Free £10 Credit when you top up £10 with PAYG @ O2

Posted 9th Nov 2021
Free Credit: Claim £10 free credit when you order a Pay As You Go sim on a £10, £15, £20 or £30 Big Bundle from o2.co.uk/freesim and activate your sim by topping up with £10 credit.

To claim, activate a new qualifying SIM and then text FREE10 to 21500 within 28 days of ordering your SIM. Text must be sent from and Free Credit will only be paid to, the mobile phone number on the new qualifying sim. 16+ only. No cash alternative. Pay As You Go service terms, tariff terms and Big Bundle tariff terms apply, see o2.co.uk/terms.
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    I guess as soon as the sim arrives you can cancel the plan and ask for the £10 to be credited to the account ?

    After claim it would be £20 credit on the sim.?
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    vassy09/11/2021 09:03

    I guess as soon as the sim arrives you can cancel the plan and ask for the …I guess as soon as the sim arrives you can cancel the plan and ask for the £10 to be credited to the account ? After claim it would be £20 credit on the sim.?


    Yea you would top up £10 and get a bonus £10. You only pay the £10 and don't need to pay any more
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    joe14009/11/2021 09:04

    Yea you would top up £10 and get a bonus £10. You only pay the £10 and do …Yea you would top up £10 and get a bonus £10. You only pay the £10 and don't need to pay any more


    Looks good to me. Can use the credit in Microsoft store / Google play
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    vassy09/11/2021 09:04

    Looks good to me. Can use the credit in Microsoft store / Google play


    You can use O2 credit on those?
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    vassy09/11/2021 09:04

    Looks good to me. Can use the credit in Microsoft store / Google play


    Plus on the PS store as well as far as I can remember
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    NIgelK09/11/2021 09:10

    Plus on the PS store as well as far as I can remember


    May I ask. How can I use the credit on those platforms?
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    joe14009/11/2021 09:11

    May I ask. How can I use the credit on those platforms?


    At Checkout change the payment to mobile billing
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    I've mentioned this to my daughter who got a 'Classic' 3-2-1 payg SIM recently. Not sure if she's set it up yet, but hopefully it'll work for her
    Thanks, OP!
    EDIT - ahh, looks like it might only apply to "Big Bundles" payg SIMS. She doesn't want to jeopardise the 3-2-1 tariff
    Edited by: "sjs31" 9th Nov
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    This has been ongoing for over a year
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    Alternatively, transfer the tenner to PSN account
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    TCB offer £5.25 if you active O2 sim
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    vassy09/11/2021 09:03

    I guess as soon as the sim arrives you can cancel the plan and ask for the …I guess as soon as the sim arrives you can cancel the plan and ask for the £10 to be credited to the account ? After claim it would be £20 credit on the sim.?


    No you can't. As if you top up the sim it will buy the bundle tariff that come with sim straight away.Leave your balance £0. That's what happened when I did mine yesterday.
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    wilsonlin09/11/2021 10:45

    No you can't. As if you top up the sim it will buy the bundle tariff that …No you can't. As if you top up the sim it will buy the bundle tariff that come with sim straight away.Leave your balance £0. That's what happened when I did mine yesterday.


    Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to cancel the bundle and credit the money to your o2 account. I've done it before
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    vassy09/11/2021 10:46

    Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to …Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to cancel the bundle and credit the money to your o2 account. I've done it before


    I don't understand. You have to top up £10 to get the free credit. What are you cancelling exactly?
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    vassy09/11/2021 10:46

    Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to …Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to cancel the bundle and credit the money to your o2 account. I've done it before


    The free O2 sim I've ordered online didn't look like the one I had ordered before. It shows what bundle come with that if you top up. When I googled it seems that O2 has stopped doing the normal PAYG sim anymore.
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    joe14009/11/2021 10:47

    I don't understand. You have to top up £10 to get the free credit. What …I don't understand. You have to top up £10 to get the free credit. What are you cancelling exactly?


    once you top up the money, it will buy the bundle with the sim. the cheapest is £10 which means after the top up your balance will be £0
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    chris8809/11/2021 11:25

    Try 5 or 6 years.


    yeh at least 6 years lol. but not everyone will be aware of the deal so nice to let new people know.


    you can also get £5 for registering on myo2 (if youve never registered on my02 before. but just use a new email address if you have) so potentially a total of £25 for £10 outlay..
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    wilsonlin09/11/2021 10:52

    once you top up the money, it will buy the bundle with the sim. the …once you top up the money, it will buy the bundle with the sim. the cheapest is £10 which means after the top up your balance will be £0


    if you dont want to activate a bundle then order the £30 sim. then when you put on the money and get the bonuses you wont trigger the conversion.
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    Watch them cold calling you to upsell stuff.

