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Our rural church has a contactless donation device that needs a 3G data connection to function. It uses less than 200MB per month but will provide the opportunity for visitors to make small donations. We really need a cheap data SIM with a long expiry on it so that the costs of the SIM do not use up the value of the donations. What should we use? For info, we do not have a landline, broadband or wi-fi access and could not use a tethered phone because of the risk of theft. Vodafone is the only carrier with 3G coverage in the area.
Vodafone has Payg options such as Payg1 or a Big Value Bundle and do data only sims if that helps @Seeker001
A Payg sim needs some activity every 270 days to remain active.
i.e Data use / top ups / calls and texts.
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The problem is going to be this won't come cheap. Having searched the website I can't see anywhere where Vodafone sell PAYG data SIM's without purchasing a dongle or data device and, of course, you only want the SIM to use in your device. This information is here: Vodafone PAYG Data Dongle.Even though the PAYG data last for 90 days the cost is going to exceed any donations you may receive.
I have done some searching for you and have found this from Vodafone https://www.vodafone.co.uk/business/business-mobile-plans/mobile-plan-features/paypal-here-and-mobil...
It would also be worth looking around the internet, there are third party companies offering a contactless payment device with a SIM.
The Social Media Team will get to this thread, they may have some better recommendation.
I hope you receive a lot of donations for your worthy cause.
edited to add. I have just been looking at Voxi for you here: Voxi still Vodafone, although you would be able to use the SIM in your donation device, certainly does not come cheap.