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Now UK offers a unique tariff for international callers

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1 for 1 tariff gives free international allowance when you call domestically

1 for 1 tariff gives free international allowance when you call domestically

Now Mobile offers an interesting PAYG SIM card tariff that gives free international minutes whenever you call locally.

It does not happen very often that an operator brings out non-standard tariffs that are adapted to certain target groups. Currently, Now has on offer one such a tariff with a funky mechanism. Basically, what Now did is to introduce a tariff that gives you free international allowance for calling local landline and mobile numbers. The tariff, known as “1 for 1”, gives you 1 international minute for 1 local minute you have used in a month. The allowance is added at the beginning of next month on the basis of the amount of minutes you used in the previous month. Those minutes can be used to call one of almost 100 destinations both mobile and landline numbers. Full list of eligible countries is available here.

The drawback of this offer is that “1 for 1” standard PAYG SIM card rates are a bit higher than Now’s standard rates. That’s why before you decide to choose this unique tariff it’s better to compare and calculate whether “1 for 1” is the right deal for you.

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June 18th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

ASDA Mobile updates its PAYG rates

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ASDA Mobile, in wake of the move to EE, has rolled out a new PAYG tariff that is up-to-date with current mobile market. This was done in hope to attract more customers interested in pay-as-you-go SIM cards.

ASDA mobileASDA Mobile not only has made a big decision to move to EE’s network, but also significantly lowered its PAYG tariff. The change comes to a great benefit of customers as the majority of rates went down by 20 to 33 per cent. New ASDA has kept its one flat tariff, but cut the call rates from 10p to 8p per minute, while texts costs now just 4p in contrast to 6p before. Moreover, the MVNO used to have a bit complicated rate for data: 75p for first 25MB a day and 50p/MB thereafter. If you only used 25MB per day it meant that 1MB cost 3p, however, if you just used one more megabyte, 26MB, then the price per MB increased to almost 5p. Obviously, the average cost sky-rocketed with each additional MB of data. Right now ASDA Mobile offers a flat fee of 5p/MB.

Current and new ASDA PAYG SIM card owners can now also take advantage of new bundles.  From previous 4 bundles, the provider evolved to 6 bundles that offer more flexibility and may cater for needs of modern smartphone users (for example data bundle: £5 for 500MB). In general, the new bundles offer twice as much allowance for the same price, although unlimited texts in old bundles are changed to 2000 texts in the new ones.

Full data on the new ASDA PAYG SIM card offer is available on their website at .

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December 10th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

T-Mobile increases PAYG rates

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As of today T-Mobile has introduced new rates for their pay as you go SIM cards in across its most popular PAYG plans.

T-Mobile increases PAYG ratesT-Mobile has been informing about the scheduled price hike for some time now and from today, that is the 17th of June, new prices become effective. The mobile operator increased the rates of Everyday, Text and Talk plans. In Everyday plan, T-Mobile has decided to increase call and voicemail rates from 30p per minute to 35p, while sending text messages rose from 12p to 14p. The only change in the Text plan is a higher rate for texts. PAYG SIM card customers on Text plan from now on will pay 12p per text message not 10p. The last change pertains to the Talk plan in which customers will have to pay 30p per minute not 25p.

The price changes are in most cases around 16%. This looks really worrying especially that people are used to seeing PAYG rates dropping not going up. Thankfully, both Blackberry and International plans have not been affected by the price hike.

Interestingly, T-Mobile PAYG SIM card users experienced the same change a year ago. T-Mobile increased most of its pay as you go call rates by 5p in July 2012 too.

You will find the full price plan that is effective as of 17 June 2013 at the official T-Mobile website:

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June 17th, 2013 at 6:28 pm