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Lots of tips for free calls/texts on o2 PAYG!

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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Following on from the o2 free texts, I thought I would share a few tips not everyone knows for o2 Pay&Go.

When you first get your free o2 Pay&Go sim it has the standard calls & texts on it. This is not the best deal if you are a talker like me!

Text your postcode to 22204 and you'll get o2 favourite place - 500 minutes to any UK mobile or landline subject to £10 top up per month.

The bonus is this is meant to work only from your home postcode - but mine works over the whole of Leeds - 5 different postcodes! You know the call is free as it plays 'free call' before the ringtone.

If you've been with o2 over 6 months you can activate o2 rewards - to join text REWARD to 5020. You get 10% back on your top ups credited back every 3 months - so for £30 (£10 per month) you get £3. You can have this activated *in addition* to your favourite place promotion!

*Then* for customers over 6 months old you can have o2 treats in addition to the above - call 2211 (free) to hear what treat you can choose (monthly, no continuing charge). This varies from free voicemail 901 calls for a month, 30 texts, 30 minutes of calls and more.

International callers can select the International Caller Bolt on FREE until 31 September 2007 by texting SAVEMONEY to 21300. This gives discounted calls (see o2.co.uk for more)

FINALLY Pay&Go customers will recieve 50 free text messages (to be used within 30 days) on their birthday - register at http://www.o2register.co.uk (it doesn't have to be your *official* birthday, if you missed out this year....)

By using all the above I get a far better deal for £10 a month than some of my contract friends do on £15-20! Enjoy!

too cool for school!!!
- DAMNOME
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#1
Thanks for all the info voted Hot.
I would like to point out the International Caller Bolt On, Call from the UK to abroad from 5p per minute and text for 10p £4.99 one off payment Call 2425 free or text 'INTERNATIONAL' to 21300 to subscribe.
Saves me heaps txting Ireland and rest of europe just 10p each time.

Not sure if it's same as you've mentioned I've had it for 3yrs now.
#2
Thanks for all that! Will pass details onto daughter shes on O2, voted hot :thumbsup:
#3
had these on my last phone, number had been used by me fore 7 years. Got a new one this year and decided to change my number with the new card so haven't bothered with these again. As it is i only spend £10 on top ups every 75 days so topping up £10pm is a waste of money for me.

Still hot though if your on O2 and spend at least £10pm and didn't know about these.
#4
There is also the new 'Number One' scheme - 500 minutes of free calls to your favourite number. To be used within one month of topping up with at least £10.

Text
"one "
Example
"one 07777 123456"

to 21300
suspended#5
Can the 500 minutes be used along with 300 free texts that you get?
#6
voted hot thanks
#7
Ive been with o2 for about 2 years on contract and this year when i renewed my contract all i got was a simplicity plan, 400mins, 1000 txts £20 a month

If i did this can i keep my line rental number on a pay and go sim and will i still be eligible for treats as i have been wioth them for over 6 months?

Can the 500 minutes be used along with 300 free texts that you get?


last question if i use the 500mins thing will i be able to combine it with the 300txts because if i could that would be all id eva need!

Voted HOT
#8
dcx_badass
Voted cold as it won't ley me get O2 treats and I've been with them 6 years, and topped up £10 in July, and £20 in August.


you need to dial 2211 first THEN top up £10 to get it started.
and it's for 3 months not 6 months to qualify for this.
#9
500 mins are only to o2 mobiles and landline NOT any network as stated in post, offer cant be used with 300 texts you can only have one offer i.e 500 mins or 300 texts not both together
#10
vinnyabdn
I would like to point out the International Caller Bolt On, Call from the UK to abroad from 5p per minute and text for 10p £4.99 one off payment.

http://www.o2.co.uk/termsconditions/currentpromotions
[LIST=1]
[*]The International Caller Bolt On provides O2 Pay & Go customers with discounted international calls and text. General Bolt On terms apply. See [COLOR=#0000ff]http://www.o2.co.uk/terms[/COLOR] for details.
[*]The Free International Caller Bolt On Promotion is being run between 1st August 2007 and 30th September 2007.
[*]During the promotional period, O2 Pay & Go customers will be offered the International Caller Bolt On free of charge if they subscribe to the service during the promotional period. Customers must subscribe by sending a text message ‘SAVEMONEY’ to 21300. Customers will be advised by text message when it has been added to their service.
[*]The International Caller Bolt On pricing and country information can be viewed at [COLOR=#800080]www.o2.co.uk[/COLOR] or is available in store. Prices may be subject to change. Any change in International Caller Bolt On charges will be communicated via text message or on the website. The International Caller Bolt On cannot be transferred to another mobile number or SIM card.
[*]Video calls and MMS are excluded from the International Caller Bolt On.
[/LIST]
#11
My Europe bolt-on make calls while roaming really cheap:thumbsup:
http://o2roaming.co.uk/
35p/min to make calls, 18p/min to receive.
text MYEUROPE to 21300 for free
#12
I've shared this thread with about 5 people this afternoon .

