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Net10 Prepaid Cell Phone Service Review

Overview

Net10, a division of America Movil's Tracfone, launched as a simple pay-as-you go service in 2005. It has since evolved to offer various plan options.

Pros: There are many different options, including family plans, that can meet nearly any user's needs.

Cons: Net10 has yet to offer high-end phones. They also charge the same 10 cents on nights and weekends, while many other carriers offer free minutes during those hours. 

Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.066 to $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.066 to $0.10  

Plans: Net10 offers three tiers of service. Their 30-day monthly plans provide various options. The 200-minute plan costs 15 dollars, the 500 minute plan costs 30 dollars, and the 750 minute plan costs 25 dollars. They also offer two unlimited talk, text, and data plans. The basic one costs 50 dollars per month, or 45 dollars per month for customers who choose auto-refill. The plan that includes unlimited international calls costs 65 dollars per month, or 60 for auto-refill customers. The pay-as-you-go rates depend on the refill card you choose. The 20 dollar card has 200 minutes, the 30 dollar card has 300 minutes, the 45 dollar card has 600 minutes, the 60 dollar card has 900 minutes, and the 100 dollar card has 1500 minutes. Finally, Net10 offers family plans that include unlimited talk, text, and data. Two people cost 90 dollars per month, three people cost 130 dollars, and four people cost 170 dollars. Each plan costs 5 dollars less per month if auto-refill is enabled.  Read more about Net10 plans

Customer Service: Customer service is available from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET via a toll free number or via an email contact form on the official Net10 website.  

Free Nights: No  

Credit Check: No  

Free Weekends: No  

Contract: None  

Daily Access Fee: No  

Payment Options: You can pay for your Net10 airtime by phone, online or via any authorized retailer.  

Text and Picture Messaging: Text messaging is available for 5 cents per message sent or received, which is deducted from your minutes account. MMS counts as data  

Data Plans: Mobile Web can be accessed through Net10 for 1 minute per minute of time spent browsing.  

Downloads: Net10 does offer a variety of downloadables such as ringtones, graphics, news, weather and sports. However, note that not all phones are capable of utilizing these features.  

International Calling: International calling is available, but requires a special International service to be activated by calling customer service. See their website or call customer service for rates to specific countries.  

Text Messaging Available: Yes  

Roaming Charges: There is no additional charge for roaming with Net10.  

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Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: Yes  

Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: No  

Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your Net10 phone.  

Nationwide Long Distance: Net10 prepaid wireless includes nationwide long distance in all of their calling plans. Calls made within the United States are charged regular airtime rates.  

Unlimited Plan Available: Yes  

411 Calls: Directory assistance is available and you are only charged normal airtime to make 411 calls.  

Earliest Minute Expiration: Net 10 minutes expire at various times, depending on which card you activate. The 20 dollar card lasts for 30 days. The 30 dollar card last for 60 days. The 45 dollar card lasts for 60 days. The 60 dollar card lasts for 90 days. The 100 dollar card lasts for 180 days. Each time you add minutes to your phone, The new expiration date is added to the old and all minutes expire at the later date.  

911 Calls: Yes  

Phones: All phones offered by Net10 have color screens and starts as low as $19.99. Many phones include free minutes. Flip phones, phones that play games and camera phones are available. The phones offered by Net10 lean very heavily towards the Motorola brands, and generally are not very expensive.  

Standard Calling Features: All plans include voicemail, call waiting and caller ID at no extra charge.  

Some Available Cell Models: LG 900G (shown) Motorola W408G LG 620G LG 300G Samsung T201G  


Latest News: News about Net10 Prepaid  

Cheapest Phone Model: $19.99  

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Visit Website: Visit Net10  

Activation Guide: Net10 activation guide  
Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.066 to $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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2 stars of 5 based on 2477 reviews

TruckersWife 8/3/2013
My husband and I have used NET 10 for about 7 years. Overall, we have not had problems. One thing I will say, is that sometimes problems arise when you get a defective phone, and this can be even a new phone. This happened to hubby. They sent him a new phone (the same exact model) and it worked fine. The bottom line: buy a decent phone. I don't recommend pay as you go. We use 50 dollar unlimited, which is taken out of our checking acct, it's debited. I don't recommend pay as you go. Seems more people have problems with that. Customer Service is "average to above average". What Company can you name where you get EXCELLENT Customer Service. I can't think of one. Also, NET TEN works best in larger towns/cities. Problems exist in remote areas.

Elizabeth 8/2/2013
I felt compelled to add my own review because my experience with Net10 customer service was extremely positive. I read through these reviews while on hold with Net10 and prepared myself for a long, frustrating phone call. I had a complex problem, and the website was very frustrating. I needed to reactivate service because it had expired while I struggled to get this done online. My husband lost his phone and it still had minutes on it. We had a new phone, but the website said it was already activated by someone else. Prior to this, the website had claimed that 4 different credit card numbers were invalid. The customer service representative was helpful, polite and efficient. English was not his native language, but he communicated very well. He helped me with each problem, step by step, until I had active service on the new phone. He even transferred minutes from my old phone, taking my word for how many were left. The entire phone call took about 1/2 hour.

Dennis 7/6/2013
I ordered a phone off of NET10 wireless' website. The website stated if ordered prior to 3pm it would ship the same day. It wasn't shipped for 5 days. I paid for overnite shipping and they didn't ship it that way. I asked for a refund of the overnite charge and they said they can't. Also you get put on hold for hours at a time and most of the time when you do speak to someone they say they can't find you order. I know the shipping cost isn't much, but I'm feeling more people have been scammed with the overnite shipping charge and their phones weren't shipped that way. Would love to see if there is enough people with the same issue for a class action lawsuit to stop them from doing this to more people. Stay away if you need any customer service you will just make yourself crazy trying to deal with them. They know nothing and even "supervisors" or "managers" can't help you and have no piwer to fix things. This is the worst company I have ever dealt with for anything.

Joe 3/8/2013
I used net10 pay-as-you-go plan for my son, when he is camping, doing summer camps etc. I bought a plan last summer, used all but 34-min, that plan expired after 6-month, which is OK. then I bought similar plan from net10 again to my surprise their credit that 34-min into this new plan, and also got lucky the number still the same for my son to use. Cool since I thought net10 only roll-over minute on plans that has not expired.

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Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.066 to $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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