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The Peoples Operator unltd calls & texts and 3GB of data for £3.99 a month for the first 3 months

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TPO who piggy back off of EE are doing until 31/12/14 unltd calls & texts and 3GB of data for 3.99 a month for the first 3 months, then reverts to 14.99 a month. Plus 10% of your net spend goes to … Read More
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TPO who piggy back off of EE are doing until 31/12/14 unltd calls & texts and 3GB of data for 3.99 a month for the first 3 months, then reverts to 14.99 a month.

Plus 10% of your net spend goes to a charity of your choice at no extra cost. I ported into TPO a couple of months back with no issues, good 3g coverage here. Still no word on 4g yet from them and no tethering.

Dont forget TopCashBack as well (ten pounds I think)

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#1
I've seen a similar deal before and the regular price is also quite appealing. I'm going SIM only in the New Year if Vodafone don't come up with a decent deal in March when my contract ends so this could be an option. Thanks for sharing!
#2
this reminds me of OVIVO , be careful transferring a number as if they go randomly bust your number is caput!
#3
£12.20 avg a month if kept for a year, £1.22 of which for charity, not a bad deal.
#4
isn't it giffgaff more reliable in the long term?
1 Like #5
jackthabiskit
this reminds me of OVIVO , be careful transferring a number as if they go randomly bust your number is caput!


Different business model than OVIVO, plus when OVIVO did go under you could port your number out still.
Randomly 'going bust'? Could say the same about most providers no?
#6
howardbut
isn't it giffgaff more reliable in the long term?


How so? Not stirring just interested in how GG is better in the long run. Could say the opposite reading recent comments from GG users.
#7
Network choice is more down to the geographic coverage needed primarily although price and stability, both of the network and the company, are important. You generally get what you pay for although the big networks do discount heavily when you threaten to leave. It's the same when renegotiating Sky deals.
#8
TPO are fine and this offer (or similar) comes up every few months. Topcashback or Quidco means effectively three months free or thereabouts :).

If a mobile company goes under I believe they have to release your number to port (no doubt in the rules somewhere).
2 Likes #9
TERRIBLE customer service! I set up 2 of these and it took them 3 weeks to port over the number for the second one! I was always told it would be done within a couple of days of me calling. Then when it wasn't I'd call back, they'd say there was a problem but that it would be done in 72 hours. Again and again...They refuse to put you through to a supervisor/manager and instead they will arrange for someone to call you back. Which obviously doesn't happen.

I was told that I could have the first 2 months for free for all the hassle and being messed around. Then they billed me for each month so I had to call up and complain and get them to remove the charge.

I asked for the voicemail to be shut down and on the same sim they said they were unable to switch it off at that moment.

It's cheap, but be aware of how badly set up this company is. I'm dreading the end of the month when I'm supposed to have had my contract ended - what will they screw up now?

Oh, and FYI, their bill cycles are per calendar month, so if you happen to have set up your contract on the 20th December, your first £3.99 month will be form then till then end up December, so you'll only get 2 full months then it goes to the full price.
1 Like #10
jackthabiskit
this reminds me of OVIVO , be careful transferring a number as if they go randomly bust your number is caput!
*I got my number ported from Ovivo very promptly with no problem.
Needless scaremongering,
#11
Just to add to the above comment, their billing cycle is per calendar month and the bill comes around 16th - I have been with them months and am still not clear if I am paying in advance or arrears :(. If you arrive on a deal I think it is pro rata to move you to their billing cycle which again makes it difficult to work out where you are at with payments/allowances if you are considering switching anywhere. Finally, their online chat can be helpful if and when you finally get through ... unless I have missed it, either all their support staff are called Sam or there is only one person :).
1 Like #12
Nerval
jackthabiskit
this reminds me of OVIVO , be careful transferring a number as if they go randomly bust your number is caput!
*I got my number ported from Ovivo very promptly with no problem.
Needless scaremongering,


+1
#13
woldranger
TERRIBLE customer service! I set up 2 of these and it took them 3 weeks to port over the number for the second one! I was always told it would be done within a couple of days of me calling. Then when it wasn't I'd call back, they'd say there was a problem but that it would be done in 72 hours. Again and again...They refuse to put you through to a supervisor/manager and instead they will arrange for someone to call you back. Which obviously doesn't happen.

