12-08-2010 11:43 AM - edited 16-08-2010 09:05 AM
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!
12-08-2010 04:07 PM
13-08-2010 10:51 AM
14-08-2010 08:45 PM
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!
28-11-2010 10:17 PM
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
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.
28-11-2010 10:33 PM
28-11-2010 10:40 PM
28-11-2010 10:43 PM
28-11-2010 11:17 PM
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.
29-11-2010 08:58 AM
29-11-2010 05:56 PM
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.