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  1. #1
    Planet X
    Guest
    Hi,

    Which service provider gives the longest expiry period on their sim
    cards? By that I mean, the longest period without making a call or
    sending a text.

    So far, I can find Tesco at 6 months! Are there any SP's with longer
    periods?



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  2. #2
    ted frater
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    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    Planet X wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Which service provider gives the longest expiry period on their sim
    > cards? By that I mean, the longest period without making a call or
    > sending a text.
    >
    > So far, I can find Tesco at 6 months! Are there any SP's with longer
    > periods?

    Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    account open indefinately.
    Tho I probably only make half a doz calls a year.
    Just have it for emergencies and to take incoming calls.



  3. #3
    Planet X
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:31:40 GMT, ted frater <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    Thanks Ted. I'll look into that.

    BTW don't sign up with Vodafone PAYG. I was a couple of days over
    their 30-day maximum and they shut my account AND kept my 15.00
    credit! When I contacted them, they said take out a contract or p**s
    off! Charming!

    >Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    >they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    >account open indefinately.
    >Tho I probably only make half a doz calls a year.
    >Just have it for emergencies and to take incoming calls.





  4. #4
    majogh
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    ted frater wrote:

    > Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    > they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    > account open indefinately.
    > Tho I probably only make half a doz calls a year.
    > Just have it for emergencies and to take incoming calls.


    They disconnected my old sim that had not been used for a while. Their
    T&C page states:

    "We will disconnect your Device if during the previous six months,
    you have not Registered a new Top Up or you have not made chargeable
    calls from your Device or received incoming calls on your phone."



  5. #5
    Planet X
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:10:06 +0100, majogh <[email protected]> wrote:

    >They disconnected my old sim that had not been used for a while. Their
    >T&C page states:
    >
    > "We will disconnect your Device if during the previous six months,
    >you have not Registered a new Top Up or you have not made chargeable
    >calls from your Device or received incoming calls on your phone."


    And I doubt there was any refund of credit you had purchased? This is
    getting to be a nice little earner for sp's and not entirely legal I
    bet.



  6. #6
    S Viemeister
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    Planet X wrote:

    > On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:10:06 +0100, majogh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>They disconnected my old sim that had not been used for a while. Their
    >>T&C page states:
    >>
    >> "We will disconnect your Device if during the previous six months,
    >>you have not Registered a new Top Up or you have not made chargeable
    >>calls from your Device or received incoming calls on your phone."

    >
    >
    > And I doubt there was any refund of credit you had purchased? This is
    > getting to be a nice little earner for sp's and not entirely legal I
    > bet.
    >

    I had an Orange PAYG SIM turned off due to non-use. There was a fair
    amount of credit on it. I simply called Orange, and had the money
    credited to another SIM.



  7. #7
    R. Mark Clayton
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?


    "Planet X" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:31:40 GMT, ted frater <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Thanks Ted. I'll look into that.
    >
    > BTW don't sign up with Vodafone PAYG. I was a couple of days over
    > their 30-day maximum and they shut my account AND kept my 15.00
    > credit! When I contacted them, they said take out a contract or p**s
    > off! Charming!


    Their PAYG Original is more sensible.

    >
    >>Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    >>they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    >>account open indefinately.
    >>Tho I probably only make half a doz calls a year.
    >>Just have it for emergencies and to take incoming calls.

    >






  8. #8
    Rufus Stone
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:31:40 GMT, ted frater <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    >they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    >account open indefinately.


    As usual, Orange have either lied or given an incompetent reply.

    It is normal for Orange PAYG SIM cards to be disconnected and the
    credit lost if a call or text is not sent or received within a 6 month
    period. There will always be exceptions to this rule where one has
    been missed but the above is generally true.

    In the past, Virgin have been very unlikely to disconnect a PAYG SIM
    even if it had not been used in years.

    HTH.

    R.




  9. #9
    Rufus Stone
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    On 29 Mar 2007 10:08:24 -0700, "King Of Fools"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I believe Virgin is 1 year.


    Although I have Virgin SIM's that are still working after two or more
    years without making or receivings calls/texts.

    R.




  10. #10
    andy
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    On Mar 29, 3:43 pm, "R. Mark Clayton" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > "Planet X" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:31:40 GMT, ted frater <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > Thanks Ted. I'll look into that.

    >
    > > BTW don't sign up with Vodafone PAYG. I was a couple of days over
    > > their 30-day maximum and they shut my account AND kept my 15.00
    > > credit! When I contacted them, they said take out a contract or p**s
    > > off! Charming!

    >
    > Their PAYG Original is more sensible.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >>Im with orange and I asked them your question some time ago.
    > >>they said so long as you have money on credit with them thell keep the
    > >>account open indefinately.
    > >>Tho I probably only make half a doz calls a year.
    > >>Just have it for emergencies and to take incoming calls.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Vodaone is looking like a total waste of ****ing space on payt

    they disconnected mine by mistake, reinstated it after I kicked up a
    fuss, failed to return a promised call querying whether it was going
    back on the original tariff, and disconnected it again less than 3
    weeks later




  11. #11
    majogh
    Guest

    Re: Longest Expiry Period of PAYG Sim?

    Planet X wrote:
    > On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:10:06 +0100, majogh <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> They disconnected my old sim that had not been used for a while. Their
    >> T&C page states:
    >>
    >> "We will disconnect your Device if during the previous six months,
    >> you have not Registered a new Top Up or you have not made chargeable
    >> calls from your Device or received incoming calls on your phone."

    >
    > And I doubt there was any refund of credit you had purchased? This is
    > getting to be a nice little earner for sp's and not entirely legal I
    > bet.


    To be honest I didn't bother trying as there was hardly any credit left
    on the sim.



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