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  1. #1
    Marc Goldman
    Guest
    Hi,

    My friend is on Pay as you go, spends about £20 a month and would like to
    continue paying about that.

    Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use to
    submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.

    He doesn't care about getting a new phone, and doesn't want cash back deals
    or anything silly. So we wondered if there were any decent SIMS only deals
    out there that could maximise his minutes rather than subsidise a phone!

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers
    Marc





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  2. #2

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    Hi, Have you checked www.mobile-page.co.uk ? Personally I have Onetel
    (Vodafone) sim only with no probs in UK nor abroad yet. Cheers...V




  3. #3

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?


    [email protected] wrote:

    > Hi, Have you checked www.mobile-page.co.uk ? Personally I have Onetel
    > (Vodafone) sim only with no probs in UK nor abroad yet. Cheers...V



    Dont bother with www.mobile-page.co.uk its **** some mupet trying sell
    the domain on sedo with loads affiliate links. £1,111 for that name
    what a prat.




  4. #4
    Charlie Mitchell
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    Marc Goldman wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > My friend is on Pay as you go, spends about £20 a month and would like to
    > continue paying about that.
    >
    > Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use to
    > submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.
    >
    > He doesn't care about getting a new phone, and doesn't want cash back deals
    > or anything silly. So we wondered if there were any decent SIMS only deals
    > out there that could maximise his minutes rather than subsidise a phone!
    >
    > Any suggestions appreciated.
    >
    > Cheers
    > Marc
    >
    >


    http://urlcut.com/simonlyvoda

    That one is £25 a month, 250 any time x-net minutes and 1000 text.

    http://urlcut.com/simonlyo2

    The o2 one is the same price, same texts but you only get 200 mins as
    opposed to 250 with voda.

    Both of them have got a 30 day contract period, so should anything
    happen with his job at any time he can get out of the contract whenever
    he likes.

    I think both of them are subject to having a new number though, I
    know for definite the vodafone one is as a mate tried to keep his
    old number and they wouldn't let him, it's subject to having a new
    voda number.

    HTH Charlie.



  5. #5
    SpongePaul
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    Has your friend thought about Virgin? If you get a PAYG account with
    them you can switch online to postpay - you pay by direct debit each
    month for what you have used - and you get a fully itemised bill which
    should be fine for a business expense claim.

    Works well - I pay about a tenner a month including gprs charges for
    email and internet access on my phone. You can get a virgin sim for
    about a fiver with £5 of credit...




  6. #6
    Steve Terry
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?


    "Charlie Mitchell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Marc Goldman wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> My friend is on Pay as you go, spends about £20 a month and would like to
    >> continue paying about that.
    >>
    >> Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use
    >> to submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.
    >>
    >> He doesn't care about getting a new phone, and doesn't want cash back
    >> deals or anything silly. So we wondered if there were any decent SIMS
    >> only deals out there that could maximise his minutes rather than
    >> subsidise a phone! Any suggestions appreciated.
    >> Cheers
    >> Marc

    >
    > http://urlcut.com/simonlyvoda
    >
    > That one is £25 a month, 250 any time x-net minutes and 1000 text.
    >
    > http://urlcut.com/simonlyo2
    >
    > The o2 one is the same price, same texts but you only get 200 mins as
    > opposed to 250 with voda.
    >

    Why would anyone want to pay around 25 quid a month, when you can get
    much the same for free with a cashback deal?
    check out
    http://www.reestitmutton.co.uk/

    Like the Mobileshop O2 250+100 text, 100% cashback deal

    http://www.mobileshop.com/mobile-pho...nokia-3120.php

    Steve Terry







  7. #7
    Charlie Mitchell
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    Steve Terry wrote:

    >
    > Why would anyone want to pay around 25 quid a month, when you can get
    > much the same for free with a cashback deal?
    > check out
    > http://www.reestitmutton.co.uk/
    >
    > Like the Mobileshop O2 250+100 text, 100% cashback deal
    >
    > http://www.mobileshop.com/mobile-pho...nokia-3120.php
    >
    > Steve Terry
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I was only suggesting what the OP asked for in the first place!
    No need to be so snappy.

    Maybe they don't want to have to fanny about with posting off claim
    forms, which if they're like me they'll forget to do, plus there's
    also the fact that they'll have to pay the £30 odd pound a month
    still anyway, plus it's still a 12 month contract, should his job
    not last that long then he's stuck with it, with either of the
    sim only deals you can cancel with 30 days notice at any time.

    These cash back deals really are a big pain in the butt, if it
    was a case that the network just did the free line rental etc,
    I'm sure a lot more people would take them up.



  8. #8
    Jason
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:59:42 GMT, "Marc Goldman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My friend is on Pay as you go, spends about £20 a month and would like to
    >continue paying about that.
    >
    >Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use to
    >submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.

    [snip]
    >Any suggestions appreciated.


    No need to tie-in to a contract to get a bill.

    How about Virgin Mobile with a Direct Debit set-up, which means a
    fully itemised bill will be issued?

    --
    Cheers,

    Jason.

