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  1. #1
    Ben Birkner
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    I will visit the UK several times within the next 12 months. I'm
    looking for a reasonably priced prepaid SIM card for my mobile, which
    will be used nearly only for incoming (EU) calls and outgoing SMS. No
    other extras required. I am not too familiar with the UK mobile rules
    but just do not want that the SIM card is switched off by the provider
    when I do not have any activities for several weeks, e.g. when staying
    outside the UK. Any link or hint appreciated.

    Ben



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  2. #2
    Christof Meerwald
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    Re: Prepaid "SIM only" options UK?

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 04:12:43 -0700 (PDT), Ben Birkner wrote:
    > I am not too familiar with the UK mobile rules
    > but just do not want that the SIM card is switched off by the provider
    > when I do not have any activities for several weeks, e.g. when staying
    > outside the UK. Any link or hint appreciated.


    e.g. Tesco Mobile, see
    http://www.tesco.com/mobilenetwork/t...e=websitetandc

    5.4 If you do not use your Mobile Phone for six months we will disconnect
    you and you will lose your Credits and Mobile Phone number.


    or Virgin Mobile, see
    http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/gener...Id=our.service
    ..footer.sm068 (wrapped URL)

    7(a) We may suspend our services or disconnect any SIM card(s) from the
    network without warning if:
    [...]
    v. you choose not to make a call or send a text message for 180 days or
    more.


    Christof

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  3. #3
    Doctor Bob
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    Re: Prepaid "SIM only" options UK?

    While I was dreaming about my next Hawaii visit <slrnfusaks.bj5.NOSPAM-
    [email protected]>, Christof Meerwald <[email protected]
    net.cmeerw.org> wrote
    >On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 04:12:43 -0700 (PDT), Ben Birkner wrote:
    >> I am not too familiar with the UK mobile rules
    >> but just do not want that the SIM card is switched off by the provider
    >> when I do not have any activities for several weeks, e.g. when staying
    >> outside the UK. Any link or hint appreciated.

    >
    >e.g. Tesco Mobile, see
    >http://www.tesco.com/mobilenetwork/t...e=websitetandc
    >
    > 5.4 If you do not use your Mobile Phone for six months we will disconnect
    > you and you will lose your Credits and Mobile Phone number.
    >
    >
    >or Virgin Mobile, see
    >http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/gener...Id=our.service
    >.footer.sm068 (wrapped URL)
    >
    > 7(a) We may suspend our services or disconnect any SIM card(s) from the
    > network without warning if:
    >[...]
    > v. you choose not to make a call or send a text message for 180 days or
    > more.
    >
    >
    >Christof
    >


    You can of course make an 'International Text' from your own country
    when you get home, so you are 'roaming' to reset the timer.

    Bob.

    --
    My memory's not as sharp as it used to be,
    and another thing my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.



  4. #4
    S Viemeister
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid "SIM only" options UK?

    Doctor Bob wrote:
    >
    > You can of course make an 'International Text' from your own country
    > when you get home, so you are 'roaming' to reset the timer.
    >
    >
    >

    That's what I do. Two of our SIMs have been in use, off and on, for
    more than 7 years.



  5. #5
    mo
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid "SIM only" options UK?


    I use the TESCO VALUE tariff (they have 3 others) - its very cheap but
    doesn't support roaming so you may be able to recieve EU calsl but won;t be
    able to make them (you may want teh ability to make EU calls in aan
    aemergency of course) - in which case you will have to go for a different
    tariff of theirs.




  6. #6
    S Viemeister
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid "SIM only" options UK?

    mo wrote:
    >
    > I use the TESCO VALUE tariff (they have 3 others) - its very cheap but
    > doesn't support roaming so you may be able to recieve EU calsl but won;t
    > be able to make them (you may want teh ability to make EU calls in aan
    > aemergency of course) - in which case you will have to go for a
    > different tariff of theirs.



    I use the Orange 'call abroad' tariff.

    <http://shop.orange.co.uk/shop/sim/payg_sim>





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