Pay As You Go Inactivity: Time For PAYG Credit Expiry & SIM Card Cancellation

March 13th, 2017

If your Pay As You Go SIM card isn’t used for a certain amount of time, your credit can expire and your account can be closed.

Top Up LogoPay As You Go mobile phone tariffs are often ideal for people who only use their phone occasionally. Unlike Pay Monthly contracts, there are no regular monthly charges and you only need to pay for what you actually use.

One thing to investigate closely when choosing a Pay As You Go mobile network is the credit expiry and SIM card cancellation policy. On most mainstream mobile networks, your credit will not expire as long as you make a chargeable activity at least once every six months (e.g. an outgoing phone call, text message or use of mobile internet). However, some smaller mobile networks have a much stricter policy and your credit can expire just 90 days from top-up. Your SIM card could also be cancelled automatically if you haven’t used it for as little as 84 days.

In this article, we’ll review and compare the credit expiry and SIM card cancellation policy of UK Pay As You Go mobile networks.

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BT Mobile Family SIM Review: Money Off & Combined Bill For Multiple SIMs

March 8th, 2017

With the BT Mobile Family SIM offer, families can make an additional saving on their BT Mobile plans.

BT Mobile Family SIMIf multiple members of your family want a SIM card from BT Mobile, BT’s Family SIM offer can save you up to 45% on the normal monthly price. The Family SIM discount is available when multiple SIM cards are added to one combined Family plan. Each person continues to have their own individual allowance and additional SIM cards have only a 30-day contract.

In this article, we’ll review the Family SIM offer from BT Mobile. We’ll look at the Family SIMs available including the 2GB, 6GB and 15GB Family plans. We’ll also look at the features of the SIM card, and at how you can manage your BT Family SIM accounts. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage you can expect on BT Mobile and how to keep your existing phone number when moving to BT Mobile.

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Dell XPS 13 & XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop: The UK’s Cheapest Deals

March 1st, 2017

Dell’s XPS 13 is a powerful and portable Windows 10 laptop. Find out how the different models compare and where to find the UK’s cheapest XPS 13 deals.

At present, my laptop of choice is the Dell XPS 13. Smaller and more powerful than a MacBook Pro, key to the laptop is what Dell calls an InfinityEdge display. This is a virtually borderless 13.3-inch screen that allows the laptop to fit in to what was traditionally a 12-inch form factor.

There are two versions of the XPS 13 available to buy in the UK. The regular XPS 13 9360 is Dell’s mainstream laptop with a traditional form factor. Starting from around £1,099, it’s about £350 cheaper than Apple’s latest MacBook Pro. For ultimate portability, Dell also offers the XPS 13 2-in-1 9365. This has a 360° hinge so can easily transform between laptop and tablet form factors, making it a great choice for on-the-go entertainment. It starts from about £1,349 with a touchscreen as standard.

In this article, we’ll compare the two different versions of the XPS 13 laptop. We’ll also compare the UK’s cheapest available deals for both the XPS 13 9360 and the XPS 13 2-in-1 9365.

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Your Smartphone SIM Type: Standard SIM, Micro SIM or Nano SIM?

February 24th, 2017

Find out which size of SIM card is required by your new smartphone: Standard SIM, Micro SIM or Nano SIM.

SIM cardIf you’re getting a new smartphone, you’ll need to make sure you have a SIM card of the right size to fit in your phone. If you’re changing mobile networks (e.g. to a SIM-only deal or Pay As You Go SIM), you’ll also need to make sure you order a SIM card of the right size.

Depending on the model of smartphone you buy, there are three sizes of SIM card that can potentially be used in your phone: Standard SIM, Micro SIM and Nano SIM.

In this article, we’ll look at the differences between the three types of SIM card. We’ll list the required SIM card size for different handsets and we’ll discuss how you can order a SIM card of the right size. Finally, we’ll look at how to change the size of your SIM card (e.g. into Micro SIM or Nano SIM).

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How to replace your SIM Card with a Micro SIM or Nano SIM Card

February 17th, 2017

Newer handsets typically require a Micro SIM or Nano SIM. Therefore, if you’re changing handsets, you may also need to change the size of your SIM card at the same time.

If you’ve recently upgraded to a new smartphone, there’s a good chance it’ll require a Micro SIM or Nano SIM. Before you’re able to use your SIM card in the new handset, you’ll first need to make sure it’s of the right size. If not, you can replace your current SIM card with either a smaller Micro SIM or Nano SIM.

