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Telcel America Updates Plans


Telcel America, a subsidiary of TracFone and T-Mobile MVNO, has recently made a few changes to its lineup of plans. It looks like Telcel has added a new low-price monthly plan, taken away the $45 plan, and lowered the pricing on most of the other plans. That gives us pretty much an all new lineup of plans and pricing!

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TracFone Ordered to Unlock Phones by 2016


The ability to unlock a phone is absolutely essential for prepaid customers, as it allows for freedom of movement between carriers without having to constantly be forking out more money for a phone. Earlier this year, the unlocking agreements that the carriers all made wit the FCC went into effect, with one major exception: TracFone and its subsidiary companies.

Easily the largest of the prepaid carriers, TracFone’s laughable unlocking policy directly violated the terms of agreements with the FCC and after months of arguing that they were following the law, the FCC and TracFone have finally come to an agreement that, yes, TracFone should allow customers to unlock devices. Just don’t expect it anytime soon. In fact, the FCC has given TracFone until 2016 to completely implement these procedures. Here is the basic timeline outlined in the FCC document:

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Tracfone Claim Deadline Next Week

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In January, the FTC ordered America Movil companies to pay consumers who purchased “unlimited” data plans from 2009 – 2013. Companies that were part of this complaint include Tracfone, StraightTalk, Simple Mobile, Net10 and Telcel America, which were ordered to pay a combined $40 million to effected¬†customers. However, the deadline to file a claim is fast approaching, and I wanted drop a quick reminder.

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Tracfone Ordered to Refund Deceived Customers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against Tracfone and its subsidiary brands, including Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile and Telcel America. The complaint alleges that Tracfone failed to disclose throttling and suspension terms to customers of its prepaid unlimited plans from 2009 to at least September 2013 and that customers were frequently deceived about what they were purchasing.

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Best Prepaid Plans to Call Mexico

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If you’ve ever tried to make an international call, then you are probably aware that so many companies have positively outrageous international rates. For those who have loved ones living in other countries, it can become extremely expensive to keep in contact with friends and families.

So, to help you keep track of loved ones in Mexico, I’ve rounded up the top three prepaid carriers with good rates to Central America, Mexico in particular. As a note, some of these plans will also work in other countries for a reasonable rate.

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AT&T MVNO Coverage Maps Compared

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Last week, I posted an article comparing all of the Verizon MVNO coverage maps. Several of them were a little surprising, so I thought that I would go through all of the other Tier 1 carriers and compare maps of their MVNOs to see how they stacked up. While most MVNOs share the prepaid network of their primary carrier, some of them skimp on coverage to cut costs, and very few of them offer roaming in areas with no Tier 1 carrier network coverage.

Today, we have a compilation of the AT&T MVNO maps. Most of them shared coverage with GoPhone, but did not offer roaming (represented by the lighter yellow areas). However, the maps were far more similar than the Verizon MVNO maps we saw last week.

So, without any more ado, here are the AT&T MVNO maps:

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Telcel Usa Prepaid Plans

Telcel America is a prepaid wireless telephone service provider. It offers pay-as-you go wireless phone service without long-term contracts, credit checks, activation fees, and as a result, no monthly bills. It is available to consumers in the U.S. without age limits. A related company to TracFone Prepaid Wireless, Telcel America serves a niche market, Hispanic and Latin prepaid telephone consumers in the United States. The structure of the overall service is to provide basic telephone service in the U.S. and low cost phone and texting internationally; Telcel America resonates with consumers primarily interested in services to Mexico, and international destinations.

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