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    Myself and the wife have got SIM only phone contracts through Vodafone. We’re on the Red Value bundle, which is supposed to give us 20GB data with unlimited texts and minutes for £20 a month. Since the renewal in Feb, they’ve been billing us incorrectly, and have apparently put us onto the wrong prices (Red Value deal is still £20, we’re paying £40 on one line).

    I’m going to phone them to sort it all out, but our usage is much lower than we’re paying for. Our highest usage (on one phone) since Feb 2016 has been 522 minutes, 297 SMS, and 2.9GB data. I’m thinking of getting the PAC and transferring away from them. I was wondering if anyone knows of any good deals, either SIM only or with a better phone than the OnePlus One. Vodafone is usually the most reliable network here, but iD (Three) is good too according to this map:

    https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/networks/coverage-checker.html

    I’m happy to stay with Vodafone if they’re the best or cheapest, but have no qualms with switching.

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    Three: £10 12 month Essential Plan (so no hotspot (tethering) allowance) http://www.three.co.uk/Store/SIM/Plans_for_phones

    4GB data. All-you-can-eat minutes. All-you-can-eat texts.

    Feel At Home in Europe, so you’ll be OK if you cross the Severn 😉

    The 12 month Advanced Plan is £13 so includes tethering.

    Three actually reward existing customers so I got a second sim for my daughters 1+1 with 12GB for £12. So you may be able to get a second Advanced 4GB for £11 if tethering is important.

    Personally I think the 1+1 is still hard to beat. You’ll have to spend a lot of money to better it anyway. Three are doing some good deals on the Honor 9 with 12GB for the price of 4GB @ £29, but you don’t use 4GB any way! http://tinyurl.com/y9644yxn

     

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    Thanks Dave, they look great. I’d forgotten about tethering. I rarely use it, but my father doesn’t have home internet, so I use it to update his computer now and again.

    I’ve been having trouble with my 1+1 since I had to send it back about two years ago. As usual, nothing happened until it was out of warranty, but now I get random reboots, massive overheating, and crap signal compared to other phones in the same place. I wouldn’t be surprised if wiping and updating it fixes some of the issues, but I’ve lost faith in it 🙁

    I’ll pick up a Three SIM today and see what the signal’s like 🙂

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    I let my daughter have the 1+1 and bought a Moto G4 3rd Gen for £150 ish as I was finding the screen too dim for me.

    The only thing it’s missing is NFC, but I use my Barclaycard for that. When I had the 1&1 paying using the phone was always hit and miss. M&S always thought it was an iPhone so turned to Applepay which of course failed.

    Battery life is amazing. I wouldn’t swap back.

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    THIS  looks like it’s still going – £89 for a Moto G4 Play. Might be of some use?!

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    Moto model numbering is confusing. That’s the not quite as good specs and 720P as opposed to 1080P screen, but it does have NFC.

    Still a bloody good deal though. Asked the Mrs yesterday if she wanted one, but she’s quite happy with her 4.3″ Moto E.

    It looks like the new Moto G5 is the one to go for at the £150 ish price point. Still no NFC though.

     

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    Dave, you need the Plus for NFC, and the camera is better, even mum can take a good shot and she usually moves the phone half way through taking a picture…….

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    Moto model numbering is confusing. That’s the not quite as good specs and 720P as opposed to 1080P screen, but it does have NFC. Still a bloody good deal though. Asked the Mrs yesterday if she wanted one, but she’s quite happy with her 4.3″ Moto E. It looks like the new Moto G5 is the one to go for at the £150 ish price point. Still no NFC though.

     

    I’m still keeping an eye on one of those. The 3GB Dual Sim is up for £165 on Amazon, down £20 from March when it was released. I’ve got NFC on my Xperia, but disabled it as I don’t use contactless.

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    Yes, NFC doesn’t interest me but thinking of Tippon (or anyone else) you sort of expect it now. I find the whole G4 / G5 overlaps a bit annoying.

    One thing I did miss from the 1+1 was panorama shots, but this year on holiday Google photos did it for me! Back at the flat I was just thinking I couldn’t remember which PC I’d installed MS ICE on (it works well) for when I got home when I got a notification asking if this is what I was trying to do.

    EDIT – the line in the middle isn’t a join, it’s lens flare. This was 25th August at West Bay, Dorset (Broadchurch) at 3pm on a stinking hot day.

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