O2 Classic PAYG from 18th January. 3p minute/2p text/1p megabyte
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O2 Classic PAYG from 18th January. 3p minute/2p text/1p megabyte

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Found 11th Jan
I just called 2202 from an O2 Classic PAYG sim to hear that from the 18th of January, they are reducing the charges of this tariff to match Three's 321 tariff.

That is;

3p per minute
2p per text
1p per megabyte

Good news for low users with 2G devices, or those who would use Three's 321 tariff but need O2 coverage.

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eslick37 m ago

Should it not be in deals as technically it is a deal?My pensioner mother …Should it not be in deals as technically it is a deal?My pensioner mother will be happy, she is still going through the £15 credit she had put on her phone 18 months ago, she called me a few weeks ago which she never does as she had finally gone below a tenner, it’s her main phone as well but does the three rings when she needs us to call her :


I initially posted it in deals but it seems that HUKD feel otherwise. The issue I see with it being posted in Misc is it will not get as much attention and this after all a site about saving people money isn't it?
kickinkez6 m ago

People still use pay as you go?


Yep, I do through choice. works out cheaper for me
It's great news as I use an O2 Classic SIM in the 2G only slot of my dual SIM Honor 8 for backup purposes. BT are my main provider.

However I don't like the wording on the page:

"No data capped. Your Top Up balance will be deducted after every 20MB block of data usage or if the data session is ended (whichever happens first). There is a minimum charge of 1p per data session. The cost of each data session is rounded up to the nearest whole penny. Use O2 Wifi when you're out and about. We have over 10,000 hotspots nationwide. And use your wifi when you're at home to save on your data usage."


So what they're saying is, if you use say 5MB on a quick Facebook browse, then put your phone away and/or turn off mobile data, then they'll deduct 20p instead of 5p. I don't think that's fair.
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preecey40 m ago

It's great news as I use an O2 Classic SIM in the 2G only slot of my dual …It's great news as I use an O2 Classic SIM in the 2G only slot of my dual SIM Honor 8 for backup purposes. BT are my main provider.However I don't like the wording on the page: "No data capped. Your Top Up balance will be deducted after every 20MB block of data usage or if the data session is ended (whichever happens first). There is a minimum charge of 1p per data session. The cost of each data session is rounded up to the nearest whole penny. Use O2 Wifi when you're out and about. We have over 10,000 hotspots nationwide. And use your wifi when you're at home to save on your data usage."So what they're saying is, if you use say 5MB on a quick Facebook browse, then put your phone away and/or turn off mobile data, then they'll deduct 20p instead of 5p. I don't think that's fair.


That's not how I read it.

I read it as, they will charge you for your data usage after each 20MB used, or when you close your data session, whichever happens first. There is no mention of a 20MB minimum. In fact, it specifically says 1p minimum.
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Thanks for sharing @dave80 i've moved this over to misc as info
niceroundpound46 m ago

Thanks for sharing @dave80 i've moved this over to misc as info


Should it not be in deals as technically it is a deal?


My pensioner mother will be happy, she is still going through the £15 credit she had put on her phone 18 months ago, she called me a few weeks ago which she never does as she had finally gone below a tenner, it’s her main phone as well but does the three rings when she needs us to call her :
Original Poster
eslick37 m ago

Should it not be in deals as technically it is a deal?My pensioner mother …Should it not be in deals as technically it is a deal?My pensioner mother will be happy, she is still going through the £15 credit she had put on her phone 18 months ago, she called me a few weeks ago which she never does as she had finally gone below a tenner, it’s her main phone as well but does the three rings when she needs us to call her :


I initially posted it in deals but it seems that HUKD feel otherwise. The issue I see with it being posted in Misc is it will not get as much attention and this after all a site about saving people money isn't it?
dave801 h, 2 m ago

I initially posted it in deals but it seems that HUKD feel otherwise. The …I initially posted it in deals but it seems that HUKD feel otherwise. The issue I see with it being posted in Misc is it will not get as much attention and this after all a site about saving people money isn't it?


And of course you never get a reply for mods @niceroundpound
If its true this is fantastic news. O2 are really good
Great DEAL Wish I could vote it hot. Bet when Three went 3-2-1 it was a 'deal'. Maybe it's only a deal if HUKD are making affiliate referral fees off it.

Add a link to o2 Send Me A Classic Sim page and maybe they will class it a deal!
derekduggan6 h, 13 m ago

Really cant get my head around the difference between a deal or …Really cant get my head around the difference between a deal or information??This topic was moved (a deal in my eyes)Where as this DEAL? (in my eyes is information).HotCHINAdeals continual improvement plan is working a treat


If have thought it's pretty obvious. That deal had a link to a stating it's price.

