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    Text only pay as you go sims?

    Does anyone know of any PAYG sim deals that offer texts only? It would be even better if the sim didn't expire after 30 days as most do as this is for a monitoring project in a fairly remote area so it might not send many texts in a month. If I could get, say, 100 texts for 10 that wouldn't expire that would do me for a year I'd expect.
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    Dont know of any PAYG Sim only deals but O2 do a PAYG Basic Tariff that only charges 5p per text message, That should give enough texts over the course of the year for a single 10 top up.

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    Would a data SIM not do this?
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    yeh o2 do 1 for ipad or tablet ,saw it on dat there wh smiths till 10 quid a month worth a look

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    Thanks for the answers so far folks.

    Here's my first attempt at a solution - giffgaff use O2's network and do a free PAYG SIM which will, for 5, give 300 texts in 30 days, there is also some voice minutes and data but I'll not be using those. This is OK but my device might not send 300 texts in a year and, of course, the 300 texts expire after 30 days and you have to put another 5 on the SIM.

    If I could get a SIM that would give me 300 texts for 5 but wouldn't expire them after 30 days then I'd be flying but it's probably too much to hope for.
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    The other option is to look at a tethered SIM that uses/shares data with your main phone account. I've had my iPhone and iPad on this for the last couple of years - seems to work very well. Not sure of costs as I just pay the one bill, but rarely exceed the combined data allowance. Worth a look/ask of your existing provider. Present them with the issue - they may just be quite innovative or helpful.....
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    How about contract sim - 2.50 / month 30 text / month 30 mins month 30mb / month? (monthly rolling contract too!)
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