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A Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM is perfect for people who aren’t in the market for a new phone and want to be free from monthly phone payments. It is a flexible way to make calls, send texts and update social media, and the SIM is ready to go as soon as it is topped up and inserted into the phone. Whether for occasion use or as a bundle, shoppers can check out the PAYG listings on hotukdeals for the best deals and offers.

Nokia 1 £39 on O2 PAYG, no topup required
09/01/2019Expires on 09/01/2019Found 7th DecFound 7th Dec
New offer on o2 PAYG, no topup needed Nokia’s new affordable phone really doesn’t hold back. Enjoy all of your content on the vibrant 4.5-inch screen, summon Google Assistant and m… Read more

Got one for my dad, let's see.




The good ol’ days, when a simple call or a text was enough!


+1. My 1st phone, Nokia 8210. Funny enough, I've still got my Nokia 8310, Sony Ericsson K800i/W995 in junk draw, all still powers up.


Aahh, Nokia. Used to love my 8210!

Huawei Y6 2018 like new on o2 PAYG £49 @ O2
16/12/2018Expires on 16/12/2018Found 7th DecFound 7th Dec
New price drop on o2, no topup needed

Yes add it, it does not charge you at checkout. Only when you insert SIM and activate doe ls it charge you


I can only see a £10 top up option


Yes. As long as you do not activate the sim


Can you still buy this without topping up credit?


Thanks ordered - getting it delivered on Friday - hopefully will be better than my seriously laggy Nokia 5. Snapdragon chipset are definitely better than MTK

ZTE Blade A110 PERFECT as new condition on o2 PAYG, no topup needed @ O2
16/12/2018Expires on 16/12/2018Found 7th DecFound 7th Dec
New pricedrop for the starters phone ZTE A110 on o2. No topup required when bought online, free delivery

Are these locked to o2?


I just managed to buy online using Safari on an old IPad mini 1. Hopefully that's it fixed for everyone


Just received mine today. For £9 it's pretty good.


Can order by phone no problem...


It was Ericsson to blame for, not Huawei...

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Vodafone payg sim 6 months bundle for price of 3 months £30 instead of £60
31/01/2019Expires on 31/01/2019Found 6th DecFound 6th Dec
2gb data, 250 mins, unlimited texts per month for £30 for 6 months (online) 8gb data, 1000 mins, unlimited texts per month for £60 for 6 months (instore) Ends 31st Jan
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Great find, thanks and heat added! My Mum will appreciate this one.


So this equals to £5 a month



Nokia 8110 4G on PAYG Vodafone £40
Found 1st DecFound 1st Dec
Price drop still available after BF, £30+£10 mandatory topup

Im sure Nokia are still in business for the sheer amount of people who make that same remark. The ones having the most laughs are Nokia shareholders (lol)


This was known as the banana phone... for those not in the know (or walking around in nappies)


I'm holding off buying one of these until WhatsApp gets released. I can live without pretty much any app and can even make peace with the camera, but going back to normal SMS isn't going to cut it for me. Hopefully it will arrive in 2019 It's sister phone the JioPhone (which runs on the same OS called KaiOS) has had it since September. Then Nokia can release some other phones (and make the camera better) my favourite being the 7610.


I bought a mobiwire that is a candy bar style phone which only has phone, text,WhatsApp and email it does does have a browser too but it is so clunky to use I.e the navigation is via a cursor on the screen that has to be moved via the 4 navigation buttons, that actually put me off using it. Handy if you need to google a number quickly though It’s also worth noting WhatsApp has the same navigation as the browser overall a good phone for reducing screen time although it does take a while to get used to


You will hate texting with a numerical keypad, in 2018

Alcatel 3025X 3G flip phone (unlocked) + O2 PAYG SIM pack, £19 @ O2
Found 30th NovFound 30th Nov
I think the price is pretty good for an unlocked 3G-capable flip phone. It comes with an O2 PAYG SIM pack which would be a good option for a low user (3p/min calls). Screen is 2.8"… Read more
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I find it kinda weird that GiffGaff spell's out O2's wishes, but O2's own website doesn't? (I'm genuinely confused like?). What am I missing ... loooool.