This one has no verifiable source of information. Unless a mod cares to call O2.
woodface724 m ago

Great DEAL Wish I could vote it hot. Bet when Three went 3-2-1 it was a …Great DEAL Wish I could vote it hot. Bet when Three went 3-2-1 it was a 'deal'. Maybe it's only a deal if HUKD are making affiliate referral fees off it. Add a link to o2 Send Me A Classic Sim page and maybe they will class it a deal!


If it confirms the tariff pricing, then it would be.

What's complicated about this? It's always been the case.
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MSK.1 h, 14 m ago

If have thought it's pretty obvious. That deal had a link to a stating …If have thought it's pretty obvious. That deal had a link to a stating it's price.This one has no verifiable source of information. Unless a mod cares to call O2.



Both of my O2 classic phones received a text about the new rates on the tariff today. That is confirmation enough for most people I would think!
MSK.1 h, 55 m ago

If have thought it's pretty obvious. That deal had a link to a stating …If have thought it's pretty obvious. That deal had a link to a stating it's price.This one has no verifiable source of information. Unless a mod cares to call O2.



as they would with the amazon, plusnet and argos "deals" they have on here recently

problem is there is no consistency and info threads get left to gain heat

hotukdeals.com/dea…026
dave8041 m ago

Both of my O2 classic phones received a text about the new rates on the …Both of my O2 classic phones received a text about the new rates on the tariff today. That is confirmation enough for most people I would think!


Why not post a screenshot or something then, get it moved back?
eslick1 m ago

as they would with the amazon, plusnet and argos "deals" they have on here …as they would with the amazon, plusnet and argos "deals" they have on here recently problem is there is no consistency and info threads get left to gain heat https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/heads-up-40gb-sim-only-deal-deal-5000-mins-unlimited-text-and-all-the-other-extras-goes-live-tuesday-16th-january-2876026#comment-33049683


I don't see what you are getting at. That has an advert inserted a proof, this doesn't.
Is there a limit on how long your credit will last with O2?
MSK.2 h, 12 m ago

I don't see what you are getting at. That has an advert inserted a proof, …I don't see what you are getting at. That has an advert inserted a proof, this doesn't.


That’s a picture off the tinternet from a previous deal, got moved to misc as well must be the sites NY resolut
Edited by: "eslick" 12th Jan
Already posted
People still use pay as you go?
kickinkez6 m ago

People still use pay as you go?


Yep, I do through choice. works out cheaper for me
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kickinkez9 m ago

People still use pay as you go?


Better than your overpriced, brand name, update forcing contract phones!
iBuyWhatIWant6 m ago

Better than your overpriced, brand name, update forcing contract phones!


You dont nedd to purchase a phone to get a contract like my £8 per month with unlimited calls and txt, plus 3 gig data, but it helps if you been with o2 since it was bt celnet
zaheer20039 m ago

​where?


Moved to misc as it’s not confirmed
Excellent deal, as I use 3-2-1 as a back up phone, but three signal very erratic. Thanks for posting!
eslick6 m ago

Moved to misc as it’s not confirmed


​WTF, I got the text, call 2220! I copied and pasted the text message to this post.
Edited by: "zaheer2003" 12th Jan
zaheer20038 m ago

​WTF, I got the text, call 2220! I copied and pasted the text message to t …​WTF, I got the text, call 2220! I copied and pasted the text message to this post.


Look any need for that language really, so did the other poster and had spoken to o2 before then but it was moved and nothing any of us can do about it next time try not to shoot the messenger.
foxes looking after lambs....
For certain people - 321 is brilliant. If you do a lot/medium lot of internet, the MB charge will dominate, and 10 pounds for 1GB of data is not good. If you use, e.g. 100MB of data a month, that 10 pound top up is nearly a whole year. For a secondary and rarely used for, or, for some gaming/out-shopping and browsing, then it can cost as little as 20-30 pounds for a year of connected service. Its not so much the 321, but the cost lasts until you use it up, unlike contract.

If you are the kind of person eating 4-5+GB/month, then this is not for you.

It is good that **finally**, the competition looked next door at 3, and realised something strange is going on.

"Three" signal is erratic - seems good in the city and built up areas, and dire in my house. The "3-In-Touch" app is dire. Whoever thought that to use/register the app, you needed to turn off wifi, and connect to the __non-existant__ mobile connection, needs to be rethinking their career choice.
Yes, agree with you CrispEditor, three signal is OK out and about, but indoors it's very fickle, but as a back up credit, a tenner will last me ages, incidentally, the giffgaff Goodybag I'm on for a fiver suits my needs - 100mb data. 150 mins, and 500 texts, so Payg definitely suits my needs as opposed to a mobile sim or handset contract.
Nothing about it. Fake news
Just seen the other thread that was moved to Misc for some bizarre reason - for anyone saying it's not a deal as it just matches 3G - it is for anyone who gets better service on O2 - *or uses a 2G only phone*

However this bit is concerning:

"If you don't top up, or add a Bolt On at least once in any six month period, your mobile will be disconnected and you'll lose any credit on your account. If you want to be reconnected you'll be given a new mobile number."
Edited by: "Ashe" 12th Jan
George20019111 h, 3 m ago

Already posted


Can you please post a link to it - searched a lot & cannot find it. Thanks!
Ashe10 h, 6 m ago

However this bit is concerning:"If you don't top up, or add a Bolt On at …However this bit is concerning:"If you don't top up, or add a Bolt On at least once in any six month period, your mobile will be disconnected and you'll lose any credit on your account. If you want to be reconnected you'll be given a new mobile number."


