Free PAYG 'Ikea' Family Mobile Sim - Landline/Mobile Calls 9p Per Minuite & Texts 6p Each - HotUKDeals
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IKEA have launched Family Mobile. Full details are available on their site but basically It's a FREE PAYG Sim card with Low call rates. 9p per minute for landline/mobile calls, and 6p per minute for UK texts.

Edit: Although the Sim is Free, It appears there is a £10 minimum top up when you order the sim.

UK Price sheet
Customer prices - UK Comment Price
Carrier services
Voice to UK networks Per minute 9,00 P
Voice to non UK networks See sperate sheet
Minimum charge voice Less than 1 minute 9,00 P
Text messages to UK networks Per text 6,00 P
Text to non UK networks Per Text 16,00 P
Calls to Voicemail Per minute 9,00 P
Calls to 0800 or 0500 Per minute 9,00 P
Calls to 0845 Per minute 9,00 P
Calls to 0870 Per minute 12,00 P
Calls to 0844 Per minute 9,00 P
MMS Per MMS 23,00 P
WAP GSM per minute 9,00 P
GPRS/3G data Per Mbyte 80,00 P
Video calls Currently not supported -
Other services
Call transfer To a UK number per minute 9,00 P
Call transfer to voicemail To 222 0,00 P
WEB text messages Per text 6,00 P
A-number service Subscription 0,00 P
Call Waiting Subscription 0,00 P
Automatic top-up Subscription 0,00 P
Text top-up Subscription 0,00 P
Family Budget
Subscription 0,00 P
Refund of balance Administration Fee
5,00 £

Text balance Per request 6,00 P
More From Family Mobile (Ikea):

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#1
Wow that is cheap.
Even for GPRS per Mb is good, as you would normally pay £3/4 on other networks
The only thing stands out to me is them charging for a text balance request. But its only 6p.
#2
whose network do they use any idea>>>Vodafone??

cheers

Aj:-D
#3
BTW, this is Vodafone.


....I stand corrected
#4
VERY HOT for me! I always get switched off because I only have my phone for emergencies. This tariff is ideal for me. Great find and voted hot.
#5
sicknote;2707121
BTW, this is Vodafone.


Says T Mobile according to various sources on Google
1 Like #6
Who is behind Family Mobile?

Family Mobile is brought to you by Mobile Partners Group in partnership with IKEA FAMILY. Mobile Partners UK Ltd is a mobile telephony company based in the UK and is part of Mobile Partners Group.
Mobile Partners UK is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The service is running on T-Mobile's UK network in the UK, giving customers of Family Mobile the same excellent service in terms of coverage and network quality.
#7
Googling show it's reported that they're a virtual network on T-Mobile and not Vodafone, eg Business Week:
"The retail giant is partnering with mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobile Partners UK for the service, which piggybacks on T-Mobile's UK network. "

Virgin Mobile is of course piggyback'd on T-Mobile also (who's only remaining perk seems to be the free calls to the VoiceMail, an old leftover from One2One (?) and their pricing plans I think).

Really good to see a global player with enough clout (1.4m members of IKEA Family in the UK reportedly, as well as giving one to all their c10K UK staff) to put some price pressure on the 'traditional' mobile providers :thumbsup:
#8
I want to see the instructions that come with the SIM card. What's the betting there's 20 pages in 20 languages?! Good old Ikea - almost tempted but I tried PAYG once and kept running out of credit. Why can't someone do it with auto-topups by DD?

Edit - Wow, they do do auto topups! Now I'm definitely considering it!
#9
Plus the bonus is you can choose your number!
#10
panddda;2707537
Why can't someone do it with auto-topups by DD?

Virgin has PAYG by Direct-Debit and hence you will be only charged for the calls you make and hence no top-up required.
#11
Looks good, although I only top up by about £20 per year so I don't know if I can be bothered for the couple of quid a year (at the most) saving.

Hot deal though!
#12
Got one - but it doesn't appear to fit in the phone - think there's an Allen key missing.:w00t:

Looks a good deal - voted hot.
#13
And if you know of anyone who works for Ikea, then if you mention the staff members new mobile number then they get £10 credit on their sim. maybe they'll split it with you (the benefit that is, you can't share the credit). maybe they would give you £5

All staff got a free Sagem fone with a sim with £5 on it, and a flyer saying sign up as many people as you can.
#14
I can't believe people will still pay for picking up voicemail when Virgin offer it for free and a very low call rate and txt rate on PAYG.

