2GB, unlimited calls and texts for £7.50 / Extra 2GB for £10 and 8GB for £15. - Smarty mobile
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2GB, unlimited calls and texts for £7.50 / Extra 2GB for £10 and 8GB for £15. - Smarty mobile

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Edited by:"lexchung"Found 10th Nov
2GB, unlimited calls and texts for £7.50
Extra 2GB for £10 and 8GB for £15.
Uses the 3 network.

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They use the Three network.

I’ve been on this for a few months. 4gb for £10. I use very little data but it is nice to know there is some in the tank if needed. It’s great only being charged for the data used. My last bill was £5.68.
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I’d imagine that this will be of use to a few at present. I will wait until they have all aspects of their network up and running. Being limited to the UK is a problem for me

Who's network do they piggyback off of? And is anyone with them, what are their data speeds like?

I’ve been on this for a few months. 4gb for £10. I use very little data but it is nice to know there is some in the tank if needed. It’s great only being charged for the data used. My last bill was £5.68.

They use the Three network.

My wife's been with them for 3 month. She's on 2gb package for £7.50 a month. November's bill was £5 after credit on the account for not using mobile data and October's bill was £6.36 due to some mobile data use I think it was around 1gb usage

I don't really understand why they have different plans. It reads like if you go over you still only pay the same price per mb?
So if you say use 5gb your bill will be the same whatever plan you are on.

In the Gaming section, huh? Interesting

sounds like a great deal if you do not use data much or indeed at all, £5 a month for unlimited calls texts cant be bad

patcho10th Nov

I don't really understand why they have different plans. It reads like if …I don't really understand why they have different plans. It reads like if you go over you still only pay the same price per mb?So if you say use 5gb your bill will be the same whatever plan you are on.

From what I understand, you pay £1.25 per GB, over your selected plan. Not sure if it's Pro rata or not but the refund for unused data is.

Thanks never heard of these, may give them ago towards end of month when my giff gaff runs out.. do you still get credit back if you don't select auto-renew? There's no PayPal option and I don't like storing my card details

Signed up with them a few night ago, waiting for my sim

Shows how greedy the main service providers are.
I was with talkmobile , set up by carphone warehouse on voda's network. Voda bought them out - then shut network down , 10 quid bonus if move to voda. No thanks.
Now with 1p mobile - ee network - works for me.

Time to give up on giffgaff i think

zzzz5 h, 37 m ago

Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , …Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , set up by carphone warehouse on voda's network. Voda bought them out - then shut network down , 10 quid bonus if move to voda. No thanks.Now with 1p mobile - ee network - works for me.

Never heard of 1p mobile either, might be worth it for me, I hardly use any minutes or data, and roughly 200 texts a month
Edited by: "malnuman" 12th Nov

Downside with 1pmobile is you have to top up £10 every 4 months or lose service. 60p week cost , get 60 mins calls.
There have been deals on hukd about 1pmobile

I left giffgaff and moved to smarty and not looked back giffgaff browsing was very slow

RunningSquid10th Nov

Who's network do they piggyback off of? And is anyone with them, what are …Who's network do they piggyback off of? And is anyone with them, what are their data speeds like?


Three's mobile network

I have this deal and tbh I am not sure why it isn't more popular. I use it for calls mainly and my last few bills have been £5 for unlimited calls and texts. I ditched giffgaff and so far so good. In fact I am getting one for my mum and hopefully she will finally dump BT... I don't know how you can beat this if you use your phone for calls primarily.

Was just looking at this for my son. Wasnt sure as not hard of smarty but after reading the comments will go for it. Thanks@

Currently paying £21.99 for a SIM only contract with EE (4GB of data) so going to give this a try. Heat added!

Worst provider I have ever used.
They advertise their minutes as unlimited, however it really is not. My sim card stopped working without warning as I was about to drive on the motorway, so if anything happened and i needed my phone I would have been stranded. I contacted them through their very unhelpful live chat, and was told different things by rebecca who was extremely unprofessional and unfriendly. They are refusing to fix my issue and have offered no compensation. I have already started the porting process to another network so hopefully that shouldn't take too long.

Signal is terrible as well, my calls often disconnected due to poor signal. It was rare to see more than 1 bar of signal in Birmingham and Leicester. I think it's also a 3g only service, as I have never received 4g in the 1 month that I was with them
Edit: also no additional services such as a 'call catcher' or any way to notify you if someone has called when you have lost signal (which will happen a lot with smarty) or when your phone is off
no roaming, international calls or premium calls
Edited by: "alexgen" 16th Nov

Surely looking at Plusnet makes more sense if you are OK with the EE network?

1.5gb+500min+1000text = £5
4gb+1500min+Unlimited Text=£9

30 day contracts..

alexgen1 h, 53 m ago

Worst provider I have ever used.They advertise their minutes as unlimited, …Worst provider I have ever used.They advertise their minutes as unlimited, however it really is not. My sim card stopped working without warning as I was about to drive on the motorway, so if anything happened and i needed my phone I would have been stranded. I contacted them through their very unhelpful live chat, and was told different things by rebecca who was extremely unprofessional and unfriendly. They are refusing to fix my issue and have offered no compensation. I have already started the porting process to another network so hopefully that shouldn't take too long.Signal is terrible as well, my calls often disconnected due to poor signal. It was rare to see more than 1 bar of signal in Birmingham and Leicester. I think it's also a 3g only service, as I have never received 4g in the 1 month that I was with themEdit: also no additional services such as a 'call catcher' or any way to notify you if someone has called when you have lost signal (which will happen a lot with smarty) or when your phone is offno roaming, international calls or premium calls



Are you sure your phone is compatible with 4G on Three network (800MHz & 1800MHz)? I had plenty of 4G on SMARTY in Birmingham.
Edited by: "hugh1988" 16th Nov

Been on SMARTY for two months now and no problems whatsoever. Good coverage, good speeds and instant replies from support.

patcho10th Nov

I don't really understand why they have different plans. It reads like if …I don't really understand why they have different plans. It reads like if you go over you still only pay the same price per mb?So if you say use 5gb your bill will be the same whatever plan you are on.


