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    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 8th Jul 17, 6:04 PM
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    help finding suitable voda sim?
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    • 8th Jul 17, 6:04 PM
    help finding suitable voda sim? 8th Jul 17 at 6:04 PM
    i was on talkmobile but theyre ending soon

    i need a sim that works via the vodafone network as nothing else works here, im a low user and liked the fact my credit didnt use up each month

    is there a voda sim that i can put £10 on and use it now and then ? i doubt ive used a tenner in a year
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    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 8th Jul 17, 8:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 8th Jul 17, 8:24 PM
    replace talkmobile payg sim?
    • #2
    • 8th Jul 17, 8:24 PM
    i was a happy customer of talkmobile payg

    whats the best replacement for similar based calls etc , would prefer a provider that uses vodafone as ive just tried 3 and zero signal
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 8th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
    I was on Vodafone pay as you go, I put £30 on it several years ago & it's still going.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 8th Jul 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:24 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:24 PM
    I've had this issue too.... decided against the offer of the voda sim with £10 on it when I (finally - they bury them very deeply) found the call charges, they were

    Talktalk sim on the way, 200 mins, unlimited txt and 500meg data each month, free with renewing my TT BB/phone package
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 8th Jul 17, 9:29 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:29 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:29 PM
    I've had this issue too.... decided against the offer of the voda sim with £10 on it when I (finally - they bury them very deeply) found the call charges, they were

    Talktalk sim on the way, 200 mins, unlimited txt and 500meg data each month, free with renewing my TT BB/phone package
    Originally posted by GunJack
    you will always get a better deal from a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) rather than direct from the four UK mobile networks – EE*, Three, O2* and Vodafone*
    this may help the OP chose a provider using Vodafone
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/piggybacking
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 8th Jul 17, 9:30 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:30 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:30 PM
    I was on Vodafone pay as you go, I put £30 on it several years ago & it's still going.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    calls are 35p a min...i guess i might have to use them as no other provider seems to work here

    not that i use it alot ...but it would sting to make a few calls
    • Farway
    • By Farway 9th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
    Anyone know if Voda do bog standard PAYG, not a monthly bundle? I looked on their web site but if they do it must be well hidden.

    I will be ex Talkmobile and bog standard "hardly use even at 30p" would do me if it does not die after a month of non use or not topping up
    • Farway
    • By Farway 9th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
    If your phone is locked to voda your choices are limited

    If unlocked try someone like Asda on EE
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 9th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
    im not locked...its just i can only get a signal at home with voda

    already went and tried a 3 sim which is fairly priced call but doesnt work at all at home
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 9th Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    Anyone know if Voda do bog standard PAYG, not a monthly bundle? I looked on their web site but if they do it must be well hidden.

    I will be ex Talkmobile and bog standard "hardly use even at 30p" would do me if it does not die after a month of non use or not topping up
    Originally posted by Farway
    they do , i asked for help on the online chat thing , its the free sim you want then top up once you have it , credit doesnt expire

    the prices are a bit rude for me , lebara is via the voda network and a little bit cheaper on calls , was hoping there was something else
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 9th Jul 17, 9:35 AM
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    Google is your friend


    Originally posted by DavidP24
    not sure its your friend as youve linked to bundles
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 9th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
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    I'm in a similar situation to you, with virtually no coverage on 3 or EE.

    All the other MVNOs on the Vodafone network are very expensive for PAYG. I'm going to try O2 PAYG, although their coverage is not as good as Vodafone around here, it may be ok.

    Don't forget to tell Talkmobile that you want any unused credit back as a cheque.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 9th Jul 17, 11:33 AM
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    For anyone going for the free voda SIM via TalkMobile:-

    IT COMES PRE-LOADED WITH £10 CREDIT....

    but you must get it through Talkmobile....if you're such a light user it'll still be worth it even with the 30ppm call charges..
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 9th Jul 17, 1:39 PM
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    For anyone going for the free voda SIM via TalkMobile:-

    IT COMES PRE-LOADED WITH £10 CREDIT....

    but you must get it through Talkmobile....if you're such a light user it'll still be worth it even with the 30ppm call charges..
    Originally posted by GunJack
    I suggest you read this before recommending a service that is closing down on 31st August.

    https://talkmobile.co.uk/payg/closure
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 9th Jul 17, 10:31 PM
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    I suggest you read this before recommending a service that is closing down on 31st August.

    https://talkmobile.co.uk/payg/closure
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    ...and I suggest you know the facts before suggesting others don't - IF you're an existing Talkmobile payg customer, they have teamed with voda to give you a free voda-branded sim with £10 on it TO REPLACE YOUR Talkmobile ONE, THE SERVICE OF WHICH IS ENDING IN AUGUST THIS YEAR...but it only applies if you go through Talkmobile to get said sim....

    ....either you mis-read my post or..??
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......
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    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 13th Jul 17, 1:54 PM
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    If you need Vodafone coverage and are a medium user

    Lebara have an ongoing payg bundle offer:

    2GB data, 1000 UK mins, 1000 UK texts plus 1000 international mins for £8

    It needs a credit/debit card (or PayPal) but no credit check etc
    Only Vodafone 2G/3G (like TalkMobile)
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