best sim card provider for payg

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    just got my son a samsung wave 2 phone for xmas,with a £10 top up with orange,now he wanted this phone for using facebook when hes at his mums,she as no internet,but with orange he used his £10 top up in less than a day on the net,is there a better pay as you go sim card provider that caters more for the internet,:)
     
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    Three, £15 for unlimited net 3000 texts and 300 any network minutes.
    three has the best 3g network coverage as well
     
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    There is a massive thread over on HotUKDeals at the moment with some great PAYG deals.. Check it out.. Other than that GiffGaff is great as well, I am using them for both me and my wife.
     
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    GiffGaff is actually the best hands down. Here's a link to order a SIM and also check out what they offer Pay and Go.

    http://giffgaff.com
     
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    o2 are pretty decent. You get pretty good 'cashback' on all top ups which can re-use as top up without reaching any specific amount.

    And they have text+web which from memory is £15 a month.

    And "Lend us a quid" comes in handy.:)
     
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    It starts at £10 for their text and web, which gives you 300 texts+500 MB on top of the top up
     
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    And isn't it unlimited texts/web if you top up £15? Can't remember as i haven't used that bolt on for months.

    Another good thing with O2 which i'm not sure is the same with others is that they give you 10 free web messages which are useful.
     
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    no increase in web allowance but increase in texts:

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    O2 | Text & Web | Inclusive web browsing and 300 Free Texts Free Sim
     

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    talk mobile site seem to have some excellent deals, including cashback
     
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    yep the got rid of the old duck game, which was a shame
     
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    I was sticking with O2 as I still have unlimited data but now the likes of GiffGaff and Three are offering unlimited for such a good price AND it seems I can port my number across I can't think why I shouldn't move!

    Also, as my fiancée has commandeered my old iPhone 4 I can stick us both on the same network with unlimited data for less than I am paying now!

    I assume as GiffGaff uses the O2 network it has the same coverage?

    Currently searching for a Three coverage map...
     
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    Three will send you a free sim, best way to check out coverage in your haunts. Check their site.
     
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    What are these mutterings about GiffGaff unlimited not being truly unlimited, does it refer to tethering?
     
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    IIRC, giffgaff don't allow tethering as standard, there is a separate add-on available on top of goody-bags, last time I checked.
     
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    I have never used tethering, just wondered.

    I would probably miss Visual Voice Mail, but it's not worth £20 more for the privilege!
     
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    yeah, its worth dropping it for that! as unlimited internet from a tenner/pm is a great price

    anyway, from Giffgaff's website:

     
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    Does anyone want to give me their GiffGaff username so I can get £5 free credit and I assume you would get something out of it too?
     
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    You can use mine if you like "alanscoachdriver"

    Many thanks if you do.
     
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    giffgaff's unlimited Internet is throttled so their customers do not get such good performance as subscribers on O2 (their parent network). For light PAYG they are cheap but the support is dreadful & they have had all sorts of problems with service outages & accepting credit cards for payment. I wouldn't like to rely on them as my only phone. Heavier users can get a better deal (in all ways) from Three for £15 or £25 per month. They do not allow tethering.

    Before joining giffgaff you should read this long & sorry tale of troubles on their forum STILL NO SERVICE AFTER WEEKS! (27th Dec - 13th Jan... - Page 29 - The giffgaff community
     
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    I was going to try both giffgaff and Three against my O2 SIM.

    Is the giffgaff throttling an published fact or something people talk of from experience?
     
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    There are lots of complaints on their forums. Their 'unlimited internet' turns out to be 'unlimited internet provided that you don't use too much' as they are now kicking people off for excessive data usage.
     
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    I wonder how this guy managed to download 1200mb of content from iTunes in one hour. :eek: I thought there was a limit on the largest file size you can download on 3G so it must have been 100s of tracks/apps. iTunes match perhaps?

    FWIW I had few issues with GG in the year or so I was with them. I used between 1GB and 2GB per month over a year and got speeds equivalent to my O2 contract SIM (according to the OOKLA app) I had prior to that without noticeable throttling. Decent cheap network in my experience.
     
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    The £10 Goodybag does too...
     

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