On a £5 Post Office mobile bundle? Read this

mobile apps Are you, or one of your children on the Post Office Mobile £5 bundle? Well, things are about to change so you'll need to weigh up your options.

An avid BW reader alerted us, saying: "My daughter just got a text from Post Office Mobile saying they are changing their bundles."

She has been on the £5pm bundle for a few months now as it was great for what you got, now though, its going to be a bit rubbish. They don't do 500mb at all now, 1gb is the next option at £10pm. Dunno what to do now. We've got until March as she is an existing customer, gutted they've done this as it was such a good deal."

Before, you got 250 mins, 3,000 texts, and 500mb of data for £5 per month. Now, it'll be 250 mins, a measly 300 texts, and a paltry 250mb of data. All 30 day bundles will be changing today (16th November 2015) and the PO say: "If you’re an existing customer you’ll be able to keep your current bundles until March 2016 provided you have enough credit or don’t cancel your bundle"

They add: "To help the transition you’ll be able to keep your old bundle until March 2016 which means nothing will change for at least 4 months. After this date you must re-purchase a bundle from our current range."

If you're an existing customer, after March 2016, according to the company, "your auto-renewing will be stopped and you’ll receive a text message telling you your bundle has been cancelled. Once you have used up all your bundle allowance or the bundle has expired then you will revert to our standard rates. To carry on making calls, text or use data you can top up your phone as you normally do and pay our standard rates or purchase a new 30 day bundle from our current range by texting the word BUY followed by the appropriate bundle code to 1250."

Of course, if you're not happy with the changes, you can go elsewhere tell the Post Office to stick it. If you need more information, click here.


  • Colin
    Privatisation. Which emoji do I use to indicate my feelings re: David Cameron?
  • Mick T.
    Giffgaff do an intermediate bundle for £7.50 which gives you 250 minutes, unlimited texts and 500mb of data. The Post Office use the EE network whilst GiffGaff uses the O2 network, if you are in a poor O2 signal area then GiffGaff won't be for you.
  • Meh
    Isn't the whole of the UK in a poor O2 signal area? GiffGaff is a nice idea, however the 3G coverage is shockingly bad.
  • evilnoodle
    virgin mobile do: Monthly cost Minutes Texts Data £5 250 Unlimited 250MB £8 1250 Unlimited 500MB £10 2500 + Unlimited 1GB £12 Unlimited + Unlimited 2GB £15 Unlimited + Unlimited 4GB £23 Unlimited + Unlimited 8GB

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