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Offline peasblossom

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IDNet mobile?
« on: Jan 06, 2021, 21:43:14 »
Anyone had any more info about this? I got a winter newsletter (yay) but neither it nor the website go into much detail.

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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2021, 21:50:09 »
Nothing as yet.
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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2021, 15:05:41 »
If they can beat Unlimited 4G and 5G and Calls and texts Visual voicemail, data and unlimited calls and texts in 72 countries as well as smart benefits like, Britbox, Amazon Prime Video, Apple music BT sport and, gifting of data, Wi-Fi on the London underground (not right now) for £19.99 a month I'm in. 
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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2021, 06:33:46 »
Don't forget these are Mobile Data SIMS - not a full mobile service.

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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2021, 19:48:32 »
Don't forget these are Mobile Data SIMS - not a full mobile service.
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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 19:54:36 »
Don't forget these are Mobile Data SIMS - not a full mobile service.

It was my understanding the OfCom have changed the rules and mobile companies are now barred from selling data-only sims.  All sims have to have full access to all services.  Check out https://forums.thinkbroadband.com/mobilebroadband/t/4645263-bt-unlimited-4g-limit.html which includes a link to https://kenstechtips.com/index.php/sim-cards-for-your-tablet-dongle-router-or-iot-device.

To quote the kenstechtips article "This follows an Ofcom ruling on net neutrality in 2018 which said that mobile networks shouldn’t discriminate based on the type of device and based on the equipment you’re using to access their network."

Of course open to correction if I'm misreading things.

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Re: IDNet mobile?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 21:30:50 »
Just had a very quick read through, and the rulings seem to be centred around making SIM cards available to use in other devices, "so basically, you should be free to use any SIM in any device that you want to".  I've not seen anything that says data-only SIM cards are banned, or indeed, anything that says that a provider must include a phone service with it's data SIMs.  I assume these are designed to be used with Dual-SIM devices, so IDNet would provide the data, and you would stick to your usual mobile operator for phone services?

Likewise, I could be misreading things, but I wouldn't have thought IDNet would have overlooked any Ofcom rulings.

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