If only they had 4G calling and WiFi calling then I would join
referrals aren't allowed on this site .. and this isn't a deal as it's their standard pricing
I was trying to post my referral link but the website says no can do as I am new. No free month for me. BTW, as the OP already mentioned, apparently you get your money back as credit for unused data each month. Also, they do reasonable international call rates for some countries too. Slightly more expensive per minute than Vectone but there is no connection charge per call, so it might work out cheaper.
Have you asked online chat? I suspect the free month will be for the tariff you signed up for.
I also have a referral for a free month. But on checkout page it says I have to pay for the first month. The second month is free. I am thinking of taking a small £7.50 plan for the first month and then change to a large plan for the second month, when it is free. Do you think it is possible to change plan ? Do I have to do it before the first month ends or does it have to be done at renewal?
https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5778352&page=2#topofpage Click on the latest link. Roaming is now available.
hi where is the free month mentioned on mse as i cant locate it?
This looks like a really great deal. I've signed up using the referral on MSE and got myself a free month. My sim arrived after 1 working day.
How did you get this? Can only see 1gb for £5 on iD website.
Or better yet if you know a friend already on the network, get them to refer you and you both get a month free. That's what I done, rather my close friend benefit from a free month than a random link that may not work
Smarty sim arrived today for my son, activated online and all working ok. il be moving him from Giffgaff to smatty seems good so far.
https://help.smarty.co.uk/all-about-smarty/how-does-the-data-discount-work I'll be trying it as a 2nd sim in my dual sim phone.
Absolutely, although likely to be a minimum of £6.25 as they charge £1.25 per GB and unless you use no data it will always be more than £5. I’m not sure if they round up to the GB, pretty sure I did read somewhere it was to the MB so maybe less that £6.25
Exactly, when I go on holiday phone goes off. If and when I was in a Wi-Fi hotspot area, then I would log on for a few moments to reply to WhatsApp and fb messages. I have had people go on holiday and message me their entire stay, sod that
I have two phones. One is a pay as you go, for those that don't matter. It stays on silent, sits in my window. I check it once a day. My other phone is as proper phone.
No calls whilst abroad YIPPEE! That's what holidays used to be all about. Ppl think they are so important and need to be contactable at all times. If your away on business and have smarty youre in the wrong business- trying to save £1.25 a gig!?!
Enjoying the service, and next month is free cos of a recommendation
Any idea what happens to unused data discount if you switch to another provider - do they still give it to you as you have paid upfront? Edit : use all the data in the last month , no rebate on it, so careful if you’re on the large sim and don’t use it much .
If you’re using a sim free phone (that isn’t an iPhone) then yes, unfortunately it is your phone. Three don’t allow Android phones that aren’t on Three firmware to connect to (or use) their band 20 800MHz spectrum. Band 20 is what gives good indoor coverage. Have you researched if it’s possible to flash Three firmware onto your sim free handset?
No, it's not. 3 suck inside shops and buildings. I've been with them for many many years and it's sadly true. However they excel for signal on the open road and I travel so much. Plus there unlimited plan saves me a ton in hotels so I stick with them for one of my sim cards.
I'm with Smarty, and this is my honest opinion: The pricing is the best I've ever come across for a plan without a contract (and credit check if that's important to you). Reception is not terrible, but could be better - they use the 3 network if you are familiar. One issue for some could be no EU roaming as of now, however I have been informed that they are predicting this feature by April and that they have made considerable progress to reach this target. I'd take it over giffgaff, since you get money back from any unused data - which is awesome since I can get around £2 back each month for data I didn't use - and if your run out of data, they charge just £1.25/GB. They don't have an app right now, but they have just started so you wouldn't expect that and checking it online is easy enough. So, if you can deal with no roaming at the moment and no app, then I'd recommend SMARTY to you. Hope this helps someone (excited)
Three are terrible for about 35 miles around here. It looks like you've got a signal, but calls and texts only work about 50% of the time. Three showed so much promise a few years ago, but EE and even Vodafone and O2 are much, much more reliable around here.
Suppose it's just convenient, instead of topping up data later on manually
Got this for my wife 6 months ago so far it is going very well only uses wifi so we end up paying only £5 month Recently got it for my mum having no issues at all Excellent Three network coverage as well Heat from me
Hi, yeah it's seems good, my partner got the £7.50 package, she didn't use all her data and was charged just £5 on her last top up.. she gets good coverage..
any more user experiences on this? im tempted to go with this for the wife.
Yep, that is how it worked for me.
Why has this expired? I just signed up for Smarty myself , seems pretty good as I usually don't use up all my data so am hoping just to pay around £6 a month for the small plan , will see how it goes , just have to make sure I don't need to call any 0870 or 0845 numbers if there is not an alternative number
Let's hope your car takes AA batteries.
You specifically mention 4G coverage, so i was assuming 3G coverage was adequate in the same area, so the point still stands on why you'd need 4G coverage to make "important" calls, But on checking, 3G coverage is pretty atrocious as well , so yeahh
Interesting discussion structure. Only you mentioned "emergancy calls", I didn't. "Which emergency service do you require" "The one that deals with flat car batteries please"
Why would you need 4g network coverage for emergancy calls? plus when dailing 999 yoour phone will use any network available.