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Default 7 Newish T-Mobile MVNOs - 04-01-2013, 06:04

Well, in the last few months, some T-Mobile MVNOs have
appeared or reworked themselves so that I have now noticed
them. I use the term 'MVNO' kind of loosely. 4 are strictly
MVNO. Two are international SIMs that use T-Mobile's network
and one is actually owned by T-Mobile.
I won't do the list for Tel Cel America, Simple Mobile and
Solavei because none do PAYGO. Thus PAYGO is the focus.
Below is a list of the MVNOs with some items listed about it.

I would encourage everyone who will depend on this information
to verify its truth and current validity on the websites listed.

1. Spot Mobile

Website: Spot Mobile - Wireless Mobile Phones, Low Rates, No Credit Check, No Contract.
SIM available on ebay: Yes
Online Activation Possible: Yes
PAYGO available: Yes
PAYGO expiration times: 90 Day Expiration
PAYGO Data availability: 30 day add-ons available
Which T-Mobile Network: Native T-Mobile network. No Roaming.
Speed available: Don't know.
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Yes

2. Ptel

Website: Prepaid Wireless Cell Phone Service, Pay As You Go - PlatinumTel
SIM available on ebay: Yes
Online Activation Possible: Yes
PAYGO available: Yes
PAYGO expiration times:$10 good for 60 days,
$20 for 90 days, $30 for 120 days, $40 for 150 days,
$50 for 180 days, and $100 for a whole year.
PAYGO Data Rates: 10 cents per MB
Which T-Mobile Network: Native T-Mobile network. No Roaming.
Speed available: Unclear for PAYGO
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Yes

3. Ultra Mobile

Website: Ultra
SIM available on ebay: Yes
Online Activation Possible: Yes
PAYGO available: Not yet. 'January'
PAYGO expiration times:
$10-$24 loads have a 30 day expiration period.
$25-$49 loads have a 90 day expiration period.
$50-$99 loads have a 180 day expiration period.
$100 loads have a 365 day expiration period.
PAYGO Data Rates: 4.9 cents per MB.
Data is billed in 50mb blocks. [$2.45]
Which T-Mobile Network: Native T-Mobile network. No Roaming.
Speed available: We'll see.
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: to be seen.

4. Piranha Mobile

Website: Piranha Mobile
SIM available on ebay: No
Online Activation Possible: Yes--US phone number based
on your zip code provided.
PAYGO available: Yes
PAYGO expiration times: 420days
PAYGO Data Rates: 40 cents per MB
Which T-Mobile Network: Don't know.
Speed available: Don't know.
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Yes
Piranha Mobile is an international SIM, while its US data cost
is higher, it has lower rates than others fo data in some
countries. Costs about $19. Comes with 5.00 credit.

5. Tru

Website: Truphone
SIM available on ebay: No
Online Activation Possible: No. You can choose which US phone
number when you purchase.
PAYGO available: Yes
PAYGO expiration times: Must have activity every 120[?] days.
PAYGO Data Rates: 17 cents per MB.
Which T-Mobile Network: Don't know.
Speed available: Not known.
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Yes [Also works on AT&T]
Cost $29.99 Comes with $15.00 credit.


6. Ready SIM

Website: Ready SIM | Prepaid SIM Cards for a Temporary Phone Number
SIM available on ebay: No
Online Activation Possible: It activates itself by sticking it in the phone.
You SMS Zip Code, they reply with phone number.
PAYGO available: Yes. This is a strange=different offering.
PAYGO expiration times:3,7,14,30 days. No 'refilling' possible, apparently.
PAYGO Data Rates: See what they offer.
Which T-Mobile Network: Native T-Mobile network. No Roaming.
Speed available: Don't know.
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Apparently.


7. Gosmartmobile

Website: https://www.gosmartmobile.com/
This is a T-Mobile owned company. 3 Monthly plans.
SIM available on ebay: No
Online Activation Possible: Yes
PAYGO available: No
Which T-Mobile Network: Native T-Mobile network. No Roaming.
Speed available: '3G'
Works on 1900mHz 3G where available: Yes


I have Spot Mobile, Ptel, Piranha Mobile, and Tru. As soon as Ultra has PAYGO, I will sign up.


For an article focused on monthly plans::::
T-Mobile MVNOs Compared | Prepaid Phone News

This is a start. Corrections and additions to this thread will be appreciated. And new information.
[Apologies for space on right. Don't know what I did or did not do to do it.]
   
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