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Virgin Mobile Liberty Sim - 300 mins & 300 text no contract just £4.00 + vat reduction RRP£15

£4.00 @ Sainsbury's
Picked this up in Sainsburys tonight -Virgin mobile Liberty Sim No contract - No obligation to continue 300 mins any network 300 text Comes pre-loaded on card all for just £4 + vat reductions… Read More
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Picked this up in Sainsburys tonight -Virgin mobile Liberty Sim

No contract - No obligation to continue
300 mins any network
300 text

Comes pre-loaded on card all for just £4 + vat reductions.

Original price is £15 so this is a good deal in my mind. Checked stock in other stores and seem to have plenty so should be nationwide.
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#1
Sorry - I need to vote this COLD - after trying to port a number to this type of sim from Virgin - to be told a PAYG sim needed to be ported away from Virgin and then back as the only way of porting onto a CPW virgin offer.

Two PAC requests resulted in the deals changing before the number could be transfered - and then our number being "terminated" despite there being no mention of this in their T&C.

So it might be an OK deal if you get 300 mins and texts for your £4.60, and can get a new one each month. Just don't try porting your number to it.

We called them for 35 mins tonight - the first 5 talking to someone who was clueless, and the next 30 hanging on to speak to a supervisor who never appeared.
1 Like #2
heat added! sounds fantastic!!! and gonna pop into sainsburys 2moro...
which section would i find the sims?
#3
Currently paying £10 month on Libery Sim contract (30 day cancellation period...no minimum term)...wasn't aware you could get one without contract...wonder if it would be worth buying 12?
#4
twinkle
Currently paying £10 month on Libery Sim contract (30 day cancellation period...no minimum term)...wasn't aware you could get one without contract...wonder if it would be worth buying 12?


I was thinking that too.

If you get a PAC code as soon as you activate the sim with them - you can "transfer" the number to an Orange PAYG and get a free tenner credit, for free Orange Wednesdays.
1 Like #5
the sims should be in customer service or at the booze , cigarette counter . Or the mobile section if they have them. Like the sound of the free £10 with orange too
1 Like #6
I'm assuming this is on direct debit basis, how much a month?

Thanks
#7
ok on back of pack it says: pre loaded with 300 mins and texts and enjoy a great deal with no tie -ins
1 Like #8
Ok i have just spoken to a rather pleasant and helpful customer service person who confirmed that this is a special Liberty Sim that does not need Direct Debit details unless you want to carry on and that it comes with the scratch card voucher inside giving the 300 minutes and 300 texts pre loaded. So yes for £4 (less vat) with no obligation and no need to give direct debit details this is a great deal in my opinion. Off to get some more in the morning
1 Like #9
I presume the scratch card comes with a code on it that you enter into the phone.
What's to stop you buying this, and then entering the scratchcard details into your existing payg phone?
That would make it a really good deal:)
#10
bogsdollocks
I presume the scratch card comes with a code on it that you enter into the phone.
What's to stop you buying this, and then entering the scratchcard details into your existing payg phone?
That would make it a really good deal:)

That would make it "Deal of the Century" :P
1 Like #11
Do the mins texts expire anyone know please. voted hot
#12
you have a month from activation i think -as for the payg option might be worth a call
#13
can someone explain to me..i would like to get this for my teenage daughter....do i just buy a few and top them up every month when she runs out..a bit confused..
#14
So this is £4 for the first month and then after that if you want to keep using it then you have to ring up and give them bank details and they will bump it back up to full price?!?!
#15
Basically its a special offer. When you buy this you get 300 mins 300 texts for £4. But after that initial amount, you pay normal Virgin rates.

So technically you can get 300mins 300 texts for £4 every month, if you buy 12 of these SIMs and use each of them for only a month at a time. But then you'll have a different number every month. You can port your number from one sim to the next, but it is a bit of hassle and IMO its not worth the trouble doing it to save a few quid every month.
#16
morpheus
So this is £4 for the first month and then after that if you want to keep using it then you have to ring up and give them bank details and they will bump it back up to full price?!?!


If this is the case- then it is a waste of time. A lot of effort to save £11 as a one off!
#17
Is the scratchcard voucher in the pack tied to the sim? If not you could use it with any exsisting PAYG.
#18
As a comparison to what phone companies are willing to offer; my contract with O2 expired recently, and I was able to get 275 cross mins and 200 texts for £4.77 a month over 12 months.

I had to go through to retentions, but they were more than happy to offer this, without any hassle at all.
#19
ibiza
Sorry - I need to vote this COLD - after trying to port a number to this type of sim from Virgin - to be told a PAYG sim needed to be ported away from Virgin and then back as the only way of porting onto a CPW virgin offer.


