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Vodafone 5G Sim Only - Unlimited Minutes & Texts, 60GB 5G Uncapped, £20pm before cashback (£150 cashback - effective £7.50pm) @ Fonehouse
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Vodafone 5G Sim Only - Unlimited Minutes & Texts, 60GB 5G Uncapped, £20pm before cashback (£150 cashback - effective £7.50pm) @ Fonehouse

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Nice Sim Only offer from vodafone via fonehouse, if you don't mind cash back deals. Fonehouse do allow online submission of bills for cashback, which makes it 100x easier than regular cashback deals in my opinion.

This is 5G uncapped, so no speed restrictions on that 60GB allowance, and after the £150 cashback, drops the effective monthly cost down to £7.50 per month!


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Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down masts
philseery15/04/2020 09:30

Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down …Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down masts


The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The ironic thing is I bet they go to sleep with a phone next to them.
Just a heads up for anyone thinking of taking this deal. When you submit a cashback claim ensure you receive an email stating it has been received. I submitted my first one and never received an email. Got in touch with them a month later and I'm still arguing with them now. The system failed somewhere and now they don't want to pay. 2nd and 3rd cashback received fine once I knew you were meant to receive an email. All the best!
George20019115/04/2020 10:04

Also available is same deal mins/txts and data with £70 auto cash back for …Also available is same deal mins/txts and data with £70 auto cash back for people who don’t want the hassle of submitting every so often. £14.17 effective cost


Same deal via mobiles.co.uk with £90 autocash + poss tenner Quidco..

OP's £7.50 tho, real winner ⭐
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Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down masts
philseery15/04/2020 09:30

Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down …Signal depends on whether there are any idiots in your area burning down masts


The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The ironic thing is I bet they go to sleep with a phone next to them.
Good deal this
Also available is same deal mins/txts and data with £70 auto cash back for people who don’t want the hassle of submitting every so often. £14.17 effective cost
George20019115/04/2020 10:04

Also available is same deal mins/txts and data with £70 auto cash back for …Also available is same deal mins/txts and data with £70 auto cash back for people who don’t want the hassle of submitting every so often. £14.17 effective cost


Same deal via mobiles.co.uk with £90 autocash + poss tenner Quidco..

OP's £7.50 tho, real winner ⭐
stafo15/04/2020 10:10

Same deal via mobiles.co.uk with £90 autocash + poss tenner Quidco..OP's …Same deal via mobiles.co.uk with £90 autocash + poss tenner Quidco..OP's £7.50 tho, real winner ⭐


I’d rather take the deal you found, saves the hassle. I prefer it that way
batezy15/04/2020 09:50

The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The …The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The ironic thing is I bet they go to sleep with a phone next to them.


Things aren't always what they cease.
Very good deal
George20019115/04/2020 10:15

I’d rather take the deal you found, saves the hassle. I prefer it that way


Never done that cashback in instalments, is it a lot of bother?
stafo15/04/2020 10:30

Never done that cashback in instalments, is it a lot of bother?


Not really you just got to remember when to apply for the cash back, which most times I forget, which most likely they want you to do. That’s why auto cash back is easier you just get it to your bank account or sent by cheque to home address without doing anything
Edited by: "George200191" 15th Apr
Hopefully no problems sorting out data allowance like peeps on the other thead for similar deal
Which one is safer / easier to get and claim cashback on - this one (Fonehouse) or mobiles.co.uk? I've used Mobiles before and the process was all online if I remember right...
George20019115/04/2020 10:35

Not really you just got to remember when to apply for the cash back, which …Not really you just got to remember when to apply for the cash back, which most times I forget, which most likely they want you to do. That’s why auto cash back is easier you just get it to your bank account or sent by cheque to home address without doing anything


Might try it if they actually pay it then,
credit to @adamderak for the £90 ac..

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Fonehouse are not easy to deal with, just my opinion nowt to do with the op who posted, just a heads up.
sergiup15/04/2020 10:39

Which one is safer / easier to get and claim cashback on - this one …Which one is safer / easier to get and claim cashback on - this one (Fonehouse) or mobiles.co.uk? I've used Mobiles before and the process was all online if I remember right...


