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  • roversbabe
    roversbabe Posts: 1,008 Forumite
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    idiot wrote:
    hi, i know you said they don't do it for you, but rollies are the way to go. i was on 40 marlboros a day before i started to sort my life out. now a £2.61 12.5 gram bag of golden virginia lasts me 3-4 days. if you are a but ham fisted and can't roll for about £3 you can buy a rolling machine from any tobacconists, which pops out perfect rolls, put in a filter and you wouldn't know the difference.

    I've used a rollie machine and filters for years and to be honest, I prefer the taste to tailor made cigs - saved me a fortune over the years. Mind you, I'd save more by quitting :D
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  • Turning_into_scrooge
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    loz925 wrote:
    Hi just wanted to say with regards to your mobile phone bill, o2 do a sim only package. You pay direct debit like contract except you are not contracted to them for any amount of time. I pay £25 per month line rental which seems a lot but this actually gives me 200 anytime minutes and 1000 free texts, yes one thousand free texts. I have saved quite a bit on my phone bill with this as I tend to text quite a lot. Hope this may be of some help to you.

    I have a free O2 sim card that for £10 a month gives me 300 free text messages and £10 of calls. Do you actually get through 1000 text messages a month as i can't get throguh 300?
  • MW84
    MW84 Posts: 35 Forumite
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    I have a free O2 sim card that for £10 a month gives me 300 free text messages and £10 of calls. Do you actually get through 1000 text messages a month as i can't get throguh 300?

    Looking at a few different tarrifs which will be benefit to me. I think I need around 300minutes (X-Network) and 300 texts. Only company I have found which is relatively cheap is 3 but there coverage up here is appauling. Any ideas?
  • ceegee
    ceegee Posts: 856 Forumite
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    MW84 wrote:

    also smoke about 20 a day!



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    :idea: You are cordially invited to join us down the pub :beer::

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=38742

    where there are many of us fighting this addiction and there is plenty of support and encouragement! You can do exciting things like monitor your progress...see mine below. :j

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  • Turning_into_scrooge
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    MW84 wrote:
    Looking at a few different tarrifs which will be benefit to me. I think I need around 300minutes (X-Network) and 300 texts. Only company I have found which is relatively cheap is 3 but there coverage up here is appauling. Any ideas?

    The £10 a month actually lasts me 2 months :T - 1 month with free text messages 300, i don't phone make many calls, if any, and 1 month using the £10 for text messages, I then top up again for the free text messages and whats left over from the £10 previously added on covers any emergency phone calls that i have to make. I used to have a vodafone on monthly conract which was £25 per month with 50 text messages and 100 mins of free calls. I'm quids in with my O2 sim card. Have a look on the telephones board as you will propable get more help on this on there :)
  • LoLo
    LoLo Posts: 545 Forumite
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    I usually get through bout 700 texts a month, maybe more. I have a job where I am on my own and it gets boring so very easy to use lots of texts having a conversation with someone. Before I changed tariff I was spending bout £65 a month on my phone bill mainly through texts. Before this tariff I got 500 texts but that was not enough.
  • youngandreckless
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    Hi MW,

    Phone wise I would agree with you trying a sim only plan as that way you can get out of it at any time and you get more for your money than payg. Have a look on the vodafone website aswell as O2 as they both do it.
    If you stay with Orange get a plan online or via phone as they're the better ones. I pay £30 for 200 x network mins and 500 texts, but if I remember rightly there are other ones that are heavier on mins rather than texts.
    My sister has upgraded to contract, but rather than keep the new phone she sold it (eBay I think) and made a few quid out of it (although sim only means you keep your old phone/get one elsewhere).
    Good Luck
    Y&R x
    Quit smoking 18/08/07
  • scroogey
    scroogey Posts: 160 Forumite
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    MW84 wrote:
    Also at Uni, as I say I pay £10 per day parking, unfortunatly where I go (Newcastle) there is hardly anywhere to park cheap. Everywhere is at least £1 an hour and I am there from 8:30 to 18:00 - obviousally not there till Sep now tho!

    Behind central station there is a council car park, (near the telegraph pub I think) that charges 20p an hour! Obviously it fills up quickly but might be worth looking into, and what about the park and ride cark park near manors metro? surely that's less than £10 a day? Both car parks are within walking distance of newcastle uni. Or park and ride at kingston park?
    And if you still want to eat out in newcastle, check out the Grainger Market there are some lovely sandwich shops in there that are very cheap!
    Also just outside of newcastle, next to Manors metro there are a few pubs that to really good cheap food. Feel free to PM me if you want more details
  • Corric
    Corric Posts: 3 Newbie
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    MW84 wrote:
    Looking at a few different tarrifs which will be benefit to me. I think I need around 300minutes (X-Network) and 300 texts. Only company I have found which is relatively cheap is 3 but there coverage up here is appauling. Any ideas?

    Hi MW84,

    Not sure if this helps, it certainly worked for me though.

    When I was coming up to my contract end with Orange, I called them up and asked to be put through to the disconnections team. Where I proceeded to tell them that as I was coming up to the end of my contract I had been looking around for a better deal and that the salesman at 02 had offered me a really good deal. SO what is the disconnection procedure.
    They will ask you at that stage what the deal was, I said that I had been offered 500 xNetwork anytime minutes for £25 pm.
    They immediatelt offered to match it. Not only that I got a nice new snazzy phone to go with it.

    You could try doing the same but asking for less minutes and more texts and see if it works.

    HTH, all the best.

    Corric
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