They all say "Thank you very much". Very useful post.
#13
DubDriver
There is also the new 'Number One' scheme - 500 minutes of free calls to your favourite number. To be used within one month of topping up with at least £10.

Text
"one "
Example
"one 07777 123456"

to 21300



Hi, it wouldn't let me do this. I was sent a text message telling me to dial 4444. Where I got lost in all the options. Can anyone help me?
#14
Quaver
My Europe bolt-on make calls while roaming really cheap:thumbsup:
http://o2roaming.co.uk/
35p/min to make calls, 18p/min to receive.
text MYEUROPE to 21300 for free

Surely the new Euro roaming Law brings you to near those figures anyway, that came in to effect end of August
#15
jill2708
Hi, it wouldn't let me do this. I was sent a text message telling me to dial 4444. Where I got lost in all the options. Can anyone help me?


Here's the T&C if that's any help?

Number One terms & conditions

The Number One promotion is open to new and existing O2 Online Pay & Go customers who opt into the promotion between March 29th up to and including 31st October 2007 (“the Promotional Period”) subject to the terms and conditions below.

Eligible customers who opt in to Number One during the Promotional Period will be entitled to up to 500 minutes/month of free calls to their one nominated O2 UK mobile number for up to 3 months from the date that they receive a confirmation text message from O2, subject to a minimum top up of £10 in the month prior to the date of opt in and each subsequent month during the 3 month promotional period.

Customers may change their nominated number once every 30 days by texting CHANGENUMBERONE followed by the new O2 mobile number they want to change to, to 21300 free.

To opt in customers must send a free text message with the keyword ONE followed by their nominated number to 21300.

Customers will receive a text message from O2 confirming when they have successfully been opted in to the promotion.

Existing customers on the Free Best Friend promotion currently receiving free calls to one UK Mobile number are not able to benefit from this promotion.

Eligible customers who do not top up by a minimum of £10 in their first and second month will not receive the Number One benefit in their second and third month. A reminder text message will be sent 48 hours prior to the end of your first month and/or second month if you need to top up.

Free calls made as part of the customer’s Number One allowance will not count towards the first three minutes of the day rates for customers on Pay & Go Talkalot

Any calls made in excess of your Number One Allowance will be charged at your standard rates. When your allowance runs out you will receive a text message within 4 minutes to notify you that your free allowance has run out and you are now being charged for all calls.

Where a customer already has a Bolt On or free allowances such as Talk Anytime that includes voice calls, then the Number One Allowance will be decremented first for eligible calls.

Unused Number One allowances cannot be rolled over from one month to the next.
#16
Text your postcode to 22204 and you'll get o2 favourite place - 500 minutes to any UK mobile or landline subject to £10 top up per month.

So because i have signed up for this i lose my texts?
#17
diverse
Surely the new Euro roaming Law brings you to near those figures anyway, that came in to effect end of August

Yes, but if you don't opt in, then you'll be paying 99p/min.
#18
UK call charges (per minute)

Inclusive minutes 500 mins to O2 UK mobile phones and Std UK landlines from your nominated place, subject to £10 monthly top up
Standard calls1 25p/min for the first 3 mins/day then 5p/min for the rest of the day.
O2 mobiles as Standard calls
Other UK network mobiles 40p
Video calls 50p
Text message 2 10p per message
Picture message 3 25p per message
Voicemail 901 10p per call
WAP via 915000 or +44 7712927927 10p
Browse & Download4 From 1p per page, or buy a Browse & Download Bolt OnTM
O2 Customer Service (4445 or 08705 678 678) 25p per call from O2 mobile
O2 Directories 118402 60p (minimum charge 60p)
1200 Trafficline™ 45p
International calls from UK £1.50 or buy the International Caller Bolt On
International text message 20p per message
Premium Rate numbers from 80p
0500, 0505, 055, 056, 080, 082 15p
07744 / 07755 numbers 25p
070 numbers 50p
0844/0845/0870 numbers 25p
0871 numbers 35p

mins are NOT any network
#19
If you text balance to 20202 using a new sim (may have to do it a few times) i have been doing this to get free games and its worked everytime, you will get free text or minutes dependant on your sim, there are two types one that comes with free texts or free minutes, if its text you get 300 texts, if its minutes you get 50 minutes, you can also get a free game, video, picture and ringtone, you also get the 5mb of wap.
#20
Thanks for the info :)
#21
dcx_badass
Voted cold as it won't ley me get O2 treats and I've been with them 6 years, and topped up £10 in July, and £20 in August.


I hope you're not being serious, voting a deal cold because of a silly reason on your end dosn't make sense.



Very nice post, almost decided to go on o2 until I saw that the 500mins are for o2 only and not any UK network (gf, mum, dad, brother and 90% of my friends are NOT on o2!)
#22
Does anybody know if you can still have the 300 free texts with the ONE scheme - dont want to lose the texts.
#23
daniel168
Does anybody know if you can still have the 300 free texts with the ONE scheme - dont want to lose the texts.


