H2O Wireless is part of Locus Telecommunications, located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. They offer nationwide GSM service with phones from manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and more. This is not to be confused with U.K. carrier O2.
Pros: H2O offers a wide array of plans that can fit the needs of many consumers.
Cons: Some of their plans can confuse consumers. The Feature Card in particular presents confusion.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.14
H2O offers both monthly and minute plans. The 25 dollar monthly plan gives users rates for various services. Minutes and text messages are 2.5 cents each, picture messages are 10 cents each, and data is 30 cents per MB. Customers can use devices in any way that adds up to 25 dollars or less per month. There are also 40, 50, and 60 dollar monthly unlimited plans, each of which provides unlimited talk, text, and picture messaging. The 50 dollar plan includes 250MB of data, and the 60 dollar plan includes 1GB. The 2 dollar per day plan provides unlimited talk and text. On the pay-as-you-go side, minutes and text messages cost 5 cents each, picture messages cost 10 cents, and data costs 30 cents per MB. Finally, H2O offers a Feature Card, which adds 10 dollars worth of services to monthly and pay-as-you-go plans.
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Customer Service: Customer service is available by calling a toll-free number during normal business hours, or by email.
Free Nights: No
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: No
Daily Access Fee: No
Payment Options: You can pay for your H2O Wireless account buy purchasing refill cards either at a retail store, or by ordering online.
Text and Picture Messaging: With pay-as-you-go plans text messages cost 5 cents each. With the 25 dollar monthly plan, text messages are 2.5 cents each. Picture messaging costs 10 cents (unless it is covered by an unlimited plan).
Data Plans: H2O offers a data allotment with its 50 and 60 dollar plans. With all other plans data costs between 15 and 30 cents per MB.
Downloads: There are no downloadables.
International Calling: H2O offers a number of international calling options, including plans that offer calling to certain countries for the same as domestic calls.
Text Messaging Available: Yes
Roaming Charges: H2O phones do not roam off the primary AT&T network.
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: $0.05 ($0.10 for the first message of the day)
Calling Features: Voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, three-way calling.
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: No
Activation Fee: None.
Nationwide Long Distance: Nationwide long distance is included with O2 Wireless plans.
Unlimited Plan Available: No
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for $3.00 per call, plus airtime.
Earliest Minute Expiration: H2O Wireless refills expire at different times. The 10 dollar card expires in 30 days, the 20 dollar card in 60 days, the 30 dollar card in 90 days, and the 100 dollar card in one year.
911 Calls: Yes.
Phones: H2O offers a number of handsets, both new and refurbished. These include touchscreen and QWERTY handsets. There are some that come with bundles as well, allowing customers to get a discount on the first month's service. H2O also offers a SIM starter kit, which allows users to use unlocked GSM phones.
Standard Calling Features: Voicemail, 3Way, Caller ID, Call Waiting
Some Available Cell Models: Palm Pixi (shown)
Cheapest Phone Model: Alcatel 206