, I signed up, and ported my number to them.

    Once on TPO, I was rather annoyed to find that only about 50% of my texts get sent, and mobile data only works about 10% of the time, despite being in areas of high network coverage. I then discovered that TPO does NOT use EE, but the chocolate teapot of mobile phone operators, Three . I can only assume that Three's customer base is made up solely of people who join them, enticed by their cheap deals, then realise that Three is NOT a mobile phone service provider but just somewhere to throw your money for absolutely nothing in return, and then decide they'd like to actually USE their mobile phone, so transfer to a netWORK, not Three's netDOESN'Twork. I honestly cannot fathom how Three survives (I have had previous dire experience of Three, a few years back, and would not, in a million years, have signed up for TPO had I have known it used Three, and was therefore just a con. Yes, I know MSE states that it uses Three, but I skipped that bit and read about them using EE on the TPO website. Silly me).

    So, I'm wondering if anyone else has fallen for this scam, wondering why their TPO network is so dreadful, thinking it's on EE when in reality it's on Three? (And I just felt like having a bit of a therapeutic rant to vent my spleen a bit, before I get on with some boring work!)
    • charlieheard
    • By charlieheard 17th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
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    charlieheard
    A year ago I purchased a new phone outright on a zero-interest card, and phoned EE to see what they could do about a SIM-only contract. Best they could do was 1Gb of data for £14.99. So I thought I'd try Three and phoned up to get a PAC. They offered to match Three's offer, albeit with "only" 1000 minutes of calls. That 12-month contract came to an end today, but EE have said they will keep me on the same terms with a 30-day rolling contract. Result!
    Jumbo

    "You may have speed, but I have momentum"
    • akui66
    • By akui66 18th Nov 17, 12:10 PM
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    akui66
    Recent Three deal with Amazon voucher
    Hello,

    Recently there was a link to a Three SIM-only deal with a £60 Amazon voucher. I cannot find the details again, most probably because it was time sensitive, but the deal went through fine - but I haven't received the voucher?

    Can anyone chime in?

    Thanks!
    • d123
    • By d123 18th Nov 17, 1:27 PM
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    d123
    Hello,

    Recently there was a link to a Three SIM-only deal with a £60 Amazon voucher. I cannot find the details again, most probably because it was time sensitive, but the deal went through fine - but I haven't received the voucher?

    Can anyone chime in?

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by akui66
    You really should have taken a screenshot to keep for future reference, but generally itís 3-4 months after signing up that vouchers are processed.
    ====
    • capital0ne
    • By capital0ne 18th Nov 17, 6:37 PM
    • 148 Posts
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    capital0ne
    I'm in the process of cancelling my dreadful TPO contract, which I subscribed to about a month ago, after reading good things about it on MSE. My wife uses EE, and gets coverage almost everywhere, all of the time. Seeing that TPO use the EE network (see here, scroll towards the bottom of the page: https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/tpo/about), without hesitation, I signed up, and ported my number to them.

    Once on TPO, I was rather annoyed to find that only about 50% of my texts get sent, and mobile data only works about 10% of the time, despite being in areas of high network coverage. I then discovered that TPO does NOT use EE, but the chocolate teapot of mobile phone operators, Three . I can only assume that Three's customer base is made up solely of people who join them, enticed by their cheap deals, then realise that Three is NOT a mobile phone service provider but just somewhere to throw your money for absolutely nothing in return, and then decide they'd like to actually USE their mobile phone, so transfer to a netWORK, not Three's netDOESN'Twork. I honestly cannot fathom how Three survives (I have had previous dire experience of Three, a few years back, and would not, in a million years, have signed up for TPO had I have known it used Three, and was therefore just a con. Yes, I know MSE states that it uses Three, but I skipped that bit and read about them using EE on the TPO website. Silly me).