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
    A: Top-posting.
    Q: What is the most annoying thing on Usenet and in e-mail?



  9. #9
    R. Aluitious Harris
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    "Charlie Mitchell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I think both of them are subject to having a new number though, I
    > know for definite the vodafone one is as a mate tried to keep his
    > old number and they wouldn't let him, it's subject to having a new
    > voda number.


    Considering a friend ported in to an o2 SIM only, and I ported in to a Voda
    SIM only, I would suggest you are wrong.

    Regards,
    Mr. Harris.





  10. #10
    R. Aluitious Harris
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Charlie Mitchell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Marc Goldman wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> My friend is on Pay as you go, spends about £20 a month and would like
    >>> to continue paying about that.
    >>>
    >>> Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use
    >>> to submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.
    >>>
    >>> He doesn't care about getting a new phone, and doesn't want cash back
    >>> deals or anything silly. So we wondered if there were any decent SIMS
    >>> only deals out there that could maximise his minutes rather than
    >>> subsidise a phone! Any suggestions appreciated.
    >>> Cheers
    >>> Marc

    >>
    >> http://urlcut.com/simonlyvoda
    >>
    >> That one is £25 a month, 250 any time x-net minutes and 1000 text.
    >>
    >> http://urlcut.com/simonlyo2
    >>
    >> The o2 one is the same price, same texts but you only get 200 mins as
    >> opposed to 250 with voda.
    >>

    > Why would anyone want to pay around 25 quid a month, when you can get
    > much the same for free with a cashback deal?
    > check out
    > http://www.reestitmutton.co.uk/
    >
    > Like the Mobileshop O2 250+100 text, 100% cashback deal


    Where are the other 900 texts per month? Seems like a very big difference.

    (I threatened to leave Voda SIM only, so they chucked me an N70 for free.
    And I stay on the SIM only tariff. Result.)

    Regards,
    Mr. Harris.





  11. #11
    Reestit Mutton
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    R. Aluitious Harris wrote:

    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    <SNIP>

    >>Like the Mobileshop O2 250+100 text, 100% cashback deal


    >
    > Where are the other 900 texts per month? Seems like a very big difference.
    >
    > (I threatened to leave Voda SIM only, so they chucked me an N70 for free.
    > And I stay on the SIM only tariff. Result.)
    >


    I have to ask Mr. Harris if he is ABSOLUTELY sure that he's still on his
    existing SIM-only tariff with 30 days notice.

    I can't believe for one minute that he's not now tied in for either 12
    or 18 months. You'd be surprised how much Voda operators can mislead the
    customer by omission.

    You may still have the same monthly cost and the same call allowances
    and this alone would be enough for the operator to justify the claim
    that you can stay on the same tariff. It's just that I have NEVER come
    across anoyone who's been given a free handset upgrade without having to
    agree to an extension of their lock-in period (whether explicitly or by
    implication of the network's upgrade rules).

    RM
    --
    www.reestitmutton.co.uk

    Bringing you the best-value mobile phone contract deals in the UK
    Presented the way it should be...in plain English




  12. #12

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    Marc Goldman wrote:
    > Pay as you go is now no good to him as he wants proper bills he can use to
    > submit as business expenses, so he wants to get a contract.


    I am on Virgin PAYG but with a direct debit mandate so I can roam
    overseas. I get a proper itemised bill. I sometimes only pay a pound
    or so a month.

    You can get a virgin sim for a fiver.




  13. #13
    R. Aluitious Harris
    Guest

    Re: Any good SIM only deals?

    "Reestit Mutton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > R. Aluitious Harris wrote:
    >
    >> "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >>>Like the Mobileshop O2 250+100 text, 100% cashback deal

    >
    >>
    >> Where are the other 900 texts per month? Seems like a very big
    >> difference.
    >>
    >> (I threatened to leave Voda SIM only, so they chucked me an N70 for free.
    >> And I stay on the SIM only tariff. Result.)
    >>

    > I have to ask Mr. Harris if he is ABSOLUTELY sure that he's still on his
    > existing SIM-only tariff with 30 days notice.


    He's not. He said "SIM only tariff", not "SIM only terms and conditions".

    > I can't believe for one minute that he's not now tied in for either 12 or
    > 18 months. You'd be surprised how much Voda operators can mislead the
    > customer by omission.


    He is. The operator he spoke to was very clear and open about the change in
    terms.

    > You may still have the same monthly cost and the same call allowances and
    > this alone would be enough for the operator to justify the claim that you
    > can stay on the same tariff. It's just that I have NEVER come across
    > anoyone who's been given a free handset upgrade without having to agree to
    > an extension of their lock-in period (whether explicitly or by implication
    > of the network's upgrade rules).


    Of course it is by extension of the minimum term. But I defy you to show me
    a 12-month package that includes an N70, 250 minutes of calls each month,
    and £120-worth of SMS, MMS and data per month for an all-in £300 in 12 equal
    monthly payments. As a guide, I use about 700 SMS, 50 MMS, and a couple of
    MB of non-VFL data.

    The gauntlet has been thrown, Laurie!

    Regards,
    Mr. Harris.





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