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SMARTY - 4G Unlimited data, minutes and SMS - £18.75PM - 1 month plan
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SMARTY - 4G Unlimited data, minutes and SMS - £18.75PM - 1 month plan

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Posted 14th Aug 2019

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Smarty have brought back the 25% off for life offer for their unlimited plan. I plan to get this and use in a 4g router as my main internet connection at home.

Unlimited
4G & 3G Data, UK calls & texts

*Smarty will be launching 5G soon* smarty.co.uk/5g

SMARTY use the Three mobile network and are a subsidiary of three UK.

Go via Topcashback for potential £15.75 cashback.
Quidco:£15

No speed restrictions
1 month plan, cancel anytime

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The 25% off for the Life of the Unlimited Tariff promotion (“Promotion”) will commence at 00:00

BST on 14th August 2019 and will close at 23:59 BST on 28th August 2019 (the “Promotion Period”).
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I'm using smarty in London and it's really saturated... The best I can get is about 7/8 mb, but at some hours the speed test website can't even do the best. And all websites are really slow when that happens (Like right now!!!).

3G works better than 4G, the most I can get is about 13/14mg, but after a while they have deactivated 3G for my account... I'm not sure if it's smarty or three doing this, but I can't recommend smarty in London (Zone 2).
Edited by: "wolvers" 14th Aug 2019
borat123414/08/2019 19:54

Does this allow tethering


Yes, you can also use it in any device, as all the restrictions on sim usage in X device or else your naughty, have been removed down to an EU policy 19 months ago, that took an age to filter through in the UK
mummymelly14/08/2019 17:44

typical only activated my blooming sim yesterday for the £25


Order a new one at £18.75 and then cancel £25/month sim. It's only a monthly contract.

Bit of a hassle, but if you are planning on using it long term, there are big savings to be had.
I got this last time it was on this offer a couple of months ago. Stuck it in a £40 4G router from Ebay and using for my home broadband. It's great!!!

My home broadband was a dismal 5mbps through the phone line. I'm getting 50mbps-70mbps download and 30mbps upload through 4G with an external antenna. Using built in antenna I get about 40mbps down. Obviously, speeds will vary with coverage and population density. I am some distance from the mast in a rural location.
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I just agreed to a retention deal with three but have to admit that this is a good deal.
Bargain, also, soon to be released on 5G speeds (a real standalone 5G network, not a fake non-standalone EE mickey mouse one!) with no price change or restrictions, like Three have gone for
Wow, better than the three deal. Heated
typical only activated my blooming sim yesterday for the £25
1 month plan, wow
I looked at this yesterday and it was £25.. thanks for posting OP.. Great find.. heat
Edited by: "darren_hooker" 14th Aug 2019
what network does this use please
Coverage: SMARTY uses Three's masts for 4G/3G signal
Unlike some of the other low-cost virtual mobile networks, SMARTY is actually owned directly by Three, who run their own 3G and 4G network, independent of EE, O2 and Vodafone
I'm with smarty, excellent coverage and service
Forgot to add, topcadhback and Quidco are offering £15 on this plan.
Edited by: "insideman" 14th Aug 2019
bitcoin514/08/2019 17:42

Bargain, also, soon to be released on 5G speeds (a real standalone 5G …Bargain, also, soon to be released on 5G speeds (a real standalone 5G network, not a fake non-standalone EE mickey mouse one!) with no price change or restrictions, like Three have gone for


From what I understand, Smarty have not confirmed they are going to 5G as yet;

5g.co.uk/sma…ty/
AL1S0N14/08/2019 18:20

I'm with smarty, excellent coverage and service



Me too, I pay for the lowest tariff and they even credit me back some money when I don't use all the data.

Could you put this into a home hub and use it for your house wifi? If so how? And what sort of speeds would you achieve?

Currently paying Virgin for TV and Internet, happy with the speeds but not the price. We'd watch Netflix and son games on Wifi so speed is essential. We've good Three coverage btw.
lemming3k14/08/2019 18:27

From what I understand, Smarty have not confirmed they are going to 5G as …From what I understand, Smarty have not confirmed they are going to 5G as yet;https://5g.co.uk/smarty/


Not basing my comment on anything out there L3K, bit like when I based my geeky comments on buying BC at $3333.3333 or £340 Dior sunglasses at £73 or the parity of £ vs € being less than 111 etc etc etc

I have seen the atmosRC expanders on 2 5GNR masts, the same 2 masts that Smarty transmit from, using the same Three kit.. so happy to "assume" they will be using it on the 25th Aug for Three, then, as they are an outright owned trading as entity, unlike all the other VMNO's (especially the ones that have gone skint in the last 2 years!) they will merge the service, onto Smarty's back haul, might take a little while, but it will happen, its not cost effective for it not to, as they are using 5G SNR not the tat EE & VF are using
insideman14/08/2019 18:24

Forgot to add, topcadhback and Quidco are offering £15 on this plan.


