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EE Sim only deal. unlimited mins, unlimited text, 30Gb data. £30 p/m. 12 mth deal £360.00

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EE 4G Multi SIM Deal includes: - EE's fastest 4G - 30 GB data - Unlimited text messages - Unlimited minutes 12 months plan Included EU calls, texts & data BT Sport app access Six months free…
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spannerzone
mynameisthehulk
Not great considering I am on 16gb at £11.50. I am hoping for something like this at about £20 :)
That's a ​retention deal though isn't it?
No, sim only on the website.


Personally I think its hot, unless you stream lots of data, unlimited UK&EU plan that could save you a lot of money dumping the landline/internet. I average 20GB on both mobile and Broadband, if I cut down internet streaming at home I could easily be wirefree EU wide.

EE even beat Voda on EU data at 15GB out allowances and included EU wide calls from Europe, Voda currently give you 2-4GB EU data on their top plans

If you have low EU roaming data, send picture texts (MMS) or travel frequent outside Europe (£5 a day roaming) - one, two or all three Vodafone is the one for you.

http://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/costs/travelling-abroad/inclusive-roaming/index.htm


When EU roaming becomes "inclusive" this year 15th June I think Vodafone will really up its game, EE just pre struck 6 months early which Vodafone really should have done with a massive Christmas campaign given its is the period to advertise, brexit and it is the market leader. Infact Vodafone missed a massive opportunity by not pre striking the iron pre referendum - it had the money (billions from Verizon stake) to blitz its own bremain inspired campaign without even mentioning the referendum, a unity campaign if you will (and invested in direct vodafone call centres)


Anyway June 15th:
http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/money-charges/mobile-roaming-costs/index_en.htm
mynameisthehulk
Not great considering I am on 16gb at £11.50. I am hoping for something like this at about £20 :)


That's a ​retention deal though isn't it?
It's getting cold in here. Put on all your clothes
mynameisthehulk
Not great considering I am on 16gb at £11.50. I am hoping for something like this at about £20 :)


I get 20gb for £15 with bt. Any good?
the uswitch deals have finished now on EE. Although existing customers can get 10% off the above as a 2nd line.
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Jim Henson : Power Of The Dark Crystal #1 (First Edition Print) (Signed by author Simon Spurrier) £3.35 @ Forbidden Planet

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Thought this was a nice bargain keepsake for anyone who's a fan of The Dark Crystal - signed by the author Simon Spurrier. In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, r…
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Fab! Thanks! I love anything by Jim Henson :)
Thank you :)
The dark crystal is the scariest film ever made!!
Ordered, nice find op! Love anything Jim Henson related, just thinking about The Dark Crystal is filling me with a lovely nostalgic glow! :)
Love, love, love Dark Crystal. Heat, even though I have no idea if this is any good.
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30 day (Three) 600mins/unlimited/2GB £6.99 - almost half price of Three with double the data! @ TPO

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Or pay £3 more for a extra 500MB (NOT)! The cheapest way to get Three UK's 4G on a 30 day term, infact £5.01 cheaper than THREE a month with double the data!! Three Essential Plan 1GB Data 60…
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seaniboy
Keith9534
Is this an actual real deal? When I tried the link it said "there is no sim available"
The direct checkout link isn't working now, removed, hit 'GET DEAL' and navigate ;)

Thanks

Looks a bit too good to be true if I`m honest. Has anyone got one yet? I saw the Candy telecom deal that didn`t look real but hopefully this is good

Any idea about tethering?


Edited By: Keith9534 on Jan 18, 2017 11:56
Keith9534
Is this an actual real deal? When I tried the link it said "there is no sim available"


The direct checkout link isn't working now, removed, hit 'GET DEAL' and navigate ;)
Is this an actual real deal? When I tried the link it said "there is no sim available"
ricardocosta102977
three are giving 8GB/600mins/unlimited for £13 currently, 12 months though.at least that's what my local shop says.

30 days^

good if you need 8GB and dont need flexibility
three are giving 8GB/600mins/unlimited for £13 currently, 12 months though.at least that's what my local shop says.

Edited By: ricardocosta102977 on Jan 17, 2017 19:41: cost
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BT mobile sim 15Gb £16 month with discount if you have BT broadband £192.00

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Plus £80 pound gift card.for... Amazon etc Data 15GB 4G 12 month contract BT Wi-fi Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Texts on a twelve month contract
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Juanpablo
Black Friday got 20gb data unltd mins txts£15 mth less amazon vioucher 80 less tcb 58.50 nett cost 41.50 for 12 mths ! 3.46 Mth
Cool story bro
Looks like a good deal to me.
Why is this going so cold?
Black Friday got 20gb data unltd mins txts£15 mth less amazon vioucher 80 less tcb 58.50 nett cost 41.50 for 12 mths ! 3.46 Mth
I've finally received all the cashback from BT (broadband and 2 sims) + 2 paid TCB claims, with the other confirmed and
ready to be paid...all in all about £477 off a £600 spend
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Giff gaff unlimited everything - £20.00 a month - 4g DATA- SIM ONLY

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Speed reduces after 6gb
machomansavage Avatar5d, 23h agoFound 5 days, 23 hours ago20 Comments
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machomansavage
Expired my deal! Don't know why people upload deals on this anymore so many ungrateful a** holes!

now now, you post a deal you have to accept it for what it is, and sadly this is not a deal from a very poor company :( better luck next time
Giffgaff speeds aren't even 4G. They're basically 2G on steroids, also it's better to go to Virgin for £15 a month to get 20gbs 1500,Unlimited on 4G
glaspark
machomansavage
Expired my deal! Don't know why people upload deals on this anymore so many ungrateful a** holes!
Because it's not a deal. This is the standard price!


​well keep your thoughts to yourself en. if in fact "standard" why comment? ... what a griping life u must lead
switched to giffgaff recently as the service is better at home and thinking of moving again after the hash they make of porting your number. Took 10 days - and they dont tell you when they dont make the promised date.
patcho
Speed reduces from slow to slower?
lol , indeed, but its a good basic value from the point that theres no credit checks,its capped.. and you can load it with data whenever you feel like it vs every month
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EE Sim only unlimited mins unlimited texts 15gb data (shared for 2) £27.00 or £13.50 each with no contract @ee

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Don't know if this is of interest I had 2 SIM cards, one for myself and the wife paying £47 a month for sim only 30 day rolling. After ringing to say we wanted to leave they done us a good deal
matthewnunn1986 Avatar6d, 1h agoFound 6 days, 1 hour ago6 Comments
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do you get wifi calling on PAYG?
Hate this company with vengeance ... How Ofcom haven't shut these down, God only knows
you can double the data for an extra £1 when taking out a shared plan, wonder if this would qualify
Seems a decent deal to me.
I doubt there's many deals out there with 7.5gb and unlimited texts and called for £13.50 as that's what it works out to
R0adRat
I don't know why so cold, yes you can get better deals but not necessarily with Ee. I think a similar EE one yesterday was 12gb unlimited mins and texts for £16.89 so if you need two sim cards and 15gb is enough between you then it's a fair price.


I agree
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EE Sim only deal. unlimited mins, unlimited text, 20Gb data. £15 p/m. 12 mth deal £180.00 (retention deal)

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My contract had come to an end so I phoned EE and told them I was leaving and going to 3. They offered me this retention deal without any haggling.
Daftasabrush Avatar6d, 10h agoFound 6 days, 10 hours ago107 Comments
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My EE contract expires on 6th April, called 150 and selected I want to leave, I've been told I am talking with retentions team and I quoted the Virgin £15 for 5000 min unlim txt and 20GB and asked if they could match that.

Waited 5 sec and said yes - EE Max Plan, unlim min, unlim txt and 20GB + 15GB in EU. Accepted, took 2 min to switch on the new plan. That went surprisingly fast. Done.

Eligible to upgrade / jump on another plan after 3 months fyi.

