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Welcome to the official HUKD Sim only thread! In the thread you'll find sim only deals of all types, for all types of talkers! Whether you need lots of minutes, or lots of data, have a look at t…
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I'm with Three and called to cancel today as my SIM only One Plan went up from £18 to £30 - with the view of going with the Vodafone £19.20 deal. The guy at retentions offered me unlimited mins / texts - 30GB data (which included tethering/hot spot) for £20 which I accepted. They're also adding another 26 countries on top of the existing 18 to their 'Feel at Home' next month. I was looking forward to getting Spotify with the Voda deal but I'll make more of a saving through the Feel at Home.

Going through quidco would make the Vodafone plan about 15 per month plus the Spotify.


​And if you go through mobiles.co.uk cashback and quidco it works out at £9.66 a month. So less that a spotify subscription
P77
I'm with Three and called to cancel today as my SIM only One Plan went up from £18 to £30 - with the view of going with the Vodafone £19.20 deal. The guy at retentions offered me unlimited mins / texts - 30GB data (which included tethering/hot spot) for £20 which I accepted. They're also adding another 26 countries on top of the existing 18 to their 'Feel at Home' next month. I was looking forward to getting Spotify with the Voda deal but I'll make more of a saving through the Feel at Home.

Going through quidco would make the Vodafone plan about 15 per month plus the Spotify.
Im with EE, currently on £41.99 (43.99 now coz of price rise), just went for the BT 15gb plan, couldn't resist, £21 a month with £60 amazon gift card and £36.75 gift card, phoned up EE to get my pac code and they said they could do the same plan for £19.99, but obviously couldn't offer the gift card or cashback, plus the bonus of BT wifi.

Im happy :D
hallanthony
Canary0500
It's a shame that it's nigh on impossible to change to a different plan on ID mobille, has anyone any experince of this?
How difficult is it to do this? I'm sure I've read somewhere its not possible to keep your old number, is this true?
It wasn't possible a couple of months ago, they said they were working on it. They suggested port your number to another supplier then back again!
What was the possible with who? Just abit confused with so many posts about so many different suppliers.
I'm with Three and called to cancel today as my SIM only One Plan went up from £18 to £30 - with the view of going with the Vodafone £19.20 deal. The guy at retentions offered me unlimited mins / texts - 30GB data (which included tethering/hot spot) for £20 which I accepted. They're also adding another 26 countries on top of the existing 18 to their 'Feel at Home' next month. I was looking forward to getting Spotify with the Voda deal but I'll make more of a saving through the Feel at Home.

Edited By: P77 on Aug 24, 2016 22:10
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O2 launches 20% discount on additional Refresh plans for existing customers

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i know how a lot of you love your O2 refresh deals The new ongoing offer applies to the airtime payments of the plan, and is valid on up to 20 connections per customer. For example, a plan with unl…
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Son 2 just got an iPhone 5s in Perfect condition on payg from O2 for £154. Really is in perfect condition and unlocked.
Thats a 3 year old phone for that price - that's well expensive.
Find it cheaper from a reputable seller with 12 months warranty in 'As new' condition. Because of course I didn't check.
Sorry -I meant that's a three year old phone - that's well expensive - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS ITS SECOND HAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly not the brightest are you.
Bright enough not to buy a phone that's technology is 3 years old and second hand to boot. All because it has a popular little logo on it. You make me laugh :D
Clearly not able to read either. I haven't bought it, my son did.
I never mentioned you buying it - I read that it was your son - I'm assuming you brought him up with your values - enough said.
And still waiting for your link to cheaper.
Why don't you link us to ANY deal - given you like to chat and argue for no reason , it's a deal site, not a site for looking for arguments . You've had 2161 comments , been here for over 3 years - but still no deals . What's your agenda ?
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Son 2 just got an iPhone 5s in Perfect condition on payg from O2 for £154. Really is in perfect condition and unlocked.
Thats a 3 year old phone for that price - that's well expensive.
Find it cheaper from a reputable seller with 12 months warranty in 'As new' condition. Because of course I didn't check.
Sorry -I meant that's a three year old phone - that's well expensive - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS ITS SECOND HAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly not the brightest are you.
Bright enough not to buy a phone that's technology is 3 years old and second hand to boot. All because it has a popular little logo on it. You make me laugh :D
Clearly not able to read either. I haven't bought it, my son did.
I never mentioned you buying it - I read that it was your son - I'm assuming you brought him up with your values - enough said.

And still waiting for your link to cheaper.
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Son 2 just got an iPhone 5s in Perfect condition on payg from O2 for £154. Really is in perfect condition and unlocked.
Thats a 3 year old phone for that price - that's well expensive.
Find it cheaper from a reputable seller with 12 months warranty in 'As new' condition. Because of course I didn't check.
Sorry -I meant that's a three year old phone - that's well expensive - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS ITS SECOND HAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly not the brightest are you.
Bright enough not to buy a phone that's technology is 3 years old and second hand to boot. All because it has a popular little logo on it. You make me laugh :D
Clearly not able to read either. I haven't bought it, my son did.
I never mentioned you buying it - I read that it was your son - I'm assuming you brought him up with your values - enough said.
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Son 2 just got an iPhone 5s in Perfect condition on payg from O2 for £154. Really is in perfect condition and unlocked.
Thats a 3 year old phone for that price - that's well expensive.
Find it cheaper from a reputable seller with 12 months warranty in 'As new' condition. Because of course I didn't check.
Sorry -I meant that's a three year old phone - that's well expensive - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS ITS SECOND HAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly not the brightest are you.
Bright enough not to buy a phone that's technology is 3 years old and second hand to boot. All because it has a popular little logo on it. You make me laugh :D

I think you are missing the point. They sell for more than that on eBay in worse condition, thus isn't a site to compare products, it's a site about the prices of a product, and if a product is sold at a better price than anywhere else people can vote it 'hot' or 'cold'. It isn't about debating if you like or dislike a product or a company. If you don't like something just click the minus or 'cold' button and carry on with your life. Nobody will ever agree which phone is best, but this shouldn't ever be the place for those discussions.

The fact is the product is still being sold by the manufacturer today, it isn't obsolete, the vast majority of the technology is used in every other phone in the world still. If you go out today to buy a new car there is a very good chance the technology is nearer 5 years old, models are updated less frequently as phones, but we don't refuse to drive them because they are not the 'latest technology'. We don't replace our TV every year, or our microwave, fridge, desktop computer etc every 12 months, it's a crazy obsession that is a little odd. Just because a phone wasn't announced last week doesn't make it old, especially if it's still being sold and still being bought by people who either don't have the money to waste on the latest tech, don't care for the latest tech, or have a life and realise a bargain when they see one - ultimately, it's a phone with features and does its job as well as most others out there.

It's refurbished, as new, that's not the same as some scratched used eBay find. It has a 12 month warranty, you don't get that on a secondhand product, because it isn't secondhand, the only person who thinks it is secondhand is you, and you are wrong. The only thing that points to it being refurbished is the retailer stating it. Usually these products are delivered, found not to be working on arrival, get returned (obviously unused but opened), get taken apart and repaired and then can be sold but as a used item. Many believe they have now been more thoroughly tested and checked than a product fresh off the production line - and they would indeed be correct.

You were challenged to find it cheaper, doing so would have awarded you lots of 'heat' and you would have been doing something positive. Instead, you are just SHOUTING IN CAPITAL LETTERS which never really looks good and using too many exclamation marks - which is usually a sign of immaturity.

I hope that helps clear a few things up for you.


Better than I could have put it. And still not provided a link to a cheaper one.

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Son 2 just got an iPhone 5s in Perfect condition on payg from O2 for £154. Really is in perfect condition and unlocked.
Thats a 3 year old phone for that price - that's well expensive.
Find it cheaper from a reputable seller with 12 months warranty in 'As new' condition. Because of course I didn't check.
Sorry -I meant that's a three year old phone - that's well expensive - ESPECIALLY SEEING AS ITS SECOND HAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly not the brightest are you.
Bright enough not to buy a phone that's technology is 3 years old and second hand to boot. All because it has a popular little logo on it. You make me laugh :D
Clearly not able to read either. I haven't bought it, my son did.
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Vodafone sim only 12 months 500 mins unl texts 15gb data 4g £19.55 pm (£7.50 a month after cashback) @ e2save £234.60

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Delete if already posted please £19.55 a month before cashback 500 mins unl texts 15gb data £145 cashback
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Winterwolf
Just received my Sim (took a few days to arrive) ... My better signal in the house in my area compared to my old 02, so pretty happy.

