Unlimited 4G Data, Unlimited UK Texts and 500 mins, £12pcm. Lycamobile
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Unlimited 4G Data, Unlimited UK Texts and 500 mins, £12pcm. Lycamobile

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Found 3rd May 2014
I know Lycamobile deals have gone cold previously so I'm feeling a bit nervous posting this...

For unlimited 4G data on £12 a month I reckon this is a pretty good deal. Also comes with unlimited texts and 500 minutes.

Yes, Unlimited is limited to 10GB a month and then you're restricted to 2G speeds after that... It is pretty hard to use 10GB up though!

Uses O2 network so pretty good coverage.

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Can u tether

is it payg

Can not tether. but very good deal heat from me

"Yes, Unlimited is limited to....."

...

so it's not unlimited then is it! false advertising. cold.

Every single company that says unlimited has a 'fair use' / or limited value.

Loads of discussion on this deal the first time it was posted 1 month and 2 days ago here

hotukdeals.com/dea…661

Please please stay away from this company. Worst customer service

Hunt4deal

Please please stay away from this company. Worst customer service


You can say that pretty much about any network provider.

Edited by: "mspychala" 3rd May 2014

Hunt4deal

Please please stay away from this company. Worst customer service



Outside of amazon I have not found another company that offers a good customer service.

Reigan

Outside of amazon I have not found another company that offers a good … Outside of amazon I have not found another company that offers a good customer service.


I agree amazon are very good, john lewis are too.

Mobile phone networks need to learn what the word “unlimited” means. Both Three and Lyca claim to offer “unlimited” mobile broadband, neither of them do.

International MVNO Lycamobile has launched what it calls “unlimited” 4G mobile data but there is a catch. After the first 10GB of data, the speed drops to 2G speeds of 128kbps. This piece of information isn’t shown anywhere on the website and took a call to Customer Services to establish.

Lyca undercuts Three’s “unlimited” £12.90, not just by 90p but with 500 voice minutes and unlimited texts in the bundle. The Three deal offers 200 minutes and 5,000 texts. Although to all intents and purposes 5,000 is pretty close to unlimited – it’s about 10 text message per waking hour.

Three’s definition of “unlimited” is 25GB while abroad – although only in "Feel at Home" destinations like Macau and Indonesia – and around 1,000GB a month while at home in Blighty, though Three notes this is "subject to TrafficSense™".

The Lyca deal is not the first 4G MVNO deal for O2, as Tesco Mobile also offers 4G, but offering “unlimited” data is unusual. Tesco Mobile is 50 per cent owned by O2. Strangely neither of O2’s wholly owned MVNOs, Manx telecom and Giff-Gaff, have 4G available. Both say it’s pending.

Unlimited data is not available from Vodafone, EE or O2. While Lyca is mainly targeted at people who want to make cheap international calls, this new tariff is definitely targeted at UK users.

So while, for the odd 90p, Three remains the best deal for fondleslabs: it charges 30p a minute to landlines and 40p a minute to mobes outside the bundle. Lyca, on the other hand, is very much cheaper as beyond the bundled 500 minutes the call, costs are 5p per minute to landlines, 10 per minute to mobiles on other networks and free to Lyca mobiles.

And all this pre-supposes that you can get 4G coverage where you want to. In practice you may well find the limiting factor is having to use your device where you can get a signal rather than how much data you can use once you’ve got it.
There are ways around tethering on jail-broken iPhone an rooted android phones.. As for customer service i think these are typical Indian call centre so you know what to expect!!!!!.AN 4G ??im not sure its even available in UK from these .An Amazon is by far the best customer service around and from experience very eager to throw money at unhappy customers or discounts.
Edited by: "nexus76" 3rd May 2014

Any1 know if there is a way to check for Lyca 4g coverage areas? Ta
or is it same coverage for 02?
Edited by: "Pateo" 3rd May 2014

Pateo

Any1 know if there is a way to check for Lyca 4g coverage areas? Taor is … Any1 know if there is a way to check for Lyca 4g coverage areas? Taor is it same coverage for 02?

same as 02 so basically no where but main cities

Good price

longbowassassin

I agree amazon are very good, john lewis are too.



I use to think John Lewis' customer service was great, until I ran into a problem with my tablet a week after I got it and they messed me around. I still think its better than other companies like Currys, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's etc but I would hardly say it compares to Amazon.

nexus76

same as 02 so basically no where but main cities

Ta nexus76 probably rules me out then as im beteween Liverpool/cheshire boundary open farmland as my tmobile signals intermitent most days! if i was 2 go 4 this lyca sim any1 know if this offer is going 2b available 4 the long term? Ta

