Ethical mobile virtual network operator, The People’s Operator, has launched their new pay monthly SIM-only deals. They have a range of 30-day rolling contracts as well as a data plan designed specifically for tablets. Prices range from a super-low monthly rate of £5 all the way up to £25/month.
To celebrate the launch, they are offering a great added incentive to make the switch. For a limited time, members can get triple the calls, five times the data, and unlimited messages from just £10 per month. You can also save £10 for the first two months when you sign up to their £25 ‘Super Value’ deal which comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of mobile internet. This is certainly the most interesting option in our eyes and is definitely worth a look at that price. There is even a tablet deal giving 500MB of data for just £5. To see the full list of deals, head over here.
At the core of The People’s Operator’s business model is their aim to raise millions for UK causes by offering great value mobile deals. Not only do they enable members to give 10% of their bill to a charity or cause of their choice, but they are also committed to sharing 25% of profits with good causes. As this doesn’t cost you the user anything extra, you can’t complain about that.
The charitable funds are allocated through the TPO Foundation, a transparent and independent legal entity run by trustees and chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly. The Foundation was set up to award funds to organisations, local communities and charities making a positive difference to people’s lives.
The People’s Operator runs with the the belief that no cause is too big or small, and so it gives users the opportunity to donate to any cause close to their heart. Members can nominate a charity they would like to help or choose from the network’s long list of partners, which includes national organisations such as The Big Issue, Children’s Heart Federation, Childline, NSPCC, Regenerate, The Trussell Trust, and Trinity Hospice.
The People’s Operator launched only a few months ago in November last year and it already received a great deal of interest for their innovative approach. Running on the UK’s biggest 3G network provider, EE, they boast over 98% coverage of the UK and have taken steps to ensure switching from other operators is simple and easy to do. Unlike some other virtual networks, they offer an in-house customer service team on-call seven days a week, as well as simple set-up for data settings on Android, iPhone and other major mobile platforms.
Having only initially launched with PAYG services available, TPO has continued to offer some of the lowest pay as you go prices in the UK. Calls cost half that of other major operators such O2, Orange, Vodafone, and T-Mobile however they are not the cheapest available. However, like some other cut-price networks, members also benefit from free calls and texts to others on the network. The People’s Operator say that the addition of pay monthly deals will only go to further attract new members and strengthen their support for good causes. And with some of the competitive offers available on a monthly basis, we’re inclined to agree. So, if you’re interested doing what The People’s Operator say and “turning your calls into kindness” why not check out the deals today and take a look at their new money saving deals.
What’s your thoughts? Are these monthly bundles good value for money? Are you tempted to switch? And do you think that the opportunity to do something good while using your mobile is an effective incentive?