'Free' mobile broadband' with £1 Sim from Samba Mobile @moneysavingexpert.com
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'Free' mobile broadband' with £1 Sim from Samba Mobile @moneysavingexpert.com

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Found 6th Feb 2013
Moneysavingexpert.com has an offer, using a code to get a £5 Sim for £1 that you can earn free credit by watching a few ads

How does it work? You pay a one-off cost for a Sim card or dongle, then earn data credit by watching ads. Every ad you watch is worth 3.5MB of data. Ads vary in length - we found some as short as 30 seconds, while others were over five minutes.

Samba says watching 2.5mins of ads per day will earn you enough data to cover the average person's monthly broadband usage of 517MB/month.Code gets £5 Sim for £1. Sim cards (including micro-Sims) usually cost £5 or dongles (needed for laptops), £25. But we've blagged MoneySavers a special deal.Use the code MSE1 at the checkout and get a Sim card for £1 (£4 off the standard cost). You can also get £4 off the £25 dongles, making them £21.
Delivery's included, but Samba suggests you get it delivered to a home address rather than work. The offer runs from Wed 6 Feb until on Fri 15 Feb 2013.
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There is a write up on this sim and another called Ovivo here
Both sound interesting.
Haters are about Heat from me
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scotty2

There is a write up on this sim and another called Ovivo hereBoth sound … There is a write up on this sim and another called Ovivo hereBoth sound interesting.



Ovivo

£10 for free calls & texts & data for life is tops
YouDontWantToKnow

linemartinlewisspockets.com



Bit harsh - he doesn't have a financial interest in the site anymore as I understand it.

"In 2012, MSE joined the MoneySupermarket group, and Martin used some of the proceeds to set up a £10m charity fund. The first £1m is being donated to Citizens Advice."

At least he made his money by helping people save it!
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youchoose

Haters are about Heat from me


The review sounded pretty positive to me... at the end of the day what do you lose? £1 ... I think it's a pretty hot deal myself. Can't understand the naysayers and the fact it's cold ... never mind you can't please some of the people any of the time !
Ovivo = Good
Samba = Not so good

Tried both, have an ovivo Sim in a mifi device (+ a spare to give double data!)

Samba i must've spent an hour clicking on adverts every minute or so just to get 100mb of data
I value my time more than clicking on hundreds of adverts to get a decent data amount!
Plus i think samba have some sort of detector that stops you from loading up several adverts at once.

So, not for me!
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gerrymig

The review sounded pretty positive to me... at the end of the day what do … The review sounded pretty positive to me... at the end of the day what do you lose? £1 ... I think it's a pretty hot deal myself. Can't understand the naysayers and the fact it's cold ... never mind you can't please some of the people any of the time !


I agree.. he's helped a tremendous amount of people save and recover a lot of money...why shouldn't he get some financial reward.
Samba runs on 3 but Ovivo on vodaphone so it will depend on your reception if either of them are useful or not
why cold? seems like a good deal to me
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As I said before what have you got to lose except £1? cheaper than spending £5 so in my eyes that's a pretty hot deal ... where's the heat
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gerrymig

I agree.. he's helped a tremendous amount of people save and recover a … I agree.. he's helped a tremendous amount of people save and recover a lot of money...why shouldn't he get some financial reward.



He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no mistake about it.
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I think some people vote cold on everything just for the hell of it ... at least I give a reason if I vote...
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YouDontWantToKnow

He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no … He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no mistake about it.



I'm sure that he did... why would he do it for free? Would you? Give him a break I'm sure he's done far more good than harm
YouDontWantToKnow

He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no … He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no mistake about it.


Typical cut off your nose to spite your face mentallity
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gerrymig

I'm sure that he did... why would he do it for free? Would you? Give him … I'm sure that he did... why would he do it for free? Would you? Give him a break I'm sure he's done far more good than harm



You mean like telling the whole world to fix fuel prices at the max levels or was that the press getting carried away? On the balance of it we could possibly argue that whatever ended in is pocket could have came from yours.
YouDontWantToKnow

linemartinlewisspockets.com


This sounds more like a personal beef with Martin Lewis. Anyone who has an income originates from someone else.
Hot from me used on holiday and great for the laptop.
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databar

Hot from me used on holiday and great for the laptop.


Great .... thanks for the positive response, nice to hear from someone who's actually used the product .. thanks for the heat:D
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kabs

This sounds more like a personal beef with Martin Lewis. Anyone who has … This sounds more like a personal beef with Martin Lewis. Anyone who has an income originates from someone else.


