Pay as you go SIM card, 43 minutes, 217 texts, every month - for free.
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Pay as you go SIM card, 43 minutes, 217 texts, every month - for free.

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Found 24th Sep 2007Made hot 24th Sep 2007
Blyk is a new mobile operator that's launched today.

Send a text saying SHOP or FRESH to 82595 (that's 8BLYK) and you'll get added to the list to get a SIM card with 43 mins and 217 texts every month for free.

The catches?

1. You gotta be between 16 and 24.
2. You've gotta have a mobile that will do picture messaging.
3. You'll get upto 6 ads a day texted to you.

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Whats Blyk Invite ?

edi

Whats Blyk Invite ?



Have a look at ]this

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Be good, Dio :thumbsup:

itexted ill tell you if i get a reply

benhorne

itexted ill tell you if i get a reply




Got reply just says
"Wow your keen. invites from fresh arnt out yet, but lyk has your number and will make sure your one of the first to get one"

assuming i get one so ill vote this hot

Hi does anyone have a invite code ?

Why 43 mins and 217 texts? Seems to be strange numbers.

Can't see that they can afford this based on sending out 6 ads per day. Might get one just to see what it's like tho.

wow thanks alot this looks like a great offer if it works lol

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Wonder how long it takes to receive a reply

wierdowoss

Wonder how long it takes to receive a reply


About 3 seconds!!!!

yea i got that message

"Wow your keen. invites from fresh arnt out yet, but lyk has your number and will make sure your one of the first to get one"

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6 ads? yes! it will actually look like someones texting me :-D

haha it says on the site that you have to get a invite from them in your area

Freshers fayre, there was one at my college last week.
Im sure i seen something named blyk. didnt take any notice though.

argh i aint at college umm well hopefully the txt thing works

Seems interesting. Hope it tunrs out to be a honest deal. No small print nonsense.

Will the 6 ads be on your new sim or the phone you sent text for invitation code?

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How do they know where you live just by texting :?

i'll try anyway :thumbsup:

How do they know if you are between 16 & 24?? I'm that young at heart!!!!!!

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familyguy9

haha it says on the site that you have to get a invite from them in your … haha it says on the site that you have to get a invite from them in your area


yeah, they're visiting uni campuses to sign people up. the invites say "text KEYWORD to 8BLYK to signup".

Benjimoron

Why 43 mins and 217 texts? Seems to be strange numbers.Can't see that … Why 43 mins and 217 texts? Seems to be strange numbers.Can't see that they can afford this based on sending out 6 ads per day.



According to reports, they're charging companies 20p to MMS you, 10p to text you, and 2p to stick an ad on one of your outgoing texts. At these rates they'll make £4.34 from you sending texts (217 x 2p), plus between 60p and £1.20 a day on ads they send you (that's between £36 and £72 a month).

Consider that interconnect rates between operators cost about 2p an SMS, 10p a minute for calls, what they're giving you monthly costs them £8.64.

If they're making £36-72 on advertising to you, they can spend £8.64 on you, and still make between £27.36 and £63.36 a month from each user. That's more than a normal network makes on a reasonably expensive contract.

familyguy9

wow thanks alot this looks like a great offer if it works lol



Should do. It's backed by the former CEO of Nokia.

matureking

Will the 6 ads be on your new sim or the phone you sent text for … Will the 6 ads be on your new sim or the phone you sent text for invitation code?



Brand new sim. It'll have a brand new number you choose when you sign up with your invitation code.

loveabargain

How do they know if you are between 16 & 24?? I'm that young at … How do they know if you are between 16 & 24?? I'm that young at heart!!!!!!



Looks like they've got access to something like Equifax eID. They're checking names against electral roll listings and credit files.

Well, i'm not 16 - 24 but I guess it's worth a go to see if they send the sim. I'm just a little concerned that they might send junk text messages to my existing sim number, and I really do not want any rubbish sending to my existing number.

Steve

What network is it running off?

okay do you know when i be sent my activation invite thing and do you get loadsa junk sent to your door?

Benjimoron

Why 43 mins and 217 texts? Seems to be strange numbers.Can't see that … Why 43 mins and 217 texts? Seems to be strange numbers.Can't see that they can afford this based on sending out 6 ads per day. Might get one just to see what it's like tho.




