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Ring Plus Debuts Mad Plans


Ring Plus, a Sprint MVNO, previously offered a good portion of its plans on a free tier. Essentially, the company would use something called Ring Plus Radio to play advertisements instead of ringing. This allows the company to offer free calling and free plans to customers. However, it seems that customers at Ring Plus were requesting a different type of service, so the company rolled out new plans that will operate only on Sprint’s network—without ads. Now, Ring Plus offers free plans, premium plans that use advertisements, and new plans which are ad-free. These new plans are called mad plans.

Let’s take a look:

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Pure Talk USA Discontinues $5 Senior Plan


Recently, AT&T MVNO Pure Talk USA switched up its senior plans. Previously kicking off the Senior AddVantage plans with a $5 plan including 80 minutes, the company discontinued the cheapest option. The new plans now begin at $10.

With these new plans, Pure Talk is also running a little promotion. Until December 1, anyone on the AddVantage plans can refer a friend and receive a $25 gift card, so long as the friend stays active on the service for two billing cycles.

Let’s take a look at the AddVantage plans:

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HTC Desire 530 Comes to MetroPCS at Discounted Rate


MetroPCS, an MVNO owned and operated by T-Mobile, recently launched a new smartphone to its lineup. The HTC Desire 530 has been available to T-Mobile customers since July, but MetroPCS customers seem to be getting a better deal due to the wait. While the device is available for $159.99 at T-Mobile, it’s being sold to MetroPCS customers for $79 after rebates.

Here are the specs:

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Tello Overview


Tello, an MVNO of Sprint, is a fairly new prepaid company that is ready for the competition. The company mainly prides itself on “no fees whatsoever” being involved with its service. I thought since new MVNOs appear all the time, and many are short lived, you might like an overview of what Tello has to offer.

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Prepaid Faceoff: Lycamobile VS. Chit Chat




With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at two companies – T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile, and Sprint MVNO Chit Chat Mobile. Lycamobile has plans heavy with international features, but it also has plans that can appeal to the high or low data user. Chit Chat Mobile, however, only offers one plan with data— additional is purchased as an add on.

Here’s how they compare:

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TracFone Opens Stores, Refocuses on Customer Service

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TracFone Wireless is the top selling prepaid brand in the United States, and there are no signs of it slowing down yet. The company is working on improving its customer service as well as expanding its already massive customer base. Over the summer, TracFone announced plans to start opening TracFone exclusive stores. Since the announcement in June, the company has opened five locations.

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Wednesday App Review: IFTTT


IFTTT? Bless you. Just kidding— IFTTT stands for IF This Then That, a productivity app with a very simple description: “IF connects the apps you love.” The interesting name, plain description, and 4-star rating caught my attention. So I downloaded.

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Expo Mobile Increases Data but Still Falls Short

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Recently Expo Mobile, an MVNO of Sprint and Verizon, increased the data allotment on three of its unlimited plans. The company did this at no extra charge, and it’s clear they are trying to keep up with competition—although I think the effort still falls short. It also looks like the T-Mobile GSM service has been discontinued, so only Sprint and Verizon phones can be activated.

Here is the lineup of plans, post-changes:

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iPhone 7 Launching on Prepaid


As you probably know, the iPhone 7 was unveiled on September 7. There was a lot of hype, as this is Apple’s newest flagship phone, and so far I’d say the launch has been successful. Both T-Mobile and Sprint have reported record breaking sales for the pre-order and T-Mobile has already sold four times more iPhone 7 than it did iPhone 6. Sprint stated that its pre-order numbers were up 375% from last year.

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Ultra Mobile Revamps Plans


Recently, Ultra Mobile, a T-Mobile MVNO, decided to revamp its services. While Ultra Mobile was the first carrier to offer unlimited international text, it seems the company thought there was still room to improve. Ultra Mobile has introduced a couple new plans, changed up its data service, added new calling destinations, and refreshed some of the more expensive plans — so I thought it best to just do an overview of what Ultra Mobile plans are looking like now.

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Boom! Mobile Overview


With the ever-growing list of MVNO options, and new ones sprouting up all the time, I thought it would be good to do an overview of Boom! Mobile. Boom is a fairly new MVNO that operates using all four of the main network carriers. It refers to the networks on its site as T, S, V, and AT&T—but by color coding them, Boom doesn’t leave much room for imagination! Boom has generated a lot of hype simply from its low priced plans, which all include voice and data roaming.

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