Lycamobile now charges 5 cents per minute instead of 2 cents on its Pay As You Go
It seems that the change announced six months ago that included raising Lycamobile’s Pay As You Go minute rate from 2 cents to 5 cents per minute has started being effective. A number of Lycamobile customers on Howard Forums are reporting that last few days they are being charged 5 cents per minute on outgoing calls on their old Lyca SIM instead of 2 cents, while rate on incoming calls remained 2 cents per minute.
This change has been announced in July last year, a week after Lycamobile has introduced their new Lycamobile Plus service plans. In order to switch to new plans, customers are required to order a new free Lycamobile Plus SIM. One of the users on Howard Forums that was charged 5¢ per minute for an outgoing call on his old Lyca SIM has swapped the old SIM with a new one and his minute rate went back to 2 cents. However, according to them, the new Lyca Plus SIM does not offer cellular data.
Pay As You Go rates on Lycamobile’s website, also, are nowhere to find. There is a Pay As You Go link placed under Tariffs at the bottom of the Cell Phone Shop page and than on all the pages available from that page like Phones on plan, Our Plans and Offers. However, all Pay As You Go links lead to new Lycamobile Plus monthly plans.
This is probably a Lycamobile’s way to make existing customers switch to their new Plus SIM and new Plus service plans but whether that’s fair, is another thing.
Lycamobile’s Pay As You Go plan doesn’t expire if a user makes a call, sends a text or uses any data at least ones per 90 days. The original announcement of the voice rate increase from six months ago included 5 cents for incoming calls as well. Luckily, no one has reported that being charged yet. Other Pay As You Go rates that Howard Forums users have reported are 2¢ per minute for incoming calls, 4¢ per outgoing texts while incoming text are free.