🗳️ ELECTION 2024: THE MSE LEADERS' DEBATE Got a burning question you want us to ask the party leaders ahead of the general election? Submit your suggestions via this form or post them on our dedicated Forum board where you can see and upvote other users' questions. Please note that the Forum's rules on avoiding general political discussion still apply across all boards.

Virgin Mobile Network

Options
MeterManager
MeterManager Posts: 4 Newbie
edited 14 December 2016 at 1:13PM in Mobiles
I learned today that the new 4G sim only deals by Virgin DO NOT include 0845 numbers in your free minutes allowance. This may not be news to some mobile customers, but could come as an expensive surprise to some moving from 3G to 4G with Virgin. I should state that I don't know if this applies to any other network operators

Comments

  • Frozen_up_north
    Options
    I'm not sure that any of the bundled minutes include 084/087 type numbers, in many instances these have become very expensive.

    You are better off ditching any companies/organisations that fleece their customers with these numbers.

    Don't forget http://www.saynoto0870.com/ lists many alternatives.
  • MeterManager
    Options
    My existing 3G package gives me inclusive 0845 in the free minutes. I suppose it depends on your view for the worth of 4G against your call usage
  • mchale
    mchale Posts: 1,886 Forumite
    Options
    I'm not sure that any of the bundled minutes include 084/087 type numbers,

    Virgin's sim only plans above £8 pm included call's to all 08 numbers
    ANURADHA KOIRALA ??? go on throw it in google.
  • mobilejunkie
    Options
    My existing 3G package gives me inclusive 0845 in the free minutes. I suppose it depends on your view for the worth of 4G against your call usage

    Methinks you mean "bundle". They aren't "free".
  • Frozen_up_north
    Options
    mchale wrote: »
    Virgin's sim only plans above £8 pm included call's to all 08 numbers
    Their current plans don't include 084x or 087x numbers.
  • mchale
    mchale Posts: 1,886 Forumite
    Options
    Their current plans don't include 084x or 087x numbers.

    Correct, that's what the OP said.
    ANURADHA KOIRALA ??? go on throw it in google.
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post
    Options
    Usage of premium rate 084, 087 and 09 numbers is effectively banned for customer services, financial services and public services. Most organisations have swapped to inclusive 03 numbers or to free-to-caller 080 numbers.

    Unless you call chatlines, vote on TV shows, etc, there should be almost no need to call premium rate numbers starting 084, 087 or 09.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 2 Election 2024: The MSE Leaders' Debate
  • 343.8K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.3K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 450K Spending & Discounts
  • 236K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 609.1K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.4K Life & Family
  • 248.6K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards