on 19-05-2009 18:18
I have just signed up through Tesco Contract Mobile Phones for a £15 a month 100 free mins/ unlimited texts package. Can anyone tell me what I would be charged extra for? I know the internet is one, but what about connecting to Nokia Maps or my wireless network at home?
And how do I see how many mins/texts I have left and how much I have spent on the internet?
PS does anyone know how to bluetooth transfer contacts over from a Nokia 3110 to a 5800?!!
on 19-05-2009 22:55
-Internet use as you mentioned. May be capped at £1 per day (or less if you use less), I'd check with O2 to be sure.
-I think MMS are extra on that tariff.
Wireless at home will be free.
I assume your Nokia Maps has the maps pre-loaded on the phone? If so it will connect via the internet for a very short time so that the A-GPS can help you get a lock on. You can disable this but it will take the GPS on it's own longer to lock on. If there is no GPS on the handset it may try to connect to give you a rough location, but this should only be a few kb of data. You should be able to turn it off in the options too. Google Maps will cost the earth though as it downloads the maps as you go.
I check usage by going into O2 Active / Mobile Internet on my handset, then MyO2, then MyO2 Account. If you bookmark it it's then free to check. It can be up to 48 hours behind, but mine is generally only a couple of hours. You can also send a blank text to 21202 and you'll get a text back with your info.
No idea how to transfer contacts. If both phones are O2 (or the old one is unlocked from any network) you can copy the contacts onto the sim, then onto the new handset.
on 20-05-2009 07:55
I have managed to copy my contacts over via Nokia PC Suite on my computer. I have been charged 85p for data, I assume this was from something I did when I first started playing with the phone judging by the time mentioned.
I have disabled Nokia maps from going online - it was preloaded and finds my position pretty quick just with GPS.
I believe MMS use up 4 text messages which isn't a problem with unlimited texts I don't suppose. Good to know I can use my wireless network at home for free.
on 20-05-2009 12:08
This is beacuse technically you don't get a text allowance, just the unlimited sms bolt-on
Hope this helps
on 20-05-2009 21:06
o2 contracts through third parties such as mobiles.co.uk, Tesco, etc have their own packages and terms and conditions.
The problem with signing up for a deal with no base allowance of texts mean that you have to pay for MMS, unfortunately. This should have been made clear by Tesco, but no doubt it's buried in the small print.