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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jan-17 09:59:46
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got a plusnet sim


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I decided to try this plusnet mobile, £7.50 for 1000 mins, 2GB of data, 1GB normaly and unlimited text seems a good deal.
I got the sim yesterday, activated today and have stuck it in my phone, we will see how it works in places where Vodafone fails, I still have my old sim in an old basic phone.

If all goes well, I will phone vodafone, get my pac and port my number over to plusnet.
since plusnet mobile is separate to their broadband and you do not really get any special deal for having both it means i am not not locked into anything as my broadband minimum contract is up and plusnet mobile is only a 30 day rolling contract.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jan-17 13:33:09
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
you do not really get any special deal for having both
Don't you get double the data ?

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 7th Aug 16: 55,355/10,291 kbps with G.INP
17 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Fri 06-Jan-17 13:54:10
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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His post did say 2GB, 1GB normally - I'm wondering if he realised that deal was just for Plusnet users?

jelv

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(Previous ISP Plusnet November 2001 to October 2016)
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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jan-17 15:40:57
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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In reply to a post by jelv:
His post did say 2GB, 1GB normally - I'm wondering if he realised that deal was just for Plusnet users?
They have had some offers on the website, which made it unclear, possible the offer was the same as the "mates rates" when you have PN broadband.

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 7th Aug 16: 55,355/10,291 kbps with G.INP
17 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 06-Jan-17 18:27:14
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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I am assuming it also just uses EE?
Standard User kasg
(knowledge is power) Fri 06-Jan-17 18:36:34
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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I am assuming it also just uses EE?

Correct.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jan-17 18:44:07
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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I am assuming it also just uses EE?
https://www.plus.net/mobile/coverage-checker/
"Plusnet Mobile is proud to use the EE network."

LIFEmobile users moving across now have access to 4G signals. Just no WiFi Calling or 4G Calling (VoLTE) yet.

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 7th Aug 16: 55,355/10,291 kbps with G.INP
17 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jan-17 20:28:09
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
you do not really get any special deal for having both
Don't you get double the data ?


That is normal for the offer, i do not think that have anything to do with me being a broadband customer,they have something called mate rates, what ever that is.

i have got a problem with data, for some reason mine do not work, I reset the settings and even done them manually and it do not work. i have heard that some sims are faulty, so maybe mine is, i will phone them tomorrow.

Also, the signal for EE at my mates place is awful, but then so is every other network for some reason and yet he lives only a five mins walk from the centre of town.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 06-Jan-17 20:40:49
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Re: got a plusnet sim


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
I am assuming it also just uses EE?
https://www.plus.net/mobile/coverage-checker/
"Plusnet Mobile is proud to use the EE network."

LIFEmobile users moving across now have access to 4G signals. Just no WiFi Calling or 4G Calling (VoLTE) yet.


Confused me. I have a closed account for Life mobile on my credit file, only now it says Plusnet Mobile and I was about to hit the fraud button when I realised the name has changed.

Problem for me is, I never got a sim with Life Mobile. I cancelled 5 minutes after I ordered via USwitch - but still got it on my credit file, even though they told me they didn't do a credit check!
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Jan-17 11:30:34
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Data is now working using old sim, they did send me a new sim but when i phoned to have it activated, they told me they found a problem and was working on it.

So old sim and Data is now working on it.
We will see how things go.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 21-Jan-17 10:02:54
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Things seems ok with plusnet mobile, still a naf signal at my mates place and at work, but that happens with what ever network I use.
I have now got my pac from Vodafone, they done me some offers, but all more expensive than what plusnet is and stick me into another 12 month contract.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Feb-17 18:54:33
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Mobile network providers can supply a "network" device that you plug into an Internet connection that allows a local mobile phone signal boost. We have requested these boxes in a few locations and they fixed the issue. You have to pay for the internet access though.

IanD
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 16-Feb-17 19:06:03
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No need for a box on Vodafone, you can use wifi-calling instead of 3G/4G
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Feb-17 22:58:28
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I'm pretty sure you can do that on plusnet too. My wife got a SIM this week and I enabled wifi calling without any problems.

Kris

BT Infinity
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Feb-17 23:16:22
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No need for a box on Vodafone, you can use wifi-calling instead of 3G/4G


EE did this first in 2016, with iPhone 5c and later handsets, and a collection of Androids with EE firmware, and the service does both SMS and voice.

Vodafone were late 2016 and only support iPhone 6s and later, and a very limited set of Androids. They only support voice, no SMS.

Three launched this very recently and are the same as EE.

O2 don't yet support.

This of course is different to O2 and Three's apps, or Vodafone's SureSignal 'box' (femtocell) offering that plugs into a power socket and ethernet cable to your router and provides a 3G signal.

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 5th Feb 17: 57,821/9,173 kbps with G.INP
18 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User watsonm
(newbie) Tue 21-Feb-17 11:44:42
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> Kr1s69
> I'm pretty sure you can do that on plusnet too. My wife got a SIM this week and I enabled wifi calling
> without any problems.

Kris,
WiFi Calling may well be enabled on the phone that uses the plusnet mobile network, but does it work using the Network. I understood this wasn't possible yet. (it doesn't on mine frown I have the plusnet monthly contract and an EE purchased phone)

Or do you mean your Broadband Network is Plusnet but your Phone is on a different network.

Mike

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Plusnet Fibre 80/20 Netgear DGND4000 and Netgear DM200
Plusnet customer since 2002
Plusnet Mobile since 2017

Edited by watsonm (Tue 21-Feb-17 11:55:49)

Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Feb-17 21:43:22
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Hi,
our broadband is via BT but you're right we've not been able to test it yet - the signal hadn't dropped low enough with wifi available to see if actually works.

I figured the fact it enabled without error (on Vodafone if the service isn't available it'll fail when you try to enable it) meant it would work.

Kris

BT Infinity
Ashington (Northumberland) Exchange
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 22-Feb-17 09:41:55
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I find if I turn off mobile data on the phone then it starts to use wifi calling
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 22-Feb-17 20:06:17
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our broadband is via BT but you're right we've not been able to test it yet - the signal hadn't dropped low enough with wifi available to see if actually works.


On EE if WiFi calling is enabled and you are in WiFi coverage (without a firewall blocking) then you will see "EE WiFi Call" on iPhones and similar on Androids. Even with good coverage.

Vodafone and Three have it set up so that you have to lose cellular signal before WiFi calling kicks in, but EE have it set up to always take the calls (and SMS) over WiFi. This reduces load on the cellular network.

I don't think PlusNet offer WiFi calling - your phone may let you turn on the option, but unless you see "WiFi call" after the network name, or equivalent, it is likely just an option that is ignored.

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 5th Feb 17: 57,821/9,173 kbps with G.INP
18 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
Standard User sills
(member) Wed 22-Feb-17 20:26:31
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Vodafone and Three have it set up so that you have to lose cellular signal before WiFi calling kicks in

I don't know about Vodafone, but on my iPhone on Three you don't have to lose signal entirely, Wifi calling kicks in when you have around 2 bars of signal.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 22-Feb-17 21:53:25
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
Vodafone and Three have it set up so that you have to lose cellular signal before WiFi calling kicks in

I don't know about Vodafone, but on my iPhone on Three you don't have to lose signal entirely, Wifi calling kicks in when you have around 2 bars of signal.


Thanks my corporate Vodafone account doesn't get wifi calling! Corporate are always last. frown

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 since 2 Jun 14 - Sync as of 5th Feb 17: 57,821/9,173 kbps with G.INP
18 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial -Router: Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM
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