Yeah you can , me and my partner both have the ONE scheme, had it for the past few months it just renews itself, so I top up £10 each month I get 300 txts , free calls to my boyf and the £10 credit, that does me fine !:-D
#24
malibu777
Yeah you can , me and my partner both have the ONE scheme, had it for the past few months it just renews itself, so I top up £10 each month I get 300 txts , free calls to my boyf and the £10 credit, that does me fine !:-D


I was on 300 free text, when I joined ONE they changed me to 50 free minutes (so i get the ONE offer minutes and 50 minutes to any number).

I'm just pointing out that you may have to check whether you have been changed after joining ONE. I haven't changed mine back but I presume that I could.
#25
People, please remember that the number one promo is just that. A promo. It only lasts for 3 months then automatically gets removed from your account. However, at the moment customers are being given the opportunity to re-opt back into number one for a further 3 months after the initial promo period has ended.

DUBDRIVER
I was on 300 free text, when I joined ONE they changed me to 50 free minutes (so i get the ONE offer minutes and 50 minutes to any number).


Opting into number one doesn't change your free online talkalot allowance. I would double check this with CS, and change back to texts if that's what you want.

Originally Posted by dcx_badass
Voted cold as it won't ley me get O2 treats and I've been with them 6 years, and topped up £10 in July, and £20 in August.


If you have changed your tariff recently to an online talkalot to get either the 300 texts a month and/or the number one, then you will still have to wait 6 months again to be eligable for O2 treats. The systems count a change of tariff as starting from scratch again regarding any treats. Although as of last week that qualifying period has changed and it is now 3 months not 6.
#26
Might be worth looking at the o2 online sims as they give 300 texts or 100minutes I think it is.
#27
O2man

Opting into number one doesn't change your free online talkalot allowance.


You mean it shouldn't do! That's exactly why I was pointing out whether by fluke or bug in their system mine did change so it is worth anyone joining ONE to check their allowance hasn't been altered.
#28
Thanks :) Just got 15 free minutes a month for 3 months on my phone and mums phone
#29
Where do you get the "free o2 Pay&Go sim" from?
1 Like #30
Ditto
Where do you get the "free o2 Pay&Go sim" from?


http://freesimo2.o2.co.uk

Which I simply found by going to this sites homepage > "Filter by merchant" choose o2 sims > click "filter deals" ;)
#31
DubDriver
http://freesimo2.o2.co.uk

Which I simply found by going to this sites homepage > "Filter by merchant" choose o2 sims > click "filter deals" ;)



Thanks for that, rep given:thumbsup:
#32
dcx_badass
Voted cold as it won't ley me get O2 treats and I've been with them 6 years, and topped up £10 in July, and £20 in August.


Why vote cold...you need to have topped up every month for 6 months to qualify!!!! :thumbsup: T&Cs ...read them next time before engaging mouth!!!
#33
m-tek
Why vote cold...you need to have topped up every month for 6 months to qualify!!!! :thumbsup: T&Cs ...read them next time before engaging mouth!!!


Where does it say 6 month?
http://www.o2.co.uk/termsconditions/currentpromotions


Pay & Go Terms & Conditions
[LIST=1]
[*]O2 Treats are available to O2 consumer Pay & Go customers who have completed 3 months continuous tenure. An opt-in is required and Treats will not be provided automatically, but new customers can register in advance.
[*]To receive an O2 Treat, customers must have maintained an average top-up in excess of £10 per month over the previous 3 months on a consumer tariff currently available from O2. Former tariffs may also be eligible, subject to technical compatibility. Call 2211 to check eligibility.[/LIST]


Besides, there's whole load of other useful info.
#34
Quaver
Where does it say 6 month?
http://www.o2.co.uk/termsconditions/currentpromotions



Besides, there's whole load of other useful info.


Sorry my bad!!!! 3 month ... I rang up because I couldnt get it and id topped up £230 in 4 month then stopped for 6 month and got refused it!! They actually told me 6 month on the phone ...LOL
#35
m-tek
Sorry my bad!!!! 3 month ... I rang up because I couldnt get it and id topped up £230 in 4 month then stopped for 6 month and got refused it!! They actually told me 6 month on the phone ...LOL

£230!!!:w00t:
#36
I rang up O2 at carphone warehouse to cancel my DD E2save contract - which comes to an end mext month - and they sold me a new contract for 600 mins and 500 texts per month = £480 with 3 x £160 cashback on 4th,8th and 12th presentation of my monthly bill to any CW store (30 days wait for cheque). I would have to keep my existing phone but keep my current number ! They said they would upgrade my current contract until new 12 months contract kicks in next month...... WOW !
#37
Thanks!
#38
MR T
500 mins are only to o2 mobiles and landline NOT any network as stated in post, offer cant be used with 300 texts you can only have one offer i.e 500 mins or 300 texts not both together


r u sure i thought u got both
#39
yes 100% sure look on their website
#40
Cant get the 50 free texts on my b'day - it says I have already registered. But I have just had my b'day and didnt get any free texts!

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