Angof
#15
Does it need an allen key for assembly?
banned#16
Angof
I can't believe people will still pay for picking up voicemail when Virgin offer it for free and a very low call rate and txt rate on PAYG.

Angof


well with virgin you would have to talk for around 10 minutes/day before it was more expensive to use the ikea sim.

if you make calls upto but no more than 5 mins a day .. you would last around 13 days and with ikea around 22 with a ten pound top up.
#17
There are lots of 6789 numbers available if you want something easier to remember.
#18
£22 to transfer to voicemail ??? Shurely shome mishtake .
#19
There's quite a number of 9876 available too.

Is this really free? I went all the way to checkout, and they require minimum £10 credit topup initially. Although the SIM card is free, this doesn't seem like such a good deal...
#20
PaulPoole
£22 to transfer to voicemail ??? Shurely shome mishtake .



it's free to call voicemail..the voicemail number is 222.
#21
boonkoh
There's quite a number of 9876 available too.

Is this really free? I went all the way to checkout, and they require minimum £10 credit topup initially. Although the SIM card is free, this doesn't seem like such a good deal...


Yep its £10, not free sadly.

Total amount to pay: £10.00
Initial credit: £10.00
#22
Shame i cant get Virgins free offer in this area
#23
Asda works out cheaper if you make a few calls a day, 16p for first 3 mins then 8p for the rest of the day, first 3 texts 10p then rest 5p per day
#24
Blimey, some people here seem to want the moon on a stick !
Voted hot hot hot.
This looks to be a superb deal especially with the extra "family" account where you can control your kids spending and block the bad stuff.
Already signed up and will be recommending to all, when Mrs called Orange earlier today and explained she was cancelling contract phone for this they didn't even try to put up a fight. Unless you use phone or text a lot I can't see how anyone could be cheaper.
Only question I have is data rates for Internet, it's not really clear but it may be a viable alternative to T-Mobile contract webnwalk for my business phone.
#25
I like this too:-
Can I keep my existing mobile number? Yes, you can keep your existing mobile number by transferring it from your current mobile service provider. This process is called Mobile Number Portability. It takes three working days to transfer your mobile number to Family Mobile. We will not charge

Just got to get my Sony K800 unlocked - cheers for the post!
#26
Tis a hot deal. Although Virgin payg is pretty good as said earlier.... it's 15 p a min for the 1st 5 mins, next 5 free. Had a free £5 credit sim lying around and used it after problems with 3. Cant believe how long the credit lasts since I was last on payg!

This looks cheaper still.

Simplicity or similar may be cheaper though but thanks for the post, will order 2 for the kids now!
#27
crankup
I like this too:-
Can I keep my existing mobile number? Yes, you can keep your existing mobile number by transferring it from your current mobile service provider. This process is called Mobile Number Portability. It takes three working days to transfer your mobile number to Family Mobile. We will not charge

Just got to get my Sony K800 unlocked - cheers for the post!


It will be worth trying this sim in a t-mobile phone without unlocking it..... Possibly virgin phones too?
#28
Speaking as an ex ikea employee, I am thoroughly ashamed that they are trying to launch a mobile
phone network. Their customer services section is already shameful so I cannot begin to comprehend how stupid a move this is by them. Screw those xxxxxxxxxx xxxxx.
#29
I decided to give this a try, the prices are nice but i think it was the being able to pick your number that won me over
#30
boonkoh
Does it need an allen key for assembly?


have you lost your brain? lol. of course not you plonker lo.l/ :-D:thumbsup:
#31
charliebrown
Got one - but it doesn't appear to fit in the phone - think there's an Allen key missing.:w00t:

Looks a good deal - voted hot.



look at page 45 silly (pn. where allen key is missing "substitute for the attached sim card" ... :thumbsup:
#32
joeymcjoe;2708918
Speaking as an ex ikea employee, I am thoroughly ashamed that they are trying to launch a mobile
phone network. Their customer services section is already shameful so I cannot begin to comprehend how stupid a move this is by them. Screw those xxxxxxxxxxxx.


meatballs !!!:whistling: for those non connected to Ikea it seems a very sound deals. maybe the additional income will allow them to improve the problem ?
#33
panddda
Why can't someone do it with auto-topups by DD?


Would that not basically be like a contract? :?
#34
I got one, but I can't follow the instructions on how to fit the sim very well.
#35
johnson293
Would that not basically be like a contract? :?


