Post Office Mobile £5 30 day bundle - 250 mins, 3000 texts, 500mb data plus bonus credit with a top-up (expires after 30 days)
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Post Office Mobile £5 30 day bundle - 250 mins, 3000 texts, 500mb data plus bonus credit with a top-up (expires after 30 days)

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Found 15th Sep 2015
I think this is worth flagging up again it being extremely good value for money. A £5 over the counter top up at the Post Office for their "own" mobile phone service spent on a 30 day bundle gets the above, plus £5 of bonus credit that expires after 30 days too that cannot be spent on a bundle but ordinary Post Office mobile call rates should you burn through any bit of the bundle. The call rates themselves are nothing special but the bundles are, imo. Service is provided by EE.

* Note: do not use any credit before buying a bundle

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Spot on service for me,left giffgaff due to very poor signals,joined post office and its been great ,if they keep the prices for a long time and not get greedy ,they will keep customers .keep up the great service.
life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , 500gb £5 month

life-mobile.co.uk/
deanos

life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , … life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , 500gb £5 monthhttp://life-mobile.co.uk/



Whose service do they piggy back for signal?
Bindim_83

Whose service do they piggy back for signal?



Life Mobile is owned and run by EE
For those wanting to know, (like me), what network Post Office Mobile, and Life Mobile uses, they both use the EE network.
For anyone else curious, the customer service is superb out of Post Office Mobile. I've emailed them a couple of queries and they've always come back within a day.

Also, the bonus top-up (first one per month) is great. Put £10 on, get £10 extra. So i've got £10 to spend if I go over my bundle.
Is the data 4g or 3g only
Will be only be 3G signal as EE wouldn't share 4G yet
Thanks..havnt seen this offer before.
Great just ordered 4 sims cheers
deanos

life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , … life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , 500gb £5 monthhttp://life-mobile.co.uk/



completely incomparable, one is a monthly contract, one is PAYG

why is being able to set a cap better? being on PAYG you cant EVER run up a bill, so comparing it to a monthly contract with a cap is next to useless.
shefy

Will be only be 3G signal as EE wouldn't share 4G yet



4g is being introduced later this year, but why would you need 4g with a 500mb limit?
deanos

life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , … life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , 500gb £5 monthhttp://life-mobile.co.uk/



500 GB? 500 MB more like!
Not really worth it for me if it's not 4G but good offer for a 3G service.
eset12345

4g is being introduced later this year, but why would you need 4g with a … 4g is being introduced later this year, but why would you need 4g with a 500mb limit?



Because you have a 2gb bundle for £10pm and a 5gb for £20pm. That would not be a bad price for a 4G bundle providing prices stayed the same of course.
I am on Tesco Mobile. Can anyone say
why I would NOT be better off changing
to the Post Office? Thanks.
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using this myself already for some time, probably the best deal you can get currently+ you arent tied to any contract.
Honestly Im not even able to use the 500mb data if I'm frugal, I had before plan with only 100mb/month and it was just fine for checking emails/quick not-often browsing when you really need it.
If you have no life whatsoever and use your phone nonstop than this probably isnt for you tho.
Wonder how long the sim will take to come. It is the post office after all
Rossmor40

Because you have a 2gb bundle for £10pm and a 5gb for £20pm. That would n … Because you have a 2gb bundle for £10pm and a 5gb for £20pm. That would not be a bad price for a 4G bundle providing prices stayed the same of course.



even with 3 or 5gb 4g will be next to useless, 3g is more than sufficient for streaming / downloading / browsing etc

4g brings nothing to the party with such minuscule allowances, other than better penetration in to certain types of building.
Edited by: "eset12345" 15th Sep 2015
gluke21

I am on Tesco Mobile. Can anyone saywhy I would NOT be better off … I am on Tesco Mobile. Can anyone saywhy I would NOT be better off changingto the Post Office? Thanks.



1. If you own a Clubcard and rely heavily on points earned through your mobile phone top ups.

2. Tesco run off the O2 network. Don't know about you but my sister who's on EE, gets 2 bars reception sitting in the exact same position as me, whilst I get a full 5 bars of reception with Tesco Mobile.

