Carphone Warehouse MVNO has launched an overdraft facility for customers in conjunction with its carrier partner, Vodafone.
Talkmobile runs off the Vodafone network. The overdraft service, called Lifesaver, will allow Talkmobile prepay customers to borrow £1 when they run out of credit. Customers are required to pay back the credit next time they top up, along with a 10p service charge.
Vodafone UK wholesale director Tim Stone said: “Vodafone Wholesale makes it simple and easy for our MVNOs to offer their customers innovative services. Talkmobile is the first to offer this extra to its customers and we expect other Vodafone MVNOs to take this up too.”
Talkmobile director Paul Layte said: “This is a great value added service for our prepay customers, ensuring they never run out of credit and that in an emergency they can make that vital call or text.”