It's the same or similar with practically all the mobile networks & PAYG.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 13th Jan
Crossbow52 m ago

It's the same or similar with practically all the mobile networks & …It's the same or similar with practically all the mobile networks & PAYG.


Not really - there's a *huge* difference with saying "you need to top up every six months, even if you don't need credit, and mustn't forget or you'll lose your number and credit" and "you need to use the phone once".

e.g. EE: "You must make a Connection Action at least once every 180 days."
Edited by: "Ashe" 13th Jan
Ashe46 m ago

Not really - there's a *huge* difference with saying "you need to top up …Not really - there's a *huge* difference with saying "you need to top up every six months, even if you don't need credit, and mustn't forget or you'll lose your number and credit" and "you need to use the phone once".e.g. EE: "You must make a Connection Action at least once every 180 days."


You're right, missed the top-up bit - never come across that one before! The usual condition is the one you gave in your EE example.

Edit: Well, that could be wrong according to this O2 Forum discussion - community.o2.co.uk/t5/…375& their own PAYG T&C's (7.1): o2.co.uk/ter…ead

"7.1. If you do not carry out any chargeable activity at least once in any 6 month period your Mobile Phone will be disconnected and you will lose any remaining credits balance on your Account. If you wish to be re-connected after this time you will be given a new Mobile Phone number."
Edited by: "Crossbow" 13th Jan
Anon3211 h, 23 m ago

Nothing about it. Fake news


Not "fake news"! I've had the same notification from O2. New rates apply from 18.1.18.

I think it's great - Mine is used as a spare phone and,of course, for the freebies from O2 Priority
Came in useful recently when my car broke down and I wanted to keep main mobile to RAC free/open!
I still think threes data reward SIM is the best value for rate tarts you get free data with your 321 rates however I move O2 into second place above threes standard 321 SIM because of the underlying 2g network three will never match O2 for coverage. If you have a gold number I suggest moving onto this SIM and that's what I'll be doing
Crossbow3 h, 17 m ago

You're right, missed the top-up bit - never come across that one before! …You're right, missed the top-up bit - never come across that one before! The usual condition is the one you gave in your EE example.Edit: Well, that could be wrong according to this O2 Forum discussion - https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Pay-Monthly/Classic-Pay-As-You-Go/td-p/1045375 & their own PAYG T&C's (7.1): https://www.o2.co.uk/termsandconditions/mobile/on-pay-and-go-our-service-terms-are-worth-a-read"7.1. If you do not carry out any chargeable activity at least once in any 6 month period your Mobile Phone will be disconnected and you will lose any remaining credits balance on your Account. If you wish to be re-connected after this time you will be given a new Mobile Phone number."


It's just concerning that such a statement is presented right up front on the front page of their site about 'Classic PAYG', even if the T&C's linked contradict it - there's something wrong somewhere.

o2.co.uk/hel…-go

I might risk it for an emergency backup phone (although would hate for it to be cut off in an emergency!), but O2 would need to clarify that's wrong and remove it from their website before I'd even consider it for a number I'd want to keep (e.g. my parents have a PAYG number which they use for their bank account security).
Edited by: "Ashe" 13th Jan
Shouldn't this be classed as a deal? It might be the new standard price do others would need to know about it? Does O2 offer WiFi calling on pay and go like Three do?
sjs312 h, 50 m ago

Not "fake news"! I've had the same notification from O2. New rates apply …Not "fake news"! I've had the same notification from O2. New rates apply from 18.1.18.I think it's great - Mine is used as a spare phone and,of course, for the freebies from O2 Priority Came in useful recently when my car broke down and I wanted to keep main mobile to RAC free/open!


Yes i think its good too but there is no info about it at all! My mum would be better suited than 3 as she has a 2g phone. Can you post the text message?
wifi calling is for contract only

i have posted the text message
Anon3231 m ago

Yes i think its good too but there is no info about it at all! My mum …Yes i think its good too but there is no info about it at all! My mum would be better suited than 3 as she has a 2g phone. Can you post the text message?



tonymcg32 m ago

Shouldn't this be classed as a deal? It might be the new standard price do …Shouldn't this be classed as a deal? It might be the new standard price do others would need to know about it? Does O2 offer WiFi calling on pay and go like Three do?

zaheer200352 m ago

wifi calling is for contract onlyi have posted the text message


Thanks OP, I will hold fire and stay with Three
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