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    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 19th Mar 14, 10:53 PM
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    bob_a_builder
    OVIVO gone ! : Where to go next ?
    • #1
    • 19th Mar 14, 10:53 PM
    OVIVO gone ! : Where to go next ? 19th Mar 14 at 10:53 PM
    A thread for new/other deals likely to appeal to the Ovivo type user ...

    Your deal suggestions please ?

    Somewhere to start .....

    http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/compare/sim_only_deals/
    Last edited by bob_a_builder; 19-03-2014 at 11:00 PM.
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    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 10th Apr 14, 11:41 PM
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    Middlestitch
    Had confirmation today that 3 claims I made through Paypal (I bought 2 SIMs for myself and one as a present for someone else) have all been found in my favour, so a £20 refund in each case.

    Very pleased! Hope other people have similar success.
    • NonGeographicalMan
    • By NonGeographicalMan 11th Apr 14, 1:51 AM
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    NonGeographicalMan
    Just to say that my relative's mobile number was finally ported out of Ovivo today to a Virgin Mobile 1 month contract plan. It was a relief to get this done before the company finally turned out the lights for good.

    If anyone has still not recovered either their mobile number or their money from Ovivo this website appears to contain some possibly useful contact details:-

    (Text removed by MSE Forum Team)
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam2; 12-04-2014 at 12:20 AM.
  • stressedashell
    Well,

    I've ended up buying a new handset outright (as my Samsung Galaxy Ace was doing my head in - awful phone) and got a Nokia Lumia 625 for about £100 from phones4u. I've gone onto an Orange Pay as you go Dolphin plan - which means if I top up £10 a month minimum I get 1gb data (which I mainly use) and 400 free texts, so the £10 will just cover all my phone calls and should be more than sufficient.

    I'm pretty happy with this, phone is so much better than the galaxy ace, and that'll be no contract ties and £220 over the course of the year including the handset. I may switch to a giffgaff package at some point if topping up each month starts to annoy, but think for now it's a good temporary stopgap. Pac code all sorted and number transfered to Orange within 24 hours.

    However, firstly I did actually try to sign up for a cheap contract deal via mobiles.co.uk (carphone warehouse I believe) and t-mobile - and this was a complete disaster, it was a £5.99 a month deal for a Nokia 520 and X number of minutes/texts/data etc - and they failed me on a credit check (due to an address mismatch on their system - they got confused which flat I live in and were running this incorrectly) - and then ran 5 further credit checks without my permission over the next day - I spent a weekend of stress on the phone to mobiles.co.uk and t-mobile, was hung up on by 'managers' in the T-mobile call centres 4 times and probably spent about £20 on the numerous phone calls to them...I've currently got a notice of correction on my credit file, and they still haven't removed the unpermitted checks that they ran on me and I decided to cancel that application to join them - after my experience I'd avoid anything to do with mobiles.co.uk and t-mobile, absolutely appalling servive.

    Oh, and this all happened a week before we were applying for our first ever mortgage on a flat we've had an offer accepted - so potentially they could jeapordise this too.

    Anyway, at least my phone number works again! It was nice whilst Ovivo lasted, always thought it seemed too good to be true!
    • MikeWhite
    • By MikeWhite 11th Apr 14, 9:20 AM
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    MikeWhite
    Well,
    I've ended up buying a new handset outright (as my Samsung Galaxy Ace was doing my head in - awful phone) and got a Nokia Lumia 625 for about £100 from phones4u. I've gone onto an Orange Pay as you go Dolphin plan
    Originally posted by stressedashell
    That's a nice price for the 625!
    I may switch to a giffgaff package at some point if topping up each month starts to annoy
    Originally posted by stressedashell
    Is the 625 unlocked?
  • stressedashell
    No it's not unlocked I don't think, but I think there's a load of places in town I could unlock for a Tenner should I wish...I think you could buy unlocked for £119 in P4U though.