Thanks guys :D

Edited By: Bogditzy on Jan 19, 2017 15:38
Daftasabrush
DominikB
Daftasabrush
DominikB
Now, has this deal thread been expired for a reason? I is not available anymore?
Do not understand your comment?
What are you trying to get across ? Do you want the deal and can't get it?
Do you need some help?
Many people have taken advantage of this posting and had a result, as the whole purpose of this site ???
Well, no. No need for help. Just rang them this evening, mentioned Three's £13 a month plan and also Virgin Mobile's £15. The EE representative said £15 is expired and they do not offer it as if today. Asked for a PAC...
@Daftasabrush I sense upset in your post. Did i get it right? ​
It's how you talk to them, odd people haven't got the deal over the last few days, some have today!
It's all down to who you get on the phone, and your communication skills..... oops your in the "I have failed,poor skills department"
I can't agree with this enough. This tends to be my experience on the whole, communicating well with them tends to reap a reward. Managed to negotiate a 1000 min, unltd texts and 4Gb data for £8.99. I don't need the 20gb here and appreciate the cheaper cost. I had around two months of my sim only deal left.
DominikB
Daftasabrush
DominikB
Now, has this deal thread been expired for a reason? I is not available anymore?
Do not understand your comment?
What are you trying to get across ? Do you want the deal and can't get it?
Do you need some help?
Many people have taken advantage of this posting and had a result, as the whole purpose of this site ???
Well, no. No need for help. Just rang them this evening, mentioned Three's £13 a month plan and also Virgin Mobile's £15. The EE representative said £15 is expired and they do not offer it as if today. Asked for a PAC...
@Daftasabrush I sense upset in your post. Did i get it right? ​
It's how you talk to them, odd people haven't got the deal over the last few days, some have today!
It's all down to who you get on the phone, and your communication skills..... oops your in the "I have failed,poor skills department"
Daftasabrush
DominikB
Now, has this deal thread been expired for a reason? I is not available anymore?

Do not understand your comment?

What are you trying to get across ? Do you want the deal and can't get it?

Do you need some help?

Many people have taken advantage of this posting and had a result, as the whole purpose of this site ???


Well, no. No need for help. Just rang them this evening, mentioned Three's £13 a month plan and also Virgin Mobile's £15. The EE representative said £15 is expired and they do not offer it as if today. Asked for a PAC...

@Daftasabrush I sense upset in your post. Did i get it right? ​
DominikB
Now, has this deal thread been expired for a reason? I is not available anymore?

Do not understand your comment?

What are you trying to get across ? Do you want the deal and can't get it?

Do you need some help?

Many people have taken advantage of this posting and had a result, as the whole purpose of this site ???
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Three 12 month SIM only deal 4GB, U/L Mins/Texts £10/month £120.00

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This seems to be an exclusive deal via 3G but you end up purchasing directly from 3 Store. It's 4GB for price of 2GB so I suspect after 12 months your allowance drops back to 2GB Be aware this d…
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loofer
Wow haters on here or what. Is it cold because it's a crap deal or because of the retailer 3G?
TBH the voting seems erratic. I posted the identical deal last week via "sister" website 4G and it hit 440+.
loofer
ryanbower94
Also on uswitch and mobiles.co.uk etc so wouldn't say it was exclusive, your right tho it's not publically available on there site
Interesting. £G themselves say it's exclusive, although they don't specifically state exclusive to them but what else would that mean. Looks like Advertising Standards Agency needs to be involved.
Agree, if same deal is available via Uswitch then I would go through them.

If this isn't posted then post this , same deal but people like uswitch - https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/sim_only_deal/684a8780bea07d2022cd64d2767d0a8f0f5f477f?comparison=cD0vbW9iaWxlcy9jb21wYXJlL3NpbV9vbmx5X2RlYWxzLyZwbz0w
Wow haters on here or what. Is it cold because it's a crap deal or because of the retailer 3G?
loofer
AndyRoyd
Quite impressed that a deal from 3G hasn't been pulled yet, but maybe wait until the direct URL is quoted.
Don';t understand this comment. Are you saying the are banned on HUKD?
Here's direct link to deal https://3g.co.uk/sim-only
Not saying 3g is banned, just that all recent 3g deals (as is this one) gets pulled for whatever reason.
Also note your "Get Deal" link goes to the three.co.uk website but I assume it should land at 3g's website as that is the source of the deal?
ryanbower94
Also on uswitch and mobiles.co.uk etc so wouldn't say it was exclusive, your right tho it's not publically available on there site
Interesting. £G themselves say it's exclusive, although they don't specifically state exclusive to them but what else would that mean. Looks like Advertising Standards Agency needs to be involved.

Agree, if same deal is available via Uswitch then I would go through them.
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SIM only EE deal - 8GB unltd mins and txt £13.50 for 12 months - £162.00

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This is my first ever post but had to share on here My contract was up for renewal and not wanting to change my phone I opted for a sim only deal Using the plusnet deals as bait, I called 150 an…
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Just did the 150, spoke to cancellations to ask for PAC code, spoke to 3 different people, not one tried to get me to stay, told the last person what I would be getting from Virgin's deal, they said, yeah great deal, made no attempt to counter or match it, so took my PAC and have swapped. Turns out Virgin use EE network to piggyback off anyways, so big discount and same coverage as before, not sure if I've received good service or not??? either way am now paying less for more :-)
Tried retentions again and they wouldn't offer me the 20gb for £15. Will try again tonight
They would match the plusnet deal, but only on a 12 month contract vs. 4Gb/unlimited/unlimited on 3 day. No 8.99 here. So I decided to go with Plusnet - 7.50 deal. it's good enough for me.
mubashar
I went for:
12M SIM Max Plan 4GB £22.99 PLAN
Deal: £7.99pm (£15 discount pm)
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
4GB of 4G++ Data
All calls & data can be used in Europe
BT Sports app & suscription
I called 150 and selected option to upgrade or leave. I did not need to ask for PACK code but this was a Retentions team member. I asked if they can match the offer I had seen for unlimited minutes and texts and 4GB Data for £8. She checked with her manager and confirmed that they could. She said that this would include only 0.5 GB of data in Europe. She said that is only available on the Max Plan and went back to check with her manager and came back to confirm that they could indeed offer it to me. :)
This now also included BT Sports as well as full use of allowance in Europe.
I was not asked for any details of the offer I had asked to match. The offer I had was actually £10pm but with £24 Cashback worked out to £8pm (http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/shopping-basket?/cache/basket/add/sim_only/pay-monthly-three-micro/three-4g-10-unlimited-e-12-4gb/free-delivery/cashback-by-redemption/index.html/add/sim_only/pay-monthly-three-micro/three-4g-10-unlimited-e-12-4gb/free-delivery/cashback-by-redemption)
She mentioned 50p charge for calling 084/085 numbers and I asked her to maintain the ADD-ON I always have:
300 min of 084/085 numbers for £3 pm
Worth the extra £3pm if you need to call such number every now and then and also can be used to make international calls via 084/087 access numbers.
I was hoping that the discounted main plan would roll on after 12 months but I was told that I would need to ring in and see what upgrade options were available at that time.
I was also told that I was entitled to an offer on a second line and that they could offer the exact same deal.
I think if one has Wifi at home and work, 4GB of data is plenty. Good luck with your efforts.
Damn lucky you got a great deal there, I called them yesterday and all I got from Retention was
2GB Data, Unlimited Calls & Text for £10 a month :/
I went for:

12M SIM Max Plan 4GB £22.99 PLAN

Deal: £7.99pm (£15 discount pm)
Unlimited Minutes
Unlimited Texts
4GB of 4G++ Data

All calls & data can be used in Europe
BT Sports app & suscription

I called 150 and selected option to upgrade or leave. I did not need to ask for PACK code but this was a Retentions team member. I asked if they can match the offer I had seen for unlimited minutes and texts and 4GB Data for £8. She checked with her manager and confirmed that they could. She said that this would include only 0.5 GB of data in Europe. She said that is only available on the Max Plan and went back to check with her manager and came back to confirm that they could indeed offer it to me. :)

This now also included BT Sports as well as full use of allowance in Europe.

I was not asked for any details of the offer I had asked to match. The offer I had was actually £10pm but with £24 Cashback worked out to £8pm (http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/shopping-basket?/cache/basket/add/sim_only/pay-monthly-three-micro/three-4g-10-unlimited-e-12-4gb/free-delivery/cashback-by-redemption/index.html/add/sim_only/pay-monthly-three-micro/three-4g-10-unlimited-e-12-4gb/free-delivery/cashback-by-redemption)

She mentioned 50p charge for calling 084/085 numbers and I asked her to maintain the ADD-ON I always have:

300 min of 084/085 numbers for £3 pm

Worth the extra £3pm if you need to call such number every now and then and also can be used to make international calls via 084/087 access numbers.

I was hoping that the discounted main plan would roll on after 12 months but I was told that I would need to ring in and see what upgrade options were available at that time.

I was also told that I was entitled to an offer on a second line and that they could offer the exact same deal.

I think if one has Wifi at home and work, 4GB of data is plenty. Good luck with your efforts.

Edited By: mubashar on Jan 15, 2017 20:30
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Vodafone SIM only 22GB data, unlt mins & texts, free roaming, free skysports/Spotify/nowtv £18.50 pm (12 months - £222.00)

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Came to the end of my current Vodafone deal which I got from here - 20gb, unltd mins & texts on red plan for £20 a month with free Netflix Went abroad a lot for £3 a day and was happy with it tbh!…
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I'm currently on the 20gb deal, 12month sim only and it runs out next month.. Is it worth going on web chat and trying to go for this? They're not going to fob me off with some rubbish deal I hope?
aj_nu
Slick Rick
brassy
I've just managed to get 2months free 10 months at £18.50 for unlimited texts and minutes 22gb and 4gb roaming and also the redplan of Spotify / sky sports or now tv I'm happy with this deal as never had trouble with Vodafone
I just renewed with Vodafone. It was the same tariff as the OP, but they offered me it for £22 a month for 12 months. I wish I had seen this thread before I signed up. :(
If you just renewed, you can cancel and try again - you always have 14 days to change your mind from when you first renewed/signed up! Hope this helps.


