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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 18-05-2019, 18:51 Thread Starter
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3-mth trip with (no) data

I've messed up with my data planning.

I had notice that giffgaff would stop allowing me to use my package 'as at home' after 2 months of being abroad. Fair enough, that's more than the 6 weeks that is mentioned in TnCs.

And I was prepared, as I thought. I'd got another giffgaff sim and registered it before leaving. I put it in the spare phone yesterday, charged it with a £10 goodybag to make sure it worked before my other one expires tomorrow night. All was well.

Then I got a text this morning to say it looks like I hadn't used the sim in UK and therefore they would be cutting my 'as at home' usage after 2 weeks. So that will leave me about 3 weeks at the 'paying' rate.

I'd have been OK if I'd actually used it for something in the UK.

I'll know next time.

But I'm not entirely stuck - I've just activated my 24-mth 3 'Internet with legs' mifi sim so I can look up campsites etc again. Happy days.

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It's all too bluddy confusing Jean. What happened to payg simple SIMs.?

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If you have a tablet or iPad buy a 3 sim. Have it posted to you. It won't work in a phone. Sellers say it will but it won't.

http://store.three.co.uk/view/search...ariff=0to49.99

That may not be the best deal. Check Amazon.co.uk to be sure. Don't bother with other operators, nobody is beating 3 at the minute.

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These used not to be time limited, so you could buy a several and just use each one till you'd used all the data and move on to another.

Now they seen to have limited the time span to three months. That'll still work fine if you buy them in smaller denominations to suit your own use. I reckon I'd use around 5gb a month so I'd buy a 12gb card aiming to run it out in two months or so and the start another.

At around £15 a month for roaming I'd be fine with that.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love2surf-T...ateway&sr=8-20

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Can't open these links at the moment Alan but I'm not stuck, I can carry my mifi with me for a couple of weeks. And I tend not to make calls, so hopefully it won't cost too much.

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Opened now - that 24-mth one is what I have in the mifi - they're fairly upping the prices!

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