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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Jul 15, 10:51 PM
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    Atasas
    PAYG/(rolling 1) Monthly Data hungry SIM only plans, allawances
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    • 14th Jul 15, 10:51 PM
    PAYG/(rolling 1) Monthly Data hungry SIM only plans, allawances 14th Jul 15 at 10:51 PM
    2018 February re'start is on page 15

    (keep on updating)
    Hi Guys,
    I've got my "PAC-Porting Authority Code" from "3.co.uk" (to transfer number) and will not be going back to them again, due to the fact of them cooperating, with scammers, that I have been billed for by them as my behalf.(long story)
    Also, I am staunch supporter of "underdog", so "big networks" are not of interest to me any-more. (or to have their plans discussed on this thread please!)
    Same goes about contracts (for over a month)- just can not stand being chained up to none and hope it makes sense to the same way thinking MoneySavers

    I'd like SIM (network), with a 10Gb+ data allowance and 100-200 min PM (pay Monthly or PAYG )plan, hoever stumbling with one's that would allow tethering to my SIM'lesss tablet....

    Considering what "operators" are selling is air and contracts, but none are committed to real service for that money...Networks are long established, no real work for more or less money happens truly, its only trickery in "plans" as how to make more money of us.
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/piggybacking

    The "medium supplier", that fitted my bill, has been TallkMobile (uses Voda network),

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    (had it- tested- not good at all)
    I've ordered (haven't used as yet, due to known "quality" of CS)Vectone SIM for the half (or even less) of those advertised money a month, by big competitors and yes, I know, they had "down time" and generally awful service, but possibly worth a plunge?
    http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/
    Vectone Pay as You Go £10
    Unlimited Mins, "Unlimited Data" (5GB really), Unlimited Texts, Free Sim
    This bundle only last for 30 days from date of purchase. So you would have to keep topping up £10 a month to continue it.
    SnowTiger link to T&C's
    http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/google/vmukgglnationalbundleext.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjw8qetBR Cj6vKH8IC_kwoSJADGQ8dSYQOxFhqYL-G5FIpraIDnybrNdN_5bg6uh65Y9kZuXBoC1qTw_wcB
    Terms and Conditions [-]
    Post 5GB Data speed reduces from 3G to 2G
    .....
    Their Twitter- https://twitter.com/VectoneMobileUK

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    (expired, sold to BT, offeres hardly going to be great in future)
    (one more ) Actual EE network provider ("big" network)
    http://shop.ee.co.uk/campaigns/summer-sim-from-ee
    This might keep you going for a couple of months: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-summer-sim-payg-50-mins-50-texts-100gb-p-m-200gb-total-data-10-00-2247227.

    100GBytes of data for two months. Apparently it's not the first time EE has ran this promotion.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    Fuller review: https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-ee-mobile-any-good/
    (Ordered SIM (despite them being "big network"), will use as main number for the period of the offer, for data. )
    [update] it is going well! good reception, unsure, what I'll have to do, if offer ends and no similar promotion would be made. Decent coverage, however nothing to be jumping up and down over for.

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    (tested and in my experience SLOOOWWWW and only truly allows 5GB)
    Next on my list is GiffGaff (got SIM already, but not using it yet, not the best network for me, not tethering price is any sensible), which notably is degrading in its service (or lost "the edge of competitiveness), prices rising, CS is just manageable, but attractive option, but O2 3g-4g network has never been known for data transfer quality. Many users leaving GG, because of this aspect.
    https://www.giffgaff.com/freesim-goodybag20?_ms=234&_msd=HotUKDeals&xid=47868
    2,000 minutes+ (unlimited data)+ unlimited texts+Free calls & texts to other giffgaff numbers

    Newtork (PiggyBack- O2) (3G, not 4G package)
    Tethering- not allowed, threats over throttling and ban's, in practice there are posters saying, that some do "slip" but does not allow tethering
    or this £15 plan
    £15 goodybag rates