If I agree a deal, then I tend to stick to it. If I'd looked on here before signing up again, I would have got the £18.50 deal, but as I've agreed the £22 one, that will be me for another year.
Has anyone tried to get this deal as a new customer or a pay and go customer?

Edited By: Wii89 on Jan 18, 2017 09:54
Slick Rick
brassy
I've just managed to get 2months free 10 months at £18.50 for unlimited texts and minutes 22gb and 4gb roaming and also the redplan of Spotify / sky sports or now tv I'm happy with this deal as never had trouble with Vodafone
I just renewed with Vodafone. It was the same tariff as the OP, but they offered me it for £22 a month for 12 months. I wish I had seen this thread before I signed up. :(
If you just renewed, you can cancel and try again - you always have 14 days to change your mind from when you first renewed/signed up! Hope this helps.
I managed to get the deal in the OP but in a slightly different way - please note that I got mine through renewal (I am currently with Vodafone and contract was set to expire in 45 days). He offered it to me for £22.20 plus 1 month free and I said "can you do any better because that still works out at more than what I am currently paying?" He said "I can give you 2 months free" and that works out at £18.50 a month (£22.20 * 12 = £266.40 - £44.40 = 222 / 12 = £18.50) I used the live chat after asking if there are any better deals than what's currently on the website. AND telling him the best current deals (go to the Three website and search the Virgin 1 month deal currently on HUKD and mention those to the live chat to see if they can beat it).

Hope this made sense! :S

Basically, I got what this guy got!
brassy
I've just managed to get 2months free 10 months at £18.50 for unlimited texts and minutes 22gb and 4gb roaming and also the redplan of Spotify / sky sports or now tv I'm happy with this deal as never had trouble with Vodafone


Edited By: aj_nu on Jan 17, 2017 13:24
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EE sim only 12GB @ ee.co.uk 16.89 [Existing Customers / Second line]

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This seems like a great deal, was 27.89. Few other offers on there but this is the top value one. Its the fastest 4G too, upto 90Mb, not 60Mb. Existing customers / second line deal. Took o…
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Good deal as true WIFI calling on EE
jh787
shouldn't a second line be more cheaper than any current offers available?
As mentioned earlier £15 for 20gb is available without too much haggling from EE so surely they should match that...
This IS cheaper than the plan for new customers. New customers pay £19.99.
But still, at this price, you can get more from other providers. My work gets me 20% off as well on this plan which amounts to approx £14 but it is still not a good deal with all the choices available at the moment.
shouldn't a second line be more cheaper than any current offers available?
As mentioned earlier £15 for 20gb is available without too much haggling from EE so surely they should match that...
t002236
Wasn't there a virgin sim with 20gb for £15?


I was tempted by that but there's no tethering agreement with any of Virgin's plans.

I don't really understand the logic. "Here is a finite amount of data, but you can't send 0's and 1's in certain ways just in case you actually use the data you paid for." I could understand if it was an "unlimited" plan, but not capped.
I've been with EE SIM only for years, but left yesterday and joined the Three 30GB, 600. mins and unlimited texts deal for £18 yesterday. This is still a great deal for those wanting to stay with EE, so heat added.
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Three Sim Only Deal - unlimited texts/minutes & 4gb data - total deal £10pm x 12 months - £120.00 via USWITCH

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Great deal on Three network Unlimited minutes Unlimited texts 4GB of data (4g) Not included: Personal Hotspot Allowance Feel At Home - rodman
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Aman
omarmahmood
REPOST AFTER REPOST!!! I have this deal but I also have feel @ home and tethering for the same price.

Where did you manage to get that agreement for the free tethering?


​Errrrrm.. Three Mobile
omarmahmood
REPOST AFTER REPOST!!! I have this deal but I also have feel @ home and tethering for the same price.

Where did you manage to get that agreement for the free tethering?
Cold from me, was a three customer for many years had lots of hassle with the Mumbai Mafia over an upgrade, never again !
I had collections agencies chasing and threatening me for many years, all because their call center wouldn't take no for an answer.
They refused to accept the 14 day cooling off period.
omarmahmood
AndyRoyd
abdulqureshi123
Great deal on Three network, Unlimited minutes, Unlimited texts, 4GB of data (4g)
Pretty much the standard recent offering via affiliates and 3. I posted same deal via another route few weeks ago. Numerous others since. Offers decent value if the 3 network ticks boxes.
Andy what did you end up getting then?​
Nothing. I have no requirement ATM.
Really... 3? need i say more...
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Up to £80 Cashback on Vodafone SIM Only 12 Month Contracts @ TopCashback

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SIM Only - 12 month - £17.00 (Discounted to £8.50) per month £55.00 Cashback SIM Only - 12 month - £22.00 (Discounted to £11.00) per month £65.00 Cashback SIM Only - 12 month - £32.00 (Discoun…
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I got a new contract In July via TCB. It tracked, then declined. Ticket raised, and they "found a matching transaction" and it became payable last week. Stick with it, keep an eye on it and you will hopefully get your money.
You can normally get the same deal/discount with Vodafone via the online chat and no worrying about cash back tracking or not. I definitely recommend saving the chat history once you've agreed to a deal incase of any issues though.
My last three purchases with TCB tracked and then vanished near the time it was due to pay.chased it and didn't hear back. Given up on TCB now and just use Quidco.
charlesb224
You make your purchase and it doesn't track, you log a missing cashback claim, and they put it on ice for 6 months....
I'm not expecting mine to come through from October - still not tracked...


​Totally agree. I've had a similar experience. supposed to b £80 cashback but only tracked at 60. is now showing as payable but still not what it should be. And you have to wait months for the query to be sent to Vodafone. Becoming more and more unreliable. Quidco is even worse.
Half price for 6 months
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£6.00 SIM ONLY DEAL. Unlimited mins, Unlimited Txts, 2GB data 30 day contract @ Broadband Choices

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Candy Telecom is a pretty new kid on the mobile block, and what it does best is 30-day SIM-only deals with unlimited calls and texts. Because they only operate on a one-month basis, you can stop yo…
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Im another one whos been scammed by candy, thought as it was promoted by broadband choices it was legit. Live chat worked whilst i was signing up and i asked who provided tge network and was told three, other people have been told or read that its vodafone.
Anyway off to the bank tomorrow to see what can be done.
In the mean time ive also emailed broadband choices aswell as ofcom.
Has anyone actually ordered and received a SIM card?
Broadband choices still promoting this offer. Also live chat of Candy Telecom is back. Anyone got any updates?
email sent to broadband choices

Paul Smith

Jan 12, 10:33 GMT

Candy mobile: Dear sir/madam

I took out a sim only deal with candy mobile going through your site, i recieved no sim, but they took my money and set up the direct debit (which i have now canceled)

I emailed them through thier site, but no reply, i phoned them on numerouse occations during normal office hours only to get an answer machine, the picture below shows what they say is offered for contact, the live chat does not work at all.

If you look on hukd web page thier is a thread for a deal in your company name to take you to the candy mobile deal with lots of other complaints on it.

Would you please contact candy mobile and update me

Regards

Paul smith
I emailed Broadband Choices and received the following reply. As they say they have not received any complaints people may want to consider complaining to Broadband Choices and using the email given to contact Candy.

Thank you for contacting broadbandchoices.

I am sorry about the problems you have been experiencing with Candy Telecom.

Let me assure you that for any provider to show their deals on our site, they go through an extensive vetting process to ensure the validity of their business practices.

It certainly seems odd the experience you have had with Candy Telecom as, up until Monday, we had not received one complaint about the way Candy have been conducting their business.

I appreciate the fact that you have already tried to contact Candy directly, however my suggestion would be to try again by emailing this address with your query directly:

[email protected]

Candy have assured us that someone will respond within 24 hours. If after 24 hours you have still not received a response concerning your query then please get back in touch with us, and I will investigate the matter further.

Thanks,
Graeme


Jan 9, 21:13 GMT

Candy Telecom: Dear Sirs

You have an offer for Candy Telecom on your website. i am concerned by how this company operate. I have taken out and cancelled a sim with them through your website. They have note yet refunded my money they took and when i rang their office was closed during normal working hours - it went to a voice mail.

What concerns me more is that the Company seem to be flouting UK consumer law.

On their website it states that the cancellation period is 7 days and they refer to:

Customer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

These regulations were repealed in 2014 and as you know consumers have 14 days to cancel.

