UK virtual mobile network Ovivo Mobile has closed, affecting what’s thought to be tens of thousands of customers.
The network has posted a message on its website that says “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.”
Facebook and Twitter accounts for the company have also been disabled.
Customers can transfer their mobile phone numbers to another network by applying for a PAC code online.
Although Ovivo Mobile offered a basic tariff that was funded by advertising, customers could also buy credit on a ‘pay as you go’ basis for a larger monthly allowance of calls, text messages or mobile data.
Its service worked on the Vodafone UK network via mobile virtual network aggregator Cognatel.