    Calls, texts, call forwarding and video calls to giffgaff Free
    Voice calls to other UK mobiles, landlines and call forwarding (per minute) 10p after the inclusive
    minutes in goodybag
    Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines Unlimited
    Voicemail (per call) 8p after the inclusive
    minutes in goodybag
    Mobile Internet 5GB
    2p/MB after
    the inclusive
    internet in goodybag
    Free phone numbers (starting 080 & 0500) Free
    BlackBerry Internet Service Free
    More info on pricing

    What happens if I exceed 5GB?
    If you've used up your 5GB allowance before your goodybag expires, you will be charged at 2p/MB for the remaining life of your goodybag, but once your goodybag expires, standard rates will apply.

    Early repurchase
    If you run out of data or minutes don!!!8217;t worry, you can start enjoying your next goodybag with an early repurchase.

    Tethering
    Tethering is permitted on the £15 goodybag and will work on all smartphones with an inbuilt tethering feature.

    Unlimited texts
    We are unlimited for personal mobile use - but not for commercial and automated use.

    Free to giffgaff
    You need to top up by top-up voucher, top up by credit /debit card or buy a goodybag with your credit or debit card at least every 3 months to receive free giffgaff to giffgaff calls. If you don't, other UK rates will apply as above. The free giffgaff to giffgaff calls last for 60 minutes per call, so you need to hang up and re-dial if you want to keep talking for free.
    review
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-giffgaff-mobile-any-good/
    Their community (forum), no need to have active SIM to join
    https://community.giffgaff.com/
    Their twitter
    https://twitter.com/giffgaff

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    (changed supplier to "three", changed tariffs, not great at all)
    Next (medium competitor) ThePeoplesOperator "TPO"
    https://www.thepeoplesoperator.com/PAYM-Order-Review-Tariff/?//23/&awc=5675_1436803241_cef7b671243164df45d5a05c84883 156&source=aw&utm_source=AW&utm_medium=AW&utm_camp aign=SIM%20Deals%20AW&awc=5675_1436906461_ad155ad2 610f536069c740b626783829
    Grab The Invincible Deal - Unlimited mins, texts and 31GB of data for just £19.99 p/m on a 30-day rolling contract.

    The best mobile service
    We're on the UK's biggest 3G network, which means you're completely covered. Plus, whenever you need support, you can talk 7 days a week to our UK-based, in-house Help team.

    Network- EE piggyBack
    Tethering Not allowed, but peeps Do use it in practice... Not an 4G plan
    Full'er review:
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-the-peoples-operator-any-good/
    Their twitter
    https://twitter.com/TPOuk

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    (tested, support and in general "grab money" attitude- awful network to deal with
    Next iD Mobile
    http://www.idmobile.co.uk/shop/plans/sim-only#tariff_data=([10000 TO *] OR "-1")
    CarPhoneWarehouse Brand
    £20.00 PCM 2000 Min, 5000 Tx'ts, Unlimited Internet per month
    4G- yes;

    Expired offer, currently is offering 10GB data only!
    Network (three.co.uk piggyBack)
    Tethering Not allowed, but used in practice by some posters, however, some received "Ban" notices"
    Full'er review
    https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-id-mobile-any-good/

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    and here comes smaller suppliers, with least credibility for service (not many "fannboys"), however they represent better value for money, than "big one's":

