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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?


@Marjo wrote:

So these SIMs have not been withdrawn, however they are no longer available from the O2 stores. They are still available across all other channels as normal including the online page where you can order the free Classic SIM.

 


That's good news for those who prefer this option ok hand

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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

I wonder what prompted the decision to withdraw them from the stores?

For some people this was a far easier option.

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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

Not enough profit in them...... £10 every 6 months don't exactly fill the coffers.....
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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

Hello all.

 

I trying to set up a SIM for my Nan's mobile phone - it'll be for emergnecy and very occasional use only.

 

I understand that one of 02's deals - either 'Classic' or 'Simply' PAYG - will allow her what she's after, which is to top up with an amount (£10 or £20) and then be able to use this as required over the year or more until it's used up (and/or re-topped).

 

I've ploughed through numerous pages of T&Cs but haven't been able to find the actual specific confirmation of this (most of the useful info I've gleaned has been from 3rd-party sites such as MoneySavingExpert and the like), so still have a few Qs which I'd really appreciate if folk could answer for us.

 

1) Do both 'Classic' and 'Simply' PAYGs allow the unused top-up sum to continue being used month after month until depleted and/or topped-up? (I do understand that it may require the occasional use of the phone to keep it active).

 

2) If the credited sum is used up before it's re-topped, does the phone connection 'stop' or does it continue to be usable exept charged at a greater rate until re-topped?

 

3) What are the pros and cons of the two PAYG contracts?

 

Many thanks :-)

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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

You can now only get the classic 321 sim in the format you are looking for.
Top up money lasts until it is used up and a chargeable call needs to be made every 6 months to keep the sim active (top up required every 999 days).
If the credit is used up you cannot make calls until topped up (but you can use the lend us a quid service as a temp measure), but calls can still be received.
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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

Thank you - a perfect answer from a 'supreme' being :-)

 

Really appreciated.

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Re: Has Classic Pay As You Go Sim been withdrawn?

You're welcome mate Smiley Happy
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