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The Asda SIM card price tariff is about to change. From Sept 1st it will halve from the prices shown on the linked page.

This will work out at 8p per minute to landline or mobile (any network) and 4p per text - rates apply at all times.

Existing numbers can be kept.

SIM is currently £2.48 - free delivery

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#1
Seems someone is franchising, first Ikea and now Asda, Asda is 1p cheaper on both calls and texts. Will have to use up my £10 on Ikea and move over to Asda with my awesome number :)
#2
Robotochan
Seems someone is franchising, first Ikea and now Asda


Asda mobile has been around for a couple of years they are in partnership with Vodaphone.

The sims are free instore from Asda when you top up £10

You also get 10% extra when you topup instore or over the phone
#3
Robotochan, I'm intrigued about your amazing number now. I have a tesco mobile and its ok, I wonder how Asda mobile is. Does anyone know how much it is on Asda Mobile to call 0800/0845 etc numbers? :-) xx
#4
Robotochan
Seems someone is franchising, first Ikea and now Asda, Asda is 1p cheaper on both calls and texts. Will have to use up my £10 on Ikea and move over to Asda with my awesome number :)


whats your number :w00t:
#5
so its not 8p per call?
#6
Where have you got the pricing info for the new tarrif ?

Vodaphone have just put up prices to PAYG so cant see Asda reducing them ?
#7
deanos;2793125
Where have you got the pricing info for the new tarrif ?

Vodaphone have just put up prices to PAYG so cant see Asda reducing them ?


Current prices are @
http://www.asda-phones.co.uk/StaticOffers/offers1.aspx#tabs

16p per minute for the first 3 minutes each day then 8p
and
10p per text for the first 3 texts each day then 5p

Would take a radical change, as you say, just as Vodaphone are putting prices up!

Let's hope it is right, will reserve my vote!
#8
Was in an Asda store last night, and heard this over the tannoy system, so it's definately happening! They were boasting about being the cheapest PAYG out there...
#9
if this is correct it is a great deal and definetly good enough for me to leave my mobile phone contract and go back to pay as you go.
#10
TamaraKnight;2793016
Robotochan, I'm intrigued about your amazing number now. I have a tesco mobile and its ok, I wonder how Asda mobile is. Does anyone know how much it is on Asda Mobile to call 0800/0845 etc numbers? :-) xx

Yes, I phoned them up to ask them this when I joined earlier this year. It's the same rate for 0870/0845 etc, which is pretty good as it's not much more than calling those numbers on a landline.
I really like them, reception is very good everywhere I've used my phone.
Don't forget the 10% extra tarriff when you top up by credit card or instore ends at the end of August, so don't forget to top up this coming week!
1 Like #11
It's true!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2594754/Supermarkets-battle-to-cut-mobile-phone-costs.html
For me it was the best PAYG deal to start with, it'll be an absolute bargain from September onwards. HOT!!
1 Like #12
deanos;2793125
Where have you got the pricing info for the new tarrif ?

Vodaphone have just put up prices to PAYG so cant see Asda reducing them ?



Well, as it was in the Times, guess you'll be adding heat and rep - and changing your paper.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/telecoms/article4572147.ece


Some people are very cynical, aren't they?:whistling:
#13
pikachu12
whats your number :w00t:


TamaraKnight
Robotochan, I'm intrigued about your amazing number now.


It's... ****2937663 which in predictive text is: ****AWESOME :-D
#14


Yes i am as ive been with Asda for quite a while now and not heard anyything about the price changes

On the face of its not that much of a saving, they are just getting rid of the 16p and 10p starting rates
#15
Robotochan
It's... ****2937663 which in predictive text is: ****AWESOME :-D


you need to get out more!

this deal still isnt as good in my eyes as the age old o2 £10 for 300 texts and £10 credit?
#16
deanos;2793463
ive been with Asda for quite a while now and not heard anyything about the price changes

On the face of its not that much of a saving, they are just getting rid of the 16p and 10p starting rates



Well, that's why I told you.

"It's not much of a saving" - I was alerting people to the cheapest PAYG deal on the market.
#17
Robotochan
It's... ****2937663 which in predictive text is: ****AWESOME :-D




I am equally sad.

I am the director of a software company - and my number was my age in binary.

100 101

IT WAS A PRESENT!!!!
#18


FROM THE TORYGRAPH


By Jessica Salter
Last Updated: 9:07AM BST 21 Aug 2008


Supermarkets battle to cut mobile phone costs
Asda has become the latest supermarket to wade in on the mobile phone price wars by halving its pay-as-you-go charges.

The supermarket will cut its flat-rate calls from 16p to 8p and the price of text messages from 5p to 4p from September 1.

Traditional mobile phone operators, like O2, Orange and T-Mobile have all increased their pay-as-you-go tariffs and Vodaphone is set to increase its minimum call charge for its pay-as-you-go customers by 30 per cent.

Ikea, the Swedish furniture company, introduced a mobile phone package for members of its loyalty card scheme earlier this month, with calls at 9p per minute. Asda, which has 150,000 mobile phone customers and uses the Vodaphone network now claims to be the cheapest pay-as-you-go operator in the country.

Craig Thirkell, buying manager for Asda Mobile, said: "We've been working on this (phone offer) since we saw the downturn in the economy. We wanted to offer a transparent tariff with no hidden costs as customers are strapped for cash."

But Tesco Mobile, which already has 1.5 million customers, said that its service is still the best value.

Using the 02 network, Tesco charges 20p a minute for calls and 10p for texts. But customers can make half-price calls to their favourite five numbers, which account for about 80 per cent of calls made by the average mobile user.

Tesco Mobile customers also receive 150 free minutes or 500 free texts if they top up by £15 a month.