    So, I'm wondering if anyone else has fallen for this scam, wondering why their TPO network is so dreadful, thinking it's on EE when in reality it's on Three? (And I just felt like having a bit of a therapeutic rant to vent my spleen a bit, before I get on with some boring work!)
    Originally posted by hellopaul
    I've been on TPO for ages, no problems at all! Maybe it's your phone.
    • robti
    • By robti 21st Nov 17, 10:45 AM
    • 141 Posts
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    robti
    Same position, itís 90 days all I have is the email you get after clicking the link before signing up
    • hellopaul
    • By hellopaul 22nd Nov 17, 9:59 AM
    • 20 Posts
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    hellopaul
    Yesterday I switched over to a (more expensive) "real" EE SIM. It seems OK so far, but I'll need to give it a few weeks to see if any problems remain, which would point to a phone problem rather than a network problem.
    • angelaaa
    • By angelaaa 24th Nov 17, 11:10 AM
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    angelaaa
    Me too (and I also didn't screenshot the offer details)
    Have you had any update on this offer from Three Mobile? Moneysvaingexpert often keeps details about expired offers posted on their site (but not this time) so I didn't screenshot the details. Teaches me a lesson, but I still want my £60 Amazon voucher!
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 24th Nov 17, 1:19 PM
    • 1,400 Posts
    • 594 Thanks
    Colin_Maybe
    Have you had any update on this offer from Three Mobile? Moneysvaingexpert often keeps details about expired offers posted on their site (but not this time) so I didn't screenshot the details. Teaches me a lesson, but I still want my £60 Amazon voucher!
    Originally posted by angelaaa
    If you know when exactly you took up the deal, see if there's any highlighted archived page around that date at:

    https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-sim-only-contracts
    • clever_duck
    • By clever_duck 24th Nov 17, 10:04 PM
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    clever_duck
    12GB (4G), unltd mins, unltd texts: £12/mth* has finished

    Does anyone know if Three are likely to do such deal again? Do they normally have deals like this closer to xmas?
    • Kevin C
    • By Kevin C 26th Nov 17, 4:48 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Kevin C
    iD Mobile Reviews
    Ref iD Mobile. Can you please let me know of any good or bad experiences with them? Offers sound fantastic, but reviews on Trust Pilot are shocking/
    Thanks
    • sdduk
    • By sdduk 26th Nov 17, 5:15 PM
    • 1,050 Posts
    • 279 Thanks
    sdduk
    I'm in the process of cancelling my dreadful TPO contract, which I subscribed to about a month ago, after reading good things about it on MSE. My wife uses EE, and gets coverage almost everywhere, all of the time. Seeing that TPO use the EE network (see here, scroll towards the bottom of the page: https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/tpo/about), without hesitation, I signed up, and ported my number to them.

    Once on TPO, I was rather annoyed to find that only about 50% of my texts get sent, and mobile data only works about 10% of the time, despite being in areas of high network coverage. I then discovered that TPO does NOT use EE, but the chocolate teapot of mobile phone operators, Three . I can only assume that Three's customer base is made up solely of people who join them, enticed by their cheap deals, then realise that Three is NOT a mobile phone service provider but just somewhere to throw your money for absolutely nothing in return, and then decide they'd like to actually USE their mobile phone, so transfer to a netWORK, not Three's netDOESN'Twork. I honestly cannot fathom how Three survives (I have had previous dire experience of Three, a few years back, and would not, in a million years, have signed up for TPO had I have known it used Three, and was therefore just a con. Yes, I know MSE states that it uses Three, but I skipped that bit and read about them using EE on the TPO website. Silly me).

    So, I'm wondering if anyone else has fallen for this scam, wondering why their TPO network is so dreadful, thinking it's on EE when in reality it's on Three? (And I just felt like having a bit of a therapeutic rant to vent my spleen a bit, before I get on with some boring work!)
    Originally posted by hellopaul
    Been with Three for nearly 10 years only moved once to ID mobile which also runs on 3 only moved back because 3 gave me a better deal and all the time i have been with Three and ID i have never had any trouble with them.
    TPO does have a bit of a reputation as being quite bad even when they use to run on EE.

    Been with Plusnet since they where life mobile and had no trouble with them still on the same deal i got with Life.mobile about 2yrs ago.
    So may be you are just having a bit of bad luck when it comes to Threes network.
    Last edited by sdduk; 26-11-2017 at 5:20 PM.
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