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1p mobile cheapest payg tariff

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1pMobile offers a straightforward tariff where calls to UK mobiles and landlines cost just 1p a minute, sending a text is just 1p, and data costs just 1p a megabyte. There is no need to purchase ad… Read More
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1pMobile offers a straightforward tariff where calls to UK mobiles and landlines cost just 1p a minute, sending a text is just 1p, and data costs just 1p a megabyte.

There is no need to purchase add-ons, bolt-ons or bundles to get our low prices. You're not restricted to a set number of cheap calls, texts or megabytes of data. You use your top-up the way you want.

Runs on EE network.
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3 Likes #1
it'll close down after a few months
1 Like #2
anthony212
it'll close down after a few months

Why? I have not paid for mobile contracts for years. I get cashback deals which actually make me a profit.

I have contracts in the household (I am greedy and have 2 in a dual sim phone). The total cost per year is below £0 after cashback!

So, even this deal is expensive. They may make money on termination charges or MMS etc.


Edited By: Common Sense on Oct 09, 2016 00:16
#3
anthony212
it'll close down after a few months
The co running the operation has been around since 1998; only time will tell if its MVNO business model will be around as long.
The Post Office pulled out of the MVNO market recently; that service had lasted about a year.
5 Likes #4
Warning: You'll need to top-up a minimum of £5 per month if you want to keep it going.

From https://www.1pmobile.com/why-choose-1pmobile.taf

«You can top-up from just £5 and each top-up lasts 30 days. If you use all your top-up you can still receive calls and texts until the 30 days have finished, or you can top-up again for another 30 days of calls, texts and data.»

I'm on the Life Mobile at £5.95 per month, which gives me a LOT more for the money:

LIFE Mobile (EE) 1000 mins, 5000 texts, 1.5GB data - £5.95 (1 month contract)
1 Like #5
£5 top up every 30days and you lose the unused balance :(
#6
Common Sense
anthony212
it'll close down after a few months
Why? I have not paid for mobile contracts for years. I get cashback deals which actually make me a profit.
I have contracts in the household (I am greedy and have 2 in a dual sim phone). The total cost per year is below £0 after cashback!
So, even this deal is expensive. They may make money on termination charges or MMS etc.

You profiting isn't really a reply to someone saying the network will be gone in a few months? Just strengthens it.
#7
Treboeth
£5 top up every 30days and you lose the unused balance :(
You knew there had to be a catch somewhere. But I suppose some people might find this useful. Cold for me though.
1 Like #8
pity it's going to cost you £5 minimum each month. I'm on giff gaff, I put £10 on every 3-4 months - so cheaper for me. May suit some people though.
#9
Common Sense
Why? I have not paid for mobile contracts for years. I get cashback deals which actually make me a profit.
I have contracts in the household (I am greedy and have 2 in a dual sim phone). The total cost per year is below £0 after cashback!
So, even this deal is expensive. They may make money on termination charges or MMS etc.

Which contract is free now? My free 18M e2save one just finished....I cant find another one....
3 Likes #10
How come when I posted this "deal" a week or two ago a moderator pulled it because HUKD only allow businesses which have been in operation for at least a year?
#11
roflll
How come when I posted this "deal" a week or two ago a moderator pulled it because HUKD only allow businesses which have been in operation for at least a year?

Because this one was posted at midnight and it's Sunday, I think we can conclude the mods don't work at those times
#12
So the top up expires in a month or you just have to use it to keep the phone going? I.e one phone call a month to stop it expiring three is no credit expiry and use once within six months
#13
Anon32
So the top up expires in a month or you just have to use it to keep the phone going? I.e one phone call a month to stop it expiring three is no credit expiry and use once within six months

Looks like its a minimum top of £5 per month to keep the line active.
1 Like #14
tmohammad
[quote=Common Sense]
Which contract is free now? My free 18M e2save one just finished....I cant find another one....