Though logging into the Vodaphone page, it shows the monthly cost as £23 a month ... not £19.55 like it says it should be on my E2Save account page ... So have sent them a message to query it... It may come back in the cashback, unsure. Will let you know what they say.


​Got a phone call and this email just now... So happy with the e2save customer service so far

Hi Ben,


Thanks for your email regarding your tariff.


I'm sorry to hear that there is a problem with your tariff. We're currently investigating further into this error and working alongside Vodafone to resolve this. Please allow 72 working hours for this to be rectified, after 72 working hours please contact Vodafone on 03333 040 191 to confirm that your monthly charges have been amended.


I’m sorry for any inconvenience experienced.


If you require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me
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Winterwolf
Just received my Sim (took a few days to arrive) ... My better signal in the house in my area compared to my old 02, so pretty happy.
Though logging into the Vodaphone page, it shows the monthly cost as £23 a month ... not £19.55 like it says it should be on my E2Save account page ... So have sent them a message to query it... It may come back in the cashback, unsure. Will let you know what they say.

Does this SIM include the entertainment package like other red plans do. Can't seem to find this deal on the Vodafone website


​Hi, I had a look on the online account, but couldn't see anything... Will ring cs after the port completes to check either way
Vodafone CS confirmed that the sim I purchased - i.e. unlimited texts/mins and 12GB for £8.50 after cashback - does qualify for the entertainment bundle - result!
Winterwolf
Just received my Sim (took a few days to arrive) ... My better signal in the house in my area compared to my old 02, so pretty happy.
Though logging into the Vodaphone page, it shows the monthly cost as £23 a month ... not £19.55 like it says it should be on my E2Save account page ... So have sent them a message to query it... It may come back in the cashback, unsure. Will let you know what they say.

Does this SIM include the entertainment package like other red plans do. Can't seem to find this deal on the Vodafone website
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Just a heads up it's 500min.
still a fantastic deal. heat :)
what about the below deal,
unlimited mins and texts and 20GB data including 4GB roaming data
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-sim-only-unlimited-mins-texts-20-gb-data-10-50-p-m-after-cashback-mobiles-2494143
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3 mobile retention deal - existing customer offer (contract expiring), 8gb data unlimited texts + mins (no contract) £13.00pm rolling contract

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My 3 sim only contract was coming to an end so I called up 3 asking for an offer. I quoted an offer from EE which I was going to leave them for if they couldn't beat it (see below). http://www.hotu…
samsparrow18 Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago29 Comments
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Three is a joke , their "exclusive deals " to long term customer is a load of BS. Was with them for 8 years or so and they offered me "a one time" deal of £20 for basically the one plan which i laughed because they offered the same to a friend who joined three only a year prior. So glad i changed!
Left three this month...was with three for last 6 years but there are better deals out side....don't value existing customers.
For the record, the 3 retention deal I got is 15 per month (rolling not contract) for unlimited data, plus 30gb hotspot, unlimited texts and 250 minutes call time. the low call time is enough for my usage. been on this about 5 months. been with 3 about 3 years.
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I get unlimited mins and unlimited texts with 4gb data for £11.30 on a rolling contract is that worth it
Is that with 3?


No with Vodafone
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I get unlimited mins and unlimited texts with 4gb data for £11.30 on a rolling contract is that worth it
Is that with 3?
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Talk mobile 12 month sim only deal 4GB data 3000 mins 5000 texts £120.00

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Talkmobile are offering a sim only deal with double data. 12 month contract with 4GB data, 3000 minutes and 5000 texts. £10 per month. QuidCo, topcashback offerring £47.50 cashback.
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reception quality anyone?
it runs off the Vodafone network....so check you local coverage
Do Vodaphone own TalkMobile or is it juts an MVNO?
There's been a fair few MVNO that haven't been able to renew their agreement with Voda recently. I think sainsbury's Mobile was one of them.

seems like talk mobile are owned by Vodafone, and only hang off their 3G network.....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkmobile

from talk mobile website...



Question:Do you provide 4G?
Answer: To be able to use 4G, you need a 4G compatible phone and need to be in an area with 4G signal. Most of the phones we offer are not 4G ready because we focus on offering you best value. We’re not yet able to offer nationwide 4G coverage but we’re working on it and hope to make this available to our customers soon



Edited By: mickgoodie on Aug 22, 2016 11:43
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reception quality anyone?
it runs off the Vodafone network....so check you local coverage
Do Vodaphone own TalkMobile or is it juts an MVNO?
There's been a fair few MVNO that haven't been able to renew their agreement with Voda recently. I think sainsbury's Mobile was one of them.
kidrock123
reception quality anyone?
it runs off the Vodafone network....so check you local coverage
Very bad people when it goes Wrong, will destroy your credit score over a 1 Pound sim only, then blame the customer. Customer service From the dark ages.
reception quality anyone?
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THREE UK ,AYCE DATA(Unlimited) + 30GB Hotspot ,200 Min £23p/m + £50 Amazon Voucher Just £16.80p/m (existing customers) £276.00

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THREE UK The original price is £23 p/m If existing customers ,take out a new contract for their family or friends (new number) AYCE DATA + 200 Min Will be £21 p/m + £50 Amazon voucher = £16.8 p/m fo…
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Does anyone know if you can combine Quidco with the Three £50 amazon offer? I didn't take up the EE 16GB /£20 deal as they stated it was one or the other. I am currently with T-mob so don't want to get into a new contract that is more than I am paying per month right now.
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Assuming hotspot 30GB/pm is enough, can this be used as home broadband?
(most network coverage is good in greater london)
Is this 4G?

Personally I wouldn't or couldn't, the network is seemingly over subscribed now and in central London a struggle to get 4g too. (me and friends I know have the same issue).

North London, borders, same issue too.

Using H+ /3g is painfully slow almost always and regularly drops out with no data (again, friends have the same issue).

I could not put up with this as home broadband at all.

I'm sure lots have the completely opposite experience but just pointing out that London does not guarantee good data!

Ps 3 website says work and home locations are excellent 4g coverage outdoors and should be good indoors in general so the maps are to be taken with a dose of scepticism


​Agreed, horrible speeds near heathrow.
foxabcd1234
Assuming hotspot 30GB/pm is enough, can this be used as home broadband?
(most network coverage is good in greater london)
Is this 4G?

Personally I wouldn't or couldn't, the network is seemingly over subscribed now and in central London a struggle to get 4g too. (me and friends I know have the same issue).

North London, borders, same issue too.

Using H+ /3g is painfully slow almost always and regularly drops out with no data (again, friends have the same issue).

I could not put up with this as home broadband at all.

I'm sure lots have the completely opposite experience but just pointing out that London does not guarantee good data!

Ps 3 website says work and home locations are excellent 4g coverage outdoors and should be good indoors in general so the maps are to be taken with a dose of scepticism

Edited By: a666andy on Aug 12, 2016 17:11
foxabcd1234
Assuming hotspot 30GB/pm is enough, can this be used as home broadband?
(most network coverage is good in greater london)

Is this 4G?


Check your coverage on Three website and it is 4G.
londonstinks
I top up 20 quid each month and convert to all in one 20.

Can I just buy this plan and transfer my number to the new sim?

Thnaks


Yes you can transfer your number after you received your contract simcard through custpmer servicds and it takes 24hr but you not eligible for £21 . Your price would be £23 but still can get £50 amazon voucher or try to order it through Quidco to get a cashback.
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Vodafone SIM Only (Unlimited mins/texts and 20 GB Data) £10.50 P/M after cashback @ mobiles.co.uk £266.40

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Unlimited mins 20GB data(4gb European roaming data included) Unlimited texts Only £10.50 Per month / 12 months 12 months free NowTV, Spotify or Sky Sports Mobile with this too. Stan…
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I had a very bad experience with themoneysshop, I had 2 cheques 15£ each, I when tot them to get cash and they charged me 5£ for each cheque and after 1 week I received mails and calls from them because one cheque was rejected by bank, they wanted to charge me 40£ fees because of this, after severall calls I accepted to pay them just another 20£, In the and I got nothing, 0 £ for 30£ cheques + the hassle with the cun..ts . so cheque for me..never again! They send you cheques and loose loads of money to change them into money, so really the cashback is much less than 140£ for this deal. Sorry about my bad grammar :)
the money shop its not bank!!! Any reason you don't have bank account? it can be that the money shop tried to rip you off? have you seen people in shops? most dodgy scambags which I ever seen in my town, normally I am trying to avoid such places like: the money shop. cash converters, other small shops which do buy or sell second hand items.
I have a bank account, but..you can change them for free?

