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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 27th Mar 15, 12:27 PM
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    MSE News: BT returns to the mobile market but are its deals any good?
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    • 27th Mar 15, 12:27 PM
    MSE News: BT returns to the mobile market but are its deals any good? 27th Mar 15 at 12:27 PM
    BT has re-entered the mobile market this week with a range of Sim-only mobile deals ...

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    BT returns to the mobile market but are its deals any good?




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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 27th Mar 15, 12:52 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 12:52 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 12:52 PM
    What network /masts are BT using ?
    EE or another ?
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 27th Mar 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:05 PM
    BT wants to buy EE, subject to Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approval (which, personally, I hope they don't get - BT had a mobile network about 10+ years ago, which they sold to Telefonica).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 27th Mar 15, 1:21 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:21 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:21 PM
    The deals aren't that great...
    Carriers need to realise people want more data, not minutes or texts.

    I get: 5000 (may as well call it unlimited) / 500 mins / 1Gb data for 10 a month with Tesco.
    Not interested in more texts or minutes, but nobody can currently beat that so I see no need to look around right now.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 27th Mar 15, 1:43 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:43 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 1:43 PM
    "The move is a forerunner to BT's 12.5 million buy-out of EE,"


    Really? EE is so c**p that it's only worth 12.5 million?
    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 27th Mar 15, 3:58 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 3:58 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 3:58 PM
    Pincher - Thank you for flagging that, you're correct, it should say billion. We've corrected this in the piece.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 27th Mar 15, 7:37 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 7:37 PM
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    • 27th Mar 15, 7:37 PM
    Damn fat fingers.....
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 28th Mar 15, 1:10 PM
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    • 28th Mar 15, 1:10 PM
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    • 28th Mar 15, 1:10 PM
    I hardly ever use my mobile - however wife and children use their phones far more.


    We have BT Broadband Infinity and BT Sport on a Sky platform


    If you get the SIM from BT, do the minutes/data 'roll over' each month, or is the slate scrubbed and you start again with 'X'mins and 'Y'data.


    Secondary question; is it normal for any credit left in time/data to 'roll over'? My wife tells me that she had PAYG with Orange and added money as and when required. Apparently Orange has been taken over by EE and now any credit is scrubbed at the end of the month.
    Last edited by Cardew; 28-03-2015 at 1:15 PM.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 29th Mar 15, 4:41 PM
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    • 29th Mar 15, 4:41 PM
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    • 29th Mar 15, 4:41 PM
    My landline and broadband are with EE (mobile with 3). Looks like I'll have to find a new broadband provider once BT buy EE and merge the broadband into it's own service.

    No way am I going back to that old dinosaur.
    • jessmist
    • By jessmist 29th Mar 15, 7:12 PM
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    I hardly ever use my mobile - however wife and children use their phones far more.


    We have BT Broadband Infinity and BT Sport on a Sky platform


    If you get the SIM from BT, do the minutes/data 'roll over' each month, or is the slate scrubbed and you start again with 'X'mins and 'Y'data.


    Secondary question; is it normal for any credit left in time/data to 'roll over'? My wife tells me that she had PAYG with Orange and added money as and when required. Apparently Orange has been taken over by EE and now any credit is scrubbed at the end of the month.
    Originally posted by Cardew
    The minutes and data will not roll over.
    • Blaketon
    • By Blaketon 1st Apr 15, 2:50 PM
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    I had a web chat with a BT adviser and was told that the minutes do carry over.
    • jessmist
    • By jessmist 1st Apr 15, 7:27 PM
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    I had a web chat with a BT adviser and was told that the minutes do carry over.
    Originally posted by Blaketon
    That's a shock as i have never known any of the networks carry any unused minutes over.
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 2nd Apr 15, 8:23 AM
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    You should ask on Twitter as I suspect the advisor was wrong.
    Twitter = different platform.
    • jhp
    • By jhp 2nd Apr 15, 8:33 AM
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    I had a web chat with a BT adviser and was told that the minutes do carry over.
    Originally posted by Blaketon
    But the minutes dont roll over. No providers offer this type of facility anymore.
    • jhp
    • By jhp 2nd Apr 15, 8:40 AM
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    Dont forget if you have a smartphone, you can use any BT inclusive minutes you have on your landline on your mobile.

    http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/40735/~/how-does-the-bt-smarttalk-app-work-and-what-are-the-benefits%3F
    Last edited by jhp; 02-04-2015 at 8:43 AM.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 2nd Apr 15, 10:36 AM
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    Did BT not already have a MVNO a few years back. What happened to this?
    • chanz4
    • By chanz4 7th Apr 15, 7:24 AM
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    people found flaws in its stop the clock system
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
    • macman
    • By macman 7th Apr 15, 8:01 AM
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    Even poor old BT could hardly make EE's dire customer service any worse...could they?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • DavinaMc
    • By DavinaMc 5th Jan 16, 4:54 PM
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    I've gone for the BT 5 SIM offer, I applied for the SIM in November & there was a ITUNES voucher offer advertised. I filled in the form and waited 30 days + . I've chased today and I've been told there was no ITunes offer in November even though I applied for the vouchers on the BT website? Any help to get the vouchers would be greatly received. I have my email from BT saying I've applied for the vouchers 16/11/15.
    • steveE2
    • By steveE2 5th Jan 16, 6:03 PM
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    I've gone for the BT 5 SIM offer, I applied for the SIM in November & there was a ITUNES voucher offer advertised. I filled in the form and waited 30 days + . I've chased today and I've been told there was no ITunes offer in November even though I applied for the vouchers on the BT website? Any help to get the vouchers would be greatly received. I have my email from BT saying I've applied for the vouchers 16/11/15.
    Originally posted by DavinaMc
    When in November did you apply for the sim?
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