Ovivo Mobile, the MVNO that offered free minutes, calls, and data for absolutely nothing per month running on the Vodafone network, appears to have closed its doors in the past couple of hours. In a statement posted on its website, the company said:
Dear OVIVO Customers,
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.
The company was still taking orders for SIM cards (at a cost of £20 per SIM card) up until the announcement that was posted earlier this evening, existing credit on the system cannot be accessed, leaving both new and existing customers out-of-pocket. Even worse for existing customers is that mobile signal for the MVNO has reportedly been shut off, leaving customers without any phone or data connection.
The closure looks to have been enforced by the company simply running out of cash with rumours the company only having around £10,000 to its name.
It seems as though the termination wasn’t entirely unexpected, but why they didn’t give their customers enough notice to find an alternate network, and stop selling the SIM cards to unsuspecting customers, is a mystery.
The company’s social media accounts have been deactivated, and no method of contact has been left on the Ovivo website. Consumers can, however, request a PAC code over at ovivomobile.com.
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