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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.

5 Responses

  1. Bob Says

    Now $60 with unlimited data.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/PlatinumTel/39016733194ref=search&sid=1647011754.3869530124..1


    Posted on August 27th, 2009 at 7:20 pm
  2. Laney Says

    I have the Straight Talk unlimited talk, text and 30mb of data for $45/month which is really great because it runs on Verizon’s network which is nationwide and really gives more superior coverage.


    Posted on September 15th, 2009 at 7:41 am
  3. pattyrn Says

    you cant even begin to compare the q9c on evdo using what ever browser you want on windows mobile from ptel vs str talk with their slow crippled 1x browser if sprint works 99 percent of the places you are it is great then get a cheap fone on page plus for $2 a month. if u need a back up. I have tested both and both are a good deal but I hate wap browsers. I am posting from my q9c on ptel now and this is my FAVorite prepaid fone EVER !!!!


    Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 5:19 am
  4. peter kent Says

    Ptel has really made a lot of waves for its size with the new unlimited plans. They cost more then Boost cdma but they offer more phones and are not hidden away like they are at Boost.


    Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 1:53 pm
  5. muse Says

    I was enjoying this so called unlimited from platimum for about few months.

    But today i got a call from them saying i abused their system and i will be suspended!!!!.

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE ABUSE!!!! .

    THEY SAID I USED MORE MINUTES THAN ALLOWED IN THEIR SYSTEM!!!!.

    I SAID THAT IS WHY I PAY UNLIMITED,THE REPLY WAS READ OUR TERMS.
    SO, IF YOU ARE A BIG TALKER GO TO SOMEWHERE ELSE NOT PLATINUM.

    YOU WILL THINK THAT THEY SUSPENDED ME AT THE END OF MY BILL!!!.
    THEY DID IT AFTER A WEEK FROM MY PAYMENT AND REMEMBER THIS IS PREPAID!!!!.
    SO THEY SAID WE WILL SEND YOU A CHEQUE!! MY PLAN IS SUSPENDED AND MY MONEY BECAME A REPAY!!!!.


    Posted on March 30th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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