I think that's the same for any network where you want to transfer the number to another sim with them. You can't "port" within a network, last time I looked.
#20
I have relatives coming from abroad to stay, they use my home as a base and then travel around the UK. So this would be good as an emergency phone without the worry of them running up a big bill:thumbsup:
#21
Can someone confirm please how long the minutes and texts are valid for. Is it one month from the date of activating the sim?
#22
dca860
If this is the case- then it is a waste of time. A lot of effort to save £11 as a one off!


couldnt agree more m8
#23
Reebok Ron
Can someone confirm please how long the minutes and texts are valid for. Is it one month from the date of activating the sim?


I saw this offer when it was 7.50 and decided to check it out. According to virginmobile.co.uk liberty sim's have no roll-overs so you have to use your 300 texts/mins within a month. Given that I spend less than 3 ukp a month it seemed pointless for me to spend 7.50 and waste 4.50. However at four quid it might be worth going for.

I also note there are (were) quite a few cheap sim deals on ebay
#24
With all the cheap phone offers appearing here for Sainsbury - I took a drive round 5 local larger stores today and in addition to there being no decent mobile offers - none had this sim either.

I think there are too many Sainsbury's offers listed here as in reality they are only in one or two stores.
#25
ibiza
I was thinking that too.

If you get a PAC code as soon as you activate the sim with them - you can "transfer" the number to an Orange PAYG and get a free tenner credit, for free Orange Wednesdays.


How do you get a free tenner credit for porting to Orange then ?:thinking:
#26
simon149
How do you get a free tenner credit for porting to Orange then ?:thinking:


The Duck posted...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/361260/10-free-airtime-when-you-get-a-new-
#27
ibiza
Sorry - I need to vote this COLD - after trying to port a number to this type of sim from Virgin - to be told a PAYG sim needed to be ported away from Virgin and then back as the only way of porting onto a CPW virgin offer.

Two PAC requests resulted in the deals changing before the number could be transfered - and then our number being "terminated" despite there being no mention of this in their T&C.

So it might be an OK deal if you get 300 mins and texts for your £4.60, and can get a new one each month. Just don't try porting your number to it.

We called them for 35 mins tonight - the first 5 talking to someone who was clueless, and the next 30 hanging on to speak to a supervisor who never appeared.


stupid reason for voting cold. From what I understand, you are already on the Virgin network, but want this deal and want to port your number on to the same network. You have NEVER been able to port a number from network A to network A again. The only way to do this has always been port away from network A to network B then back to network A again.
#28
shaggy
stupid reason for voting cold. From what I understand, you are already on the Virgin network, but want this deal and want to port your number on to the same network. You have NEVER been able to port a number from network A to network A again. The only way to do this has always been port away from network A to network B then back to network A again.



They told me I had two options - to go to the Virgin CPW offer - which would mean porting out and back - or to get the new offer without porting - but at a cost of £90.

I have "lost" my mobile number - which was originally one I had to buy - being an extremely distinctive number - which was used as a business number.

Virgin mobile entirely failed to bother with their own terms and conditions - and just made things up as they went along.

It looks like I will now need to go to ADR scheme to resolve things. Which seems pretty excessibe due to a company's inability to read their own terms and conditions, or when asked after claiming something is in their terms and conditions - being unable to say where.

So the deal is COLD - as if you are intending to use it as your main number - and you then lose your main number through there ineptitude - it could never be seen as a good deal.

Its obviosly OK though - if you are doing something like advertising a flat etc, and want to have a number to use to be called on for a month - but not for people to continue calling after its let etc.
#29
Can you buy a PAYG liberty sim elsewhere? I have never heard of it outside of this post! What is the normal cost per month?

Thank you :thumbsup:
#30
bookshifter
Can you buy a PAYG liberty sim elsewhere? I have never heard of it outside of this post! What is the normal cost per month?

Thank you :thumbsup:



I saw them in Tesco - they had an entire display of them a month or so back - they were in CD style boxes. It crossed my mind at the time "how can you buy a £15 box that gets you a contract".
#31
ibiza
So the deal is COLD - as if you are intending to use it as your main number - and you then lose your main number through there ineptitude - it could never be seen as a good deal..


I'm still not sure what this has to do with the deal, which is hot. What happened to you is the exception as porting is very common. I ported out of Virgin to O2 about six weeks ago and it was a smooth process. I hope you get your number back though.
#32
ibiza
With all the cheap phone offers appearing here for Sainsbury - I took a drive round 5 local larger stores today and in addition to there being no decent mobile offers - none had this sim either.

I think there are too many Sainsbury's offers listed here as in reality they are only in one or two stores.


Not only did my local sainsbury's (Kettering) not have the Sim, they don't even sell Sim cards!
#33
Sainsbury's deals should all specify a store - as obviously single stores are being used to clear stock.

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