Talkmobile new pay as you go Happy Hour deal
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Talkmobile new pay as you go Happy Hour deal

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Found 1st Dec 2015
This is Talkmobiles new pay as you go tarrif called happy hour! Seems like a good deal if you make some longer calls i.e to mum or something. I know it might not suite everyone but for pay as you go its not bad even the likes of giffgaff charge 10p min and thats with a minimum of 10p

I know for very light users the delight 3p min is probably better value

Here is the deal

Talkmobile Happy Hour

1. From 1st December 2015 the Talkmobile Pay As You Go Essentials Plan will change to Talkmobile Happy Hour.

2. If you are already a Talkmobile Pay As You Go Essentials customer you do not need to do anything, you will automatically be moved onto Talkmobile Happy Hour.

3. If you’re not currently on the Essentials plan you can still opt-in to Happy Hour. Just talk to one of our team by calling 5888 from your Pay As You Go mobile (calls to our Help Team cost 25p per call).

How it works

4. When calling any standard UK mobiles and landlines you will only pay a 10p connection charge, then the rest of the call is free up to 60 minutes. After 60 minutes you will be charged 8p per minute for the duration of your call.

5. Texts will be charged at 4p.

6. Data will be charged at 2p per MB.

Please be aware

7. Minutes are to any standard UK landline (starting 01, 02, 03) and standard UK mobiles. Calls to Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man are excluded. All other numbers, including non-geographic numbers, call forwarding service numbers, directory enquiry numbers and premium rate numbers are also excluded.

8. Texts are standard UK texts up to 160 characters.

9. Data is UK data.

10. Talkmobile Happy Hour is for your personal, non-commercial use and subject to the Talkmobile Pay As You Go Terms and Conditions.

11. We may vary or amend these terms, but if it’s to your disadvantage we’ll notify you
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Great deal, for some people. (Low users who sometimes like to chat for a while to a few people). Not for the people who talk bo**ocks forever to all and sundry because they've paid for 20 million minutes
per month already - usually sat near me on the bus!!!!
Why cold? It's ideal I feel for low users, or people who don't talk tp many people.
StateofDrama

Why cold? It's ideal I feel for low users, or people who don't talk tp … Why cold? It's ideal I feel for low users, or people who don't talk tp many people.



Maybe those people from the bus, there does seem to be loads of them.
Not one moron or sheep care to explain why cold? Where can you get a call rate as low as 0.167p/min elsewhere? Even 0.5p/min I reckon you would struggle! OP, don't look at the deal temp, look at the list of folk voting hot - they were able to see the good in the deal & you may have helped them. Keep posting. This would be perfect for my mother in law who calls her mum for an hour a week.
voted hot because it's suitable for low users, not the bus folks
I always wonder who these bus folk talk to, I mean your going work, the other person on the phone wtf are they doing
10p an hour is an outstanding deal for a PAYG call. But my guess is that Talkmobile have found that typical call times for Essential plan users are less that a minute ("Train is running late, see you in half an hour") so effectively the Happy Hour rate has gone up from 8p to 10p a minute for these customers.
Added heat
Original Poster
Its true but obviously people don't like this sort of deal and belowtherador is quite right maybe they found thats the case so changed it to this to make more money but then if you gain more customers then you can make more money that way
looks a good deal for some hot from me
Good deal.
WTF, 10p for 60mins chat to a mobile from payg is cold ? me thinks you dont recall 60p per minute rates on Voda/o2 contracts!

WOW! There is going to be a awful lot of disappointed households this xmas ya bunch of scrooge's!!



Ordered sim Sat, received 10 mins ago


Heat added


PS) 10p for 60 mins and possible for EU roaming is not far off - lets hope this priceplan stays till then ;);) Seems a great proactive strike from Voda whilst protecting the V brand
belowtheradar

10p an hour is an outstanding deal for a PAYG call. But my guess is that … 10p an hour is an outstanding deal for a PAYG call. But my guess is that Talkmobile have found that typical call times for Essential plan users are less that a minute ("Train is running late, see you in half an hour") so effectively the Happy Hour rate has gone up from 8p to 10p a minute for these customers.



But now you can ask the person to find your connection options, arrange a taxi blah blah blah without spending 16p in a rushed 2 min call, you can now just hold whilst they figure out info for you.... besides - train 30 mins late, RSVP - in a text for 4p is the savvy way
strewth, ive read these comments and my head hurts....why cold, heat added, added heat, voted hot, nutters on the bus!...the bottom line is that 10p for a 59 minute call onto any network or fixed landline is a no-brainer and to not have a contract hanging round your neck is too good to pass up. My SIM is on its way!
Elsewhere,
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/talkmobile-customers-hit-by-huge-data-bills-in-spite-of-usage-caps-700000391/
https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/is-talkmobile-any-good/
Talkmobile customer service gets a slating. True? Does this matter?
I learned that "Carphone Warehouse, who runs Talkmobile’s customer services" is no longer the case.
Any idea how this is going to be affected by the requirement - known when they launched this plan - that by next summer, roaming should not cost any more than domestic? Surely they can't offer 10p per call flat rate when roaming, which means that to align prices they'll need to drop the 10p flat call charge?

Giffgaff customer looking for his next host now that they're "aligning" their prices with their EU rates (not the other way round).
Original Poster
Well regulaters and consumers think they are clever but no business is going to lose money! Probably the same will happen here the thing is you can move any time and there is no contract so they can do what they like but so can you! When you compare it to 20 years ago you are getting much more for your money then what you ever did then! But the British consumer is never happy even if its free they're not happy
I am a new Happy Hour PAYG customer. Do I have to use (or lose) my initial £10 credit after 30 days please?
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