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Unlimited Minutes / Texts - 3.5GB Data - 30 Days Sim @ Plusnet Mobile (uSwitch Exclusive) @ £8 Month

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Looks like a good deal why is it cold? Anyone know any better deals out there?
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Looks like a good deal why is it cold? Anyone know any better deals out there?
Great deal...
Not sure why this is cold. Plusnet deals always used to go scorching hot.

I got a cracking retentions deal with them last week - they never used to offer any incentive to stay if you threatened to leave, so maybe things aren't so rosy at Plusnet at the moment.
I left them after they charged me like 50p for a 10kb SMS picture. That's like £100 a MB
Why so cold ?
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silverblueray18 m ago

I left them after they charged me like 50p for a 10kb SMS picture. That's …I left them after they charged me like 50p for a 10kb SMS picture. That's like £100 a MB


Was it like or was it actually?
silverblueray19 m ago

I left them after they charged me like 50p for a 10kb SMS picture. That's …I left them after they charged me like 50p for a 10kb SMS picture. That's like £100 a MB



Quite a few of the other networks do this as well. Why would anyone send a picture via text though? There are many ways of sending pictures for free.
Surprising this is cold?
Can’t work this site out sometimes?
Whoever is voting cold could you leave a valid reason why??
Good deal for kids phones as plusnet allow a £2 smartcap, the lowest of all the operators
a_user2 h, 53 m ago

Why would anyone send a picture via text though? There are many ways of …Why would anyone send a picture via text though? There are many ways of sending pictures for free.


because my 10 year old sometimes forgets which messaging app each family member uses so he's mistakenly sent picture messages to a grand parent who he thought had an iPhone but actually had an Android device.
deleted17979177th Feb

Was it like or was it actually?


I could look up my bill, it just feels incredulous. £1000 a megabyte that's just ridiculous
a_user4 h, 48 m ago

Quite a few of the other networks do this as well. Why would anyone send a …Quite a few of the other networks do this as well. Why would anyone send a picture via text though? There are many ways of sending pictures for free.


Well once it was a picture another time my dad sent me a contact and they charged me 50p. . That's like £1000 a gigabyte that's just ridiculous. And they know what they're doing.
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silverblueray6 h, 44 m ago

Well once it was a picture another time my dad sent me a contact and they …Well once it was a picture another time my dad sent me a contact and they charged me 50p. . That's like £1000 a gigabyte that's just ridiculous. And they know what they're doing.


There is no point harking on about a £1000 a gigabyte charge...
What you was charged for was an MMS (Multimedia Message), which is basically a text message with a picture or data attached to it.
These are usually charged at a flat rate regardless of the amount of data they contain. 40-50p is pretty much a standard charge by all networks and aren't included in price plans.
Use WhatsApp, MMS is so yesterday!
g-diddy3 h, 47 m ago

There is no point harking on about a £1000 a gigabyte charge...What you …There is no point harking on about a £1000 a gigabyte charge...What you was charged for was an MMS (Multimedia Message), which is basically a text message with a picture or data attached to it.These are usually charged at a flat rate regardless of the amount of data they contain. 40-50p is pretty much a standard charge by all networks and aren't included in price plans.Use WhatsApp, MMS is so yesterday!


I know but it doesn't make it right.

My dad sent it, I couldn't not accept the text. But he knows now. It's a crappy thing for networks to do
silverblueray7th Feb

I know but it doesn't make it right.My dad sent it, I couldn't not accept …I know but it doesn't make it right.My dad sent it, I couldn't not accept the text. But he knows now. It's a crappy thing for networks to do



all networks charge for it, if pay enough monthly, ona longer contract, it might be included
you might be able block sending MMS in app or in network settings

why on earth is is cold
worse deals are sitting in SIM sticky
Edited by: "veni_vidi_emere" 9th Feb
silverblueray7th Feb

It's a crappy thing for networks to do


Eh, no - using a service with an advertised price & then moaning when charged that price is silly! Bit like when my mother in law texts her brother in Spain & it costs me more than the monthly cost of unlimited UK minutes & texts - not the network's fault!
jnm216 h, 14 m ago

Eh, no - using a service with an advertised price & then moaning when …Eh, no - using a service with an advertised price & then moaning when charged that price is silly! Bit like when my mother in law texts her brother in Spain & it costs me more than the monthly cost of unlimited UK minutes & texts - not the network's fault!


Lol who's fault is it?

The newsagents?

They make the price and no they don't advertise it if I knew it was that much I would have banned MMS. They're sneaky with it, they don't show the price before you call or send a text. They want to make money. And they over charge for a tiny bit of data. It costs them practically nothing.

They should charge the same as other data. Why are you supporting them price gauging?

Does your dad work for Vodafone?

Yeah it's fine that they charge people 100 times the price, it's totally fine! For no reason, other than people making mistakes using MMS. Well I don't like it and I'm not going to use them anymore.

If 1000's of people do this they can buy another house. For something which costs them pence relatively.
silverblueray44 m ago

Does your dad work for Vodafone?


Were you trying to make me laugh? Yeah, my dad works for Vodafone, hence I stand up for Plusnet (BT group with EE)! FAIL!

