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    Hi! My contract with EE comes to an end this month. I'd like to go for a SIM only instead. My plan includes 10GB of data and I use at least 9GB every month or almost all of it.

    O2 are doing a 10GB plan for £18 a month on SIM Only which seems the cheapest around? I wouldn't be interested in giffgaff because on their £20 a month "always on" plan they slow your data speeds up after 6GB and I'd like the full works of 4G.

    Three always had dodgy customer service, and Vodafone is apparently the worst network in the UK? It said on ITV News that people needed to check their bills as they've overcharged etc.

    But last time I was on O2, it was almost impossible to get good signals in Bath City Centre inside shops, at home it would always drop to E, and when I was out cycling, it would always lose signal and my cycling GPS tracking app (Strava) would never record properly or it'd say I'd have cycled 110MPH! haha. Plus apparently their 4G isn't very fast? Is O2 like that now still? O2 seemed to be stuck in the 90's when I was last with them!

    I'd love to stay with EE but their 16GB sim only plan is £34.99 which is way too much. They're an excellent network and I get 4G everywhere, but it's too much. Do you think they'd offer me it cheaper when my contract ends? Or do you think they'd copy other networks offers?

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    Don't live in Bath but I've been with O2 since last September and literally never had a problem with them, their network going out or their staff. Recently got an upgrade for them and they went the extra mile to make sure I could before the promotion I was after ran out! I'd try to strong-arm EE into giving you a better deal to keep you, but personally can't complain about O2 in the slightest!
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    (Original post by alexschmalex)
    Don't live in Bath but I've been with O2 since last September and literally never had a problem with them, their network going out or their staff. Recently got an upgrade for them and they went the extra mile to make sure I could before the promotion I was after ran out! I'd try to strong-arm EE into giving you a better deal to keep you, but personally can't complain about O2 in the slightest!
    I'd have to agree with everything here.

    Only difference is I'm with EE. Same story though, never had a problem with them.

    In terms of cost the 8GB SIM from EE was recently slashed to £19.99

    http://shop.ee.co.uk/sim-only/pay-monthly-phones

    Worth noting that O2's 10GB plan is a limited time offer as well, same as the slashed prices for EE above. So if you aren't buying soon you won't get either at that price.

    Potentially worth a look is BT:

    https://www.productsandservices.bt.c...sim-only-deals

    They offer a 15GB plan for £25 but that goes down to £20 per month if you happen to live in a house with a BT contract already set up. £25 is still better value than EE at £35 though and just about ties with O2.

    Also worth remembering that BT brought EE. EE had the widest coverage for across the UK and BT owns a lot of phone lines. You can look at that both ways (lots of service or it takes forever to do anything because of how much they own).

    I've personally never had issues with EE or BT, although I can't comment on BT Sim plans.

    If you've been an existing customer with EE they may offer you a discount. If you make it exceptionally clear that you're considering switching to someone that offers a cheaper deal you may be in luck. Really I think you just need to go and try.
 
 
 
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