If you are with TalkTalk then their sims are usually free if you factor in cashback back from Quidco or TopCashback.
In Jan I got 1000 mins, unlimited text and 3GB data for a profit. This deal has gone. There are some deals such as 250/300 mins, unlimted texts and very small data around 300MB which work out as a profit. After 11 months you must cancel and then take out another deal. Loyalty will give you a free sim 100 mins, 250 texts if you do not cancel.
Cancel and buy again and do an internal number port.
No cashback claims, just Quidco tracking. It's easy and you can have up to 5 sim cards for the family. Just get a dual sim phone. Always have no more than 4 sims so you can cancel one by one and replace with the same.

Else mobilephonesdirect via Qudico can be free if you sell the basic Nokia phone they give you for £10. But it is a cashback claim deal.

Edited By: Common Sense on Oct 09, 2016 20:55: .
#15
uk3g
Anon32
So the top up expires in a month or you just have to use it to keep the phone going? I.e one phone call a month to stop it expiring three is no credit expiry and use once within six months

Looks like its a minimum top of £5 per month to keep the line active.


I set up a payg sim for my father on Delight mobile - same rates as 3's 321 sim but it works in a 2g phone. £5 min top up vs £10 for 3, but you need to recharge every 3 months vs 6 for 3. For what I needed it seemed ok
#16
woldranger
uk3g
Anon32
So the top up expires in a month or you just have to use it to keep the phone going? I.e one phone call a month to stop it expiring three is no credit expiry and use once within six months
Looks like its a minimum top of £5 per month to keep the line active.
I set up a payg sim for my father on Delight mobile - same rates as 3's 321 sim but it works in a 2g phone. £5 min top up vs £10 for 3, but you need to recharge every 3 months vs 6 for 3. For what I needed it seemed ok
Genuinely helpful contribution, thanks.
#17
AndyRoyd
woldranger
uk3g
Anon32
So the top up expires in a month or you just have to use it to keep the phone going? I.e one phone call a month to stop it expiring three is no credit expiry and use once within six months
Looks like its a minimum top of £5 per month to keep the line active.
I set up a payg sim for my father on Delight mobile - same rates as 3's 321 sim but it works in a 2g phone. £5 min top up vs £10 for 3, but you need to recharge every 3 months vs 6 for 3. For what I needed it seemed ok
Genuinely helpful contribution, thanks.


No worries. Plenty of people have helped me out with their findings, I'm happy to do my bit!
#18
Common Sense
anthony212
it'll close down after a few months
Why? I have not paid for mobile contracts for years. I get cashback deals which actually make me a profit.
I have contracts in the household (I am greedy and have 2 in a dual sim phone). The total cost per year is below £0 after cashback!
So, even this deal is expensive. They may make money on termination charges or MMS etc.
Do you mind sharing which cashback deal you are on now? My talkmobile cashback deal is finishing this month and I dont thingk I can cancel to take my pac code just to join talkmobile again?
1 Like #19
siqass
Do you mind sharing which cashback deal you are on now? My talkmobile cashback deal is finishing this month and I dont thingk I can cancel to take my pac code just to join talkmobile again?

This is not TalkMobile, it is TalkTalkMobile and you need to have their broadband.
I am not on this, but this one equates to a profit if Quidco pays.
Quidco currently offer £50 cashback.
300 mins, unlimited texts and only 250MB data £3.95/month for 12 months (cancel at 11 months)
£47.40 for 1 year, so £2.60 profit.

Yes, you can port Talktalk to TalkTalk. It is called an internal port. Customer services will do this for you.
Talkmobile do not allow this, so port to a PAYG sim for 1 day and port out again back to TalkMobile.

For TalkMobile
Go via Quidco to MobilePhonesDirect.
http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/contract-mobile-phones/doro-phoneeasy-508
£7.50 month, but works out as 50p a month after cashback = £12 for 2 years. £30 cashback from Quidco. Sell phone = increased profit.
250 mins 5000 texts and 500MB
#20
January sale, half price sale on all joining credits.

£60 joining credit - just £30
£40 joining credit - just £20
£30 joining credit - just £15
£20 joining credit - just £10
£10 joining credit - just £5
£5 joining credit - just £2.50

Half price credit only applies to your sign-up credit. There are no time limits on when you have to use your credit.
#21
I only just found out about this virtual network, and searched on here to see what was being said about it... It's actually no good for me, because I currently use the Three 321 tariff and only top up about once every 3 months, but if I was spending £5 a month, this is a great deal! - I'm surprised to see how cold it is!

