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Posted by blerk
I want to upgrade from my PAYG plan to a sim only plan, the ones with 30 days rolling contract seem nice, I want mobile internet and a lowest price possible. I don't call or text that much, so 100/100 should be enough for me. So far I found T-mobile to give the best value for me:

100 minutes, 100 texts and 1GB of "unlimited" internet. For a tenner a month.

Orange seems to only give 500MB or "unlimited" internet with 30 quid plans. Vodafone doesn't seem to have anything on sim only when it comes to internet access.

Am I missing something here, or do I just go for T-mobile sim only 10 a month + internet booster?

Thanks for any advice anyone has for me regarding this. Maybe there are better sim only providers than the big ones, being on a 3G/UMTS network is needed.
[ This Message was edited by: blerk on 2010-03-15 11:09 ]



Posted by Bonovox
I know T Mobile do the Internet Booster for 20 quid for six months 1 gig per month its great value

Posted by blerk
The plan I'm interested in costs 10 a month which already includes the internet booster. You're saying I should change the default booster to say free land line calls, and then for 20 quid I get 6 months internet booster on top?

That sure sounds very good, and their coverage is perfect in the London area. Where do I locate this 6 months deal?

Posted by Bonovox
Yes its a good option for you. I think T Mobile have very good 3G coverage. That 20 6 month internet booster is fantastic value.

Posted by Nanu
I know you haven't mentioned O2 but their 'unlimited' data is capped at 250MB so beware if you do take them into consideration

Posted by blerk
Yeah thanks for that, O2 and Orange are the worst when it comes to data for your money. I will go for the tmobile offer. A tenner a month for 100mins + 100 texts + 1GB of data is not bad at all.

Posted by Daedalus85
*rolls eyes* Lets not get into the O2 data debate again, but would people please stop misadvising other people about O2's data limits? It's 500MB on Pay as you go, unlimited on simplicity & contract. I'm leaving it at that before this turns into another flame war where no matter what I say I'm wrong automatically, even though none of you actually work for said company....

Posted by lukechris
Agreed, it is actually quite pathetic. I would reccomend Vdaofone they will mix and match, when I first got one, last April, I got 500 mins, unlimited texts and internet for 15 a month (rolling 30 day like you want).

Haggle, haggling is the way

Posted by Bonovox
James is back & when he returns nothing changes in the conversation same old broken record

Posted by Nanu

On 2010-03-15 21:36:13, Daedalus85 wrote:
*rolls eyes* Lets not get into the O2 data debate again, but would people please stop misadvising other people about O2's data limits? It's 500MB on Pay as you go, unlimited on simplicity & contract. I'm leaving it at that before this turns into another flame war where no matter what I say I'm wrong automatically, even though none of you actually work for said company....




I am on a 12 month Simplicity Plan with 'Unlimited' data I have been cut off twice now since September for going over the 250MB 'Unlimited' data allowance, how do I know it is capped at 250MB because I have spent hours on the phone trying to get the issue resolved, but as I am in a 12 month contract there ain't a lot I can do other than watch I don't go over the 250MB limit which on an Android device is a pretty sad thing to do.

I may not work for O2 but I can read black and white and my hearing functions perfectly well.

@Daedalus85 You work for O2 perhaps you can ensure I get the 'Unlimited' Data I am entitled to and you keep harping on about???


Posted by Bonovox
That told him

Posted by Daedalus85
Lol.


That is all

Posted by blerk
what happened to my little thread

About this unlimited thing, it's time providers start to advertise with "xxMB allowance" so the consumer can make an informed choice. Now everybody is unlimited with different allowance that you have to dig up for. Back in Holland we have t-mobile web-n-walk which is truly unlimited, the speed is capped, but they don't care if you stream internet radio 24/7 on your phone.

Anyways, I will go for tmobile once my PAYG credit has finnished, so unless in a few weeks there's a new fantastic super duper plan coming I will go for tmobile.

Thanks for the help!

Posted by Nanu
Yes I admire T-mobile for their honesty regarding data transfer and 1GB is ample for now, I have my BlackBerry/iPhone on Orange and even though they do not hide the fact they have a 250MB cap I have yet to be chastised for going over it in 2 years.

Whereas O2 and certain employees still push the false promise of 'unlimited' data down your throat only to send out letters telling you you are using too much of your 'unlimited' data and then cut you off....

Posted by Greggy
People on tmobile payngo say they get a 3gb fair use policy. So if u dnt realy need the 100mins. U can get unlimitd texts and unlimitd internet FREE with a 10quid top up. And with your 10quid credit u get a few call mins to use 25 to 50 dependin wat net ya ringing

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Posted by blerk
Greggy, tmobile PAYG you say? Couldn't find any of those plans, maybe I overlooked it.

Posted by Greggy
The free text and web deal might have ended now mate. I know that u could only get the deal with new sims.

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