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Voxi, Smarty, other?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mobiles
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Little_Old_MeLittle_Old_Me
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mobiles
Advice please? I have an old, small Samsung Galaxy Fame which has served me well for five years but even though I'm far from a heavy user it's just too small, despite being dirt cheap to run - I pay £5 a month for 500 mins, 500 texts and 500 data, and never use anywhere near that!

So I'm looking at getting a better phone, ideally a Samsung, for a max £10 a month, and there don't seem to be many options. I thought my best bet might be to buy a new handset (I think I can get a Samsung for about £130) and a cheap SIM... and I've come across Voxi and Smarty which both look attractive and might be just what I'm looking for. Has anyone had any experience of these, or any better ideas? I'm useless!

Thanks for any help :)

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  • ThemeOneThemeOne
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    I've recently started using Voxi and am very happy with it. On their basic bundle, for £10/month I simply don't have to worry about how much of anything I'm using.

    I've also found the signal quality much better in the areas I frequent. Voxi is a Vodafone brand, and will show up as Vodafone on your phone. You can transfer to Voxi if you have a Vodafone PAYG SIM, which is what I did.
  • edited 11 August 2019 at 9:41AM
    oldagetravelleroldagetraveller
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    edited 11 August 2019 at 9:41AM
    Because the O.P. doesn't look to need all that data etc., they would, in my opinion, be better off using Smarty, e.g. "Extra Small" (1Gb, unlimited minutes and texts) at £6.25/month with discount for unused data. Don't use any data and it's effectively £5/month.
    Or even iD Mobile's £6/month for 1Gb, unlimited texts and minutes with data rollover.
    I've used both without any problems - Three network. I have a Smarty s.i.m. only package at the moment.

  • Many thanks to both respondents - looks like Smarty may be the way to go. What I really don't understand is why more people aren't using one or other of these two, given that they're such good value!
  • The only drawback with Smarty, I have found, is that contact is only possible via their website. Although if there is a need for that they have responded in less than a day.
    Otherwise no problems. At least, if you find the Three signal poor or non existent for your needs, it's a month's payment lost.

  • BarGinBarGin
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    Why don't you just buy a new phone and keep your existing sim if it's working for you?
  • BarGin wrote: »
    Why don't you just buy a new phone and keep your existing sim if it's working for you?


    Very good question! I do want to get a new phone but I am expecting a new one would use more data due to more apps etc some of which I may not be able to get rid of... that's the problem really.
  • d123d123
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    BarGin wrote: »
    Why don't you just buy a new phone and keep your existing sim if it's working for you?

    The OP has a Galaxy Fame, in this instance a new phone is probably recommended.

    The Fame is a 6 year old 3.5” screen mobile with only 512MB of RAM/2GB storage and can’t get newer firmware than Android 4.1.2 iirc, meaning many apps won’t run and it’s likely not seen a security update in years.
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  • d123 wrote: »
    The OP has a Galaxy Fame, in this instance a new phone is probably recommended.

    The Fame is a 6 year old 3.5” screen mobile with only 512MB of RAM/2GB storage and can’t get newer firmware than Android 4.1.2 iirc, meaning many apps won’t run and it’s likely not seen a security update in years.


    Correct! Although the reason I want a new phone is actually just that I want a bigger screen that I can see better!
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