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EE (pay monthly & pay as you go) FREE calling abroad add on (reduces costs by up to 97%)
Found 14th OctFound 14th Oct
Apologies if this has been posted before, but a search on here did not reveal anything. This post is for anyone who could have reason to call abroad, such as to Australia. There … Read more

Just in case anyone is monitoring this thread for options how to call abroad, I have signed up to powerVOIP - I WOULD *NOT* RECOMMEND - they are cheap (3p plus 0.6p/min approx), BUT shockingly they charge about 25% above face value for the credit!!! So I thought to try the next few on the search engine posted on page 1 - they are all from the same Luxembourg company & I don't fancy signing up to find that they do the same!


Best way is what I’m using WhatsCall just collect credits and you get min


Thank you - comments like that make taking the time to post worthwhile!


Thanks for this. Got bit bill shock when I was calling ROI last week. But crazy this add-on does not come standard being free. Huge difference in costing.. Thanks


If you have a calling plan activated from PlusNet (landline) then you can call max 1000 minutes per month free of charge to over 70 countries via 0870 494 0750. It's a Service offered by these guys: If you have any questions, send them a message via their website.

Nokia 8110 1GB Black & Yellow Only £49 (PAYG) @ o2
Found 7th OctFound 7th Oct
Back on offer at o2, using the below stated cashback takes it to a theoretical £47 (y) No Need to top up + 2% At Quidco. Use Apps, such as Snake on the go Curved design with a… Read more

I think they were joking (shock)


Most pathetic comment I've ever read on here. Everyones charging their phone daily these days and your moaning about 25 days on a basic phone


It has predictive text, but it ignores punctuation, so trying to type words like "don't" are a faff


You get a sim with it and can choose a plan without bundles, which means you don't need to top up And the phone should not need unlocking as both of mine were unlocked already Someone made a comment when the phone was first released saying it was hard to use, and it does have its flaws, not as easy to use as the good old 3310 from 20 years ago, takes a bit of getting used to


I got one of these because I wanted to go simple and not be so reliant on a phone. I lasted two days. Well, not even that....1.75 days before my SIM was back on my smarter-than-smart smartphone. For one, typing is sooooo difficult (bring back T9) and - minor one - the slider isn't push-button automatic :( But, great fun when you start using it :) Good deal too...mine cost about £70. And yellow.

Get £5 extra when you Top-Up £10 with 1pMobile + 5% Cashback via Quidco: NEW CUSTOMERS!!
Found 6th OctFound 6th Oct
ONE SIMPLE PAY-AS-YOU-GO TARIFF 1p a minute, 1p a text, 1p a MB, No contract. No hassle. No monthly fee. With the UK's lowest rates for calls, texts and data, your top-ups g… Read more
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Yeah I understand that, I was just asking if you topup every 4 months but don't make a phone call for say 8 months would it still be active? I believe you can set your account to auto top up just before your 4 months are up, or you can top up say £30 for 360 days worth of service. My grandma sometimes forgets to use her mobile phone and got kicked off giffgaff because she didn't use it for 6 months and didn't check her email about the warning.


Can you set auto top up yet ?


You have to top up every 4 months otherwise the sim will deactivate even if you have credit in there


Calm down Dear (y)


Can this be used for psn?

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Free PAYG EE sim card get £10 FREE credit plus txts, mins, data. No top up req @ EE / Quidco
Found 4th OctFound 4th Oct
Note: You pay absolutely NOTHING this is FREE! £10 free credit, free sim cards, £9 cash back, free minutes, free data and free texts. Hi guys this is hard to believe, I did this … Read more
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Phoned EE other day was informed unless you received a xkn order number confirmation email you will not receive any Sims, I asked why I have received confirmation email saying Sims on way to me but no order number, was informed it must of been a glitch and you can only buy PAYG EE Sims from a store like newsagents or supermarket :/


I received the email from EE on the 4th but not received any sim cards. (mad) Must admit its the first time i have never received any sims from EE after i have ordered them.


I never received my sims either despite getting email confirmation on the day. How many people here actually received their sims? Although at this point I think it's obvious the glitch was closed down since they must have caught on, even if we were to receive our sims.


