Battery life shortened & showing T-mobile. Non-smart phones do get used!
I have just had the replacement SIM for my PAYG old-style (non-mart) phone – an Old Samsung E250. I like it because it does calls & texts, which is all I need, and the battery charge is OK for a week. Not in support list, surprise, surprise.
The Sim swapoout was not without hassle. For a day, it refused to send texts, plus it took ages to copy over the contacts to the phone (due to the easy copy being hidden in a stupid menu).
It now basically works, with two problems:
The battery now lasts less than two days – a week before the Sim swap.
It shows the service as T-mobile UK. Eh? My partner, with a different old non-smart phone (Nokia), also just swapped over, with no big issues; in the same house it shows her network as "Virgin Mobile".
Looking at the sticky at the start of this thread, I did a manual search of networks. I get 3:
O2-UK -> not allowed!
Vodaphone-UK -> not allowed!
T-mobile-UK -> Connects OK
Why is there no “Virgin mobile”, when my partner’s old, dumb Nokia does get “Virgin Mobile” ?
Could that be the reason the battery is draining much faster than the old SIM ?
Re: Battery life shortened & showing T-mobile. Non-smart phones do get used!
If you, as a Non-Virgin employee knew that, why the **** didn't Virgin Media advise me of such before jovially inviting me to destroy my own service, implying everything would be OK afterwards ? They could have done so by having a list of such phones in the "guide" - but they couldn't be bothered.
I am LIVID about such casual discarding of service under the guise of "upgrade".
>"If you want to keep your present phone then I'm afraid you will have to change network"
And what happens to my PAYG credit that I have on my account?
Yet another big corporation wants to add to the mountain of stuff that goes into landfill, and kick me in the crutch for being loyal for decades & keeping care of my kit - and at my expense, not theirs.
Have they been taken over by the same team that run Sonos ?