Plusnet Mobile 1,000 mins, ult texts, 1.5gb data £5 MSE exclusive
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Plusnet Mobile 1,000 mins, ult texts, 1.5gb data £5 MSE exclusive

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Found 23rd Nov
£5/mth deal we've blagged from Plusnet*, which runs off EE's network. Its range of Sim-only 4G plans is pretty competitive, particularly this one, which comes with 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1.5GB of 4G data.

Not bad for light users

Uses the EE network and can teather

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Also 30 Day rolling contract

is triple data for a month or is it ongoing?

Sounds good, I'm on a measly 100mb p/m on giffgaff. So 1.5gb would be ideal. Can you cap your on limit, or is it what they set? (Which is usually very high), also how are mms texts paid for? Do you have to have Airtime credit to send mms texts?

vegasbaby10 m ago

Sounds good, I'm on a measly 100mb p/m on giffgaff. So 1.5gb would be …Sounds good, I'm on a measly 100mb p/m on giffgaff. So 1.5gb would be ideal. Can you cap your on limit, or is it what they set? (Which is usually very high), also how are mms texts paid for? Do you have to have Airtime credit to send mms texts?


Very few (none that I am aware of) carriers offer any inclusive MMS messages. But with 1.5gb of data why on earth would you need to send / receive any? And here I was thinking that people who still use SMS messages were dinosaurs
Granted MMS is a newer technology than SMS, but MMS has been rendered entirely redundant with mobile data and free messaging apps
Edited by: "Azurren" 23rd Nov

If I take this will it give me a login to the other 1 GBP bt sports deal

This deal is perfect for my wife as her current TalkTalk sim-only 12 month contract runs out next month and for just 5p extra with this deal she will be getting 1.25gb more data and 700 minutes more call time. We also get a better signal with EE in our area too. Thanks for posting.

vegasbaby1 h, 17 m ago

Sounds good, I'm on a measly 100mb p/m on giffgaff. So 1.5gb would be …Sounds good, I'm on a measly 100mb p/m on giffgaff. So 1.5gb would be ideal. Can you cap your on limit, or is it what they set? (Which is usually very high), also how are mms texts paid for? Do you have to have Airtime credit to send mms texts?


If you ring up, you can request for the monthly cap to be set as low as £2 per month. As standard it is about £10 I believe, but could even be higher.

Hmmm, I wonder if they'd let me switch my existing Plusnet 1000 mins, 5000 texts, 1.5GB (3g) data [£5.95pm] to this? (for use on a non-4g mobile)?

Azurren1 h, 19 m ago

Very few (none that I am aware of) carriers offer any inclusive MMS …Very few (none that I am aware of) carriers offer any inclusive MMS messages. But with 1.5gb of data why on earth would you need to send / receive any? And here I was thinking that people who still use SMS messages were dinosaurs Granted MMS is a newer technology than SMS, but MMS has been rendered entirely redundant with mobile data and free messaging apps


Yeah, us Dinosaurs are a dying breed. In all fairness, I don't really use a phone that much, hence the mid price phone, and £5 p/m tariff. What messaging app would you recommend?

T&Cs "Prices, content and terms may change at any time during your contract. We'll tell you about important changes in advance, and if a change is detrimental you'll be able to end your contract without any fees."


So there's nothing stopping them from increasing the price as early as next week? Highly unlikely, but what about in a couple of months.

Stompa53 m ago

Hmmm, I wonder if they'd let me switch my existing Plusnet 1000 mins, 5000 …Hmmm, I wonder if they'd let me switch my existing Plusnet 1000 mins, 5000 texts, 1.5GB (3g) data [£5.95pm] to this? (for use on a non-4g mobile)?


Yes they would.... just give them a call. I did exactly that a few months ago when a similar deal was running. I also had a non-4g old Plusnet SIM (well LIFE mobile actually) and was using in in a non-4g phone. I called up to switch to the new deal, they had to send me a new SIM out (because all net Plusnet SIMs are 4g now by default), and I'm using that quite happily still in my non-4g phone. Even though this deal is for a 4g SIM, you don't ever have to use 4g, it will just drop down to 3g (or even 2g) if your phone can't handle 4g.

