SIM only 600mins + Unltd texts + 500MB data £5.50 pm (12 months) for existing customers @ Orange
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SIM only 600mins + Unltd texts + 500MB data £5.50 pm (12 months) for existing customers @ Orange

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Found 4th Aug 2014
I've called customer care today to cancel my current plan and they offered me this one. I don't use much mobile data, so it seems good to me.

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Talk talk had same deal for £3.50 existing customer

Have this but 2000 minutes for £8 with orange

So... how do we actually get the deal.

No data in south east london for 3 days..Avoid these scammers..They only love your money..

Does this apply to existing pay as you go customers?

mchu6am4

Does this apply to existing pay as you go customers?



doubt it. you are the lowest of the low (to them)

500MB is a very small amount of data for what phones eats now-a-days - 2gb at least, otherwise you will find yourself with a huge data bill.

Edited by: "zaax" 5th Aug 2014

zaax

500MB is a very small amount of data for what phones eats now-a-days - … 500MB is a very small amount of data for what phones eats now-a-days - 2gb at least, otherwise you will find yourself with a huge data bill.



Every time I see someone say this, I can't help but disagree. WiFi is pretty much everywhere now- connect to it when you're at home, when you're at work and even when you're using public transport. I'm using a Nexus 5 with over a gig of data, and it's rare when I break 250mb. 500mb isn't a massive amount, but some people make it sound like you'd use it in a day.

zaax

500MB is a very small amount of data for what phones eats now-a-days - … 500MB is a very small amount of data for what phones eats now-a-days - 2gb at least, otherwise you will find yourself with a huge data bill.


My phone eats battery, not sure what kind of phones you talk about? Are you sure you haven't installed the "NSA tracks you" app with live video for the bored NSA employee?
And usually you can set up your contract s.t. you have to buy more data manually if you so desire.
Finally, in my experience 500MB is totally sufficient if you don't do much youtube/video or constantly browsing pictures...

Banned

Would T-Mobile offer something like this if I called to cancel?

HUKDUSER94

Would T-Mobile offer something like this if I called to cancel?



I'm wondering if T-Mobile would offer this after the 1p contract ends in a couple of months.

just called orange and they told me no such offer. only offer available is for 6 month 1/2 cost sim only deal for 9.99 ( 2000 mins and 5GB data with 08 numbers included.)
Edited by: "54mass" 5th Aug 2014

500mb would make me anxious. Phone seems to use that just doing stuff in the background.
If you use things like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat on the to then i doubt you'll want this.

54mass

just called orange and they told me no such offer. only offer available … just called orange and they told me no such offer. only offer available is for 6 month 1/2 cost sim only deal for 9.99 ( 2000 mins and 5GB data with 08 numbers included.)



Orange first have Customer Service
Then 'disconnections'
Then 'refuse to lose' (which is supposed to be optional)

To get something comparable I had to get my pac code and wait a week

I can't help but disagree. WiFi is pretty much everywhere now- connect … I can't help but disagree. WiFi is pretty much everywhere now- connect to it when you're at home, when you're at work and even when you're using public transport.



Like millions of people I live and work in a rural area, i've just switched the phone to wi-fi and nothing has come up, and I could probably drive several miles in any direction and it would be exactly the same, so I think you need to revise that statement a bit.

Rural places in North Wales, Staffordshire, Cotswolds, Scotland, Lake District, Yorkshire, Devon, Cornwall etc do not have widespread wi-fi availability in every town and village, and occasionally even 3G is non existent, so to say Wi-fi is everywhere is incorrect. Or do you think that there is a Costa Coffee or Wetherspoons at the end of every field?

Also, I don't think our 'M' reg 1996 rural buses are equipped with wi-fi, and i've yet to see a NON CITY based bus service which does

Its real swell that your area is equipped with hot and cold running wi-fi on tap and i'm really happy for you, but not everybody lives in London or even a large town, and so their data requirements may be different to yours. Especially if your ADSL speed is less than 1mbps via landline, and I suspect that you would be the first to use more 3G data, and would exceed 500mb using it, if your landline & wifi only delivered 512k speeds!.

Enough Said.









Edited by: "bargainhunter73" 5th Aug 2014

bargainhunter73

I can't help but disagree. WiFi is pretty much everywhere now- connect to it when you're at home, when you're at work and even when you're using public transport.

I live 23 miles away from a town, i've just switched the phone to wi-fi … I live 23 miles away from a town, i've just switched the phone to wi-fi and nothing has come up. Either you need to revise your statement or give me instructions as to how I can connect to this "Wi Fi everywhere" service?



Use wifi in your house?
Or go to any pub/fast food/library/coffee shop/random place and they'll have a password which you can ask for

I got 300 mins, unlimited texts and 1.5gb data for £8 a month.

I just mentioned that Virgin offer 1,200 mins unlimited texts and 1gb data for existing Virgin Media customers.

Genius_Discounts

I got 300 mins, unlimited texts and 1.5gb data for £8 a month.I just … I got 300 mins, unlimited texts and 1.5gb data for £8 a month.I just mentioned that Virgin offer 1,200 mins unlimited texts and 1gb data for existing Virgin Media customers.



to add, the VM deal is £8 as well.

Ordered for my daughter thanks and I agree with the wifi I hardly use my data as am always connected to wifi, heat from me.

