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Pay as you go sim?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 5:23pm
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Nelngaz

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Hi,  I'm looking for a pay and go sim with no contract or monthly payment but they don't seem to be available here. 

I only need it for emergencies. Can anyone help? 

DarioMartin

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 8:25pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 8:25pm

Digimobil do a pre-paid SIM for varying amounts, starting for as little as 5€ if I recall

Nelngaz

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:07pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:07pm

Thanks Dario, I've looked at digi and it's still a monthly payment with no carry over.  

I'm hoping I won't have to use it so looking for the "old fashioned" top up when it runs out but may have to go with it

DarioMartin

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:24pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:24pm

Nelngaz wrote on Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:07pm:

Thanks Dario, I've looked at digi and it's still a monthly payment with no carry over.  

I'm hoping I won't have to use it so looking for the "old fashioned" top up when it runs out but may have to go with it

I’m not aware of any of the providers that offer that - most seem to want a monthly payment.

At least with Digi, unused data carries over to next month

Nelngaz

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:32pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:32pm

DarioMartin wrote on Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:24pm:

I’m not aware of any of the providers that offer that - most seem to want a monthly payment.

At least with Digi, unused data carries over to next month

Thanks again 

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Jenni

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:18pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:18pm

Get someone to send you a UK a pay as you go, and then if you need to top it up do it on line. I did this for years with Vodaphone.

Nelngaz

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 5:21pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 5:21pm

Thanks, I'll try that

DarioMartin

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 5:57pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 5:57pm

Jenni wrote on Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:18pm:

Get someone to send you a UK a pay as you go, and then if you need to top it up do it on line. I did this for years with Vodaphone.

Except that Vodaphone UK have introduced roaming charges when used outside of UK

Peterlee4

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 9:45am

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 9:45am

Jenni wrote on Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:18pm:

Get someone to send you a UK a pay as you go, and then if you need to top it up do it on line. I did this for years with Vodaphone.

O2 don't charge roaming fees...(yet)

DarioMartin

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 10:02am

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 10:02am

If you do go the UK Sim route, couple of things to watch out for

  1. Roaming charges - make sure you go with a provider who doesn’t levy roaming charges
  2. What network will the provider you’ve chosen roam on in Spain?  No point getting a SIM that has no roaming partners, or roams on one of the networks here with patchy coverage
  3. What’s the purpose of the SIM? If you need it for emergencies only, probably fine - but if you are needing it to receive SMSs / Messages from any organisation in Spain, be aware that some organizations don’t accept a non-Spanish number.

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