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Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Tue 15-Mar-16 11:40:18
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Cheapest short-term (1 week) data SIM? (Req: 3G, tethering)


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My broadband order ran into complications and won't have broadband for a week while I'm at my new flat (Thanks BT.) Just wondered if anyone knew a cheap SIM card I could quickly pick up for 3G and tethering? I have an old spare smartphone lying around I can use for it. 2-3GB should be fine.

Wasn't sure about those 1 month sim only deals, don't want the hassle of cancelling if it ends up being difficult. Thanks!
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-16 11:53:37
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Re: Cheapest short-term (1 week) data SIM? (Req: 3G, tetheri


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PAYG on any of the networks. £10 is 1GB on EE, Three, Vodafone that I know of - and there were some EE 6GB SIMs on Amazon (old stock).

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 12:18:08
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I would look for the best signal. Three don't allow tethering on PAYG but I have managed. I assume that on PAYG the worst they will do is stop the Sim.

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Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Tue 15-Mar-16 12:19:20
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Thanks, found a 2GB Data SIM for £7 which is not bad
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EE-PAYG-Card-Preloaded-4GEE/...
Standard User Aaron_01
(member) Tue 15-Mar-16 12:22:21
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Oh that's not good! How did you manage it?
Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 12:31:03
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worth a look at giffgaff and a goody bag,
4GB data valid for a month £15

and tethering is allowed on these.


edit:
three also do some prepay sims that allow tethering.

Edited by ggremlin (Tue 15-Mar-16 12:40:48)

Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 16:54:34
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Three forbid tethering in their T&C but it still works. You can get a free SIM and then try for yourself by attempting to sign up and pay the £10.

Michael Chare
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-16 18:06:49
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
Three forbid tethering in their T&C but it still works. You can get a free SIM and then try for yourself by attempting to sign up and pay the £10.


Three also do data SIMs on PAYG as well as voice SIMs. Data SIMs have 1GB for £10 or 30 days whichever you hit first. Might be a 250mb and 500mb options as well.

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Standard User sor
(regular) Tue 22-Mar-16 09:51:36
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Re: Cheapest short-term (1 week) data SIM? (Req: 3G, tetheri


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
Three forbid tethering in their T&C but it still works. You can get a free SIM and then try for yourself by attempting to sign up and pay the £10.


Three also do data SIMs on PAYG as well as voice SIMs. Data SIMs have 1GB for £10 or 30 days whichever you hit first. Might be a 250mb and 500mb options as well.


The new "data reward" SIMs don't seem to have an expiry. I have one - the 200MB you get for free each month has an expiry date, but not the initial 1GB that you get with the SIM.

You also get the 1p/MB rate if you don't buy an addon (not cheap if you're a heavy user, but useful for people who use it as a backup to a wired connection.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Tue 22-Mar-16 19:26:03
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Thats not a thing anymore i don't think?

All(most) plans come with tethering data allowance now.

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