O2’s “Text and Web” PAYG tariff gives free, unlimited internet & texts
September 14th, 2009
O2’s “Text and Web” tariff provides free texts and internet with every top up. Best of all: you keep the credit as well.
Mobile network O2 has launched a new “Text and Web” tariff. If you’re on O2 Pay As You Go, it’s well worth signing up for this one – even if you don’t want to use the Web part of the tariff. Customers on other networks can grab themselves some free ‘Text and Web’ SIM cards.
The deal is:
- Top up between £10 and £14 and you get 300 free UK text messages and 500MB web browsing for a month
- Top up between £15 and £29 and you get 500 free UK text messages and 500MB web browsing for a month
- Top up between £30 or more and you get unlimited free UK text messages and 500MB web browsing for a month
As well as the freebies, you keep the credit you topped up to use for calls, etc.
How do I get Text and Web?
If you’re on O2: Join by texting TEXTANDWEB to 21300 or calling 2202.
If you’re not on O2: O2 are currently allowing you to order up free O2 ‘Text and Web’ SIM cards from the O2 website.
Do I keep the credit when I top up?
Yes. You will get your free allowance as well as being able to keep the credit you topped up for calls, etc. This is one of the main differences between Text and Web and Simplicity.
What are the alternatives?
See our comprehensive guide to free Pay As You Go SIM cards. The guide looks at the Pay As You Go offerings of 15 mobile networks.
Article updated 13th November 2009: O2 have extended this offer until 31st January
Article updated on the 8th January 2010: Details of how new customers can join ‘Text and Web’
Article updated 7th June 2010: Updated allowance information; added info about alternative Simplicity tariffs.
Article updated 18th November 2010: Added information about “Christmas Quackers” promotion.
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