If you're texting and calling sparingly, then stick to Tesco Mobile as the credit never runs out and the rates are cheap.

however if you're topping up every couple of weeks, then you're better off with this deal
eset12345

even with 3 or 5gb 4g will be next to useless, 3g is more than sufficient … even with 3 or 5gb 4g will be next to useless, 3g is more than sufficient for streaming / downloading / browsing etc4g brings nothing to the party with such minuscule allowances, other than better penetration in to certain types of building.



That depends on how patient you are I think. My 4g data connection on O2 is about 20 times faster than the 3G connection is/was and it's the same price per month as 3G. So although I may only be downloading emails, browsing social media and the odd webpage per day I'd rather have 4G than not have it. If the P.O. do the same thing and have 4G the same price as 3G why an earth would you refuse an upgrade.
Free credit seems a bit pointless, would have been great to use it on calls abroad. Still a good deal though.
I've been on this for a couple of months now and I have to say its been a great moneysaver for me. I had a few niggles to begin with setting up payment details but all was quickly sorted and whenever I called their Customer Service I quickly managed to speak to a real person. A complete change from Orange who I was with before whose Customer Service was next to non-existent!
davnav

Spot on service for me,left giffgaff due to very poor signals,joined post … Spot on service for me,left giffgaff due to very poor signals,joined post office and its been great ,if they keep the prices for a long time and not get greedy ,they will keep customers .keep up the great service.



I'm finding the giff gaff mobile data service is becoming very poor. Even when visiting central London, it's excruciatingly slow now. It used to be fine.

However, Post Office basic charges seem higher. e.g. Data @ 10 p per MB, where for 20p on giff gaff, I can get up to 20 MB.
Or texts PO 10 P, giff gaff 6p. I suppose the Post Office bundle would soften the blow. Particularly if the internet connection actually works.



Edited by: "jaizan" 15th Sep 2015
Will any kind of mobile phone do for this Post Office sim card?
I switched to the Post Office (from giffgaff) when somebody posted the deal a couple of months back, and couldn't be happier. Everything went smoothly, I had a minor problem the 2nd month, won't bore anyone with the details but they sorted it very well and the great thing was that when I phoned they answered within a few rings and were extremely helpful, pretty rare for a mobile provider. Also their website is nicely designed, can find everything you need, easy to manager your account and see what you've used. I'm on the £10pm bundle and its good value

shefy

Will be only be 3G signal as EE wouldn't share 4G yet



​haven't they already shared 4g with BT Mobile who piggy back off of EE?
eset12345

even with 3 or 5gb 4g will be next to useless, 3g is more than sufficient … even with 3 or 5gb 4g will be next to useless, 3g is more than sufficient for streaming / downloading / browsing etc4g brings nothing to the party with such minuscule allowances, other than better penetration in to certain types of building.



Yeah, most people really don't need 4G at the moment, I guess that's why most of the marketing for it seems to be based around trying to convince people they need it. Plus it makes me laugh when they offer it with such ridiculously small monthly allowances.

Also, I love how networks keep including it at no extra cost, yet if you look at what they all charge for data compared to a year or two back we're sure as anything all paying extra for it!
Edited by: "Mark43" 15th Sep 2015
Been using this for a few months, great and no problems. Only pain is the minimum automatic top-up you can set up is £10 every 30 days so i have to manually top it up every 2 months instead.
Don't forget that Greedy BT with very expensive everything is taking over EE so expect everything to rise in line with BT high prices soon.
I am dreading their broadband ,phone call and landline costs when they start ripping us off. The rot has already started to show with EE now showing little interest in broadband customers by removing what was a good homepage, news and search facility removed without any warning ,no apologies and no interest from the indian call centre that can take nearly an hour to get an answer from.
davnav

Spot on service for me,left giffgaff due to very poor signals,joined post … Spot on service for me,left giffgaff due to very poor signals,joined post office and its been great ,if they keep the prices for a long time and not get greedy ,they will keep customers .keep up the great service.



i think to move from giffgaff to PO.
good spot
Thanks for posting this. I was considering going with the virgin rolling contract for the same price. I'll just get this instead. have ordered. heat from me.
half a gig of data
it's like we're back to 2003
you'll use that much just turning your phone on
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I've been using this for about 6 weeks. Customer services are not quite competent -- billing is handled by another company and apparently their IT systems break really easily. I've just got my PAC and have ordered LIFE Mobile's £5 30-day contract (500 minutes, 500 texts, 500 MB) to which I will be porting my number rather than using the PO's £5 bundle.