    GTMobile
    http://www.gtmobile.co.uk/en/bundle
    Smart 12 With 4G BEST SELLERS £ 12 30 days Get with this plan Call 1000 minutes Text Unlimited texts Data 2GB data Text Free GT to GT calls and texts* Free calls Free calls to 0800, 0808 & 0500 numbers
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    (great offers via switch and similar currently)
    LIFE Mobile
    http://life-mobile.co.uk/
    LIFE £5 SIM Only 250 500 250Mb £5 BUY
    LIFE £8 SIM Only 750 Unlimited 500Mb £8 BUY
    LIFE £12 SIM Only 1500 Unlimited 1Gb £12 BUY
    LIFE £15 SIM Only Unlimited Unlimited 3Gb £15
    BUT data (what matters to me) is dear, regardless, they Use EE 3G-4G network service
    Does allow tethering!
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    Really bashed about for the CS and other issues
    LYCA Mobile
    http://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/bundles
    £15 1000 Minutes +Unlimited SMS 3 GB
    National Data
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    New tariffs and offers changed again, worth keeping an eye over )
    TalkMobile (Vodafone network PiggyBack)
    http://talkmobile.co.uk/upgrades/sim-only
    Small 30 day SIM Only 250 Minutes 5000 Texts 100MB Data 30 day £7.50 a month
    Medium 30 day SIM Only 500 Minutes 5000 Texts 500MB Data 30 day £10.00 a month
    Large 30 day SIM Only 750 Minutes 5000 Texts 1GB Data 30 day £12.50 a month
    X-Large 30 day SIM Only 1000 Minutes 5000 Texts 2GB Data 30 day £15.00 a month
    (not of interest or value or recommendation, but if one has Vodafone network reception only?)
    Fuller review: https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-talkmobile-any-good/
    also, read this! https://www.cable.co.uk/news/talkmobile-customers-hit-by-huge-data-bills-in-spite-of-usage-caps-700000391/

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    (horrendous support, tested)
    and last on this List Delight Mobile
    http://www.delightmobile.co.uk/#
    £20 £15 Bundle- Unlimited UK Minutes, Unlimited UK Texts, Unlimited Data (? ), Unlimited Delight to Delight
    (OK, what I've learned- Delight is a "side-kick" of Vectone, CS- bad mannered, clueless- atrocious! and value ways its lesser of an offer to actual Vectone..
    Experience so far... not great!

    !!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!! !8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;.!!! 8230;....!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;! !!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;................... .......
    (tested, liked, but data allowance are too small for what I need)
    One more to the list
    Tello
    (uses "Hutchinson"- 3.co.uk network, 3G-4G service)

    Buy top-up registering, get a SIM and enjoy, no strings/contracts usage!
    add-ons:
    https://tello.co.uk/buy/data_bundles
    £7.50 3GB PCM
    or 500 MB £2/month

    Best Pay As You Go SIM
    UK & Mobile 3p /min
    SMS 3p /SMS
    Data 1p /MB
    International Pay As You Go
    Rates from UK to
    Spain 2p /min
    Italy 2.1p /min
    Germany 2.2p /min...
    etc etc

    I've ordered sim for 500MB data (£2.00), afterwards using PayPal, top up add ons- balance, not bundles
    and rest as top-ups as per required
    https://tello.co.uk/buy/pay_as_you_go
    (posted further on)
    Bit about Tello
    I don't have 4G device, my 3 SIM 3G phone have failed any (sensible) reception, unless I enable data via this network-SIM. It is issue in Multi-Sim devices, but 2g service as per 3.co.uk network is dire. Once set data connection via Tello (renamed it from 3 UK 01 to Tello, own-self, due to known feeling towards 3) everything is OK
    On a positive note, support is decent and with all of the fiddling about, US (still,with some, not American, accent) based advisor called me back twice to see, as how do I get on. Seemed helpful, not rude and willing to help- Kudos!

    Not bad service overall, good value and considering 3.co.uk reception seems "second best" in tests is good enough to say, that I am pleased, do recommend it, but not "over the moon".
    Another... "Downside" I've ordered it, topped up etc by PayPal, it kinda wants CC... not keen yet, reading about "big rip-off" networks contracts and £1000's of pounds worth of horrors.
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    cable.co.uk stalled reviewing and providing better deals
    as for technical
    https://www.cable.co.uk/reviews/page-2/
    In depth- technical review of each (most sub're'providers), unfortunately, they can not keep up with actual deals or comparisons
    One of Key factors is main network coverage
    http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/mobile-phones/4G/mobile-coverage-checker/ or
    http://opensignal.com/coverage-maps/UK/
    However, they are inaccurate and in my experience data (3G-4G) is important factor considering new supplier, in (poor 3-4G signal) areas 2G coverage is vital to be able to make phone calls.
    My last word on Multi-Sim (multi-plan) user perspective- Get one, that is good for data and value for data, the other one from different network, with known good 2G coverage-service! ?
    Last edited by Atasas; 17-02-2018 at 5:14 PM.
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    • d123
    • By d123 8th Mar 18, 11:06 AM
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    d123
    1024
    Originally posted by Atasas
    1024MB is now called a GiB (gibibyte)

    If you actually read the posts in a thread you could have already educated yourself to the differences between a gigabyte and gibibyte.

