1p Mobile warning

For everybody out there, welcome home!

Here is a post for my UK readers.

I have had a few adverts coming up from 1p Mobile and I thought I should offer you a warning.

1p Mobile are the company that offer amazing value at 1p per text, 1p per minute and 1p per Megabyte.

Sounds great.

Indeed, the service is great if all you are bothered about is SMS Text Messaging and Telephone calls. EE PAYG for Text Messaging costs 15p per text. So for every 1 Text you can send on EE, you can send 15 of them on 1p Mobile.

Now one has to stop and wonder how 1p Mobile can actually afford to offer ludicrous rates at 1/15th of the cost of other networks. The clue comes in the final part, 1p per MB. Do not dream of signing up to these guys if you're using any kind of smart phone. You will be ripped off.

1 Gig of data, which is actually quite a low amount by todays standards, works out at 1000 Meg, or £10.

£10 at EE will get you a Data Pack comprising 2 Gig of Data, 100 minutes and unlimited texts, which on 1p Mobile will cost at least £21.00.

By all means, if you're a light user, 1p Mobile is fine. If you want to use anywhere near 1 Gig of data a month, forget 1p Mobile. If you want to send more than 500 Texts, forget 1p mobile are consider something with an unlimited plan.

There adverts have been popping up on my Facebook recently. I commented on the issue of data, and I since appear to have been blocked by them. No rebuttal, no argument, just deleted my comment and blocked me. This suggests that they are unable to stand on their own merit and that warnings about high data usage may not be in their best interests for prospective sign ups to understand.

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