23-03-2017 07:23 PM
I live in the U.K. and I use EE PAYG at 30ppm for calls and 12p per text whilst in the U.K. When on holiday in the USA I use Truphone at 6ppm, 6p per text and 6p per mb of data. Just wondering why I don't use Truphone when I'm in the U.K. also? Is there something I'm missing here?
24-03-2017 02:17 PM
That's correct, they do piggy-back on the Vodafone network in te U.K. (T.Mobile in USA I think). You area probably right about the 3G. So, so far that's the only difference, unless anybody else knows differently? So I'm thinking, why pay EE 30p per minute for calls when I can get them for 6p per minute with Truphone (and texts for 6p instead of 12p) ?
25-03-2017 08:20 AM
Not yet resolved! Could someone please explain the benefits of EE PAYG at 30p per minute for calls and 12p per text as opposed to paying Truphone 6p per minute for calls and 6p per text. (Truphone wherever you happen to be) But EE actually far worse when in USA £1 per minute and £1 per text.
25-03-2017 09:32 AM
Hello @ForeverYoung EE have access to 4G speeds and a larger network base unlike Truphone.
EE PAYG call charges are higher because EE PAYG works on bundled packs to make calls/texts cheaper, unlike truphone who do not offer bundled packs just cheaper call rates. 🙂
17-04-2017 09:08 AM
According to the link below 4G is available on Truphone, so I can't see any reason to pay EE PAYG prices when I can use Truphone for 6 pence per minute and 6 pence per text.
17-04-2017 09:25 AM
Yes, but for me, PAYG is even cheaper than any bundle, because I don't use the phone that much. I might make and receive say 3 or 4 calls per month. I suppose I've just answered the question as to why Truphone will be the ideal operator for me. At the moment I don't use data and if I do want to use data I'd wait until I'm in a Wi-Fi area. Otherwise wait until I get home. I think for people of my generation (age 69)and/or lifestyle who just use the phone for the odd call the Truphone sim is the way to go. I don't spend much so wouldn't save much in the U.K., but when on holiday would use it more often and at the cheaper rate would make a big difference in cost.
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