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Ready Mobile Prepaid Cell Phones
OverviewReady Mobile is an MVNO which was founded in 2006. In 2007 Titan Wireless acquired certain assets, making Ready an subsidiary of Titan.
Pros: Ready Mobile has a number of plans to fit most budgets and usage levels. It also has cheap per-minute rates.
Cons: Pay-as-you-go minutes expire in 30 days unless you top up before that. Minutes do roll over, but only up to 90 days.
Detailed Provider Information
Plans: Ready Mobile offers two top-up cards for their standard pay-as-you-go service. The first is for 25 dollars and provides 500 minutes, or 5 cents per minute. This comes with 50 free text messages. The second is for 45 dollars and provides 900 anytime minutes, again 5 cents per minute. This card includes 100 free text messages. There are also seven tiers of their Nights & Weekends plans. They range from 10 to 150 dollars, and provide a varying level of anytime minutes to go along with the unlimited 9 p.m. nights and weekends. Customers must have peak minutes remaining in their account in order to use unlimited nights and weekends. Finally, Ready Mobile carries three unlimited voice plans. The first lasts three days, comes with 40 free text messages, and costs $9.99. The second lasts seven days, comes with 100 free text messages, and costs $14.99. There is also a 30-day one which comes with 400 free text messages and costs $59.99.
Customer Service: Customer service is available via a toll-free number, email, or by dialing 611 from a Ready Mobile phone.
Credit Check: None
Payment Options: Credit or debit card at the website, cash, credit, and debit when purchasing refill cards in stores.
Text and Picture Messaging: After free messages are used up, text messages cost 10 cents each, both incoming and outgoing. Customers of Ready's unlimited plans can purchase an additional 200 messages for $4.99. Unlimited nights and weekends does not apply to text messaging. Picture messaging is not available at this time.
Data Plans: Ready Mobile offers broadband plans which work with a broadband modem, not a smartphone. Refills can be purchased in denominations of 25 dollars for 100MB, 45 dollars for 200MB, and 75 dollars for 500MB.
Downloadables: There are no downloadables at this time.
International Calling: There is no international calling with Ready Mobile.
Roaming Charges: Phones will not work when roaming, but operate on the Sprint nationwide network.
Calling Features: Call waiting, caller ID, and voicemail are included with all plans.
Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your Ready Mobile phone.
Nationwide Long Distance: Long distance calls are included with anytime minutes.
411 Calls: Directory assistance calls cost $1.95 each plus normal airtime rates.
Earliest Minute Expiration: The two standard pay-as-you-go cards expire in 30 days, though the minutes can roll over for up to 90 days. The 10 dollar Nights & Weekends card expires in 7 days, and the 20 dollar one expires in 14 days. All other Nights & Weekends cards expire in 30 days. For the unlimited voice plans, they expire after the designated period -- 3, 7, or 30 days.
911 Calls: Yes.
Phones: Ready Mobile does not have many phones available on their website, and those are outdated models. Other phones may be available from time to time, and there may be additional options at retail outlets. The models are generic on the website.
Some Available Cell Models:
Samsung M300 (shown)
Coverage Map: View the Ready Mobile coverage map.
Average rating based on Ready Mobile Reviews by users:72
I've had this for two years already. I love it. Customer service is great. I tell everyone about it and they want to bash it, saying its a scam. What's a scam is when people buy a two year contract that's more expensive than a pre-paid and get stuck with an overpriced bill because you miscalculated your minutes.
For $20.00 a month, with 500 minutes and 1000 texts is unheard of. It's so outstanding there isn't a company to go near it. Plus the phones are refurbished which means there is no problems with the original version. You can spend a crap load of money keeping up with the latest phone thats going to be left in your pocket and outdated in 6 months.
Seriously, I used to have an expensive phone for what? It stayed in my pocket most of the time. Nobody was like, cool you got such and such phone. The only time I would play games was when I was on the bus...a bus! How absurd.
Get a good phone and a cheap plan. Thats called a smart consumer.
Twenty dollars per month for 500 minutes is good. That's the only thing good about these jerks. I'm on the auto refill monthly plan, but they send me a text msg anyway to tell me my acct is about to expire. Guess when they send it......MIDNIGHT!!!!
The $50 "UNLIMITED" phone and text service is simply NOT. They put a 2000-minute cap on your 30 days, and if you exceed it, they TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT, and tell you to buy more time. Exactly how much more than "unlimited" can you buy?
I don't know how they can make an agreement to supply you with unlimited time, take your $50, and then cut you off early because you are - in their opinion - using too much time.
