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Prepaid Faceoff: Divvy Mobile vs. iWireless

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With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at T-Mobile MVNO iWireless, and AT&T MVNO Divvy Mobile. While Divvy Mobile has a referral program that could get you big savings, iWireless offers a larger variety of plans and is the clear front runner for anyone needing low-cost and high-data plans.

Here’s how they compare:

Plan Prices  Price range? What is included?

Divvy Mobile  – Plans range from $40 – $60

All plans include unlimited talk and text, with various amounts of hard-capped data. Divvy Mobile also offers a referral program for customers; each referral gets you $5 off your bill each month—eventually you can get the plans for free. You can view Divvy Mobile’s three plans in detail here.

iWireless  – Plans range from $10 – $100

iWireless offers 3 day plans all the way up to 60 day plans. The monthly plans offered range from $35 – $65. All plans include unlimited talk, text, and data; customers choose the amount of high speed data they will be needing. You can view iWireless’ plans in detail here.

Unlimited Talk/Text  Is it offered? What is the lowest price?

Divvy Mobile – Yes, unlimited talk and text is included in all plans, starting at $40.

iWireless – Yes, unlimited talk and text is included in all plans, starting at $8 for 3 days.

Data Ranges  What is the most and least data available?

Divvy Mobile – The $40 plan does not include any data, and the $60 plan includes only 1 GB of data.

iWireless – All plans actually include unlimited data, it is just tethered after the high speed data runs out. For $8, customers get 50 MB of high speed data good for 3 days, and for $100, customers get unlimited high speed data for 60 days.

Pay-As-You-Go Rates  What are the pay-as-you-go per minute rates?

Divvy Mobile – N/A – no pay as you go options available.

iWireless – No pay as you go options, but there are 3, 7, and 15 day options if you do not want monthly plans.

International Calling  What options are available? What does it cost?

Divvy Mobile – While you are able to make international calls/texts to certain destinations, in Divvy’s terms of use it says that while international texts cost $.20 per messge, calls can only be made by signing up for an international long distance account and adding money to it. Charges vary and are subject to change without notice.

iWireless – iWireless offers an unlimited international calling option for $10, which is actually only good for up to 10 numbers. There is also a pay-as-you-go option for $5/month with various rates per minute. You can view more details and check rates by country here.

Activation Fees  How much do they cost?

Divvy Mobile – No activation fees.

iWireless – No activation fees.

BYOD  Can you activate your own device?

Divvy Mobile – Yes, unlocked GSM devices can be activated here with a free SIM card. You can check device compatibility here.

iWireless – Yes, unlocked GSM devices can be activated here though a SIM card kit would need to be purchased for $10.

Network/Coverage  What network does it use?

Divvy Mobile – Divvy Mobile operates on AT&T’s network. | Coverage Map

iWireless – iWireless operates on T-Mobile’s network. | Coverage Map