I was told that I could have the first 2 months for free for all the hassle and being messed around. Then they billed me for each month so I had to call up and complain and get them to remove the charge.

I asked for the voicemail to be shut down and on the same sim they said they were unable to switch it off at that moment.

It's cheap, but be aware of how badly set up this company is. I'm dreading the end of the month when I'm supposed to have had my contract ended - what will they screw up now?

Oh, and FYI, their bill cycles are per calendar month, so if you happen to have set up your contract on the 20th December, your first £3.99 month will be form then till then end up December, so you'll only get 2 full months then it goes to the full price.

I have been with TPO for a few months now, and I can't fault them. I rang up to get my number transferred and it happened on the day they said it would. They turned my voicemail off over the phone no questions asked and my 3g coverage is much much better than what I used to get with an orange SIM only. I also like how it's capped so I can't go over my data which means I know how much my bill will be each month, and also a small percentage goes to charity. Overall their customer service for me has been spot on, I guess it just depends who you speak to.
#14
We've been with them for a couple of months, can't fault them either. Not bad for the money
#15
howardbut
isn't it giffgaff more reliable in the long term?
Not sure on that. With giffgaff at the moment and service is non existent (and I don't mean figuratively, they don't have CS - just forums for you to blindly help each other out) I've suffered more extended outages than any other operator, and their data rate is significantly lower than the carrier (o2) or any other o2 vmo such as Tesco etc. Even voice calls seem patchy but I can't see that should be any different to the carrier, so maybe just an incorrect perception.

As this works out at £12.20 month, and giffgaff don't really have an equivalent, but somewhere between the £15 -£20 package, I'd say this looks much better. But others above have bad experiences, so you takes your chances.

One thing I will say though is that giffgaff seem to be one of the few that don't charge for 08 and 05 numbers and have reasonable (10p/m) out of package call costs. (though inclusive here for normal calls so not a major issue, but will get charged for those 08 and 05 numbers)

I'm leaving giffgaff soon, but prob won't go for this but TalkTalk, half price for year.
#16
dottie6509
woldranger
TERRIBLE customer service! I set up 2 of these and it took them 3 weeks to port over the number for the second one! I was always told it would be done within a couple of days of me calling. Then when it wasn't I'd call back, they'd say there was a problem but that it would be done in 72 hours. Again and again...They refuse to put you through to a supervisor/manager and instead they will arrange for someone to call you back. Which obviously doesn't happen.

I was told that I could have the first 2 months for free for all the hassle and being messed around. Then they billed me for each month so I had to call up and complain and get them to remove the charge.

I asked for the voicemail to be shut down and on the same sim they said they were unable to switch it off at that moment.

It's cheap, but be aware of how badly set up this company is. I'm dreading the end of the month when I'm supposed to have had my contract ended - what will they screw up now?

Oh, and FYI, their bill cycles are per calendar month, so if you happen to have set up your contract on the 20th December, your first £3.99 month will be form then till then end up December, so you'll only get 2 full months then it goes to the full price.

I have been with TPO for a few months now, and I can't fault them. I rang up to get my number transferred and it happened on the day they said it would. They turned my voicemail off over the phone no questions asked and my 3g coverage is much much better than what I used to get with an orange SIM only. I also like how it's capped so I can't go over my data which means I know how much my bill will be each month, and also a small percentage goes to charity. Overall their customer service for me has been spot on, I guess it just depends who you speak to.

