Total Call Mobile is an MVNO of the Sprint Nextel network. They are affiliated with Total Call International, and specialize in affordable International calls. They are based in Los Angeles.
Pros: Rates reasonable at 10 cents per minute, and texting is cheaper than most at 5 cents each. It is a very straightforward and easy to navigate service.
Cons: Roaming capabilities are only available when you sign up for a postpaid monthly plan.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: 10 cents
Total Call Mobile offers four tiers of plans. Unlimited talk, text, and data costs $49.99 per month, $24.99 for 15 days, $12.99 for 7 days, or $7.99 for 4 days. Unlimited talk and text, not including MMS, costs $39.99 per month. A plan that includes 1,000 minutes and 1,000 text messages costs $29.99 per month. The pay-as-you-go rate is 10 cents per minute and 5 cents per text message.
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Customer Service: Customer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number. Total Call offers customer service in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog.
Free Nights: No
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: No
Daily Access Fee: No
Payment Options: Airtime can be replenished by purchasing a card at a Total Call Mobile retailer, or by calling customer service.
Text and Picture Messaging: Text messages are five cents each, for both incoming and outgoing messages. Picture messaging is not available on anything but the unlimited talk, text, and data plan.
Data Plans: Total Call Mobile does not offer data options with its prepaid plans except the unlimited talk, text, and data plan.
Downloads: Downloadables are not available at this time.
International Calling: Total Call Mobile specializes in affordable international calls. Check their website or call customer service for rates to specific countries.
Text Messaging Available: 5 cents incoming/outgoing
Roaming Charges: There are no charges for roaming, as prepaid customers will not receive service in roaming areas.
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: Yes
Calling Features: Voicemail and caller ID are included with prepaid plans.
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: No
Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your Total Call Mobile account.
Nationwide Long Distance: Nationwide long distance is included in all Total Call Mobile plans.
Unlimited Plan Available: No
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for $1.50 per call.
Earliest Minute Expiration: Total Call Mobile minutes expire 90 days after purchase. Failure to purchase new minutes within 90 days will result in account suspension and number loss. If you refill within the 90 days, all minutes will then carry over to the new expiration date.
911 Calls: Yes.
Phones: Total Call Mobile does not offer a wide selection of phones, nor do they get into higher end models. They are very basic flip phones, most of which have a camear.
Standard Calling Features: Voicemail, caller ID
Some Available Cell Models: LG 5225
Sanyo Katana (shown)
Cheapest Phone Model: N/A