Pay as you go is gone!

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Posted 16th Dec 2019
Hey there,
I have recently bought my daughter a mobile phone and need the cheapest deal possible. Old style PAYG seems to be almost gone - by which I mean the type you just put £10 on the phone and it lasts til it’s gone. Everyone needs to be on a recurring payment now.
Can anyone recommend a good PAYG offer / sim? Some data calls and text but nothing on recurring pay!
Thanks gang!
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Don't think you can anymore it's all recurring stuff now
Have you tried Tesco or 3 both do pay as you go still , as I have dual sim phone myself with them both in .
Top up £10 on Three and buy an all-in-one 10 add on which gives 4gb data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts
I use three and 02, I just top up when needed. I don't use any add ons/ bolt ons, just the default top up.
Edited by: "NuttyS" 16th Dec 2019
If you call customer services they usually change it from recurring to 'simple' pay as you go.
3 3-2-1 is cheap and credit lasts forever as long as you make 1 call every 180 days.
Not sure why you are so anti PAYG, you can get decent SIM-only contracts for just a few quid a month on 30 day rolling contracts. Probably work out cheaper and you can cap it so you your daughter doesn't go over the limit you set.
Why not get her a sim only for like £5/£6 so she’s always got unlimited calls/texts and will get a few Gb of data. Payg credit will be gone in a day if she uses data at all it’s usually like £10-£20 per gb before any calls or texts
O2 still have payg. All you have to do is make one chargeable call every 6 mths
Got one from 3 about 5 months ago, ordered on line for free, it came the next day and can load it up £5 a time.
GiffGaff will let you PAYG but like others have said, it usually works out cheaper to pay for the cheapest 30 day rolling contract.
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You can still add just credit to a sim, even vodafone you can just buy a top up, my dad gets a big value bundle, sometimes they do it wrong and add it as credit only, this is after his bundle has expired
I think most require you to top up every 6 months for the number to be in use.
Pilsbury1216/12/2019 20:08

O2 still have payg. All you have to do is make one chargeable call every 6 …O2 still have payg. All you have to do is make one chargeable call every 6 mths


They've stopped any new purchases
Gollywood16/12/2019 21:11

They've stopped any new purchases


When did they stop it. I spoke to customer services about 2 mths ago and they set it up for my elderly friend who just needed a phone for emergencies.
Thanks guys and gals! Lots to read through there!
I think Asda mobile still do it too - I have an old number that I ported to them about a year ago, have only ever topped up once, and just send a text every month or so to keep it alive.
JoseChupachup16/12/2019 21:24

Thanks guys and gals! Lots to read through there!



Hi JoseChupachup. Without reading through, I don't know if anyone's suggested the free "Three Data Sim" - which you can top up with credit and it operates as a normal 3,2,1 sim but with the added bonus of 200mb free EVERY month. You can put as little as £2 International credit on there and it doesn't expire as long as you use the sim. Data counts as use, so fire up a browser or check Email every now and again and all is good.

three.co.uk/Fre…der

Hopefully you'll find this of interest.

Regards, Phsy.
Pilsbury1216/12/2019 21:23

When did they stop it. I spoke to customer services about 2 mths ago and …When did they stop it. I spoke to customer services about 2 mths ago and they set it up for my elderly friend who just needed a phone for emergencies.


Recently
Giffgaff, you can auto top up when the balance drops below a level you set, bu not mandatory and you can set the maximum number of top ups within a month (i.e. if you went to your limit in some sort of emergency type situation)
EE PAYG.
Download the app top up £5 then buy a pack (£5) last 30 days. 100 minutes 250 texts and a small amount of data. Perfect for children and no contract.
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