And they paid up everything?
Just a heads up for anyone thinking of taking this deal. When you submit a cashback claim ensure you receive an email stating it has been received. I submitted my first one and never received an email. Got in touch with them a month later and I'm still arguing with them now. The system failed somewhere and now they don't want to pay. 2nd and 3rd cashback received fine once I knew you were meant to receive an email. All the best!
I've got 2 sims with cash back from fonehouse. Never had an issue with cashback being paid. All done online. Takes about 2 weeks to get paid out via bank payment after claim is submitted
Also it’s online email upload of the bill rather than posting
Even without the cashback this is a pretty decent deal. Amazing with it. Just annoyed that I’m already on Vodafone and it’s such a pain to port out then back in to take advantage of these deals. Heat.
IS this the basics SIM? i.e. No roaming?
George20019115/04/2020 10:35

Not really you just got to remember when to apply for the cash back, which …Not really you just got to remember when to apply for the cash back, which most times I forget, which most likely they want you to do. That’s why auto cash back is easier you just get it to your bank account or sent by cheque to home address without doing anything



I lined up the families contracts, so they all bill around the same time. Then I have a recurring event in my calendar, which reminds me to submit the cash back. I set it to remind me Mon/Wed/Sun after the bills are available, in case I'm busy when I get the first reminder. Then it takes me about 10 mins to submit all the claims.
Mentos15/04/2020 11:05

IS this the basics SIM? i.e. No roaming?


It even says in the OP 48 country roaming
Ooooooooh, you said 5G
Cor
My current Voda contract ends next month. Wonder if it'll still be around then (and long enough for me to port my number out and back in again......)
Leery2415/04/2020 10:43

Just a heads up for anyone thinking of taking this deal. When you submit a …Just a heads up for anyone thinking of taking this deal. When you submit a cashback claim ensure you receive an email stating it has been received. I submitted my first one and never received an email. Got in touch with them a month later and I'm still arguing with them now. The system failed somewhere and now they don't want to pay. 2nd and 3rd cashback received fine once I knew you were meant to receive an email. All the best!


It's how they make the money, but if their business is based on people forgetting to claim, that's surely got to be somehow illegal? I'd keep harassing them and take it to the ombudsman if not.
zedlor15/04/2020 11:10

It even says in the OP 48 country roaming



Doh, sorry. Completely missed that.

Hopefully this is around next month. Will be perfect for my wife.
batezy15/04/2020 09:50

The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The …The stupidity of the general population never seems to amaze me. The ironic thing is I bet they go to sleep with a phone next to them.


It's definitely NOT the general population though is it, it's probably about 0.01% of the cretin base.
Anyone thinking of switching out of Vodafone, do it early. You have to tell them 30 days before the end of the contract you want it to stop
Taz152915/04/2020 11:17

It's how they make the money, but if their business is based on people …It's how they make the money, but if their business is based on people forgetting to claim, that's surely got to be somehow illegal? I'd keep harassing them and take it to the ombudsman if not.



Not sure how it would be illegal.

I use mobiles.co.uk and the terms state you have 60 days from the date of the bill to submit your claim. It can be done online. And you can see the status of your claim on the account page.

If they had unreasonable terms, which would make it highly likely you would fail to make the claim, then you may be able to challenge it. But these terms seem pretty reasonable to me, so not sure on what basis you'd challenge it legally if you failed to submit the bill within 60 days.
i recommend having a look on vodafone forum. see the vast amount of complaints its crazy. was originally getting broadband but switched to EE instead.
Taz152915/04/2020 11:19

Anyone thinking of switching out of Vodafone, do it early. You have to …Anyone thinking of switching out of Vodafone, do it early. You have to tell them 30 days before the end of the contract you want it to stop



I believe thats only the case if youre terminating the contract. If you're porting your number, then it terminates when the port completes (provided you're outside the contract period). Atleast thats been my experience for the past 5 years.
Was looking to join Voda but found out the other day they are removing Turkey and North Cyprus from the roming after May 6th. So to use you're phone like you are in the UK they want £6 A day. Just A heads up for people.
Edited by: "HalCapone" 15th Apr
Mentos15/04/2020 11:24