So far I haven't received any spam or text from EE other than my billing email, no free Sims either :/


Probably more for getting marketing data and spamming you with nuisance calls ;( ;( ;( ;(

1p Mobile - Good for payg or as a spare or low users, 1p for everything and top up £10  and get £10 loaded sim in return and use in 46 destinations for 1p a minute, text and 1mb data
Found 28th SepFound 28th Sep
On EE network and 1p in 46 world destinations 2160 good trust pilot reviews Use your credit as you want With the UK's lowest rates for calls, texts and data, your top-ups go a … Read more



I have a dual sim phone and still hardly use the data, but it's handy to have in emergencies.


Just don't use it for data.. 4Gb will cost you £40


I too have free 200 mb data from three but I hardly use it as I don't have a dual sim phone. I use my sons three payg phone when calling from abroad to non - UK numbers as it is cheaper than my contract phone.


I'm trying to get mine to come to o2, I changed because I hardly use my phone, I always had loads of credit and was out of the 3 months, so thought I would switch to a cheaper rate. My parents still like the free giffgaff to giffgaff calls. My mum always tops up before 3 months, sometimes 2, my dad doesn't though. They could use the data whilst out too for whatsapp, 1p is better than 5p per MB! I can use my spare credit for google play apps too, something you couldn't do on giffgaff.

4G EE Full HD Clip-On Capture Action Cam with FREE 4GEE SIM Preloaded with 2GB PAYG £13.50 + £5.48 P&P Scan
Found 19th SepFound 19th Sep
EE Capture Cam, Full HD, 8 MP, 1080p@30fps, 1GB eMMC, MicroSD Slot, iOS/Android, Facebook Streaming via EE 4G A few pennies cheaper than Amazon and with a 2GB preloaded SIM includ… Read more
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ordered the Friday - paid £4 delivery and received Monday


Thanks but thats kinda over egging it :0


You lost sleep? (lol) (lol) (lol) It's junk IMO.


Thats a contradictory comment as you did not write "in my opinion" at all in the first dismissive comment that I lost sleep over. This is a great device if you explore the possibilities of it. Look what gavin1 uses it for, he is a creative genius. I brought mine a year ago and I have used it Mon-Fri for at least 4 hours a day as a dashcam so its not junk its more durable than that. Camera is by no means perfect. An interesting feature is the ability to connect to the device by its own Wifi (importantly without a SIM card) and record. I have not thought of a use yet but some sort of wildlife camera or something


Yes you can

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Alcatel 10.66 PAYG phone Inc £10 topup - £10.79 @ EE
Refreshed 16th SepRefreshed 16th Sep
Alcatel 10.66 PAYG phone for 79p but you have to buy a £10 top as well. 50mb data 5000ms Unlimited texts
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Just had an email saying you need a photo ID to receive the package from the delivery driver. Guess he will be taking it back then :( Result, just had it delivered, signed for it and nothing else! Another problem, not sure this phone can be unlocked? Can't see any on eBay and asked one seller and he couldnt do it.


To the man in the street and your average Joe, they are different networks so that's why I clarified and posted a link to MVNO's (y)


They aren't networks. They are resellers. In terms of actual network service providers. O2 EE etc they support 2g. 3 on the other hand only support 3g except if you are roaming where you can get get 2g


Not all others, their are networks who work off 3 inc smarty, superdrug


yes but can be unlocked on ebay for 99p

Sony XZ2 Compact O2 payg £419
Found 24th AugFound 24th Aug
Phones are getting BIG. Do you want a compact phone with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 processor and a great camera? Then this is your only choice. This is over £500 every… Read more

O2 unlocking is straigh forward:


I got one of these a couple of months ago, I'm very impressed with it so far. Great if you want a powerful normal sized mobile.


Excellent price for a great phone. Heat.

Vodafone payg 3x data on Big value bundles £10 and above
Found 20th AugFound 20th Aug
New and existing payg customers. Existing customers txt SUMMER to 49500. Offer on till 3rd October. Available on big value bundles over £10

I got a Vodafone payg sim for a friend and got the pac code the next day to transfer his number out for him to go back to EE as he got a new phone and EE wouldn’t match the deal he seen on uswitch (he didn’t understand the process ) anyway when I called them today they said he had been with them a long time lol (less than 24 hours ) and could he be tempted to stay , I said no I’d like the pac code please and just before she issued it she said I could have the 6GB PAYG big value bundle for £5 a month I hope this helps people out


The extra 4gb of data is only till the 3rd of October.


I was wondering this too. Can't find any info on the site. Really good deals if it is.