I don't think you do have bank account or understand how the bank cheques processed at bank, visit local branch of any bank and ask for bank adviser to waste some time with you.
nagarameshpandi
ok ok... did you check with them, why credit card attempt was failing?

No, I didn't check why as it worked with the debit card.
panyg
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you said.. managed to order 2 contracts.??
Yes, I placed 2 orders. 1 was despatched, the other was in “ordered” status and after talking to them, was rejected due to the 90 day policy.
ok ok... did you check with them, why credit card attempt was failing?
nagarameshpandi
you said.. managed to order 2 contracts.??

Yes, I placed 2 orders. 1 was despatched, the other was in “ordered” status and after talking to them, was rejected due to the 90 day policy.
panyg
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can you please advise did you manage those 2 contracts using debit card please?
Sorry, I understand the question now. I managed to order 2 contracts but they told me the 2nd one will not go through due to only being able to order 1 contract every 90 days. Such a strange rule.
you said.. managed to order 2 contracts.??
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10GB, 500mins, unltd texts on Vodafone - 11.20pm / 12mths £134.40

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As above - just got through live chat - said I worked for NHS (could use a number of others) contract goes live at midnight for me. They didn't ask for any proof for where I work. Cheers
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Not guaranteed as you said you worked for NHS but they could ask for a number or something then you would have to say 'hang on one sec' and then cut the chat off! Be interesting to see what your bill says and what discounts have been attached
Do the e2save deals come with nowtv pass?
Not that I know of, mine didn't.
Not guaranteed as you said you worked for NHS but they could ask for a number or something then you would have to say 'hang on one sec' and then cut the chat off! Be interesting to see what your bill says and what discounts have been attached

Do the e2save deals come with nowtv pass?

Edited By: Anon32 on Aug 11, 2016 09:51: .
£134.40 for a contract?!
I managed to get unlimited minutes and texts and 10gb data for 12 months for £11/month if that helps.
Hot if you don't want the hassle of uploading your bill every the months (although I don't think it's a hassle myself)
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Vodaphone 12 months , 12GB 4G UK Data, ultd UK minutes, ultd UK texts, 4GB inc roaming data, ultd inc roaming minutes and texts, Plus 12 Months Spotify,Now TV or Sky Sports & Possible £50 Quidco Cashback £19.20

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12 months , 12GB 4G UK Data, unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, 4GB inclusive roaming data, unlimited inclusive roaming minutes and texts Plus 12 months Free Spotify, Now TV or Sky Sports Mobi…
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Mac, I had an old Spotify account. It works fine !
is this new spotify accounts only or can i add it to my account
I have vodafone. Yes its a great deal. But...and its a big BUT.
BUT after 5 months use I have had to call them every single month to query my bill.
To date they have added 0800 number charges for 3 out of 5 months - I paid for the £2.50 addon for 0800 numbers from day 1
They have charged me £115 for data while I was on world traveller for £5 a day.
They have made other mistakes - every month without fail.

To date - I have complained every month and got credits of almost £200 in total back.
I'm now resigned to calling up every month to query my bill. I never had to do that with Three, O2 or EE.

So YES do the deal, but beware the hassle that awaits you in customer service !

I did get SPOTIFY for free though !

oh and check your bill very carefully - EVERY MONTH!!



Edited By: smiler594 on Aug 15, 2016 21:01: BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE - BUT GOOD DEAL
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Worst customer service ever
Yep
8 months of problems, refused to pay my bills until they sort my account ,not paid a bill for 3 moths now
I would check your credit rating as they are notorious for black listing people all because they are unable to carry out a simply task of getting a bill correct


I sent them a screenshot of my credit as it was scored as a missed payment, they have removed it
Do you get the full sky sports pack???
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Vodafone SIM only 20Gb data unlimited mins & txts £22.50 / 12 months = £270.00 @ Mobiles.co.uk (save £140 poss Cashback by redemption)

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FREE Sim Unlimited mins 20GB data Unlimited texts Only £10.50 Per month / 12 months Standard cost £22.20 p/m. Save £140 Cashback by redemption
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bobdylan
As above, already posted, please do a search before you post

I knew someone was going to do that and I knew the deal would have already been posted because it seems like you can't post anything on here without it already being on here or someone complaining that it's a duplicate.

I am simply finding myself in the same situation as itsgun4u with Virgin and I quickly looked at Vodaphone (which I hadn't done before) and put the link in to help him/her within the context of the conversation.

I wish people weren't so an4l about repeat deals. I hadn't seen it before and neither had they.

Edited By: AndyEssex on Aug 10, 2016 00:40
Is there anything like this but from o2 or ee? Can't seem to find anything with redemption cashback deal
As above, already posted, please do a search before you post
AndyEssex
itsgun4u
Is that 4G data? Otherwise I am fine with my virgin unlimited data sim.

Do you have a VIP Virgin sim with unlimited everything? It started off at £15 and slowly crept up to £19 and is now £23 with only a 3g service. I just had a look at all the Vodaphone 4g sim only deals and if you're willing to sign up for a year there's some very good deals. The monthly rolling contracts are ok but expensive compared to the yearly ones.

Click here for the Vodaphone deals. I like the £22.20 one. Unlimited calls/texts and 20gb of 4g data. I don't think I use that much in a month

4gb of roaming data and a choice of a years free sky sports or spotify makes it quite a good buy for me. I'm a bit fed up with virgin not giving us 4g but putting the prices up. Everyone's phones are 4g so we should be using the technology.


​I am on Virgin from 3-4 years now. It is a monthly rolling contract with unlimited data. I pay £10 PM and it shows £20 discount on a £30 plan in the bill. Lately virgin having problems with their data connectivity so thinking of moving to 4g.
itsgun4u
Is that 4G data? Otherwise I am fine with my virgin unlimited data sim.

Do you have a VIP Virgin sim with unlimited everything? It started off at £15 and slowly crept up to £19 and is now £23 with only a 3g service. I just had a look at all the Vodaphone 4g sim only deals and if you're willing to sign up for a year there's some very good deals. The monthly rolling contracts are ok but expensive compared to the yearly ones.

Click here for the Vodaphone deals. I like the £22.20 one. Unlimited calls/texts and 20gb of 4g data. I don't think I use that much in a month

4gb of roaming data and a choice of a years free sky sports or spotify makes it quite a good buy for me. I'm a bit fed up with virgin not giving us 4g but putting the prices up. Everyone's phones are 4g so we should be using the technology.

Edited By: AndyEssex on Aug 09, 2016 16:13
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EE Sim only, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB data £17.99pm (£7pm after cashback) @ Mobiles

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£17.99 before cash back. Also 9.50 after cash back for 4GB data. Mobiles.co.uk is part of carphone warehouse so your information is probably at risk.
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Can't understand the cold votes.
I've done lots of cashback deals over the years and all have been successful and saved me a few bob.
I can only think that people are put off by cashback. Don't be.
As long as you can keep a schedule of when to claim it's a piece of cake.
To counter the OP comment about CPW not being very careful with data I'm sure that things will have been tightened up a great deal. And they aren't about to go bust anytime soon so your money is safe.
If this was an O2 deal I'd be all over it like a rash
This is getting killed by comparison to the 16gb deal but it probably doesn't deserve this cold on the post cashback price.

Not that it's relevant but what are EE doing? What an absurd standard price!
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LIFE Mobile (EE) unlimited mins and texts, 6Gb of 3G data for £13.45 month (30 day contract)

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I've just switched to this I know the MVNO companies can be a nightmare at times with customer service, but this one has been bought by its own network (EE) and is now run by them and I've been very
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Tequila
I easily get 26Mb/s with EE 4G so any argument about 3G being as fast as 4G is laughable nonsense.
Sorry £13.50 a month and only 3G is ICE COLD,and only a madman willsay otherwise.



It's not that far off in my experience which is area dependant of course.

I've been testing a few this week. Life 3G is of course slower than EE 4g but the download margin is not that big, sometimes only 4mb in it, the upload is a bigger margin

Depends what you want it for I guess
you don't get exactly the same speed on 4G and some networks like o2 is still sucks as their speed is below any 3G network in UK, majority times I do get H / H+ on my 4G Three contract, exactly the same as second LIFE Mobile contact, the price difference is £12 (both SIM only deals) and with Three I do get less minutes and data! Therefore you need to be stupid to vote cold for it as no such thing as 100% 4G coverage in UK, if you are lucky to get 200 Mbps speed in one spot stay 24/7 in this spot as you don't get the same speed in different area.

