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If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend
Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might
work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in your expected
areas of use. For me it's working fantastic. They offer three plans,
all have unlimited voice and text:

2 MB 4g data $15/mth
5 MB $20
10 MB $25

When you hit the limit the data rate slows, but continues unlimited.

The one catch is that those rates are when you pay for a year in advance.
Rates are higher if you choose to buy 3 or 6 months of service. They
have an introductory deal where you can get 3 months of service as a
new customer at the above rates.

I believe they still have a deal on Amazon where for $5 you can get
a trial kit. They give you two sims. The first you can use for 100 mins
of voice, 100 texts, 100MB of data to try it out. If you decide to
sign up, you use the second sim and they activate it. I think you
can also apply the $5 towards any of the regular plans at that time.
It's worked great for me. I'm getting 70 Mbits download speed at home
here in NJ, I've seen 170 Mbits at spots I've been in. A friend has
it in CA and got 200 Mbits!

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On 04/18/2018 10:36 AM, Bob F wrote:
On 4/18/2018 8:28 AM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 04/18/2018 07:14 AM, wrote:
If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend
Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might
work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in your expected
areas of use. For me it's working fantastic. They offer three plans,
all have unlimited voice and text:

2 MB 4g data $15/mth
5 MB $20
10 MB $25


10 MB/month? Are these bits or bytes? You can use 10 Mbits in a few
minutes. I don't think you can do ANYTHING with 2 Mbits.


2 MB is $.10 of data on my PagePlus prepaid plan. An extra $10 for 8MB
does seem a little steep.


Are we sure that the OP quoted data in megabits or megabytes? Some
people are really sloppy about B/b.

Freedompop gives you 200MBytes free every month after buying either the
$1 SIM or the $20 hotspot. They have a newer hotspot, which might cost
more, but if you can get by with truly minimal usage AND are willing to
take the trouble to make sure you DON'T sign up for a monthly plan AND
are happy with their coverage, it's perfect.

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On 4/18/2018 3:00 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 04/18/2018 10:36 AM, Bob F wrote:
On 4/18/2018 8:28 AM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 04/18/2018 07:14 AM, wrote:
If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend
Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network.¬* How well it might
work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in your expected
areas of use.¬*¬* For me it's working fantastic.¬* They offer three plans,
all have unlimited voice and text:

2 MB 4g data¬* $15/mth
5 MB¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* $20
10 MB¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* $25

10 MB/month?¬* Are these bits or bytes?¬* You can use 10 Mbits¬* in a few
minutes.¬* I don't think you can do ANYTHING with 2 Mbits.


2 MB is $.10 of data on my PagePlus prepaid plan. An extra $10 for 8MB
does seem a little steep.


Are we sure that the OP quoted data in megabits or megabytes?¬* Some
people are really sloppy about B/b.

Freedompop gives you 200MBytes free every month after buying either the
$1 SIM or the $20 hotspot.¬* They have a newer hotspot, which might cost
more, but if you can get by with truly minimal usage AND are willing to
take the trouble to make sure you DON'T sign up for a monthly plan AND
are happy with their coverage, it's perfect.


2 megabits is nothing. 2 megabytes is darn close to nothing. Neither
seems likely here.

Alright, I looked it up -

"$15/MO
Reg. Price $23/mo
2GB/MO 4G LTE"

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On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:15:01 AM UTC-4, wrote:
If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend
Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might
work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in your expected
areas of use. For me it's working fantastic. They offer three plans,
all have unlimited voice and text:

2 MB 4g data $15/mth
5 MB $20
10 MB $25



Oops, correction, I meant GB, gigabytes. Sorry.






When you hit the limit the data rate slows, but continues unlimited.

The one catch is that those rates are when you pay for a year in advance.
Rates are higher if you choose to buy 3 or 6 months of service. They
have an introductory deal where you can get 3 months of service as a
new customer at the above rates.

I believe they still have a deal on Amazon where for $5 you can get
a trial kit. They give you two sims. The first you can use for 100 mins
of voice, 100 texts, 100MB of data to try it out. If you decide to
sign up, you use the second sim and they activate it. I think you
can also apply the $5 towards any of the regular plans at that time.
It's worked great for me. I'm getting 70 Mbits download speed at home
here in NJ, I've seen 170 Mbits at spots I've been in. A friend has
it in CA and got 200 Mbi

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On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:01:01 PM UTC-4, The Real Bev wrote:
On 04/20/2018 11:35 AM, wrote:
On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:32:15 PM UTC-4, wrote:
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:28:34 AM UTC-4, The Real Bev wrote:
On 04/18/2018 07:14 AM,
wrote:
If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend
Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might
work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in your expected
areas of use. For me it's working fantastic. They offer three plans,
all have unlimited voice and text:

2 MB 4g data $15/mth
5 MB $20
10 MB $25

10 MB/month? Are these bits or bytes? You can use 10 Mbits in a few
minutes. I don't think you can do ANYTHING with 2 Mbits.

Megabytes, which is how all the data usage on cell plans is quoted.


Well, I kind of got that right. It's megabytes or gigabytes, not bits.
But my original post I made a mistake and said MB, when it's actually
GB, gigabytes. Sorry for the confusion.

So:

2GB $15
5GB $20
10GB $25


That makes more sense!


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Another interesting thing is the call clarity between phones on Mintsim
and I presume Tmobile, the host carrier, is exceptional. It's way better
voice than I've heard previously on Sprint or Verizon. It's like high
fidelity, crystal clear, sounds like the person is right next to you.
When going to another carrier, it's still very good, but there is a very
noticeable difference.


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