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Prepaid carrier PlatinumTel introduces unlimited plan

It’s starting to feel like an unlimited voice and messaging plan is necessary to compete in the prepaid space these days. One company after another is adding one, and now we’re starting to see the under-the-radar carriers, including MVNOs, making this type of offering. The latest is PlatinumTel, which should have had a review up at this site a long time ago. They’ve introduced a flexible prepaid unlimited plan which allows customers to pick the length of their service.

The top-tier plan is $50, and it provides customers with unlimited voice minutes and text messages for 30 days. That’s about on par with other industry offerings, though a few recent ones have undercut that price point. The $50 card comes with 100MB of 3G Web data, which can be used for picture messaging.

There are two other options to go along with this. For $10 customers can get unlimited services for five days, and for $30 it lasts for 15 days. So essentially it’s $2 per day. This includes text messaging, but I’m fairly certain that each top-up does not come with the 100MB of data. Data charges are $0.0005 per KB.

Even better, PlatinumTel actually has some decent phones to use with this service, at least compared to other prepaid carriers. These include the Sanyo Katana II and the Motorola Q. They’re not the most up-to-date phones, but they handle 3G data, and the Q has a full QWERTY keyboard. Best yet, the handsets are under $100, so it won’t cost you a ton to try out the service.

The plan is available now at PlatinumTel’s website.