Best Sim Only deal (UK)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sedgeman, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. sedgeman macrumors member

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    Morning

    Apologies if this already has a thread but could people suggest which UK Sim Only deal they think is the best for the IP4s?

    I'm aware of the 3 deal with unlimited data but signall in my area is v poor

    Any suggestions would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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  3. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Talkmobile, £8 a month. 500MB data, 200 minutes, 500 txts.
    Talkmobile, £12 a month. 750MB data, 400 minutes, 3000 txts.

    Talkmobile is Carphone Warehouse, so basically TalkTalk's mobile carrier. It uses Vodafone as the network. My OH is using Talkmobile on her Nokia, no problems at all, everything works exactly the same as Vodafone on my 3GS. I'll be moving to Talkmobile once my Vodafone £15 a month contract runs out (it's 200 mins, 500 txts and 250MB which sucks).
     
  4. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    giffgaff is miles better than talktalk's offer

    £10 is 250 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited internet
     
  5. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    GiffGaff runs off O2, which is as much use as a chocolate teapot.
     
  6. tarsins macrumors regular

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    Another vote for giffgaff if you're in a good O2 signal area.
     
  7. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    depends where u live, it's awesome down in exeter
     
  8. sedgeman thread starter macrumors member

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    I've heard bad reviews about Giff Gaff - does anyone on hear actually use that network? Reviews?
     
  9. junkiepilot macrumors newbie

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  10. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    T-Mobile do a £15 sim which gives you £10 credit, 100 minutes AND 12 months FREE data. Yes, 12 months.

    Basically, you pay £15 for the SIM and you have data for the year, plus £10 of the credit. Top up for calls as you require.

    It is technically an iPhone 4 exclusive, but I can confirm it works perfectly in the 4S and the iPad 2.
     
  11. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    giffgaff

    dont know why people don't like o2

    even against three, o2 consistently give the best download speeds.

    Three may have a stronger signal but they also have slower speeds and seem to slow down even more at peak times... in my experience and area of course.

    three also leave you stranded if you venture into a no coverage area. In 2 commonly used locations i've been left with no signal and no orange fall fallback as they are switching off 2G roaming.

    I tried vodaphone and they were terrible. No 3g coverage from orange where i live but i did have a work blackberry with orange and that had more issues in 2 years than 10 years with o2.

    Never tried t-mobile.

    So o2 or three, orange if you live in a strong coverage area.
     
  12. Mach2001 macrumors newbie

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    Another vote for Giffgaff, I use the £10 goodybag and it is brilliant value for money.
     
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    It's not a network. They are a virtual operator that use o2's infrastructure. It's a "community driven" project.
     
  14. tarsins macrumors regular

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    Ported my number from O2 no problems. Works great and with £10 quid for 250 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited data you can't really go wrong (and if you do, it's not a contract so just go somewhere else).
     
  15. Rasta4i macrumors member

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    T-Mobile

    I got the t-mobile sim only 15 tariff for 12 months but they were doing a special promotion where they knock 7.50 for yr bill. So I get 600 mins, 500 texts and internet for 7.82 a month... I added a t mobile booster, so now I get all that plus unlimited t mobile calls for 12.92 a month!

    600 mins
    500 texts
    Internet (they say unlimited but I think its 500)
    Unlimited t mobile to t mobile calls

    and get to use the orange network! I used to be on o2 and its more than appalling where i live, so giff gaff was never an option for me
     
  16. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    O2 is the reason I gave up on my first iPhone. Woeful, awful signal. Rarely got 3G anywhere, and even when I had 3G the speed was poor.

    Vodafone is brilliant in comparison, sitting at my desk I'm getting over 5Mb down and nearly 1Mb up - faster than work's broadband.
     
  17. justyncuk macrumors newbie

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    T-Mobile £7.71p/m

    I was looking at my options last night, currently on Orange iPhone 25. If you ring T-Mobile and point out that they have the £10 sim-only deal for £0 on their website they will tell you it is a mistake but give it to you for £7.71 inc the internet booster.

    300min
    300txt
    Unl email and web (500Mb downloads)

    Oh and ask nicely and they will do it on a microsim (they don't seem to publish that part), saving me £17p/m. Bargain.
     
  18. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    That's fine if 3G speeds aren't important to you. I'm leaving Tmobile because the 3G is atrocious. It has never gone above 0.3Mb down, 0.05Mb up, anywhere between the Midlands and Scotland. Whether it's capped at that or their network literally is that bad, I don't know. If anyone has had a positive experience with tmobile 3G then please tell me.
     

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