This is misleading customers and you are promoting the company - they have a 6 pound per month special offer on your website.

They also seem to suggest on their website that you cannot cancel within the cancellation period if their service has been used - this is incorrect as you only pay for what you have used.

I wanted to bring this to your attention as you may not know about the Company's practices.

Yours faithfully

Edited By: maj1 on Jan 11, 2017 10:50
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Just signed up thus it's my first post. Just got of the phone to EE retentions and have been offered. Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Texts 4GB of 4G data 12 month contract. £7.99 Thought it was a
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I paid £1 more than this but a nice monthly saving. Cheers for reminding me to call OP :)
Thank you so much, they agreed to this deal once I mentioned it to them. :)
I'm on £5 unlimited max 4g data unlimited texts and calls and they threw in a Ferrari ! Beat that for retentions !
Tesco do 5k mins 5k txt 12gb data for £17.50 month, which is best for me as EE, 3 etc all have intermittent signal where I live.
i managed to get this deal near the end of November. I just called up and told them i want to leave and they gave my PAC code. They then called back the same day and offered this but on the 4gb Max plan
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Vodafone Sim Only 5GB data, 500min, Unltd texts - Half price for six months £153.00

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Had a look on Vodafone site as my sim only deal was coming to an end and they are doing six months 50% discount currently. I was getting 2GB data, Unltd mins and texts for £17 per month, now it's
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^and that's not available now either.
All very well but time machines are expensive.
I pay £20 12 month contract get 20gb data unlimited texts and calls and Spotify!
^that deal isn't available anymore though
Took Vodafone contract through mobiles.co.uk:
Sim only 12 month for £10 a month, 20gb + 2gb eu + u/c + u/t + tethering... + £16 back from quidco.
Where is discounts on your deal?
Not they are any better but Three have an app that uses WiFi to give you calls and texts through the app, I used to use that at my dads, before I left them, as his flat is a dead zone for mobiles too
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SIM Only Plusnet 2000 Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 2Gb Data £7.50 pm via uSwitch

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Been after a cheap SIM only that can be capped, this looks great. You won't find the deal on the Plusnet site, it is only via uSwitch. 2000 minutes, not the 1000 that has been previously posted
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im thinkin gof moving my daughters away from tesco, there on £7.00 pay monthly sims which gonly give 500mb but finalyl got my pac code from tesco and they said that it wont last and that plusnet will pull the plug on it, they will say that wont they. but i have three of these tesco sims which i'd like to kick away becaue of the bigger data bundles but concerned now about the problems with the data.
The data problems appear to be fixed. I received two sims the other day and they both connected straight away. 4g service has been excellent with good connections all over the place, it was very rare for me to ever get a 4g connection with the Three pre-paid data sim I was using previously. So for us it's all good so far, I just hope that they don't start rationing service quality as user numbers grow.
Ok that sounds positive, i was quite disappointed with Tesco tbh they just said it cant be matched and do you think plusnet will be around in 6months time still offering these deals.

Plusnet Mobile had screwed up the provisioning of their services from their network provider, EE, and once resolved this sorted out the data issues. However their customer service is still poor, with at times blatant lies, and I'll be moving two numbers away from them later this month admittedly paying more for the contracts but I'd rather have good customer service and pay the extra for it.

Funny that Tesco asked if Plusnet will be around in 6 months time, they're the BT Groups bargain basement consumer focused communications provider, they'll be around for years to come (unlike Tesco's online video streaming service and low end tablets).
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im thinkin gof moving my daughters away from tesco, there on £7.00 pay monthly sims which gonly give 500mb but finalyl got my pac code from tesco and they said that it wont last and that plusnet will pull the plug on it, they will say that wont they. but i have three of these tesco sims which i'd like to kick away becaue of the bigger data bundles but concerned now about the problems with the data.
The data problems appear to be fixed. I received two sims the other day and they both connected straight away. 4g service has been excellent with good connections all over the place, it was very rare for me to ever get a 4g connection with the Three pre-paid data sim I was using previously. So for us it's all good so far, I just hope that they don't start rationing service quality as user numbers grow.
Ok that sounds positive, i was quite disappointed with Tesco tbh they just said it cant be matched and do you think plusnet will be around in 6months time still offering these deals.
essexgangsta
im thinkin gof moving my daughters away from tesco, there on £7.00 pay monthly sims which gonly give 500mb but finalyl got my pac code from tesco and they said that it wont last and that plusnet will pull the plug on it, they will say that wont they. but i have three of these tesco sims which i'd like to kick away becaue of the bigger data bundles but concerned now about the problems with the data.

The data problems appear to be fixed. I received two sims the other day and they both connected straight away. 4g service has been excellent with good connections all over the place, it was very rare for me to ever get a 4g connection with the Three pre-paid data sim I was using previously. So for us it's all good so far, I just hope that they don't start rationing service quality as user numbers grow.
im thinkin gof moving my daughters away from tesco, there on £7.00 pay monthly sims which gonly give 500mb but finalyl got my pac code from tesco and they said that it wont last and that plusnet will pull the plug on it, they will say that wont they. but i have three of these tesco sims which i'd like to kick away becaue of the bigger data bundles but concerned now about the problems with the data.
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Can you share data with other devices via a WiFi hotspot? Giffgaff won't let me do that! This is cheaper and I'm minded to change.
​giffgaff allows hotspot
Did not know this.... any idea when the rules changed?


"​Tethering is authorised on all our goodybags and gigabags with a limited data allowance, and when using airtime credit. On our £20 Always On goodybag tethering is allowed for the first 6GB of data, after that tethering will not be available. "
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Three Sim Only deal UNLIMITED DATA, UNLIMITED TEXTS AND UNLIMITED MINUTES £16.00 a month (30 day rolling) retention deal.

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Three's 4G signal (and even HSPA+) is woefully bad in London. I'll be leaving first chance I get, which is a shame because my 30GB allowance is really nice to have.


Totally disagree, I was with 3 for eleven years and sacked them off when they decided the unlimited sim only one plan was going to double in price with a limited tethering allowance, I had 3 contracts running and jumped ship as I was sulking onto "vodaphone" what a mistake I can't wait to get back to 3, I sincerely don't know what your on about with regards to signal I am on the road a lot and could talk for 2 or 3 hours at a time and not drop a signal with 3 and there 4G internet was so good I could run my then PS3 games online through the phones hotspot connection and it was so much quicker than our Sky Broadband connection for downloads ect we actually turned sky completely off and ran everything through our phone hotspots, I kid you not it was brilliant until the day 3 decided long standing customer or not your now going to pay like everyone else ha ha ha
just talk to them and they said we have not got any offer like that - they told me if i can prove thenumber - they will match the same deal for us. i know you can't able to give mobile number and thats what i told them as well. so congratulation for getting that deal - i am paying £20 for U/L minutes, text & 30gb data 12 months - they have cheated with me.
Got 30 days left on my £35 24 month contract, which at the time was z3 unlimited across the board advanced plan, so phoned three cancellation dept and as usual offered me way over the top handset contracts. Told them not interested as i can get them from 3rd parties websites on 3 network for no more than i am paying now £35 a month, say on a s7 edge. So spoke to them about sim only and the best they could do for now was £13 for the advanced plan 12 month unlimited mins & texts & 8gb or the essential plan with same deal but on a month to month for £13 also.

Declined and holding out for a call back from then.
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True say! I spoke to Three again today and the person said if I provided my 'friends' number that can see what offer they actually have and in turn won't expose me to any confidential details. So OP, wanna give your number in a PM so I can validate this deal? ;)
Yeah none of the deals mentioned on this thread were available to me.
I've been with 3 years and out of contract on sim only (monthly) for 2 years. I pay £20 for unlimited data, 200 mins - they couldn't better that at all.
In fact the cancellation team offered me a worse deal from my perspective because they offered me unlimited minutes and texts which I told them I don't use however no tethering and a limit on the data.
Absolutely nada for this loyal customer.
They wanted £20 off me ... I got my PAC Code and threatened to leave. I emailed their complaints department and got a call back saying I was a Loyal Customer (2 years lol) and she could offer me the same deal for £12 and inc 4GB of tethering ... Had to ask her 3 times to repeat the deal and price ... Accepted it straightaway.
Always haggle and never pay a proce if you ain't happy.
What are you getting for £12 then please? Just to clarify, and I'll do an email too. Thanks.
I emailed their complaints department ... https://www.three.co.uk/Support/Contact_us/Complaints_code_form
They will give you a call back fter a day or two max. But I filled out the form and said I love Three but I can't afford the price hike and it's a shane Three are making me move away when I don't want to blah blah blah lol.
Erm what I am getting is a very good deal ... You might get lucky and get it but you can get a better deal than you are now thats for sure.
I'm getting 200mins, Unlimted Data, 4GB Tethering and the Feel at home etc ... £12 a month.
​still expensive with only 200 minutes

I honestly don't think it is ... All I care for is the data I use about 100mins a month of average so 200 is plenty. Unlimted data for £12 is pretty good deal ... Atleast am happy with it lol.

