dr who, on Mar 20 2006, 17:06, said:
Just got a text purporting to be from Orange (mobile number +447800003211) offering unlimited weekend calls or double minutes and texts by replying with postcode.
Real or spam???
Clearly spam from a dodgy upgrade company. I understand that Orange only requires your postcode and mobile number to access some limited information about your account - and I believe - to also process an upgrade on your behalf.
Unlimited weekend calls and double minutes and texts, I believe, were features of getting an upgrade on Orange without handset - adding another minimum term to your contract.
Handsetless upgrades are popular for these scams, as people think they're just agreeing to extra minutes/texts - but actually agree to an extension to the minimum term AND lose the right to a handset upgrade until the end of the new minimum term. As they don't receive a new handset, no warning bells ring. I believe Orange are updating/adjusting their rewards for handsetless upgrades due to these problems.