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Old 19 May 2011, 17:58   #41
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anybody found a good PAYG sim card deal? Orange do a 300 text card for a tenner. Not being familiar with PAYG, do you have to top up each month or does a tenners worth last until the txts have been used?
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Old 19 May 2011, 18:30   #42
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Can you add me to the list as well please. Definitely want one.
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Old 20 May 2011, 02:03   #43
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anybody found a good PAYG sim card deal? Orange do a 300 text card for a tenner. Not being familiar with PAYG, do you have to top up each month or does a tenners worth last until the txts have been used?
My experience of O2 is that a PAYG SIM is free from any O2 shop - or any other phone outlet - but you have to put a minimum of 10 on it at the point of sale. The 10 can be used for calls or texts. O2 may, after a period of a couple of months, try to move you onto a PAYG tariff they think best suited to your usage pattern. They'll do this via text message. Just go with whatever works best for you. There will be tariffs that are suitable for text only but they not be suitable for you as often they're linked to a requirement to top up a set amount each month.

Or, I bought mine off eBay for 0.01! but postage was extra

You don't have to top up each month if you keep on a basic tariff - just top up as and when. But, as I said before, the SIM will lapse if you don't make a chargeable call for (I think) a six month period even if it has credit on it (been there, done that, with our garage alarm SIM). If you're asking the boat where it is on a regular basis then all will be fine.

I don't know about other networks but I'd guess they're all much of a muchness.
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Old 20 May 2011, 03:09   #44
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still no reply from China
will give it until end of today then try again.
checked it wasn't in my Junk mail - pun intended -
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Old 20 May 2011, 12:40   #45
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Cost?

Try looking at redknows. A fully packaged set up with online setting controls. Text message and a remote control for many functions including geofence.

If you guys are happy at 60, why not 200? Considering the cost of your boats and the cost of service and fuel and kit, it's a negligible cost.
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Try looking at redknows. A fully packaged set up with online setting controls. Text message and a remote control for many functions including geofence.

If you guys are happy at 60, why not 200? Considering the cost of your boats and the cost of service and fuel and kit, it's a negligible cost.
Well I pays 300 odd for my insurance to cover the replacement of my RIB should I get it nicked.

Obviously I'd like to police to knab the theiving bliters, hence the tracker. It's also another item I can tell the insurance that I had protecting the boat too!
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Old 20 May 2011, 15:01   #47
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If you guys are happy at 60, why not 200? Considering the cost of your boats and the cost of service and fuel and kit, it's a negligible cost.
I'm not losing sleep about my boat's security at the moment (its more secure now than it has ever been except when kept in my own garage). I can get a long weekend of boating for sixty quid in fuel, so to me with the perceived level of risk its actually quite a bit of cash. It might just help track me down if I'm overdue or help if she slips a mooring on the odd occasion I have her out overnight. 60 is just the amount of cash I'll spend without putting too much thought into it. If I think about it too much I'll realise I don't need one and do something really dull like putting it in a pension to keep my IFA happy!
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Pay As You Go SIMs normally need a VOICE CALL every six months to keep them live. Answer the voice call so it actually connects. However, if you go over the time limit and you're not so late that they reallocate your number, you can usually get the card reactivated...reluctantly sometimes. Don't ask me how I know this....
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Pay As You Go SIMs normally need a VOICE CALL every six months to keep them live...
Not O2...all it needs is a chargeable call such as an outgoing text message. So, just call the tracker to ask it where it is, you get a text reply, job done

My tracker O2 SIM has never made a voice call in about 18 months. Many texts, but no voice. Stll going strong...
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Not O2...all it needs is a chargeable call such as an outgoing text message. So, just call the tracker to ask it where it is, you get a text reply, job done

My tracker O2 SIM has never made a voice call in about 18 months. Many texts, but no voice. Stll going strong...
Is that just a bog standard O2 sim? How much credit did you put on it & how long does it last. Sorry if I sound dim but I've always had contract business phones, so I ain't o'fay with PAYG.
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