    A gigabyte has only been standardised as 1000MB for between 1 and 2 decades depending on which Standards body you refer to...

    In 1998 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published standards for binary prefixes, requiring that the gigabyte strictly denote 10003 bytes and gibibyte denote 10243 bytes. By the end of 2007, the IEC Standard had been adopted by the IEEE, EU, and NIST, and in 2009 it was incorporated in the International System of Quantities.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

    wish you didn't puoup every single thread
    Without being entirely sure how to puoup, I'd just say that one day a genie could make your wishes come true, Aladdin, so choose them well...
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    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 8th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
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    Inigo Montoya
    FYI : it possible in the past day or so my speed might have been throttled as i now seem to be getting only around 0.5 Mbps or less as opposed to the original 2 to 5 Mbps

    Either that or its a temporary issue

    If its throttling I still got over 15GB unthrottled at 3G speed on the vectone SIM
    - Ive used around 19GB as of today, 99% of which is via tethering

    Also just to clarify the £7.50 i paid was for the first month only - £15 after that
    - however I dont plan on using these sims for more than 1 month at a time - will just order a new £7.50 sim each time Im away from home & my LL BB
    Last edited by Inigo Montoya; 08-03-2018 at 12:03 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 8th Mar 18, 9:04 PM
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    Atasas
    FYI : it possible in the past day or so my speed might have been throttled as i now seem to be getting only around 0.5 Mbps or less as opposed to the original 2 to 5 Mbps

    Either that or its a temporary issue

    If its throttling I still got over 15GB unthrottled at 3G speed on the vectone SIM
    - Ive used around 19GB as of today, 99% of which is via tethering

    Also just to clarify the £7.50 i paid was for the first month only - £15 after that
    - however I dont plan on using these sims for more than 1 month at a time - will just order a new £7.50 sim each time Im away from home & my LL BB
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    I had mine yesterday, just way too busy to change, activate and deal with ATM... also, load remains to use up on old EE

    £7.50 deal has been pulled, so... you'll be ripped off, as I am :P 30GB- £10
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 8th Mar 18, 10:07 PM
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    Atasas
    one more- the £10 deal, says clearly- NO restrictions! (documented)
    • d123
    • By d123 8th Mar 18, 10:55 PM
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    d123
    one more- the £10 deal, says clearly- NO restrictions! (documented)
    Originally posted by Atasas
    Do you mean the Vectone offer linked by Kernel Sanders? If so, where did you see it guaranteeing no restrictions?

    Clicking his link at https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/bundles/uk-plans
    takes you to the page of UK plans.

    The £10 offer says:
    Use of any of Vectone Mobile services requires acceptance of Vectone Mobile Standard Terms and Conditions found at https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

    And the T&C's it leads to says the following:

    UK Plan is valid for calls from the UK to standard international landline and mobile numbers only and for customers with the UK & International Savers (plan prices may change from time to time subject to promotional offers).

    Note that promotional credit (credit which Vectone mobile has given to customers for free) cannot be used for the offer. The offer is for non-commercial, private, personal use only Vectone mobile reserves the right to withdraw or suspend the offer or to disconnect you if we suspect that offer is being used for commercial purposes, for conferencing, or if it is not being used in a handset (in a SIM box for example), or if it is being used for tethering.

    Fair usage policy: In order to avoid fraudulent and/or commercial misuse, SMS usage is subject to a fair use policy of 100 SMS per day. Once your usage reaches this amount, your SMS feature will get blocked and you will need to contact our Customer Service Team to justify your usage and get it unblocked.