The figures have apparently been worked out through years of market … The figures have apparently been worked out through years of market research into how young people use their mobiles.

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Here's another textable keyword: VICE to 82595 - got from [url]www.unitaur.com[/url]

billbennett

Here's another textable keyword: VICE to 82595 - got from … Here's another textable keyword: VICE to 82595 - got from [url]www.unitaur.com[/url]




that dont work either :x

So they put ads on texts you send out???

Also this is only going to work as long as companies keep on signing up to send ads to you. There are only so many times they'll want you to see the same ad so this relies on new companies to keep signing up who are willing to pay 20p to show you an ad! Can't imagine many companies would be willing to pay 20p to get you to buy a mars bar for example for 30p!

billbennett

Looks like they've got access to something like Equifax eID. They're … Looks like they've got access to something like Equifax eID. They're checking names against electral roll listings and credit files.



If 16-17 year olds can't vote or get credit, I can't see how Equifax/electoral rolls can have their details?

This sounds like what Gizmodo planned to do. I'm sure they went bust or something similar.
Stupid idea imo.

dinosteveus

This sounds like what Gizmodo planned to do. I'm sure they went bust or … This sounds like what Gizmodo planned to do. I'm sure they went bust or something similar. Stupid idea imo.




yea wasnt that called smart ads i didnt rlly understand that ;-)

familyguy9

yea wasnt that called smart ads i didnt rlly understand that ;-)


That was it, Smart Ads. What a strange idea. On paper it seemed good, but when you look at the small print it was a right load of billox. I returned my Gizmondo Sat Nav as soon as I read it.

dinosteveus

That was it, Smart Ads. What a strange idea. On paper it seemed good, but … That was it, Smart Ads. What a strange idea. On paper it seemed good, but when you look at the small print it was a right load of billox. I returned my Gizmondo Sat Nav as soon as I read it.



i only bought my gizmondo cos i liked the look off colours (which i never gota play) but it didnt work with my win98 for some reason. shame really i thought it looked nice but it just didnt work out i took mine back to get the psp

It doesnt seem as if theyre sending out invite codes yet.

There is no-one registerd on the forums on the website so i'd say it isnt active yet, possibly in the next few weeks.

Anyone get an invite code?

I tried VICE and FRESH and got the same message as everyone else.

Sounds like a good idea, i also think the adverts and such will be sent to the new sim card tehy send you, not your currnet one.

You gotta be between 16 and 24
That's ageism isn't it? Illegal I thought.

blyk.co.uk/

Blyk at Freshers’ FayresGet your hands on a Blyk invite and limited e … Blyk at Freshers’ FayresGet your hands on a Blyk invite and limited edition Blyk bag at Freshers’ Fayres across the UK.Week beginning 24th SeptemberBirmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Exeter, Glasgow Scotcampus, Hertfordshire University, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds Met, Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Southhampton Solent, Sussex, Swansea, University College, University of the West of England and Warwick.Week beginning 1st OctoberBournemouth Arts Institute, Cambridge, London Met, Lancaster, Newcastle, Sheffield, University of Cumbria and University of London Union.Week beginning 8th OctoberThames Valley University and York.



Alot of freshers fairs havnt started yet, I know my university one's is tomorrow and I will be keeping an eye out for Blyk, hopefully will pick an invite there.
You can read a blog of the press event at smstextnews: smstextnews.com/200…tml

Blyk is using the Orange network. The messages you receive seem to be quite interesting, eg you will be able to reply to them for free/browse links for free using your phone. Eg: Miss Selfridge, answer the three questions and they will send you a code for 20% off

I sent an sms. But they say that they havent started sending SMS yet. :-(

Nothing at the Freshers Fayre at Bath Spa today.

Boo-urns!

Scribbles

You gotta be between 16 and 24That's ageism isn't it? Illegal I thought.




Only as much as you pay more for life insurance if you're older!

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i'm still waiting for codes too. hopefully they'll start sending them out soon.

yea i really cant wait for dis allways seem to run out off cred

am i right in thinking that what gets given out at freshers fairs is just a bag with a tag attached saying text FRESH to 82595? not particularly exclusive in that case. did anyone actually go? i missed the freshers fair at my uni, i was interested in their stall in particular, but not so bothered if all i missed out on was a tag with info i can get on here anyway...
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