Even better with the TCB, now just to find a genuine, non referral posted link, to get the £25 Amazon voucher & / or the FREE extra month on it!!!
bitcoin514/08/2019 18:35

Not basing my comment on anything out there L3K, bit like when I based my …Not basing my comment on anything out there L3K, bit like when I based my geeky comments on buying BC at $3333.3333 or £340 Dior sunglasses at £73 or the parity of £ vs € being less than 111 etc etc etc I have seen the atmosRC expanders on 2 5GNR masts, the same 2 masts that Smarty transmit from, using the same Three kit.. so happy to "assume" they will be using it on the 25th Aug for Three, then, as they are an outright owned trading as entity, unlike all the other VMNO's (especially the ones that have gone skint in the last 2 years!) they will merge the service, onto Smarty's back haul, might take a little while, but it will happen, its not cost effective for it not to, as they are using 5G SNR not the tat EE & VF are using


I just wouldn't like to assume anything.
Whilst they use the same kit, they could still continue to broadcast on separate signals. 4G is in such widespread use it won't be turned off for a good number of years yet so Smarty could continue to use it right up to that point if it suits Three - perhaps always keeping Smarty a generation behind on cheaper tariffs is why they're offering this? Bear in mind they could just offer it as Three otherwise.

Of course you can always change it in the future if you can get 5G elsewhere for a good price. It's still a great deal for 4G if you plan on sticking with it.
Woeful customer service. No way to sort things out in real time. My average was about 3 days to get responses though at one point I had to wait a full week!

It's one thing to have some poor staff, but it's another to have such a terrible system.
Bear in mind Smarty is owned by Three (and both fall under CK Hutchison Holdings). Smarty is being run by Three as a guinea pig to test new ideas. Thus there is no reason for Three to treat Smarty as a second class citizen like happens with some other MVNO's.

If anyone wants a free month on Smarty please feel free to PM me and I can send you a signup link that gives you the second month free.
Edited by: "gary333" 14th Aug 2019
woldranger14/08/2019 19:13

Woeful customer service. No way to sort things out in real time. My …Woeful customer service. No way to sort things out in real time. My average was about 3 days to get responses though at one point I had to wait a full week!It's one thing to have some poor staff, but it's another to have such a terrible system.


It's certainly slower having to use an online messaging service however this is why the service is cheaper. You have an advantage with Smarty that their staff are based in the UK. I work in the call centre industry (well it's actually called BPO) and what customers fail to realise is that for low spending customers one phone call if it lasts 30 minutes to their call centre (and even more so if it takes goodwill or freebie's wipes out the profit completely for that customer for 12 months. Unfortunately for consumers this is the way all services will end up being in the next 5-10 years as companies look to cut costs.
Edited by: "gary333" 14th Aug 2019
mummymelly14/08/2019 17:44

typical only activated my blooming sim yesterday for the £25


Order a new one at £18.75 and then cancel £25/month sim. It's only a monthly contract.

Bit of a hassle, but if you are planning on using it long term, there are big savings to be had.
I got this last time it was on this offer a couple of months ago. Stuck it in a £40 4G router from Ebay and using for my home broadband. It's great!!!

My home broadband was a dismal 5mbps through the phone line. I'm getting 50mbps-70mbps download and 30mbps upload through 4G with an external antenna. Using built in antenna I get about 40mbps down. Obviously, speeds will vary with coverage and population density. I am some distance from the mast in a rural location.
Been using this for a few months now.
The internet coverage is brilliant. We've used it all over Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Midlands without any problems.
Got the cashback really quickly.
Unlimited everything (including tethering) for £18.75 on a monthly basis.
Customer service is via a messaging system which can be a bit slow but they usually reply within the hour.

