To be honest, we’d often wondered how long OVIVO Mobile could continue with deals that oftentimes seemed too good to be true.
And here we find ourselves face to face with what cynics had been predicting all along, the arguably premature death of one of the most fascinating MVNOs out there. RIP OVIVO Mobile.
The OVIVO proposition was a strange one: pay a one-off fee – yes, one-off – and receive a fairly decent recurring monthly allowance (£15 bagged you 150 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of data). In turn, customers simply had to endure occasional adverts in their browsers.
Alas, it’s no more, with the Vodafone-riding MVNO announcing on its webpage – quite suddenly – that OVIVO Mobile is closing down tonight.
“Dear OVIVO Customers,” begins the network solemnly. “We are very sad to announce that for reasons beyond our control, OVIVO Mobile is closing down on the evening of Wednesday 19th March 2014.
“We'd like to thank each and every one of you for your support and friendship over the last two years.
"To keep your OVIVO number, just fill out this form, and we’ll send you your PAC code.”
In its dying breath, OVIVO sighed: “We will arrange for your PAC code to arrive as quickly as possible but there is a high demand for this service.” With that, the life support was switched off.
And that’s the end of OVIVO Mobile. Anyone out there affected? The HotUKDeals massive appears to have formed an angry mob on account of the short notice. Needless to say, feel free to let rip below. Alternatively, you might wish instead to share the good times you had with OVIVO; all comments welcome.