I should have paid more attention, I know. When I bought my new mobile 'phone earlier this year I topped it up with a £20 Pay As You Go voucher, thinking that would last me quite a long time.
Being hard of hearing I don't use the 'phone for calls, only for its camera and for web access via free WiFi. It is also handy to contact people via text messages if I am out and about without internet access.
I had been periodically checking my balance and still had £19.60 left - I don't text very much as you can tell.
Last weekend I needed to text P to arrange for him to come and collect me after a walk with the girls but for some reason it wouldn't send anything. When I eventually reached home and logged into my account it showed I had no balance so was unable to make any calls. What happened to my £19.60???
I hadn't read the small print. Any Pay As You Go top-up only lasts 90 days then expires.
Lesson learnt. I have now added £5, the minimum amount and made a note on my calendar to use it up before it goes AWOL.