Yet another prepaid carrier has started offering a bring your own device option. PrepaYd Wireless, an MVNO of the Sprint network, recently announced that customers can bring their own Sprint devices for activation. The only catch: not all devices are compatible. For instance, you can’t bring the iPhone, a BlackBerry, or a Palm device, nor can you bring any LTE phone or any push-to-talk handset. There are probably other case-by-case. In addition, while they run on the Sprint network no Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile phones are compatible either. PrepaYd recommends that customers visit an authorized dealer for activation. You can visit www.prepaydwireless.com/locator to find a location near you.
It does seem that PrepaYd Wireless is gearing up for some competition in the prepaid market. They already offer a wide range of monthly no-contract plans that can fit many users’ needs. Now they’re adding another valuable service: unlimited international text messaging. This isn’t a bold new feature or anything, but since most carriers of their type already offer it, it’s merely them catching up. there is no change to plan prices, which range from $35 to $60 per month, with no additional taxes or fees.
Late last year a new MVNO, PrepaYd Wireless, introduced a $40 unlimited plan that includes talk, text, and mobile web. Another $5 adds smartpone data to that plan, meaning it’s in line with other popular carriers such as Straight Talk. Now they’ve upped the ante by offering an unlimited 4G data plan for $60 per month. This uses Sprint’s WiMax network, so the handset selection is limited. Currently PrepaYd only offers the HTC EVO Shift and the Samsung Conquer for its 4G plans. You can find more information, and pick up a phone, at PrepaYd’s website.
It might not offer rates quite as cheap as Republic Wireless, but a new prepaid carrier, PrepaYd Wireless, does offer three plans at relative bargain prices. It is an MVNO of the Sprint network, as are many of the MVNOs featured in our pay as you go cell phone providers. With three tiers of plans and the availability of Android smartphones, it could make a dent in the prepaid wireless market.