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Is anyone using Ovivo? What's it like?

Is anyone out there using Ovivo? What's it like as a network? In particular I'm considering the Freedom tariff with ads. Are they annoying?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jul. 2, 2013 at 07:54

Ovivo is pretty good – uses Vodafone network, so you get one of the best coverage areas you can get.
It shows you small ads during internet surfing using phone browser. There are no ads or interruptions if you are using data from any other app – like Facebook, game, Maps, etc.

Negatives:
- Allowance is small and it’s expensive once you are out of it
- No reasonable roaming
- Data connection can go down, when internal updates are happening

If you are a light phone user and don't mind occasional data outages Ovivo is a good budget option.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 1, 2013 at 11:57

Never even heard of them... But then, I'm in Ireland.
What network do they use?

Stelph  Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:07

There's. YouTube video of how the adverts work/come across

http://youtu.be/Lrjf3ujLffQ

Jan - ovivo is more or less an ad funded mobile service, think of it as an android free app with adverts compared to the full priced app that other paid for networks are. Any time you connect to the Internet you have to watch an unstoppable app AFAIK

satchef1  Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:10

Try looking in the HUKD threads on Ovivo - plenty of users in those.

@Jan - Vodafone via Cognatel. Ovivo offer free minutes, texts and data every month with a one-off SIM purchase of £15. Currently users get 150mins, 250txts and 500MB data per month for nothing. The network is ad funded. Most expected it to go bust pretty quick, but they've been trading for a few years now so seemingly it is working.

krogothnx  Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:58

I remember another ad-based mobile network, Blyk. that ran for a long while before they killed that, so don't speak too soon.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 1, 2013 at 13:16

Ah, thanks, satchef... I remember now. Just never paid that much attention since I live in the Banana Republic of RipOffistan

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 2, 2013 at 07:54

Ovivo is pretty good – uses Vodafone network, so you get one of the best coverage areas you can get.
It shows you small ads during internet surfing using phone browser. There are no ads or interruptions if you are using data from any other app – like Facebook, game, Maps, etc.

Negatives:
- Allowance is small and it’s expensive once you are out of it
- No reasonable roaming
- Data connection can go down, when internal updates are happening

If you are a light phone user and don't mind occasional data outages Ovivo is a good budget option.

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