I agree. We are all entitled to our own opinion, just as we are free to pick and choose whatever deals Martin Lewis broadcasts on his site. It does sound as though YouDontWantToKnow has a bit of a phobia about Martin Lewis.
Edited by: "gerrymig" 6th Feb 2013
I have been using Samba for about six months, I have it in my 3 mifi and use it for my wifi only ipad when I am in the motorhome. Works perfectly for me.
Me too I've use cut since June last year when I bought an iPad with 3G not a single regret.
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gerrymig

I agree. We are all entitled to our own opinion, just as we are free to … I agree. We are all entitled to our own opinion, just as we are free to pick and choose whatever deals Martin Lewis broadcasts on his site. It does sound as though YouDontWantToKnow has a bit of a phobia about Martin Lewis.



No phobia about Lewis. Rather than the fact I find it quite odd that his advice contradicted my own thoughts on caning the population on gas & elec charges. Obviously the press was at fault. Not him.......
This is a good sim card and worth the £1 for free internet on iPad 3G. They run on 3 network so it pretty good. I'm glad I got one of these kept my wife entertained while she was in and out of hospital. It saves you on prepay Internet. Believe me.
Heat added
Had one of these for a few months and use it in my iPhone to tether if my home network is being rebellious. Can't go wrong for £1 here.
Worth a shot for a £1, hot from me. Thanks OP.
Signed up
whats the deal with using samba or ovivo abroad does anyone know?

also, is the samba dongle unlocked?
Edited by: "deadduck_145" 7th Feb 2013
I've been using Samba for about 6 months, it's great just start the software from your PC and click on a few adverts, you don't even have to watch them, just open up another tab and start browsing. I have 2GB on mine at the moment.
YouDontWantToKnow

No phobia about Lewis. Rather than the fact I find it quite odd that his … No phobia about Lewis. Rather than the fact I find it quite odd that his advice contradicted my own thoughts on caning the population on gas & elec charges. Obviously the press was at fault. Not him.......



Give us a comparison between your thoughts and his otherwise it's all conjecture. I've never had a problem with his site or advice and the forums on his site are quite useful.
YouDontWantToKnow

No phobia about Lewis. Rather than the fact I find it quite odd that his … No phobia about Lewis. Rather than the fact I find it quite odd that his advice contradicted my own thoughts on caning the population on gas & elec charges. Obviously the press was at fault. Not him.......



His advice contradicted yours so he's evil all over then is it?

Regardless of how much money he's made, hes helped me and thousands of others save a whole heap. I don't care what cut / percentage or other gain he had out of it... he saved me money and helped me recover a lot too. Money that I otherwise would have never got back or saved. That's a plus in my books.

So what is this conspiracy theory of yours then anyway?

Btw, HUKD also profits from us saving money via their site!
I use a Samba SIM in my iPad mini works great! They also support DC-HSPA so speeds of 15Meg can be got over 3G (if your device supports it).
118luke

Ovivo = GoodSamba = Not so goodTried both, have an ovivo Sim in a mifi … Ovivo = GoodSamba = Not so goodTried both, have an ovivo Sim in a mifi device (+ a spare to give double data!)Samba i must've spent an hour clicking on adverts every minute or so just to get 100mb of dataI value my time more than clicking on hundreds of adverts to get a decent data amount!Plus i think samba have some sort of detector that stops you from loading up several adverts at once. So, not for me!



Ovivo were very good. But they are now charging £15 for a SIM (up from £5 initially) and are giving half the allowance they started off with.
Jeez, can we lose the comments about Lewis!, I'm trying read the comments about the deal to see if it's any good, not to read up on Lewis' life history.
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bladeflyer

Jeez, can we lose the comments about Lewis!, I'm trying read the comments … Jeez, can we lose the comments about Lewis!, I'm trying read the comments about the deal to see if it's any good, not to read up on Lewis' life history.



I think the general opinion is it is a good deal and that's from their personal experience
I've been using it for the last 3 or 4 months with good signal strength/quality and no problems.
im on ovivo, for a couple of reasens,it is saving me money as i do not need a contract any more,i also donot need to pay for my dads contract or sons contract,we can ring each other for free & text each other for free,the first 100 mins do come out of your allowance but after that if you are on ovivo like we all are it costs us nothing,so you save we have save lots,in fact iv save £360 with the ovivo and had no problems at all.
Thank you
If you have an 02 dongle can you put this sim into it and use it for laptop and smasung galaxy tab or am I bieing stupid?
amazing that this one gets hot and the last Samba deal went cold!
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2
YouDontWantToKnow

He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no … He just ran a website where the people helped him make money. Make no mistake about it.



Mmm... Sounds familiar
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