This months offer from Lycamobile - landline calls 0.83p/min fiver top up. COLD - 45 MINS ON THE PHONE - 3 CALLS & AN EMAIL AS THEY CLAIM ONLY £30 TOP UPS GET THE CHEAP CALLS - AND ALL OTHER TOP UPS ARE 5P FOR LANDLINE CALLS!!! - HotUKDeals
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Lycatel offers never do that well here - as no one regards them as different offer each month - and sees it as something that will increase in price vastly at the 16th of the next month (when the new offers normally start).

Invariably there is always....

1000 free minutes and 1000 free texts from Lycamobile PLUS to Lycamobile PLUS when you top-up for £20.
500 free minutes and 500 free texts from Lycamobile PLUS to Lycamobile PLUS when you top-up for £10.
200 free minutes and 200 free texts from Lycamobile PLUS to Lycamobile PLUS when you top-up for £5. The free minutes and texts will last during the promotional period (normally until the 16th of the following month)

TWO MONTHS AGO - a £20 top up got you £40 credit - making a land line and mobile calls 2.5p and 3.5p a minute respectively.

LAST MONTHs offer was probably their best for me. With a £20 top up was £30 credit - plus 500 UK mins - plus up to 500 mins international (depending on location and if mobile/landline). With the effective £30 credit - this meant 1100 mins to UK landlines (600 + 500) or 428 mins to UK mobiles.

THIS MONTHs offer is more geared towards landlines. 1p a min until the 16th of next month. BUT all top ups will receive a free bonus depending on the amount you top up.
£5 gets £6 in total
£10 gets £12
£15 gets £18
£20 gets £25
£30 gets £40 NOW CHANGED TO £45
There are some other rates too on other top ups, but strangely don't offer as good unit cost.

So a fiver top up gets you 600 land line mins, so 0.833p a min.
Thirty quid would get you 4000 mins - 0.75p per min.

I am only going for the fiver top up this month - as I still have credit left from two months ago, and with your second top up if you register your sim, you get an addition £2 free. So 800 land line mins (which I could never use) but the rest going on international.

The standard prices without taking into account free credit etc are (although monthly offers and free credit often drop these rates)...

UK landlines 5p
UK mobiles 7p
UK texts 9p

International texts 10p
Most EU, NZ, Oz, US, and Canadian land lines 4p
Most EU mobiles 15p

Although not mentioned on the site - the last time I checked with my phone - voicemail was free too.

Roaming rates are not good - so its one to leave at home.
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#1
am i correct in thinking you can use these sims in phones locked to orange?
#2
I think the current offer is not that good espicially compared to TWO MONTHS AGO - a £20 top up got you £40 credit. The least they can do is offer free £10 credit when topping up £20.

As for the thousand of free minutes and texts, that is not really good as most people would use lyca to call abroad.
#3
Their USA rates at 4p per min are dearer than 18185, so that's the country I call most, so guess probably not worth it for me.

International tariffs here http://www.lycamobile.co.uk/lycamobile-plus-rates.aspx?tariff=lycaplus&lang=EN
#4
Worth reading some recent press reports - Ofcom were investigating Lycatel, who I think are the parent company of this service, eg
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/22/mobile-phone-cards-lycatel-investigation

MKD
#5
Very low heat - yet no suggestions of an actual service to compete with better landline prices. TYPICAL! :whistling:

tfish
am i correct in thinking you can use these sims in phones locked to orange?


I am not sure - as both mobiles I have been using them in are unlocked.



jaysexy212005
I think the current offer is not that good espicially compared to TWO MONTHS AGO - a £20 top up got you £40 credit. The least they can do is offer free £10 credit when topping up £20.

As for the thousand of free minutes and texts, that is not really good as most people would use lyca to call abroad.



Horses for courses - its the best deal you will get currently for landline minutes.

The best for me was last months - as I virtually used no credit just using the free international and landline calls, so still have credit from the previous month.

Your last sentence is just plain stupid!


equalityforall
Their USA rates at 4p per min are dearer than 18185, so that's the country I call most, so guess probably not worth it for me.

International tariffs here http://www.lycamobile.co.uk/lycamobile-plus-rates.aspx?tariff=lycaplus&lang=EN


And if your mobile company realises the number you are calling is a 18185 call gateway, and charges it as non inclusive minutes - you are in for a shock! There have been people on here previously asking what to do when the three figure bills arrived.

I doubt if you will get better priced non routed/gatewayed calls.


mk-donald
Worth reading some recent press reports - Ofcom were investigating Lycatel, who I think are the parent company of this service, eg
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/22/mobile-phone-cards-lycatel-investigation

MKD


Parent company, true.

However the prices on the mobile section seem fair and I have not been able to use my entire credit from my first top up yet.

The site is slow in updating, and is still showing the free the number of inclusive international calls for last month.

However, every main UK mobile company has been investigated in the past - so nothing new for a phone company to be looked at - although I don't think Lycamobile themselves have yet.
#6
As of 2 months ago you could not port your number to their new service.
#7
Got it sorted - but too long and too many calls to be acceptable.

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