    Vectone mobile reserves the right to replace or amend the offer or change rates or these Terms & Conditions or to withdraw the offer at any time on reasonable notice.
    So plenty of restrictions there...

    Or are you not referring to the 30GB £10 Vectone offer anymore?
    Last edited by d123; 08-03-2018 at 10:59 PM. Reason: Remove !!!8217; bug
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    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 9th Mar 18, 12:04 PM
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    Inigo Montoya
    one more- the £10 deal, says clearly- NO restrictions! (documented)
    Originally posted by Atasas
    Pretty sure Im throttled now & its not a glitch - however my speed did increase late last night & into the early hours so maybe its only throttled during peak times

    I'd be surprised if different plans had different throttling

    Watch out for throttling after you've used around half your data

    Possibly theres also a time based element to when throttling gets added eg the system periodically checks your usage & if you've hit a certain data usage limit then you get throttled (i.e. it doesnt get added immediately you hit the limit) - that would explain previous reports of throttling after 10GB i.e. I managed to use another 5GB before the system caught up

    Be interested to see if same thing happens to you

    As I will be ordering a new sim each time Im away from home then I should at least be able to get a perod of time where I dont get throttled, 0.2 to 0.5 Mbps isnt much fun

    thankfully no tethering block so can live with it

    also of note is that the ebay EE sims have come down in price eg
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-Trio-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-DATA-10-CREDIT-Valid-for-30-Days/152937023394?hash=item239bc1c7a2:g:0mQAAOSwVlVaGcM 5

    edit 10/3/18 :

    the £7.50 deal is back again today for whatever reason ie
    https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/vmbundle/subscribe/MTFAQDE1ODNAQEZTQlM=
    Last edited by Inigo Montoya; 10-03-2018 at 3:54 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 10th Mar 18, 4:32 PM
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    Atasas
    Pretty sure Im throttled now & its not a glitch - however my speed did increase late last night & into the early hours so maybe its only throttled during peak times

    I'd be surprised if different plans had different throttling
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    That's the feeling I get, that they DO, exactly that, my worry, is that they keep on changing and swapping everything without any regard to user
    On the top of that, most-all main networks (EE in this case) do that to their MVNO's- as I had to experience with Giff-Gaff, binned their card, as data was unbearable, impossible worse than slowish O2 speed.
    Watch out for throttling after you've used around half your data
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    Will do
    Possibly theres also a time based element to when throttling gets added eg the system periodically checks your usage & if you've hit a certain data usage limit then you get throttled (i.e. it doesnt get added immediately you hit the limit) - that would explain previous reports of throttling after 10GB i.e. I managed to use another 5GB before the system caught up

    Be interested to see if same thing happens to you
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    For now, I can report, they are a tad slower, than EE on 4G!!!! yes, I've had hard time setting up, fed up, set everything on Vectone 4G, mundio or something and it works, however, without having it left on automatic, reception is "choppy" least to say
    As I will be ordering a new sim each time Im away from home then I should at least be able to get a perod of time where I dont get throttled, 0.2 to 0.5 Mbps isnt much fun

    thankfully no tethering block so can live with it

    also of note is that the ebay EE sims have come down in price eg
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EE-4G-Trio-SIM-Card-Preloaded-With-10GB-DATA-10-CREDIT-Valid-for-30-Days/152937023394?hash=item239bc1c7a2:g:0mQAAOSwVlVaGcM 5
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    not sure, if I could be bothered, to go back to them
    edit 10/3/18 :

    the £7.50 deal is back again today for whatever reason ie
    https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/vmbundle/subscribe/MTFAQDE1ODNAQEZTQlM=
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    Not a fan of such karate chops of a business practice .

    My feedback on using Vectone
    system is poor in every single respect
    For starters British Code (+44) or locally used (0) for all purposes on vectone (44)... I'm dumbstruck by this "invention"

    Data counter unavailable, however in allowances section- figures are truly confusing (in red)

    (had bit of a "fear", they'll start my plan on the date of order/purchase, but no- 08/03/18, as I first inserted it)

    so far- works not too bad, will turn Data Provider back to default- automatic in settings, will see, how it'll go, but pennies for value- OK'ish deal... (so far!!!!)