"could have sworn I read somewhere the other day that O2 unlock for free." You're correct!, you did, lol, I remember that too. :-) Some 3/4+ Month's back on here, people on HUKD via a different Thread SAID speak of such too, etc?. NEW EU RULES on EU Member State Countries and all that, will NOW be getting alllllll their phone's unlocked via their respective Network's for free now! - kinda a pointless toooooooo last minute thing for us in the UK, on account of us being on a 11th hour Brexit thing, and all that, etc? (but yeh, what the hell?, UK was included too!, lol). There was a certain online form that needed filling in at the time in order to put in your request for FREE unlocking via your respective Network and wotnots?. :-D (But I forget via which Thread is was via now? - and the respective link too, to be honest?). :-( Hopefully someone else on here can continue with this one? - and fill in the 'blanks' accordingly, etc etc etc?. :-)


TPO might use the Three Network, but the Three Network uses O2 .. So arguably the exact same thing?. Ps. In future, try an T-Mobile/EE SIM to be 100% sure, when 'experimenting' with such things?. :-)

amour3k If it's a Joi phone, then I guess so?. :-) But if not, then ... (Who knows?), lol.


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Vodafone X9 deal on PAYG, 3GB RAM 32GB ROM £100+£10 mandatory topup
Found 27th NovFound 27th Nov
Price cut on Vodafone newest Smart X9 (manufactured by ZTE) Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 3 GB / 32 GB 5.7 inches 1080 x 2160 px 7.95mm thin 3100mAh Li-Pol battery… Read more

Still all fine since that settings change and not noticed a difference to battery life either (y)


Thanks for the info! Only disabled the strategyprovider permissions within the last day. Not noticed any ill effects yet... Guess battery drain could be quicker but will keep an eye on it...


Incidentally got the screen protector from Spain on eBay , it's a poor fit (too short, about 4mm from bottom of screen (flat part) so avoid (only one from Spain so easily identified.


Cheers that's handy to know, I found although the strategy provider was back after disabling it and a reboot - it has stopped affecting one of the 2 apps I was having issue with. That said, interestingly enough following your instructions the strategy provider is currently enabled within settings,at the moment I'm going to leave it alone as getting by, but it's good to know where to go if the problem occurs again. Have to say medisafe offer very good support and were interested in debugging log to resolve the issue, if anyone has issue that the above doesn't solve I am confident they could identify the root cause which would likely be the same issue across all apps. I'm not sure what the strategy provider does beside memory/ battery management, have you found any system wide issues since disabling it's permission? I haven't noticed any adverse effects personally


Try google translate on this: Or:

4G EE Full HD Clip-On Capture Action Cam with FREE 4GEE SIM Preloaded with 2GB PAYG at Scan for £19.98
Found 25th NovFound 25th Nov
EE Capture Cam, Full HD, 8 MP, 1080p@30fps, 1GB eMMC, MicroSD Slot, iOS/Android, Facebook Streaming via EE 4G
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Darnit, if only it were hackable with custom firmware or something. Still with all the cheap action cameras coming out of China one of those might be better for my usage (bike camera, no live-streaming).


Was cheaper for the past 2 months at the same on line shop.


Yep, appears so. I got one on eBay for £15 brand new, tried to setup with iOS and failed, then tried setting up with android and it failed again. It’s due to Facebook authentication stopping it. Still works as a normal camera but even at that the quality of the 1080p isn’t worth it.


Have they broken Android too? I know iOS streaming with it didn't work (at least the registration part) but it's a shame if it's pooped using Android too.


Don’t buy, live streaming no longer works at all.

Nokia 1 on BF SALE PAYG from Vodafone £25 + £10 topup
Found 22nd NovFound 22nd Nov
Price drop on nokia 1, £25+£10 mandatory topup With the 8.1 Android Go operating system, 4G connectivity and two cameras, the Nokia 1 offers an optimised smartphone experience in a… Read more

If purchased from online is it likely to arrive unlocked? Looked on eBay but any codes look to be 10£ or so


Might finally be able to get my dad using a smartphone at this price!