In this article, we’ll explain how you can change your current SIM card for a Micro SIM or Nano SIM. We’ll discuss the process on each UK mobile network and also how much you can expect it to cost. We’ll then discuss the option of manually cutting down your SIM card, and how to use a smaller SIM card in an old handset.

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Cheapest Pay As You Go Bundles: The Best Prepaid Plans For Your Mobile

February 15th, 2017

With a Pay As You Go bundle, you can convert your credit into a one-month allowance of calls, texts and mobile internet. We compare the UK’s best value Pay As You Go bundles.

Pay As You Go SmartphonesIn the UK, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Pay As You Go deals. With more than 60 Pay As You Go bundles across 12 different mobile networks, the strongest deals can now rival those found on a Pay Monthly contract.

To get the best value from your Pay As You Go tariff, you’ll normally need to convert your credit into a 30-day bundle. This is a little bit like buying your airtime in bulk. Rather than paying for usage on a per-minute, per-text and per-megabyte basis, you just buy a 30-day bundle to cover all of your usage. If you’re a regular mobile user, this should save you money compared to traditional Pay As You Go. You’ll also keep full control over how much you spend, with no need to sign any contracts or to undergo a credit check.

In the UK, there’s a wide range of Pay As You Go bundles available to choose from. In this article, we’ll compare the best value Pay As You Go bundles currently available to buy.

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BT Mobile Review: 4G SIM Cards & Handsets With Coverage From EE

February 11th, 2017

BT Mobile provides a 4G mobile service using coverage from EE. Customers living in a BT Broadband household get a £5/month discount.

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In the UK, BT Mobile offers a 4G mobile service with 99% population coverage from EE. Customers living in a BT Broadband household receive a £5/month discount, making the entry-level tariff just £5/month. Customers also receive unlimited BT Wi-Fi and a monthly spend cap on their plan.

In this article, we’ll review the BT Mobile network. We’ll start by looking at BT’s mobile price plans including SIM Only, Family SIM and Pay Monthly with a new handset. We’ll then look at the key features of BT Mobile including BT Wi-Fi, monthly spend caps and BT Sport. Finally, we’ll compare BT Mobile to rival networks, we’ll look at the level of coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.

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How To Use Up Your Remaining Pay As You Go Credit

February 10th, 2017

Find out how to use up your remaining Pay As You Go credit when moving to another network.

In the UK, it isn’t possible to get a refund for unused Pay As You Go credit, nor is it possible to transfer your credit to another network. This can be an issue if you’re changing to another mobile network and if you have some leftover credit on your old Pay As You Go account.

For this reason, we typically recommend trying to use up your remaining Pay As You Go credit before moving your phone number to another mobile network. Alternatively, you could donate your credit to charity or you could keep your old SIM card as a backup.

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In this article, we’ll explore the four things you can do with remaining Pay As You Go credit.

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Three 321 Pay As You Go Review: 3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB Rates

February 8th, 2017

Three charges 3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB on Pay As You Go, with optional All in One bundles available from £10/month.

Three 321 Pay As You GoIn the UK, Three charges just 3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB on Pay As You Go. With there also being 150MB of free data each time you top-up until the 23rd May, this makes Three one of the best value mobile networks for Pay As You Go usage.

Three’s 321 tariff is particularly suited for light and occasional mobile users as the top-up doesn’t expire providing your SIM card remains active. For regular mobile users, optional All in One bundles are available from £10/month and roaming at no extra charge through the Feel At Home offer is also available.

In this article, we’ll review Three’s 321 Pay As You Go tariff. We’ll start by looking at the features of the tariff and how it compares to Pay As You Go offerings on other mobile networks. We’ll also look at handset availability, at the level of coverage you can expect and how you can keep your existing phone number when moving to Three.

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Three’s Data Reward SIM Card: 200MB of Free Data Every Month

February 1st, 2017

Three’s Data Reward Pay As You Go SIM card gives you 200MB of free data every month. There’s no need to top-up to get your free allowance.

In the UK, Three’s Data Reward SIM card gives you 200MB of free internet every month on Pay As You Go. Also known as the “internet with legs” tariff, you’ll get free allowances every month without the need to top-up your SIM card.

Outside of the inclusive 200MB per month, you’ll pay Three’s standard rates for Pay As You Go usage (3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB). You can also benefit from inclusive roaming in 42 countries as part of Three’s Feel At Home offer.

In this article, we’ll review Three’s Data Reward SIM card. We’ll start by looking at the free allowances and at the cost of additional usage. We’ll then compare the SIM card to alternatives, look at supported devices and the level of coverage you can expect.

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