Lyca Mobile's pay as you go plan that they are now being charged 5¢/minute for outgoing calls, it's still 2/c for incoming calls. The price had been 2¢ per minute for both outgoing and ingoing. So far the price increase has only happened to Lycamobile users with "old" Lycamobile SIMs. Users with "new" aka "Lycamobile Plus" SIMs are still getting charged 2¢/minute, at least for now.
The new SIMs that still get the 2¢ rate were introduced last July. They are called "Lycamobile Plus" SIMs as opposed just plain "Lycamobile" for the old SIMs. The new SIMs, unlike the old ones, support MMS and work in locked T-Mobile phones as well as unlocked GSM phones. They also get LTE data on monthly plans. The only disadvantage of the new SIMs is that they do no get any data at all on the PayGo plans. The old SIMs still get 3G data at 6¢/MB.
Lycamobile's PayGo plan is a sort of a secret. It's not mentioned on the Lycamobile site but is the default plan that Lycamobile accounts fall back to when there's no active monthly plan. New customers can get the PayGo plan by activating a Lycamobile SIM and adding a $10 top up you. Monthly plan users can switch to PayGo by adding a $10 top up and waiting for their plan month to expire.
Even at 5¢/minute the Lyca PayGo plan is a good deal for light users because airtime never expires as long as a call is made, text is sent or data is used at least every 90 days. Other perks include free calls to toll-free numbers and free incoming texts (outgoing texts are 4¢ each).
If you have an old SIM and want to switch to get the 2¢ rate, Lyca will send you a new Lycamobile Plus SIM if you call 611 from your Lyca phone and ask. However, there's no guarantee that the 2¢ rate for new SIMs will last. Since last July, Lycamobile customer support has been saying that the PayGo voice rate is supposed to be 5¢/minute for everyone.
In other Lycamobile news, a reader discovered that the coverage map on the Lycamobile site now shows "partner" (roaming coverage) and the Terms and Conditions section the $45 and higher plan pages states "US roaming allotment: 250 minutes; 200 texts; 0 data (see coverage map for details)". So far I haven't seen any reports of users actually experiencing roaming.
Related: Prepaid Operator Profile - Lycamobile