The supermarkets are fighting over Britain's estimated 47 million pay-as-you-go users. Industry experts say that while they use traditional mobile phone companies' networks, they can afford to undercut them because the supermarkets are keen to encourage brand loyalty rather than just make money.

Asda will still however make about 6p per minute from calls to landlines.
#19
so with tesco you get 150 mins 500 texts and £15 of credit all for £15?

edit: no just looked and its either texts or minutes ..... http://www.tesco.com/mobilenetwork/shop/?page=tariffinfo

edit 2: as you put! d'oh, I should learn to read :lol:
#20
Vodafone sim only deal online £20 a month (1 month rolling contract which means you give a months notice and you're free) for 600 anytime mins, unlimited texts, unlimited mobile internet.
#21
Would an Asda phone work with a vodafone sim card without having to unlock it?
#22
Good deal when the price plan comes in to effect on 1st September 2008.

Let's wait and see if Asda start giving away free Sim cards !

Tesco is already giving away free Sim cards.

Will Asda follow suit ?

I'm going to wait and see !
#23
Christmasshopper
Would an Asda phone work with a vodafone sim card without having to unlock it?


Yes.

O2 should work on Tesco too.

Virgin works on T-mobile.
#24
Christmasshopper
Would an Asda phone work with a vodafone sim card without having to unlock it?


Tesco uses the O2 network. O2 sim does not work in a Tesco mobile. I suspect it is the same with Asda and Vodafone.

I believe that vodafone will unlock your vodafone mobiles for free (under certain conditions).

Check out - for more information:

http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=371
#25
Virgin will work in Tesco Locked Phone I know as I'm doing so I also believe T Mobile will as they are both on T mobile Network
#26
its Marc;2793595

this deal still isnt as good in my eyes as the age old o2 £10 for 300 texts and £10 credit?

I agree but this is better if you only use the phone occasionally:thumbsup:
#27
So will I be able to port my existing Virgin PAYG number to this new asda service?

I just got an e-mail today saying that Virgin have changed their pricing structure - minimum cost per all is 15p (was 5p), but still 15p per minute. So you do a quick 10 second call to the wife, and the minimum cost is 15p instead of what used to be 5.

I want to move anyhow as the reception on T-mobile/Virgin is really **** poor - I am sure Vodafone will be better. I'd just like to keep my current number.
#28
I don't see why not contact Virgin and request your pak code to port to asda
#29
ibiza
Yes.

O2 should work on Tesco too.

Virgin works on T-mobile.


I have tried an O2 Sim in a Tesco mobile.

It does not work ! You get a Sim not valid message !
#30
How about GPRS - i like to use this occasionally (football on a Sat) and the odd other thing.
Spend about 75p a month on calls and 50p on texts so a low user.
Currently on vodafone unlocked phone (N73 with TomTom and its great) use it much more for mp3 and satnav.
Dont want to line vodafones pockets :) (joke on my usage) but shop in Asda weekly so could be good.

steve
#31
mrbill
So will I be able to port my existing Virgin PAYG number to this new asda service?

I just got an e-mail today saying that Virgin have changed their pricing structure - minimum cost per all is 15p (was 5p), but still 15p per minute. So you do a quick 10 second call to the wife, and the minimum cost is 15p instead of what used to be 5.

I want to move anyhow as the reception on T-mobile/Virgin is really **** poor - I am sure Vodafone will be better. I'd just like to keep my current number.


Contact Virgin Mobile Customer Services and ask for your PAC Code.

They have to supply by law so that you can port your number over to another mobile service provider.

Give the PAC Code to your new service provider and they will transfer your number over.
#32
is there a time limit on your credit with this deal
#33
Once again an offer from a store that has few outlets in my area - 55 mile round trip! Bah!
#34
dogsballs;2794885
is there a time limit on your credit with this deal


No.

Godspeed
Once again an offer from a store that has few outlets in my area - 55 mile round trip! Bah!

It doesn't matter, there's no need to go to a store. Just order a SIM online and you can top up over the phone, that's what I did.
#35
ibiza;2794154
I am equally sad.

I am the director of a software company - and my number was my age in binary.

100 101

IT WAS A PRESENT!!!!

NOW THATS COOL,

ive got a ok'ish number that has 535457 at the end
#36
does anyone know what the minnimum connection charge is for asda,
i think its 5p for tesco.
thanks
#37
Mav01;2794785
Contact Virgin Mobile Customer Services and ask for your PAC Code.
They have to supply by law so that you can port your number over to another mobile service provider.
Give the PAC Code to your new service provider and they will transfer your number over.

I'm having severe problems with O2 through carphone warehouse at the moment. Asked for PAC code over a week ago and been chasing them up, still nothing. OFCOM state they must supply a PAC code within 48 hours (From Sept next year within 2 hours) so I have registered a complaint with them. The number is 0207 981 3040 if anyone else gets an @rsey supplier who isn't fulfilling the OFCOM requirement.
#38
ibiza;2794154
I am equally sad.

I am the director of a software company - and my number was my age in binary.

100 101

IT WAS A PRESENT!!!!

Hmmm...Am I equally sad when my number ends with XXXXX 966 966 on Vodafone network? Almost the devil inside me. It's just easy to remember the number. My friend's MPN ends with XXXXX 000 000. So much easy to remember. :-D
#39
Christmasshopper;2794511
Would an Asda phone work with a vodafone sim card without having to unlock it?

That depends if your Asda phone was locked to the Vodafone network in the first place. If the Asda came with a Vodafone PAYG sim card then YES it will work but ONLY Vodafone sim cards. If you unlocked it (proper word is called Unlatching) then you can use any mobile phone network sim cards even the ones abroad. Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

H&R added by the way for cheap deal.
#40
mines *****DRUGGS lol :/

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