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    • Former MSE Nick
    • By Former MSE Nick 4th Nov 16, 4:02 PM
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    Former MSE Nick
    Best Sim-only Deals guide Discussion
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    • 4th Nov 16, 4:02 PM
    Best Sim-only Deals guide Discussion 4th Nov 16 at 4:02 PM

    This thread is specifically to discuss

    Best Sim-only Deals

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    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 12-11-2018 at 1:33 PM.
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    • VARoberts
    • By VARoberts 12th Jun 19, 11:10 AM
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    VARoberts
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THREE.

    I get the following for £20 per month Unlimited, Unlimited texts, unlimited data (i use my hotspot for my childrens 2 phones, 1 tablet, 1 PC, firestick all while using my phone) service has never dipped.
    No need for land line or internet provider saves ££'s
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 12th Jun 19, 10:26 PM
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    atlantis187
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THREE.

    I get the following for £20 per month Unlimited, Unlimited texts, unlimited data (i use my hotspot for my childrens 2 phones, 1 tablet, 1 PC, firestick all while using my phone) service has never dipped.
    No need for land line or internet provider saves ££'s
    Originally posted by VARoberts
    how does rest of the family use the internet when your out of the house with your phone then?
    • Tyler Durden UK
    • By Tyler Durden UK 16th Jun 19, 9:16 AM
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    Tyler Durden UK
    Virgin Mobile are doing 10gb for £10 pm (12 month contract). Cashback of £30 available from QC and TCB. Are either of these cashback providers preferred at the moment ?
    • adindas
    • By adindas 20th Jun 19, 6:56 AM
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    adindas
    ID Mobile Data rolled over
    ID mobile Sim only deal is available here
    https://www.idmobile.co.uk/shop/plans/sim-only-deals

    It says data roll over. But it is not clear whether the previous motnhs data will keep adding until the cotract is cancelled or only the last month data.

    So for example Someone is on monthly £5 a month with 1GB data rolling over, 500 min, unlimited text

    June no data used Left over 1GB
    July no data used Left over 1GB
    August no data used Left over 1GB
    September no data used Left over 1GB
    October no data used Left over 1GB

    In November does it mean that a person on this contract will have

    5x1GB GB to be used (keep adding with all of the previous unused data are rolled over, like 1p Mobile Mobile) OR

    just 2x1GB (just the last month allowance is rolled over)?

    Thanks
    Last edited by adindas; 20-06-2019 at 6:58 AM.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 20th Jun 19, 7:17 AM
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    zagubov
    ID mobile Sim only deal is available here
    https://www.idmobile.co.uk/shop/plans/sim-only-deals

    It says data roll over. But it is not clear whether the previous motnhs data will keep adding until the cotract is cancelled or only the last month data.

    So for example Someone is on monthly £5 a month with 1GB data rolling over, 500 min, unlimited text

    June no data used Left over 1GB
    July no data used Left over 1GB
    August no data used Left over 1GB
    September no data used Left over 1GB
    October no data used Left over 1GB

    In November does it mean that a person on this contract will have

    5x1GB GB to be used (keep adding with all of the previous unused data are rolled over, like 1p Mobile Mobile) OR

    just 2x1GB (just the last month allowance is rolled over)?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by adindas
    It's only the previous months data that rolls over.

    Be very careful of buying add-ons. They only get used AFTER you use your normal data allowance and they expire after a month.

    I spent a tenner on 3Gb while abroad and worried about running out.

    It'll expire next week, I've not touched it yet and I'm running low on my monthly amount again.

    If you do buy a data add-on with them, you might want to buy the cheapest possible until you learn your usage rate.

    Having said that they have some very cheap contracts (I'm on 240 mins, 2500 texts and 2.25 Gb for £5, and that's better than most current contracts).
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • adindas
    • By adindas 20th Jun 19, 8:06 AM
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    adindas
    It's only the previous months data that rolls over.

    Be very careful of buying add-ons. They only get used AFTER you use your normal data allowance and they expire after a month.

    I spent a tenner on 3Gb while abroad and worried about running out.

    It'll expire next week, I've not touched it yet and I'm running low on my monthly amount again.

    If you do buy a data add-on with them, you might want to buy the cheapest possible until you learn your usage rate.

