Ovivo gone forever

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It's really annoying we had no prior notice...

I am not to fussed as I had 5 months for £20 and the missus had 9 months for £15 but my mum just bought a sim a month ago and hadn't got her iPhone unlocked yet so didn't even get to use it at all.

Been looking around and think I will go with Three 321 plan, looks about the best for my usage. Couple of questions though, can I get the Three sim in store and how quickly do they port numbers over(i.e would I have my number back for the weekend)?
 
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Just signed up to tesco mobile, coverage checker is better than talk mobile, sure its 12 month contract but its prices are better out of allowances than Three's and i get 3x clubcard point bonus per month for every pound i spend.
 
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Looks like theres a look up service on the ovivo page incase ur pac code got lost in email. Just got mine that way as never got a email.

ta for that, seems mine must have got lost in the mail as that link provided me with my PAC code :)
im not going to port my number back to Vodafone just yet though, my £25 cashback hasnt tracked so i might return this SIM and apply for another
 
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Did a couple of speedtests just then on GG - with full HSDPA+ signal - 672ms ping, 10kbit/s down, 566kbit/s up, with full 4G - 136ms ping, 243kbit/s down, 925kbit/s up...... I think GG has had their day data wise.

(That is kbit/s not kbyte/s).

Using speed test on my giffgaff phone with a good connection I got 4mb down and 1mb up (3g just outside central glasgow) (ie Glasgow uni)

Which is better than my Internet! =X
 
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I had a think about that but then if you used 200 mins its like 6 quid and if you say texted 100 times during a month then thats 2 quid and say 100mb data could be a quid. All adds up over a month and then you see that them 7 quid deals for sim only work out better even for very light users. Least thats how i thought about it when comparing it to the cheaper sim only deals pm.
 
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I had a think about that but then if you used 200 mins its like 6 quid and if you say texted 100 times during a month then thats 2 quid and say 100mb data could be a quid. All adds up over a month and then you see that them 7 quid deals for sim only work out better even for very light users. Least thats how i thought about it when comparing it to the cheaper sim only deals pm.

who texts these days with whatsapp?
 
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Bit annoying this. My wife bought one for her Dad a few weeks ago. Will be chasing the credit card company I think. Disgraceful from Ovivo. I hope Ofcom can do something and bring these fraudsters to justice. No doubt there must be some creditors who are seriously out of pocket. Scum.

/rant
 
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I've gone for the Free 3 PAYG 321 Sim Card. to replace my Ovivo card.
For low use, non-expiring credit I can't find anything better. I tend to use very little of anything for weeks, then a burst of having to do quite a bit on the go, so it won't be too bad.

Ovivo were perfect for me though. The browsing could be a pain in the backside, with ads interrupting attempts to check train connections in brief windows of mobile access, and it was never quick to load anything, but other than that I had no complaints, given the price.

Still, the 3,2,1 tariff is *miles* better than most other PAYG deals, and before I noticed Ovivo I was very pleased to see it announced. So I am trying to rekindle those positive feelings. :)
 
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For low use, non-expiring credit I can't find anything better. I tend to use very little of anything for weeks, then a burst of having to do quite a bit on the go, so it won't be too bad.

Ovivo were perfect for me though. The browsing could be a pain in the backside, with ads interrupting attempts to check train connections in brief windows of mobile access, and it was never quick to load anything, but other than that I had no complaints, given the price.

Still, the 3,2,1 tariff is *miles* better than most other PAYG deals, and before I noticed Ovivo I was very pleased to see it announced. So I am trying to rekindle those positive feelings. :)

think i'm going to go for the same deal.

i won't be sending any texts. so usage is around 50 mins per month plus 50MB of data.

i use wifi everywhere and whatsapp for messages, when using google maps for sat nav i start it whilst still connected to the internet.
 
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Can someone tell me if my 2G/3G GSM:900/1800MHz,WCDMA:2100MHz phone is ok with 3s DC-HSDPA please.

Just looked at 3s coverage and it's not as good as voda :(
 

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Mrs ported her number to Three today.

Three 3-2-1 tarrif is by far the next best thing to use.
 
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I have moved to the Talkmobile £7 a month deal for now. 10p more than the Three one but buys you more minutes and a rolling renewal so I can leave for a better deal later. Less texts but with Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger 500 is plenty for myself.
 

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Some nice deals over the last few pages I just rounded them up here:

6 months half price:£3.75 pm @ 12 months contract gets you 500mins/unlimited text/1gb internet
6 months half price:£5 pm @ 1 months contract gets you 500mins/unlimited text/1gb internet
http://sales.talktalk.co.uk/product/mobile


simple 7:£7 pm @ 1 months contract gets you 250mins/5000text/500meg internet
http://talkmobile.co.uk/tariffs/tariff-finder#product_type:SIM,deal_effectivecost:[0%20TO%209.99],tariff_freeminutes:[0%20TO%20300],tariff_data:[300%20TO%20500]


simple 5:£5 pm @ 1 months contract gets you 100mins/100text/100meg internet
http://talkmobile.co.uk/tariffs/TKMTK5S

tesco sim:£10 pm @ 12 months contract gets you 1000mins/5000text/1gb internet
also
tesco sim:£7.50 pm @ 12 months contract gets you 250mins/5000text/500meg internet
http://shop.tescomobile.com/mobile-phones/Tesco+Mobile/StandardMicro+SIM/tariff

So far am liking talktalks half price deal, £3.75 per month for 6 months then £7.50 for the last 6 months gets you 500minutes/unlimited text and 1gig data.......

If any regulars know of a better deal or can answer how is talk talks reception in UK ?
 
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