Hi Matt, I literally had this dilemma yesterday - I have a dual sim Oneplus phone - currently on Virgin Mobile getting 300GB a month for £20 - but I want to get rid of my home cable line - I figured for me that a sim was okay but I wanted something dedicated, as I am sure running a phone as a hotspot will wear it out over time. As I buy my phones rather than do contracts I want it to last as long as it can.
I'm not sure if I am going to bust the VM deal down - because it's overkill and I can go to 8GB for £6 a month - all I use my phone for is zapmap and tomtom anyway!
So I went for the Mifi at £22 a month - Both give you the same - I know the sim will give you SMS as well so if you text from the MiFI then its going to be good for you - I don't know if it breaks any rules putting that in your MiFi but I think I have seen some people saying they have without problems?
Personally I already have a mobile phone and sim so I don't need that function.
I spend 10-12 hours a day in a works minibus and I like all my passengers to have access to the internet - some of them don't have it - so this is for them - I've got a small inverter to run the thing too - And at night I can plug it in at home and carry on. I'm going to be moving possibly twice in the next year whilst I wait for a house to be built - so for me landlines or cable is a bad move for now
£2 Cheaper for the phone sim and 12 month contract. Edited as my spelling has gone to rubbish tonight :/
Edited by 23Prince (Sun 03-Feb-19 17:50:10)