Black Friday - Vodafone X9 3GB/32GB on BF SALE PAYG @ Vodafone  + SIMO offers
Refreshed 23rd NovRefreshed 23rd Nov
Price drop 50% from the price on BF DEAL, £99 +£10 mandatory topup Product Specifications Vodafone Smart X9 Dimensions 148.2 x 71.32 x 7.95 mm Weight153 g Colours Black Tun… Read more

No not yet, usual crap from China on eBay that takes 4wks to arrive but nothing in UK that I can find, screen protectors are expensive on Amazon, eBay best I can find is Spain 2 week delivery 3 quid tempered glass doesn't cover curved part like some do. Didn't realise accessories would be so scarce!


Ultimate111, Did you ever find a case etc ? Cheers


Thanks for this 'tyr' , anyone know where you can get a plain gel / wraparound case for this? Seems too new for anywhere but ebay China to have them. Screen protector scarce / high price too, anyone know how long it usually takes for the cases and screen protectors to hit UK market? Cheers


How does this compare with the Xiaomi A2 lite? Thanks


Following on from yesterday, vodafone have still not activated the SIM card which came with this phone, as I was moaning previously I have contacted them twice, and they are very sketchy on the details as to when activation might happen. Initially, it was up to 24 hours. But now it seems like it might be this evening or tomorrow?????? I cannot believe how bad and disorganised this is, surely this is automated? UPDATE: I have been given a contract sim on payg. I need to return to store to get the right sim card. A "clerical error" has occured.

Nokia 3310 3G on payg o2
Found 22nd NovFound 22nd Nov
Price drop on o2, most probably phone comes unlocked, available also in yellow and red No topup when bought online

Still working and ordered ta


Every time I try to checkout it tells me I need to check my card number. Tried about 10 times and with different cards :/


Yes, I got the "Like New" one, and it was unlocked


Has anyone bought this from O2 and found it to be unlocked?


we need to do topup to get priority

4G Clip On Action Cam with free 2GB of EE PAYG DATA £13.50 + £4 del Scan
Found 15th NovFound 15th Nov
Did't think this was too shabby for a action cam in full 1080p hd @30fps . something nice to capture those out and about moments, or like me, a full day of airsoft and get 2gb of p… Read more
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Good for motorbike?


Originally £59.99??? If you ignore the initial page in the link and find it via 'Today Only' the RRP struck out is £19.99! I smell (poo) (lol)


should maybe edit the description to make the saving clear, and maybe report thread to see if they can stop breaking the link


i knew i wasnt going nuts!. i'll leave it at this price as its still a deal, but you are correct, i did find this offer initially on the "Today Only" tab on the website, so if you are reading this then please follow instructions to get further money off.


its not a misprice - you need to go to the today only section forum probably messes up linking to it 13.50 is available with free c&c or with 4quid odds postage try this edit, yep its the forum breaking as its adding crap which redirects to the normal page - you can delete the chaff after the 3003213 and you'll go to the right place

LG K4 2017 on EE PAYG £32.00 @ Asda George Wrexham
LocalLocalFound 14th NovFound 14th Nov
Probably rubbish spec, Ive no idea, found these in Asda Living Wrexham, quite a few left in the cabinets upstairs on the electrical department...

specs? ii is a phone, so you need to make/receive a call and nowdays send/receive txt message...what else?


I'm running an old M2 aqua Sony which isn't much better spec than that,I do everything on it lol,its never been unresponsive, I even put a 128gb sd card into for music it even though it's only supposed to take a 32gb,brilliant music player with bluetooth headphones .....I do have a new Sony L2 Gold laying here in the box,tbh couldn't be bothered setting it up,had a play with it and I really don't think it's as good a phone and its too big lol.


if you want the old dears thinking they are going soft due to how unresponsive and annoying it will be to use.


And grandparents!