Best to call ASAP though as if it's anything like last time, you call up and explain you want to switch to the new deal, and if you don't already have a 4g SIM, they have to send you that first.... then when that arrives you call them up to actually switch your deal. So you need to hope this deal is still on by the time your SIM arrives.

gilders32 m ago

T&Cs "Prices, content and terms may change at any time during your …T&Cs "Prices, content and terms may change at any time during your contract. We'll tell you about important changes in advance, and if a change is detrimental you'll be able to end your contract without any fees."So there's nothing stopping them from increasing the price as early as next week? Highly unlikely, but what about in a couple of months.


If you read this guide:-
plus.net/hel…ns/
.. it explains that Plusnet will put up the cost by the RPI percentage every March.


Though of course there is nothing stopping them putting the price up at any time if they really want... but it's a one-month rolling contract so you can simply move elsewhere or change tariff if that were to happen.
I've been with Plusnet Mobile (and LIFE mobile before that) for several years now and they have never hiked the prices.

just bought. thanks a lot

Just ordered for my son. Thanks OP and heat added

Whats plusnet speeds and coverage like?

pretty sure they are part of bt group, so i mean r u going to be behind ee and bt customers for data coverage, pointless buying a fast phone if u can never get signal haha..
Edited by: "Zed11" 23rd Nov

I got a contract with Plusnet a couple of months ago.

I followed their instructions for giving them the pac via SMS, and received some messages that made it look like it was going to transfer my number, buy it didn't happen.


It turns out that the transfer via SMS thing is broken, but they don't actually tell you that, they just let customers do it then find out for themselves when it doesn't work.
Lots of complaints about this on the Plusnet forum, as well as other number porting problems.


I don't intend to stay with Plusnet, I'm waiting to see what deals are on offer tomorrow.

vegasbaby3 h, 22 m ago

Yeah, us Dinosaurs are a dying breed. In all fairness, I don't …Yeah, us Dinosaurs are a dying breed. In all fairness, I don't really use a phone that much, hence the mid price phone, and £5 p/m tariff. What messaging app would you recommend?


Oh goodness where do I begin?
iPhones have iMessage built in, so that's a no brainier if you (and everyone else you know) use iPhones.
Similarly Android phones often have Google Hangouts built in. Can be installed on iPhones too.
Everyone and their dog have a Facebook these days so the standalone Facebook messenger app is a good starting point even if you don't want to have the full Facebook app bogging you down.
Whatsapp is a nice little alternative to SMS / MMS as it uses your mobile number (I.E. everyone who has whatsapp installed and has your mobile number can message you. No need to set up accounts / usernames etc.)
Snapchat is errr.. A thing. If you're down with the kids it maybe a good go-to but hell it tracks your every move (quite litterally GPS tracking you)

Whatsapp is probably one of the more versatile, lightweight and easy to use apps.

Will plusnet give me 4g on my xiaomi 3s prime?

huzaif2 h, 15 m ago

Will plusnet give me 4g on my xiaomi 3s prime?

Is your Xiaomi a 4G phone?

hgthompson5 h, 23 m ago

Yes they would.... just give them a call. I did exactly that a few months …Yes they would.... just give them a call. I did exactly that a few months ago when a similar deal was running. I also had a non-4g old Plusnet SIM (well LIFE mobile actually) and was using in in a non-4g phone. I called up to switch to the new deal, they had to send me a new SIM out (because all net Plusnet SIMs are 4g now by default), and I'm using that quite happily still in my non-4g phone. Even though this deal is for a 4g SIM, you don't ever have to use 4g, it will just drop down to 3g (or even 2g) if your phone can't handle 4g.Best to call ASAP though as if it's anything like last time, you call up and explain you want to switch to the new deal, and if you don't already have a 4g SIM, they have to send you that first.... then when that arrives you call them up to actually switch your deal. So you need to hope this deal is still on by the time your SIM arrives.


Thanks for that. Presumably though, if it requires a new SIM, you can't retain your existing number?

They are really good. Sim arrived in 2 days, can get your number transferred over no sweat, very happy with this deal, but mine was for 500mins and 1.5 GB data. Probably the best deal you'll find

Stompa2 h, 18 m ago

Thanks for that. Presumably though, if it requires a new SIM, you can't …Thanks for that. Presumably though, if it requires a new SIM, you can't retain your existing number?


No you can keep you number... I certainly did. They just need to send you a new SIM so that you can get the 4g speeds (whether you have a phone that can use that speed or not). As soon as the new SIM arrives, you call them up (with your old SIM still in the phone) and whilst on the line they will activate your new SIM, shift your number over to it, and change your contract to the new deal. Essentially within a few mins after the call your old SIM will stop working, pop in the new one and you should find all is working fine and you still have your same number.