I got offered somet similar to your deal but don't need the minutes. What you have is a good deal though.
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i got offered £9 unlimited data and text 600mins call also comes with 30gb tethering and feel at home on a 30 days rolling contract talk to the cancellation team
did you take that deal? sounds great

Yup took it straight away was on 12month contract before for £9 a month 4gb data unlimited text and calls


​I'm on one plan like plan. £20 for everything unlimited. Tethering is only 12 gb. I'm interested in unlimited data with 600 minutes. What Virgin deal you refer to when calling 3?
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Sim Only 1GB data, 250 mins, 500 sms (30day contract) £5.00pm @ PlusNet

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This deals been missed as a post and appears a bargain for light users wanting extra data. The + value in this deal is as a price match with your existing provider (e.g. EE). Game over @ Tuesday midni…
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This deals been missed as a post and appears a bargain for light users wanting extra data. The + value in this deal is as a price match with your existing provider (e.g. EE). Game over @ Tuesday midnight.
1GB data / 250 minutes /500 texts £5.00 per month
30 day Sim Only contract
Proud to use the EE 4G network
UK customer service
SMART Cap
Whilst mentioned in comments of other Plusnet deals but not in an OP I thought this worthy pointing out, as it might allow people to cut their monthly bill. Credit to Wildecat for the tip off.
what apn settings have you guys got on your mobiles, please list them here ta. Both Pn/EE saying problems in my postcode Liverpool with local mast, call/text seems ok just no Data, also showing connected to tmobile 3g!;

Edited By: Pateo on Jan 09, 2017 01:38
My port to lifemobile took a day. Then switched to the 4G lifemobile and they sent new sim. Sim swap took 3 hours.
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Went for the 2gb deal for £7.50. How long does it take to get a confirm email? Still waiting after 24hrs.
​got my order confirmation email less than an hour after completing order.
I have got it now - I must have got stuck at some manual operator check.
took one day to port. no problems. turned the phone on and off a couple of times as instructed.
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Went for the 2gb deal for £7.50. How long does it take to get a confirm email? Still waiting after 24hrs.


​got my order confirmation email less than an hour after completing order.
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30 Day SIM Only, 5000 minutes, Unlimited texts, 20 GB data, £7.50 for first 6 Months @ Virgin mobile

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Virgin Media are currently offering the above SIM Only deal for £15 on their website but I called them on 0800 052 0422 and asked for 6 months half price. The gentleman over the phone was more than ha…
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You could pop the sim in your phone, activate it, and still cancel. The 14 days is to allow customers to try the service.
Bottom line is, yes, you can return the sim.
If you signed up less than 14 days ago
Your legal right to cancel the contract for free depends on whether you signed up over the phone, in person, or online.
If you signed up over the phone or online
You can cancel the contract for free if you signed up less than 14 days ago over the phone or online. This is called a ‘cooling-off’ period. If you’ve already used the service (eg you made calls on a phone), you’re likely to be charged for what you’ve used.
Contact the business and say you want to cancel the contract because you’re still in the cooling-off period. You’ll probably need to give them details such as your account reference number - check any documents or emails you have from the company.
If you post a letter or send an email asking to cancel within the cooling-off period, the contract will be cancelled from the date you post the letter.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/phone-internet-downloads-or-tv/cancelling-a-phone-tv-internet-or-mobile-contract/

The main reason I'm asking is because of the many issues people have had in terms of cancellations with Virgin, in which they have billed or charged the person before the sim arrived or was used. Maybe its just better to keep the deal they offered on my dads account for a few months until a better sim only appears. There was one for £10 after cashback with Unlimited Mins, Texts and 20GB data from Vodafone. Obviously cashback is risky, but when it does work they are usually good deals.
You could pop the sim in your phone, activate it, and still cancel. The 14 days is to allow customers to try the service.

Bottom line is, yes, you can return the sim.

If you signed up less than 14 days ago

Your legal right to cancel the contract for free depends on whether you signed up over the phone, in person, or online.

If you signed up over the phone or online

You can cancel the contract for free if you signed up less than 14 days ago over the phone or online. This is called a ‘cooling-off’ period. If you’ve already used the service (eg you made calls on a phone), you’re likely to be charged for what you’ve used.

Contact the business and say you want to cancel the contract because you’re still in the cooling-off period. You’ll probably need to give them details such as your account reference number - check any documents or emails you have from the company.

If you post a letter or send an email asking to cancel within the cooling-off period, the contract will be cancelled from the date you post the letter.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/phone-internet-downloads-or-tv/cancelling-a-phone-tv-internet-or-mobile-contract/

Edited By: Splashmo on Jan 11, 2017 21:37
Splashmo
Long story short... the number provided did not work, and after calling the sales team (not the number OP gave), they only would give me 6 months half price if my dad gave his account details and payment went through his account. I'm not happy with this as they persuaded my dad so much that he took the offer. If I call the number OP provided and try to get the same deal on my own new account, what options does my dad have to cancel the new sim (for me) without paying the months charges or cancellation costs? They said the sim can take up to 5 working days.

With any new contract you have 14 days to cancel.

You don't have to wait for the sim to arrive, and there will not be any costs if cancelled within this time. Assuming no calls, texts etc, have been made using the SIM.

You will need to dial 150 from a Virgin landline or 789 from a Virgin mobile, and go through the menus till you get to the 'thinking of leaving us option'.





Thank you for the help. Do you know if I can cancel even if the sim arrives? i.e. Can I cancel if the sim arrives and I do not open it or activate it?
Long story short... the number provided did not work, and after calling the sales team (not the number OP gave), they only would give me 6 months half price if my dad gave his account details and payment went through his account. I'm not happy with this as they persuaded my dad so much that he took the offer. If I call the number OP provided and try to get the same deal on my own new account, what options does my dad have to cancel the new sim (for me) without paying the months charges or cancellation costs? They said the sim can take up to 5 working days.

With any new contract you have 14 days to cancel.

You don't have to wait for the sim to arrive, and there will not be any costs if cancelled within this time. Assuming no calls, texts etc, have been made using the SIM.

You will need to dial 150 from a Virgin landline or 789 from a Virgin mobile, and go through the menus till you get to the 'thinking of leaving us option'.




Edited By: Splashmo on Jan 11, 2017 21:14: rgrgrhrh
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OMG Their customer service team are rubbish, I ordered the SIM at £15 a couple of days ago before spotting this post. So rang them today and couldn't get anyone there to even acknowledge that I had an order, they also mentioned that this deal expired end of Dec. Was pushed from Sales to Billing and then back to Sales again.
Im sure the tariff itself is until 31st January 2017. I called today about the 6months half price and they offered it but on my dads existing account only.
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Currently paying £11.50 for 16GB with EE so this isn't great


That's not a deal anyone is able to get hold of though that's the trouble, though it is extremely good value
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Currently paying £11.50 for 16GB with EE so this isn't great
How?

I can't find the thread for that deal any more. It was with redemption cashback.
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I got my DD on Voda for £6pm. She gets unlimited mins/text and 8gb data which includes world roaming (500mb roaming data)


​link?
I got my DD on Voda for £6pm. She gets unlimited mins/text and 8gb data which includes world roaming (500mb roaming data)
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20 GB 4G Sim Only Virgin Mobile + 5000 min + Unltmd txt £15.00 ( less with quidco/topcashback or loyalty discount) a month on 30 day contract for all customers

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20 GB 4G offer + 5000 min all network + Unltmd txt for all customers (not only retention for existing users like deal before). Basically you have to order sim card up to 31st January 2017. Virg…
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Anybody got their sim yet? Had all paperwork from Virgin. Been 5 days. Oh well guess waiting a few more won't hurt
I'm guessing it would need to be activated by the end of the month to get it for £15 ?
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I was previously on an unlimited everything plan with £10 monthly discount. Just changed to this and my monthly discount has carried over.
Total monthly is now £5 a month! Thanks OP :)
I have a £5 monthly discount on the sim only tariff making it £7, I didn't realise you could carry it over if you change, I've been on this for years. Just changed to a different tariff (1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 1gb data) and my monthly bill will now be £3! :)
This deal is great for 20gb but my phone isn't 4G so there's no point changing to this.
For anyone thinking of doing what I did be careful, my tariff has just changed but they've removed the £5 discount!
Just been on to chat and apparently my tariff is so old that it doesn't exist anymore and neither does the discount. As I've changed the tariff the discount has been removed. Even though it showed my bill would be £3 and no mention of the discount being removed.
I have now upgraded to a 4G tariff (1000 mins + 1GB data) for when I do upgrade my phone. This is £8 but they've given me a £10 credit to make it £7 for the next 10 months.
I am probably on the same deal you used to be on. £7 / month rolling monthly contract (guaranteed no price increase for life) for 1gb. If I understand you correctly you have changed to still get 1gb but of 4g data for £7/month but only for 10 months then £8/month plus any other future price rises.
I don't need 4g so will stick with my old Virgin deal atm.
Thanks for your feedback

