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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 25th Aug 11, 2:05 PM
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    MSE Guy
    MSE News: Mobile phone apathy costs users 100s
    • #1
    • 25th Aug 11, 2:05 PM
    MSE News: Mobile phone apathy costs users 100s 25th Aug 11 at 2:05 PM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Millions of mobile phone users have never switched provider so could be missing out on huge savings, a report claims ..."

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  • amjustagirl
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    Save 47% on Vodafone SIM Only

    Expires: 04 Sep 2011


    Earn 100 cashback for a 12 month SIM Only (15.50 tariff). Effectively 7.17 a month after cashback for up to 300 minutes, 3000 texts and 250MB of data (more details)



    This seems like an even better deal then what am paying, what am confused about would it revert back tp 15.50 per mth once the 12 mth deal is up? Find these things a bit confusing at times!


    Thanks
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 26th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Percy1983
    It won't revert to 15.50 a month, you will be paying 15.50 for the whole contract, just you will end up with 100 in your bank to offset it (effectively giving you 7.17 a month charge).

    The sums:
    15.50 x 12 = 186.
    Cashback = -100
    Total 86

    86 / 12 is 7.17 a month
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  • amjustagirl
    Not sure whether its worth it then hmmm, short term saving in a year but after that if i couldnt get a good as a deal then maybe not worth it! Oh well will keep my eyes peeled
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 26th Aug 11, 12:05 PM
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    Percy1983
    Well quite simply after the year you review whats out there and move again as there is always more deals.

    I have been Orange-O2-Tmobile so far.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
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    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
  • amjustagirl
    can you send me the link for this deal you got for your dad-
    Just got a 12 month sim only with t-mobile at 10 a month for 300 minutes/texts and unlimited internet for my dad.

    Think am gunna go with that.
    Cheers
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 26th Aug 11, 12:14 PM
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    grumbler
    Not sure whether its worth it then hmmm, short term saving in a year but after that if i couldnt get a good as a deal then maybe not worth it! Oh well will keep my eyes peeled
    Originally posted by amjustagirl
    And that's what they call 'apathy'.

    Having said that it probably was not the best deal for you because your actual requirements (minutes, texts, data) remain unknown.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

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    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 26th Aug 11, 12:18 PM
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    Percy1983
    Should be on there, change the booster to internet booster for the unlimited internet.

    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/sim-only/tariffs/

    I believe quidco is 50 for that deal now (was on offer at 80 when he got it).

    Either way its:
    10.21 x 12 = 122.52 less 50 cashback is 72.52 divde by 12 is 6.04 a month and afterwards you are letf with a 10.21 a month contract until you find another deal.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
  • amjustagirl
    I've gone with the samsung galaxy ace deal. Been approved so new cheaper phone here i come
    Thanks for the help
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 26th Aug 11, 1:40 PM
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    Percy1983
    Good stuff, just remember when this contract is up have another look.
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    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
  • amjustagirl
    Yes i will do Works out the contract will be 7.50 a mth for the next 24 mths after i trade my current phone in at fonebank.com
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 26th Aug 11, 2:29 PM
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    Percy1983
    Good work, glad this article has got one more person on board.

    On another thought, to a point the people over paying help us keep our bills cheap so lets not tell everybody.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
  • Hammyman
    I just switched from Orange to 3. On Orange I was getting 400 minutes, some stupid amount of texts and 500MB internet for 25 a month on a 24 month contract.

    Gone SIM only to 3. Now get 600 minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB internet for 15 a month on a 12 month contract. HOWEVER, Quidco had 81 cashback so its only cost me 8.25 a month. So 1/3 of the cost for a 50% increase in calls, about the same texts and double the internet.

    Thankyou.
  • tagq2
    number porting
    What about number porting issues?

    Doesn't the number always get charged as if still with the original firm?

    Don't some firms refuse to take on existing numbers for particular services (e.g. switching PAYG/contract)?

    Isn't there the risk that you choose a bad company which ends up reallocating your number (e.g. if you don't top-up for some short period)?
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 29th Aug 11, 9:40 PM
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    grumbler
    What about number porting issues?
    Originally posted by tagq2
    What issues?
    Doesn't the number always get charged as if still with the original firm?
    No
    Don't some firms refuse to take on existing numbers for particular services (e.g. switching PAYG/contract)?
    Never heard of this.
    If you mean staying with the same company, this is not porting. Of course, they can refuse switching to a contract. And they can refuse switching to PAYG if you have not passed the minimum term of your contract .
    Isn't there the risk that you choose a bad company which ends up reallocating your number (e.g. if you don't top-up for some short period)?
    Good companies do the same. This depends on your definition of "short". You cannot keep the number infinitely without topping up OR making chargeable calls (every 180 days usually).
    Last edited by grumbler; 29-08-2011 at 9:47 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
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