Buying A Mobile Phone For Your Kids: Things To Consider

If you’re buying a mobile phone for your kids, there are several important things to consider including how you decide to pay for it.

This year, mobile phones are once again near the top of the wish list for kids when asked what they’d like to receive as a gift this Christmas.

In our opinion, mobile phones can be a great gift for your children but before you buy one, there are several important things you need to consider. This includes which handset you buy and how you decide to pay it. For instance, if you decide to buy the mobile phone on a contract, you’ll be committed to also paying the mobile phone bill for another 24 months. There are also some key things to consider when it comes choosing a mobile phone plan and paying for apps & games.

In this article, we’ll discuss the most important things you should consider when buying a mobile phone for your kids.

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Vodafone ‘Pay As You Go 1’ Review: £1/day for Unlimited Minutes & 500MB Data

Vodafone’s new £1/day “Pay As You Go 1” tariff gives you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

Vodafone has launched a new ‘Pay As You Go 1’ tariff where they promise you’ll “never spend more than £1 per day”. Designed for people who don’t use their phone very often, there are no regular monthly charges or minimum daily spends. You simply pay up to £1 per day when you use your handset, and nothing on the days when you don’t use your mobile phone.

The £1 daily spend limit covers standard UK phone calls, text messages and mobile internet. For the £1/day, you’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and up to 500MB of data. Before you reach the £1 daily spend threshold, usage is 20p/minute, 20p/text and 20p for every 5MB of data.

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay As You Go 1 tariff. We’ll start by looking at how much it costs and how it compares to other Pay As You Go tariffs on Vodafone. We’ll also compare it to what is available on other mobile networks, the types of handset available and the level of coverage you can expect. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving from another mobile network to join Vodafone Pay As You Go.

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Vodafone Passes Reviewed: Endless Video, Music, Chat & Social Data

Vodafone is offering a choice of Pay Monthly passes that give you unlimited data on selected video, music, chat and social media services.

Vodafone is offering four Pay Monthly passes as an optional add-on for their Pay Monthly contracts and Pay Monthly SIM cards. The four passes will give you unlimited “zero-rated” data for use on selected video, music, chat and social media services. The passes range in price from £7/month for the Video Pass to £3/month for the Social Pass.

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Pay Monthly Passes, including the features and how to tell when the pass is a worthwhile purchase for you. We’ll also discuss some of the limitations and restrictions, and compare the passes to other similar zero-rated services.

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ASDA Mobile’s £10 Mega Christmas Bundle: 12GB Data & Unlimited Calls

ASDA Mobile is offering a £10 Mega Christmas Bundle with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 12GB of 4G internet.

ASDA Mobile is offering a £10 Mega Christmas Bundle until the 9th January 2018.

As a special promotion for Christmas 2017, ASDA Mobile is offering the £10 Mega Christmas bundle on Pay As You Go. The bundle comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a massive 12GB of internet with 3G and 4G coverage from the EE network.

The 30-day Mega Christmas Bundle is available to all ASDA Mobile customers and to anyone who orders a free ASDA Mobile SIM card before the 9th January 2018.

In this article, we’ll review ASDA’s Mega Christmas Bundle. We’ll discuss how you can take advantage of the offer and how it compares to rival bundles available on other mobile networks. We’ll also look at the coverage available on ASDA Mobile and at how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to the network.

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Free Pay As You Go SIM Cards: Listed, Reviewed & Networks Compared

Get a free SIM card for your mobile phone: Pay As You Go offerings compared from 18 UK networks.

Pay As You Go SIM CardWhether you’re a smartphone fanatic or someone who only uses their phone on an occasional basis, there are some great deals to be had when you order a free Pay As You Go SIM card in the UK.

The best Pay As You Go SIM cards offer super-low rates that can even rival Pay Monthly SIM cards in terms of value for money. To take advantage of the best offers currently available, simply order a free SIM card below and slot it inside your mobile phone. There are no credit checks or upfront fees. There’s also no need to set up a direct debit: simply top-up your SIM card when you need credit to pay for your airtime.

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Apple iPhone: When SIM-Free Doesn’t Always Mean Unlocked

If you’ve purchased a SIM-free iPhone from certain UK retailers, it may have locked itself to the first mobile network you used on the handset.

Typically, a SIM-free mobile phone is also an unlocked smartphone. As you’ll have paid the full retail price for your handset upfront (up to £1,000 for the latest flagship smartphone), you’ll normally be able to use the handset on the mobile network of your choice. For instance, you could get a cheap SIM-only deal or you could use a free Pay As You Go SIM card inside the handset.

