Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Woody, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    There has recently been threads on here about buying multiple (3?)
    data-only SIMs at very good prices for 1Gb data, then just throwing
    them away when they run out. Was it Expensive World or Argos?

    I've just got an unlocked 3G mi-fi unit cheaply and need a SIM or SIMs
    to put in it. We will be away in our caravan shortly for a few weeks
    on a site that has 3 nearby but has only 2G O2 coverage (I'm on GG.)
    As we shall be there for a couple of weeks (daughter expecting) it
    would be useful to have 3 access if I can for e-mails etc.

    Anyone help?
    Woody, Feb 8, 2015
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    Roger Mills Guest

    Sadly, they don't seem to be available at a good price at the moment. I
    bought several last year from Currys when they were £2.99 and then some
    more from Amazon at £3.99 just before Christmas. But I've just done a
    trawl round the internet, and can't find any for less than about 8 quid.
    I suppose that may be acceptable to some people - since to top them up
    when they run out, rather than getting a new one, costs a tenner - but
    when you've been used to paying 3 quid for them . . .

    They come in 3 physical sizes - standard, micro, and nano. Mine are all
    standard. What size does your MiFi device need? I doubt whether I shall
    use all of mine before they go out of fashion - especially (as discussed
    in other threads) if I can get away with tethering a PAYG SIM. So I
    might be prepared to part with one or two if you care to make an offer.
    [My email address *does* work].
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    Roger Mills, Feb 8, 2015
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    Martin Brown Guest

    They appear on Amazon (and elsewhere) in promotional deals now and then.
    I generally go for the Three 3G/90d ~£20 since that gives the best price
    when no deal is on - although Oranges 2G/30d £9 or 6G/90d ~£15 is better
    if their SIM deal is still on. Both I think on Amazon.

    Three is the only carrier with 3G where I live.
    Worth checking the Orange coverage since their prices are now lower
    although ISTR there is a trick to making the SIM behave itself. I think
    you have to register with Orange or something before it will play.
    Martin Brown, Feb 9, 2015
  4. I tend to buy disposable sims for my tablets. I go for whatever looks
    most attractive on Amazon at the time. For a while now, it's been the EE
    (Orange) SIMs that expire after 90 days. They're 4G but should work
    without problems in a 3G device.

    Looks to have increased in price since I bought one last month mind you.
    I paid £14.99 - http://users.plus.net/QL:010D8104
    Plusnet Support Team, Feb 9, 2015
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    Woody Guest

    Thanks for the input Bob. Unfortunately where we will be going the
    only near site is 3 - else I would use my GiffGaff PAYG which permits
    tethering but 2G is, shall we say, somewhat slow.
    Woody, Feb 9, 2015
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