(PO does give you £5 worth of "free credit" with a £5 top-up that you can use even after spending your £5 on the 250 minute/500 MB bundle, but that can't be used towards a bundle or, effectively, services not even covered by the bundle, and if you top up and buy a bundle at the same, time, will expire after a month -- so around the same time as the bundle. So if you use a bundle I'm not sure how useful the credit is, unless you run out of the bundle allowances. Or you could try to carefully use up the free credit before buying a bundle but you'd have to be careful not to overshoot and eat into your paid topup amount, and the £5 "free credit" doesn't seem to go far.)

You can only top up online by £10 or more. You need to walk into a post office to top up by £5.

Half a gig of data a month is plenty for a phone, at least for me -- I seem to use about 300-400 MB a month. The key seems to be a setting on my Android phone to "Restrict background data". Works wonders. (Then again I don't stream music or video except on Wi-Fi -- about all I use mobile data for is things like Google Maps, Moovit, CityMapper and Chrome, and my microSD card is good for everything else..)

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Edited by: "Scarpage" 16th Sep 2015
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deanos

life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , … life mobile is better as you can set a cap imo , 500 min, 500 text , 500gb £5 monthhttp://life-mobile.co.uk/


That sounds really good, but those are just summer prices. Do you know what the regular prices are for bundles?
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effingandjeffing

half a gig of data it's like we're back to 2003you'll use that much just … half a gig of data it's like we're back to 2003you'll use that much just turning your phone on


I get unlimited 4G data at the moment and I only use about 500 mb. I automatically connect to Wi-Fi at uni, home and free Wi-Fi hotspots, so I only ever need it for journeys. You might need a new phone :P
HUKDUSER94

That sounds really good, but those are just summer prices. Do you know … That sounds really good, but those are just summer prices. Do you know what the regular prices are for bundles?



You keep the same tarrif i have been told
Scarpage

I've been using this for about 6 weeks. Customer services are not quite … I've been using this for about 6 weeks. Customer services are not quite competent -- billing is handled by another company and apparently their IT systems break really easily. I've just got my PAC and have ordered LIFE Mobile's £5 30-day contract (500 minutes, 500 texts, 500 MB) to which I will be porting my number rather than using the PO's £5 bundle.(PO does give you £5 worth of "free credit" with a £5 top-up that you can use even after spending your £5 on the 250 minute/500 MB bundle, but that can't be used towards a bundle or, effectively, services not even covered by the bundle, and if you top up and buy a bundle at the same, time, will expire after a month -- so around the same time as the bundle. So if you use a bundle I'm not sure how useful the credit is, unless you run out of the bundle allowances. Or you could try to carefully use up the free credit before buying a bundle but you'd have to be careful not to overshoot and eat into your paid topup amount, and the £5 "free credit" doesn't seem to go far.)You can only top up online by £10 or more. You need to walk into a post office to top up by £5.Half a gig of data a month is plenty for a phone, at least for me -- I seem to use about 300-400 MB a month. The key seems to be a setting on my Android phone to "Restrict background data". Works wonders. (Then again I don't stream music or video except on Wi-Fi -- about all I use mobile data for is things like Google Maps, Moovit, CityMapper and Chrome, and my microSD card is good for everything else..)https://www.androidpit.com/reduce-mobile-data-usage-android




If porting from p/o you will have to get them to do a manual port as the both of there porting numbers start TSL and there system wont accept it
If you could use the free credit for international calls I'd be 'on it like a car bonnet'. I'll stick with giffgaff's hokey cokey deal for now.
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