Good price for backup, kids, older kids phone. Cheapest it can be had for.

Nokia 6 2018 32GB Black And Blue Available On PAYG £159 / £169 @ Carphone
Found 13th NovFound 13th Nov
All carphone warehouse phones come unlocked, so if you aren't already an o2 customer, and don't want to stay with them, then there is no hassle getting the phone unlocked.. It's £… Read more

Yeah, they use barcodes or something


It's sad the mid range phones don't have NFC, I read it is because in Asia NFC is not used much.


Had this phone from cpw sim free put up with it for 3 months then binned it off had to put a giff gaff sim get updated as EE sim never found any my main issues were unstable Bluetooth on music playback and calls and some apps kept crashing heat added though for a good price oh yeah camera is poor in low light too


Most if the flagships do. Funnily enough, more of the older budget models have it than the newer ones


Haha thank you, does any Xiaomi have NFC , even the new UK ones?

Huawei P Smart on 02 PAYG - £129
09/01/2019Expires on 09/01/2019Found 8th NovFound 8th Nov
Price drop on o2, no topup required

Ordered yesterday and arrived today. Mine was locked so have had to request a code from o2. Thanks for the post


Ordered, Thank you, heat for the post.


Yes, if you buy online, you will get a phone with 0£ sim with tariff you have chosen upon checkout. Just do not topup after you receive it. O2 will allow you to do so max 3 times within a certain period of time (usually within 6 months). After you did it 3times your email and home address will go to their blacklist for 6 months and you will not be able to order any PAYG phones from them 8)


Thanks for the post can you buy this phone without a top up?


Got this for £139 (price match and Huawei £50 back) in April,it's been a great buy,,got a 64gb card in it. Only issue I have with it is the camera app when loading up,sometimes take a while,and can be laggy,missing shots..

Alcatel 1 on 02 PAYG, no topup required - £29 @ O2
23/12/2018Expires on 23/12/2018Found 8th NovFound 8th Nov
Price drop on 02 The device is powered by Mediatek's MT6739 chipset, and sports a 5-inch display of 960x480 pixel resolution (18:9 aspect ratio). RAM is 1GB, while storage is 8GB. … Read more

For £29 it's really suprising. Android Go works well and even the camera is ok. Only 8Gb storage but SD card helps with that. Battery seems fine for moderate use.


This is a fantastic deal IMO £29 without any top up Android Go 8.1 and this phone being sold elsewhere for £50-60 Certainly fine for those with basic requirements or my dad who likes to check out football results and emails only WhatsApp fine and calls and texts I'm getting one!






Why would a 6 year old need a phone?

Nokia 3 PAYG on EE in Asda £65
LocalLocalFound 6th NovFound 6th Nov
Not bad imho down from £120 to £65 on Payg good Christmas gift for a kids first phone.
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Hi it’s in Asda Living in Leeds


Hopefully people aren’t confusing the 3 and the 3.1. The 3 is a rather underpowered Mediatek phone and gets poor reviews. for example:


I saw the Nokia 3.1 in CPW few days ago. Looked really sleek. Definitely not one for the grandparents


Great for kids 1st phone & grandparents last phone... :{


Tht's a decent price, with it being on EE it will take the ASDA sim card which offers some good tarrifs for PAYG

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 3rd NovFound 3rd Nov
£13.50 + £5.48 P&P or collect from the Bolton store for free Product Overview This Camera is also SIM Unlocked and will work with most UK & Worldwide Carriers The 4G… Read more
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I think I read somewhere that this action cam was hackable and could be converted to a mifi hotspot or something else, does anyone here have some info?


They've missed a trick with this. If it supported twitch streaming I'd have a couple, currently use a phone with a 3 all you can eat sim for the task but it's cumbersome having to set a phone up in various situations.


But beware the pigeons, so buy five of them.


If they recorded while connected to a power bank they'd be great little dashcams. Heck I could buy 4 for 360 degree recording around my bike.


Was intending to jump off a waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales with one of these strapped to my head, any pitfalls?

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