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    Hi i’m 19 and my first mobile sim-only contract is coming up to it’s first year - the contract length, and i could phone and cancel it now if i want to.

    it’s on Three mobile. I get 300 minutes, 3000 texts, and 1GB internet for £10 a month.

    The thing is, I live right on the edge of a city - next to a load of fields, so I don’t get much signal on Three at all. the maximum is about 2 out of 5 bars, and sometimes it likes to cut out on calls. it’s a great reasonably priced contract, but it’s not really much good if it drops calls sometimes.

    Before, i was on O2 pay & go. it was great because it always had signal. I’ve been looking at O2 sim only plans and there’s one with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB data for £15.50 a month.

    i only use about 50 minutes a month so it won’t benefit me much, and as for the internet, at the moment i use about 400/500mb a month.

    I don’t know what to do though. Do I pay £5.50 extra a month to get good signal and 300 extra minutes worth, or do I stay paying £10 a month and have a few dropped calls?

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    GiffGaff: works of O2 signal, essentially pay as you go, but you can buy monthly goody bags, the £10 gets you 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internets... Also calls to people on that network are free and 0800 numbers are also free
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    You need to ask yourself. How many "dropped calls" make paying an extra £5.50p really worth it?

    Most people understand if you need to call them back.

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    Definitely Giff Gaff. Uses 02 and the £10 deal more than matches what you already have.
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    Carphone Warehouse also has a Giffgaf like thing which is ridiculously cheap.


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