    Having said that they have some very cheap contracts (I'm on 240 mins, 2500 texts and 2.25 Gb for £5, and that's better than most current contracts).
    Originally posted by zagubov
    Thanks for clarification.
    Like You I will just be using mostly mostly as a data back up for roamig in the EU Country abroad 1-2 days. So I prefer the pne like 1p mpbile where they keep adding until ypu terminate the contract.

    How did you get 240 mins, 2500 texts and 2.25 Gb for £5, Is it an contract ot it is still available for new customer ??

    Thanks again
    Last edited by adindas; 20-06-2019 at 8:09 AM.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 20th Jun 19, 8:23 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    Thanks for clarification.
    Like You I will just be using mostly mostly as a data back up for roamig in the EU Country abroad 1-2 days. So I prefer the pne like 1p mpbile where they keep adding until ypu terminate the contract.

    How did you get 240 mins, 2500 texts and 2.25 Gb for £5, Is it an contract ot it is still available for new customer ??

    Thanks again
    Originally posted by adindas
    Sky have a £6 a month 2GB deal with UL minutes & texts, all of the unused data rolls overs for up to 3(?) years.
    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 20th Jun 19, 10:52 AM
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    richardc1983
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THREE.

    I get the following for £20 per month Unlimited, Unlimited texts, unlimited data (i use my hotspot for my childrens 2 phones, 1 tablet, 1 PC, firestick all while using my phone) service has never dipped.
    No need for land line or internet provider saves ££'s
    Originally posted by VARoberts
    I am looking to move away from three, horrendous data speeds in Edinburgh, Leeds, Skegness, Manchester, Birmingham.

    When I have been abroad in a feel at home country I cant even stream spotify or play youtube they throttle it that much.
    If you found my post helpful, please remember to press the THANKS button! --->
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 20th Jun 19, 7:05 PM
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    zagubov

    How did you get 240 mins, 2500 texts and 2.25 Gb for £5, Is it an contract ot it is still available for new customer ??

    Thanks again
    Originally posted by adindas
    I saw it online a couple of years ago but they seem to have different deals now with more mins and texts but less data.

    You have to move fast with their deals, they seem to change them frequently.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 26th Jun 19, 3:28 PM
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    Boohoo
    Hey guys,

    I see a lot of people in this forum asking advice on the best place to get SIM card deals.

    I'd like to suggest SimsForFree.couk

    Currently stocking free O2 Sim Cards, including free same day delivery.

    Various deals available, plus 'Double Up' Get x2 data, minutes & texts for 12 months
    Originally posted by joepuntor
    New member promoting a website on 2 different threads.


    I smell fritter's for tea.
    • Ministry of Crab
    • By Ministry of Crab 28th Jun 19, 8:48 AM
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    Ministry of Crab
    I'm on a £7 a month sim only deal with EE and I get 500MB data, 500mins and unllimited texts. The only limit I get close to hitting is the data limit. EE's upgrade options seem seriously overpriced (£16 per month for 1GB!). I'm a bit reluctant to change because I've been paying £7 p/m (peanuts) for as long as I can remember and I don't want to pay a whole lot more.

    I'm thinking of switching to Virgin for either £10 p/m for 10GB or £7 p/m for 2GB but I'm concerned that my monthly price will increase when the 12month contract ends. I can't see in the small print what it might change to.

    Can anyone advise? Also, if anyone has any wider comments about Virgin Mobile. I understand they piggyback on EE network which is partly why I might move to them.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 28th Jun 19, 10:30 AM
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    mobilejunkie
    Forget price increases; they ALL do it (including EE). You're already paying too much. Get a better deal and switch again at the end of that one.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Jun 19, 11:15 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    I'm on a £7 a month sim only deal with EE and I get 500MB data, 500mins and unllimited texts. The only limit I get close to hitting is the data limit. EE's upgrade options seem seriously overpriced (£16 per month for 1GB!). I'm a bit reluctant to change because I've been paying £7 p/m (peanuts) for as long as I can remember and I don't want to pay a whole lot more.

    I'm thinking of switching to Virgin for either £10 p/m for 10GB or £7 p/m for 2GB but I'm concerned that my monthly price will increase when the 12month contract ends. I can't see in the small print what it might change to.