If it's difficult for some to get wifi coz of there location then yes the data is not enough, but for some it is so not a bad deal if you can get wifi

Have had my Pac code a week now so gave them a last chance call before I use it.......they told me that there was nothing they could offer anywhere close to this deal.

So good deal if you can get.....

I've got a Virgin unlimited calls and text with 1gb of data for £8.....so off to give them my Pac code.

Banned

On Android (Jelly Bean and above) phones, Settings > Data usage > menu (three vertical dots in the top-right corner) > Restrict background data.

That takes care of Google Now and Google Play Services and Google data syncing and whatever else guzzles its way through your monthly data allowance.

I've been on 500 MB a month for over a year now. The only time I broke about 150 MB a month was when I tethered using my phone in the absence of home broadband for a day or two.

I'm happy for my phone to sync everything . . . when I'm on wi-fi at home or work or friends' or family's homes. Not when I'm out and about, and it's a fair bet that whatever's guzzling mobile data is also going to guzzle battery.

(I also use Xposed Framework with Wakelock Terminator to prevent Network Location Service from guzzling down battery by sheer dint of trying to get location, and I get excellent battery life.)

Edited by: "Scarpage" 5th Aug 2014

i would probably go through 500mb in 4 days its no brainer for me to have giffgaff unlimited data goodybag

bargainhunter73

Like millions of people I live and work in a rural area, i've just … Like millions of people I live and work in a rural area, i've just switched the phone to wi-fi and nothing has come up, and I could probably drive several miles in any direction and it would be exactly the same, so I think you need to revise that statement a bit.Rural places in North Wales, Staffordshire, Cotswolds, Scotland, Lake District, Yorkshire, Devon, Cornwall etc do not have widespread wi-fi availability in every town and village, and occasionally even 3G is non existent, so to say Wi-fi is everywhere is incorrect. Or do you think that there is a Costa Coffee or Wetherspoons at the end of every field?Also, I don't think our 'M' reg 1996 rural buses are equipped with wi-fi, and i've yet to see a NON CITY based bus service which doesIts real swell that your area is equipped with hot and cold running wi-fi on tap and i'm really happy for you, but not everybody lives in London or even a large town, and so their data requirements may be different to yours. Especially if your ADSL speed is less than 1mbps via landline, and I suspect that you would be the first to use more 3G data, and would exceed 500mb using it, if your landline & wifi only delivered 512k speeds!.Enough Said.



I realise what you're saying, but to be honest, if you're living in a rural area then I'd imagine that the majority of the time it'd be difficult to get consistent and high 3g speeds, so therefore you wouldn't be doing the usual streaming of music and video that generally eats up your data requirements. Browsing the web and grabbing your email will be no problem.

The deal is very good and applicable, whether you're based rurally or not.

I fail to see how this is a deal to anyone but the op as it was an offer made to them only.

I was offered 2000m (inc calls to 08XX), unlimited text and 5GB 4G data for £10. Took it....!!

I get ulimted calls & Text and 1.5GB of 4g on EE for £13.00 a month.

A month ago I asked Orange to give me best offer - I was on SIMO 30 days contract for last 5 years at £20 per month getting 600mins and unlimited text but no data (basic nokia phone that lasts a week on a single battery charge). As I was using an average of 30 mins a month I thought I've greatly overpaid for services I was getting for probably last 4 years if not more. Orange has made a little fortune so I foolishly thought they would be very interested to keep me as a customer.
I was offered nothing significantly more than what they advertised on the web (I was after about around 300 mins and 1GB of data on a 30 day deal for about £10). Good riddance though if Orange cannot do it - I asked for PAC, waited nearly 3 weeks, no contact made by the retention team... I eventually chose Tesco Mobile as O2 network has a decent covereage where I live/work, the SIMO price is better than any non-virtuals and I really like the fact you can cap the bill.

Edited by: "Rys_Ochodzki" 5th Aug 2014

mc6701

Have had my Pac code a week now so gave them a last chance call before I … Have had my Pac code a week now so gave them a last chance call before I use it.......they told me that there was nothing they could offer anywhere close to this deal.So good deal if you can get.....I've got a Virgin unlimited calls and text with 1gb of data for £8.....so off to give them my Pac code.




that virgin deal is showing as £12 a month for me on their site... how do u get it for 8? thanks

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madridpaid_the_referee

So... how do we actually get the deal.



Might want to read the description.

Scarpage

On Android (Jelly Bean and above) phones, Settings Data usage menu … On Android (Jelly Bean and above) phones, Settings > Data usage > menu (three vertical dots in the top-right corner) > Restrict background data.That takes care of Google Now and Google Play Services and Google data syncing and whatever else guzzles its way through your monthly data allowance.I've been on 500 MB a month for over a year now. The only time I broke about 150 MB a month was when I tethered using my phone in the absence of home broadband for a day or two.I'm happy for my phone to sync everything . . . when I'm on wi-fi at home or work or friends' or family's homes. Not when I'm out and about, and it's a fair bet that whatever's guzzling mobile data is also going to guzzle battery.(I also use Xposed Framework with Wakelock Terminator to prevent Network Location Service from guzzling down battery by sheer dint of trying to get location, and I get excellent battery life.)



Can't see that setting on my S4 although since May my highest monthly usage was 16mb!! I very rarely use mobile data as on wifi at home and when in town we have loads of wifi hotspots. Also for those of you who are constantly checking twitter, facebook and emails at work......shouldn't you be working !!!

Just called Orange customer care, they have no information about such a deal they told...........!!!:|
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