I'm one of the very low users looking for the best alternative, and have been tempted by the O2 Classic PAYG sims which are still available, and apparently still honoured by O2.
However, on looking for help/information I came across :
( ” https://www.o2.co.uk/help/pay-as-you-go/classic-pay-as-you-go”)
“If you don’t top up, or add a Bolt On at least once in any six month period, your mobile will be disconnected and you’ll lose any credit on your account. If you want to be reconnected you’ll be given a new mobile number.”
Since the minimum top-up is £10, this means £10 every 6 months, which rules out this tariff.
This is very different from what I've seen elsewhere ( https://kenstechtips.com/index.php/payg-inactivity-account-termination-and-credit-expiry ) :
" If you do not carry out any chargeable activity at least once in any 6 month period your Mobile Phone will be disconnected and you will lose any remaining credits balance on your Account. "
-which would be acceptable.
Does anyone have actual experience of which is the true situation?
( P.S. to anyone else making a choice: please note Asda Mobile does not allow texts to ‘short code’ numbers – used for charity donations and competitions/ tv voting etc)