It's not possible to go over. The plans are there to act as a cap for your spending. If you run out of data in your plan internet will stop unless you buy a data add on.

alexgen2 h, 41 m ago

Worst provider I have ever used.They advertise their minutes as unlimited, …Worst provider I have ever used.They advertise their minutes as unlimited, however it really is not. My sim card stopped working without warning as I was about to drive on the motorway, so if anything happened and i needed my phone I would have been stranded. I contacted them through their very unhelpful live chat, and was told different things by rebecca who was extremely unprofessional and unfriendly. They are refusing to fix my issue and have offered no compensation. I have already started the porting process to another network so hopefully that shouldn't take too long.Signal is terrible as well, my calls often disconnected due to poor signal. It was rare to see more than 1 bar of signal in Birmingham and Leicester. I think it's also a 3g only service, as I have never received 4g in the 1 month that I was with themEdit: also no additional services such as a 'call catcher' or any way to notify you if someone has called when you have lost signal (which will happen a lot with smarty) or when your phone is offno roaming, international calls or premium calls


This is making me think twice!

Great deal but hate having to get a new number I'll stick with my ridiculously overpriced 2gb, unlimited calls/texts with o2 for £20 a month >_<

Been using them for a month+ and it's using exactly the same network as Three, which I was using before with unlimited data, but found out I have been paying too much for not using any extra data, did my calculation, this Smarty, the company is indeed worth getting it if you are not using too much data per month, I paid £5.38 last month, no regret!

Clis28 m ago

Great deal but hate having to get a new number I'll stick with my …Great deal but hate having to get a new number I'll stick with my ridiculously overpriced 2gb, unlimited calls/texts with o2 for £20 a month >_<


You can easily move your old number over. Call up O2 and ask for PAC code. Log in to SMARTY and enter it in this box:

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Wait 24 hours. Done.

zzzz12th Nov

Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , …Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , set up by carphone warehouse on voda's network. Voda bought them out - then shut network down , 10 quid bonus if move to voda. No thanks.Now with 1p mobile - ee network - works for me.


I am on 1p mobile as well and find them fantastic. I did notice though that when sending a message to the report Spam number (7726), I get charged for it even though it’s supposed to be free. However at 1p a text it’s not a huge issue, but just wondered if you (or anyone else using 1p mobile) have had the same issue?

hugh19882 h, 7 m ago

Are you sure your phone is compatible with 4G on Three network (800MHz & …Are you sure your phone is compatible with 4G on Three network (800MHz & 1800MHz)? I had plenty of 4G on SMARTY in Birmingham.


I've used Three mobile before and have received 4G, so I'm sure my phone is compatible with 4G

I'm with them, only issue is no roaming. Otherwise really good!

RunningSquid10th Nov

Who's network do they piggyback off of? And is anyone with them, what are …Who's network do they piggyback off of? And is anyone with them, what are their data speeds like?


Smarty is a sister company of Three Network.

Been with these for two months. Been great so far. Can't fault them.

Ordered mine, now just waiting for sim to be delivered!

zzzz12th Nov

Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , …Shows how greedy the main service providers are.I was with talkmobile , set up by carphone warehouse on voda's network. Voda bought them out - then shut network down , 10 quid bonus if move to voda. No thanks.Now with 1p mobile - ee network - works for me.


Vodafone already owned them a while ago before deciding to close them down they bought them of carphone about 2yrs ago afaik
Edited by: "sdduk2" 16th Nov

Clis3 h, 29 m ago

Great deal but hate having to get a new number I'll stick with my …Great deal but hate having to get a new number I'll stick with my ridiculously overpriced 2gb, unlimited calls/texts with o2 for £20 a month >_<


It's really easy to keep your number: portnumber.co.uk/tra…RTY

Good so far. Its the three network. Works fine. 4G coverage at home and at work. Drops down to 3G on occasion but no worse than my previous provider o2.


Rates are super cheap. Keep data usage low and you will pay very little a month. Unlimited calls and texts included. 30 day contract.

Downsides
No roaming or international calls/texts.
No access to tube Wi-Fi in London
No Three Wuntu App.

Can live with that if I pay £6 a month

Online chat has been fast responding and answered any questions quickly and accurately

I know you can buy more data if you run out on the 2GB and 4GB plans but is that the same for the 8GB plan?

Just at to be clear this isn't some fly by night start up virtual mobile, it is actually Three who own Smarty...
They are aiming it at the Millennials, who want data, no commitment and aren't bothered about about changing their phone.
So hopefully be a safer bet than some of the other Virtual networks that come and go and are joke. The ones that make me mad are the ones who claim to now offer 4G and their bandwidth is so small and get such low prioritisation on the network they use, you get speeds of like 2-3MB, and I use to get faster speeds on 3G!
Vodafone have also launched a new branded network in what seems to be a knee jerk reaction called Voxi.
Edited by: "gilesrdavies" 16th Nov
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