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Old 04-03-2013, 18:04
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Can anyone recommend a provider for PAYG, for a very low user (£10 lasts about 3 months), who won't keep sending pestering texts.

Would also help, if I could keep the same number.

Currently with orange, and sick of them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:08
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Can anyone recommend a provider for PAYG, for a very low user (£10 lasts about 3 months), who won't keep sending pestering texts.

Would also help, if I could keep the same number.

Currently with orange, and sick of them.
I've been quite happy with Virgin Mobile - which is a MVNO for Orange and T-Mobile anyway...
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:17
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No annoying text, offering services, offers etc.?

BTW. What's a MVNO
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:33
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No annoying text, offering services, offers etc.?

BTW. What's a MVNO
Means Virgin uses Oranges/T-Mobiles network
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:37
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No annoying text, offering services, offers etc.?

BTW. What's a MVNO
Stands for Mobile Virtual Network Operator.
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Old 04-03-2013, 19:29
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No annoying text, offering services, offers etc.?

BTW. What's a MVNO
Mobile Virtual Network Operator - someone who bulk buys capacity and sells it on. See also Tesco Mobile, Asda Mobile, Lebara etc etc

I have had perhaps 2 texts this year so far asking me if I wanted a free 30 minute block of calls, or 100 MB internet. Despite thinking there were catches, there weren't. Apart from that, nothing
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:59
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what are "pestering texts"? i never get any spam from o2, only get texts after i top up (oh the shame) or when it takes money off for my bolt ons.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:35
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what are "pestering texts"?
Those like I mentioned earlier.

eg. "You haven't set up any Magic Numbers".

BTW. What's shameful about topping up
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51
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what are "pestering texts"? i never get any spam from o2, only get texts after i top up (oh the shame) or when it takes money off for my bolt ons.
I get them from O2. Minor annoyance, telling you to top-up so much to quallify for so many free texts, that I need to make so many minutes of qualifying calls, and other stuff.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:13
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I tried texting "STOP" back to them, but their text don't seem to have been sent from a number
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:26
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They're probably push messages, not SMS. I get one on my s3 from SRJPAY & I can't block it or register as a spam number either.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:58
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Well, I've rung them 3 times (at a cost of 25p a go), and on each occasion, they've assured me they've stopped them, but I still get them.

I've had enough, and have decided to move to another network.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:19
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They're probably push messages, not SMS. I get one on my s3 from SRJPAY & I can't block it or register as a spam number either.
If it's a push message have you tried airblocker?.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:23
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Check out Talkmobile and their "essentials" tariff. It's 8p a minute for calls and 4p for texts, so very good value for money for light users like yourself.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:26
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I get them on my spare orange PAYG SIM card too and I think T-Mobile PAYG do the same.
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Old 05-03-2013, 13:26
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They're probably push messages, not SMS.
Whatever they're called, they're still an annoying text message.
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Old 05-03-2013, 17:41
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If it's a push message have you tried airblocker?.

not yet but I will now you have suggested it!


only works on rooted devices sadly.
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Old 06-03-2013, 00:35
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not yet but I will now you have suggested it!


only works on rooted devices sadly.
Ah, sorry.

Try 'airpush detector' , that'll tell you what app is causing it and you can decide whether you really need it

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...detector&hl=en
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Old 06-03-2013, 00:44
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thanks for that, i'll check it out.

it didn't find any apps which not very surprising as apart from poweramp & the swift flo keyboard thing, it's pretty much stock out of the box.

i turned off samsung push services notifications so at least now i won't even know i got a push message lol
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:54
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Is there a way to turn off these "push messages"?
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:20
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Can anyone recommend a provider for PAYG, for a very low user (£10 lasts about 3 months), who won't keep sending pestering texts.

Would also help, if I could keep the same number.
Ovivo. One off charge for SIM (£15) then free thereafter (150 minutes, 150 texts, 400mb data per month).

http://ovivomobile.com/our-offer/

Wife and I have been with them since last summer. No problems.

Beware if you port your number, you'll port the nuisance calls too.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:28
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Originally Posted by Ovio
Once you go outside of your free allowance, the following call charges shall apply and will be deducted from your credit balance.
What credit balance

And how do you pay for this credit balance?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:40
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Ovivo. One off charge for SIM (£15) then free thereafter (150 minutes, 150 texts, 400mb data per month).

http://ovivomobile.com/our-offer/

Wife and I have been with them since last summer. No problems.

Beware if you port your number, you'll port the nuisance calls too.
Same here, since last September I have spent 26p for a MMS that I sent but that was only because I feel so guilty for not ever topping up or spending anything.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:05
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What credit balance

And how do you pay for this credit balance?
Not sure what you are referring to here because I can find no post in this thread from anybody called ďOvioĒ so donít know whatís going on here but if you are referring to out of allowance credit on Ovivo then I can explain, you buy the sim for £15 but this money is converted to PAYG credit and used for any extras or out of allowance (currently 150 minutes plus 150 texts plus 400Mb data) calls or texts.

Calls and texts out of allowances are cheaper than GiffGaff who pride themselves on being the cheapest. Ovivo calls and text are 8p per minute and text 5p each as apposed to GiffGaff who are 10p and 6p respectively. This is of course out of allowance charges and on Ovivo there is no need for a GoodyBag and no need to top up every 3 months to keep same network to network free calls.

How long it will last only time will tell but for me I am quidís in and I donít have to post ridiculously stupid answers to stupid questions to get payback.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:05
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What credit balance

And how do you pay for this credit balance?
The £15 sim charge is added to your account, if/when you use that £15 up by going over your monthly limit, you can top up.
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