Lycamobile Dual SIM Card
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2013
I decided that I don't need a data plan since I can get by nicely using WiFi. With Lycamobile pay as you go, voice calls are 2 cents per minute so as a light to moderate user, I can easily get by for a lot less than $20 a month. Incoming texts are free, and outgoing texts are a manageable 4 cents.

I've turned off mobile data connectivity in my phone settings, so there's no chance of unwittingly getting charged for data.

Lycamobile is a T-Mobile airtime reseller (MVNO), so if you get decent T-Mobile coverage in your area (it's perfectly fine here in Seattle) it'll work great for you. Your phone will need to be an unlocked GSM phone - my understanding is that even a T-Mobile phone won't work unless it's been unlocked.

Update:
The other nice thing about the Lycamobile pay-as-you-go plan is that the money in your account doesn't expire as long as you use *something* from the account within two or three months (I forget what the cutoff is). In other words the funds rollover perpetually in actual use. Many other pay-as-you-go plans expire your funds after 30 days or something.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2013
While Lycamobile seems like it's the cheapest at 6 cents per megabyte, it's actually nowhere near that. They round up every single connection to the nearest 200KB. if you had a simple server ping that didn't even use 1kb, that would still be charged as 200kb. Until they fix this, I would highly advice against using their service.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2013
LycaMobile is based in the UK and web traffic reportedly is routed through the UK, therefore data speeds will be a somewhat slower than most other T-Mobile MVNOs. They exclusively use the T-Mobile network in USA with NO ROAMING available at all - which is why some people are complaining that they get better service with T-Mobile than Lycamobile.
SIM ONLY works with unlocked phones - This SIM will NOT work with T-Mobile phones unless unlocked!

While they do have monthly plans, where this service shines is for spare or low use cellphones.
It would also be a great idea to test the prepay service before going to a monthly plan.
Cards require a $10 payment to activate. Autorenewals are available at $10 and up for trigger levels as low as $1.
Reports are that it is a good idea to keep your balance below $16 to avoid being accidentally upgraded to a monthly plan.
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Paygo Rates:2 ¢/minute, 4 ¢ / text, and 6 ¢/ MB (= $60. / gig!) in USA. (Data is rounded up to nearest 200kb per connection.)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2014
Lycamobile only serves a very small percentage of the country. Even if it covers your area, you might not be able to port your number because it does not have porting agreement with many other carriers. I was not able to port my area code 334 number from pageplus due to lack of coverage and agreement.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2014
Very very poor customer care. I ported my number form T-Mobile to Lyca and it happened within an hour. When I portedout from lyca, it did not happen. Still they are holding my number for more than 15 days. I lost the hope of getting my number. If I call, either they put on long wait or they just cut the call abruptly. If I am lawyer, definitely I will file a lawsuit. Such an irresponsible people who does not know the value of your number and time. Please be aware and avoid using them.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
SIM cards arrived in time. Activation went smoothly, although they did give me an area code for a different city. The biggest issue is spotty service. I live in a high tech area where the t-mobile signal is strong, but I noticed that some calls never connect to my phone. I did an experiment by calling my phone with different phones several times and apparently only few calls get through. All this happens when the signal bars are high.
The charges are great, but I guess you compromise quality for the money. Use it wisely. I use it in a dual sim phone, and use it only to make out going calls (when the network allows).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2014
People who are still using the original SIMs like this are probably receiving daily text message spam like me about upgrading to the PLUS SIMs without any real reason why except compatibility with the new plans (although I use pay as you go). The two main perks I'm going for are that the new cards seem to work with network-locked T-Mobile phones and that those messages should stop.

[Update Nov 8]: Having used the new SIM for over a month now, I can confirm that, yes:
- it does work out-of-the-box with T-mobile phones that are *not* unlocked, and
- the unsolicited text messages (except for a recent refer-a-friend message with info on how to opt-out)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2013
The current price on Lyca simply can't be beat, but I have experienced calls and text messages to my phone simply going into the void without leaving a trace. Very odd! Uses VOIP over T-Mobile carrier. For non-critical use this may be OK, but be advised you may get some peculiar connectivity problems. If you're OK with that, a cheap bar phone + Lyca pay/go will get you mobile for nearly nothing.

This vendor sent the SIM right away, and I received it from him five days quicker than from Lyca! Buy from him, not them!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2013
Really cheap paygo rates at .02 per minute talk and .04 per text sent (incoming texts really are free). Data is more complicated, it's .06 per MB, but their minimum charge means that if you leave background data on with tiny data usage here and there, you'll pay more. But otherwise, there's really nothing else this cheap. The most unique part is the lack of an expiration period. Most places have expiration dates from 30 days to a year if you buy a lot of minutes, but Lyca doesn't work that way. They have a 120 day non use expiration period, but so long as you engage in some chargeable activity (making a call, sending a text or using data) once every 120 days, your line stays active. This, like free incoming texts, seems almost too good to be true in the world of pay per unit mobile, so it could change. But for now, it's a uniquely good deal for infrequent users or users with relatively low usage and limited data needs.

I have no issues with voice quality, however, sometimes some lag makes its way into the line, so there can be like a half second between when you say something and when the other caller hears it, this can lead to you inadvertently talking over each other. I haven't noticed this happening often, but it does happen.

Uses TMobile coverage area, this dual sim package has a full size sim and a micosim that pops out if you have a newer smartphone. Lyca isn't a perfect mobile solution, but the price is hard to argue with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2014
If you are planning to pick your desired area code, make sure to register your Lycamobile SIM Card online first, pick your own area code before activating the SIM Card,otherwise, it won't let you make any changes to your number.
I purchased a Pre-funded monthly Lycamobile SIM Card, followed the instructions on the SIM Card to activate it on the phone. Since it did not let me pick the area code I wish to pick, I contacted the Lycamobile Customer service and after talking to two people, I was told by both of them that I could register another Lyca Mobile SIM Card online, choose my area code, then call the customer service and they would transfer my credits to the new number on the new SIM Card.
I called them back after following their instruction and registering another SIM Card online, but the customer service representative, who answered the phone, said it would be impossible to transfer the credential to the new Number on the new SIM.
After spending a long time on the phone, a supervisor told me that he could process the request to transfer the credits to the new number and it would be completed within 24 hours and I would hear from someone once it is completed but nothing happened!
I called again and I was told that within 24 hours the area code would be converted to the new area code but nothing happened!
After calling again, the acknowledged that they had misinformed me about it and told me that within 24-48 hours I'd hear from their Headquarter in the UK but after about 2 weeks nothing happened.
When I wanted to file a complaint against Lycamobile at the BBB, I read the reviews and noticed that Lycamobile does not have a good reputation with the BBB either:
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