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    • ~Daisy 81~
    • By ~Daisy 81~ 5th Jul 17, 11:30 AM
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    PAYG monthly or contract sim?
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    • 5th Jul 17, 11:30 AM
    PAYG monthly or contract sim? 5th Jul 17 at 11:30 AM
    I need a new sim for my phone but there's so many I can't decide what's best. My current network is o2 but I don't get enough right now with my bundle, my new phone is locked to EE but I know I can get it unlocked (can I do this online?) I need unlimited texts, as many mins as possible or unlimited and some data. I did get a EE sim a bit ago bundle that's £15 monthly for unlimited texts 250 mins and 4gb data but haven't used it yet.
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 5th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 5th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    • 5th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
    I need a new sim for my phone but there's so many I can't decide what's best. My current network is o2 but I don't get enough right now with my bundle, my new phone is locked to EE but I know I can get it unlocked (can I do this online?) I need unlimited texts, as many mins as possible or unlimited and some data. I did get a EE sim a bit ago bundle that's £15 monthly for unlimited texts 250 mins and 4gb data but haven't used it yet.
    Originally posted by ~Daisy 81~
    For a quick solution you might wish to look at Asda Mobile or any of the others shown here as piggybacking off of EE: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/piggybacking

    This may help: https://www.giffgaff.com/unlock .

    EE would unlock the phone for £8.99 in most cases: https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/Android/Unlocking-your-mobile-phone-or-device-The-EE-quick-guide/td-p/390754
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£10/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £108.83/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £200.95/£120.00
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 5th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 5th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 5th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
    if locked to EE,


    PlusNet sim only starts at £5 month
    or virgin sim only start at £6 month
    • ~Daisy 81~
    • By ~Daisy 81~ 8th Jul 17, 11:04 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 11:04 AM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 11:04 AM
    Thank you. So if asda is through ee would I still need to unlock the phone?

    Thinking about giffgaff too the £12 goody bag maybe. Some say the speeds are slow on this network though, is it a good one for not crashing etc & giving OK speeds (though I know a lot depends on area and time)

    I really need to get a sim ASAP as my current bundle runs out next week
    • Farway
    • By Farway 8th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
    Thank you. So if asda is through ee would I still need to unlock the phone?
    Originally posted by ~Daisy 81~
    No need to unlock, and the Asda one comes with couple of bob on it so you can try it out for free just in case

    You can either buy one in the shop, 50p I think, or free on line with quick delivery IME
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 8th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 2:53 PM
    Thank you. So if asda is through ee would I still need to unlock the phone?

    Thinking about giffgaff too the £12 goody bag maybe. Some say the speeds are slow on this network though, is it a good one for not crashing etc & giving OK speeds (though I know a lot depends on area and time)

    I really need to get a sim ASAP as my current bundle runs out next week
    Originally posted by ~Daisy 81~
    No you wouldn't. With an EE locked phone you can use EE or any network that piggybacks off of EE without needing to get it unlocked (this is for the best for now I'd say as depending on the phone and unlock provider, it might take that long or longer for it to be unlocked.)

    giffgaff runs on O2 so you would need an unlock for that. Their data speeds are slow in general yes. For the best data you would need either an EE or 3 backed network. Depends on the area though; the latter two are poor in mine!
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£10/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £108.83/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £200.95/£120.00
    • aayush
    • By aayush 9th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
    check out u switch as the sim only 4 pounds 100 mins and 1.5 gb data
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