Changing network from EE not sure who to go with

I have a sim only contract which is up for renewal. Best they can offer me is £10 a month for 30gb however I have seen o2 have a black Friday offer £8 a month for 40gb so I was initially going to go with that as I know o2 are alright. I have seen that lyca mobile and ID are offering slightly better deals but I'm cautious about moving away from one of the main providers. I know lyca use EE network and ID use three but are they good am I going to get the same speeds?
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  • d123
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    Most people would say to steer clear of Lyca (terrible customer service and incapable of efficiently fixing issues when they get hacked, for two reasons). 

    ID are pretty good if you are sure you can get decent Three coverage where you are.

    Moving to o2 from EE for the sake of £2 isn’t what many would call wise, their data network is the slowest of the four networks and can be congested in areas. It isn’t called slO2 by many without reason.
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  • Neil49
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    You're choice should be based on the network coverage in your area rather than than the cheapest deal. 

    If you want to stick with the EE network for reception reasons then take a look at RWG. 

    Avoid Lyca as they are still suffering from the damage caused to their operations by an attack on their system. 
  • cherryade44
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    edited 24 November 2023 at 4:20PM
    I've recently moved to Talkmobile and am very happy. They've got some good 30 day contract deals on Uswitch. They have good reviews on Sim sherpa. I was having problems with Lebara so moved to Giffgaff but unfortunately the problems persisted, since moving to Talkmobile the problems have stopped, I put this down to wi-fi calling which is fantastic. For some reason wi-fi calling never worked with Lebara or Giffgaff
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  • robdex1
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    edited 24 November 2023 at 8:17PM
    I've recently moved to Talkmobile and am very happy. They've got some good 30 day contract deals on Uswitch. They have good reviews on Sim sherpa. I was having problems with Lebara so moved to Giffgaff but unfortunately the problems persisted, since moving to Talkmobile the problems have stopped, I put this down to wi-fi calling which is fantastic. For some reason wi-fi calling never worked with Lebara or Giffgaff
    Yes I have seen talkmobile they have a good offer it's a 12 month contract. They have good coverage in my area and they use the vodaphone network which is supposed to be good I think they are faster than o2 but not EE. Anyone else have any experience with talkmobile?

    The main reason I'm a bit reluctant about staying with EE now is they charge alot for eu roaming and I travel to Spain from time to time. Talkmobile is included free
  • cherryade44
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    edited 24 November 2023 at 9:09PM
    Looking briefly at the TM website the 30 day contracts seem to be as good as the 12 months contracts. On the Uswitch website they are cheaper still, there is a 150gb for £9.95 
    As for roaming I think there is a 5gb fair usage limit, I may be wrong but i think you have to pay extra after that

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  • Slinky
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    robdex1 said:
    I have a sim only contract which is up for renewal. Best they can offer me is £10 a month for 30gb however I have seen o2 have a black Friday offer £8 a month for 40gb so I was initially going to go with that as I know o2 are alright. I have seen that lyca mobile and ID are offering slightly better deals but I'm cautious about moving away from one of the main providers. I know lyca use EE network and ID use three but are they good am I going to get the same speeds?

    Where are you seeing £8 on O2? Cheapest I can find is £12.99 for 30mb.

    We have no choice but to use O2 or a carrier as we're in a poor signal area for everything else.
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  • Slinky said:
    robdex1 said:
    I have a sim only contract which is up for renewal. Best they can offer me is £10 a month for 30gb however I have seen o2 have a black Friday offer £8 a month for 40gb so I was initially going to go with that as I know o2 are alright. I have seen that lyca mobile and ID are offering slightly better deals but I'm cautious about moving away from one of the main providers. I know lyca use EE network and ID use three but are they good am I going to get the same speeds?

    Where are you seeing £8 on O2? Cheapest I can find is £12.99 for 30mb.

    We have no choice but to use O2 or a carrier as we're in a poor signal area for everything else.
    Uswitch  40gb for £8 12 month contract
  • Slinky
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    oooh! Will have a look. I think I've got a 14 day cooling off for my £12.99 contract I signed up for a couple of days ago.
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  • Slinky said:
    robdex1 said:
    I have a sim only contract which is up for renewal. Best they can offer me is £10 a month for 30gb however I have seen o2 have a black Friday offer £8 a month for 40gb so I was initially going to go with that as I know o2 are alright. I have seen that lyca mobile and ID are offering slightly better deals but I'm cautious about moving away from one of the main providers. I know lyca use EE network and ID use three but are they good am I going to get the same speeds?

    Where are you seeing £8 on O2? Cheapest I can find is £12.99 for 30mb.

    We have no choice but to use O2 or a carrier as we're in a poor signal area for everything else.
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