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Offline Data Topic starter
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I've just ordered a free "pay as you go" Sim card from Sainsbury's, it's a lot cheaper than EE, who I'm with now, 4p a text rather than 12p.

Thought I would post it just in case any of our members that are on "pay as you go" want to save some cash.

http://www.phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk/mbs
Posted March 26, 2015, 12:31:15 PM
Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 13:23:58 PM by Data
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Offline Freddy
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Thanks I might give that a go.

Recently I was made very angry because T-Mobile took money out of my account because I hadn't used the phone for a bit. So I am on the look out for somewhere that does not do that. They took nearly a tenner.
Posted March 26, 2015, 13:24:18 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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I've heard of networks taking money from your account if you don't use them enough, really cheeky that, yeah would make me angry too.

My phone is unlocked so I shouldn't have a problem with the new sim card, but will let you know how it goes.
Posted March 26, 2015, 13:34:30 PM Logged

Offline 8pla.net
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Funny, I just had a very similar experience as Freddy, being overcharged, so I did something very similar to what Data did to save some money.

I got an unlock code from my cell phone provider.   Told them I was going on vacation, where there was no coverage.   Then I canceled my cell phone provider, and went to a pay as you go cell phone service.  Just swapped out the sim cards, and kept right on using my existing Samsung phone which I still like.

It is easy to refill... Just visit a website and it takes less than a minute.
Posted March 31, 2015, 00:15:48 AM Logged
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Offline Data Topic starter
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Sounds like a wise plan there 8pla.net  thumbsup

My new sim card just arrived, put it in the phone and it's working no problem, today I will be testing it's area coverage, if it works where I need it to work I will be moving my old phone number to it.

Looking good so far  Smiley
Posted March 31, 2015, 12:07:43 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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The coverage on the new sim card is good, in fact it is basically on the Vodafone network but for less cash than Vodafone, so very good coverage for me.

Don't think I will move my old number to the new sim, time for a fresh start.

Thanks Sainsbury's, I'm a happy chap  thumbsup 
Posted April 02, 2015, 18:34:02 PM Logged

Offline 8pla.net
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Yeah, was about to say... I know often folks like to keep there old number, and there's nothing wrong with that.  But, personally, I prefer to change it.
Posted April 03, 2015, 16:40:09 PM Logged
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Offline Data Topic starter
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Well that was short and sweet then, Sainsburys have fallen out with Vodafone and are stopping their phone service from 16th Jan 2016.

I'm going to need to find another provider  Sad
Posted October 14, 2015, 22:05:33 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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I'm back to using Tesco, seems fine so far, they are partners with 02 so have good coverage. Also they don't steal your credit if you don't use it for a while.

I got PAYG because I don't use it much atm.

http://www.tescomobile.com/
Posted October 14, 2015, 22:33:26 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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Freddy do you know if Tesco do "text delivery reports" , you get a message telling you that the text was successfully received, not just a message saying the text was successfully sent.

I require that service to know if the text I sent has been received then people can't say "I didn't get the text"   Wink

At the moment I am looking at 3, their PAYG is only 2p a text and they do support "text delivery reports".

http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Pay_As_You_Go_Price_Plans
Posted October 15, 2015, 13:04:53 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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I don't know for sure so I contacted them...

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Hello Uttpan, can you tell me if I can recieve text delivery reports on TESCO PAYG please ?

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Please put *0# before you write the text and you will get the delivery reports.

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So it needs to go in the actual message ?

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Yes., but in the beginning of message.
Posted October 15, 2015, 15:51:08 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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Data, have you tried Virgin PAYG? They use EE. They keep sending me flyers.
Posted October 15, 2015, 18:45:39 PM Logged
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Offline Data Topic starter
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Thanks for checking that out Freddy  Smiley

Seems a little bit of a pain having to put *0# in front of your message every time, at least they can do it I guess even though it's like a "quick fix work around" type thing. 


I had forgotten Virgin Media Snowy, thanks for reminding me, checked out their PAYG tariff:

15p a text  Shocked on their standard Starter tariff.

10p a text on Tesco.

I don't know, seems to me 2p a text on 3 is the better deal, checked the coverage, it has a good signal where I live.

Am I going mad or is it a no brainer  scratch-head
Posted October 15, 2015, 20:29:11 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Seems good - maybe compare the cost of calls too.
Posted October 15, 2015, 21:00:39 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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OK the cost of calls seem to be even more of a no brainer, I think these prices are correct as of today and its an eye opener.

Tesco = 25p a minute

Virgin = 35p a minute

3 =  3p a minute
Posted October 16, 2015, 12:41:03 PM Logged
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