I guess the moral of this story might be – if it looks too good to be true, it probably is…
Is it a dodo?
The ovivo logo looks like bird resisting the weight of a great rhinoceros. If you have recently signed up for a free subscription to the mobile phone company ovivo, you may be surprised to learn that the company has ceased trading. Their home page now contains a form to get your PAC code but who knows if they will be able to deal with all the requests?
Glimmer of hope
You may be able to get a refund from your debit or credit card if you signed up in the last few days under the Chargeback scheme. There is an article on the Money Saving Expert site including a template for a letter to send your bank. Giffgaff is offering £5 of credit to anyone transferring their number from ovivo, but the deadline for transferring your number is the end of April – and there is no guarantee that ovivo will release the PAC code in time.
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