Items tagged with prepaid plans

Verizon this week released its $80 prepaid unlimited wireless plan. The price tag and promise of “unlimited data, talk, and text” may seem tempting, however, the plan is rife with pitfalls. First, what is Verizon’s latest plan? The telecommunications company guarantees unlimited data, talk, and text across the United States without any contracts or credit checks. This plan also includes unlimited texting to over two hundred countries and unlimited talk to Mexico and Canada. According to Tami Erwin, executive vice president of operations for Verizon, “In just months, Verizon has transformed its prepaid offerings to make it easier and more affordable for customers to get access to the best... Read more...
After introducing new unlimited plans last month, T-Mobile plans to quietly phase out the use of its myFaves calling feature. Similar to other calling circles from other networks, myFaves allows unlimited calling to any five numbers regardless of what network the users are on. T-Mobile doesn’t plan to drop support for customers who already use the feature. In a statement provided to FierceWireless, T-Mobile said: "Our new Even More plans, which feature options for unlimited calling, text and data service, have taken the place of our myFaves unlimited calling feature…. We continue to offer the myFaves home screen, at no additional charge, across our broad portfolio of phones as a way for customers... Read more...
T-Mobile recently introduced new no-contract, unlimited use wireless plans. In many circumstances, the new Even More Plus plans are cheaper than offerings from other major carriers and are also among the lowest price prepaid plans we’ve seen yet.The Even More Plus plans offer free nights, weekends, and T-Mobile to T-Mobile calling. The unlimited talk plan costs $49.99. If you want unlimited talk and text, it will cost an additional $10. For $79.99, you’ll get unlimited talk, text, and smartphone Web access. Other options include two-line family plans with similar features for $79.99, $99.99, and $139.99 as well as plans with limited minutes.  The new plans will certainly be appealing to... Read more...
It appears Boost Mobile’s new $50 unlimited everything plan has become a victim of its own success. Customers using the prepaid wireless service owned by Sprint Nextel have been experiencing delays in receiving text messages lately. According to reports, customers and dealers have complained that text messages often arrive hours late, sometimes in the middle of the night. One customer complained to an AP reporter saying, "I got five text messages at 4 o'clock in the morning that I sent myself nine hours before." A Boost representative has acknowledged the problem and said the text delays have lasted anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. The problems have been an issue since March. Most... Read more...