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Hello All,


I am wondering if anyone what the best pay as you go tarrifs are out there. I am currently with Orange and pay £10 a month on the phone to benifit from their magic numbers scheme.


Basically what magic numbers allows you to do is speak to someone for upto 1 hour but no more than 3 hours a day for 20 pence. But to get it you need to top up at least £10 a month to keep them active


I was wondering if there was anything that was maybe better value than that or where you can chat at a discount for the life of your balance.


Anyone with any ideas please let me know.



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I've just done a Vodaphone freedom pack for £10 you get 100 mins and 300 texts there are also £15 and £20 packs.


I've only used this as I'm going abroad and want to use the passport scheme they have running this summer where it is UK tarriff even in Europe.

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cheers for that andie 303


I have also had a quick look around and it would seem that you have to top up at least monthly to get any kind of perk.


I guess thats just the way it is.

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These perks are actually lock-ins to ensure the customer keeps their call revenues up with a discounted 'carrot'. By ignoring them and only paying for what you actually use - you don;y run the risk of not getting the full value.


Currently, Asda Mobile (using Vodafone) has a flat rate of 4p texts and 8p to UK mobiles and geographic landlines, which I find most equitable. Their calls centre is also in the west of Scotland!

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o2 give the following for a £10 a month topup:


£10 of calling credit.

an o2 surprise (normally 20 mins or 20 texts)

The 2.5% VAT differential refunded -> 25p credit

500 mins free anytime calls to o2 or landlines from a nominated postcode. (Ours works out to approx 2 mile radius from home).

Some free texts on their website.

Then the following month you get 10% of the previous months credit refunded so for a tenner they'd give you another £1 of call time.

You have the right to food money.

If you don't mind a little investigation, humiliation, and if you cross your fingers rehabilitation..............

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