EDIT: To quote their terms and conditions: "There is a minimum spend requirement of £5 every 30 days. If you spend less than £5 in the 30 days, we'll deduct the difference, of what you have spent and £5, from your phone balance." - seems reasonable to me.

Edited By: Andaho on Jan 17, 2017 19:30
#22
you do not need to top up if you initially sign up for 30 pounds getting 60 pounds over 12 months however you are charged 5 pounds or 2.50 per month after discount so it is pretty cheap.
1 Like #23
Been with 1p mobile for a while now and cannot fault it.
Even if there was a cheaper option, I would stay with 1p mobile.
I can only see this company going one way, from strength to strength.
#24
Norfolkdreamer
Been with 1p mobile for a while now and cannot fault it.
Even if there was a cheaper option, I would stay with 1p mobile.
I can only see this company going one way, from strength to strength.

By quite a while, I assume you mean only a few months? - they've only been around for a few months haven't they?

I was wondering, are you able to see a breakdown of what you spend your credit on? - Three don't offer this, and I don't like the lack of transparency - I'd occasionally like to see how my credit was spent.
1 Like #25
I am a 1pMobile customer and I have to agree with Norfolkdreamer, the service has been great.

Andaho, They give you a full breakdown of your calls,texts and daily data useage which I didnt get with 3. Not only that but they let you search your call and text history by date or number, so if you want to know when you called a particular number months ago, just type it in and it will list all calls/texts to that number by date. I have never seen such a detailed breakdown anywhere before and the extra options don't confuse matters. They have it laid out pretty well.

In fact they have other features, I have not seen before. As well as turning things like roaming and voicemail on and off, they let you turn mobile data and texting on and off. I didnt see the point of why anyone would want to do either but someone suggested might be good to turn mobile data off on a kids phone and only allow them to use wi-fi. Not something I would use but they have an option for that

On top of that they dropped the voicemail cost from 15p to 1p a couple of months back, which was a pleasant surprise as it is now charged at he same rate as a normal call (a lot of providers charge more for voicemail).

I got the £60 for £30 deal when it was on, but I noticed when I logged in this week that that deal for new customers has ended. There was an announcement on my account page to say they have now removed the minimum £5 per month thing and that your unused credit rolls over forever. The only proviso is that you top up once every 120 days. As I joined up on the double credit deal, I wont have to top up again until next January. Yeah it gets better all the time.

I notice they have added data boosters too, which might be useful when I go away on holiday

I told a friend about the changes and suggested he also switch from his 321 PAYG but he said on 321 he doesnt have to top up every 120 days. When we checked his usage he was using roughly 120 minutes per month (he doesnt use texts or data). That was £3.60 per month but only £1.20 with 1p. He then said but 1p wants you to top up by £10 every 4 months and he will only use half that, so not worth changing. I then pointed out he is currently spending over £48 a year and for same period would only spend £30 and and let the extra £15 he didnt use roll over. As well as costing him less I pointed out if he didnt want to use the extra rollover credit, just let it build up and text donate it to children in need or something. Oh Yeah! he said.

1p give their customers a refer a friend code, which I gave to him and he signed up and with the code got an extra £5 credit. When he does eventually spend £10, I will get the same for referring him.

To be honest, I took a punt joining but have to say I have pleasantly been surprised. To the people who said they would probably put their rates up after a few months, that would have been a bit tricky as they are called 1pmobile. The fact is they have done the opposite
#26
6+ months on and I'm still on my initial £10 3-2-1 top-up. If this weren't £10 every 4 months (say, minimum £5 every 6 months, or preferably no minimum at all) I would definitely consider it, AND I would probably use my phone more 8-)
#27
QC is offering £10 cashback for all sales.

http://www.quidco.com/1pmobile-uk/
#28
good value particularly as credit does not run out need to top up every 4 months or every 3 months to keep account active

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