Edited By: alex_uk on Aug 12, 2016 18:28
when you go onto a life month handset contract you get 4g and you automatically excepted for one after sic clear payments I got my z5 compact for 23.50 a month with them
dylanthomas888
When I was on life mobile, full bars 3G struggled to load webpages and definitely could not stream music or video. Wouldn't recommend this if you're a power user
If you are a power user then don't be stingy and dig a little deeper in your pockets for the service you demand.
banned
steveblackman
Why would any one pay that much for 3G p/m


You'd be surprised faster then most 4g networks....

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BT Sim only 15GB data, unlimited text & calls £16 per month (bt customers) £40 amazon gift card £192.00 for BT customers @ BT (poss £45 quidco works out at £8.91 per month)

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For broadband customers (from £25 reduced to £16) 15 GB data allowance, £40 amazon card and £45 quidco Seems like a good deal,
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BT have a £60 amazon/iTunes voucher now! Would I still get cashback as well?
Just for the record where I live I get around 33mb on 4g. Which is a tad faster than my landline fibre.
spudgun7
Have been on this for a few months now and getting good 4G+ speeds more often than not. Have tried actually using 20GB of data, but even trying everything (apart from downloading films) I only managed 16GB in one month.
One thing though, I never got my £40 Amazon voucher. Anywhere I could contact at BT over this?

Have you applied for it.? There's a BT site you enter details on to claim it.
Have been on this for a few months now and getting good 4G+ speeds more often than not. Have tried actually using 20GB of data, but even trying everything (apart from downloading films) I only managed 16GB in one month.

One thing though, I never got my £40 Amazon voucher. Anywhere I could contact at BT over this?
if you have poor reception with EE call them with a cool story about how you can't use your phone at home at all and they'll send you a device (usually £90 ish) to plug into your router and you'll get full bars of reception.

happy days
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Vodafone SIM Only (Unlimited mins, unlimited texts and 12 GB Data) £19.20 a month - £8 P/M after cashback @ e2Save.com £230.40

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Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Texts 12GB Data Yes I know Vodafone don't have a cap on there data so you'll get charged for what you've used over, but most phones have the ability to stop data u…
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Like the previous few posts, had a text message stating first bill will be £32 and logged on to Vodafone to see the same also.
Rang e2save who said it's something they're aware of and something that they're working with Vodafone to resolve.
Rather annoyingly, with my first bill being taken in a few days it looks like I'll be paying £32 on my first bill
Well having read umpteen posts on here about how useless Vodafone are and thinking that they couldn't really be that bad ..... well they are!
I contacted them on their live chat both last night and this morning. The guy I spoke to last night said the 32 charge was "normal" and to leave him a good review when we finished the chat. Then the lady I spoke with this morning was extremely helpful and said that she would apply the 40% discount to my account. I'll believe it when I see it though.
Furthermore, I've tried on both desktop and mobile (using 4G) to register for Sky Sports Mobile and it's going to apply a charge of £4.99. Useless again
How did you manage to convince Vodafone that it was their problem?
All I have had so far is that e2save shouldn't have been selling at £19.20, so it is their problem.

Well after getting 2 completely different opinions from Vodafone chat I'd pretty much say the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I have the chat from this morning saved to my work PC. I'll private message you a copy. 4G signal is perfect where I am, even better than what I had before on EE, so will be desperately unhappy if things don't work themselves out

Edited By: declanmcc on Aug 24, 2016 21:14
I had the same problem today charged £32. I phoned Vodafone who were not helpful and told me to phone carphone warehouse and then take offer with Vodafone of £19.20 online instead. I then phoned e2save and they were aware of issue and are sorting it oit with Vodafone it will be resolved by Monday, if it isn't to call back.
Have spoken to e2save again, they apologise and say they are working again. they've confirmed via email that they'll refund the difference if I pay £32. also confirmed via email that they'll be extending the 14 day policy to cancel.

But do I really want or need this hassle? should I just cancel and move to BT?
declanmcc
declanmcc
Like the previous few posts, had a text message stating first bill will be £32 and logged on to Vodafone to see the same also.
Rang e2save who said it's something they're aware of and something that they're working with Vodafone to resolve.
Rather annoyingly, with my first bill being taken in a few days it looks like I'll be paying £32 on my first bill
Well having read umpteen posts on here about how useless Vodafone are and thinking that they couldn't really be that bad ..... well they are!
I contacted them on their live chat both last night and this morning. The guy I spoke to last night said the 32 charge was "normal" and to leave him a good review when we finished the chat. Then the lady I spoke with this morning was extremely helpful and said that she would apply the 40% discount to my account. I'll believe it when I see it though.
Furthermore, I've tried on both desktop and mobile (using 4G) to register for Sky Sports Mobile and it's going to apply a charge of £4.99. Useless again

How did you manage to convince Vodafone that it was their problem?

All I have had so far is that e2save shouldn't have been selling at £19.20, so it is their problem.
declanmcc
Like the previous few posts, had a text message stating first bill will be £32 and logged on to Vodafone to see the same also.
Rang e2save who said it's something they're aware of and something that they're working with Vodafone to resolve.
Rather annoyingly, with my first bill being taken in a few days it looks like I'll be paying £32 on my first bill

Well having read umpteen posts on here about how useless Vodafone are and thinking that they couldn't really be that bad ..... well they are!

I contacted them on their live chat both last night and this morning. The guy I spoke to last night said the 32 charge was "normal" and to leave him a good review when we finished the chat. Then the lady I spoke with this morning was extremely helpful and said that she would apply the 40% discount to my account. I'll believe it when I see it though.

Furthermore, I've tried on both desktop and mobile (using 4G) to register for Sky Sports Mobile and it's going to apply a charge of £4.99. Useless again
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Vodafone Hounslow SIMO only deal Unl mins, text and 20GB data plus sky sports or spotify or NOW TV FREE for 12 months for £22.20

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Got the Sim only deal from Vodafone Hounslow store giving me Unlimited calls, Unlimited text and 20GB data for £22.20. Also, as I normally travel europe a lot they have also given me free roaming (unl…
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singhisking68

Good deal but note that it's 12GB not 20GB of data like this one.
DCFC79
thebestrc
Be careful. They don't cap your data watch your limit like a hawk or face horrendous bills.


​Download an app that let's you set a limit so it warns you when you reach it.


​Don't know about earlier oses, but in Marshmallow one can set limits & reminders in the following location, so no need for an app:

Settings » Data traffic management » Traffic reminder settings
thebestrc
Be careful. They don't cap your data watch your limit like a hawk or face horrendous bills.


​Download an app that let's you set a limit so it warns you when you reach it.
Be careful. They don't cap your data watch your limit like a hawk or face horrendous bills.
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Vodafone Sim Only £22.20pm (poss £10.53 after £140 CashBack) throughout 12month period £266.40

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Worth it if you don't want all them vouchers.. I been with mobiles.co.uk for 3years now and all cash back has been successful.
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how weird these people behave on hukd.... like sheep... if 1st one vote cold people start hammering that deal as cold without even looking into the deal.... shame ... exactly same deal someone posted today is 260° hot....
Uridium
Looks like same price direct from Vodafone now with no cashback messing...http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/bundles-and-sims/sim-only-deals/c/index.htm?cid=ppc-mec-auto/uvzq/lznty/qrnuo
Decent if you work for someone that has access to Vodafone's employee advantage scheme. (NHS/Forces etc..)
I Think my employer still offers 20% discount on £20+ tariff's.
Hmm....this or the £20 EE 16Gb deal...not sure now.


VEA won't work on already discounted tariffs with Vodafone.
rmtheatre
and 12 months of free Now TV or Spotify
or sky sport
and 12 months of free Now TV or Spotify
Looks like same price direct from Vodafone now with no cashback messing...
http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/bundles-and-sims/sim-only-deals/c/index.htm?cid=ppc-mec-auto/uvzq/lznty/qrnuo
Decent if you work for someone that has access to Vodafone's employee advantage scheme. (NHS/Forces etc..)

I Think my employer still offers 20% discount on £20+ tariff's.

