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SIM question again

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My contract with Vodafone runs out next week - unfortunately a week before I get home.

I don't want to renew with them because of their charges for roaming (£2/day or, if you buy an 8- or 15-day pass, £1/day)

However, I have found Voda reception in France, Spain and Portugal generally quite good so I'm looking at going with someone who uses Voda as a carrier. Talkmobile is one, and there's an offer of 100GB and unlimited calls n texts (which is what I have ATM) for £7.95/mth for 12 months (after cashback.

It includes free roaming (tho I've just realised I don't know what their reasonable usage policy is...) and WiFi calling tho that's generally no use to me cos my mobile data IS my WiFi at home as well as on the move.

I generally use in the region of 30GB at home (obviously less that 25 when away) so I don't NEED the 100GB but, bizarrely, it's the cheapest!

Does anyone have experience with talkmobile? Specifically, is its performance on a par with Vodafone?
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I read somewhere else that the Popit sim can be parked for just 80p/month - that sounds pretty good. I suppose you'd have to activate it before leaving the UK but after that 1st time, on future trips you should be able to bring it onstream again only when required?

So you could continue to use your normal sim till its cap was reached then bring in the Popit. I might get 2 months abroad for 1 month of Popit - say 2wks Virgin, 4wks Popit then another 2 weeks Virgin.... The Virgin would be paid for throughout.
The Popit sim seems like a good deal because being a UK sim you wouldn’t have to worry about VPN if you want to stream stuff.
Don't know the ins and outside of every streaming service but even with a UK SIM you can't stream IPlayer/live TV, watch major sports events or even buy a UK lottery ticket without using a VPN whilst out of the UK
I’ve used a uk Three sim in France and used iplayer with no issues.
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