    Yes, people say the 625 screen resolution isn't great due to a low pixel count for the size of the screen but it's absolutely fine to my eyes - and is a hell of a phone for that sort of money - I'm not app-crazy, just need the basics and a phone that isn't an utter ballache to use, I can't believe the galaxy ace 1 is still £70 unlocked new, it's no way only £30 less of a phone than the lumia 625!
    • NonGeographicalMan
    • By NonGeographicalMan 11th Apr 14, 12:26 PM
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    NonGeographicalMan
    No it's not unlocked I don't think, but I think there's a load of places in town I could unlock for a Tenner should I wish...I think you could buy unlocked for £119 in P4U though.
    Originally posted by stressedashell
    Are you sure as with Phones4U it seems to depend on the phone and the network.

    See http://support.phones4u.co.uk/pe/action/forums/displaypost?postID=10283887
    • pkempc
    • By pkempc 11th Apr 14, 2:12 PM
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    pkempc
    Ovivo chargeback success
    Just checked my Tesco credit card account & they have credited me with £20 from my purchase of the Ovivo sim that I received and was in the process of setting up when they ceased trading.
    Also got £5 Quidco cashback (which I have donated to the 444run charity runners).
    Assume 1st Ė then check the facts!
    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 15th Apr 14, 11:28 AM
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    Former MSE Helen
    MSE News: Ovivo closure: MSE reports mobile firm to authorities
    "MoneySavingExpert.com has reported mobile firm Ovivo to the authorities after its sudden closure last month..."

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    Ovivo closure: MSE reports mobile firm to authorities



    Click reply below to discuss. If you havenít already, join the forum to reply. If you arenít sure how it all works, read our New to Forum? Intro Guide.

    • Bravestar
    • By Bravestar 15th Apr 14, 12:56 PM
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    Bravestar
    "MoneySavingExpert.com has reported mobile firm Ovivo to the authorities after its sudden closure last month..."

    Read the full story:



    Click reply below to discuss. If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply. If you aren’t sure how it all works, read our New to Forum? Intro Guide.
    Originally posted by MSE Helen
    We are not suggesting Ovivo has acted improperly.
    Well I will. I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    Classic ponzi scheme which was doomed to failure from the outset, as all ponzi schemes are.

    Good luck in your attempts to get people their money back you were all so eager for them to part with in the first place.

    Perhaps MSE Martin should consider making a refund out of his own pocket (he can afford it) to all those who took his advice and were suckered into this ponzi scheme as a result

    (Of course, if you are successful in getting anything back eventually, then such refunds can go back to MSE Martin)
    Last edited by Bravestar; 15-04-2014 at 1:05 PM.
    • 5555tt
    • By 5555tt 15th Apr 14, 2:06 PM
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    5555tt
    I completely support this; there were many saying ,ahh its only £20 ,but nabbing this from all the customers from the hype they got over at Hotukdeals , I believe was intentional & possibly a slow trickle Pyramid scheme ,so as to fly low under radar conceived years ago that they knew would pay big 1 day
  • bartaemius
    Just received an email from AABRS, insolvency specialists, with the subject "Ovivo Molbile Communications Limited". It looks like Ovivo has finally filed for bankruptcy - probably on the back of all the action that MSE has initiated.

    There is a lot of more background information made available behind the stoppage of services once you log on to the AABRS website - this is the documented in the Trading History for OVIVO.

    Just my two cents...

    P.S. Fortunately, I used PayPal to pay for my service and was still within the minimum 45 days in order to file my claim for a refund. They ruled in my favour and I am pleased that I go my £20 back.
    • cifpower
    • By cifpower 15th Apr 14, 3:39 PM
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    cifpower
    "Many" people signed up only because MSE promoted them and, like lemmings, the followed.


    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 15th Apr 14, 3:43 PM
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    CKhalvashi
    Just received an email from AABRS, insolvency specialists, with the subject "Ovivo Molbile Communications Limited". It looks like Ovivo has finally filed for bankruptcy - probably on the back of all the action that MSE has initiated.
    Originally posted by bartaemius
    If I was the director, I'd be preying that it didn't go into insolvency at least until the next accounts are due.

    There is nothing listed on Companies House, nor on the gazette, nor the website of Ovivo, so I think this needs to be taken with little caution until such time.