This is legal here in the US for them to do this? Rediculous
READY MOBILE IS NOT UNLIMITED, MY INTERNET WAS SUPSPENDED FOR OVER USAGE ON MY "UNLIMITED PLAN" HOW ARE YOU GONNA LIMIT A CUSTOMER WHO PAID FOR AN UNLIMITED PLAN!! YOU ONLY GET 2.6 GB
The only reason i do not give far stars is because i can not send pictures i can recieve them if i have internet but i just recently paid for the 50$ plan and i have no clue if it has internet or not.it also says unlimited texting with this plan but i dont know if that is completly true i guess i will just have to find out!
Bought my phone off ebay, phone is a Sanyo SCP 7200, an older ruggedized phone brick. thats a dinosaur compared to todays lineup, but continue to get the runaround by CS. Typical of a low end, cheap, fly by night carrier, who does there Customer Service out of a run down crack house in the red light district alleys of Tijuana. "Tank u, come agen".
I don't know how to start. Any person who has family overseas should stay away from ready mobile. It's doesn't matter if you call oversea using a phone card or oversea call you using their credit, Ready mobile charge 10 minutes for every 1 minutes you talk. I called customer service about the issue, the person i spoke with told me it is what it is and suggest me to buy unlimited for $50.00 and i did it.Because i had unlimited, I started calling haiti,jamaica and later on i received a warning text message due to high usage. I believed was a mistake from them an i keep calling haiti and jamaica and i get a 2nd warninge. I called customer service again and ask them how come i have unlimited i buy my phone card to call haiti and i keep receiving warning about high usage. The operator told me that the unlimited it's for only the 50 states and i can't call oversea. I stopped call haiti and jamaica but sometimes I received call from them and finally i received last text message from customer services telling me that: My Account is being suspended due to high usage. NOW I AM WITH SIMPLE MOBILE WHERE I PAY ONLY $40.00 A MONTH AND I GET EVERYTHING I CAN SEND UNLIMITED TEXT MESSAGE TO HAITI AND JAMAICA WITH NO PROBLEM. Everybody who has family or friends overseas must stay away of this company they just steal your money.
Yes, they were double billing me, but by using their online customer service they immediately corrected the problem and promptly gave me a refund. Other than that, I have an LG phone that works very well. Consider me now completely satisfied.
Being double-billed for last 2 months. Never had any problems with phone, but it's nothing fancy. Customer Service reps are definitely not from America and are difficult to understand. Am trying to get them to stop double-billing me via their online option. We'll see what happens. Oh, and the minutes do NOT carry over for 90 days even if you pre-pay before they expire.
terrible, clerk gave me a ready mobile pin, by her mistake, I have vigin mobile which is wat I asked for, no refund anywhere, we will jus see bout that messed up BULL!!!!!$10.00 I WILL GET BACK!!
I bought my ready mobile 6 months ago, and loaded it with the 30 dollar plan. bought it at the general dollar store, I have never had any problems with my phone. I talk and text on it, maybe for some areas it does not work well, but for me it's ok.
Purchased a $25 phone, $30 minutes, from Dollar General. Drove home 12 miles, logged into Ready mobile site, Zero coverage for voice and data. Returned to the store with the unopened phone and was told no refunds on phones or minutes, check the receipt. Bunch of crap, knowing sell phones that do not work in Southern Mo. and Northern Ark. No signs about returns or service coverage maps, Store Mangers said sorry we have alot of problems with those (used) phones. Call Ready mobile, and per their own web site, no returns of loaded minutes, But since the phone had not been opened, no minutes loaded, it was agreed that I was to mail the phone to Hawatha Iowa for a refund. Got ripped off, the kept everything, phone receipt, minutes, took 4 weeks to get a $25. check. I lost $45 including shipping and stress. GSM phones do not work in rural areas, But the Tracphone CDMA and Verizon CDMA work great. Never do business with Ready mobile or buy Phones from Dollar General again.
This Phone Is Stupid.!! First Day It Never Worked. And The Store Want Take It Back. I'm Out Of $60. :O
Had bought a phone and only had for a week then it wouldnt make or recive calls. Took back to store got a diffren phone two days later the same took back got my money back worst phne ever! PLEASE DONT WASTE UR MONEY!
bought the phone never could even get it to activate. took it back to where i bought it. tried another phone off of the shelf. it would not activate either. they would only refund the money from the purchase of the phone not the 20.00 for the prepaid card. BUYER BEWARE!!! this company is a ripoff.
i bought a ready wireless pc phone and a 20.00 phone card two weeks ago today it starts beeping.your people tell me i haft to mail my phone to you then you will mail me a new one it will take ten days before i receive a new phone.if i haft to wait that long i will go to a nother carrier.like strait talk
After reading all the above, won't be getting this phone. Am a working stiff and don't have time to deal with B.S.
This is the worst service I ever had buy a phone card and will not reg my min saids my account can not be valedited.Call two weeks ago said there syetems where down they still have not fix them glad I didnt have an emg.
