How do I sign up to iD Mobile PAYG?

blizeH
blizeH Posts: 1,361 Forumite
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edited 8 January 2023 at 7:08PM in Mobiles
Hello, the pricing and the plan seems perfect for my mum who very rarely uses her phone: Best pay as you go Sim deals: Compare the best offers - MSE (moneysavingexpert.com)

However, the iD Mobile page seems to not have true PAYG? It only has monthly SIM only plans listed under their PAYG page. Any idea what I'm doing wrong please? 



Thanks :) 

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  • flaneurs_lobster
    flaneurs_lobster Posts: 3,565 Forumite
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    edited 8 January 2023 at 7:29PM
    Those are PAYG plans with a month's bundle added, not monthly plans. After a month the plan will lapse and you can top-up and just use your credit for calls/text/data (3p/2p/1p) or buy another bundle. 

    I can't see anywhere on their website to order a bundle-free SIM.
  • blizeH
    blizeH Posts: 1,361 Forumite
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    Thank you! Okay that's good to know, so potentially just a one off payment at £6 to get the SIM (and the data etc) and then switch to regular PAYG after that :)
  • k_man
    k_man Posts: 1,636 Forumite
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    Be aware on iDmobile PAYG you need to top up £10 every 2 months.
    So effectively a £5 contract/30 day contract.

    For £1 extra (with a bundle) you get unlimited calls and SMS and 1GB data.
    Or for £1 extra on 30 day contract, you get unlimited call and SMS and 4GB data.

    To me the PAYG, even with bundle, doesn't look attractive (unless your credit rating means you would get a contract).

    https://www.idmobile.co.uk/shop/plans/pay-as-you-go/sim-only

    Hardly use your device? Just add £10 to your SIM every two months. Find yourself in need of more data one week? Add more credit, and roam at your leisure.

  • blizeH
    blizeH Posts: 1,361 Forumite
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    Thanks! I noticed that but searching on their forum it looks like the £10 every 2 months is just a suggested amount (confirmed by their actual staff on there)
  • savergrant
    savergrant Posts: 1,070 Forumite
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    I think some of the info in the best buys is out of date, so they may only do bundles now.
    The rwg offer is now also out of date but still ideal for light users, topup £15 once and get 100 mins and 100 texts every month free.






  • If Three's network isn't essential, have you considered 1pMobile, EE network?
    £36 upfront for 12 months of unlimited minutes and texts with 250Mb mobile data each month.

  • savergrant
    savergrant Posts: 1,070 Forumite
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    For me £36 is a lot for a light user. But different people have different ideas
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