1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest - we need your help! Please read the thread linked below to help make FF a better place for all. Click here to learn how you can help
    Dismiss Notice

Phone upgrade time

Discussion in 'Technology & Gaming' started by Canary Fairy, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Canary Fairy

    Canary Fairy Bring me sunshine :)

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    15,322
    Likes Received:
    1,579
    Supports:
    The Canaries
    I have an IPhone XR. I don't particularly want the IPhone 12. I am on EE network and I can either stay as I am, upgrade or go SIM only. They are offering SIM only for £25.00 a month, unlimited everything, including data.

    I use some data, but use Wifi at home.

    Have any of you gone for SIM only? Have you changed networks? I have been looking at Sky and their offers are good, but not sure if you need to change your number and whether their coverage is good. EE's coverage is great.

    Any info you can throw at me would be much appreciated. Thank you :)
     
    TLC likes this.
  2. Sme

    Sme Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    290
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    Canary Fairy likes this.
  3. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    15,609
    Likes Received:
    8,802
    Supports:
    BHAFC
    I’m on a sim only deal with GiffGaff, not tied in to a contract so can change my ‘goody bag’ as often as I want. Currently get 80GB of data and unlimited everything else for £20 a month.

    Can’t imagine a scenario where I’d need more than 80GB so it’s extensively unlimited. Can’t imagine changing networks any time soon.
     
    Canary Fairy likes this.
  4. TLC

    TLC FF's OverWench
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    19,614
    Likes Received:
    3,828
    Supports:
    The mighty Newcastle United
    We've been SIM only for a few years now, We upgrade our phones when we are ready to and buy the ones we want directly from Apple sometimes on a plan, sometimes just buy one :)
     
    Canary Fairy likes this.
  5. Canary Fairy

    Canary Fairy Bring me sunshine :)

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    15,322
    Likes Received:
    1,579
    Supports:
    The Canaries
    Thank you all. I will have a look. Was just going to stay with EE, but looks like there are better deals to be had :)
     
  6. Canary Fairy

    Canary Fairy Bring me sunshine :)

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    15,322
    Likes Received:
    1,579
    Supports:
    The Canaries
    Were you able to keep your number ? That’s a must for me
     
  7. scunnymadandy

    scunnymadandy Alfreton 14-0 Sheff Wed

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    21,609
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Supports:
    Scunthorpe United
    You can take your current number with you to any network you choose.
     
  8. Richard

    Richard Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4,754
    Supports:
    Leicester
    Yeh. Just request a PAC from current provider. Usually do able online.
     
  9. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    15,609
    Likes Received:
    8,802
    Supports:
    BHAFC
  10. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    11,634
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Location:
    London
    Supports:
    Celtic
    I've gone for sim only because I don't see the need to upgrade a phone that's works perfectly for what I need. Cheaper and get 5 times the data I did before.
     
  11. ChelseaDave

    ChelseaDave Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2021
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Northampton
    Supports:
    Chelsea
    I'm on GiffGaff as is my wife and several people I know. It's really easy to switch and take your number with you. I pay £10 a month for unlimited calls and texts and 9gb of data. Since I'm barely leaving the house I hardly use any data whatsoever. If I wanted to increase or decrease the level of data it's incredibly easy. There's no contract - it's a rolling monthly basis, cancel any time.

    So - similar situation to the thread starter. You can pay as little as £6 per month for unlimited calls and texts but that only gets you 500mb data. Check out the plans, but like me, I think you'd struggle to use anywhere close to the 9gb for a tenner a month right now.
     
    BleedsIsDead likes this.
  12. Richard

    Richard Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4,754
    Supports:
    Leicester
    Refer me. Think you get a fiver.
     
  13. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    15,609
    Likes Received:
    8,802
    Supports:
    BHAFC
    Richard likes this.
  14. Richard

    Richard Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4,754
    Supports:
    Leicester
  15. Tornado

    Tornado Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2019
    Messages:
    4,876
    Likes Received:
    1,095
    Location:
    Manchester
    Supports:
    Manchester United
    I am with EE SIM only 5G Unlimited Minutes and Texts, 100GB Data. £20 a Month. It's decent. Got the S20 Plus and paid £100 and on 36 Months.
     
  16. Richard

    Richard Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    11,351
    Likes Received:
    4,754
    Supports:
    Leicester
    Have i misunderstood? £20 a month sim free and £100 a month for 36 months for the s20?
     
  17. BleedsIsDead

    BleedsIsDead They Love You When You're Dead

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    15,609
    Likes Received:
    8,802
    Supports:
    BHAFC
    Yes mate. Always been pretty straightforward whenever I’ve had to sort it.

    Can’t wait xo
     
    Richard likes this.
  18. Sme

    Sme Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    290
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    I think it's got to be the 100GB of data.
     
  19. Tornado

    Tornado Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2019
    Messages:
    4,876
    Likes Received:
    1,095
    Location:
    Manchester
    Supports:
    Manchester United
    I pay £20 a Month. I paid £100 for the phone S20 plus. I was upgrading the SIM only and was going to buy the phone outright from Samsung because it works out cheaper over 24 Months. EE offered me the above but changed the length to 36 Months and can't upgrade until the Month before the end of term.
     

Share This Page