Hmm....this or the £20 EE 16Gb deal...not sure now.
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TalkMobile [Vodafone] 500 mins 5000 text 2GB Data - only £7.50 / month

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Vodafone sim only deals are double this. TalkMobile use the Vodafone network so this is a great alternative for anyone wanting Voda quality at a lower cost. it's 3G only and SureSignal doesn't work…
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tezray
can't you get someone else to get it then they transfer it to you


​Could give it a try I guess. I'll suggest it to my wife! Shouldn't have to go those sort of lengths tho. Been v happy paying just a fiver a month to Virgin for past few yrs for 1gb, 250mins & unltd texts but liked the idea of 2gb data p.m.! Sail close to it on 1gb only sometimes
can't you get someone else to get it then they transfer it to you
Idiots turned me down on experian credit check, which showed I have an excellent score of 999 out of 999. I have an exemplary credit score. And they r useless
My area the signal is pretty poor for talkmobile really regret going with them at home its fine but I have wifi at home out and about very poor seem to always have 2g where all other networks would be at least 3g
I was happily on GG for years with good coverage and speed. I suppose everyone's experience is different. I do agree the "community" support idea can be a little challenging lol but they were pretty pioneering with their concept... I guess you must have had a bad experience ;)
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EE 4G SIM only 16g double speed 4G data U/L mins U/L txts £19.99, 12m contract (239.88 + £90 Amazon voucher) @ EE (£12.49/mth after voucher - £149.88 for the whole year)

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http://www.ee.co.uk, choose shop sim only, then pay monthly phone sim, then £19.99 deal, little way down it says "got a voucher", add AWMSE90, checkout From Wed 3 Aug until Tue 9 Aug, EE* is off…
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aaronwillis7
So has any one actually received there voucher


​I shouldn't worry. These deals appear normal if you look through the money super market website.
aaronwillis7
So has any one actually received there voucher

No not yet but it can take up to 3 months as mentioned when I signed up so going to just wait until then.
So has any one actually received there voucher
tibby
GotBass
Just got a call a week after my quidco order. They said it hasn't fully gone through as you need to spend at least £25 for the quidco cashback or MSE voucher to be added. SO this was a new order.
I said quidco explicitly stated it was £88 + £19.99 for the deal but she said that the terms and conditions said it has to be above £21 or £25 and thats why the original order didn't go through.
She also referred to this site as HotDealsUK.co.uk...
​ Please elaborate.

On which bit?
GotBass
Just got a call a week after my quidco order. They said it hasn't fully gone through as you need to spend at least £25 for the quidco cashback or MSE voucher to be added. SO this was a new order.

I said quidco explicitly stated it was £88 + £19.99 for the deal but she said that the terms and conditions said it has to be above £21 or £25 and thats why the original order didn't go through.

She also referred to this site as HotDealsUK.co.uk...


​ Please elaborate.
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EE SIMO - 16GB 4G Double speed / Unlimited Mins & Texts + £85 Amazon Voucher £19.99pm [12 Months] @ EE (Total £239.88 + £85 Amazon Voucher)

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The 16gb 4GEE package with Unlimited mins & Texts package is now £19.99 + an £85 Amazon voucher to perk it up even more. Code should auto apply, but if not you'll need to enter - AWSIMO85 £19.99…
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You can also visit your nearest EE store or ring our team on 0800 956 6000 to check if the 16GB SIM offer is available through them.
FREEZIN WOLF
Is this still available?

Seems to be £34.99 a month on their website, which is an absurdly high price.
Is this still available?
anubispearl
Hello all.

I have upgraded from an unlimited call and text +4GB of 4G deal to the new unlimited call and test +16GB of 4G deal on special offer.

It said they would send a new Sim out. Do I really need a different Sim? Would I need to change the numbers over etc? I would have thought if I were coming from a different network or a new phone getting a new sim would make sense. But a new one just from upgrading a Sim only package seems a bit extreme to me.

Cheers.



Don't worry that's just their website. You'll get a text when the upgrade is complete. They won't send a new SIM. I had the same experience as you.
Hello all.

I have upgraded from an unlimited call and text +4GB of 4G deal to the new unlimited call and test +16GB of 4G deal on special offer.

It said they would send a new Sim out. Do I really need a different Sim? Would I need to change the numbers over etc? I would have thought if I were coming from a different network or a new phone getting a new sim would make sense. But a new one just from upgrading a Sim only package seems a bit extreme to me.

Cheers.
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Three sim only, 200 mins and 2gb data £9.00 plus £50 Amazon voucher

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200 minutes, 2gb of 4g data and unlimited text for £9 a month on a 12 month contract. Plus a £50 Amazon voucher. Potentially £4.83 a month if want to add the Amazon voucher. Please note this is the…
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MickyD
Can I use this for no extra cost in Europe, well for now anyway, till we leave.
you realise we aren't leaving europe....?
the continent will still exist....
We're still in the EU and hopefully sense will prevail, and we stay.
I dunno....from what I've heard the people in charge are keen to do what "the public" voted for..regardless of the fact the majority of the leavers didn't have a clue what they were actually doing.
It's ok though. In a world with global issues that are too big for the nation state to deal with alone, it is deffo a good idea to go it alone...:(
"Go it alone" lol. No-one will touch the UK with a barge-pole, & N.I. and Scotland voted to remain. Sensible folk.


​haha you're all cucks, respect democracy and stop crying about the result. the only reason you want to stay is because your holiday will be a bit cheaper, this is hotukdeals after all.
Beware Personal Hotspot Allowance and Feel At Home are NOT included in the £9 plan.
wenttoabetterplace
mikeyrobbo
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mikeyrobbo
MickyD
Can I use this for no extra cost in Europe, well for now anyway, till we leave.
you realise we aren't leaving europe....?
the continent will still exist....
We're still in the EU and hopefully sense will prevail, and we stay.
I dunno....from what I've heard the people in charge are keen to do what "the public" voted for..regardless of the fact the majority of the leavers didn't have a clue what they were actually doing.
It's ok though. In a world with global issues that are too big for the nation state to deal with alone, it is deffo a good idea to go it alone...:(
"Go it alone" lol. No-one will touch the UK with a barge-pole, & N.I. and Scotland voted to remain. Sensible folk.
redmouse2
does quidco apply here? states: for all 12 month SIM contracts with less than 4GB data per month (excluding 500MB/200 minutes)

Well this is 2GB/200 minutes (not 500MB/200 minutes which costs £6/mo with essential - ie perhaps too cheap for the cashback) - so I understand this package is not excluded.

Edited By: jimcat on Aug 08, 2016 20:06
If you call three and get it over the phone (sales team 08003588460) you get +2000 minutes to 3 numbers for free on top of the plan, so would be 2GB, unlimited texts, 2000 mins to 3 numbers, 200 mins to non 3 numbers. Of course then you miss on the £30 quidco cashback, but it might be better for some.
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Three 30GB Data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts (Sim Only, 12 month contract, given when asking about contract renewal) - £20 per month £240.00

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I called three today as my current Sim Only contract is up for renewal. I said that I was thinking about taking the 16GB EE deal that is currently on and they offered: 30GB data Unlimited calls U…
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In my final 30 days so called for PAC code, the first person I spoke to at Three was difficult delaying being put through to the PAC code team, but they did offer the 30GB deal. The PAC code team person I was eventually put through was much better and also offered the 8GB £13pm (no tethering or Feel or home) deal. I was looking at the 15GB 16pm BT Mobile deal but Feel at Home swung it.

Speed on Three does appear to be increasing, I use to get 20Mbps down.
http://www.speedtest.net/android/2144750978.png
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/2144750978
I finally committed to this deal yesterday after failing for find a good deal inclusive of a phone. Glad to here there are 24 new countries being added to the feel at home too - Germany was the one it was really missing for me...
Just changed my deal to AYCE data, unlimited mins/txts + 30GB hotspot £23 a month 12 month contract.
GotBass
orhanftw
skhossain
I got same offer but 600 Min for £15pm
Would have loved to get this as don't need ultd mins but all three people I spoke to on the leaving team said it's not possible. Did you get it recently?
Have you managed to get that?

Nope, they wouldn't budge so I went with the EE deal on here instead: 4GEE with ultd mins texts and 16gb data 20 per month with 88 cashback it was the cashback that swung me that you don't get with this deal

Edited By: orhanftw on Aug 08, 2016 18:53
orhanftw
skhossain
I got same offer but 600 Min for £15pm
Would have loved to get this as don't need ultd mins but all three people I spoke to on the leaving team said it's not possible. Did you get it recently?


Have you managed to get that?
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BT Mobile 20GB The Ultimate Sim Plan £20.00/mo for BT Broadband customers includes £60 Amazon it iTunes giftcard

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Looking for a high data allowance SIMO plan for me and the Mrs, tempted by the EE 16GB/£19.99 but wont get quidco as shes with EE already. Found the Link below takes you to a 20GB offer rather tha…
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Do BT still have overseas call centres? that's the reason I left a few years ago, constant problems and staff who wouldn't ever go off script.
Ditched Sky TV now so could go back.. ;)

Halfmad- apologies, I reported your post rather than replied cause HUKD on mobile view has reply and report right next to each other.

