There's no denying that talking has taken a back seat to data usage and texting in the United States, with carriers far and wide offering up unlimited minutes like they're candy, while charging an arm and a leg for a small pool of data
. Such is the world of supply and demand. That said, those who are situated in a different country from their family members still face challenges, particularly on the mobile front.
Ultra Mobile, a prepaid mobile provider serving international communities across the United States, today unveiled Ultra Zero in an effort to lend a hand. The feature enables Ultra Mobile subscribers to make international calls to Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom at zero cents per minute for the first 1,000 minutes. It's now bundled in the operator's unlimited, no-contract plans, which start at $19 per month. In addition to Ultra Zero, the company announced that it is massively reducing the price of calling another 1.5 billion people in Cuba, Haiti, India, Nepal, Nigeria, and Poland.
All Ultra Mobile plans now include 4G data, unlimited global SMS, 0¢ international calling, international calling credit, Call Me Free, and nationwide talk, and if you're looking to chat across borders frequently, it may be a wise one to consider.