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It's Good To Talk ... And Text

Advantagescheap calls to landlines & mobiles, cheap text, very good reception

Disadvantageslimited options, can't use abroad, no picture messaging, no internet

"... During a shopping trip to Tesco to stock up on foodstuff I found myself browsing in the mobile phone department. I was instantly attracted to the white DVD box almost shouting the words "TESCO VALUE SIM" and the magic numbers "5p texts - 15p calls per min" at me. I took the box and read the small print (which is not really that small but I didn't wear glasses). I liked what I saw and put one into my shopping trolley - even if I made a mistake, at ..." Read review
22.11.2006

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great s!rvice, cheap as chips.

Advantageseverything, for everyday use

Disadvantagesnone

"...surprise, it actually said that tesco were going to give me a voucher for £50 to purchase a new tesco mobile handset!!! I was still looking for the catch. But ticked the box anyway. Two days later i recieved a voucher through the post, which was the same as any previous tesco voucher i had used before. I walked rather aprehensively into my local tesco, and looked at their range. The hansets were as cheap as any pay as you go outlet i had been to ..." Read review
09.05.2008

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Community Level 3Jennet1987

Jennet1987

Cheap as Chips, Maybe Even Cheaper

AdvantagesCheap and easy to use

DisadvantagesLimited service, no MMS or GPRS

"...cheap texts. After a while Tesco expanded their range of tariffs and created Value, which to me offers the best value. The service is limited; there are a number of facilities I had used while on O2 which are not available on the Value tariff. You cannot send or receive picture messages; video messages and you cannot use GPRS. You are only able to make calls and send texts within the UK. All calls cost 15p per minute, whether to a landline or ..." Read review
21.05.2006

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Community Level 2voodoorin

voodoorin

Tesco Value Sim

AdvantagesReally cheap

Disadvantagescan only top up via tesco

"Tesco Value Mobile Tesco value Mobile is the cheapest network that I have come across, it is ridiculously cheaper than the other networks and even cheaper than the normal "Tesco sim". With Tesco value Mobile you just get the basics calling and texting (but only in the UK). The Tesco network runs on 02 so normally you get signal (it is quite rare that I don't have a signal), 02 has 99% population coverage in the UK. There are two catches with ..." Read review
07.11.2005

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Community Level 1stevo871

stevo871

Tesco Value...mobile

AdvantagesCheap, Clubcard Points

DisadvantagesNone

"Browsing around tesco I had a look at the pretty DVD case that said "SIM Pack" at about £3.97 I realised it was a good price. Upon looking at the back of the case I was a bit confused as to why there was 3 tariffs, the Tesco Value tariff is the best value for those who dont use their phone that much. For those that use more credit the tesco normal tariff upgrades itself to the better value tesco extra tariff, so all round everyone gets good value. I ..." Read review
06.02.2007

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Community Level 1deadlysirius

Quick review of Tesco Value Mobile

"The reviews here are all very detailed and tell you just about everything you need to make a decision as to whether this is the right choice for you. I bought it as I was attracted to the low cost of texts which I use extensively. The one drawback that continues to infuriate me is that the Nokia phone that is supplied by Tesco does not have a predictive text function so you have to tap out each letter when texting. Seems a small annoyance but if you're a heavy user of text services and are used to predictive texting it will drive you slowly insane!
10.11.2007

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Community Level 1robfelix_05

robfelix_05

Value sim card

Advantagesvery cheap tariff

Disadvantagesvery basic services

"...text like with other networks The tesco value sim card is good if you only want the basics and is definetly one of the cheepest tariffs around here is a list of charges for the tariff calls to landlines and mobile phones on all networks in the uk are 15p per min a text message costs 5p per text voice mail is 10p per min to retrive 08 and 09 numbers are dependent on the whole number can range from 10p to £1.50 per min The network coverage ..." Read review
21.11.2005

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Community Level 1chrisse9

chrisse9

£10 Top up for All this!

Advantagestriple points, triple credit on top ups, good coverage

Disadvantagesfree credit don't last long

"Hi I have a tesco mobile sim and for everytime I top up ten pounds every month and get unlimted blackberry messenger with 1GB internet along with 25 Minutes and 50 texts and then I get twenty pounds of bonus credit to use on calls and texts. What's thhe best thing you also earn triple points so every month you get 30 clubcard points which aint to bad and can really help towards the 4 X reward scheme. The network its self is very good and good customer ..." Read review
22.10.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful

Community Level 0mikemundy

Quick review of Tesco Value Mobile

"Just to correct a previous posting. YES, you can ring anywhere outside the UK, from the UK. Calls to the most popular 50 countries are only 20p per minute,both to landline and mobiles. This is a good tariff by any standards. They call this Zone 1. Calls to more obscure countries can be 40p or 149 p per minute, but it would be rare to call these places.
29.05.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful



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