Yes that's correct, I also didn't get price increases. I used to get 1200 minutes on the old tariff so 200 less now but I barely use them. I don't need 4G yet but they said the 3G tariffs are being phased out so it won't last forever but I'd keep it for as long as you can. I've now got to haggle again in 10 months time.
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Can you tether with Virgin
Nope
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Voyto
I was previously on an unlimited everything plan with £10 monthly discount. Just changed to this and my monthly discount has carried over.
Total monthly is now £5 a month! Thanks OP :)
I have a £5 monthly discount on the sim only tariff making it £7, I didn't realise you could carry it over if you change, I've been on this for years. Just changed to a different tariff (1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 1gb data) and my monthly bill will now be £3! :)
This deal is great for 20gb but my phone isn't 4G so there's no point changing to this.
For anyone thinking of doing what I did be careful, my tariff has just changed but they've removed the £5 discount!
Just been on to chat and apparently my tariff is so old that it doesn't exist anymore and neither does the discount. As I've changed the tariff the discount has been removed. Even though it showed my bill would be £3 and no mention of the discount being removed.
I have now upgraded to a 4G tariff (1000 mins + 1GB data) for when I do upgrade my phone. This is £8 but they've given me a £10 credit to make it £7 for the next 10 months.
I am probably on the same deal you used to be on. £7 / month rolling monthly contract (guaranteed no price increase for life) for 1gb. If I understand you correctly you have changed to still get 1gb but of 4g data for £7/month but only for 10 months then £8/month plus any other future price rises.
I don't need 4g so will stick with my old Virgin deal atm.
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talk mobile has gone to pot. Worse CS ever, clueless and very poor.
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MR T
here is like to talk mobile

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.talkmobile.co.uk

utter rubbish company

unlike tesco mobile which has won numerous 'Which' awards the reason behind this is Tesco Mobile use 100% UK call centres whereas Talk Mobile use 99% Offshore call centres primarily based in Cairo (trust me you will not understand them there english is poor and confusing)


Also tesco have scored less than talk mobile coming in at 2.8 talk mobile 3.0 so tesco mobile are actually worse lol

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.tescomobile.ie
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here is like to talk mobile

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.talkmobile.co.uk

utter rubbish company

unlike tesco mobile which has won numerous 'Which' awards the reason behind this is Tesco Mobile use 100% UK call centres whereas Talk Mobile use 99% Offshore call centres primarily based in Cairo (trust me you will not understand them there english is poor and confusing)


Also tesco have scored less than talk mobile coming in at 2.8 talk mobile 3.0 so tesco mobile are actually worse lol

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.tescomobile.ie
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here is like to talk mobile

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.talkmobile.co.uk

utter rubbish company

unlike tesco mobile which has won numerous 'Which' awards the reason behind this is Tesco Mobile use 100% UK call centres whereas Talk Mobile use 99% Offshore call centres primarily based in Cairo (trust me you will not understand them there english is poor and confusing)


How often do ring CS THEN? Apart from initail set up?ie pac code transfer? Sounds like you need more friends MR T. All plusnet mobile r in the uk and have a higher success rate of answering than tesco. Still a good deals a good deal! And not gonna pay extra just because a company has a UK CALL CENTRE. Tesco mobile deals have been going down hill for a long time. Once they were a good company but had to open a Ofcom complaint to get outta my deal before moving to life as tesco mobile was in breach of contract, me paying for something I couldn't use. Ofcom advised it was a two way binding contract. So finally a manager bought me out So I was finally free to leave. Haven't been happier since! Just cos a company has great CS doesn't mean you're getting a "bang for your buck"
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3g is the same as 4g?? hahahaha some people have no idea really.


Clearly you don't!
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couldn't find this previously posted but unlimited calls and texts and 12gb of 4g data plus the sport app for 19.99 ( normally £30 a month ,12 month contract) is a great deal in my opinion.
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I managed to get 2 lines upgraded to the 20GB Max plan with 5GB extra free wifi and BT sport for £15 per month on boxing day. You're better off contacting the upgrade team to cancel the upgrade and when asked for the reason, request the 20GB plan with 5GB extra for £15 per month.
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Like you rightly say, 'in my opinion'
This is ice ice cold - In my opinion..
Kind regards and merry Xmas.
Any other suggestions please? Looking at the vodafone 20gb deal for £10 a month at the moment?
Just a quick Google search will reveal all.. Mainly with EE... Eg 16 GB for 8 quids..
The temperature of this deal speaks for itself..
I'll get my coat.. Will need it given how cold it is here..
​your deals sound much better. post them up , there's a good lad.
I bet the Muppet don't reply, all bravado are some people on here! They make it their life's work dissing good deals...
Good deal? Where?? You're deluded..
Do what u were asked then muppet and post your better deals....
Barge
gav123
firstofficer
paza12
firstofficer
Like you rightly say, 'in my opinion'
This is ice ice cold - In my opinion..
Kind regards and merry Xmas.
Any other suggestions please? Looking at the vodafone 20gb deal for £10 a month at the moment?
Just a quick Google search will reveal all.. Mainly with EE... Eg 16 GB for 8 quids..
The temperature of this deal speaks for itself..
I'll get my coat.. Will need it given how cold it is here..
​your deals sound much better. post them up , there's a good lad.
I bet the Muppet don't reply, all bravado are some people on here! They make it their life's work dissing good deals...

Good deal? Where?? You're deluded..
It's a max plan so you can roam in the EU with your whole allowance.

The tesco mobile 5000 mins 5000 texts and 12gb at £17.50 is hot? I'd rather this with the better network, BT sport, WiFi calling and roaming included for EU, surely the £2.49 per month is worth that?
Existing customers can get this deal for £16.99, although it was 20GB for the same cost for Black Friday. There's no better EE deals at present.
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Tesco Mobile January 4G Sim Only Deals! 12GB, 5000 Texts 5000 Mins £17.50 And More!!

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Some good deals to be had. They run on the O2 network. Some tempting prices especially the 12GB One! This was Ballymena Tesco but don't see why it wouldn't be national. 4G plans to according to the…
dmcmsn Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago11 Comments
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Awful deal! Talk mobile do 12gb data 5000 mins and texts an play off Vodafone for 12.00 a month and 48 cashback
Is the supposed deal not standard rates which are available online?

http://shop.tescomobile.com/pay-monthly/sim-only/Tesco+Mobile/simonly/tariff
carlospunk
check out plusnet guys n gals


​Some quick digging around on PlusNet mobile suggests they may be one to stay clear of due to a number of issues/complaints.
check out plusnet guys n gals
killer_cob
Is this on a 3G or 4G network.

4g as it clearly states in title and description
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Three Sim Only 600 mins 30GB 12 month £18.00 @ Three (£13.69 after topcashback)

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Looks like a good deal after cashback. 600 mins 30gb data + 30gb personal hotspot Feel at Home 12 month contract £18 per month £51.75 cashback Equal to £13.6875 per month after cashback.
eshaq786 Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago15 Comments
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Got this deal through 3 customer services (no cashback but not bothered) and kept my 2000 Three to Three minutes free. Makes this deal practically unlimited. :)
Think I got ripped off 600 mins ultd txts 8gb data 6 months £9.50, 6 months £19 Retentions!:{
I know it is less a bit but still £50 CB by quidco.
Yeah sorry guys. My bad. It's showing expired now. It was a cracking deal tho.
I got the 200min sim but quidco was at £65
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BT Sim only £16.00 a month £192 a year £3.50 if bt customer and voucher and tcb pay out!