BT mobile is 100% UK based. 80% of all calls are dealt with in sunny South Wales, the other 20% is a mixture of Exeter and Newcastle.

Sport is almost 100% UK

TV, landline, broadband, wifi is currently about 60-40 , though plans are for 90% of all of these calls to be dealt with in the UK by either end of this year / March next year (either because I can't remember)

Billing is about the same as above

All other products: cloud, smart talk, email are almost always offshore and live chat is always offshore

:D
johnnyd57uk
Never got my voucher and I bet you wont too. Countless telephone calls. Wasted my time. This is fraudulent advertising on their part. Check previous posts.
When you fill in the claim form they will ask you for a 12 digit reference number but the one on your recipt is 14 digits long so you cant proceed. Then if you do manage to get someone (online chat is best) they will register your claim but you still wont get it. Mine has been outstanding for 4 months.
A tempting offer but the itunes voucher is a complete con for many (see internet posts)

I got my Amazon voucher. When I filled in the claim form I just entered as many digits as I could. The voucher arrived in the post a couple of weeks later.


Edited By: Dealier on Aug 02, 2016 16:53
you do get Quidco if it's a new contract AFAIK, or am I mistaken?
I've got this deal but for 16 pounds a month, I think it's because I was already a bt mobile customer
robodan918
Never understood how to use that much bandwidth over 4g


​very easy. My son used my hotspot on his ipad for youtube, and smashed 2gb in an hour.
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EE Promotional offer sim only deal 25gb data unlimited text and calls £25.00 p/m (via phone)

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I got this offer earlier 25gb Internet unlimited text and calls for £25 pound sim only deal Over the phone I can't remember how long the deal is on for I spoke to them over the phone
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I asked for my PAC code and got this same deal for £19.99.
O2 had this exact same deal for £25 plus you get nice treats from them every so often.

I think this is a better deal with EE right now:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-16gb-data-unlimited-mins-unlimited-texts-sim-only-12-month-contract-was-34-99-2486239
I'm on unlimited min unlimited text and 4gb data for £23.99 I pay £11.99 a month on half price which I can cancel anytime. Due to Retail price index I get charged £12.30 a month now, how I don't know so with my discounts can I get this for £12.50 pay 20p more because I am on half price £25.00 into 2 is £12.50 a month or is this £50.00 on offer down to £25.00
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Don Simon 1.5L Watermelon juice - £1.00 @ Asda

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1.5L of Refreshing, tasty and no added sugar watermelon juice. Just had a taste and wow is it nice. Been waiting for a nice summer drink that isnt the same old flavours. Juice drink with added…
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SunTzu
scunny
Get to specsavers or a white stick
You want me to get to a white stick???
Well you do seem blind.
scunny
Get to specsavers or a white stick

You want me to get to a white stick???



Edited By: SunTzu on Aug 02, 2016 16:15
SunTzu
scunny
SunTzu
scunny
Gollywood
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paulathompson
Been this price for months
​so why hasnt it been posted before then? This site isnt a popularity contest. Its about helping people find bargains they didnt know was there and I didnt know this product existed till today.
​Because its the regular price in Asda
why does it say NEW on website then?
It doesn't?https://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml?cmpid=afc-_-ghs-_-awin-_-249371-_%20-generic&cm_mmc=ghs-aff-_-awin-_-http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F-_-249371#/product/910002345164
Link,. Just search for it and it DOES say NEW
No it doesn't
Get to specsavers or a white stick
385 degrees for something that doesn't exist. I'm doing it wrong.
scunny
SunTzu
scunny
Gollywood
SandstormBargains
paulathompson
Been this price for months
​so why hasnt it been posted before then? This site isnt a popularity contest. Its about helping people find bargains they didnt know was there and I didnt know this product existed till today.
​Because its the regular price in Asda
why does it say NEW on website then?
It doesn't?https://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml?cmpid=afc-_-ghs-_-awin-_-249371-_%20-generic&cm_mmc=ghs-aff-_-awin-_-http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F-_-249371#/product/910002345164
Link,. Just search for it and it DOES say NEW
No it doesn't
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Vodafone 20GB,Unlimited Mins and Unlimited Text Sim Only (12 Months) for £22.20 p/m (was £37.00) plus one of the following- Spotify, Sky sports or Now TV- Also Quidco- Earn up to £85 cashback. £266.40

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12 months , 20GB 4G UK Data, unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts, 4GB inclusive roaming data, unlimited inclusive roaming minutes and texts plus one of the following- Spotify, Sky sports or No…
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Not even activated my sim yet and they've messed up my bill... Charging £37 not £22.20! Not happy with vodafone already :(

Update: Contacted Vodafone and they have credited the account but still worried about future bills.

Edited By: millw00d on Aug 19, 2016 17:05: Update
horizon-in
Network is good but their customer service is really bad...read Trustpilot reviews 1*



I just did. Then I looked at ee, same.3- same, o2.... same....
Has anyone's quidco tracked?
gogboy
Yeh thats the one I seen, didn't realise this was slightly different, the cashback doesn't seem too much like hassle.
Do you know if you can use this likes of this with topcashback, it's only £5 at the moment I think but don't want to go for that if scuppers the 140 cashback via redemption.
Also with Vodafone direct they have a 30 day trial if not happy, would this apply via mobiles.co.uk

The Cashback with mobiles.co.uk is with them directly, so it might work with topcashback, worth a try, you may have to contact mobiles about the return policy, I know that if you put a sim in an iPhone from them they don't take it back, but with the top 4 carriers directly you have minimum 14 days return period. Mobiles is owned by Carphone warehouse so it's extremely slim chancethey will go bust, It's only a 12 month contract.
Yeh thats the one I seen, didn't realise this was slightly different, the cashback doesn't seem too much like hassle.

Do you know if you can use this likes of this with topcashback, it's only £5 at the moment I think but don't want to go for that if scuppers the 140 cashback via redemption.

Also with Vodafone direct they have a 30 day trial if not happy, would this apply via mobiles.co.uk
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30 Day rolling contract Virgin Media Sim Only Contract £10.00 @ E2Save (£10 Cashback)

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Seems like a very good deal: 250 Mins Unlimited Texts 1GB Data 30 Days Virgin Media Mobile Should be £10 per month but you get £10 automatic cash back making it £0 (Free) for a 30 day sim on…
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Anybody considering these types of deals should look in this thread as well for comparison & usually better ones posted there:

The HUKD Sim only thread - all of the cheapest sim only deals and free sim offers
Our virgin media Internet has been out of action since 16 July . I used up my 250mb virgin mobile allowance and 3-4 days I used £2 per day unlimited Internet allowance . Only managed to clock up 5-6 hundred mb total .That is less than a gb. I'm leaving it for one of other much better deals on offer .

Edited By: Ajazb on Jul 30, 2016 13:16
Cashback *might* not track if you cancel the contract within 30 days, so you'll end up paying at least £10 for another month if you only want a free month's use.
Rolling contract direct with virgin is £10 for 2500 mins unlimited text and 2gb data. Above is ok as a one off but otherwise don't bother.
santashippo
Only posted it because it could be useful for someone wanting a "free" contract

Free for 1 month is a waste of time. Better to just join Life Mobile and pay £6 per month for better allowances and better data speeds.
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VODAFONE PAY MONTHLY £18pm (possible £7.50 after cashback) @ e2save (£216.00 total)

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£7.50 P/M for 12 months 4GB Data Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Texts
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Updated thread to include price prior to possible cashback,thanks
anymore detail plz?
Sounds like a great deal.
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unlimited mins, texts and 12GB data - £19.20 pm (£8 month after cashback) Vodafone @ e2save

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Unlimited minutes and texts plus 12Gb data. Best deal I could find. It's £8 after cash back otherwise £19.20 a month. I've ordered mine, just waiting for credit check now
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tommol
Vodafone are a disgusting company to deal with.
You've not tried EE then..