I think you were fortunate mate. Like I said, I've had loads of calls and dealt with a hell of a lot of different staff. Porting a number over and turning off voicemail should've worked for me as it did for you. But the problems only started there.

The plus side was the data is really solid, nothing like the problems that people often complain about encountering when using virtual networks.
#17
woldranger
dottie6509
woldranger
TERRIBLE customer service! I set up 2 of these and it took them 3 weeks to port over the number for the second one! I was always told it would be done within a couple of days of me calling. Then when it wasn't I'd call back, they'd say there was a problem but that it would be done in 72 hours. Again and again...They refuse to put you through to a supervisor/manager and instead they will arrange for someone to call you back. Which obviously doesn't happen.

I was told that I could have the first 2 months for free for all the hassle and being messed around. Then they billed me for each month so I had to call up and complain and get them to remove the charge.

I asked for the voicemail to be shut down and on the same sim they said they were unable to switch it off at that moment.

It's cheap, but be aware of how badly set up this company is. I'm dreading the end of the month when I'm supposed to have had my contract ended - what will they screw up now?

Oh, and FYI, their bill cycles are per calendar month, so if you happen to have set up your contract on the 20th December, your first £3.99 month will be form then till then end up December, so you'll only get 2 full months then it goes to the full price.

I have been with TPO for a few months now, and I can't fault them. I rang up to get my number transferred and it happened on the day they said it would. They turned my voicemail off over the phone no questions asked and my 3g coverage is much much better than what I used to get with an orange SIM only. I also like how it's capped so I can't go over my data which means I know how much my bill will be each month, and also a small percentage goes to charity. Overall their customer service for me has been spot on, I guess it just depends who you speak to.

I think you were fortunate mate. Like I said, I've had loads of calls and dealt with a hell of a lot of different staff. Porting a number over and turning off voicemail should've worked for me as it did for you. But the problems only started there.

The plus side was the data is really solid, nothing like the problems that people often complain about encountering when using virtual networks.

It's a shame that the experience can vary so much, any major issues it's only a 30 day contract so can just cancel (with ease I hope!)

Hopefully you have better customer service in the future if you're still with them.
#18
dottie6509
woldranger
dottie6509
woldranger
TERRIBLE customer service! I set up 2 of these and it took them 3 weeks to port over the number for the second one! I was always told it would be done within a couple of days of me calling. Then when it wasn't I'd call back, they'd say there was a problem but that it would be done in 72 hours. Again and again...They refuse to put you through to a supervisor/manager and instead they will arrange for someone to call you back. Which obviously doesn't happen.

I was told that I could have the first 2 months for free for all the hassle and being messed around. Then they billed me for each month so I had to call up and complain and get them to remove the charge.

I asked for the voicemail to be shut down and on the same sim they said they were unable to switch it off at that moment.

It's cheap, but be aware of how badly set up this company is. I'm dreading the end of the month when I'm supposed to have had my contract ended - what will they screw up now?

Oh, and FYI, their bill cycles are per calendar month, so if you happen to have set up your contract on the 20th December, your first £3.99 month will be form then till then end up December, so you'll only get 2 full months then it goes to the full price.

I have been with TPO for a few months now, and I can't fault them. I rang up to get my number transferred and it happened on the day they said it would. They turned my voicemail off over the phone no questions asked and my 3g coverage is much much better than what I used to get with an orange SIM only. I also like how it's capped so I can't go over my data which means I know how much my bill will be each month, and also a small percentage goes to charity. Overall their customer service for me has been spot on, I guess it just depends who you speak to.

I think you were fortunate mate. Like I said, I've had loads of calls and dealt with a hell of a lot of different staff. Porting a number over and turning off voicemail should've worked for me as it did for you. But the problems only started there.

The plus side was the data is really solid, nothing like the problems that people often complain about encountering when using virtual networks.

It's a shame that the experience can vary so much, any major issues it's only a 30 day contract so can just cancel (with ease I hope!)

