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Old 11 June 2009, 09:42   #1
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HI All,
I have been with virgin mobile pay as you go for a number of years and it has been ok for me.
The tariff has been 15p per minute for the first five minutes and 5p per minute after that per day.
After a non related enquiry, I was told that the tariff from the 28th of may is a flat rate 20p per minute.
I have not been informed of this and the website still shows the old tariff.
I am confused. Does anyone else know any more?

Thanks, Nick.
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Old 11 June 2009, 11:05   #2
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I'm on this & think that they did text me to tell me , but as I get worried if my phone bill is more than 10 a month I'm not to worried by the extra 5p. I put the Mrs & kids on it so it works out pretty cheap when we text each other. I thin only 3p a text .

We dont seem to talk much - not sure what that means !

I think most calls are less than 5 mins so they are trying to cover the cost up front , but they will say its to make the pricing easier to understand.

I just hope my GPS tracker thats in the post from China will work on Pay as you go Virgin SIM at 3 p a text .

Edit - just found this :
http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/gener...f.howdoi.sm286

I am on pay as you go - paid on a DD ( as I can never be arsed to top up manually ! ) so reckon I am on the ' original ' tariff. Suits me as I can chop & change phones when I want with no contract/ tie in to worry about.

All seems to depend on how you pay & how much you top up - the extra prices seem to ' buy' you certain free texts. I ' think '.
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Old 11 June 2009, 11:23   #3
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hi nick if you only spend that your better off to go on to there contract which is only a month to month one so no ties, they give you a free sim but no phone (but you can use yours being virgin anyway) and its 10 a month for 300 min any network and 100 text good deal i think cheers tim
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Old 11 June 2009, 11:54   #4
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If you're already on our Daily Bonus or Original Pay As You Go tariff, there's no change, and you can check out your call costs below.
Thanks Blackroady, for finding that. I think I was being led up the garden path a bit.
My typical spend was usually around 5 a month, but now it has gone up to around 12 a month.
This makes the 8.50 a month contract look attractive, but I am wary of tying myself in. Also, if you run out of your 100 minutes, then its 20p per minute, a big hike from 5p.
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We use ASDA Mobile which is 4p per text and 8p per minute calls - for low volume use, this works out cheaper than any monthly contract I have seen (I think that you have to make one call every 3 months to retain the number).
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Old 16 June 2009, 09:28   #6
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We use ASDA Mobile
I had not heard of them before.
My queries about virgin are now academic. I was under the impression that they were giving away a fairly decent handset with the contract, but they were not.
Does the asda setup support email to mobiles? Also whose network do they use?

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