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27 January 20147 Comments by Jon M

Get a free mobile phone tariff with OVIVO

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Remember OVIVO? We first looked at them almost two years ago and even had a two-part interview with their founder and CEO Dairush Zand.

Unlike other virtual mobile networks, OVIVO takes a somewhat different approach. It is the only network that is supported by advertising and m-commerce and therefore beats even the most cut-price competitors as they are able to offer free calls, texts and data every month to its customers.

You don’t even need to sign up to a lengthy contract or even commit to monthly top-ups – OVIVO is a PAYG network so all you need to get started is an unlocked phone or tablet.

Joining OVIVO

Because of the fantastic value a totally free mobile plan offers, there’s a small one-time fee to get started. But from then on, you get completely free minutes, messages and mobile internet every month.

To benefit from these bargain-tastic tariffs, just head to the OVIVO website and order a SIM. There are various choices and you can select the plan that most suits your needs, choosing either Freedom 0 – OVIVO’s £0 per month plan – or one of the alternatives. Depending on the plan, some or all of the sign-up fee is returned in the form of credit. For example, with Freedom 0, you pay a £20 sign-up fee and get £15 credit once you’ve activated your SIM.

Once you’re all set up, the Freedom 0 tariff features 200 minutes, 300 texts and 500 MB – the largest free allowance available anywhere.

OVIVO’s Tariffs

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If you have a tablet, MiFi or internet dongle they also offer a very popular Data 0 plan which gives you a whopping 1GB of data completely free every month.

Of course, if you’re a a heavier user there are also options that ensure you won’t be using up your allowances. For example, the Freedom 20 plan for phones, and the Data 10 options for tablets offer a larger allowance at reasonable prices. ovivo pricing

Outside of your allowance, OVIVIO are a great choice too as their standard rates easily beat the major networks. For example, PAYG calls are just 8p per minute compared to 25p on Tesco and O2 and 30p on Orange and T-Mobile.

You’ll also be relieved to hear that they have a UK-based help team and that calls to customer services are free from OVIVO mobiles.

OVIVO Rewards

OVIVO rewards its customers with extra free credit as a thanks for porting your number to their network. Another reward comes if you recommend OVIVO to a friend. When your friend activates their SIM they will be prompted to enter your phone number, and you will receive £5 free OVIVO Credit.

The rewards program also includes OVIVO Offers. This is an exclusive service for OVIVO customers, which showcases great discounts and deals from various high street brands such as Argos and Boots.

OVIVO’s advertising

Of course, the reason OVIVO can offer such fantastic deals is because they show you adverts in return for free monthly allowances. When browsing the internet on your phone, you just need to watch short unobtrusive commercials that you can skip after 5 seconds.

OVIVO Mobile also promise that they’ll only chose adverts that they think you’ll be interested in and that they’ll never sell your information to third parties. Understandably, they do not allow the use of VPNs or other services that bypass advertising.

Getting started

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the OVIVO site now to get started with what must be the UK’s best value mobile network. OVIVO is a pretty unbeatable offer and with no ongoing charges and free minutes, texts and mobile data every month, it’s definitely worth picking up a SIM even if you just keep it as a spare.

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7 Responses to “Get a free mobile phone tariff with OVIVO”

  1. Paul Oldham 29 January 2014 at 22:08 Permalink

    I’ve been with OVIVO for a while now and the news is mixed. If you’re a relatively low volume texter and don’t make too many calls then the free calls and texts are great. Similarly the free data is more than enough for background usage and for apps.

    However, and this is a big “however”, it sucks big time for web browsing unless you’re on 3G as the claim that you are presented with “short unobtrusive commercials that you can skip after 5 seconds” is all very well, but if you’re on 2G, even with EDGE, then you have to wait for the advert to load, which can take a *long* time. And the 5 second clock only starts *after* the adverts have loaded. Sometimes you only get one to one web page before you start over again!

    They really need to get this sorted out and serve low bandwidth adverts when you’re on a 2G connection. And yes, I have made this point to them. Hasn’t got me anywhere mind you.

    • Joe Strong 31 January 2014 at 21:58 Permalink

      True, very true. While out and about in a 3G area yesterday, I was getting about 5 pages for every advert page. Also, the ad page is poorly rendered on the Android stock browser so it is barely legible. On iPhone it is better.Most of the time I’m not in 3G coverage so it’s just Whatsapp, BBM and KIK that needs data.

      • Mobile Network Comparison 4 February 2014 at 11:45 Permalink

        If you don’t use a web browser (just apps) does that mean you completely avoid ads?

        • Joe Strong 5 February 2014 at 20:09 Permalink

          yes, it does, mail, apps etc all OK, just browser gets ad pages. It’s free after all so us poor people put up with it.

  2. Lee Sanders 29 January 2014 at 20:44 Permalink

    Been a customer of OVIVO for over a year now and can highly recommend them. Great service with no hands tied contracts.

  3. Joe Strong 28 January 2014 at 19:23 Permalink

    For those wondering,
    the kids and I have had Ovivo for 18 months and it is fine. The ads are the price you pay for the calls and texts, but it’s fine, runs on vodafone so coverage the same. The kids just laugh when a TV add says “pay monthly” they say, “who would be daft enough to pay for a mobile contract”.
    Plus, when my phone got taken by the Police for months, they sent me a new SIM free, so they do have customer service. They make all the rest look like a rip off. I live in the country so no 3G but still very good.

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