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Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby NomoneyNohoney » July 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm

In the past I've used a Three sim in a payg mobile phone, as they had the best rates: 3p/minute for calls, 2p/text and 1p/meg for data. Their network is too spotty for me, and I was delighted to discover that O2 have the same pricing on their classic tariff, but with the advantage of O2's -in my opinion- much better and more reliable network.

It's pretty easy to get a new sim from O2, get a PAC code from your current network, and then port your number onto the new O2 sim card,if you have an unlocked phone. Good rates, solid network, works for me. Just fyi.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby Lanark » July 13th, 2019, 3:25 pm

If you own the phone outright you can get a 1 year sim-only contract for around £10/month with unlimited minutes.

There are cheaper deals with monthly top ups or pay by the minute, but with all of those you have to spend time topping them up and if you miscalculate or talk for too long they can easily cost more.

For me the time saving and simplicity/peace of mind is worth an extra £5/month.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby swill453 » July 13th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Lanark wrote:If you own the phone outright you can get a 1 year sim-only contract for around £10/month with unlimited minutes.

There are cheaper deals with monthly top ups or pay by the minute, but with all of those you have to spend time topping them up and if you miscalculate or talk for too long they can easily cost more.

For me the time saving and simplicity/peace of mind is worth an extra £5/month.

Do people still use mobile phones to talk? :D

When I'm looking at a deal the only thing that matters is the data. There is invariably far more bundled texts and calls than I need.

I'm currently on a special offer from Vodafone (transferred from Talkmobile) with 3.5GB for £6.92 per month. I think this is limited to 2 years, are there other O2 or Vodafone deals around for similar money?

Giffgaff has 3GB for £10 I think.

Scott.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby neversay » July 19th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I'm away most of August but have my phone deal expiring while I'm away. Just trying to figure out how I maintain/transfer the service without EE stitching me up for an extra month of £30 contract fee (which originally included the handset price, but now is OTT for the minutes/data only).

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby tjh290633 » July 19th, 2019, 4:13 pm

I pay EE £10 for a month with unlimited texts, 90 minutes plus bonus minutes of talk time and 2GB of data plus bonus data. It's a package on their PAYG tariff. Currently 3.5GB and 300 minutes. I never use anything like those amounts, but I would were it not for Wi-fi.

TJH

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby swill453 » July 19th, 2019, 4:49 pm

tjh290633 wrote:I pay EE £10 for a month with unlimited texts, 90 minutes plus bonus minutes of talk time and 2GB of data plus bonus data. It's a package on their PAYG tariff. Currently 3.5GB and 300 minutes.

I've recently been given a free £20 VOXI SIM. They have 3 tariffs, all on a rolling month by month basis, all with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited access to social media (i.e. use of Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Viber and Facebook Messenger don't eat into your data allowance).

The £20 will get me 45GB of data for 30 days, the other tariffs are £15 for 15GB and £10 for 6GB.

They use the Vodafone network (they're owned by Vodafone).

Seems like a pretty good deal, but I haven't tried it yet.

http://www.voxi.co.uk

Scott.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » July 19th, 2019, 8:40 pm

NomoneyNohoney wrote:In the past I've used a Three sim in a payg mobile phone, as they had the best rates: 3p/minute for calls, 2p/text and 1p/meg for data. Their network is too spotty for me, and I was delighted to discover that O2 have the same pricing on their classic tariff, but with the advantage of O2's -in my opinion- much better and more reliable network.

It's pretty easy to get a new sim from O2, get a PAC code from your current network, and then port your number onto the new O2 sim card,if you have an unlocked phone. Good rates, solid network, works for me. Just fyi.

Smarty.com
Unlimited texts
Unlimited calls
All for £5.00 a month no contract.
I also get 2.5GB data for an extra £2.50 month but don't pay for any data not used so for most of the year I don't pay this £2.50.
I have a J3 Samsung which cost £120.00 and find its more than adequate for my needs.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

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Postby EssDeeAitch » July 19th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Sky mobile: unlimited calls and texts, 8gb of data and 8gb welcome bonus, roll over of unused data, SIM only , £10/month, 12 month contract.

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Re: Cheap payg phone tariff

#238125

Postby Cookie » July 20th, 2019, 10:46 pm

Some sites do cashback, making monthly cost as little as £2 and unlimited calls and txt


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