Well I sent them an email about the age restriction and heres the reply I got
MMMM what did I do for a drink when I was 16 or 17
Confirmation from o2 on phone and email is enough for me!
Ok , the site has improved a lot over the course of the day although it is still illegal as there is no Customer Code of Practice ....ie for handling complaints...or contact details.
But I would not worry, as I did earlier, that one should not hand over personal or credit card details to these people.
Course the other questions arising are why O2 continue to rip off Teenagers and persons aged 23 and upwards with crap bundles and seemingly do not allow NUMBER PORTING out of this sub brand of theirs...but they can wait till the skinny chicks photos at the launch appear in the Herald on monday
Thanks. We got your order for a 48 sim card. We'll let you know as soon as it's in the post. If you need to unlock your phone, now's the time to do it. There's a clever unlock guide here, take a look around. Or you can always visit your friendly phone unlocking shop; you know the kind.
Meanwhile, the crew are running a background check on you, to ensure you're proper 48 material. Won't be long.
Just kidding. (Or are we?)
hmm wonder if they do check lol
Very interesting thread.
My two cents ...
It seems that there is no age restriction, they just aim at that age group and try and dis-encourage those outside that group to apply.
I am taking my tin hat off. It is almost certainly genuine. There are too many people saying it is legit and the website is too complex for a scam.
This seems to be a move by O2 to counter act the threat from other new MVNO's and the threat from 3. More likely, this is O2 trying to kill Meteor and Meteor's core market.
Their proposed internet time offer is beyond a joke in this day and age where data is key.
Their Twitter page is now live here: https://twitter.com/#!/48GoConquer
Can you port in to 48? Can you port out from 48? Is this documented anywhere?
It's a good deal but there are two big negatives. 1. The data, right now the price is good but that hourly system looks sounds awful. 2. Being associated with the company 48. They're pretty cringey. Like that auld fella at the party that's trying to act young and cool that everyone is laughing at. Unfortunately, that guy is your dad. I don't think I could like with the shame of having my phone service with them.
Are you in the habit of telling everyone you meet which mobile network you are with? I couldnt care less about their tongue in cheek attitude, thats all just part of the marketing strategy. There have been several companies who have tried this style of marketing.
I could certainly live with getting 3000 any network anytime minutes for 10euros! Its useless for data right enough, so if you use your smartphone online a lot, it might not be the service for you.
this offer and the whole thread is downright weird.
To me it seem like an edited version of the Giffgaff network in UK, www.giffgaff.com. The are also part of Telefonica and have some downright good deals.
Edit: Having read their T & Cs and browsed their offer pages, they are very much based on the Giffgaff model. If they threw the offer to a wider audience I reckon people would flock to them. Its a no brainer.
Anyone thinking of signing up, just keep in mind that these kind of companies can go out of business very quickly, leaving you high and dry.
Just Mobile were the most recent I know of. They lost about €10,000 a day for the 10 months they were around, and had to give customers a few days notice that the service was shutting down.
It's a tough market for a new company to get into (even if they're owned by a bigger company).
Could you put a figure on the amount of money Meteor & 3 have spent trying to get customers to flock from the incumbents o2 & Vodafone. Ireland is too small for a lot of these new Mvno's to break into and especially all at once, this makes 3 mvno's on the way in the next couple of weeks, there all going to lose unless they've an iphone or a very suitable plan for one.
Whats the worst your going to be stung for though? €10
If they turn a blind eye to the age restriction I will give it a go for sure. Pity though as I have just signed up to the Meteor deal.