Right now if you sign-up to some of T-Mobile‘s Flext price plans, you’ll get free evening and weekend landline calls thrown in. That looks like a pretty good deal to me.
So good, that I phoned up T-Mobile this weekend to enquire as to whether I could ‘get’ that for my T-Mobile account. You see I (unwittingly) signed up to an 18-month contract when I got my (now phonejacked) Nokia N95. No one actually asked me if I wanted to extend my contract. It just happened. This is really, really, really bad. I only wanted a 12-month commitment.
But then, this sort of idiot thing happening is useful — it means I’m not reporting second, third or fourth hand. It’s nice to be screwed like the rest of the population as then I feel I can give a good, objective perspective when anyone asks.
Anyway, I’m on the biggest of T-Mobile’s Flext price plans which routinely affords me 400 quid’s worth of credit to blow each month. I usually get down to about 100 quid’s worth of credit left.
I’d like to have the free evening and weekend calls too. That’s not possible, because this wasn’t a valid offer when I got my N95. It’s for… brand new customers only.
On the phone, the polite chap from T-Mobile explained that shortly, I too would be able to benefit from this deal. July 6th. After July 6th, I can phone up and get my price-plan modified accordingly.
So if you’re on T-Mobile Flext and you don’t currently have free evening and weekend calls, make sure to call T-Mobile at the end of the week.
The best thing about Flext? I, unlike you, don’t have to pay 35-40p a minute to speak to someone on another network.
I’m confidently asserting that you — that is you, dear reader, are being nailed to the wall by your operator whenever you call someone on a different network. The chances are that your price plan is just silly. By default, for example, Vodafone generally knocks you for 35p a minute to call any other network. It really is just ridiculous to pay that amount of money. Obviously you don’t start paying until you’ve fragged your existing minutes. But still. Stupid. So I really do like Flext.