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Best prepaid provider?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by Quilgy, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Quilgy

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    Hi, I am moving to the UK from Oz and want to get a 'prepaid' SIM card (no handset) to use until we are set up, and can get a phone contract. Can you recommend a decent provider?

    Mainly looking for something with reasonably priced mobile to mobile calls.

    Also, how are mobile calls charged in UK? Here we pay by the second, usually with a flagfall per call, and some free minutes per month. :)
     
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    Virgin are good (no free mins,but cheap calls) and all calls are billed by the second.
    The only problem with prepaid,the calls can be expensive especially calling another mobile on a different network (same network to network is always cheaper) and there is a couple of networks that offer free minutes,but normally only offer off peak minutes or to landlines.
    I'm on Tesco prepaid (no free mins) and they are cheaper than most big network providers ie t-mobile,o2 etc
     
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    You could log on to a website such as carphonewarehouse.co.uk that has all th main tariffs listed, would save you logging onto all the individual providers.
     
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    I've been on various prepay packages for the last few years and am happy with Virgin, calls are cheap and no spam (yet) either..
     
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    I use Virgin, and am very happy. You will probably be interested to know that to ring from Virgin to an Australian number (including Australian mobiles) is just 20p a minute, which is cheaper than (for example) calling to a UK Vodafone.
     

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