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    What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    Goestation told me I can say this but Rover_Ke told me that this is not a question a native speaker would ask. So is it correct or incorrect? And what is the correct way of replying this question? like I topped up my mobile with 500 rupees coupon. Is it correct?

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    Re: What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    Goestation told me I can say this but Rover_Ke told me that this is not a question a native speaker would ask. So is it correct or incorrect? And what is the correct way of replying to this question? like Is it correct to say "I topped up my mobile with a 500-rupee rupees coupon"? Is it correct?
    If people in your area usually buy "top-up coupons" then your question would be natural. People use different terminology for mobile phone payments in different areas. Here in the States most people don't use pay-as-you-go plans ("Paygo" in the UK); we usually have subscription plans to which the whole idea of topping up doesn't apply, so we don't use that vocabulary. I think paygo plans are quite common in the UK -- I have three of them myself just for travel -- but they don't talk about "coupons" with regard to topping-up.
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    Re: What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    Firstly, when I used to have a pay-as-you-go plan in England I used vouchers, not coupons. To me, coupon suggests some kind of discount.

    Secondly, it's not the size of the voucher that's of interest, it's how much credit. I would naturally ask:

    How much (credit) did you top up (your phone) with?

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    Re: What size coupon did you top up your mobile with?

    I've heard voucher used not coupon for pay-as-you-go top-ups in the UK.

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