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Default Which US plan for texting only? - 03-01-2014, 21:06

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.
   
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Default 04-01-2014, 09:07

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


T-Mobile $30 "Wal-mart plan". Unlimited data & text. 100 voice minutes per month.

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Default Odin Mobile - 04-01-2014, 20:37

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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.
   
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Default 05-01-2014, 15:41

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.
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Default 05-01-2014, 15:44

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Not sure who underlying carrier is. $9.99 for SIM.
Looks like MVNO on T-Mobile.
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....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.
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Default 06-01-2014, 18:04

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


T-Mobile $30 "Wal-mart plan". Unlimited data & text. 100 voice minutes per month.

Europe 2013 vacation:
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AT: T-Mobile, CZ: Tesco Mobile, DE: Lidl & Toggle Mobile, DK: Telia & Toggle Mobile, ES: Toggle Mobile, FR: Orange & Toggle Mobile, HU: T-Mobile, SE: Telenor & Toggle Mobile
   
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Default 06-01-2014, 18:24

Odin are a T-Mobile USA MVNO...


[size=2]Steve Gold
PO Box 1014, Sheffield S10 5YG, UK

Home mobie: Telefonica O2
Other UK mobiles: 3, Vodafone, Virgin

Foreign SIMs: Toggle (multi); Germany (Fonic); Poland (Orange PL);

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Default 11-01-2014, 19:40

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?
   
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Default 11-01-2014, 19:43

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.


T-Mobile $30 "Wal-mart plan". Unlimited data & text. 100 voice minutes per month.

Europe 2013 vacation:
Piranha-Mobile and Truphone plus the following
AT: T-Mobile, CZ: Tesco Mobile, DE: Lidl & Toggle Mobile, DK: Telia & Toggle Mobile, ES: Toggle Mobile, FR: Orange & Toggle Mobile, HU: T-Mobile, SE: Telenor & Toggle Mobile
   
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Default 11-01-2014, 19:56

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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)

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How about obscure?

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