Co-op Pay As You Go 250mins £5 bundle (no data)
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Co-op Pay As You Go 250mins £5 bundle (no data)

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Found 15th May 2014
Ok this will probably be voted cold as it wont suit a lot of people, as well as the Co-op being in a little trouble of late!
However, it may suit some, especially if you dont want data.

I am a low user of my phone and since Ovivo went bust I have been trying out the Sainsburys sim offer and looking at the supermarket mobile PAYG deals, as I dont want a contract. They are pretty much the same at around 8p a minute and 4p a text. Bundles start at £5 with Asda and Co-op, £10 with Sainsburys.
The Co-op appear to have the best deal for my needs. I can use my phone for occasional use, or top up a monthly bundle starting at £5. For £5 you get 250mins, no data and 30 texts. This is perfect for my needs and beats Asda where you get 100 mins, 2000 texts and 100mb data for £5. Sainsburys bundles start at £10 for £250 mins (though there is a £5 off shopping deal at the moment).

The Co op network is EE.

Sorry I cant comment on the service yet, as I am waiting for my Sainsburys free sims to expire first, but got a sim from my local store the other day and will be using it next - unless any better offer transpires in the meantime.

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Not bad but you could also try the virgin £5 tariff 100 mins, unlimited texts and 100mb data. You don't have to have virgin media service just tick you do it works

Good deal if you don't need data, heat from me.

Voted hot - nice deal. Like you say, good if you are a low user and just using for calls and will use the £5 credit within the 30 days.

Another option is PAYG 3 - with the 3p min, 2p text, 1p mb. The added benefit is that there is no 30 day expiry on credit.

It says on their website that phone and broadband services are supplied by "The Phone Co-op, an independent consumer co-operative based in Chipping Norton, with offices in London and Manchester". So if The Phone Co-op haven't merged with the big Co-operative group then they should be separate and perfectly safe from any trouble(s) that may affect the big group.

thephone.coop/abo…us/

Original Poster

Not bad but you could also try the virgin £5 tariff 100 mins, unlimited … Not bad but you could also try the virgin £5 tariff 100 mins, unlimited texts and 100mb data


The Co-op deal is over twice the minutes. If you dont need data and dont text, Co-op is much better..... for me anyway.

Another option is PAYG 3 - with the 3p min, 2p text, 1p mb


This deal is for those like myself who are not using a 3g phone.

What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out cheaper. Just not sure who is offering a good one at the moment.
Never done it mind, heard it is straightforward, but i might be wrong.

mclassplanet

It says on their website that phone and broadband services are supplied … It says on their website that phone and broadband services are supplied by "The Phone Co-op, an independent consumer co-operative based in Chipping Norton, with offices in London and Manchester". So if The Phone Co-op haven't merged with the big Co-operative group then they should be separate and perfectly safe from any trouble(s) that may affect the big group.http://www.thephone.coop/about-us/



At only £5 without a contract, who cares?

leeparsons

What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out … What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out cheaper. Just not sure who is offering a good one at the moment.Never done it mind, heard it is straightforward, but i might be wrong.



So you don't know who's offering a better deal and you haven't tried any anyway? What a helpful comment - not. This is a very good real deal, not a figment of your imagination so heat added.

If you can't back up your claims don't bother posting.

you can get much better deals if you dont mind redemptions/cashback schemes.The one i am on is 500 mins/unlimited txt/250 mb data which works out less than fiver a month ,I dont need data as i have wifi at home/work.

If it's anything like Co-Op bank... You'll use 5 mins, they will take 15... then fine you for 50 :-)

Soz... I really hate coop (bank) worst bank ever... so won't touch any other coop brand with a rusty pole!!

Haha my wife keeps saying she going to do me a CoOp funeral just to hack me off.

They use the EE network, so I would hazard a guess these might work in an Orange locked phone. Can anyone confirm yes or no ??

Does no data also mean no texts in this deal?

Original Poster

30 texts included. All I need, but obviously not for everryone.

My in laws don't have a clue how to get the internet on their phones so its perfect for them!. Thanks

taiko

you can get much better deals if you dont mind redemptions/cashback … you can get much better deals if you dont mind redemptions/cashback schemes.The one i am on is 500 mins/unlimited txt/250 mb data which works out less than fiver a month ,I dont need data as i have wifi at home/work.



Just to expand on the cashback by redemption deals, I believe the most competitive one at the moment with minutes of 250 or above is mobiles.co.uk Orange Nokia 105 Blue: £4pm after cashback with 500m Unlimited texts and 250MB. I assume there is also potential for Quidco and topcashback off that, but obviously not guaranteed.

Edited by: "premierfella" 16th May 2014

leeparsons

What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out … What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out cheaper. Just not sure who is offering a good one at the moment.Never done it mind, heard it is straightforward, but i might be wrong.

errrr2

[quote=leeparsons] What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That … [quote=leeparsons] What about a monthly sim contract with cashback. That would work out cheaper. Just not sure who is offering a good one at the moment.Never done it mind, heard it is straightforward, but i might be wrong.





I have seen cheaper contracts before, that work out that you can get paid for taking the contract. Basic phone with minimum tariff, you have to make three or four claims back, by sending your bills back on certain months. Couple this with topcashback and you're a winner

Good for the older generation who won't know how to send texts or use data just like my old folks as they only make quick ocassional calls.

So this 250 minutes, it is a bundle that expires one month after purchasing or do the minutes carry over like your PAYG monetary balance?

Original Poster

No the bundles expire after one month, but you can top up as much as you like and use as PAYG - 8p a minute a call and 4p a text, inbetween bundles....Ideal for someone who doesnt use their phone much (yes, us oldies) and then if you have a need to make more calls you can buy a bundle for a month of calls. There are other bundles available if you check out the link.

Amazing how this is hot and my Asda deal of 100mins,2000texts & 100mb was voted cold ! Surely both are good deals for a fiver a month
hotukdeals.com/dea…516
Edited by: "itsadeal" 16th May 2014

ust to expand on the cashback by redemption deals, I believe the most … ust to expand on the cashback by redemption deals, I believe the most competitive one at the moment with minutes of 250 or above is mobiles.co.uk Orange Nokia 105 Blue: £4pm after cashback with 500m Unlimited texts and 250MB. I assume there is also potential for Quidco and topcashback off that, but obviously not guaranteed.



I went for this deal as I,m pretty organised claiming the cashback, only thing is the Talkmobile signal provided by Vodafone seems weaker than a Vodafone original in the same phone. Anyone else noticed this? may have to send it back and go for your Orange deal.

mobiles.co.uk/tal…B13

djk

They use the EE network, so I would hazard a guess these might work in an … They use the EE network, so I would hazard a guess these might work in an Orange locked phone. Can anyone confirm yes or no ??


Yes I have the SIM and you can use in old Orange mobiles locked to that network :-)

Banned

The Co-op pay as you go deal is pretty good isn't it? Also, unlike many networks they charge by the second with a 1p minimum charge, so a quick call costs a penny. Calls to other Co-op mobiles are half price so a good deal for families. One more great thing I noticed is that they have very low rates for international calls e.g. USA/Canada 2p, Australia, Spain 3p (full list at http://payg.thephone.coop/tariffs-and-bundles/international-calls/). And if you do use data it's 5p a Mb or you can get a bundle.

errrr2

So you don't know who's offering a better deal and you haven't tried any … So you don't know who's offering a better deal and you haven't tried any anyway? What a helpful comment - not. This is a very good real deal, not a figment of your imagination so heat added. If you can't back up your claims don't bother posting.



No need to be a grumpy sod, he was only trying to help.

Looks good. Much prefer per second billing.
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