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Telcel America Updates Plans

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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!

Plan Overview

  • $25/month — Unlimited talk and text
  • $30/month — Unlimited talk and text, 1 GB high speed data
  • $40/month — Unlimited talk and text, 4 GB high speed data
  • $55/month — Unlimited talk and text, 10 GB high speed data
  • $60/month — Unlimited talk, text, and high speed data

International

Telcel, like most T-Mobile MVNOs, has some international features included in its plans. International roaming is available in Mexico, as well as unlimited calling to most international landlines and mobile numbers in Mexico, Canada, China, and India. There are, of course, some stipulations with the “unlimited” international calling—mainly, customers are only allowed to dial fifteen different international phone numbers during their cycle. You can find all the details in Telcel’s terms and conditions.

Data

Data on all of these plans (except the $25 plan) is unlimited. The amount included will be at LTE speeds, and then throttled to 2G speeds for the remainder of the month. Telcel also offers discounts for customers enrolled in auto refill, ranging from $1.50 – $5.50.

Telcel’s $25 and $30 plans seem to be right on the nose with competing MVNOs pricing, and it isn’t until the higher-priced plans that I see the benefit for using Telcel’s plans. I would say that 10 GB is quite a bit of data for $55 a month. MetroPCS, for example, charges $50 a month for a plan with half as much data. Ultimately, Telcel appeals to the high data user.

Telcel accepts unlocked GSM devices to be brought in for activation, and SIM cards are available for $0.99. The company operates on T-Mobile’s network. You can view full coverage here.