I had to agree with everyone else, the service is terrible and customer service is almost useless. They just charge be but didn't turn my phone on. Calling them just gets me hung up on before anyone ever comes to the line. I'm going back to tracfone. It was more expensive but at least it WORKS!
I would give it 0 stars if I could. Worst phone, worst service, in fact, no service, other than setting up the phone I could never get a hold of another person, will have to eat $50 at my bank just to cancel their monthly withdrawl!!! My monthly service was only $20/phone both my husband and I had one! I hate pcs the phone and all of this worthless non service.
I have the 20 dollars for 30 day plan i get 500 mins, 1000 text and 20mb of web i paid for the sanyo 2300 and they sent me the lg rumor i got a 72 dollar phone for under 20 dollars. the plan is great but the phone not so good all i really use it for is for calling and the costumer service is great
this phone SUCKS .. i hate it and regret everything about it. i wanna strap it to a grenade and throw it in the woods.
Just walk into a walgreens or walmart and buy a Tracfone for about $20.00.(I have the LG420g flip phone).
I have never had a problem in over a year now and haven't had to contact CS so I can't comment on that.
Here in Colorado and the western states I have great reception almost everywhere.
No problem adding minutes on line and the minutes and service time left show right on the phone display so you always know where you stand.. Check them out and see what you think.
Great service i have the get ready plan with 30mbs of web using a sanyo scp-8400 bought at rite aid.Phone did'nt appeared to be refurbished infact looks to be new old stock.Phone and service Rock!
the phones are all refurbished. mine didnt work after day 3. good luck getting a refund. customer service is horrific.
finding this site, is one of the greatest days of my life. This phone is so bad, that i would like to pickett the store that sold it to me, there is nothing that every goes right with this company and i mean nothing, Customer Serivce is mentally challanged,I once asked to speak to somone american and they got so mad, i'm sorry i cant understand whatever language they speak, when every a payment has to be made it is a 3 day project, they have given me someone else number and disconnected me, I am so frustrated. I am an everyday working person, and when i do have enough to buy a new phone, i will go to my backyard and smash it into a zillion pieces (I try to get it on youtube) so I can relieve months of frustration. ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PHONE EVER MADE. they make everything difficult and treat you like your the idiot. (i know you know who this is ...ready mobile)....watch for the video
Here is a website where 90% of the ppl are right... ready mobile sucks! no signal and no service. customer service tried to tell me i didn't know how to use a land line phone!!!! #^%&**!
Solid phone. Solid service. have had for a year. I'm staying in the confines of the city for right now. Never roaming (or pillaging anymore, either, BTW.) Cheap, good, reliable service. Get a bunch for your hordes...uhhh, clan, uhhh, family..
I just bought a ready mobile phone and the battery won't stay charged. Not happy with it at all. Wish I had stayed with Straight Talk.
I really like my readymobile phone.I used tracfone for years then found this at CVS. I messed up setting it up putting in the zip and got a Texes # It's ok though I did not change it my phone never roams and I live in Illinois! I bought a Sanyo 2300 because i don't care about the camera or games or other gadgets It's a phone!!! Go ReadyMobile!!!!!
I've had ready mobile for 3 years I think it's the BEST! thing out there! Phones are really great! I've found some nice ones. Plans are great too! They fit my needs and customer service is 100% awesome! Never had anything go wrong with them.. I love ready mobile pcs!!!
Excellent!! very good service :-)
very good!!!....I HAVE HAD GREAT SERVICE SINCE BUYING A REAdYMOBILE PHONE, VERY AFFORDABLE FOR MY NEEDS AND HAS ENABLED ME TO HAVE PHONE SERVICE WHERE I COULDN'T GET COVERAGE FROM ANYONE ELSE .THANKS READY MOBILE !!!!
This cell phone company is a rip off. You have to keep some many minutes on your phone to receive the 30 minutes night and weekends.
THIS PHONE IS RETARTED . I CANT EVEN TEXT 1 BUTTON ON THE PHONE . THE PHONE IS OUTTA ORDER AND OUTTA CONTROL . PLEASE SEND MEE ANOTHER PHONE ! I BOUGHT THE PHONEE EARLIER THIS MONTH. AND IT JUSST STARTED GOING CRAZY . I BOUGHT IT FROM GENERAL DOLLAR .
i dont like paying 15 dollars every week and if you want to get unlimited minutes you pay over 100 dollars a month and not many people have that type of money some people have families to support, people there are easier phones to get like boost mobile unlimited everything with 50 dollars a week or virgin mobile up to 25 dollars wich is 300 free calling minutes and unlimited messaging or 60 for unlimited. we are waisting our money just paying our bills.
only had this service for a few days now. so dissapointed this phone is a camera phone and i cant even get or receive pictures nor can i download ringtones or anything not to mention i picked a plan thats $50 a month and i cant even have those features?? lol i dont think ill be telling anyone to get a ready mobile phone
VERY SIMPLE, HAVE HAD GREAT SERVICE SINCE BUYING A REAYMOBILE PHONE, VERY AFFORDABLE FOR MY NEEDS AND HAS ENABLED ME TO HAVE PHONE SERVICE WHERE I COULDN'T GET COVERAGE FROM ANYONE ELSE .THANKS READY MOBILE !!!!