Not sure how it would be illegal.I use mobiles.co.uk and the terms state …Not sure how it would be illegal.I use mobiles.co.uk and the terms state you have 60 days from the date of the bill to submit your claim. It can be done online. And you can see the status of your claim on the account page.If they had unreasonable terms, which would make it highly likely you would fail to make the claim, then you may be able to challenge it. But these terms seem pretty reasonable to me, so not sure on what basis you'd challenge it legally if you failed to submit the bill within 60 days.



It's not illegal but I would say it's fairly unethical. The business model of selling this depends on on what by my rough calculations would be more than half of claims not being successful.

If you can make it work for you it's excellent value however.
Edited by: "Sy1441" 15th Apr
If I cant get 5g in my area will it just work as 4g? Thanks
Just a heads up. Yes it's a great deal but Fonehouse are having issues with this! I'm still overpaying and under-receiving data and it's been 5 weeks
Sy144115/04/2020 11:32

It's not illegal but I would say it's fairly unethical. The business model …It's not illegal but I would say it's fairly unethical. The business model of selling this depends on on what by my rough calculations would be more than half of claims not being successful.If you can make it work for you it's excellent value however.



I'm not really sure how unethical it is.

They don't inflate the contract cost. It is the same as you'll see on the Vodafone site. They give you ample time to submit the cashback claim (60 days) and allow you to do it online (making it very easy, takes me ~10 mins to do our 4 contracts).

Moreover, I'm not sure how you arrived at your rough calculation. Networks generally pay higher commission for new contracts (these offers are only for new contracts). So without knowing the commission level, we don't know what their break even point is.

Worst case, you fail to make a single claim and you're in the position you would have been had you gone straight to Vodafone. If you manage to make even a few claims you're in a better position. And as an alternative they have auto cash back options for those that really can't manage to submit their bills within 60 days (5 bills required for a 12 month contract).

There are unethical practices out there, but this really doesn't strike me as that bad.
Mentos15/04/2020 11:24

Not sure how it would be illegal.I use mobiles.co.uk and the terms state …Not sure how it would be illegal.I use mobiles.co.uk and the terms state you have 60 days from the date of the bill to submit your claim. It can be done online. And you can see the status of your claim on the account page.If they had unreasonable terms, which would make it highly likely you would fail to make the claim, then you may be able to challenge it. But these terms seem pretty reasonable to me, so not sure on what basis you'd challenge it legally if you failed to submit the bill within 60 days.


Maybe not illegal but as someone has stated below, unethical. I guess it's like insurance, chances are not everyone will claim at the same time. They make money on people not claiming.

The issue with these mobiles.co.uk deals & the like is the price offered by Vodafone is so much higher, it's worth the risk!
Taz152915/04/2020 11:17

It's how they make the money, but if their business is based on people …It's how they make the money, but if their business is based on people forgetting to claim, that's surely got to be somehow illegal? I'd keep harassing them and take it to the ombudsman if not.


Is it illegal to keep taking your gym membership direct debit after the 12m even though you don't ever go? No of course it's not.

Just because some people can't be bothered to make the effort to write down on their phone's in-built calendar when to claim doesn't make it illegal, and not even unethical. It's how they can afford to offer the deals, if 100% claimed, they would not offer it as the payment they get from the network wouldn't cover it.

So the deals where you get automatic payments to your bank are always less than those where YOU have to make the claim.

You have to remember than there's a lot of lazy people out there, most not on HUKD I might add.

I sent out to about 140 of my friends a link to get cheaper gas and electric with my supplier on a referral deal knowing full well that many of them will be on the standard tariff and I can absolutely guarantee they could save £200 or more not to mention the £50 vouchers for each of us - guess how many took me up on it, NONE! Just goes to prove we are a nation of Lazy Brits who are happy to waste money!
Same deal £8.5 after cashback directly on the mobiles website also can be set up auto cashback on their website...
Edited by: "_taurus_" 15th Apr
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