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 :
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 '.