I think is a great deal to he honest


Is this deal forever until you stopped it? Thank you

Nokia 1 (PAYG) w/ £10 top-up and FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY - £65 @ Vodafone
Found 7th AugFound 7th Aug
Never pay more than £1 a day. Free unlimited standard minutes, texts, and 500MB of data for the day when you reach £1. And if you don't use your phone, you won't be charged a penny… Read more
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I was looking at this phone. I only have vodafone reception where I live and I like nokia because it is really easy to use. Any other suggestions i don't want to spend more than £70. The £10 vodafone bundle top up works for me.


Don't really get why they released this in the UK. Its got the spec of a £20-30 smartphone.


Agreed, three also do 321 but with the advantage of offering WiFi calling


That's an awful spec phone.


I find 3-2-1 payg from o2 a better choice for low use.

Nokia Matrix 8110 4G Black/yellow payg upgrade £49 @ carphonewarehouse
Found 5th AugFound 5th Aug
£49on all networks + £10 top up required for new payg connections get yer 90s retro on (y)
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IMS provision files are Network provided, usually preinstalled - had one on my Nokia 6301 with Orange Unique ‘Wi-fi Calling’ over 3G, and with several Blackberries with actual Wi-fi Calling chips until they choose a worse Wi-fi Calling ‘app’. HMD licence the patent/tech from actual Nokia Networks


I bought one from O2 for £39 which is unlocked/unbranded but unfortunately VoLTE isn't working on any network. (fierce) There's an IMS settings menu which is completely blank (no add/options) on O2/Vodafone/Three though interestingly, the menu vanishes when I use my EE SIM. Despite this, calls still fall back to 3G. Hopefully support will be added in a future update.


Had a Z10/30 BlackBerry, loved Blackberries (esp OS7) until BB went Android :/


BlackberryQ10 although to be clear for anyone considering, this is my main handset I use for voice calls, touchscreen smartphone is being used for all the app stuff.


(y) Ohhh what BlackBerry ?

New Sony Xperia XA2 32GB Silver PAYG - £199 @ o2
Found 1st AugFound 1st Aug
2% at topcashback. Standby Time Up to 992 hrs Dimensions 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm Weight 171g Screen Size 5.2 inch Internal Phone Memory 32GB External memory card type Micro SD Proc… Read more


Anyway for all the Xperia haters Sony were the 1st for most smartphone innovations here a link


He joke


Haha, I just take the mick out of the joker now, bless him.


It takes more than Sam_of_London and his negative bezelesque tactics to put me off ....ORDERED! (My missus wouldn't know what a bezel is and has never used an app in her life so this should get the job done)

Three 3 PAYG 4G Trio SIM Pack AIO25 - 3000 Minutes, 3000 Texts, 30GB Data + World £20.99 @ MyMemory
Found 29th JulFound 29th Jul
3 PAYG 4G Trio SIM Pack AIO25 - 3000 Minutes, 3000 Texts, 30GB Data + Feel at home roaming. Great for if you are going on holiday and don’t want to hunt for a local sim. List of c… Read more

Have a look at its description on the Playstore. Basically it hides the type of traffic between devices whilst tethering,thus not allowing the mobile operator to detect that you are actually tethering,which means no limitations imposed. I paid it full price for the PRO version,totally worth it.


I layman's term, what is it allowing us to do?


This the solution to all of your tethering problems:


I have tried uploading pics of the actual wording on the Three FAQ's about data usage, but for some reason it didn't include them in the comment. Edit - changed to .png and was successful. Click the link and read "What's included" point 2 and "What's Not Included" point 5. This is where I got my information from.


You are not right. Payg will only allow you 9gb abroad. Rolling contract will allow 12gb. Hotspot is not allowed abroad at all. Hope this helps. Source: I work for Three.

4G EE Full HD Clip-On Capture Cam with FREE 4GEE SIM Preloaded with 2GB PAYG - @ SCAN £13.50 + shipping (£18.98 delivered) (free to collect) @ Scan
Found 26th JulFound 26th Jul
EE Capture Cam, Full HD, 8 MP, 1080p@30fps, 1GB eMMC, MicroSD Slot, iOS/Android, Facebook Streaming via EE 4G. This Camera is also SIM Unlocked and will work with most UK & Wo… Read more

Only £15 on e bay


Turned up today, WiFi range to the viewfinder device is pretty good and with a SIM on board it acts as a useful battery operated access point for tablets and other devices. The viewfinder app gives a terrible looking preview image but records fine so it could be restrictions due to streaming versus recording separately and the obligatory password change on setup that insists on three out of four of upper/lower/numeric/non alpha is inexplicably selective about characters for no obvious reason (only ,-* for alphanumeric and no capital J for some reason). Decent value even if it was only used as a dashcam and an access point.


