Unlimited mobile data sim advice

ARE007
ARE007 Posts: 21 Forumite
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edited 6 March at 7:59PM in Broadband & internet access
I unexpectedly moved to a new house on Tuesday and urgently need a mobile data SIM to be able to work from home. Today, I tried a Smarty Mobile PAYG data sim (unlimited plan), but the 4G speeds at my new house were terrible (wasn't able to work at all), despite the online coverage checker indicating that 4G speeds would be good to excellent for my postcode. 

Next on my list to try is Vodafone, who also claim to have a good to excellent 4G signal for my postcode. 

On MSE, I noticed that Asda offers unlimited PAYG data plans on the Vodafone network, but I don't have time to wait for the card to be delivered.

Can I simply go to an Asda store tonight, pick up any Asda SIM card, and then apply for one of their unlimited PAYG Data plans? P.s. I have a job that involves transferring large files and requires a lot of bandwidth (anywhere from 2-5 GB per day), so I really need something with unlimited data.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks

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  • QrizB
    QrizB Posts: 13,822 Forumite
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    Most of the supermarkets will have SIM cards for sale at the checkout, from all the major operators.
    If you need an unlimited SIM for tomorrow, drive to the supermarket and take your pick from the ones on offer. It might not be the absolute cheapest deal but you'll be up and running before bedtime.
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  • ARE007
    ARE007 Posts: 21 Forumite
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    Thanks, will take a run over to one of the supermarkets now.
  • QrizB
    QrizB Posts: 13,822 Forumite
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    ARE007 said:
    Thanks, will take a run over to one of the supermarkets now.
    Do let us know what you end up with, and good luck!
    N. Hampshire, he/him. Octopus Go elec & Tracker gas / Shell BB / Lyca mobi. Ripple Kirk Hill member.
    2.72kWp PV facing SSW installed Jan 2012. 11 x 247w panels, 3.6kw inverter. 30MWh generated, long-term average 2.6 Os.
    Taking a break, hope to be back eventually.
    Ofgem cap table, Ofgem cap explainer. Economy 7 cap explainer. Gas vs E7 vs peak elec heating costs.
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