I think you are being unreasonable - the price is there if you want to look for it (I presume), you chose not to, you paid for that choice; get over it!
anyone else thinking these cold votes aren't genuine ? reading through the comments I can't see one example of a better deal. I know I'm still " wet " behind the ears on this site but you tend to see alternative offers/deals posted when something gets as cold as this....
jnm2122 h, 0 m ago

Were you trying to make me laugh? Yeah, my dad works for Vodafone, hence …Were you trying to make me laugh? Yeah, my dad works for Vodafone, hence I stand up for Plusnet (BT group with EE)! FAIL!I think you are being unreasonable - the price is there if you want to look for it (I presume), you chose not to, you paid for that choice; get over it!


Actually I didn't get any choice, my dad sent me a contact and they charged me for MMS. Well if your dad works for any phone company I'd imagine they'd be happy to charge high prices for small things. So I was wondering why you'd be supportive of them, like some moron.

Why would you ever support high prices? Idiotic.

Yes they have a high setup fee, and taxes but they make millions, why would you support higher prices? So stupid. And no the prices aren't easily accessible, especially if you receive an unexpected MMS.

What they charge like £10 for 2gbs, so £5 for one GB. 50p for 100 MB. 5p 10mbs. 0.5p for 1mb. 0.05p for 100kbs 0.005p for 10kbs.

The contact info was around 10kbs. They charged 10,000 times more than their standard tariff.

Why would you think that's fine?

So weird.

Unless you're making the money and you're just greedy. Then I'd say look say look at your life and really think things over.
Edited by: "silverblueray" 11th Feb
Lets get this straight; was the charge on the account for your number or the one for your dad's? If they charged your mobile number for an MMS sent to it (while you had data allowance), then that is wrong.

Also please stop suggesting that I have a vested interest (I don't), also I'm not a moron or stupid - by firing personal insults you just look more churlish!
This is best sim only deal at the moment, I don't know why its cold
roflll7th Feb

Not sure why this is cold. Plusnet deals always used to go scorching hot.


Yes, when posted by a mod

Very strange that it's gone this cold and no one has given a reason why...

Has it already been posted elsewhere?
jnm2112th Feb

Lets get this straight; was the charge on the account for your number or …Lets get this straight; was the charge on the account for your number or the one for your dad's? If they charged your mobile number for an MMS sent to it (while you had data allowance), then that is wrong.Also please stop suggesting that I have a vested interest (I don't), also I'm not a moron or stupid - by firing personal insults you just look more churlish!


Yes they sent it to my phone and I got charged for it. Churlish is an interesting word, never heard it before.

So yeah I had no control over it really, I just got charged when someone else sent it to me. That's why I was so unimpressed.
I agree that is unfair - you were not roaming by any chance? You should push them - I found BT mobile very good with complaints when escalated & it is the same group.
jnm219 h, 7 m ago

I agree that is unfair - you were not roaming by any chance? You should …I agree that is unfair - you were not roaming by any chance? You should push them - I found BT mobile very good with complaints when escalated & it is the same group.


it was with plus net, i said why i was leaving, but they didn't try to retain me, which i actually found odd, but i mean i could push but i just was not that plused about staying with them anyway. In the end i went with ASDA mobile who have bundles and no direct debt so i can't be charged outside of that, i'll stay away from direct debits, not happy with giving telephone companies that much control, after this situation.
silverblueray14 h, 7 m ago

it was with plus net, i said why i was leaving, but they didn't try to …it was with plus net, i said why i was leaving, but they didn't try to retain me, which i actually found odd, but i mean i could push but i just was not that plused about staying with them anyway. In the end i went with ASDA mobile who have bundles and no direct debt so i can't be charged outside of that, i'll stay away from direct debits, not happy with giving telephone companies that much control, after this situation.


It only seems like control - the DD Guarantee is very good - you can reclaim any payment at any time (though it should only be used when absolutely necessary as the company could mark your credit report if used wrongly).

That said I do HATE the big company mentality that is all too common; "we've got your money - you get it back if you can!"

I wouldn't sacrifice the best deals to avoid DD though.

Another tool when negotiating is to ask for details of their ADR scheme (they must have one) and for them to provide a deadlock letter (they get fined if they refuse to issue those)!
jnm217 m ago

It only seems like control - the DD Guarantee is very good - you can …It only seems like control - the DD Guarantee is very good - you can reclaim any payment at any time (though it should only be used when absolutely necessary as the company could mark your credit report if used wrongly).That said I do HATE the big company mentality that is all too common; "we've got your money - you get it back if you can!"I wouldn't sacrifice the best deals to avoid DD though.Another tool when negotiating is to ask for details of their ADR scheme (they must have one) and for them to provide a deadlock letter (they get fined if they refuse to issue those)!


yeah for 50p i couldn't be quacked to get into an emotional battle with them. i just left, that's why i took the month to month rolling offer, so i could leave if i felt ever aggrieved. I was irritated that i couldn't feedback why i left, but im not going to funnel money towards that situation.

I'm going with EE now as they have double speed (which isnt shown or stated on the MVNOs) so ill get the same data allowance but twice the speed for the same price (plusnet and ASDA felt slowed at times, so ill see if EE priorities their own customers ( which i think they will, not just the double speed but i felt really slowed at times on the MVNOs)).
Edited by: "silverblueray" 16th Feb
50p plus goodwill gesture!
COLD? Why? Plusnet have good signal (EE), good customer service (I've got broadband and sim only with them) and this is the cheapest deal with adequate data around.
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