Orange Wednesday

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by stevetrom, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Anyone on Orange and able to send me a 2 for 1 code :)

    Want to go and see The Watchmen this afternoon and am too stingy to pay for 2 tickets !
  2. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    Too late to help you for yesterday but here's Martin Lewis's tips for getting the 2 for 1 tickets in the future

    It's quite simple really, just buy a £1 pay-as-you-go Sim from Orange and then use this to grab the tickets.

    A Sim is the small (roughly 2cm by 1cm) microchip card that you insert into a phone when it's first set up. It provides the identity of a phone for the mobile network, so it can recognise, bill and send calls to individual customers. The Sim card is usually located behind the battery on the back of the phone. Therefore when you temporarily change the Sim card in your phone, you've technically got an Orange phone.

    Bag a free sim card or even get paid to do it

    Orange commonly offers free sim cards through a variety of ways, currently the following routes work:

    Standard free sims.

    Simply click on free sim cards, (on the orange website) and then 'sign up today'; enter your details and you'll receive a sim card in the post. To use it, you must top it up with £10, but this also gets you 300 free texts, so you can make calls and texts within the ten pounds and utilise it for the free 2 for 1 cinema loophole described below. The credit won't expire, though the sim will become dormant if not used for six months. As soon as you make a call or top-up it will be reactivated.

    Get 60p cashback.

    It’s currently possible to get exactly the same deal as above, but also earn cashback on top. Simply sign via cashback website and it’ll give you up to 60p cash as well. Quidco, Topcashback and Wepromiseto offer this deal; to find the best cashback use the Cashback Maximiser. To find If you’re new to cashback sites, please read the pros and cons in the Best Cashback Sites guide first.

    You may need to unlock your handset

    One tiny fly in the ointment is that when you put the Sim card in your phone it may not work. That's because some mobile networks lock handsets so only their sim cards can be used in the phone. If your sim card doesn't work, there's an easy, free and legal way to unlock it. For details read the Unlock Your Mobile article. (on moneysaving expert website)

    How to get the 2for1 deal
    The process of getting the 2 for 1 is quite simple. Once you get the Orange sim, pop it in your phone instead of your normal Sim, then text Film to 241 or call 241, it'll then send you a message (which costs 35p/text) which you show the box office to get the deal.

    How long will the Sim last?

    To keep the Sim activated you need to make a call at least once every six months. Yet this includes free calls to check your balance, just dial 453 from your phone and this will count as a call.

    However do remember you have to pay to receive the 2 for 1 text from Orange (it's 35p). The PAYG initially has £1 credit on it and once it runs out you will need to top it up.

    When the credit does run out the minimum top-up amount is £5. If you know you're going to use that amount of credit for cheap cinema tickets fine, if not just buy a new sim card as and when you need it.

    Any possible problems?

    Within Orange's terms and conditions it does state 'Text tickets are issued on a priority basis to active customers who spend over £5 per month with Orange. Orange may revise the terms of this promotion from time to time.'

    This means it does have a get-out clause and while I've not yet heard of anyone falling foul of this there's always a chance. Then again the outlay is only £1. See Orange's full Terms and Conditions.

    Get permanent £1.40 cinema tickets
    There's a sneaky addition to this loophole, allowing you and a mate to get four films a month for £11. Cineworld cinemas offers an Unlimited films pass for £11/month; and better still I've confirmed this works with the Orange Wednesday codes so a pass holder can take a partner/mate for free. Overall this means unlimited movies for you, plus your pal gets four free films a month, all for £11.
  3. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    yeh, the sim card thing only works if you have an unlocked phone tho.

    Mine is locked to the 3 network, so unless I want to buy an orange sim card, would have to buy an orange phone too!
  4. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    If you go on there is a piece telling you how to get the phone unlocked free.