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Old 02-07-2007, 01:57 PM
Doug
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Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.

Doug.


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Old 02-07-2007, 04:27 PM
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"Doug" <jagmad@riseup.net> wrote in message
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Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.

Doug.


dont know what type, bu torange bang them paygo ones out for 1 pound.
www.orange.co.uk



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Old 02-07-2007, 05:32 PM
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On 2007-02-07 17:27:57 +0000, "Neil - Usenet"
<usenet1@SPAMblueyonder.co.uk> said:

>
> "Doug" <jagmad@riseup.net> wrote in message
> news:1170860268.376622.178650@j27g2000cwj.googlegr oups.com...
> Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
> the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
> by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
> Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.
>
> Doug.
>
>
> dont know what type, bu torange bang them paygo ones out for 1 pound.
> www.orange.co.uk


Or free in an Orange Shop - all you have to pay for is a top-up to go
along with it.

Chris



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Old 02-07-2007, 06:11 PM
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Doug wrote:

> Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
> the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
> by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
> Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.
>
> Doug.


I paid a 1 for an orange sim on the local car boot, all sealed, unopened
and ready to go.

Dave

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Old 02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
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"Doug" <jagmad@riseup.net> wrote in message
news:1170860268.376622.178650@j27g2000cwj.googlegr oups.com...
>Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
>the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
>by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
>Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.
>Doug.
>

Wouldn't dream of buying a PAYT Sim from a dealer
Check out:
http://www.freesimcards.info/

Steve Terry



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Old 02-09-2007, 04:37 AM
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On 7 Feb, 20:56, "Steve Terry" <g...@tesco.net> wrote:
> "Doug" <jag...@riseup.net> wrote in message
>
> news:1170860268.376622.178650@j27g2000cwj.googlegr oups.com...>Not having bought a SIM card for some time, when I only paid 10 for
> >the price of the calls upon it, I was astonished today to be asked 20
> >by a well known company for an empty card. Just what is going on?
> >Another shop wanted 10 for an empty card.
> >Doug.

>
> Wouldn't dream of buying a PAYT Sim from a dealer
> Check out:http://www.freesimcards.info/
>
> Steve Terry


Thanks everyone for clearing this up for me. I used to get Virgin SIM
cards for the cost of the calls but when I tried to get a t-Mobile
card from Carphone they wanted 20. However, as t-Mobile are offering
cards for 50p on the net I have ordered one of those. How can these
shops get away with such extortionate charges? Surely no one actually
falls for it? The shop assistant did seem surprised when I intially
showed interest but I assumed at that point that it included the call
charges.

Doug.


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Old 02-09-2007, 11:21 AM
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On 8 Feb 2007 21:37:08 -0800, "Doug" <jagmad@riseup.net> wrote:


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>Thanks everyone for clearing this up for me. I used to get Virgin SIM
>cards for the cost of the calls


The last 2 virgin sims I got were free (Virgin promotion) and included
5 credit on each.


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Old 02-09-2007, 11:27 PM
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AnthonyL wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2007 21:37:08 -0800, "Doug" <jagmad@riseup.net> wrote:
>
>
>> Thanks everyone for clearing this up for me. I used to get Virgin SIM
>> cards for the cost of the calls

>
> The last 2 virgin sims I got were free (Virgin promotion) and included
> 5 credit on each.
>


The last Virgin one I had didn't come with any credit (it was after the
5 promo) but after I ported in my O2 mobile number they kindly credited
me with 5 (automatically I'm assuming, the (very helpful) CS person
hadn't mentioned anything about it).

Alan

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