Hopefully you have better customer service in the future if you're still with them.

As I said, I'm leaving at the end of the month. I'll be glad to be rid of them.
#19
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howardbut
isn't it giffgaff more reliable in the long term?


Giffgaff is reliable but having been with them for 5 months now I feel the price is same what you might pay across the entire UK network range
#20
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!
#21
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!

Cool story bro
#22
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.Utter Rubbish network!


I used my phones EE mobile internet at lunchtime today and it was fine.

I wonder if I was just lucky........or perhaps..........
#23
EE is ****! Go giffgaff
1 Like #24
sadly no one network has good coverage UK wide.. use common sense and free payg sims to establish who suits your needs best before committing to a contract...
#25
To drifta:
I have been with Vodafone for one of my phones for ten years now and they have always done me proud.
Recently requested PAC code if they could not match this offer.
They bettered it: 12 month SIM-only, Unlimited minutes and texts plus 2gb data for £12 per month!!
Try applying pressure and you may get a good result.
#26
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!

That's a bit of a generalization - as I said, the customer service with this lot has been terrible but I've had zero issues with signal or mobile data.
#27
woldranger
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!
That's a bit of a generalization - as I said, the customer service with this lot has been terrible but I've had zero issues with signal or mobile data.

Everybody on Orange/EE at my work complain at lunchtimes. Nobody can use the Internet on their phones. Yet people using other networks are sat there using their mobile internet with no problems.
My friend is also on Orange/EE and works a ten min walk away and his does exactly the same EVERY lunchtime.
So I stand by what I said. Utter Rubbish!
#28
Psychic
woldranger
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!
That's a bit of a generalization - as I said, the customer service with this lot has been terrible but I've had zero issues with signal or mobile data.

Everybody on Orange/EE at my work complain at lunchtimes. Nobody can use the Internet on their phones. Yet people using other networks are sat there using their mobile internet with no problems.
My friend is also on Orange/EE and works a ten min walk away and his does exactly the same EVERY lunchtime.
So I stand by what I said. Utter Rubbish!

Where I am, Vodaphone is unusable when all the others work just fine, but I don't tell everyone that the network is "rubbish".

Where you are there's an issue, but I wouldn't condemn the entire mobile network just because it's not right for your situation.
#29
woldranger
Psychic
woldranger
Psychic
EE are rubbish. For the last few months mobile internet goes down every lunchtime!.
People NOT on Orange/EE have no problems using mobile internet at lunchtime.
Utter Rubbish network!
That's a bit of a generalization - as I said, the customer service with this lot has been terrible but I've had zero issues with signal or mobile data.
Everybody on Orange/EE at my work complain at lunchtimes. Nobody can use the Internet on their phones. Yet people using other networks are sat there using their mobile internet with no problems.
My friend is also on Orange/EE and works a ten min walk away and his does exactly the same EVERY lunchtime.
So I stand by what I said. Utter Rubbish!
Where I am, Vodaphone is unusable when all the others work just fine, but I don't tell everyone that the network is "rubbish".
Where you are there's an issue, but I wouldn't condemn the entire mobile network just because it's not right for your situation.

Like I said utter rubbish! Use any other network DO NOT USE ORANGE/EE
#30
Hmm, was wondering why this offer was -72 degrees.

Looks like a few bad reviews but there's also a good one. I could probably get round the monthly billing cycle by ordering my sim tomorrow so the billing starts at start of January.

Once the 3 months are up I'll move on elsewhere (Three) and by then hopefully BT Mobile will be a bit clearer on their 4G offering.

I just hope they can Port my number over in time as my PAC code runs out on 13/01/15. Don't want to be paying EE another 30 days.

Agree EE is crap indoors for me (slightly better upstairs).

TCB is £10 and although this offer does come up regularly I noticed it was £4.25 in Oct and £4.49 in Nov.

Edited By: loofer on Dec 30, 2014 19:30

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