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ASDA wants to lure more customers by offering the cheapest PAYG mobile phone in the market.
ASDA seems to want to tap into budget customers who want to get affordable mobile phones at lowest cost possible. To do so the supermarket chain introduced a PAYG mobile phone on the cheap for merely 5 pounds. Surprisingly, the price is exactly just £5 as customers are not made to purchase any additional top-ups or sign up for any special tariff. Additionally, the phone comes with a T-Mobile PAYG SIM card.
The phone in question is Alcatel 1010. This handset is a very simple device and it has only basic features such as MP3 player, 3MB of memory and a wireless FM radio. If you are looking for a cutting-edge phone then Alcatel 1010 is not your choice, however, this feature phone is a very practical device if you want to use it just to call and text. It weighs around 60g, its dimensions are 106x46x13mm, and it has a small 1.45” screen with 65k colour display. This gives the phone long battery life which is a rarity in today’s world of power-hungry smartphones.
ASDA is not the first store to introduce extremely cheap mobile devices. Earlier this year, Tesco launched its own-branded tablet Tesco Hudl. Again it is not a state-of-the-art device but a sturdy and affordable budget version of popular tablets. Supermarket chains aim at people who look for new ways to save money and the period before Christmas is the season for saving money to spend it on gifts.
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 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: http://bit.ly/13UXyuO
You get all the necessary info at http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/payg
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