Gollywood4 h, 21 m ago

Is your Xiaomi a 4G phone?

It doesn't have band 20, but when I put a 3 sim in it, I had 4g

That's me being transferred over, sending my new sim out.

huzaif8 h, 57 m ago

It doesn't have band 20, but when I put a 3 sim in it, I had 4g


Despite using EE network, Plusnet customers have no access to Band20. You will still get 4G on other frequencies - 1800 and 2600 ( Three would give you 1800 only as they do not do 2600 and the 800 is not for you because of the phone limitation)
Edited by: "7777777" 24th Nov

thanks, ordered

hgthompson11 h, 17 m ago

No you can keep you number... I certainly did. They just need to send you …No you can keep you number... I certainly did. They just need to send you a new SIM so that you can get the 4g speeds (whether you have a phone that can use that speed or not). As soon as the new SIM arrives, you call them up (with your old SIM still in the phone) and whilst on the line they will activate your new SIM, shift your number over to it, and change your contract to the new deal. Essentially within a few mins after the call your old SIM will stop working, pop in the new one and you should find all is working fine and you still have your same number.


Great, thanks a lot.

isn't this better?

iD Pay Monthly Black Friday special - 1 Month SIM, 250 Minutes, 5000 Texts, 2.25GB 4G Data £5 per month

hotukdeals.com/dea…964
Edited by: "B4rT45" 24th Nov

B4rT4525 m ago

isn't this better?iD Pay Monthly Black Friday special - 1 Month SIM, 250 …isn't this better?iD Pay Monthly Black Friday special - 1 Month SIM, 250 Minutes, 5000 Texts, 2.25GB 4G Data £5 per monthhotukdeals.com/deals/id-pay-monthly-black-friday-special-1-month-sim-250-minutes-5000-texts-225gb-4g-data-5-per-month-id-mobile-2836964


Well that depends on your usage. More data but less minutes.

sure, so I would say equivalent.
what about the providers?
any is better?

B4rT451 m ago

sure, so I would say equivalent.what about the providers?any is better?


Do you know if tethering is allowed in id?

I want to switch from my £5.95 deal to this but I can't get on online chat.

I'm on BT mobile £5 plan and phoned them to cancel, before I signed up to this, and they offered me 1Gb with unlimited minutes and texts for the same price. That was the first offer that I got, but it's plenty for my usage and was fairly painless to get it so I was happy with it.

Decided to go for this, have always been on PAYG, but this seems too good a deal to turn down.

I am a very low user BTW and probably spend less than this on topups, but of course restricted by available credit.
Edited by: "vultura" 24th Nov

Original Poster

vultura12 h, 37 m ago

Decided to go for this, have always been on PAYG, but this seems too good …Decided to go for this, have always been on PAYG, but this seems too good a deal to turn down.I am a very low user BTW and probably spend less than this on topups, but of course restricted by available credit.


Go for this desl then hotukdeals.com/dea…723


£4 a month and perfect for low users. Uses three though so no 2g phones

Just a warning. Worst customer services. Cancelled my contact 3 months ago and made about 4 phone calls and still getting email bills demanding payment. Not worth the hassle!

vegasbaby23rd Nov

Yeah, us Dinosaurs are a dying breed. In all fairness, I don't …Yeah, us Dinosaurs are a dying breed. In all fairness, I don't really use a phone that much, hence the mid price phone, and £5 p/m tariff. What messaging app would you recommend?


WhatsApp is probably the most universally recognised after Facebook messenger. No harm in having both mind.

cjdean19839 h, 33 m ago

Just a warning. Worst customer services. Cancelled my contact 3 months ago …Just a warning. Worst customer services. Cancelled my contact 3 months ago and made about 4 phone calls and still getting email bills demanding payment. Not worth the hassle!


i had the sim when it was life mobile. their customer service was very good. just ringing plusnet now and no one answers the phone! 30 minutes hanging on the line now

update - hooray...after 42 minutes on the line, all sorted and they are going to send me the new sims and i can switch my current sims over. thanks OP
Edited by: "mutley1" 25th Nov

cjdean19839 h, 37 m ago

WhatsApp is probably the most universally recognised after Facebook …WhatsApp is probably the most universally recognised after Facebook messenger. No harm in having both mind.


Both of these are owned by Facebook.

Mines finally up and running. Was posted Friday and received the SIM on Saturday (but hadn't been activated by Plusnet yet). Got my welcome email this morning and now the SIM is working.
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