Nice of VM to tell the world, sadly, failing to tell the actual customers with PAYG..
We have 3 PAYG and 3 pay monthly sims, the PAYG states 'by January 2022' yet in August 2021, NOTHING said to customers?? How much notice will we be given, diddly squat, as usual. a terse 'please note that the following PAYG sims will become unusable after Jan 2022' sent in December 2021
Typical VM. I refuse to take a monthly pay sim, in 2 phones that use no data, and less than £5 a quarter for calls and texts, and are used for backup only.
Looking at other operators who WILL accept PAYG, and actually realise that not everyone needs megs data allowances. or unlimited texts & calls.. OAP's for instance!! (2 of my PAYG are for father, and mother-in law, both in their 80's and only have a basic phone anyway, not capable of internet)
Looks like I will be going to A N Other network, (cheaper for the pay monthly (more data, less cost!) and happy to do PAYG for the elderly!!
Signal with '3' far, far better than VM's as well!!
If you are on something like Simply 8p as I have and want an equivalent then look at ASDA Mobile. Just like VM they are migrating to Vodafone this year. Calls are 4ppm, texts 4p. No need to constantly top up. Make one call every 180 days to keep the SIM active.