    Can anyone advise? Also, if anyone has any wider comments about Virgin Mobile. I understand they piggyback on EE network which is partly why I might move to them.
    Originally posted by Ministry of Crab
    Phone them and explain you just need a bit more data without a price rise, if it's a no go (I'd be surprised if so) then simply ask for your PAC. If you want a comparison then Sky do UL minutes & texts plus 2GB of data for just £6 a month and you don't need to be a Sky TV or BB customer anymore. Sky use the O2 network BTW.
    • Ministry of Crab
    • By Ministry of Crab 28th Jun 19, 2:44 PM
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    Ministry of Crab
    Phone them and explain you just need a bit more data without a price rise, if it's a no go (I'd be surprised if so) then simply ask for your PAC. If you want a comparison then Sky do UL minutes & texts plus 2GB of data for just £6 a month and you don't need to be a Sky TV or BB customer anymore. Sky use the O2 network BTW.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Thanks so much! I just did this and they quadrupled my data to 2GB for no extra charge. They basically price matched Virgin mobile but also took the cap off my minutes which I hardly use anyway.
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 28th Jun 19, 5:23 PM
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    luvchocolate
    I am with E.E £8 per month all calls unlimited and texts 2 gbt data which is ample for me
    • TomQ
    • By TomQ 3rd Jul 19, 3:19 PM
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    TomQ
    Latest tip (2019-07-03) there is a Three deal (blagged by MSE), but on MSE it says only for New Customers.

    The link takes you to a Three shopping basket with a new sim. £9 for 8GB, Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and importantly the "Personal Hotspot"
    and "Go Roam Around the World". On the Three website it doesn't mention a New Customers restriction. Called the "Advanced" plan.

    As a current customer, I have the "Essentials" plan, £9.22 (22p inflation since I moved to them a few years ago - was £9) for 4GB, Unl Mins, Unl Texts, but not the Hotspot or Roaming. I can see an option to "Upgrade" from this to "Essentials" 8GB but still not the Hotspot or Roaming.

    Has anyone experience in doing this upgrade as I can not see "Essentials" as an option anymore from Three in there store, all seem to be the "Advanced" plan but at a higher price than upgrading through my account or the MSE link (if that will work for me?)?
    • d123
    • By d123 3rd Jul 19, 4:18 PM
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    d123
    Latest tip (2019-07-03) there is a Three deal (blagged by MSE), but on MSE it says only for New Customers.

    The link takes you to a Three shopping basket with a new sim. £9 for 8GB, Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and importantly the "Personal Hotspot"
    and "Go Roam Around the World". On the Three website it doesn't mention a New Customers restriction. Called the "Advanced" plan.

    As a current customer, I have the "Essentials" plan, £9.22 (22p inflation since I moved to them a few years ago - was £9) for 4GB, Unl Mins, Unl Texts, but not the Hotspot or Roaming. I can see an option to "Upgrade" from this to "Essentials" 8GB but still not the Hotspot or Roaming.

    Has anyone experience in doing this upgrade as I can not see "Essentials" as an option anymore from Three in there store, all seem to be the "Advanced" plan but at a higher price than upgrading through my account or the MSE link (if that will work for me?)?
    Originally posted by TomQ
    Three dropped the Essential plans in December 2018, even existing Essential plan customers were allowed to use hotspot from that date.

    Here’s one of the articles about it:

    https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/10/three-uk-quietly-removes-tethering-caps-from-4g-mobile-plans.html
    Last edited by d123; 03-07-2019 at 4:21 PM.
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    • psul
    • By psul 3rd Jul 19, 7:10 PM
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    psul
    My Wife is on the same 4gb essential plan and has just had a letter and an email informing her that she will be moved to the equivalent advance plan for £14 per month unless she contacts them!
    Don't think we'll bother with negotiating as she can get a similar tariff cheaper than she's already paying from Vodafone and ID.
    • d123
    • By d123 3rd Jul 19, 8:52 PM
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    d123
    My Wife is on the same 4gb essential plan and has just had a letter and an email informing her that she will be moved to the equivalent advance plan for £14 per month unless she contacts them!
    Don't think we'll bother with negotiating as she can get a similar tariff cheaper than she's already paying from Vodafone and ID.
    Originally posted by psul
    Chances are she’ll get offered a plan at or just under the current plan if she rings up to leave.
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    • TomQ
    • By TomQ 4th Jul 19, 12:49 PM
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    TomQ
    So. Speaking to Three via the rubbish chat (breaks after a few messages - use a pc if you’re doing this) and a phone call. Three think that the £9 contract is with Money Saving Expert. Not with Three
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