Umm.. They will still find a way to bump up the monthly charge:-(
Vodafone (because they have a reasonable signal strength. Even Madeira!)
Fixed price sim only contract around ?8.50/month. Unlimited texts and
300minutes free calls with 250MB data plus global roaming has now crept
up to ?12.50 under various subterfuges.
Discontinued discount, extra data charge (I don't use data!) etc.
Well I will be using data. I have a feeling though that the problem at the
moment is that they have yet to increase the net capacity and hence they are
going to make the users pay for the upgrade despite them making money hand
over fist for years, which presumably went into various pockets not the new
I think there needs to be some enforceable limit on profit made over a long
period somehow or eventually they will all form cartels and kill the goose.
its like this net Neutrality argument.
The isps and those who own the networks feel they need to upgrade capacity,
but some users are watching net flicks and others are simply looking at
email and doing a bit of radio listening etc. So they should be able to
charge the likes of broadcasters according to the usage of the network. The
snag is that outfits like the bbc will also need to pay, which will I think
mean one of two things. Either the catch up sites will all have to get your
dosh, or your isp will charge you for data usage over a given period no
matter how fast your connection is, and maybe block packets from streaming
tv services if you are not willing to pay. In the end somebody has to invest
in the infrastructure to support ever growing bandwidth needs, and in the
end its going to be us!
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:30:56 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Don't think so, I haven't put any money on my 3 PAYG for about 10
months now and it is still showing credit, just make at least one
connection via the network rather than WifI every so often to keep it
alive . I listen to an available online only radio station in the
car for a while for that purpose.
The lack of expiry and the availability of the 3 in touch app was why
I made the switch from networks that did expire.
At some point the 3 in Touch app became obsolete after either a phone
or 3 update. I don't who, it just happened and Wifi calling took
over. That was on I phone 5.
On 08/01/18 10:23, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wifi calling seems to wotk on newish phones - Apples post 5 I think and
android sansung galaxy S5/6 eand A7 IIRC and a couple of LG ones.
Ots looking like Three have the best deal
I can get an unlocked s6 for around £170...
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:20:29 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Not sure if you intend to source any phone via 3 or obtain one
elsewhere but when I recently went looking for a dead cheapy non smart
phone (non wifi ) for mother* the chap in the 3 shop told me that all
the phones they supply are now done so unlocked, so if circumstances
change it is no hassle to put another operators SIM in with no bother
about getting unlock codes etc.
* Her former orange DORO can not be unlocked by anyone apparently, EE
staff gave up. "we would have sent a text telling her we were going
to disconnect for lack of use".
"She moved to an area where there was no reception from you (EE) after
you took over Orange and rationlised transmitters, she could not use
the phone or recieve any such text. Can she get her credit back? No
she has left it too long.
Stuff EE then, Oh for the days that if Orange staff messed about you
could ring Hans Snook at his desk if you rose early like he did,if he
didn't answer his secretery would take note.
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