Hi Johnson

No it for sure not like a contract, been in and reading about it, you can enable and disable auto topup,just as you like. there are no commitment
#36
Brilliant, I don't use my phone often so the 300 free texts O2 thing doesn't really work for me so this will be much cheaper :)

Plus I love how you can chose your number. My number is AWESOME! ****2937663 Put that into your phone :-D
#37
Looks like cracking deal to me.....

cheers

Aj:-D
#38
Good deal for light users but medium to heavy mobile users would be better off on sim only or contract. I like the 9p xnet calls price that's really good!

Voted HOT.
#39
This is a very good deal for light users, wouldn't surprises me that Ikea decided to use a business model with Text balance Per request @ 6.00 P to fund the business. Most of the other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) will charge for connecting to Customer Services if require account assistance. Some charge a connection fee of £0.20p to £0.25p but you get Text balance Per request FOC (Free of Charge). If you're one the types who prefer to speak to a human operator every time, this deal may be a better choice.
If you concern about going over your minutes & text then setup Automatic Top-up service which will debit your agreed top-up fee evertime you go over £3.00 balance from your already approved/credit checked bank account. This deal is ideal for those who have a bad credit file who have to watch their pennies hence all PAYG tariffs do not involce with credit checks. You have to pay up front before you can make calls/texts. All 12/18/24/36/48 monthly mobile phone contracts including the 1 month Sim Only tariffs will have credit checks involved due to the UK mobile networks have to wait until you complete the calls/texts then itemised usage & charge you for the bill later. In essence like CREDIT, not been paid fully before you complete the T&C's of the contract. You are paying for service at the end of the day.
So this deal is ideal for light users, bad credit file, existing PAYG user who like to try another UK mobile network provider, minimal/limited network coverage in certain areas, user looking for cheaper tariff prices.

How do we keep our prices so low


Our priceplan is straight forward and simple. There's no contract, no monthly fee, no minimum spend. You pay only for what you use - and at a really low flat rate price, of 9p a minute for UK calls, and 6p a text. [COLOR=#ff6633][FONT=Arial]We can offer really low mobile prices because we keep things really simple. So our overheads are low, our costs are low, our administration charges are low.[/FONT][/COLOR]
Our price for UK calls is the lowest in the UK. Don't just take our word for it. Take a look at our Price comparison table to see what a better deal you get with Family Mobile compared to the other UK operators.

And REMEMBER, check out UK/International/Roaming network coverage as well. Not every UK mobile phone network will gaurantee 100% coverage at all times 24/7 including the UK or abroad. Check out their airtime mobile network agreements with other countries as well on what services are available. The service is running on T-Mobile's UK network in the UK, giving customers of Family Mobile the same excellent service in terms of coverage and network quality.

Check their T&C's: http://www.familymobile.co.uk/infopages/terms-and-conditions
Terms and conditions:
1. Definitions
1.1 In these Terms & Conditions, unless the context requires otherwise:
Automatic Top-up" online means the optional Service by which your Account will be automatically credited from your debit card with an agreed amount whenever the balance of your Account falls below £3.00. This service is a requirement if you wish to use our International Roaming service.
2. Commencement and use of the Services
2.7 If you wish to use our International Roaming service, you will need to set up and maintain Automatic Top-up online on your Account during the time that you wish to use our International Roaming Service. Should you wish to cancel your Automatic Top-up online, you will no longer be able to use our International Roaming Service from the time that you notify us. If you wish to cancel Automatic Top-up online, and have been using our International Roaming Service, Automatic Top-up online will remain on your Account for a further 30 days from the time you notify us of your wish to cancel Automatic Top-up online (you will not be able to use our International Roaming Service during that time).
6. Charges and payments
6.7 When you sign-up for the Automatic Top-up service, you thereby authorise Mobile Partners Group to charge your debit card by the amount that you specified when you set up this service if and when the balance on your account drops to £3. This will be done automatically, each and every time your balance falls to £3. We will not seek consent each time your card is to be debited. It therefore works in the same way as a standard direct debit arrangement. If you want to change the amount that is debited with Automatic Top-up, or register a different debit card, or cancel the Automatic Top-up service, you can do this at any time by logging onto 'My Account' on our Website.
#40
Wish I had known about this b4 i topped up my daughters vodafone mobile with £20 credit last week. Would have been really good for her especially as we are all on 3 network.

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