SIM Card and Data Usage

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Dave187
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SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by Dave187 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:08 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering what others have done in relation to SIM cards and data for their car?

I beleive the car comes with a 500mb data SIM, however just been offered a deal with Virgin media where I can get a 5gb SIM for £1 per month, wondering if it will work and whether I actually need it...

Cheers
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fa147
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Re: SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by fa147 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:18 pm

Do think about amount of data and cost but also be mindful of coverage. You can/do drive to perhaps remote places with your car and if you want you Sat Nav to given you accurate info or traffic news, it needs coverage and there's no use in having 100gb of data allowance if you have no coverage where you are going.

For that reason, you might want to buy from one of the main operators or via their smaller subsidiary operators so that you know you have coverage. You might not get 100gb of take for a shilling, but at least you know that if you drive to somewhere remote, you have a good chance of some connectivity.
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Foulenough
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Re: SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by Foulenough » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 pm

Virgin is an EE MVNO though. Its coverage is stellar, especially in remote regions, because of its 4G emergency services contract, for which it built the infrastructure rather ahead of deployment.
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mdc124
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Re: SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by mdc124 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:39 pm

I just checked

June 1-30, 800 miles

240Mb used

That is just sat nav / real time traffic, not used for hotspot etc.
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Dave187
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Re: SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by Dave187 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:40 pm

Thanks all that’s useful, I probably would use the hotspot for streaming and also I have two three year olds who tend to use tablets in the car on some journeys so might be worth it.

Cheers
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mdc124
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Re: SIM Card and Data Usage

Post by mdc124 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 pm

if you want to use the hotspot - you will definitely need a 2nd sim.

activate the ubigi sim, and use it every now to ensure it stays live and then buy a UK data sim as cheap as possible.
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