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mick607

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #15 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:19:01 AM »
A mobile phone no landline can be much cheaper alternative, many friends I know have gone that route.

mick607

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #16 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:20:38 AM »
Yes depends where you live & your provider of course.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #17 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:25:55 AM »
Landlines are usually needed for internet unless you can manage on 4G which is what I do at the caravan all summer. On the sort of data allowances you get you can forget about catchup tv or any streaming though.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #18 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:29:20 AM »
Saw a deal the other day where 20 pm gets unlimited everything ! A landline without any calls is close to that.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #19 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:35:06 AM »
Usually on those unlimited internet deals the unlimited is only on the phone with tethering blocked. I find this tablet a bit painful to use compared to a laptop and couldn't live with phone only.


I pay 13 for 30GB on the deal I have at the van and have a 4G router which means I can use it for phones laptop and tablet.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #20 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:37:39 AM »
Mine is usually in my pocket during the day, but the amount of use it gets is pretty limited. Total number of calls in the last week - incoming and outgoing combined - is 7 and 2 of those were nuisance calls. I text rather more, but normally use my Ipad for that - I find the keypad on the phone a right pain, and I don't think I have texted out of doors - and thus used the phone - more that a dozen times if that in the last year.
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mick607

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #21 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:39:14 AM »
I see my mobile phone as a convenience only.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #22 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:40:58 AM »
I rarely use mine but always carry one when driving in case of breakdown. Luckily I have never once needed it for that.


I sometimes use it for checking online prices if I see something I fancy in a shop.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #23 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:50:02 AM »
We have a Landline as the Farm's a business but we both use our Mobiles for anything else. I have a terrific camera on mine so it goes everywhere with me as I'm always taking photos when I'm out and about, go through them when I get home and delete most but several will end up on Facebook. I use the phone on the Wifi as it won't use up my allowance and several places we go have free Wifi too. I love my phone but know when to leave it in the car lol. I have a Sim only contract (7)as my phones usually come from my daughter or Ebay.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #24 on: Nov 30, 2018, 11:02:29 AM »
Saw a deal the other day where 20 pm gets unlimited everything ! A landline without any calls is close to that.

My provider offers 'always on' 4G with tethering allowed, but once you've used 20GB the speed is reduced to 384kbps which is virtually unusable.

If you can show me where I can get unlimited 4G with no throttling for 20 pm I'll sign up today.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #25 on: Nov 30, 2018, 11:52:42 AM »
Just remembered - my phone gets used as a camera more than as a phone. Hardly ever carry a camera around now
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #26 on: Nov 30, 2018, 01:25:49 PM »
My provider offers 'always on' 4G with tethering allowed, but once you've used 20GB the speed is reduced to 384kbps which is virtually unusable.

If you can show me where I can get unlimited 4G with no throttling for 20 pm I'll sign up today.
https://www.4g.co.uk/news/unlimited-data/

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #27 on: Nov 30, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
https://www.4g.co.uk/news/unlimited-data/

Thanks for the link.

GiffGaff & Lycra are out because after the first 20GB  & 9GB respectively, they throttle the speed to little more than dial-up speed so in effect they offer an unlimited but virtually unusable service.

Virgin are out because I'm not a Virgin cable customer.

3 Mobile looks promising & I was with them for a number of years until I moved into one of their no signal areas & left them. If I went back to them I'd have to buy one of their phones though.
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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #28 on: Nov 30, 2018, 02:12:50 PM »
Well worth asking VM, sometimes they bend over backwards to tempt a new customer.

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Re: Mobile phones
« Reply #29 on: Nov 30, 2018, 10:05:34 PM »
Well worth asking VM, sometimes they bend over backwards to tempt a new customer.

I've found an old Samsung Galaxy S that I had on the 3Mobile network in 2011 & I've put a 5 PAYGO sim in it & I'm getting a good signal now.

I recently switched to giffgaff because they use O2 which has very good coverage & has very flexible pricing plans, but I'll bear 3Mobile in mind.
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