    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 10th Mar 18, 5:54 PM
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    Atasas
    Yup, that counter definitely works!
    (shocked to have used THAT much already), also it seems to represent
    ~100kb units????


    22.787.5 remaining...
    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 11th Mar 18, 4:04 PM
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    Inigo Montoya
    if you dial *1260# then IIRC the units left are shown in mb

    you also might want to see if you can turn off auto top-up on your account because it wont let me on my account

    my understanding is that if you turn off auto topup then you cant be auto charged if you go past 30GB because according to a customer support monkey grinder the data charges have to come out of credit on your account
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 11th Mar 18, 6:57 PM
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    Atasas
    if you dial *1260# then IIRC the units left are shown in mb

    you also might want to see if you can turn off auto top-up on your account because it wont let me on my account

    my understanding is that if you turn off auto topup then you cant be auto charged if you go past 30GB because according to a customer support monkey grinder the data charges have to come out of credit on your account
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya


    IF to un-click amount - there's no option to activate or deactivate auto-top-up... so seems fair!
    You taken up the deal of £7.50 for a first month and £15 there-after, and in accordance to their (additional) throttling down terms...

    I get options, in accordance to what I agreed on and can stop auto-top-up, only get throttled down by actual EE network (in accordance to their "policies£ of prioritising MVNO's clients...

    Pickle I have remaining, will I get my £15 credit, once my number will be ported over (on Wed), as advertised for doing so. If not, I'll complain, if yes, that'll be 30gb+30gb + another fiver for a third month to be steal of a deal for a tenner!
    Last edited by Atasas; 11-03-2018 at 7:30 PM.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 11th Mar 18, 7:12 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    the £7.50 deal is back again today for whatever reason ie
    https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/vmbundle/subscribe/MTFAQDE1ODNAQEZTQlM=
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    The T&Cs there clearly state (in no. 26) that tethering a phone to a laptop or use in a mi-fi device is prohibited.
    A completely pointless restriction, which has cost them my business. I mean, if the point of it is to limit data usage, why the hell are they offering 30GB of it for £7.50?
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 11th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    Atasas
    The T&Cs there clearly state (in no. 26) that tethering a phone to a laptop or use in a mi-fi device is prohibited.
    A completely pointless restriction, which has cost them my business. I mean, if the point of it is to limit data usage, why the hell are they offering 30GB of it for £7.50?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    why?- perhaps for somebody watching films, listening music on the phone all the time or... for the ones to be caught out... (all of the networks do that to some degree)


    Saying that, I don't believe, I have been throttled down by them yet, but can confirm, that in general / average speed is slower than host network.
    Bearable, none the less
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 11th Mar 18, 7:41 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Do you mean the Vectone offer linked by Kernel Sanders? If so, where did you see it guaranteeing no restrictions?

    Clicking his link at https://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/bundles/uk-plans
    takes you to the page of UK plans.

    The £10 offer says:



    And the T&C's it leads to says the following:



    So plenty of restrictions there...

    Or are you not referring to the 30GB £10 Vectone offer anymore?
    Originally posted by d123
    Don't the tethering restrictions only apply to the promotional offers (i.e. half price@ £7.50)?
    For the current £10/30GB deal, the only tethering restrictions I can find are under no. 26....
    26. Promotional Terms and Conditions
    Vectone Mobile retains the right to cancel or modify these Promotional Terms and Conditions at any time. All promotions only apply after the first Top-Up.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 11th Mar 18, 8:17 PM
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    Atasas
    Don't the tethering restrictions only apply to the promotional offers (i.e. half price@ £7.50)?
    For the current £10/30GB deal, the only tethering restrictions I can find are under no. 26....
    26. Promotional Terms and Conditions
    Vectone Mobile retains the right to cancel or modify these Promotional Terms and Conditions at any time. All promotions only apply after the first Top-Up.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Interesting...
    I'll keep an eye, if it comes to it...
    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 11th Mar 18, 8:52 PM
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    Inigo Montoya


    IF to un-click amount - there's no option to activate or deactivate auto-top-up... so seems fair!
    You taken up the deal of £7.50 for a first month and £15 there-after, and in accordance to their (additional) throttling down terms...

