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Pay as you go SIM - best option ?


iscott_pl 3 | 2  
1 Sep 2007 /  #1
I picked up a pay-as-you-go SIM with 'Plus' - starter pack for 9 zl. ...ok until it 'locked' after 10 days, and I found out that top-ups are needed monthly for 30 zl each month.

Any other networks which have starter packs or similar (e.g. Orange ?) which don't have this same 'limitation' on pay-as-you go ?

Cheers.
Tlum 10 | 156  
1 Sep 2007 /  #2
What do you mean by "locked" after 10 days?
inkrakow  
1 Sep 2007 /  #3
From memory, the Orange/POP pay as you go credit is valid for up to 120 days if you buy 100PLN or 150PLN worth of credit
OP iscott_pl 3 | 2  
2 Sep 2007 /  #4
... 'locked' - couldn't send/receive any SMS or make/receive calls. I've seen the Orange 'Go' starter pack for 9 zl but don't want to switch networks and have the same problem of limited credit duration ('Plus GSM Play' - starter pack credit duration is 10 days, and further 30 zl credit lasts 30 days so I need to add minimum credit of 30 zl every month...)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
2 Sep 2007 /  #5
dont think so
spiritus 68 | 666  
2 Sep 2007 /  #6
I use Heyah. I think have about 2-3 months before it "locks".
telefonitika  
4 Sep 2007 /  #7
i have a heyah sim card which needs topping up detects the T-mobile UK network here in UK obviously
but my simplus card doesnt detect any network here in the UK ... gutted.

and my phone is unlocked to all networks
nauczyciel  
4 Sep 2007 /  #8
i've had Orange Go! for the last 11 months. 25zl is good for 30 days. I've never had it lock on me. I've run out of credit a few times too.
cube 2 | 39  
19 Oct 2007 /  #9
I have a "Play" sim card and its locks out if you dont top up every 30 days... with atleast 30zl .... its a pain.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
19 Oct 2007 /  #10
i have orange, and very rarely top it up, also its good because ppl can contact you through gg
Giles  
21 Oct 2007 /  #11
does anyone else have friends that give you a missed call so you have to ring them back. bloody cheapbastards
Firestorm 6 | 400  
21 Oct 2007 /  #12
I have Orange pay as you go.
And i sent a registered one to a friend in Poland.
It hasnt locked up yet.

And it runs out often.. Shrug
nam1ra  
19 Oct 2008 /  #13
Need an opinion..
Which network is the best?
I'm using Orange and heard people claimed that Heyah is better?
Is Orange more expensive?

I don't understand Polish..it makes things difficult because I couldn't understand what it is saying in the booklet
dat 2 | 62  
19 Oct 2008 /  #14
I used tak tak when i was there and it was always good for me.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
19 Oct 2008 /  #15
Orange is fine. You have to buy a 100zl top up every 150 days, which is hardly a problem.
BLS 65 | 188  
19 Oct 2008 /  #16
I have Orange as well - I pay 50 zł and get 3 months of calling activity. But it also allows me an entire YEAR of receiving calls, so no lockout for 12 months (even if I have zero balance).

A great feature: my girlfriend has a contract with Orange and can select three favorite numbers to call for no charge. One of the three can even be an Orange SIM subscriber, so she registered my mobile number and now calls and texts me for free!
dcchris 8 | 432  
19 Oct 2008 /  #17
people tell me that play is the cheapest and i do have it just because somebody gave me the sim card when i arrived here
krakow 1 | 42  
19 Oct 2008 /  #18
buy an orange POP card, most people here are with orange,

I had a Orange contract for 9 months , average bill was 200zl.(60zl tariff- 140 zls for calls)...............got pissed off and switched to a POP card again, average bill 20zl!!!!.............Yes Im still trying to get to grips with it!.........and I got free 25zl credit for topping up with 25zl?..........makes ya kinda wonder what th ehell theyre up to?.....and this was in the last 3 weeks.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
19 Oct 2008 /  #19
and I got free 25zl credit for topping up with 25zl?.

If you've previously bought lower top-ups (worth it sometimes), they can give you promotions like that to encourage spending.

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