Welcome to the O2 Community

Has your question already been answered? See the community FAQ's

Pay As You Go

Reply
Highlighted
Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎14-05-2019
Accepted Solution

Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

I just transferred from an old PAYG phone to a new iphone and the tariffs are very high compared to the Classic PAYG deal. I think I can move on to the Classic. Is there a catch as it seems like a no brainer not to.

Highlighted
Posts: 108,674
Topics: 561
Solutions: 14,394
Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

@Calculad you can change your tariff once per month in your MyO2 http://www.o2.co.uk/myo2 with no catches. 

The different tariffs suit different people depending on usage.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Highlighted
Community Manager
Posts: 7,796
Registered: ‎23-07-2014

Re: Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

Hey @Calculad , welcome to our community! Smiley Happy

Let us know if you have any additional questions around this (or anything else) that the community could help with? Smiley Happy

COVID-19 support - Help and support from O2 during the lockdown
Access for You: Registration - Find out how to register for our Access for You service.
Just joined the community or thinking of registering? Check out this handy starter guide!
Have a query about your account? See if the My O2 how-to guide will help


If you'd like to take part, why not register? Smiley Happy
signature

Highlighted
Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎14-05-2019

Re: Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

Thanks for the replies. I don’t use the phone much.

 

Is there a time limit such that the phone credit expires or sim dies?

 

I looked at T&C but can’t see any mention of this.It doesn't seem to make any sense to stay with my old PAYG when Calls are 35p a minute, texts are 15p and data is £3 per Mb.

 

On Classic PAYG it's 3p a minute for calls, texts 2p and data £1 per Mb

 

Unless there is some disadvantage I'm not being told about buried in T&Cs.

 

 

Sorry to go on and be cynical but it's not like phone companies to reduce prices.

I have been caught out so many times with what looks like a better deal to later find out a dreaded catch.

 

Highlighted
Posts: 108,674
Topics: 561
Solutions: 14,394
Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

[ Edited ]

@Calculad all you need to do is send a text, use some data or make a call at least once every 6 months and top up every 999 days, there's no catch, honestly.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Highlighted
Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎14-05-2019

Re: Old PAYG Go Go and Classic PAYG. What's the catch?

OK Thanks.