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international 03-01-2014 20:06

Which US plan for texting only?
 
My friend in the US says the only communication there with his acquaintances is by texting, no voice. Does he only has strange friends or is it the norm there? I don't know.

Anyways, assuming he does not need net or smartphone, only want to text his friends, what is his best plan?

You can list regional carries as well, though he travels a lot in country so countrywide coverage is a must.

HappyCamp 04-01-2014 08:07

T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited texting. Voice calls are $0.10/minute. No data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/p...z_shop=Prepaid

rfranzq 04-01-2014 19:37

Odin Mobile
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by international (Post 44918)
You can list regional carries as well, though he travels a lot in country so countrywide coverage is a must.

How about obscure?

Odin Mobile

They have an unlimited text plan that is $10 with 150 voice minutes.
Not sure who underlying carrier is. $9.99 for SIM.

DRNewcomb 05-01-2014 14:41

TelnaMobile includes free 1000 texts per month. Their plan is $20/year with all talk minutes being around 7c/min. Until T-Mobile switched me to an unlimited everything plan I used my TelnaMobile phone for texting.

DRNewcomb 05-01-2014 14:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 44925)
Not sure who underlying carrier is. $9.99 for SIM.

Looks like MVNO on T-Mobile.
Quote:

....just buy a SIM card and chose a plan. To be compatible, your phone must be either previously used with T-Mobile, or an unlocked GSM phone.

HappyCamp 06-01-2014 17:04

Another option could be Google Voice. If he is okay with only texting when on the Internet.

UKSTEVE 06-01-2014 17:24

Odin are a T-Mobile USA MVNO... :)

international 11-01-2014 18:40

Thanks. Odin and T-mobile would be really helpful for my friend. He pays some $50 a month now.

But is it normal that in the US you don't talk on the phone only text? :)

HappyCamp 11-01-2014 18:43

Not applicable for your friend as they don't use Internet, but....

T-Mobile also has the "Wal-mart plan". $30 per month for unlimited texting, unlimited data (after 5GB of usage throttled to 2G speeds), and 100 minutes of voice minutes. This is the plan I use.

You can sign up for it at T-Mobile website or at Wal-mart. Can NOT sign up for it at a T-Mobile store.

international 11-01-2014 18:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyCamp (Post 44920)
T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited texting. Voice calls are $0.10/minute. No data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/p...z_shop=Prepaid

Strangely, I can't find this plan on the T-Mobile site. (Mobile companies' sites are so nice to navigate)

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 44925)
How about obscure?

Odin Mobile

Strangely, Odin is not featured here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...work_operators


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