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Cheapest pay as you go mobile data

Got a daughter on Pay as you go Orange with an android smartphone, one top up of £10 use to provide 3 months of data access for her, 1 month free 100mb dolphin, then she’d spend £5 on 250Mb data extra’s

Orange data extra’s have gone up, the cheapest for a month is now £7.50 for 500mb and she can’t do what she was doing before, and hardly ever dented 250mb before.

Are there any better network pay as you go top up + data deals?

Ideally I’d like to keep giving her £10 every three months for her to do what she wants with it, which is get three months data supply out of it. Do any networks replicate what Orange use to do or even do it better?

Giff-Gaff seem the closest but I think I understand if I top up £10 like I would on Orange that £10 is deducted for a goodbag and nothing free like the Orange animal plans.

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jun. 2, 2012 at 15:56

T-Mobile, £20 for 6 months of data with unlimited browsing and 750mb of downloads/streaming each month.

Just top up £20 and text 6MONTHWEB to 441, and they'll take your credit and replace it with 6 months of data.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 15:31

Sorry, I'm in Ireland, so??? How about Three's 'All You Can Eat' Data thingy? (Though, that requires €20/months top-up - which is what? £15?)

Gynx  Jun. 2, 2012 at 15:51

Hey thanks for that Jan St, my mind was being fried looking up other networks myself, needed the focus and direction! Three looks like a good replacement, and do exactly the same thing Orange do but cheaper. :)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 15:56

T-Mobile, £20 for 6 months of data with unlimited browsing and 750mb of downloads/streaming each month.

Just top up £20 and text 6MONTHWEB to 441, and they'll take your credit and replace it with 6 months of data.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 2, 2012 at 19:28

I agree with Matt,

Not sure if T-Mobile still run the 12 month version of that^ but its worth asking.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 20:18

AFAIK, there never was a 12 month version, it only came in 5 day, 30 day or 6 month (6x30 day versions.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 20:20

Here's a link to T-Mobile's PAYG Internet Boosters page:
http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/price-plans/pay-as-you-go/boosters/

AhmadCentral  Jun. 2, 2012 at 20:20

pretty sure there is. It came as an iphone sim, you topped up £10 and got free internet (500mb) for 12 months. I got it in October last year.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 2, 2012 at 20:21

Maybe its not on now though?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 20:40

Ahh, that was only for the iPhone/iPad 3G, and they cancel it if you use it in any other device. Also, it's no longer available.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 2, 2012 at 21:59

Shame its no longer available, that was an awesome deal.

You sure they blocked it though? I've used it in my One X a number of times for the internet and its been fine.

The T-Mobile £20 for 6 months web mentioned above is the best, exact same cost/length as the orange deal x2.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 22:12

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/micro-sim/

Currently only available for iDevice SIMs.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 2, 2012 at 22:19

Yep, thats what i did. stuck it in an iphone to activate it (wouldn't work in any other phone) then i took it out and put it in other devices and it stil worked. :)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2012 at 22:44

Personally, I wouldn't risk it as my only source of mobile data, as T-Mobile would be quite within their right to cancel it at any time if it wasn't in an iDevice. Knowing my luck they'd bloody cancel it after about 4 days haha :D.

Gynx  Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:28

T-Mobile one looks great, but then I came across this http://support.t-mobile.co.uk/discussions/index?page=forums&topic=80101905078b87a0137061ac5f9035c1 which (has no real confirmation) but seems to suggest even the 6MONTHWEB came to an end in mid-May.

Think I might stick her on the 3 network due to the uncertainity, it's similar to Orange by what I can gather, a tenner gets her free data for a month, then she can spend the credit on more data if she wants for a fiver. Works out at the same cost before Orange price-changed their extra's.

Thanks for all the help guys.

djleighp  Jun. 3, 2012 at 20:02

giffgaff is best for everythig for ten quid 250 mins x net mins unlimited data texts freephone numbers are free and out of bundle costs 10p a min 6p a text

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 20:15

giffgaff is best for everythig
We're skipping over O2's crappy 3G coverage then, are we?

djleighp  Jun. 3, 2012 at 20:53

ive never had a problem with 3g coverage

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 21:03

I didn't imagine you would have done, otherwise you wouldn't be recommending GiffGaff. But, that doesn't change the fact that the OP's daughter has a higher chance of getting no (or bad) 3G coverage if the OP chooses to put her on O2/GiggGaff, than with any other UK network.

Treab  Jun. 11, 2012 at 16:52

T-mobile still do the 6 months for £20 deal as its on my payg account

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2012 at 16:56

T-mobile still do the 6 months for £20 deal as its on my payg account
Ahh, I trust you, I can still tell people it's a great PAYG data option then?

Treab  Jun. 11, 2012 at 16:57

I would say so... Otherwise t-mobile are lying to me lol

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2012 at 17:02

It's definitely my data option of choice. If I had a 3G tablet it'd be what I'd use. £3.33 per month for unlimited browsing without any worries of caps or overcharging and a great signal. What could be better? Well, truly unlimited LTE with 100% coverage...but that's not exactly realistic :p.

Treab  Jun. 11, 2012 at 17:04

It's definitely my data option of choice. If I had a 3G tablet it'd be what I'd use. £3.33 per month for unlimited browsing without any worries of caps or overcharging and a great signal. What could be better? Well, truly unlimited LTE with 100% coverage...but that's not exactly realistic :p.

As Martin Luther king said 'i have a dream' yours not as noble but a dream...

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