Using new sim card

  aphrodite42 23:13 24 Mar 2010

If I get a free or cheap PAYG sim card does it come with any credit or if not how do I get started to top up?

  User-1229748 23:15 24 Mar 2010

no it won't have any credit and how you get it started depends on which sim card you are using

  User-1229748 23:22 24 Mar 2010

i use the freebie i got from o2 (they will send you 4) i top up £15 and that gets me 100 free minutes and 100 free texts a month.i don't use 100 minutes a month so it means i pay £15 every 2 months for calls to any land line or any mobile network :o)

  aphrodite42 23:30 24 Mar 2010

It's for a virgin phone.

  User-1229748 00:01 25 Mar 2010

if you have the sim card or sim pack is there not any numbers to call for help.don't know about virgin mobile,i'm on their adsl broadband which is a flakey connection to say the least.someone will know in the forums i'm sure

  robin_x 00:36 25 Mar 2010

Tesco (o2 network) comes with 20 pence free. You pay £1 something for it at the checkout.

I ordered (free) an Orange and an O2 card via their websites.

I was messing with a few old handsets and wanted to check them out.

Also Vodafone, but that was my card with credit on it already.

All of them seem to divert automatically when you make a call to their Top Up numbers. Then you key in your Debit Card Details.

I unlocked a Vodafone and an O2 handset free of charge by calling their customer services.

But one phone was 5 yrs old and one was 2 and a bit years old.
I heard many providers will unlock free for more than one yr old, but some charge.

  wjrt 00:52 25 Mar 2010
  peugeot man 06:35 25 Mar 2010

Your Virgin SIM pack will contain a E Top up card that you use to top up at most shops.

Even though there is no credit on the SIM when you get it, you can call 789 for free and buy credit that way.

  birdface 08:38 25 Mar 2010

Virgin you can get 200 minutes to landlines or mobiles and unlimited text messages for £10 a month.
Or if the phone is unlocked get an Asda sim card.
8p a minute for calls and 4p a minute for text messages.

  birdface 08:43 25 Mar 2010

Just check out the sim only or contract.

click here

If you do not use the phone a lot.Asda is about the cheapest sim only.

  aphrodite42 14:19 25 Mar 2010

Waiting for card to arrive in post. Think what 'peugeot man' advises will apply. Thanks for advice.

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