Can't complain
Wheresmylaptop14/08/2019 19:28

I got this last time it was on this offer a couple of months ago. Stuck it …I got this last time it was on this offer a couple of months ago. Stuck it in a £40 4G router from Ebay and using for my home broadband. It's great!!!My home broadband was a dismal 5mbps through the phone line. I'm getting 50mbps-70mbps download and 30mbps upload through 4G with an external antenna. Using built in antenna I get about 40mbps down. Obviously, speeds will vary with coverage and population density. I am some distance from the mast in a rural location.


where can I get such a built in antenna?
Just because Three are about to launch 5G and gradually rollout national coverage, I would not expect 5G to come online for Smarty users anytime soon!
It is very much their budget arm and probably a reason why they can offer these unlimited data deals at such a low price, as bandwidth switches over from 4G to 5G and allows additional capacity on the legacy network to be used up.
Does this allow tethering
g-diddy14/08/2019 19:49

Just because Three are about to launch 5G and gradually rollout national …Just because Three are about to launch 5G and gradually rollout national coverage, I would not expect 5G to come online for Smarty users anytime soon!It is very much their budget arm and probably a reason why they can offer these unlimited data deals at such a low price, as bandwidth switches over from 4G to 5G and allows additional capacity on the legacy network to be used up.


Three isnt using any 4G backhauls for 5G? All the others are looped into a cheap version of the 5G service, mapped over the old LTE pushes. I have both VF & EE 5G and they are both very fast on sync & distance, but lousy and nowhere near the 1300mbps speeds that they are meant to be
borat123414/08/2019 19:54

Does this allow tethering


Yes, you can also use it in any device, as all the restrictions on sim usage in X device or else your naughty, have been removed down to an EU policy 19 months ago, that took an age to filter through in the UK
g-diddy14/08/2019 19:49

Just because Three are about to launch 5G and gradually rollout national …Just because Three are about to launch 5G and gradually rollout national coverage, I would not expect 5G to come online for Smarty users anytime soon!It is very much their budget arm and probably a reason why they can offer these unlimited data deals at such a low price, as bandwidth switches over from 4G to 5G and allows additional capacity on the legacy network to be used up.


You are just guessing what could be as there is currently no way of knowing what way the wind will blow with regards to 5G on Smarty. One thing is clear though, why would tomorrows technology bother people when they can happily use the Smarty service here and now sound in the knowledge that they have no contract. If something better comes along, you just move over, no ties, simple.
BiglyX14/08/2019 19:47

where can I get such a built in antenna?


The antenna that is inside the 4g router, such as the Huawei b311 or b315 or b325.
I bought this last time it was on offer for the same price but have just cancelled it because the reception is incredibly poor in my area. EE, O2 and Vodafone all absolutely fine so will go to one of those. Ideal if you get good coverage though.
I'm with 3 and have been for almost 3 years this November. My 3g is way faster than my 4g in ANY given location. I have travelled up and down the country fair amount this year so not sure what is going on. Only reason I'm with them is unlimited data for £7 (think its gone up abit due to recent price increase)
xPabloz14/08/2019 20:33

I'm with 3 and have been for almost 3 years this November. My 3g is way …I'm with 3 and have been for almost 3 years this November. My 3g is way faster than my 4g in ANY given location. I have travelled up and down the country fair amount this year so not sure what is going on. Only reason I'm with them is unlimited data for £7 (think its gone up abit due to recent price increase)


Hi, is that £7 just for data or does it include text and calls, thanks
3 is garbage at mine
darren_hooker14/08/2019 20:51

Hi, is that £7 just for data or does it include text and calls, thanks


200mins and unlimited texts
I'm using smarty in London and it's really saturated... The best I can get is about 7/8 mb, but at some hours the speed test website can't even do the best. And all websites are really slow when that happens (Like right now!!!).

3G works better than 4G, the most I can get is about 13/14mg, but after a while they have deactivated 3G for my account... I'm not sure if it's smarty or three doing this, but I can't recommend smarty in London (Zone 2).
Edited by: "wolvers" 14th Aug 2019
xPabloz14/08/2019 21:18

200mins and unlimited texts


That's good, think I'll look into that, it wasn't a retention deal at all was it.. thanks for replying
One thing to remember you need 5g phone if you happy with your current non 5g phone then this would be OK.
woldranger14/08/2019 19:13

Woeful customer service. No way to sort things out in real time. My …Woeful customer service. No way to sort things out in real time. My average was about 3 days to get responses though at one point I had to wait a full week!It's one thing to have some poor staff, but it's another to have such a terrible system.


Gotta agree with this - I suffered from their 3 day delay only to be told to turn my phone off & back on again - it was a SIM service fault, not a phone handset fault. They ended up sending out a replacement SIM, but I had 2 weeks without a usable service and no compensation...
Im also getting 2 months free, wow 😁
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prince00714/08/2019 22:57

Im also getting 2 months free, wow 😁[Image]


Where is this advertised?
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