​Let's be honest they're all much of a muchness. Great if everything works, bit of a ballache when they don't
tommol
Vodafone are a disgusting company to deal with.
You've not tried EE then..
Sorry, my bad. I didn't see the other post, only one I came across was the deal which included 500 mins, not unlimited.
Was this not posted a couple of days ago?
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Vodafone 20GB Sim Only 12mth contract (£22.20 p/m, £10.50p/m after poss cashback) Total £266.40 Incl free Spotify, Now TV or Sky Sports Mobile TV

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Looks like a great deal for the 20GB Sim only 12 month contract from Vodafone. Unltd minutes (UK & EU roaming) Unltd texts (UK & EU roaming) 20GB UK data (incl. tethering) 4GB EU Roaming data 1…
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was tempted to buy this deal yesterday, however quickly did s speed test with my personal EE phone and the vodafone work phone choosing the same server at 11pm in surrey. the results were shocking - while EE registered 65mbps, vodafone was 3mbps. although both the phones were showing LTE/4G+ sign.

glad I didn't make that purchase, will wait for deals around cyber Monday.
malky39
Has anyone with this deal managed to activate the spotify/now TV. Went through the text message I received and it would only give a chargeable option. Called 191 customer services and they said that the account did not include the entertainment pack

I received the sim, activated it in the phone and left it for a day or so to "settle in". I wanted to activate the entertainment pack before porting my number in case it caused any problems not recognising my account. Still no text from Vodafone about the entertainment so I did what was already suggested on here. Text "ENTERTAINMENT" to 97613 and you are sent a link to click which takes you to a Vodafone web page to set it up. Whether it makes a difference or not but I already had the Spotify app installed running my free version. Clicking through the link it recognised my free account and set up my free 12 months in that account straight away. Funny thing was I received a confirmation text from Vodafone afterwards saying it was all set up successfully through to Aug 2018, not 2017!

Doubt very much that's the case as my Vodafone paperwork says 2017 but I will be keeping my eye out with interest next year.

I might have been lucky but my discounted rate was all clearly specified and my bill next month says £22.20 coming out so happy days.

Just have to hope the redemption is painless.
malky39
Matt J
malky39
Matt J
Vodafone live chat said to contact Mobiles, Mobiles said to contact Vodafone, Vodafone live chat then applied a discount but the wrong one and did not adjust the first bill...then i called Vodafone and got a very helpful person who has sorted it out.
My bill now shows the same as in this post: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-20gb-sim-only-12mth-contract-22-20-p-m-10-50p-m-after-poss-cashback-total-2487149?p=28533444
Edit: The problem was Mobiles didn't correctly set up the 40% discount on the sim when dispatching it (though they blamed Vodafone, which is clear isn't the case).
​At least it's sorted. My billing is fine going though as £22.20. Just no sign of the entertainment pack. Even though Vodafone text me telling me not to forget to activate it about 2 weeks into the contract
If it helps, on my bill it (pdf) it reads: "unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 20GB data, 4GB inclusive roaming data, Inclusive roaming calls texts and picture messages, with 12 months Entertainment".
I just set up activated my spotify premium here (there are nowtv/sky options too): http://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/music-tv-and-sports/spotify/
​Just checked the pdf says 12 months entertainment included. But it's still trying to charge me for spotify. Did you transfer your number over? Don't know if that might have caused problems and the number on the pdf is the one that came with the sim

No not yet (it's just arrived, and they don't port over weekends so i've not put the request in). Either way, good news that it's on your bill...should just need to call them up once more with that info.
Matt J
malky39
Matt J
Vodafone live chat said to contact Mobiles, Mobiles said to contact Vodafone, Vodafone live chat then applied a discount but the wrong one and did not adjust the first bill...then i called Vodafone and got a very helpful person who has sorted it out.
My bill now shows the same as in this post: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-20gb-sim-only-12mth-contract-22-20-p-m-10-50p-m-after-poss-cashback-total-2487149?p=28533444
Edit: The problem was Mobiles didn't correctly set up the 40% discount on the sim when dispatching it (though they blamed Vodafone, which is clear isn't the case).
​At least it's sorted. My billing is fine going though as £22.20. Just no sign of the entertainment pack. Even though Vodafone text me telling me not to forget to activate it about 2 weeks into the contract

If it helps, on my bill it (pdf) it reads: "unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 20GB data, 4GB inclusive roaming data, Inclusive roaming calls texts and picture messages, with 12 months Entertainment".

I just set up activated my spotify premium here (there are nowtv/sky options too): http://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/music-tv-and-sports/spotify/


​Just checked the pdf says 12 months entertainment included. But it's still trying to charge me for spotify. Did you transfer your number over? Don't know if that might have caused problems and the number on the pdf is the one that came with the sim
malky39
Matt J
Vodafone live chat said to contact Mobiles, Mobiles said to contact Vodafone, Vodafone live chat then applied a discount but the wrong one and did not adjust the first bill...then i called Vodafone and got a very helpful person who has sorted it out.
My bill now shows the same as in this post: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-20gb-sim-only-12mth-contract-22-20-p-m-10-50p-m-after-poss-cashback-total-2487149?p=28533444
Edit: The problem was Mobiles didn't correctly set up the 40% discount on the sim when dispatching it (though they blamed Vodafone, which is clear isn't the case).
​At least it's sorted. My billing is fine going though as £22.20. Just no sign of the entertainment pack. Even though Vodafone text me telling me not to forget to activate it about 2 weeks into the contract

If it helps, on my bill it (pdf) it reads: "unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 20GB data, 4GB inclusive roaming data, Inclusive roaming calls texts and picture messages, with 12 months Entertainment".

I just set up activated my spotify premium here (there are nowtv/sky options too): http://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/music-tv-and-sports/spotify/
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Vodafone 4G Red Value Smartphone Sim 12 months - unlimited mins & text 12gb data - £19.20 p/m (£8 after redemption) (£230.04)

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Yes I know its Vodafone, but value wise looks a good deal, think it comes with free spotify as well
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Thanks for that pointer, the deal is still available today Tue 23/8.

Had been with e2save for last 21 months on a 100% cashback deal which they have paid out totally reliably - but a TalkMobile (ie MVNO on Vodafone) with no 4G or roaming & fairly limited allowances (ie 3 months to go to get last cashback claim in).

Don't forget opportunity for £5 of TopcashBack on the way to e2save. It's £8.50/m net of course.

I plumped for this 'Red Value' mainly for the 40 country roaming opportunities and 4G when abroad; although data there limited to 4GB rather than full 12GB; with bonus of being able to call WITHIN the roaming countries not just 'back to UK #s' (as you can with Three's Feel at Home); and 4G potential when abroad, not capped to 3G as for instance Three is in Italy and also tethering is permitted!
http://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/costs/travelling-abroad/inclusive-roaming/index.htm


Edited By: mk-donald on Aug 23, 2016 13:09
Can you use an existing account for Spotify?
When they advertise

VODAFONE 4G RED VALUE SMARTPHONE SIM ONLY and VODAFONE 4G RED VALUE IPHONE SIM ONLY

whats the difference? Surely any sim of the right size would work in any phone?
Mobiles.co.uk are doing the 20gb plan after redemption for £10.50 per month
Firefly1
Matthaus
porsche007
best cheapest deal i have saw...great deal
​It not exactly.
it's been ~£20 before for 20GB and spotify premium

And this is less than half the price.


​Oops totally missed the redemption part. soz.
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Vodafone 20% off all SIMO contracts + Phone Contract

Instructions:This is a code sent by a vodafone, it should work on all contracts in july. Just stick it in it on the basket page and see what happens.  
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gsj87
20% off what exactly? That would help

SIMO + Phone Contracts
20% off what exactly? That would help
Can you apply for me to get discount just upgraded
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EE 16gb Data, unlimited mins, unlimited texts (Sim Only, 12 month contract) - Was £34.99 NOW £19.99! £239.88 @ EE after Quidco cashback (£78) Cost per month £13.49

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EE 16gb Data, unlimited mins, unlimited texts (Sim Only, 12 month contract) Was £34.99 NOW £19.99! £239.88 @ EE After Quidco cashback (£78) Cost per month £13.49 Enjoy 16GB of 4G data (double
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Don't do that you will lose Quidco I had the same issue email order acknowledgement takes about a week and just over a week to get the sim.

ayrejc
TheEqualizer
Went for this offer yesterday, all seemed to complete however I have had nothing from EE.
Quidco has told me it has tracked at £70.
Anybody else had this? Was expecting an email confirmation from EE immediately but nothing so far. Not sure if it has gone through?
Will try them on chat, but dont want them adjusting the transaction incase it impacts on the quidco?
Will try them on chat, but dont want them adjusting the transaction incase it impacts on the quidco?
Had same, initially tracked @£70 but had email saying sim on way and now quidco showing £88[/quote]
TheEqualizer
Went for this offer yesterday, all seemed to complete however I have had nothing from EE.
Quidco has told me it has tracked at £70.
Anybody else had this? Was expecting an email confirmation from EE immediately but nothing so far. Not sure if it has gone through?
Will try them on chat, but dont want them adjusting the transaction incase it impacts on the quidco?
Will try them on chat, but dont want them adjusting the transaction incase it impacts on the quidco?[/quote]Had same, initially tracked @£70 but had email saying sim on way and now quidco showing £88
how do you get the vouchers
How do you cancel BT Sport when the free trial expires?
bulletfoss
nuttyphilt
bulletfoss
I can't seem to find the £19.99 16GB Data option under SIM only deals on the website.
Where do I find this please?
The last day of the offer was yesterday.
Expired then, darn it!
I will get it next time around..
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EE 16gb Data, unlimited mins, unlimited texts (Sim Only, 12 month contract) - 50% OFF! Was £34.99 NOW £17.99! £215.88 @ EE

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I was told about this by an EE sales rep when negotiating a new contract. Very helpful chap, put me on it early! 16GB data, Unlimited Mins, Unlimited texts Was: £34.99 Now: £19.99 £16.49 if…
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my quidco didnt track, i rang them (EE) and they assured me they could see it and it would track.

raised a claim with quidco but unsure what to do if it doesnt track with the next 14 days (you can cancel the EE sim if you are not happy within 14days).
Decent deal.

