Launched in September 2014, this MVNO is owned by TextNow and, like their parent company, uses the Sprint network. Unlike other carriers, their service is data-centric and everything is handled via a data connection. However, if the data connection is not fast enough, the carrier will switch to a more traditional network.
Pros: Touch Mobile's network is extremely versatile utilizing faster data connections, Wifi connections and also more traditional phone networks.
Cons: Because this is a newer MVNO, there is a risk that the company might overextend themselves. Additionally, you cannot purchase a phone directly from their website and prices are not listed, which is inconvenient at best.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: All plans are unlimited
Touch Mobile offer four different plans, all of which include unlimited text and voice minutes via WiFi or cellular network. Plans range from $20 - $50 and include unlimited low-speed internet and limited high speed internet ranging from 200 MB to 2 GB.
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Customer Service: Touch Mobile doesn't have any online customer service support, and all customer service issues must be handled via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-855-45TOUCH (1-855-458-6824). All the dealings I have had with their customer service reps and even the higher-ups have been excellent.
Free Nights: No
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: No
Daily Access Fee: No
Text and Picture Messaging: Unlimited
Data Plans: All of Touch Mobile's plans include unlimited lower speed data, and limited higher speed data. The $20 plan includes 200 MB of 4G data, the $25 plan includes 500 MB of 4G data, the $35 plan includes 1 GB of 4G data and the $50 plan includes 2 GB of 4G data.
Downloads: Touch Mobile does not offer exclusive downloads, but third-party apps, wallpapers and ringtones can be downloaded to compatible phones.
International Calling: Touch Mobile does not currently offer international calling.
Text Messaging Available: Yes
Roaming Charges: Roaming is not included so there are no charges
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: No
Calling Features: 3-way calling, Caller ID, Call waiting
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: Yes
Activation Fee: None
Nationwide Long Distance: Included - all calls are billed at the same rate
911 Calls: Yes
Phones: Phones can be purchased by calling Touch Mobile customer service or at select Fry's Electronics retail locations. Fry's Electronics Website also carries Touch Mobile phones as does Text Now's website. You can also bring your own Sprint device.
Standard Calling Features: 3-way calling, Caller ID, Call waiting, voicemail
Some Available Cell Models: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Victory
Cheapest Phone Model: varies