Plus, Lycamobile changed the OTHERS refill box again. Before, the minimum refill was $10. Now, it is back to 10 cents.
On an unrelated note, I rejected a call earlier from an unfamiliar phone number. Apparently it went to voicemail, but the funny thing is that the call is listed as a 6 second call and I was charged $1.50
I emailed Lyca from the USA website. And received a reply about an hour later. Here is the response:
Thank you for your email.
In regards to your query, please be informed that the given mobile number(0614XXXXXXX) is not a valid UK Lycamobile number hence we request you to revert to us with the correct Lycamobile number to check the same and proceed further.
Remember that alternatively you can contact our Customer Care Team 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm on 0207 132 0322 ** from any network or by dialling 322* from your Lycamobile.
Call the world for less!
Lycamobile Customer Care
*Calls to 322 will be charged at 9p/call on connecting to our customer service agent
**Your phone service provider may charge you for calls to this number
It looks like emails from the USA site go to UK Customer Care. There is quite a disconnect here and I would recommend people to wait for all the bugs to be fixed before porting their real number into the system. For now this will act as a second cell line for me. I emailed them again telling them that I'm a USA customer. Still waiting to hear a response. I'll keep you all posted about my adventures with Lycamobile.
I just ordered another one now that the site works with putting in my address and ZIP Code.
If I actually get it I will give them a try.
The rates sound good and for a low user the service time sounds great.
Thank you for posting that the site is working to put in the ZIP Code.
I got the confirmation page after putting in my information.
Hopefully I will get it this time.
EDIT: Also received a confirmation email from them saying my SIM should be delivered within 7 days.
Of course Gmail stuck that email in the spam file.
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Last edited by SnowyWhite; 04-12-2013 at 11:58 PM.
Can anybody confirm Lycamobile is charging more than 6ct for internet? I had 135kbytes use and they charged me 11ct.
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Is the $20 Unlimited Talk/Text Monthly Plan a promotion or permanent
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On the Nexus 4 (like most Android phones?), data roaming is turned off by default.
As others have mentioned, Lycamobile appears to have their own MNC (311 96), just like a "real" carrier operating their own towers. As a Lycamobile customer you will be always "roaming" on T-Mobile USA with the "R" indicator on your Nexus hiding whether you're on HSPA as opposed to EDGE.
One nice benefit to this arrangement is their international roaming rates in Europe. Most other T-Mo (and AT&T) MVNOs do not support international roaming at all. Lycamobile not only supports it, but has better European rates than just about any other US postpaid/prepaid service. This is all relative though, few people would call paying 30 US cents to receive a call as cheap, but it is compared to 99 cents on AT&T postpaid for example.
If I stick $5 or $10 on it and use it every few weeks for a few minutes at 2 cents a minute sounds good to me.
I read also that you can have texts blocked, so that is even better.
And can deactivate the voicemail.
I don't need either of those services.
Currently I am using a Net10 phone someone gave me that cost them $7 and had 300 minutes on it.
I have a T~Mobile Gold Rewards Grandfathered on the old $1 Pay by the Day that is good for times when I want or need to talk a lot.
My family are all on T~Mobile so the Mobile to Mobile is great for that and the after 7pm talk to anyone else is good for those times when needing a full on yack fest.
But most of the time I really don't need that much talk time, a few minutes here and there so Lycamobile's 2 cent a minute rates sound just perfect for me.
I was tempted a while back to try PlatinumTel back when they were selling/giving away a CDMA phone and a year/2000 minutes but never really wanted to get that invested in a backup or spare phone for low use.
This sounds great if it's all fairly true.
Not a lot of money to try them out and I have unlocked GSM phones, both T~Mobile and AT&T original branded but unlocked.
I also keep a Boost phone alive on the $10 every 90 days plan at 10 cents a minute as a spare and for it's Opera Mini capabilities.
When the power goes out here so does our router so having a phone that can use Opera Mini in those times really comes in handy.
Last summer we lost power due to weather 7 times in July.
EDIT: This is what I read on their site.
"We automatically deactivate SIM cards if you do not use them to make a call or send a text for more than 120 days. Unfortunately these SIM cards cannot be reconnected and the cell number also stops being available for you to use after this time."
Bad experience. I got voicemail disabled after getting hold of a representative who knew what I was talking about. Now all my calls that I do not pick up announce a message which says Insufficient Balance. And I get charged 2 cents for it!
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As much potential as Lyca has (especially with their ultra low paygo), there is too much mystery, doubt, questions. Is the ultra low paygo rate a promo too? Why is the free sim offering address finder on their website such a pita to use? Etc. Until they get their act together, Ptel has the best paygo rates and Spot has the best expiry lengths afaik.