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O2 Cuts Classic Pay-As-You-Go Mobile Charges to Match Three UK

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 (8:56 am) - Score 6,841

Mobile operator O2 will tomorrow cut the charges on their Classic Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM from 5p a min calls, 5p a text and 5p per Megabyte of data (Mobile Broadband) to just 3p a min for calls, 2p a text and 1p per MB, which matches Three UK’s allegedly “unbeatable” pricing.

However we should point out that O2 will still require a minimum top-up of £10, while Three UK drops this to just £5 if you top-up online or by phone. On top of that Three UK will also throw in 10MB of extra data each time you top up, although O2 does counter this by offering 5% credit per top-up back for the first 3 months (this rises to 10% after 6 months via their Rewards scheme).

As usual customers will still be able to buy a bundle of mins, texts and data instead of the classic charge per use approach, although the downside of this method is that the bundled allowances you get tend to expire after 30 days and that can often make the classic approach more attractive for casual users (especially if you don’t use much data).

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  1. Avatar mrpops2ko says:

    I’ve often wondered and maybe some others here can share some insight, how some of the MVNO providers can offer such great rates?

    I use a provider called 1p mobile, the gimmick being that calls, texts and 1mb data are all 1p – they use the EE network, how can they offer this and EE themselves not?

    I’m assuming they purchase excess EE capacity and in the event of greater than normal capacity demand, i’d end up being throttled / unable to make calls. Is this the case?

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      I think with 1pMobile you have to top-up with £10 every 4 months or they disconnect you.

    2. Avatar Alexis Colby says:

      Yes, but voice quality as well as internet speed are low.

  2. Avatar Asrab says:

    Absolutely not – they have allocated capacity,

  3. Avatar joe pineapples says:

    Any advantage to using O2 over ‘3’ just for payg, no data usage?. Better coverage, more free hotspots?. Got a Tesco vredit I need to use up, then the £10 ‘3’ top up I got with my new phone as well.

  4. Avatar eM says:

    “Three UK will also throw in 10MB of extra data each time you top up”
    Gives me 100 MB but I haven’t topped up in a while. Am I missing something?

  5. Avatar Paul Burke says:

    I’ve been with O2 for 8 years and they never give me nothing. Come May next year I am leaving them because they never look after existing customers.

  6. Avatar Mike says:

    Three still wins, £5 a month is usually enough for me.

  7. Avatar andysutton says:

    I left o2 yesterday after 9 years. They would not budge. I left. They are not good, three is cheaper. Coverage fine.

  8. Avatar AQ0079 says:

    Three all the way.£5 min top up. Last me ages as i only use it for the Internet.

  9. Avatar AW0079 says:

    Three all the way. £5 top up online. Last ages.

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