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Limited Time Offer Get 15GB for £16 THE ULTIMATE SIM PLAN BT Mobile 15GB Plan 12 month contract FAST 4GCURRENT OFFERS & PROMOTIONS FOR SINGLE SIMS ONLY BT SIM 15GB Data15GB BT Wi-fiUnlimited
Anon32 Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago10 Comments
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I got the double data deal, 4Gb £10/month BT customer, £60 Amazon voucher came within 6 weeks and £50 Quidco cash back tracked eventually so worth a punt
RogerN
Sambat
twinkle
Sambat
Good luck getting the voucher!
No problem getting mine no problem getting a relatives either.
The last two sims I got from BT they would not send the Amazon card. I applied but they said I did not. On the last sim I copied the screen on all stages of the claim. They have now given in and sent me the gift card for the second claim, although it appears their system says I didn't apply.
If you claim the Amazon card do take screen copies to back up your claim!.
+1 for that!
always take screen grabs and save for evidence when dealing with any sort of offer, TCB, Quidco, BT you name it. It takes a few seconds and can protect your investment! the more money you're hoping to gain the more care you should take with this. Then you can COMPLAIN and back up your complaints.... and will always win as long as you stick to your guns and complain the right way ie submit a COMPLAINT, repeated in writing if necessary by recorded delivery (claim postage back!). Mobile companies are easy meat because they always want to avoid a complaint to OFCOM, banks and financial services are wary of their ombudsman as well. If you want more instruction on how to complain see MSE
For those who do take screen copies of their claims, quite a few people don't seem to know about the snipping tool in Windows.
It gives a copy of any part of your screen which you can save as a picture.
To get just type snipping in the find box that appears when you click the start button. Far better than Alt/prtScrn

Edited By: Sambat on Dec 24, 2016 18:08
Sambat
twinkle
Sambat
Good luck getting the voucher!
No problem getting mine no problem getting a relatives either.
The last two sims I got from BT they would not send the Amazon card. I applied but they said I did not. On the last sim I copied the screen on all stages of the claim. They have now given in and sent me the gift card for the second claim, although it appears their system says I didn't apply.
If you claim the Amazon card do take screen copies to back up your claim!.

+1 for that!

always take screen grabs and save for evidence when dealing with any sort of offer, TCB, Quidco, BT you name it. It takes a few seconds and can protect your investment! the more money you're hoping to gain the more care you should take with this. Then you can COMPLAIN and back up your complaints.... and will always win as long as you stick to your guns and complain the right way ie submit a COMPLAINT, repeated in writing if necessary by recorded delivery (claim postage back!). Mobile companies are easy meat because they always want to avoid a complaint to OFCOM, banks and financial services are wary of their ombudsman as well. If you want more instruction on how to complain see MSE
twinkle
Sambat
Good luck getting the voucher!
No problem getting mine no problem getting a relatives either.
The last two sims I got from BT they would not send the Amazon card. I applied but they said I did not. On the last sim I copied the screen on all stages of the claim. They have now given in and sent me the gift card for the second claim, although it appears their system says I didn't apply.
If you claim the Amazon card do take screen copies to back up your claim!.
BT,The worst company to deal with, After Amazon customer services!! lol
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£8pm Sim only for BT Customers: 2Gb 4G data, 500mins, unlimited texts, £60 iTunes/Amazon, £25 Quidco (Total deal £96.00)

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After cashback works out at £0.92 per month for BT customers (£5 more if you're not with BT). £60 iTunes/Amazon voucher from BT £25 Quidco
richie79 Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago28 Comments
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aabs
I took the Black Friday deal
No sign of any Amazon voucher and still waiting on quidco but won't hold my breath.
Have you claimed it?

Had to think long and hard about how to answer that one.
Thought it may of been a trick question but I give up and yes I did claim it and wait the 45 days.
Sim arrived and working perfectly well in my car. Many thanks for all those who contributed...
Just ordered - Quidco now states £40 for 'all rounder' plans, which the BT site shows as 'perfect all rounder plan' - seems to fit the description...
Cant find a cheaper deal and EE signal is fine for me.
Heat added. Should be hotter!
Darius
fisi22
Topcashback is £40 I mite order another one last one just paid out
Voucher not yet received thou looks like I have to chase it up
Top cash back says "SIMO 4GB Plan (Was 2GB)
£13 for 500 min calls, 2GB of data and unlimited texts (£15 if you are not in a BT household until 28th April). Plus get an up to £60 Amazon and iTunes Voucher."
Do you think that will count for this deal? Their figures are different on the deal saying £13 per month...

When i ordered it, said £35 tracked at £55 and was paid out within a month they just have not updated it yet
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12 Month Sim Only deal Triple Data 3gb, 1000 minutes, 5000 texts @ TescoMobile - £150.00 total

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Triple Data deals on a few of Tesco Mobiles Deals at the minute. They will also cap your contract so you don't end up with ridiculous bills every month. Dingwall Phone Shop are always helpful.
TJunor11 Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago5 Comments
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So glad took up tht limited plusnet unlimited mins and texts and 4gb for a tenner with plusnet
If anyone's wondering, this was a deal for Tesco Mobile, before the OP edited it to a full stop.

The deal had 3GB of data, 5000 texts and 1000 minutes on a 12 month contract for £12.50 a month, which is why I stepped in with the fact that Plusnet Mobile offers better value and uses a better network.

Edited By: preecey on Dec 23, 2016 20:54: Edit
Not a bad price for one of the better punctuation marks, heat added.
;)
Super deal !!!!
Plusnet Mobile offer 4GB of data, unlimited texts and 1500 minutes on a 30 day contract for £10 a month and they use EE's superior 3G and 4G networks.

Edited By: preecey on Dec 23, 2016 20:41: edit
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FreedomPop Multi SIM 1250 Min/Text 1.25G Data (1st month free) Then £4.99

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1st month free, £0.99 activation fee No credit check Why choose FreedomPop? Highly rated coverage and perks FreedomPop uses Three's nationwide 4G and 3G networks to provide reliable coverage for
djpkinthemix Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago14 Comments
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jaimsiem
this network are beyond doubt the worst I have ever come across. They took money from my account 3 times and never even sent a sim card. Custom service was abysmal.
Please feel free to PM me so I may assist you.
I have been using Freedompop for the last month without a problem receiving and making calls and texts on the free service.
Did that to me too but CS were very nice and refunded each time. Pity I had to ask 3 times, especially as I had asked for my account and details to be deleted after the first withdrawal.
this network are beyond doubt the worst I have ever come across. They took money from my account 3 times and never even sent a sim card. Custom service was abysmal.
Anon32
liston2
I've signed up to there unlimited minutes 2.250mb data £6.99 they can't be any worse than plusnet.
My wife and i have just signed up to plusnet couln't be better to be honest my wife gets double the data and twice the minutes for £2 less a month and i still get my £1 a month deal! At first i was using it as a data sim but i've now ported my number as it looks like it will stay for the time being! Numbers ported not too quickly but thats done now and the reception is great on 2g, 3g and 4g!
I think i would rather have a real mobile signal not some ip over internet! This is a waste of time tbh just check other comments and you can decide for yourself



The mobile service is provided by three on a 4g network and trust me your not paying £6.99 for the same or better deal. Now I have plusnet mobile and broadband and trust me they have problems with there service from every direction.
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12GB data 5000 minuts/texts £12 per month £30 Amazon Gift Card TalkMobile at uswitch.com £144.00

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Talkmobile 12GB data Tethering included 5000 minutes 5000 texts £12.00 per month 12 month contract £30 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card via uswitch.com
aazar Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago7 Comments
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its still a good deal even if 3g! Heat added ;)
this is hot!
this is hot!
I think talk mobile operates on 3g network..
This is good but if your happy to go via topcashback instead of uswitch and if the cash back payouts, you will be quid's in. Currently, talkmobile have the same 12 month package for £12 per month and topcashack are offering £51 cash back. The only thing you won't get is the Amazon gift card :)
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Just got this as a retention deal. Spend half my year out of the country, so this is perfect with the 42 country roaming. Cheers op.
Includes fee Roaming with listed countries
Don't forget Quidco
I'm on unlimited mins / texts / data and 4GB tethering for £17/month.
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12m SIMO £10 monthly unlim mins unlim txt 4GB 4G data on 3 network £120.00

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** "Get deal" link questionable. Access deal via information in post #14. ** Three Essential Plan 12 months contract @ £10/m SIM-only. Monthly allowances of 4GB 4G data All-You-Can-Eat minutes Al…
AndyRoyd Avatar4w, 4h agoFound 4 weeks, 4 hours ago48 Comments
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Take this deal via mobile phone direct and get £2 off via cashback so £8 month. I know some people do not like cashback but it is just extra. Take it or leave it plus cashback via topcashback
Guys i used a link through uswitch and it worked
ow yeh iv just called and check yes I do a hve it :-)
Woaw iv never known of it... so Thank you!!!
Oww sorry iv never heard of that :-/ I think to some certain countries it is... but not sure as iv never asked... went morroco recently n it wasn't free so maybe not... I think for £19 is still a great deal for a 30 day rolling contract :-)
Aamilah786
AndyRoyd
Aamilah786
My upgrade is..
30GB Hot-spot Tethering
All you can eat Minutes
All you can eat Texts
All you can eat Data
30day rolling contract
Bargain for £19
Terrific deal, that's basically the infamous One Plan all over again, esp if using an app to convert the on-handset unlim data to unlim tethering. Does it include FAH as well?
FAH? Sorry I didn't understand what you meant by that?? ow yes I also get 30gb of hotspot tethering too :-)
FAH = Feel At Home = use phone abroad at no extra cost (40+ countries).
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Simon Air - £11.88 - Tesco in store

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Simon Air £11.88 in Tescos, fantastic price as it is £17.99 in Argos. :)
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Thanks :)
You're welcome babe :phttps://s29.postimg.org/3rohsfkzb/4i_TNMu_B1.jpg

Is it spring already!?! :)
Wow - heat from me!
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Thanks :)
You're welcome babe :p
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Thanks :)
Heat 4 Little Miss Sunshine ;)
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ID 30 day sim only £4.00 pm! 250 mins, 5000texts 250mb data! Potential £5 quidco too!

