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    • Maiziex
    • By Maiziex 13th Mar 17, 11:07 AM
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    Struggling to find decent sim only on o2
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:07 AM
    Struggling to find decent sim only on o2 13th Mar 17 at 11:07 AM
    My o2 contract that my hubby uses has come to an end and want to get him on a cheep 30day sim only deal. Looking for at least 1g of data and 500mins. O2 have offered 12 month contract with 2g of data unlimited mins and texts for £10 a month. Not sure about tying in for 12 months though.

    My other 2 contracts are 4g data 1000mins and unlimited text for £10.70 on EE (mine) and 4g data unlimited text and mins for £10 on Plusnet (son uses)

    Also looked into giffgaff (worried about data speed) and Tesco.

    Are o2 networks not as competitive as EE? Have to stay on o2 as it's the only network that gets a signal at hubbys work
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Mar 17, 12:08 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:08 PM
    Tesco £8 using o2 network have;

    1 month
    £11.00 500 / 5000 1GB

    Put Tesco Xtras app on phone -£3

    so net £8
    • Maiziex
    • By Maiziex 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:34 PM
    Just took a look at the Tesco deal but think it's only for Android phones. Need a deal for iPhone
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Mar 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:46 PM
    looks like £11 then. I find Tesco's customer service much better then o2
    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 13th Mar 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:14 PM
    Just took a look at the Tesco deal but think it's only for Android phones. Need a deal for iPhone
    Originally posted by Maiziex
    In what way is it only for Android phones?

    That's not to say I wouldn't put it past Apple to mug naive victims into paying extra for a 'special' sim.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Mar 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:21 PM
    In what way is it only for Android phones?
    its a simple free App in the Google Android Play store.

    its not in the Apple store, probably because Apple can't get any money out of it, they will probably quote security issues?

    Anyways Apple fans content with paying high prices?

    a measly £3 off a bill will not make much difference


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 13-03-2017 at 6:24 PM.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 13th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
    Just took a look at the Tesco deal but think it's only for Android phones. Need a deal for iPhone
    Originally posted by Maiziex
    Sim only = sim on' nothing to do with the phone or its operating system. Buy the sim, put it in any phone which is on the same network or unlocked and away you go. You just need to check the type/size of the sim - not the operating system.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
    Sim only = sim on' nothing to do with the phone or its operating system.
    Reads my post 2 above

    I think the poster was looking for the Tesco Sim only with £3 off with TESCO Xtras App

    Only avaiable on Android
    • mrochester
    • By mrochester 13th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
    Reads my post 2 above

    I think the poster was looking for the Tesco Sim only with £3 off with TESCO Xtras App

    Only avaiable on Android
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Yeah Apple wouldn't allow an app in the store that takes over your screen the way the Tesco Extras App does. It's basically just an ad-delivery mechanism.
    • craigr98
    • By craigr98 14th Mar 17, 6:24 AM
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    Virgin Mobile are currently doing

    1500 minutes
    Unlimited texts
    2GB of data

    Uses EE signal

    For £9 a month 30 day rolling. O2 don't seem to be very competitive for Sim Only.
    • Maiziex
    • By Maiziex 16th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    Have to stay with o2 as only network that works at hubbys work.

    So in the end ordered a giffgaff sim. Paid £20 (£10 goody bag and £10 credit on account) set up porting the number then tried out the sim. And not impressed with internet at all. Struggled to get 1mbps compare to o2s 15mbps when tested. Decided to cancel in the cooling of period and was surprised to learn than giffgaff is online based and has no phone numbers. Took a day to sort but they have refunded my money now

    Anyway decided to stick with o2s on unlimited min/text and 2g data for 12 months. Didn't really want to tie in but was nothing really for 30 days
    • SPalin
    • By SPalin 17th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    Have to stay with o2 as only network that works at hubbys work.

    So in the end ordered a giffgaff sim. Paid £20 (£10 goody bag and £10 credit on account) set up porting the number then tried out the sim. And not impressed with internet at all. Struggled to get 1mbps compare to o2s 15mbps when tested. Decided to cancel in the cooling of period and was surprised to learn than giffgaff is online based and has no phone numbers. Took a day to sort but they have refunded my money now

    Anyway decided to stick with o2s on unlimited min/text and 2g data for 12 months. Didn't really want to tie in but was nothing really for 30 days
    Originally posted by Maiziex
    Tesco is comparable to O2.
    You could have tried another O2 virtual net like Lycatel
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