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LycaMobile Review

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LycaMobile, as with Lebara Mobile, are focused more on international calls than on domestic. Having said that, you will still save money by using a LycaMobile sim card instead of one from a major network. Using 150 minutes and 40 texts will saving you £23.70 if you use LycaMobile instead of Orange.

Their domestic rates are not the best, but where they really stand out are in international calls. Calls to other countries start from just 1p per minute, so if you have friends or family living abroad that you call regularly it's well worth getting one of their sim cards. Be sure to check their rates to the country you want to call, however.

LycaMobile runs on the O2 infrastructure, so you won't experience any problems with coverage. Customer support is also highly rated, with staff that are multilingual.

Downsides include expensive calls to both 0800 and 0870 numbers. They're not the worst offenders in the department, but neither are they anywhere near the cheapest. Want to send a picture or video message? You're out of luck, LycaMobile does not support MMS. Watch out for hidden charges too, their offers can be misleading so make sure you read the fine-print carefully. An example of this is that LycaMobile will tell you that calling other LycaMobile Plus numbers is free - they won't tell you that this only applies to LycaMobile numbers outside the UK or that they'll charge you a 15p connection charge, neither will they tell you that these 'free' calls are capped at 30 minutes before you start to get charged.

If you're going to be calling internationally then LycaMobile is worth a look, but please read the fine-print and understand their tariffs. Otherwise, you might be in for a nasty shock when you get your bill.


Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870
£0.10p £0.09p £0.15p £0.00p £0.00 £0.15 £0.25p

LycaMobiles rates are not great for domestic calls, they're not the worst either. 10p per minute is about 4p dearer than the cheapest networks, but there's plenty of networks offering cheaper call rates, landline calls are great value at 3p per minute. 9p for a text message is reasonable, and data at 15p a megabyte isn't the worst you'll find, you do get a free daily allowance of 10mb however. MMS is not supported, so you won't be able to send video or text messages. International rates start at 1p per minute, these vary by country however.

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