This is the worst phone ever!!! Customer service is non existant. After my minutes run out I will be moving on worst service ever did i mention!!!! And if there were no stars that's what they would get
ive been on hold now for over a half hour.their website keeps kicking me off every time i get to the conformation page..now, i have to go to the store to buy a prepaid card, and i dont really have the time to do it...this sucks, im probrably gonna buy another phone from another company instead
After only 2 days, my refurbished LG Model PM225 keeps blinking a blank white screen on it for about 10 secs then powers off for about 3 secs then back on again over & over. Meanwhile i cannot use my phone AT ALL!!! >:(
somebody tell me if i can use my sprint phone on Total Call Mobile
Phone takes pictures, but no way to get them off of the phone. Website says no picture messaging available, says use online phoalbum. That's not supported on pre-paid phones. Mobile web is a joke, no google. Phone battery compartment broke first time opening, to insert the battery the first time. VERY DISAPPOINTED. says connot be returned after ten minutes of use. Says should use the free ten minutes that come with the phone. You have to MAIL the request for the free ten minutes.
Just bought my second Ready Mobile phone. First one went to the ex (she still uses it btw). Happy w/ their service... very few (if any) dropped calls. The variety of payment options is the best. $5 for 50 minutes.. now that's perfect for someone who doesn't talk a lot (like me). But, if I need to do a lot of talking I can purchase an unlimited package and it won't break the bank. Keep truckin' ReadyMobilePCS!!
It would be nice if i could talk to a person when i try to call Readymoble
This company is a JOKE!! I have had them for almost a year,been double charged NINE TIMES and now my servic e has been CUT OFF AFTER PAYING?? For not ONE BUT TWO LINES! I am done with them... they just lost a loyal customer.
I bought this phone for my daughter as a 12 year old birthday present. To show that she was responsible enough for a cell phone I had gotten her a toy phone a year before and told her that if she could hand it to me on her 12th birthday I would get her a real one. I'm not saying it was in the best shape but she managed to hold onto the toy and away we went to get her real phone. Within a week, more like 3 days, the handset had so many problems we had to return it. The store wasn't able to help and getting through to customer service was a nightmare. I was told that it would take up to six weeks to replace the handset. When her replacement handset finally came in it wasn't the same but by then she didn't care anymore. Used the phone for a few weeks and then misplaced it. She recently found it and she was so excited. Went to the store and purchased minutes for it only to find out that her phone won't accept them because it has been too long. I've tried to reach customer service for 11 days now - sent 4 messages through their customer service portal - the customer service phone number sends you in circles with an automated recording and when I looked up the company's office number it goes to a fax machine. Now I've got a useless $20 card and a very disappointed child. I don't know how I could be more displeased with this company.
Purchased phone + $10 pkg. Also, $50 unlimited month. Gift for handicapped housebound person. Phoned ReadyMobile to make sure of reception before purchase. Assured of GREAT RECEPTION. Truth is, NO RECEPTION!!! attempted 6 calls at different areas in & around home..nothing but garble..Called Ready Mobile..Foreigner Customer Serv guy kept saying he wanted to help but then couldn't help at all..said supvevisor would call me..never happened..no reimbursement of $50..took phone back to store and they finally after much talking refunded the purchase of phone.
Where is the $50 pkg...in outer space!!!
This SUCKS>>>Sold in this area but doesn't work here..no refund and unsatisfactory customer service..
If you live in Louisiana...DONT BUY READY MOBILE!!!!!
People that write bad reviews about ready mobile are retards or don't know what the heck they are doing or are just getting paid to witre a bad review. I've had ready mobile for a while now and I think it's the best thing out there! Phones are really great! I've found some nice ones. Plans are great too! They fit my needs and customer service is 100% awesome! Never had anything go wrong with them. One tho wish they had a data plan for the phones. lol other then that I like it. :)
I've had AT&T for over 10 years and just got tired of paying the high cost. Service terrible and unresolved complaints so I cancelled my contract. But, I have to say that Ready Mobile is even worse. Thought I'd try out prepaid cause it seemed less expensive. But, I wasted alot of $ today on this piece of crap phone and have no service at all. It says digital roaming. If it's roaming then why do they sell them locally?? I would not advise anyone to purchase this product.
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