OVIVO Mobile are a great little firm offering free SIM only contracts in return for a couple of seconds of adverts when you connect to the internet over GPRS. They run over the Vodafone network and they have just increased their monthly free package to 150mins, 200 texts and now 500MB data so it is certainly a viable package for a low to medium user. All you have to do is buy the SIM card for £15 and the rest is free! If you use more than your monthly allowance then you have £15 of call credit with your SIM (which you can top up - calls are 8p/min, texts are 5p each).
They have some higher use packages with associated monthly costs as well but the real value is in their free package. The adverts really aren't a problem.
Here's the blurb...
Set your Mobile FREE!
OVIVO Phone Freedom
No Minimum Top-ups Required!!!
With our OVIVO Phone Freedom Price Plan, get loads of free usage each month, without EVER needing to top-up your account!
Your SIM costs £15.00 and we send it to you using 1st Class Royal Mail within 2-3 working days. It will work with ANY unlocked mobile phone.
Once activated here on our website, the £15.00 is added to your account, so basically the SIM is FREE!
Amazing value outside of your free allowance
One of the best value networks in the UK, even after all the free usage we give you EACH MONTH!
Also, check out our range of Add on OVIVO Packs, giving you great value additional voice/text & data bundles on top of your FREE Monthly Freedom Allowance.
Even more reasons to join – OVIVO Rewards!
Bring your number to OVIVO – Receive £3.00 of FREE Calling Credit!
Recommend a friend to OVIVO – Receive £3.00 of FREE Calling Credit!
If you top-up regularly, you can earn Price Plan Upgrades!
Click here to learn more about OVIVO Rewards.
Get BlackBerry Service for only £5.00 per month
You will need our BlackBerry add on for Internet & Data Services. It only costs £5.00 each month and we give you an additional 500MB of data to use with BlackBerry services, in addition to your Freedom Price Plan. Click here to learn more.
Please note that ovivo accepts Paypal, at least for topping up. Just go through check out and it's the last option when selecting credit card.
For all those who are confused: This SIM costs £15.00 for the full year.
You will have an allowance EACH MONTH as mentioned above.
Seems the adverts use very little of the data allowance. Just found this Tweet on the Ovivo website:
Michael @aboyonline 12 Jun
@ovivomobile does the advert on opening a browser typically use about 3mb!? My data quickly disappears because of this if its the case?
OVIVO Mobile @ovivomobile
@aboyonline no very low levels of data, typically less than 30-40kB