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    • bat999
    • By bat999 9th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
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    I wonder how they do these for such a low price.
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    • 9th Jun 17, 9:41 PM
    I wonder how they do these for such a low price. 9th Jun 17 at 9:41 PM
    Hi
    There are lots of these EE data SIM cards on eBay.
    They are preloaded with 10GB of data for 30 days.
    Like this one here ---> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-PAYG-Multi-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-Data-for-30-Days-/262490671339
    It says “Sim card will be opened for data activation.”

    I wonder how they do these for such a low price.

    What are they doing?
    Buying blank SIM cards then loading them with time-limited data?

    Similar to how we used to buy 30-day phone cards, where they bought the minutes in bulk then split them into smaller units to sell in newsagents etc.
    (I suppose that is a similar model to "bucket shops" who sell airline tickets cheap in the last few days).

    I wonder how they do these for such a low price.

    Do you think they have bought a large amount of time-limited data from EE to re-sell quickly in 10GB chunks?
    Or maybe it is EE offloading excess capacity through middle-men.
    Last edited by bat999; 09-06-2017 at 9:45 PM.

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    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 10th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
    I think EE just do them like this from time to time.
    • bat999
    • By bat999 11th Jun 17, 5:49 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 5:49 PM
    Bump......

    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 12th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
    I used to use Three sims which were cheap but those cheap deals just vanished, I suspect that these may go the same way. I'm wondering if the networks issues stacks of them as a way of getting cash. A lot will be stored for a while and many will just get partial use and expire. If their appearance resulted in a shortage in capacity it probably wouldn't be a longterm one.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 12th Jun 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:09 PM
    Hi
    There are lots of these EE data SIM cards on eBay.
    They are preloaded with 10GB of data for 30 days.
    Like this one here ---> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-PAYG-Multi-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-Data-for-30-Days-/262490671339
    It says “Sim card will be opened for data activation.”

    I wonder how they do these for such a low price.

    What are they doing?
    Buying blank SIM cards then loading them with time-limited data?

    Similar to how we used to buy 30-day phone cards, where they bought the minutes in bulk then split them into smaller units to sell in newsagents etc.
    (I suppose that is a similar model to "bucket shops" who sell airline tickets cheap in the last few days).

    I wonder how they do these for such a low price.

    Do you think they have bought a large amount of time-limited data from EE to re-sell quickly in 10GB chunks?
    Or maybe it is EE offloading excess capacity through middle-men.
    Originally posted by bat999
    £9 for 10gb isn't that cheap.......people have been used to paying stupid amounts for to long that when a good deal comes along they think it's dodgy
    • bat999
    • By bat999 12th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
    £9 for 10gb isn't that cheap....... think it's dodgy
    Originally posted by gardner1
    Well, £7.49 for 10GB is cheap imo... Unless you know of something else.
    Here ---> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-Mobile-Broadband-PAYG-Trio-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-Data-for-30-Days-/152579812148

    I don't know whether they're dodgy or not.
    But preloaded data SIMs supplied by EE are sealed and unactivated, not opened and activated.

    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 12th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:05 PM
    Well, £7.49 for 10GB is cheap imo... Unless you know of something else.
    Here ---> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-Mobile-Broadband-PAYG-Trio-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-Data-for-30-Days-/152579812148

    I don't know whether they're dodgy or not.
    But preloaded data SIMs supplied by EE are sealed and unactivated, not opened and activated.
    Originally posted by bat999
    Compared to other countries UK prices for this sort of thing are expensive
    • almillar
    • By almillar 13th Jun 17, 12:51 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:51 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:51 PM
    Your money saving advice, gardner1, is to move to a different country to get cheaper mobile data?!
    • bat999
    • By bat999 13th Jun 17, 11:56 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:56 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:56 PM
    The prices of those data SIM cards seem to change from day to day.
    Anything from £5.99 to £15.99.

    I don't think they are dodgy.
    It is probably an arrangement for EE to dispose of surplus capacity using eBay sellers.

    EE raises some cash.
    The eBay sellers make a living.
    The punters have a months internet at a good price.

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