Why A Time Limit?

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    For PAYG data sims?
    If you pay say £25 for 7gb of data then it should be yours no matter how long it takes to use it!
    Robbing barstewards!!!
     
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    you dont have to buy it though .
    you could do other things .
    people do have choices .
    use the choices out there.
     
  3. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    If you are travelling and need wi fi then you do not have a choice!
    If you pay for a given a!ount of data then that is what you should get irrespective of time!!!
     
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    i travel for about 6 months of the year i dont use a dongle . i use free wifi where ever i go.
    if you dont like the terms of your agreement why take it out . you could have a contract . you could use a mobile phone and hook into that . or a mifi system . lots of choices out there .
    you could stop traveling . again another choice.
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Not worth responding to!
     
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    well you asked a daft question not me.
     
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  7. Gromett

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    7GB lasts you more than a month? Damn, doesn't even last me a week... :eek:
     
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    My thoughts too Ken, and I also agree totally with your original post above, ie, once you have paid for the data allowance, it should be yours until expiry, and not time limited.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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  9. CWH

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    Totally agree. I use very little. Ages ago I got a mifi then see I have to use the sim I bought within a month of starting to use it - so I haven't started yet. I don't know how much I use, but I know it isn't anywhere near that much!
     
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    I'm with you Munchie, it has always p***ed me off that these are time limited. I would much prefer to purchase a chunk and use as and when necessary.
     
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    You have to be realistic on behalf of the suppliers. Selling completely open ended contracts could only end in bankruptcy. Keeping a hold on income and service provided has to have controlled periods in time.
    The terms and conditions are not kept from you so why purchase a contract that you are not happy with then call them names for giving you what you purchased.
     
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    Buttons, I am not calling the supplier names, and I am aware of the terms and conditions of the supplier. Just wish that I didn't have to think about expiry date. I personally don't download much at all but enjoy browsing and therefore would much prefer longer periods on smaller data packages.
     
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    Maybe you should look at 3.. I think the 321 package has a small amount of free data .. And the all u can eat plans are unlimited.
    I have to agree that you seem to be moaning about something you agreed to
     
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    Thanks sdc77: I currently have a contract with 3 for mobile at home which is purely vía MiFi. When my contract is up fòr renewal I will be discussing with them my requirements and see what can be sorted.
     
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    I live in France where i have an SFR comtract!
    I am in the UK for about 5 weeks.
    I winter in Portugal/ Spain!
    Are you suggesting I take out a contract in all these countries?
    All i am saying is you should be able to buy a given amount of data which you can use till it runs out with no time limit!
     
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    Everything is there for the taking Munchie you just have to pay the going rate. It will all be in black and white in the contract.(y)
     
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    Ye gods talk about stating the obvious!!!

    All i ask is why a time limit!
    What difference to provider if i use it in 31 or 33 days?

    I am not complaining about having to pay!
    I know the conditions!!!
     
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    That's why I keep my old phone - it's GENUINE payg - I put £10 on it every year or so. But this is what I feel you should be able to do - either pre-pay or post-pay, but pay for what you actually use. [I have no interest in all the other stuff you can do with smart phones so that helps!]

    I know it's in the contract, I know it's what you buy, but that doesn't necessarily make it a sensible financial product. Some of the other options given above are like speaking Martian to me - if you haven't kept up with communications technology, like I haven't, you simply haven't a chance of catching up now!

    Semaphore used to work well.....
     
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    I agree with you totally about expiring allowances.
    I recently bought a Three data sim with a 12 month expiry - £70 for 12gb
    Can't see a top up option with the same life expectancy so maybe have to buy another card when this one expires
    I hate feeling like I'm being ripped of and just because it's how phone companies treat their customers does not make it right
     
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    Three pay and go , the data never runs out
     
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