PAYG browsing from mobile phone

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Derek F, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Derek F

    Derek F Guest

    I don't use my mobile much and have a PAYG Tesco SIM card on Lite Tariff
    at 8p a minute for calls.
    If I want to use my phone for occasional broadband what is my best PAYG
    option as I would not need a regular monthly Top Up type deal?
    Derek F, Apr 6, 2013
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  2. Have a look at Kontakt Mobile (Vodafone virtual):
    Calls 8p/min
    Texts 8p
    Data 8p/MB
    but you also get 250MB free every time you topup by £5 which lasts for 2
    months. Think of it as '£5 data bundle' that lasts for 2 months and you can
    still spend the £5 on calls.
    (I've not actually tried them)

    An alternative is Giffgaff (O2 virtual):
    Calls 10p/min
    Texts 6p
    Data 20p for first daily MB (pro-rata), then no more up to 20MB, then 20p/MB
    thereafter (in other words 'not more than 20p/day', unless you use more than

    Theo Markettos, Apr 6, 2013
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  3. Derek F

    Derek F Guest

    Took me a while to find Kontakt with Google as it is a Polish web site.
    it looks a good option after getting the English page.
    Derek F, Apr 6, 2013
  4. The latter will have the advantage that it should work in a handset locked
    to O2 / Tesco
    R. Mark Clayton, Apr 6, 2013
  5. Derek F

    Derek F Guest

    Derek F, Apr 6, 2013
  6. Derek F

    Old Codger Guest

    What Mark was saying is that if your handset is locked to Tesco, or O2
    then the GiffGaff sim should work, Vodafone (Kontakt) would not work.
    Of course, if your phone is not locked you can put a sim for any network
    in it.

    GHiffGaff also allow you to have a monthly bundle, or just data, for any
    month, there are no GiffGaff contracts.

    Old Codger
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    Old Codger, Apr 6, 2013
  7. Derek F

    Derek F Guest

    No, it's unlocked. I switched to Tesco as there were a lot of loaded SIM
    cards going cheap on Ebay at the time.
    I will not use it enough to need a monthly bundle
    Derek F, Apr 6, 2013
  8. Derek F

    Steve Terry Guest

    Some Tesco handsets are GID1 simlocked to Tesco sims

    My Kontakt Sim works in my Vodafone locked Nokia 6500c

    But some Vodafone handsets are also GID1 sim locked

    Steve Terry
    Steve Terry, Apr 8, 2013
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