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23-08-2019, 14:57   #1651
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Top up by 15, calls + 15GB, keep top up

Following month use the top up to buy Ireland Plus which is calls+text+15GB.

So if you don't use text during top up month, then 2 months for 15 ie 7.50 per month.

AFAIK credit expires 90 days after top up so topping up and immediately buying Ireland plus bundle is free money for Lyca.
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23-08-2019, 18:15   #1652
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You had me doubting myself but I just checked and it's definitely the Ireland Plus bundle - Not top ups.

You don't need to buy the bundle every month. The €15 top up alone will give you unlimited calls and lots of GB of data. You also get €15 back in credit.
Then the following month use that credit of €15 to buy the Ireland Plus.
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23-08-2019, 20:28   #1653
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...top up automatically with €15 each month. So why then does my account show a balance in the region of €23?
Only speculating but you might not have been buying bundles all the way through since March. Top up gives calls + 15GB. Credit older than 3 months is gone so there's possibly 30 euro accumulated but with texts excluded from the top up offer, the 7 euro difference could be for sent texts. What does the usage history show, if there's a charge shown for any text then it was outside bundle which indicates the bundle wasn't active.

Also, calls to 1890, 1850, 0818 etc are charged for as they aren't included in the bundle.

Also check whether or not the bundle is set to auto renew. Auto top up might not necessarily mean bundle auto renew.

Anyway if you've checked all that already then don't know why there's that amount of credit built up.

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am i right in saying that with Lyca you have to look at ads (or at least have to skip them) to surf the net?
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19-09-2019, 20:55   #1655
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am i right in saying that with Lyca you have to look at ads (or at least have to skip them) to surf the net?

No of course not. Where in gods name did you hear that?
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No of course not. Where in gods name did you hear that?
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22-09-2019, 06:26   #1658
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I don't see any ads anymore on mine. They appeared for a couple of days (very infrequently) about a month ago but don't anymore. I don't use an ad locker.
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I think that poster might have been referring to the lycamobile.ie website.

Not for general browsing from your phone
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a good bundle imo currently (if you can get by with 5gb on the bundle month by using wifi in places) is the Europe Plus bundle
5gb data with europe roaming
300 mins voice that can be used to call landline and mobile pretty much anywhere in Europe so if you want / need to be able to call European numbers very useful

10 euro

so for example,

top up 15 twice for 2 30 day periods = 30 euro credit and Ireland + data in those periods
3 x 10 euro Europe Plus bundles = 30 credit

so that's basically 6 euro cost per 30 days.
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top up 15 twice for 2 30 day periods = 30 euro credit and Ireland + data in those periods
3 x 10 euro Europe Plus bundles = 30 credit
Just to point out that credit expires after 90 days so stagger the 15 top ups rather than topping up in consecutive months.

Eg
1st Month 15e top up => 15e balance
2nd Month 10e bundle => 5e balance
3rd Month 15e top up => 20e balance
4th Month 10e bundle => 10e balance
5th Month 10e bundle => 0e balance
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Just to point out that credit expires after 90 days so stagger the 15 top ups rather than topping up in consecutive months.

Eg
1st Month 15e top up => 15e balance
2nd Month 10e bundle => 5e balance
3rd Month 15e top up => 20e balance
4th Month 10e bundle => 10e balance
5th Month 10e bundle => 0e balance
fair enough -> yes that's what I do - was less typing just to paint the overall picture
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23-09-2019, 16:55   #1664
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Just to point out that credit expires after 90 days so stagger the 15 top ups rather than topping up in consecutive months.

Eg
1st Month 15e top up => 15e balance
2nd Month 10e bundle => 5e balance
3rd Month 15e top up => 20e balance
4th Month 10e bundle => 10e balance
5th Month 10e bundle => 0e balance
I thought you could not use the 15€ top up credit to buy bundles for the following month. On port in offer again at minute but noticed the terms of the top up offer states can't be used for bundles?
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23-09-2019, 17:34   #1665
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https://www.lycamobile.ie/en/special...top-up-offers/
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The free credit cannot be used to purchase additional Lycamobile products (i.e. bundles, roaming Services) and the credit cannot be transferred. The free credit cannot be used to call Premium Service numbers.
Others can confirm but that refers to free credit only. Lyca may, in the past, have given a couple of euro extra free credit when topping up but not any more. They just didn't bother updating the terms to delete that wording.

Top up wouldn't be considered free credit.

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