Update using the NHS discount code, they claim there is a glitch so its not taking the codes. No sure if too many of you have signed up.
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Deal title was late edited this morning from £17.99 to £19.99 per month - reinstated original deal title. Correct deal info was posted here

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-16gb-data-unlimited-mins-unlimited-texts-sim-only-12-month-contract-was-34-99-2486239
It's £16.49 if you're an existing customer ordering a 2nd sim
Tracked at £70 with Quidco for me.

Edited By: webvictim on Jul 27, 2016 04:05
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iD Mobile SIM 6GB 500m 5000t 1 month contract uswitch exclusive £12.50 via Uswitch

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Could go either way, posting a phone deal... I don't use the minutes much, and who even uses texts now there's Whats*pp? But I do need an ok amount of data, this beats the next best thing I've found…
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I did that a few months ago because they had a double the data deal on (this one I think) for the same price I was paying. They said at present I could not move to it and the only way to get it was to leave them and come back.
I told them that if I was leaving I was not coming back and went to BT for less data but £5 cheaper. However as I have said I was very happy with them when I was with them so much so I moved my wife across to the new deal :)
In fact when my 12 month deal is over with BT I will probably go back to ID.
I can confirm this too

I called yesterday and they said open a new contract, but I'll lose my number

So the only way is to leave
matt101101
Mitch_s_s
Can I switch to this if I'm already on ID?
Ring iD CS and ask? The worst they can say is "no".

I did that a few months ago because they had a double the data deal on (this one I think) for the same price I was paying. They said at present I could not move to it and the only way to get it was to leave them and come back.

I told them that if I was leaving I was not coming back and went to BT for less data but £5 cheaper. However as I have said I was very happy with them when I was with them so much so I moved my wife across to the new deal :)

In fact when my 12 month deal is over with BT I will probably go back to ID.


Edited By: 97browng on Jul 29, 2016 08:16
Mitch_s_s
Can I switch to this if I'm already on ID?
Ring iD CS and ask? The worst they can say is "no".
polly69
Went with ID after being with Tesco for 2 years and from day 1 it was a joke couldn't get a signal in my house or street and i live in Birmingham, ive never had a issue before. I had 4gb of 4G but couldn't use 500mb as i never had a signal i stuck with it for 3 months until a friend rang the house and asked why my mobile was off when it was on and on the table infront of me. I contacted iD's **** poor customer service and they asked why i wanted to leave, i explained i couldn't get a signal they were not surprised. iD are a joke and its no wonder they give out loads on minutes and data its to tempt people to their service but most leave when they experience the poor signal and customer service. Im now with Life and have no such problems.
So you changed networks without checking whether the new network had a good signal in the places you spend the most time?

It's always worth grabbing a PAYG SIM to test how good the signal on a network you're thinking of signing a contract with is in the places you need it. It doesn't even have to be a SIM from the same MVNO, just one that uses the same actual network (Three, in iD's case).

Also, for what it's worth, iD aren't cheap because the signal is rubbish, they have the same signal as Three....for better or worse.
Can I switch to this if I'm already on ID?
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Standard SIM deal - 1000 minutes, 5000 txts, 1.5 GB data £5.95 - 30 day contract on LIFE Mobile via uswitch

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cheaper than the same deal with 1gb 3G network on EE UK Call centres https://lifemobile.co.uk/ - rodman
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Worked here too. Got one of these to test it out.

Got a missed call from Romania today that's never happened before and a weird message left.

Seems odd with a pretty much brand new number as not ported yet
FrugalFergal
Can I use a Life mobile sim card in an EE locked phone without getting it unlocked? I know theoretically you should but I only want to know from someone who has practically tried this. Thanks


​Yes you can
Can I use a Life mobile sim card in an EE locked phone without getting it unlocked? I know theoretically you should but I only want to know from someone who has practically tried this. Thanks
I did a speed test of Life's 3G data connection earlier, it was a pleasant surprise when you hear about the data throttling practices of certain the other MVNOs.

https://s32.postimg.org/wzzy9di6d/Screenshot_20160803_221302.png
Cumbrian Hammer
Quidco cashback declined.

Same here :(
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LIFE Mobile via uswitch - 2000 minutes, 5000 Texts, 3gb Data, 1 Month rolling contract - £9.45

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Just come across this deal...£9.45 through uSwitch. 2000 minutes 5000 Texts 3gb Data 1 Month rolling contract, reviews don't look to bad. Thought I'd share... Be gentle...first post..... 10…
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this 2000mins, is it cross network?
Yes.
this 2000mins, is it cross network?
you can also get directly from them 2500min, 2500text and 2gb data for £7.50 a month if you call them
Joshm74
Already paying £6 for 1Gb, phoned customer service and they bumped me up to this one. Thanks OP!
Me too, thanks OP
Already paying £6 for 1Gb, phoned customer service and they bumped me up to this one. Thanks OP!

SIM Only Deals, the Basics



When you purchase a mobile phone, you can choose to buy a new handset along with the right SIM card, or go for a SIM Only package without the handset. SIM Only deals come with different amounts of free minutes, text messages and mobile data. They also tend to cost much less than combination packages, as customers don’t need to pay extra every month to pay off their handset, making them a great option for people on a tight budget or who want a flexible mobile contract.


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When mobile phones first came onto the market in the late 1980s, there was no question of separating the SIM deal from the handset. In fact, the earliest phones didn’t even use Subscriber Identify Modules, which started to be introduced after 1991. Nowadays, SIMs are the nerve centre of most phones, storing data, contact details and determining the identity of mobile subscribers. From the start, they have been used as an international standard, allowing them to be used in different makes of handset, although a number of different types of SIM are currently in use.



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SIM Only deals can last for a wide variety of contract lengths, which is one of the key differences with SIM and phone deals. By only renting the SIM identity, mobile users can pay for short bursts of phone activity, or extend their contract for months or years, whatever works best for them. In the UK, SIM Only deals account for roughly half of all phone contracts.

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When you take out a SIM Only deal, you can choose a range of different options, including:



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Minutes – Mobile providers compete to provide customers with the largest amount of free minutes per month, with offers providing as much as 600 hours, which is more than most people will need. Some deals sacrifice minutes to offer more data, so if you don’t tend to talk much on your phone, check your package to find the right deal.


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Nowadays, many mobile owners choose to use their devices to stream movies and TV shows while they are on the move, and there are special SIM Only packages for this kind of activity. Giffgaff and Three offer packages with large data allowances that are tailored to streaming fans. However, always remember that packages for heavy users come with a much higher price tag. Data allowance of 20 to 30GB can be three times as expensive as basic packages, so think twice before choosing the most comprehensive package – it could well be a waste of money.



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When you come to decide, there are other things to consider beside minutes, SMS and data. For example, networks have differing signal strengths. To find out who offers the strongest signal near you, head to the websites of each provider and use their coverage checker tools to find out the local signal strength:



EE
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Giffgaff
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If you have decided to go for a SIM Only deal, finding the best possible deal is a challenge. The mobile market in the UK is congested, with a crowd of different companies offering what, on the face of it, seem like very similar products.



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There’s no seasonal rhythm in the SIM Only industry. Unlike smartphones, when you can secure bargains on older phones as new models are announced, SIM Only deals can be purchased anytime. However, major companies tend to offer big reductions at certain times of year. 

Check out their deals at the start of the student year. Phone companies know that students are a big market, and often target them with special offers. Also, be sure to follow their deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November and the beginning of December. At the start of the Christmas season, mobile firms tend to try to sell as many contracts as possible, and big savings are possible. The same applies to New Year sales, so keep your eyes peeled after Christmas too.



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