My sim came with no data on it? i thought we get 2gb


I initially used a Three data sim, it kept displaying that new firmware was available, but was unable to download the OTA update, changed to the EE data sim included, firmware then downloaded and installed. Can't get live streaming via Facebook Live to work though.


When I installed the cam app , mine said firmware up to date however once I changed the default password for wi fi for the camera, new firmware automatically appeared on screen to update...

Virgin payg sim with £10 Credit for £5 @ Virgin Mobile
Found 24th JulFound 24th Jul
Simply choose Jam Packs on the link and select the £5 top up option (y) you can buy these Jam Packs on the link later off the credit if you wish (£10 Minutes 500 Texts 500 3… Read more

Go to Ofcom, complaints process not followed - no one should be forced to use chargeback that’s why the telco industcomplaints process is Ofcom enforced.


They gave me the money back, so I'll leave it for now. If they didn't refund, I would have chargebacked the transaction.


Go to Ofcom


Emailed them and got a call back, even the CEO team are offshore (annoyed) They refused to believe that they were in the wrong, but after I pushed them they offered to refund the charges as a "goodwill gesture". I was also wrongly charged a service charge when there shouldn't have been one. (mad) This was only after I threatened them with a chargeback! They also refused to give any additional compensation, or to refund the amount back to my payment card and close the account, so I'm stuck with £6.49 of credit that I'm probably never going to use (though it'll probably be £0 when I next insert the SIM anyway). They said my usage for 1 of the days was 3kb, and that's why they charged £2! (mad)


Chat is offshore usually as is 789, defo email^ welcome man (y)

Alcatel U5 4G payg upgrade from £34.99 @ CarphoneWarehoose
Found 11th JulFound 11th Jul
EE payg upgrade £34.99 or buy a new connection/sim with minimum £10 top up on all networks. £44.99 on o2 or even more on Vodafone as a payg upgrades so defo buy with new sim/top … Read more

Couldn't find that price. Probably expired


1GB RAM, 8GB storage. Seriously, it’s not even worth 20 quid. Not even as a kid’s phone

3 PAYG 4G Trio Data SIM Pack with 12GB Data £24.99 mymemory
Found 2nd JulFound 2nd Jul
Just got this deal in my inbox from MyMemory and it seems it is quite a good deal for low usage option. Checked it on Three and same deal costs £40

You can use all 12Gb in one splurge say on US, Aus or EU holiday and allows tethering. You can also use it off and on over full year. Ideal for mifi or occasional use out of the house tablet. The 24 Gb one lasts 2 years from first use.


I pay £10 for 100gb data, unlimited calls and texts with feel at home.


Someone bought the knowhow sims for years later and they lost the sims.