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Bear in mind ID is a MVNO running on 3, so make sure you get signal with them! It's a shockproof deal meaning you can cap usage on it, preset £5 cap, so if you exceed your limit you can do so up t…
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woldranger
iDmobile
woldranger
I went for the £5 1gb deal a few days ago. I had to deal with their CS department - wow, so amazingly inept! After dealing with 6 different people i finally got sorted and ended up being given a months free credit because of how poor their service was.
I've used ID before and hadn't had issues, ah well, it's par for the course with telecom companies!
Hi woldranger, sorry to hear that you had a poor experience when speaking with our team. What was the issue that you were trying to get sorted at the time?
Haha! Two weeks after I posted that, you pop up and ask about my problems. "Stable door, bolting horse", anyone?!
We understand this however we'd still appreciate your feedback if you were not able to easily get things sorted.
You've had my feedback - woeful customer service!
woldranger
iDmobile
woldranger
I went for the £5 1gb deal a few days ago. I had to deal with their CS department - wow, so amazingly inept! After dealing with 6 different people i finally got sorted and ended up being given a months free credit because of how poor their service was.
I've used ID before and hadn't had issues, ah well, it's par for the course with telecom companies!
Hi woldranger, sorry to hear that you had a poor experience when speaking with our team. What was the issue that you were trying to get sorted at the time?
Haha! Two weeks after I posted that, you pop up and ask about my problems. "Stable door, bolting horse", anyone?!

We understand this however we'd still appreciate your feedback if you were not able to easily get things sorted.
iDmobile
woldranger
I went for the £5 1gb deal a few days ago. I had to deal with their CS department - wow, so amazingly inept! After dealing with 6 different people i finally got sorted and ended up being given a months free credit because of how poor their service was.
I've used ID before and hadn't had issues, ah well, it's par for the course with telecom companies!
Hi woldranger, sorry to hear that you had a poor experience when speaking with our team. What was the issue that you were trying to get sorted at the time?
Haha! Two weeks after I posted that, you pop up and ask about my problems. "Stable door, bolting horse", anyone?!
xyhz123456
Their customer service is quite poor (more like it doesn't exist).
I had a plan from them for my daughters phone and I had months of regret. They billed me for data usage that was not used (phone was dead and in a box, but still used data??). They cut the service off and the phone still managed to use 4 gig of data - after they cut the service off!. Eventually went to Ombudsman and got back the £150 I had been billed.
The "Shock" price is also per service (phone/text/data), so a £5 limit means that you could pay up to £15 over (if you use phone + text + data).
I think my mis-billing was probably a rare fault (phone is now on three 3,2,1 PAYG and data usage is normal) but dealing with support made me want to throttle them. CPW staff refused to talk to iD Staff as well, because of how useless they said the service was.
They also send no warnings on usage either, your expected to check with the App, and it can be delayed by 24 hours.
Not saying stay away, Just saying I had a really bad experience with these guys.

Hi xyhz123456, this sounds very strange that you could have been charged for data when it was not used, checking the records stored by the phone is usually a good way to correlate any normal data use.
ShockProof plans can be capped at a minimum extra spend of £5 and this applies to any chargeable event. The ShockProof cap can be raised if required, up to £75 in some cases.
Were sorry to hear about the way you felt whilst dealing with customer services, your comments have been fed back to the management team.
woldranger
I went for the £5 1gb deal a few days ago. I had to deal with their CS department - wow, so amazingly inept! After dealing with 6 different people i finally got sorted and ended up being given a months free credit because of how poor their service was.
I've used ID before and hadn't had issues, ah well, it's par for the course with telecom companies!

Hi woldranger, sorry to hear that you had a poor experience when speaking with our team. What was the issue that you were trying to get sorted at the time?

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.


The History of SIM Cards



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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What Are SIM Only Deals?



SIM Only deals involve two parties – the customer and the mobile network provider. All that the mobile company does is to provide the customer with a SIM card, which can contain an agreed amount of data, and the customer agrees to pay a certain amount every month for the use of the card.



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.

SIM Only – Explained by Carphone Warehouse

Different Types of SIM Only Deals



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



Data – Modern mobile phones require powerful data processing capabilities to run apps and access online services like video or audio streaming. Different users have different data requirements, however, so it’s worth thinking about how much you need. Amounts tend to range from 50MB per month to 500MB or more than 2GB, so there’s plenty of choice.


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.


SMS – They may be basic, but SMS text messages remain a popular way to communicate. Sending individual text messages might be cheap, but if you send 100 or 200 a month, the cost can stack up. Many SIM Only deals include generous amounts of free texts (as many as 5,000 are common, while some even offer unlimited texts). Obviously, not many people will send that many texts per month, but if you do rely on SMS messaging, these are the deals to go for.


SIM Only deals are also divided by mobile companies into packages for different kinds of user. These include light, moderate and heavy mobile users. The price difference between the different tiers can be significant, but if you rely on your phone, buying the extra capacity is well worth it.



As well as for smartphones, customers can purchase SIM Only deals for tablets. These use what are called Data SIMs (which cannot be used in mobile phones). The key feature here is data, with amounts stretching from around 2GB to as much as 20 or 30GB. If you need to use your tablet regularly on public wi-fi networks, these are the SIM deals to go for.



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Is a SIM Only Deal the Right Option?



SIM Only deals are the right deal for people who value flexibility. If you are on the move all the time and only need to use your phone for short periods of time, a SIM Only deal can keep your costs low. You can agree to a contract lasting for a couple of weeks (which is useful if you are in the country for a short period of time), without needing to buy a phone. They are also handy for people who like to keep their old phones. If you are attached to an older device or you don’t want to create any extra e-waste, a SIM Only deal could be ideal.



SIM Only deals can also be cancelled if you aren’t happy with the quality of the service or if you find a better deal. There may be a small charge attached to cancellation, but it will be far less than for a lengthy contract.



Additionally, SIM Only deals do away with the need to add credit to your pay as you go phone. This can really help if you need your phone in emergencies, or you are the kind of person who often forgets to charge up their credits.



Then again, SIM Only deals aren’t necessarily for everyone. If you are the kind of person who always tries to have the most up to date smartphone, SIM Only deals won’t include free or discounted upgrades. When you need to upgrade, this could raise the cost of buying a new phone.



Choosing a SIM Only Deal Supplier



Choosing the right company to sign your SIM Only contract with is essential. Not all companies offer generous rates to new users, even if they provide cheap deals for existing customers, so beware of poor rates.



For example, BT Mobile offer some competitive SIM Only deals, with plenty of data, free minutes and unlimited SMS. However, these are only available to existing customers, and new users have to pay more. On the other hand, Virgin Media offer introductory packages that come with more free features.

Other companies provide special “shockproof” SIM Only deals. These packages are designed to prevent users accessing their mobile network if they go over a pre-agreed level of data usage or call minutes. If you find it hard to moderate your phone usage, and you are worried about spiralling monthly costs, a deal like this could be ideal. Some of the best are provided by Carphone Warehouse.



Things for Heavy Data Users to Think About



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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How to Check Which Network Provides the Best Coverage?



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
O2
Three
Vodafone
Giffgaff
iD (Carphone Warehouse)
BT

These tools allow you to find out whether your favourite network has the capability to deliver super-fast 4G broadband to your phone. If they don’t, it’s definitely worth exploring other options, as poor signal strength can ruin the mobile experience.



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Finding the Best SIM Only Packages



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.



You can go to high street mobile shops such as Three, EE or O2, buy online from companies like BT or Virgin, or even purchase a SIM Only deal from supermarkets like Asda.



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When is the Best Time to Sign a SIM Only Mobile Contract?



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.



Saving Money by Checking out the SIM Only Packages at HotUKDeals



The best way to find a good deal is to use price comparison websites like uSwitch or Cable.co.uk to find out what your requirements are. You can plug in the number of minutes you require, your expected data usage, how many texts you may need, and the length of contract you’d like. These sites will then provide a list of suppliers with packages meeting your needs.



After that, head to HotUKDeals to find out whether these companies are currently running any promotions on their SIM Only deals. Prices quoted on online comparison sites or the company’s own sites will not always highlight coupons or money off deals, so keep track of any discounts via HotUKDeals to ensure that you don’t waste money on your new SIM Only.