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No More Free SIMs, Lycamobile Now Charging $7 Shipping & Handling

New to the US T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile has been offering free SIMs since they launched in March. I think that's a great way to encourage potential customers to try out the service at minimal cost.

I'm sure lots of folks ordered a SIM "just in case" they ever need one and because it was free. The free ride ended today. Lyca SIMs are still "free" but there's now a $7 "shipping and handling" charge. That's not an unreasonable price, most prepaid operators charge between $5 and $20 for a SIM and shipping.

I hope now that Lyca is charging for shipping they can at least reliably deliver the SIMs. For at least the first couple of months after the launch users were been complaining that their free SIMs never arrived. I experienced it myself and had to order a SIM three times before I finally got one!

If you don't want to pay $7, Lycamobile SIMs are still available for under a buck including shipping on both eBay and Amazon.

Source: lycamobile.us via HowardForums

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  1. I would be more interested in trying Lycamobile if they didn't change programs and pricing every week or two, and then apparently even existing customers have to change. Is that the way things are done in the UK, which I believe is their homebase? Here in the USA many of us expect to purchase a product or program we can count on existing for more than a few weeks.

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  2. Every day a different surprise from Lyca....I would wait a year or two (if they are still in biz by than, which I highly doubt) so they can get their act together, to try them out.

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  3. I have no interest in Lyca. I'm waiting for Aio Wireless to offer service in my area. Aio seems to be exactly what I am looking for.

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  4. Sure, Aio is interesting, but I suspect it will be some time before it becomes available to those of us who are not in major cities, if ever.

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  5. lyca has decent coverage near me but bad coverage not too far away. I was looking into getting a dual SIM android and using lyca as my primary SIM and getting at&t $2/day only on days used SIM for emergencies incase I travel where Lcya doesn't have coverage. Does the go phone $2 day plan only work with basic phones or does it only provide data to basic phones, not smart phones? Has anyone tried doing this setup?

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    1. The AT&T $2/day plan will work with smartphones with no data availability.

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  6. Dennis, do you know how to choose 2c/min Paygo for Lyca. There was no such option about paygo when I chose bundle plan. And custom service told me I have to choose a bundle and after that I can use Paygo

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    1. For pay as you go you don't select a plan. Just select any amount in the "Need Pay-As-You-Go Recharge?" drop pdown,

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    2. Thank you Dennis! You are the Man!

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  7. I just ordered a Lycamobile SIM last week, and it was free if you bought a monthly PIN or refill. In fact, the PIN was discounted so it was only $25 for a SIM and a PIN for the $29/month plan. Three day shipping via FedEx.

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  8. Do lyca mobile dealers charge for sim card? say with 10$ card purchase?

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    1. That's up to the individual dealer but most do.

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