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O2_Sheena
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New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

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Hi all,

 

We are delighted to announce based on the feedback we received from you all on the Forum and in the Community we now have the Lend Me service available for our Speakeasy customers!

 

The Lend Me Service will provide a €2 credit to eligible prepay customers that they can use to make calls, send texts and access the mobile internet just as they would with regular credit.

 

To avail of this simply text Lend to 50201. When you next top up you will have the €2 plus a 25c charge deducted for using the service from your credit.

 

More details available at www.o2.ie/lendme.

 

This was all as a result of your feedback here so please do let us know what you think below!

 

Thanks guys! :smileyhappy:

 


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thisisadamh
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Very cool
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Good service O2. Well done
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kasia
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

€0.25 for lending €2... it's 12.5% - quite high rate...

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Perhaps but it's really only for emergencies and that's not a bad interest rate considering credit card charges would be a lot higher. It's a lender of last resort.
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

This sounds familiar! :smileytongue:

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

 


cookie wrote:
It's a lender of last resort.

 

And maybe soon the only lender in Ireland lol.

 

I think its a good service especially for when you are out and cant topup - and also for kids when they need to call home and are out of credit and money!

 

Good idea.

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Updated the post with a link to http://www.o2.ie/lendme
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km086
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Kids when they are out, and whether or not they are out of money, are very good at sending a "Can you call me" message.

 

Surely that's much smarter than borrowing €2 from O2 at 12.5% for a week (which equals 650% per annum) or however long it is until their next top-up. I'd rather borrow from the IMF :smileywink:

 

Please don't take kids and their parents for mugs - we've all had enough of that.

It may be a good service if you're really stuck but it's an emergency bailout only - and it's priced accordingly.

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

I stand to be corrected but as far as I know O2 offer both call me and lend me services. Anyone confirm this?
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km086
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

You're right about the Call me - that was my point.
Call me is a free service (for kids out of credit).
As the ultimate bill payer, I would much prefer my kids to use "Call me" for free than "Lend me" at a one-off cost of 12.5%.
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

I'm a bill pay so I'd never use the service but if I was I'd feel guilty making another friend or family member call me and pay for the call so if I was desperate and needed to speak to someone I'd use it. But as I said earlier it certainly is a lender of last resort. So I do agree with you about kids.
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km086
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

I agree about the guilt thing - I wouldn't send a Call Me to my mates either.

 

My original comment was in response to the person who said Lend Me was good for kids who had no credit and needed to contact their parents. I just meant there was a better alternative for that scenario - Call Me.

 

My kids use Call Me all the time, whether they have credit or not. Since I am the ultimate bill payer, I'm delighted about that because it's cheaper for me to call them on my billpay than for them to use their prepay credit.  It shows they have developed some sense of value/cost. 

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Bill payers always get stung with 'Call me'

But free texts and calls to o2 customers mean it's no bother to me, unless I don't want to call them...
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km086
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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

I disagree - why do you say "billpayers always get stung with Call me"?

I'd could say everybody (except O2) gets stung with Lend Me.

 

Depends what you mean by "get stung".

As a parent, I pay the bill for my own billpay phone and my family's prepay phones.

 

For me, getting stung is paying a 12.5% premium (via them using Lend me) so they can phone me rather than them using Call me - either way, I'm going to pay but I'll pay 12.5% extra if they use Lend me.

 

I'm sure lend me is a great service for some people - just not for parents and children.

 

That's alll I'm saying.

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Hi I am complaining about the lend me service because I keep getting refused it and I want to know why is that?

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Re: New: Lend Me Service For Speakeasy Customers!

Have you been able to get this before? The only reason that this would happen if the terms of the promotion are not followed...
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