    Says "we only use the number to contact you about your order". Pushing it a little

    They call everyday on the number you provide to try to sell you a contract. Put a dummy number in. They dont need it
    Edited by: "cityslicker" 9th Nov
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    vassy09/11/2021 10:46

    Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to …Yes but with out activating the bundle contact customer care. Ask them to cancel the bundle and credit the money to your o2 account. I've done it before


    spoke to a O2 cs all sorted. cheers
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    wilsonlin09/11/2021 13:08

    spoke to a O2 cs all sorted. cheers


    How did you do it? What did you say?
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    joe14009/11/2021 13:10

    How did you do it? What did you say?


    told them I want cancel the bundle refund the money to account.
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    davejb09/11/2021 11:59

    if you dont want to activate a bundle then order the £30 sim. then when …if you dont want to activate a bundle then order the £30 sim. then when you put on the money and get the bonuses you wont trigger the conversion.


    Can I ask why the £30 one doesn`t trigger a bundle purchase please?
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    Keith953414/11/2021 15:35

    Can I ask why the £30 one doesn`t trigger a bundle purchase please?


    the £30 bundle sim needs £30 of credit before it converts to the 100gb data. When you put on £10 and get the free £10 there wont be enough to trigger the conversion. even if you get the free £5 my02 sign up bonus youll only have £25 in total which still isnt enough.. so it remains as regular credit. just make sure to order the 100gb £30 sim and not the others.

    can also get Topcashback and quidco too.. up to 3 a year i think.
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    davejb15/11/2021 01:15

    the £30 bundle sim needs £30 of credit before it converts to the 100gb d …the £30 bundle sim needs £30 of credit before it converts to the 100gb data. When you put on £10 and get the free £10 there wont be enough to trigger the conversion. even if you get the free £5 my02 sign up bonus youll only have £25 in total which still isnt enough.. so it remains as regular credit. just make sure to order the 100gb £30 sim and not the others. can also get Topcashback and quidco too.. up to 3 a year i think.


    So its arrived and says it needs a £30 credit as a minimum?

    Maybe somethings changed?
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    Keith953416/11/2021 12:08

    So its arrived and says it needs a £30 credit as a minimum?Maybe …So its arrived and says it needs a £30 credit as a minimum?Maybe somethings changed?


    I topped up £10 and I got £10 bonus
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    joe14016/11/2021 12:08

    I topped up £10 and I got £10 bonus


    Was that after ORDERING the £30 as detailed above?
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    Keith953416/11/2021 12:10

    Was that after ORDERING the £30 as detailed above?


    No the £10 bundle
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    Keith953416/11/2021 12:08

    So its arrived and says it needs a £30 credit as a minimum?Maybe …So its arrived and says it needs a £30 credit as a minimum?Maybe somethings changed?


    yup. been like this for a year or two. 46083659-6XQRL.jpg
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    just make sure when you order it that its the £30 100gb data sim.

    it says "top up £30 and get another £10 credit on us" on the front but thats not true. it only needs to be £10 to get the bonus. which is confirmed in the small print on the back.
    Edited by: "davejb" 16th Nov
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    davejb16/11/2021 12:18

    yup. been like this for a year or two. [Image] [Image] just make sure …yup. been like this for a year or two. [Image] [Image] just make sure when you order it that its the £30 100gb data sim.it says "top up £30 and get another £10 credit on us" on the front but thats not true. it only needs to be £10 to get the bonus. which is confirmed in the small print on the back.


    I topped up £10 for a £10 bonus? So not sure when it's changed because I did it last week
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    joe14016/11/2021 12:23

    I topped up £10 for a £10 bonus? So not sure when it's changed because I d …I topped up £10 for a £10 bonus? So not sure when it's changed because I did it last week


    yes thats correct. i believe keith9534 is concerned that when he tops up and gets the bonus it will convert to the data bundle rather than staying as credit. so was just explaining that its possible on the £30 bundle as it wont trigger the conversion like the £10 £15 and £20 bundles.
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    davejb09/11/2021 11:56

    yeh at least 6 years lol. but not everyone will be aware of the …yeh at least 6 years lol. but not everyone will be aware of the deal so nice to let new people know.you can also get £5 for registering on myo2 (if youve never registered on my02 before. but just use a new email address if you have) so potentially a total of £25 for £10 outlay..


    You can't top up your psn like that anymore though. It's only in denominations of 10 & you can't alter it like you could before. I'm happy to be corrected though.
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    Do you still get £5 for registering a sim? I topped up 10 then applied the free 10 and was waiting for the extra 5. Now my account says £23...

    Edit. Just got a text now saying my £5 extra has been added. Still saying 23 credit at present

    2nd edit. Now the full balance of 25 is available.
    Edited by: "dilatedpupils" 27th Nov
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    dilatedpupils27/11/2021 11:01

    Do you still get £5 for registering a sim? I topped up 10 then applied the …Do you still get £5 for registering a sim? I topped up 10 then applied the free 10 and was waiting for the extra 5. Now my account says £23...Edit. Just got a text now saying my £5 extra has been added. Still saying 23 credit at present


    i found the £5 from registering takes a bit longer. couple days on average. bit wierd it says £23 though. has it taken £2 for data or some other charge youre not aware of. always make sure youve got data turned off.
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    Tried to top up PSN for £24.9 and that didn't work. Just tried £20 and that didn't work either!
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