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    • brenda50
    • By brenda50 28th Feb 17, 7:38 PM
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    1p mobile offer
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    • 28th Feb 17, 7:38 PM
    1p mobile offer 28th Feb 17 at 7:38 PM
    https://www.1pmobile.com/

    What do you think?
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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 28th Feb 17, 8:55 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 8:55 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 8:55 PM
    oooooOOOH!
    Now you are talking!

    Tariffs are as good (or better) than Tello, it is piggybacking on EE

    After the first moth need to be topped up 5 a month, for a low user- steal, I believe!

    Wander though, will they last? (started Sep 2016)
    From FB
    1pMobile
    22 February at 15:10
    If you’re an existing 1pMobile customer, make sure you join our free ‘Refer a friend’ scheme from within your online account.
    When you refer someone and they join 1pMobile, and either purchase or apply their second top-up, you'll earn a 5 reward.
    Your rewards will be allocated to your account as top-ups you can use on your phone, so just one customer a month could mean free mobile usage forever.
    However, if you have surplus rewards in your account, once a month you can choose to have them paid into your bank account as cash.
    To find out more, please visit https://www.1pmobile.com/refer-a-friend.taf
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 28th Feb 17, 8:57 PM
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    • #3
    • 28th Feb 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 8:57 PM
    oooooOOOH!
    Now you are talking!

    Tariffs are as good (or better) than Tello, it is piggybacking on EE

    After the first moth need to be topped up 5 a month, for a low user- steal, I believe!

    Wander though, will they last? (started Sep 2016)
    Originally posted by Atasas
    How is 5 a month a steal for a low user?
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 28th Feb 17, 9:04 PM
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    • #4
    • 28th Feb 17, 9:04 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 9:04 PM
    Don't think 1p mobile.

    Think 5 month minimum mobile

    That's not as interesting though !
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 1st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • #5
    • 1st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
    On the face of it, they look OK. Not looked into the small print, so tread carefully. As others have mentioned it's a 5 per month deal, so for regular use without a credit check or contract, it isn't bad.

    The cheapest deal for irregular use is Three and their 321 pay as you go (3p per min, 2p per text, 1p per MB), as it doesn't expire provided you make a call every month or two.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 1st Mar 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 12:45 PM
    I had to pay out 5 per month (which I do), I would much rather go with a SIM only deal with plusnet 5 or virgin 6 where you get a certain number of minutes. ~250/300, TXT's and data all included.




    If you go over your allowance, calls are expensive, but you should choose the right package for yourself, and it's easy to change.
    Last edited by AndyPK; 01-03-2017 at 12:52 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 1st Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 1:21 PM
    I had to pay out 5 per month (which I do), I would much rather go with a SIM only deal with plusnet 5 or virgin 6 where you get a certain number of minutes. ~250/300, TXT's .....
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    5 would give you 500 mins (0.01p per minute)
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 1st Mar 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 5:35 PM
    Valid point.

    Do TXT's cost 1p too ? (virgins are unlimited)
    And you get 1Gb of data with plusnet or 300+Mb with virgin.


    What does the OP require ?
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 1st Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 6:33 PM
    What does the OP require ?
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    I believe OP, was after opinion, maybe even exposure...

    I personally love those plain simple plans- value, without some daft retentions, cash-backs, deal packages, small prints etc..

    This, new network will suit many, if all as in service would be proven as acceptable. IE somebody wants SIM for a kid and to keep taps on , spending etc, 5 a month would cover it and that I believe would be good, scam risk free option ("premium" pay by phone garbage that OFCOM allows still )
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 1st Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    If you want value there is 3's 321 plan and
    vectone (uses EE network)

    These are very much value for money and honest unlike an advert which says 1p per minute, and in small print. minimum spend 5 per month.

    How much do txt's cost ?
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 1st Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    If you want value there is 3's 321 plan
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    They are OK, *3* although not perfect for the coverage and costs "potentially" x3 times more
    3p a minute, 2p a text and 1p a MB of data,
    and
    vectone (uses EE network)
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    ... Vectone - have been with- never again!
    These are very much value for money and honest
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    We aught to agree to disagree on this
    unlike an advert which says 1p per minute, and in small print. minimum spend 5 per month.
    How much do txt's cost ?
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    1p

    Not as deceiving, as you say (not to me)
    here's what FB page says



    1pMobile
    21 February at 11:41
    500 minutes, texts or MB(data) for just 5 a month.
    Want more? UK calls 1p a minute, texts 1p each, data 1p a MB.
    All unused credit over 5 rolls over.
    Simple, honest, fair.
    www.1pmobile.com
    Last edited by Atasas; 01-03-2017 at 7:59 PM.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 1st Mar 17, 8:21 PM
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    ok.

    you do like them don't you.

    I've been with vectone. You get what you pay for in terms of service.
    • diamonds
    • By diamonds 2nd Mar 17, 1:31 AM
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    I think its a great rate offer, not for my usage but if you talk or text over data and spend 5 a month on 3/Delight its a winner.
    SO... now England its the Scots turn to say dont leave the UK, stay in Europe with us in the UK, dont let the tories fool you like they did us with empty lies... You will be leaving the UK aswell as Europe
    • PHK
    • By PHK 2nd Mar 17, 7:42 AM
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    How is 5 a month a steal for a low user?
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    I agree, if you are a low user then this is potentially expensive, because of the minimum top up. If you don't use 500 units then your unused credit will steadily increase and never be used up.

    There's also a bit of a catch for people who go over 500 units on a rare occasion because they will still need top up 5 the next month. Eg, go one minute over your allowance on a 5 contract would cost one extra out of bundle minute (say 40p). With 1pmobile you would need to top up again. The minute would cost 1p but you would have 4.99 'extra' credit that would only be used up the next time you went over 500 units.

    For some people this will be good value but for most there are better deals.
    • boatman
    • By boatman 2nd Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    I thinks its linked to Utility Warehouse.
    • boatman
    • By boatman 2nd Mar 17, 11:36 AM
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    If you buy the 30 credit(doubled to 60), presumably that covers you for a year of use? Or do you then need to top 5 a month as well?
    Last edited by boatman; 02-03-2017 at 11:38 AM. Reason: ll
    • SuperSaint
    • By SuperSaint 2nd Mar 17, 12:59 PM
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    If you buy the 30 credit(doubled to 60), presumably that covers you for a year of use? Or do you then need to top 5 a month as well?
    Originally posted by boatman
    I have asked this question already and yes, the 30 (doubled to 60) can cover a year. 5 is moved across from your account to your phone at the start of each month to cover the 5 monthly fee. Therefore, 60 divided 5 = 12 (months).
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 2nd Mar 17, 6:34 PM
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    ok.

    you do like them don't you.

    I've been with vectone. You get what you pay for in terms of service.
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    "bit" of a give-away?
    • wongawonga
    • By wongawonga 2nd Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    I thinks its linked to Utility Warehouse.
    Originally posted by boatman

    Yes its part of that group from Website..
    " 1pMobile is a trading name of Telecommunications Management Limited. Registered in England. Company Number: 3592271. "

    Google shows " TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT LIMITED with Business no 3592271 is a Private limited Company incorporated on 03-Jul-98.

    It is company registered at Network Hq 508 Edgware Road, The Hyde, London, NW9 5AB. ( Telecom Plus HQ.)


    Confirmed here "TML is part of Telecom plus PLC,"
    https://www.tmleurope.com/about.taf
    Last edited by wongawonga; 02-03-2017 at 8:07 PM.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 2nd Mar 17, 7:58 PM
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    I would use Vectone again
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