23-09-2018 08:34 PM
You really just to send a text at least once every 6 months.
EE PAYG SIMs are deactivated after 6 months of non-use. You then have a further 3 months to call EE to reactivate it before it is lost completely.
23-09-2018 08:35 PM
EE's hibernation policy can be found here: https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/Pay-as-you-go/What-is-pay-as-you-go-hibernation-and-how-can-I-stop-it/...
In simple terms, you have to have made chargeable activity every 179 days and it's not related to recharges.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
24-09-2018 09:12 AM
Welcome to the community, @Lotenmathewson. 🙂
In addition to the brilliant answers above about hibernation, we also have a stable links policy, detailed in the pay as you go price guide (page 6):
Our PAYG service is intended for customers with a stable link to the UK who travel abroad periodically. It is not intended for customers roaming on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.
We will consider you have a stable link to the UK if spend a total of 60 days or more during any 120 day period within the UK.
If your usage abroad in the EU/EEA/Switzerland exceeds this, you will be alerted by text, and after a 2-week period we may charge you for services you use or block your SIM card and roaming services.
We’ll let you know before we do anything.