Where possible ofcourse, you should do what I do ... Bought 2 4TB Portable Hard Drives in a recent eBay 10% off HUKD Deal that was on here just over 1 Week ago (neither of which I immediately need, as I have more than 3-quarters of an existing 4TB Portable Hard Drive left from 1 bought last Year from Maplins) + a few Day's back bought 4 32GB MicroSD Card's from a recent HUKD on here too (none of which I needed either, having already bought a load of 64GB MicroSD Card's around the Easter Holidays time, from a HUKD that was Posted on here too). Neither of the recent pre-existing, or past HUKD purchases were actually needed, as I still have 1TB, and 2TB Portable Hard Drives from Year's back, as well as a decent handful of 64GB and 32GB MicroSD Card's from a few Year's back also ... Get spares basically (spares of EVERYYYYTHING!), and especially spares of everything, ESPECIALLY moreso when you don't need them?!. Because, come time comes for Tomorrow?, then ... Needless to say, the position I've now put myself in is this, IF no notably decent OR half decent Portable Hard Drive, and/or MicroSD Card Deal's come up on HUKD here for the immediate future (and/or EVEN until nearing this time nest Year?), I'll be more than just comfortably 'sorted' in the knowledge of knowing that I'll go without ... (and will remain the case even if 2 Christmas's pass even?). A bit excessive you may say? (perhaps!). Unnecessary even? (that's neither here nor there - in Today's Digital Age). But either way, there's debatabely a lot to be said, for not putting yourself in a situation of desperation? (so to speak?). Where you're then left in the even more unfavorable predicament of feeling the need/feeling obliged to then just pitch yourself for literally any old thing (be it figuratively, and/or literally?), at the points in time of whenever it then chooses to come? (at a moment of time of literally 'WHENEVER'?). And most likely at 'price points' of whatever the hell then then choose to dictate to you ... (as/when/and whenever?). That to be honest, is never a good position to ever be in (if I'm honest?). Get you 'extras' when not necessary, then you'll then blatantly be in a more favourable/amicable position to dictate your own 'preferred' Deal price points, like?. As opposed to then being one of the few left on the shelf fleeced sheep! (who buy in droves, irrespective of what exorbitant price's the Market chooses to dictate to you, etc ... ) I'm done with being needlessly ripped off for thing's I would have bought anyway, lol. To be fair, I'd rather be the one that dictates my own given price points, of if, as and well I choose/decide to feed it ... I bought 2 of the 24GB, 24 Month Network Three SIM Card's some few Month's shy of 1 Year now, to which I'm yet to make use of - I was awaiting a then pre-existing 12 Month SIM only Deal I'd signed up to just a few Months prior, to do it's 12 Month's cycle FIRST (before then using), but either way, I'll very soon make full use of 1 of those 2 regardless (which was purchased almost 1 Year prior to it's initial need) but as things stand, when I now start making use of 1 of them,, I'll end up having 1 spare to boot anyway. And with that situation in mind, I can blatantly then afford for myself that rarest of rights of passage, eg. the luxury of 'time' ... Yes, given, MAY very well be unfavorably obliged to wait 1 whole Year even? (I doubt it, but in Today's tempestuous 'Market', you can never say never really?). But either way that neither hear not there, because the reality is, it's not exactly like I've put myself in a position where I should now feel the desperate need to 'hurry' ... Everyone's need scales/necessities timeline's, and/or whatever are different, fair enough/true. But either way, that's my advice to you anyway - especially if (where 'forms of communication' are anyway), it's important to you?. As you never truly actually really know for sure (anything ... ) Well, that's how I see it anyway. :-)


These have gone up, i bought the 24gb one for £28 from amazon last year which is close to running out :(

Nokia 3310 3G model in grey and red at O2 PAYG, no topup needed - £19 @ o2
Refreshed 8th JulRefreshed 8th Jul
Flash sale, this one used to be unlocked in the past, one week delivery though.

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Get what phone you like but don’t blame the phone because you can’t stop it taking you from the world you live in. Just learn some self control and keep your s6 for years to come. That’s like me blaming my kebab shop for making me fat. I don’t have to go in there (skeptical)


So when my smart phone dies, you think I should pay hundreds of pounds for a smart phone and then not look at it? Makes sense. Think I'll just buy a feature phone and save myself the £700 over two years, then check my emails and Facebook when I get home.


You do realise you don’t have to pick up your phone all the time don’t you? Ffs get some self control drama queen!


Which model would you suggest?

ASDA PAYG (EE) boost data bundles AND double data promotion 28th May until 28th August
Found 23rd JunFound 23rd Jun
ASDA today announce more data in bundles And from today 23rd June a double data promo: Pay by a reoccurri… Read more

Do they do retention deals


Makes a good roaming sim for the holidays!


Maybe they are trying to compete with giffgaff's new bundles. Good for anyone who uses Asda Mobile.

12gb PAYG data simo 3000 texts & minutes abroad 3 30 days add-don £20
Found 15th JunFound 15th Jun
Am looking for PAYG data sims to take abroad (EU) for the summer. This seems to be one of the best I can find at this time. 3 do sell higher data sims but you can only use 12gb a… Read more
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In original post you said it was for the summer, the vodafone BVB does auto renew every month as long as you have the correct amount of credit on your sim, or you can cancel the bundle at any time. If you don't have credit it reverts back to PAYG


My phone is currently locked to EE going to get unlocked and have got a 3 sim as going to Florida,I have heard about this deal,will I need a contract or is it a matter of just putting £20 on and picking this add on.Thank


I use a three pay sim or data only sim when I travel to USA and it works perfectly fine for what you would need on holiday speeds are what you get here but acceptable. My contact is with Vodafone so I use this in the EU and in many of the countries you get 4g with Vodafone


I am on Three and go abroad fairly often. Three internet speeds are fairly slow but are fine for social media etc and can upload photos ok. As said previously if travelling to America Three is defo the way to go!


OK so this deal is rubbish and avoid Three at all costs. But both the vodafone and O2 deals are 30 day rollover contracts if I'm not mistaken? Ideally I just want a straight up preloaded data sim...

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