nexus76

Mobile phone networks need to learn what the word “unlimited” means. Both … Mobile phone networks need to learn what the word “unlimited” means. Both Three and Lyca claim to offer “unlimited” mobile broadband, neither of them do.International MVNO Lycamobile has launched what it calls “unlimited” 4G mobile data but there is a catch. After the first 10GB of data, the speed drops to 2G speeds of 128kbps. This piece of information isn’t shown anywhere on the website and took a call to Customer Services to establish.Lyca undercuts Three’s “unlimited” £12.90, not just by 90p but with 500 voice minutes and unlimited texts in the bundle. The Three deal offers 200 minutes and 5,000 texts. Although to all intents and purposes 5,000 is pretty close to unlimited – it’s about 10 text message per waking hour.Three’s definition of “unlimited” is 25GB while abroad – although only in "Feel at Home" destinations like Macau and Indonesia – and around 1,000GB a month while at home in Blighty, though Three notes this is "subject to TrafficSense™".The Lyca deal is not the first 4G MVNO deal for O2, as Tesco Mobile also offers 4G, but offering “unlimited” data is unusual. Tesco Mobile is 50 per cent owned by O2. Strangely neither of O2’s wholly owned MVNOs, Manx telecom and Giff-Gaff, have 4G available. Both say it’s pending.Unlimited data is not available from Vodafone, EE or O2. While Lyca is mainly targeted at people who want to make cheap international calls, this new tariff is definitely targeted at UK users.So while, for the odd 90p, Three remains the best deal for fondleslabs: it charges 30p a minute to landlines and 40p a minute to mobes outside the bundle. Lyca, on the other hand, is very much cheaper as beyond the bundled 500 minutes the call, costs are 5p per minute to landlines, 10 per minute to mobiles on other networks and free to Lyca mobiles.And all this pre-supposes that you can get 4G coverage where you want to. In practice you may well find the limiting factor is having to use your device where you can get a signal rather than how much data you can use once you’ve got it.There are ways around tethering on jail-broken iPhone an rooted android phones.. As for customer service i think these are typical Indian call centre so you know what to expect!!!!!.AN 4G ??im not sure its even available in UK from these .An Amazon is by far the best customer service around and from experience very eager to throw money at unhappy customers or discounts.



That's why I can't see why anyone cares about 4G. With all the silly data caps, it just means if you wanted to "watch live TV on your phone" and all the other stupid things they do on the tv adverts, your months data limit will be used up in a few days

edit: and I meant that speaking about the usual "6GB/month" type deals, not even the fake "unlimited but limited really" deals
Edited by: "dennis123123" 3rd May 2014

I've got one in my iPad and it works fine. Word of warning, you will need to use a phone with a nano sim to get the phone number. Otherwise wait a few days for Lyca to give your number via your PUK code etc by email.

People on the EE network inc T-Mobile and Orange won't be able to call you either in their inclusive minutes. So buyer beware.

I used 10GB+ DAILY! Im so glad I got the Three sim Only deal earlier

Hunt4deal

Please please stay away from this company. Worst customer service



Show me ONE mobile company that has good CS.

Outside of amazon I have not found another company that offers a good customer service.

Try Costco, betters Amazom service!

On Amazon CS. Before I went Prime, I ordered an item before Christmas with a guaranteed delivery date before Christmas Eve. Complained to CS and got a £5 voucher. Again, ordered a Galaxy Nexus, screen wouldn't react to touch. Amazon sent a new one the following day. Allowed me to keep the broken one which I sent back to Samsung for repair. I would highly recommend Amazon for their customer service.

I was on one of their earlier "unlimited" plans - they switch it over to "metered" after about 6.5gig and it blew the £5 credit I had in the account in under 1 second literally. I looked at the billing data that was against the account and calculated that the rate of charge was around £32,000,000.00 per month for continuous data use. No that's not a typo.

So it's no TEETHERING?

Does anyone know if you can use dqta abroad in europe? Had a look on their website but can't find anything.

Does anyone know if you can use dqta abroad in europe? Had a look on their website but can't find anything.

I was on Lyca until few days ago.........left them as the speeds are appalling 3G forget 4G.......oh yes and I am using new iPhone 5S so no problems in the phone.

Stay away........cold from me!

msharif911

Show me ONE mobile company that has good CS.


For me, I would have to say O2. All their call centres are in the UK as well.

xcloose

I used 10GB+ DAILY! Im so glad I got the Three sim Only deal earlier



Watch a lot of TV do we?

Maybe you download a lot of content. Either way that's the reason networks no longer have truly unlimited packages with free tethering. 300GB a month is like an elephant going to an all-you-can-eat buffet - 95% of people use less than 10GB a month between home broadband and mobile data.

Not having a go (far from it), but fair usage caps are perfectly understandable and like the guy who said 5000 texts a month is practically unlimited, so is 10 - 25GB for most people (elephants not included)

Transformers

For me, I would have to say O2. All their call centres are in the UK as … For me, I would have to say O2. All their call centres are in the UK as well.



All of O2's call centres are in the UK? Really?! They certainly don't sound it! & their Live Chat team definitely isn't based in the UK. They are also utterly inept.
For me, Three has the best customer service. They also have the best network speed - which for me is by far the most important thing. O2's network speeds are atrocious.

hot

Anyone know if there are deals like this around which allow tethering?

Or personal hotspot use?

3 is too slow I've left three network and enjoying virgin it's better than 3

No tethering no O2 4G in my area no thanks!

Transformers

For me, I would have to say O2. All their call centres are in the UK as … For me, I would have to say O2. All their call centres are in the UK as well.



In fact, I also have a Talkmobile Contract and their call centres are also UK based and get answered pretty quickly.

It may be cheap for you, but it will not be cheap for anyone calling you from EE, Orange or Tmobile.

fa89

It may be cheap for you, but it will not be cheap for anyone calling you … It may be cheap for you, but it will not be cheap for anyone calling you from EE, Orange or Tmobile.



Exactly. you save but your family and friends pay to call even if they have minutes.

msharif911

Show me ONE mobile company that has good CS.


Virgin Mobile are quite good CS IMHO. Never had any probs with the team and they always helpful.
Edited by: "d3k" 3rd May 2014

If you call someone with Lyca, you will be billed outside your contract minutes. Please ensure if you take Lyca, your family/friends are aware of this. I hate Lyca for this.
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