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Old 27 October 2013, 14:35   #11
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Early days of having our Tesco PAYG 10 lasted about a year as it was only rarely used. There was no need for any interim top-ups to keep it live. It gets a bit more use now but still doesn't need topping up by any particular date.
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Old 27 October 2013, 14:36   #12
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With all due respect I don't ever wish to deal with Orange again,
Get where you are coming from. Suspect they are all the same in reality as the front shop staff are all heavily commissioned and the back office teams (call centres etc) never see a human being and work to scripts etc.

The factors affecting if they do anything for you would likely be if they have a similar aged relative who is likely to use a mobile in the same way and how many other people are in the shop. If someone's in buying iphone5 for 500 they don't want to loose confidence in the provider, before they hand over cash!

I'd have said 5 mins in the shop was worth the try for 45.
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Okay, I will look in to this.

The only problem I see is that he won't use the phone for normal everyday conversations. He just keeps it in the car, so it means that he'll have to use the credit up every 3 months and get more credit or write it off and just buy more credit. I'll have a word with him tomorrow.

But thanks for the heads up.
The credit lasts forever as long as you make a call every so often (I believe its six months it could be longer) so the 10 + 5 free credit will last a lifetime for an 86 year old

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If thats the case for GiffGaf its well worth a look as they do free calls to 0800 no's which I guess is what his recovery company etc may be on which is even better ;-)
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Dad and I went looking for a cooker yesterday, we went in to Currys to see what was on offer and he said "that cheap one will do me", I explained that the one next to it was a little more expensive but had a separate grill and oven for convenience. "No I want the cheap simple one"....."I won't need it for long anyway" he said. Needless to say I was lost for words.
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If thats the case for GiffGaf its well worth a look as they do free calls to 0800 no's which I guess is what his recovery company etc may be on which is even better ;-)
I have a spare sim that's not been used for around 10 months (was in an iPad) but it still has all its credit on it. They emailed me a few months ago saying they were going to disconnect it if it remained unused on a particular date, so I popped it in a handset and made a 30 second call.

I'm just in the process of converting my work phone over to Giffgaff as I'm sick of EE.

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Dad and I went looking for a cooker yesterday, we went in to Currys to see what was on offer and he said "that cheap one will do me", I explained that the one next to it was a little more expensive but had a separate grill and oven for convenience. "No I want the cheap simple one"....."I won't need it for long anyway" he said. Needless to say I was lost for words.
He will be 131 before he needs to top up the Giffgaff sim

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Lets hope that's true
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