    I get options, in accordance to what I agreed on and can stop auto-top-up, only get throttled down by actual EE network (in accordance to their "policies£ of prioritising MVNO's clients...

    Pickle I have remaining, will I get my £15 credit, once my number will be ported over (on Wed), as advertised for doing so. If not, I'll complain, if yes, that'll be 30gb+30gb + another fiver for a third month to be steal of a deal for a tenner!
    Originally posted by Atasas
    the auto top up option i am referring to is via

    'Personal Details' -> 'payment Options'

    Even after turning off the 'auto renew' feature for the UK plan/bundle offer I chose using short code *1160# I still cannot turn off 'auto topup' on this page

    However when I look at the page you linked to my account shows auto topup IS showing as OFF

    Bit confusing - im guessing autotop is off initially despite it showing on in 'payment options' ?!?
    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 11th Mar 18, 9:02 PM
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    The T&Cs there clearly state (in no. 26) that tethering a phone to a laptop or use in a mi-fi device is prohibited.
    A completely pointless restriction, which has cost them my business. I mean, if the point of it is to limit data usage, why the hell are they offering 30GB of it for £7.50?
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    if thats the case then it certainly hasnt been enforced at least for my first month & Ive tethered over 20gb

    No tethering block at all for me - possibly just throttling after 15gb preventing many videos for playing properly (unless its a temporary network issue)

    since I will only ever need that first month per sim I buy then as long as tethering works for the first month this deal works for me - if throttling happened immediately you started tethering then I'd have to reconsider especially now the ebay EE sims are back down to £9 a pop

    its a bit different for people who want to keep on using the same sim for the longer term - then the 30gb for £10 is the deal to chose since my deal increases to £15 after the first month

    personally I'd suggest theres not much harm in trying one of the deals then stopping if its not what you want - its a one month rolling conract so you cancel whenever you want
    Last edited by Inigo Montoya; 11-03-2018 at 9:16 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 11th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
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    Atasas
    the auto top up option i am referring to is via

    'Personal Details' -> 'payment Options'

    Even after turning off the 'auto renew' feature for the UK plan/bundle offer I chose using short code *1160# I still cannot turn off 'auto topup' on this page

    However when I look at the page you linked to my account shows auto topup IS showing as OFF

    Bit confusing - im guessing autotop is off initially despite it showing on in 'payment options' ?!?
    Originally posted by Inigo Montoya
    You are correct

    Confusing!
    • d123
    • By d123 11th Mar 18, 9:06 PM
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    d123
    Don't the tethering restrictions only apply to the promotional offers (i.e. half price@ £7.50)?
    For the current £10/30GB deal, the only tethering restrictions I can find are under no. 26....
    26. Promotional Terms and Conditions
    Vectone Mobile retains the right to cancel or modify these Promotional Terms and Conditions at any time. All promotions only apply after the first Top-Up.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    I didn't look any further than the terms for the plan referred to in post 335, the £10 for 30GB (with 1000 min and 100 international minutes), those are the terms for that plan.

    This one:
    ====
    • Inigo Montoya
    • By Inigo Montoya 11th Mar 18, 9:12 PM
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    Inigo Montoya
    You are correct

    Confusing!
    Originally posted by Atasas
    my guess is you can only turn THAT page to off AFTER the first top-up where it will save your payment details & show them on this page ?

    its probably 'failing' as there is no payment details stored which only happens after the first topup
    Last edited by Inigo Montoya; 11-03-2018 at 9:14 PM.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 12th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
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    Interesting...
    I'll keep an eye, if it comes to it...
    Originally posted by Atasas
    If what comes to what?
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