Where has everyone landed?



  • After going through many mvno. We had finally found sweet spot on our needs. I know it's way more than what we used to pay with Ring Plus but we are paying way less than before to get best service possible without too many devices and sacrifices. 

    Our two daily driver ends up on Total Wireless for Verizon coverages. We had tried several other MVNOS but I just could not live with spotty coverages in our town and inside of buildings. Unlimited talk, text and 8gb of shared data is going to be ok if we are little careful on data.

    Lycamobile + Freedompop's AT&T LTE on a dual SIM Galaxy S7. This phone is my former daily driver before I parted with Cricket, now a perfect backup device. I decide to keep it for just in case we get cutoff after 8GB of shared data. We are in our first month of Total Wireless service so not much data had been used. But my wife went through 2.5gb in one day after she got a new phone, I am going to blame this on binge on. But I paid $11 for emergency service on T-Mo and AT&T. With minimum usage, this should last several years. 

    Freedompop's Kyocera Hydro Icon on Sprint Network that had been going strong for two and half plus years as backup. They charged me a penny the other day but I am going to let it slide since they gave me two plus year worth of service thus far. Its plugged into charger in the car and hidden between seats.
  • Even with an original Sprint phone, I was able to switch from Mint Sim to Sprint free year of service (actually 14 months).  Can't beat it whether you have small or large needs.
  • went with teltik, 20 dollars including tax for  unl/unl/ 2gb anything after3g
  • MDRingMDRing Novice 1
    It looks like CellNUVO site under construction, so not able to sign up. I find a TPO promotion, but folks are complaining a lot about them in R+ forum.

    What are the plans available for Sprint unlocked phones?

    Thanks for sharing.
  • KentEKentE Moderator 167
    All the TPO plans listed at https://store.tpo.com/promos/welcome are available for Sprint phones.  These are theoretically limited-time offerings, and may go away for new signups at any time. 

    TPO seems to struggle more than some other carriers with customer service.  If you don't have problems, it generally seems to work as well as other MVNOs.

    For another possibility, you might look at Tello.  Tello doesn't have any special going on at the moment, but pricing is very competitive, and customer service seems to be great.
    Red Pocket has a new plan in the same general range, if you're comfortable pre-paying for a 1 year plan.

  • mmfacemmmmfacemm All Star 48
    edited August 22
    I don't think many people are complaining about tpo here.  A few issues like absolutely any carrier or mvno.  The set of plans available are excellent.  I've been using them for 3 months with no complaints at all - the price even went down unexpectedly for me.  Some are getting faster than 64k speeds once their lte runs out which is a bonus.  

    Having said that they have had issues in the uk so some people think their stability is a bit iffy.  

    Kent suggested two good options - tello or annual plans for redpocket via ebay.  I would add twigby to the list.  Excellent service and it roams on verizon for free for talk and text.  Their web interface is easy to use and customer chat excellent. PM me for a referral code if you choose them!  
  • rptao1rptao1 Pro 13
    We have:

    1 line to red rocket via ebay deal. Worked well so far had 1 month going over 1GB with 3 days left to renewal.
    2 lines that are thought to be low data usage staying on TING but summer travel have not worked out well where bills (with $5)  went to $20/line/mon and one $28/line/mon. We will be looking move it elsewhere soon as Ting is indeed expensive for this former RP user. Likely Tello, red rocket or Twigby.
  • pals23pals23 Novice 3
    I went with Tello at first and now I'm with speed talk plan SPSP9 300 minutes of talk unlimited text 500mbs $9.99 for 30 days.
  • alsals Pro 11
    edited September 7
    Surprise, we are back with tracfone again.
    After 2 $20 800 minute one year plans, which, Surprise, included unlimited roaming, and  free replacement for our phones which did not have the verizon bands, We are going with one tracfone one year new phone for $50 and 1200 minutes , which gives us the  opportunity to roll over our unused minutes, and wait and see where we end up for the winter with which provider. anticipated cost averaged out for 2 years is $70 total and 2500 minutes.
  • KentEKentE Moderator 167
    Glad to hear that Tracfone worked out for you, @als !  It seems like a good fit for your needs.   Rollover is one of the things that makes Tracfone a more economical choice for some folks than it looks like at first glance!
  • We landed with FreedomPop, Tello, and CellNuvo. Thinking on going with Virgin with that iphone deal since I have one that is unlocked and can transfe a number to (Tempting). I seem to be fine with just FreedomPop LTE SIM) and Google Voice, so paying for taxes on that per month is keeping me put for now. 
  • How did I end up in the R+ time sink? I say that with a smile cause I clicked on a R+ bookmark by mistake and once you start reading you just can't stop. Always good info here. I tried Nth but not the same.

    That said, last  month I ported an old R+ number to Tello PAYGO for emergency use (thanks Irma) and today when I landed on that numbers dashboard I noticed WiFi FluidCall was still active. Is it? Guess I'm going to do some more R+ searching and maybe play around with it. It says there are 5 months left.

  • KentEKentE Moderator 167
    @johntour ; Good to see you pop in here!   I hope your kids had a soft landing somewhere, and would be interested in hearing. 

    I have to admit to never having used Fluidcall.   It was working for outbound calls for some time:  the last I heard was that it was not operating.   https://social.ringplus.net/discussion/comment/154322/#Comment_154322

  • AmentiusAmentius Novice 0
    edited October 2
    I went to Ting, then TPO, and now about to leave Freedompop. 
     I depend on my phone and it's been hard to find a dependable and inexpensive alternative since losing ring plus.
  • KentEKentE Moderator 167
    @Amentius said:
    I went to Ting, then TPO, and now about to leave Freedompop. 
    What did you not like about TPO, and what plan did you have when there?  
    If you can fill us in a little what allotments you need, maybe someone can suggest a good fit.
    Tello and Twigby seem to offer good reliability and customer service.  Red Pocket offers fair pricing for low-to-medium allotments, and a selection of carriers.  MintSim has a large following for those who need higher data allotment, and are okay with T-Mobile service.

  • gamescangamescan All Star 55
    I missed the CellNuvo signup window, so haven't been able to try that. Do have a phone ready to go though if they ever open it back up.

    Have one line on a FreedomPop Global GSM (speed isn't the greatest, but it is the only free service that works across most of North America and Europe).

    Have another line on the Sprint free year, because the price can't be beat. Still, even being back on Sprint "proper" I am reminded why I decided to stop paying for Sprint service and just use Sprint via MVNOs. 

    Also have a GV number which I use across the lines, and a T-Mobile free data SIM (200 MB) as a backup.
  • jamielihjamielih Moderator 127
    @gamescan said:
    I missed the CellNuvo signup window, so haven't been able to try that. Do have a phone ready to go though if they ever open it back up.

    Good to see you still check in from time to time.

    Also probably good that you missed the "signup window". I don't think there was ever a sign-up window. Visit forums at nthcircle.com for the sordid history of CellNuvo in the last 2+ months, which I understand involved an MVNO provider to CellNuvo abruptly ending service. In my opinion, CellNuvo will have to open back up for new signups in order to really be viable. For now, many of us have service on the CellNuvo phones, but have lost our original numbers & have random temporary numbers assigned. Hopefully, our original numbers can be recovered.
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