Historically, things haven’t always been so simple when purchasing a SIM-free iPhone in the UK. In the past, SIM-free iPhones from certain UK retailers (including the Carphone Warehouse) would lock themselves to the first mobile network used on the handset. The iPhones were also restricted to only working on UK mobile networks. Nowadays, this is no longer the case for newly-purchased iPhones but you may still be affected if your iPhone was purchased in the past.

In this article, we’ll discuss SIM-free iPhones in the UK and we’ll look at how the unlocking status differs depending on where you buy it. We’ll also look at the best places to buy a permanently-unlocked iPhone and how you can unlock a SIM-free iPhone from your mobile network.

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Three Essential and Advanced Price Plans: Review & Comparison

Three offers two types of price plan: Essential and Advanced. Find out how the plans compare on features like Feel At Home, Go Binge and Personal Hotspot.

ThreeThree has split their Pay Monthly line-up into two types of price plan. Alongside the fully-featured Advanced price plans, it’s now possible to buy an Essential price plan with a reduced monthly cost. Essential plans come with some reduced features in the area of international roaming, streaming and personal hotspot.

For customers wanting the more fully-featured offering, Three’s Advanced price plans still remain on sale. The main benefits of choosing an Advanced price plan are you’ll have access to inclusive roaming in 60 destinations along with zero-rated streaming on selected services and an inclusive personal hotspot allowance. You’ll also get free calls to customer service, and larger data allowances are available including all-you-can-eat data.

In this article, we’ll review Three’s Essential price plans and we’ll see how they compare to Advanced price plans. We’ll also discuss the range of add-ons available for the Essential plan (for instance, in case you wanted to use personal hotspot).

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1pMobile Review: Flexible Pay As You Go for 1p/min, 1p/text & 1p/MB

1p Mobile claims to offer the UK’s “cheapest and most flexible” Pay As You Go tariff.

In the UK, the cost of using your mobile phone on Pay As You Go has been falling rapidly for a number of years. This has been fuelled by low-cost providers such as ASDA Mobile and giffgaff who have brought down the cost of using your phone on Pay As You Go.

One of the latest offerings in the Pay As You Go arena is 1p Mobile: a relatively new Pay As You Go network that launched in September 2016. The network promises “greater flexibility” compared to other Pay As You Go deals and offers an eye-catching tariff of 1p/minute, 1p/text and 1p/MB. They also offer Data Boost bundles from £4/month. An important requirement of using 1pMobile is that customers are required to top-up their phone at least once every 120 days.

1pMobile has been launched by a company called Telecommunications Management Limited, the sister company of Utility Warehouse and a part of the FTSE 250-listed Telecom Plus PLC group.

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BenQ WiT Review: Curved LED Desk Lamp For Working & Reading

The BenQ WiT is a curved LED lamp designed to illuminate your desk so you can work and read in the evening.

On this website, it’s not very typical for us to be reviewing desk lamps or other everyday household gadgets. Typically, our thing is more mobile phones and tablets along with the mobile networks and tariffs behind them.

However, as we approach the Christmas giving period, we also wanted to have a look at some other gadgets that can enhance your digital life and that can solve some everyday problems.

As someone who spends a lot of time working at a computer, getting the right lighting environment has been a constant challenge for me. During the summer, I’m fairly lucky to get lots of natural light around my working environment. However, as the days get shorter and as we approach the winter, the amount of natural lighting has drastically reduced. Therefore, when BenQ offered me the opportunity to try out their new high-tech desk lamp, I jumped at the opportunity to see whether it could help me out.

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All-You-Can-Eat Data Reviewed: Unlimited 4G Internet from Three

Three offers all-you-can-eat data in the UK with unlimited downloads, 4G internet, Feel At Home and 30GB of personal hotspot.

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In the UK, Three is fairly unique as a mobile network in offering all-you-can-eat data with no limits on how much you can download.

With all-you-can-eat data, you can use your smartphone worry-free for as much browsing, streaming and downloading as you like. You’ll get access to 4G internet and inclusive roaming in 60 destinations, including in most of Europe, the USA and Australia. There’s also a separate 30GB allowance for tethering or portable hotspot each month.

In this article, we’ll review all-you-can-eat data: the unlimited internet offering from Three. We’ll start by looking at the features of the tariff and how it compares to other offers from Three such as Go Binge. We’ll then compare the all-you-can-eat data plans available before looking at coverage, international roaming and how you can keep an existing phone number when moving to Three.

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