    CK
    "I kada sanjamo san, nek bude hiljadu raznih boja" (L. Stamenkovic)

    Call me Remainer or Romaniac, but not Remoaner. It's insulting and I have the right to have my voice heard too.

    I can spell, my iPad can't.
    • gwapenut
    • By gwapenut 15th Apr 14, 5:45 PM
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    gwapenut
    Well I will. I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    Originally posted by Bravestar
    I've just looked at your original post. You claim that the Ovivo tariff was "probably worth about £30 a month".

    On what basis do you think that ...? Don't giffgaff, Tesco and various others offer similar amounts of data/texts/calls for about £10 a month?

    I can understand your views about it being a Ponzi scheme, but IMO you weaken your argument by greatly overestimating the value of the benefit that Ovivo subscribers were getting, and using that excessive valuation as a basis for an argument about why the financials do not stack up.
    Last edited by gwapenut; 15-04-2014 at 6:15 PM.
    • d123
    • By d123 15th Apr 14, 7:08 PM
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    d123
    I've just looked at your original post. You claim that the Ovivo tariff was "probably worth about £30 a month".

    On what basis do you think that ...? Don't giffgaff, Tesco and various others offer similar amounts of data/texts/calls for about £10 a month?

    I can understand your views about it being a Ponzi scheme, but IMO you weaken your argument by greatly overestimating the value of the benefit that Ovivo subscribers were getting, and using that excessive valuation as a basis for an argument about why the financials do not stack up.
    Originally posted by gwapenut
    Totally agree, I would have valued it at around £5, in line with the super cheap low MB data offerings from the likes of TalkTalk Mobile.
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 15th Apr 14, 7:32 PM
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    mattytun
    Well I will. I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    Classic ponzi scheme which was doomed to failure from the outset, as all ponzi schemes are.

    Good luck in your attempts to get people their money back you were all so eager for them to part with in the first place.

    Perhaps MSE Martin should consider making a refund out of his own pocket (he can afford it) to all those who took his advice and were suckered into this ponzi scheme as a result

    (Of course, if you are successful in getting anything back eventually, then such refunds can go back to MSE Martin)
    Originally posted by Bravestar

    Well said I was thinking about going with this offer just 2 days before it went t11ts up, but I thought it sounds too good to be true......... Glad I never know.......
    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd
    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 15th Apr 14, 8:02 PM
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    CKhalvashi
    See this link for more info.

    CK
    "I kada sanjamo san, nek bude hiljadu raznih boja" (L. Stamenkovic)

    Call me Remainer or Romaniac, but not Remoaner. It's insulting and I have the right to have my voice heard too.

    I can spell, my iPad can't.
    • marvin
    • By marvin 15th Apr 14, 9:59 PM
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    marvin
    See this link for more info.

    CK
    Originally posted by CKhalvashi
    Looks to me as if it has been put into members voluntary liquidation as there would need to be a judgement to make it bankrupt, this may still come.

    Think my email must have been deleted as spam as not received one although the only owed me a £ or so and I had fairly good value out of it.

    I expect this one to run and run if any skulduggery is found on behalf of the major networks it was never in their interest for it to be given away.
    I started with nothing and I am proud to say I still have most of it left.
  • mikeypr12
    I managed to get a refund from PayPal
    I used my Pre-Pay PayPal Mastercard, and contacted them PayPal, a week after Ovivio closed, due to the fact I contacted PayPal directly (Should have been the number on the back of the card)

    They emailed me a claim form within a few minutes, I filled it out, and had to send it back as an attachment.

    All I put was that I paid £20 and that they went bust, and added a link the the Ovivio Shutdown page.

    Three days later the ruled in my favour, and the money was back in my account.

    Took less than twenty minutes in total.

    All credit to PayPal
    Last edited by mikeypr12; 16-04-2014 at 9:49 AM. Reason: Spelling typo
    • jcc481
    • By jcc481 16th Apr 14, 10:32 AM
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    jcc481
    PayPal ruled in my favour too!
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