RIP, RingPlus. Loved all the money we saved and truly miss our free-spirited community.

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  • Official Tello Mobile thread

    @mmfacemm said:
    Someone mentioned that tello would notify you before any loss of balance or suspension.  Is that true tello?

    Hopefully it's true.  That would be the right thing to do, similar to when credit card companies change fees, interest rates,etc.  They always give you a little advance warning so that if the changes are unacceptable you can quit using your card and (eventually) close the account.
    Isamorph
  • Official Tello Mobile thread

    @mmfacemm said:
    It is incredible when it doesn't affect you. 

    Next time the silent change in terms might affect you.  I hope you find it equally acceptable to lie down and roll over about it.

    Point taken.  Who among us takes the time to regularly read our provider's TOS to look for any changes?  I do agree with an earlier post that it would have been nice if Tello sent out an e-mail regarding the change so that their customers could make an informed decision (stick with Tello and use the device more?  or switch providers?) before they got cut off by the new TOS.  I guess I got so used to RingPlus's style that I use that as my standard and don't expect much in the way of proactive communications from cellular providers. 
    Isamorph
  • Official Tello Mobile thread

    @RidetheBus said:
    IMHO, those of us who could remember to make a phone call once every 60 days on RingPlus can remember to use their Tello line(s) for something at least once every 3 months.

    IM(extremely)HO, I couldn't agree more.  I apologize in advance if this post offends anyone on this forum, but complaining about having to use your phone once every 3 months to qualify for amazingly inexpensive phone service is just plain silly.  I would suggest that anyone on Tello just spend a few cents and use the phone once a month to keep it active.  That way you wouldn't have to worry about which month is the deadline, especially if you have several "occasional" phones on Tello...  problem solved!  Of course, if that's too difficult, you could always just sign up with another (more expensive) provider who doesn't require such "frequent" use.  

    Full disclosure: My phone provider is Twigby, so I am paying more but don't have any usage requirement.  They are happy to take my money each month whether I use my phone or not.  :)
    JandA
  • Get 50% off your first TWO MONTHS of service at Twigby

    Good news -- the Usage tab is back on the Account Summary / Active Lines page.  It seems accurate so far except that the outgoing and incoming calls are reversed, but that's no big deal since a minute is a minute regardless of where the call originated -- it still counts the same for your usage.

    They've also changed the summary to show how many minutes / how much data you have remaining instead of what you've already used. 

    Nice to see that Twigby keeps improving their online account transparency! 
    samkqboroAnytom
  • Get 50% off your first TWO MONTHS of service at Twigby

    @samkqboro said:
    ...will try out the speed later and see if it actually changed the speed as well.

    I barely notice any difference most of the time throttled down to 512, even though the SpeedTest app results show full speed data to be about 17 times faster in my area.  I'd be very interested to hear how the different speeds work for you, too... inquiring minds want to know!  :)
    KentE