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Joe Paonessa

Joe Paonessa
Joe Paonessa is the founder of He started BestMVNO in 2013, because like many of you, he was unhappy with the high price he was paying his wireless provider for cell phone service. After researching how to cut costs on his phone bill, he came across the terms MVNO and prepaid wireless, and learned there was a way he could keep using his favorite network without having to pay a premium price for it.

Through, Joe shares his research and experiences with MVNOs and prepaid wireless providers, helping others learn how to save money on their phone bills. Joe's current providers are T-Mobile Prepaid and MobileX. When he's not working on BestMVNO, you may find Joe playing pickleball or going out for a run. For inquiries use the contact button.

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Boost Mobile Half Off Annual Plan 35GB - $12.50/Month

Expiring Soon! Boost Mobile Annual Plan, 35GB, $12.50/Month!

Joe Paonessa - Feb 24, 2024
Boost Mobile has launched a very limited time promotion. New customers can get an annual plan with 35GB of monthly high-speed data for just $12.50/month. The total upfront cost is $150 with free two day shipping and a free SIM kit. Taxes and fees appear to be at a minimum
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Tello Mobile Introduces Data Top-Ups

Tello Mobile Officially Launches Data Top-Ups & Purchases By SMS

Joe Paonessa - Feb 21, 2024
Tello Mobile announced today they have officially launched data top-ups. Subscribers who exhaust their high-speed data during their billing cycles can now add an additional 1GB of high-speed data to their plans for $5. Data top-ups can be added to any Tello plan that includes high-speed data, but not to
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Simple Mobile Dealer

Simple Mobile Wins 4Q23 Wave7 Research Prepaid Dealer Survey, Verizon Prepaid A Strong No. 2

Joe Paonessa - Feb 21, 2024
Simple Mobile has won the Wave7 Research quarterly multi-carrier prepaid dealer survey that was conducted in 4Q23. That’s the 36th straight quarterly win for the brand, and it has won every survey ever conducted by Wave7 Research. Simple Mobile was carried by 23 out of 30 dealers surveyed, just like
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Consumer Cellular Branded Store

Consumer Cellular Offers $5/Mo Off Any Plan For 12 Months, With TV Ad Support

Joe Paonessa - Feb 20, 2024
Consumer Cellular has launched a new promotion as detailed in a recently filed prepaid report by the firm Wave7 Research. New customers can receive a $5/month discount for their first 12 months of service by using the promo code FIRSTYEAR15 during sign-up. This discount is applied as a monthly bill
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PureTalk Free Samsung Galaxy A15

PureTalk’s Latest TV Ad And Offer Is A Pitch For A Free Samsung Galaxy Phone

Joe Paonessa - Feb 19, 2024
PureTalk has launched a new promotion offering a free Samsung Galaxy A15, as noted by Wave7 Research in its latest prepaid market report. This deal, described by Wave7 Research as a tax season offer, aligns with the period when wireless brands traditionally introduce their tax season offers. The free phone
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US Mobile Adds Annual Plan Option To Home Phone Plan

US Mobile Continues Annual Plan Push, Raises Monthly Rate Of Home Phone Plan

Joe Paonessa - Feb 8, 2024
In October 2023, BestMVNO reported that US Mobile launched a landline Home Phone plan. The launch rate was $9.99/month for unlimited calling, voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, and conference calling. Taxes and fees were included in the price. US Mobile does not disclose what cellular network their Home Phone plan
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US Mobile Beta Tests $15 Dual SIM Add-On So You Can Use Your Unlimited Data Plan Across Multiple Networks

US Mobile Beta Tests Dual SIM Add-On: Use Your Data Across Multiple Networks

Joe Paonessa - Feb 7, 2024
US Mobile has launched beta testing of a new plan feature to allow for multi-network use unlimited plans. US Mobile’s flagship unlimited plan costs $50/month for a single line and includes 100GB of data at up to 5G data speeds before throttling to 1Mbps and allows 50GB of hotspot usage.
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AT&T Prepaid Launches New Plan With 3Mbps Speed Cap

AT&T Prepaid’s New $40 Plan With A 3Mbps Speed Cap Is A Peculiar Throwback

Joe Paonessa - Jan 14, 2024
AT&T Prepaid has launched a new wireless plan and it is a peculiar throwback to the past with a 3Mbps speed cap. The new plan is priced at $50/month or $40/month with autopay billing. It includes unlimited talk, text, and data. The first 30GB of data consumed in a monthly
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Airvoice Wireless Retail Store

Airvoice Wireless Has A Deal Mirroring Mint Mobile, $15/Mo For Any Plan

Joe Paonessa - Jan 13, 2024
Airvoice Wireless is running an offer that mirrors Mint Mobile. New customers can get any three-month plan for $15/month. That makes their flagship plan the best deal. It includes 35GB of high-speed data before throttling and 5GB of hotspot, plus international calling to over 80 countries. The company is also
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Ultra Mobile Holiday 2023-2024 Promo

Ultra Mobile’s Holiday Offer Ends Soon, Get 3GB Data For $10/Month

Joe Paonessa - Jan 3, 2024
Ultra Mobile’s New Year’s deals are set to expire on January 7th. Update: the offers have been extended until at least 1/31. Highlighted offers include the following deals: Any 3GB multi-month plan is available for just $10/month Any 10GB multi-month plan is available for only $20/month A 20% discount is
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Boost Mobile Heavily Pitched On Radio Free Samsung Galaxy A23 Offer During Q423

DISH Dominated Radio In 4Q23 With Boost Mobile & Infinite Radio Ads

Joe Paonessa - Jan 3, 2024
The fourth quarter of 2023 saw DISH invest heavily in the marketing of its Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite brands. According to the latest prepaid report from the firm Wave7 Research, Boost Mobile was the fifth most advertised brand among all brands and industries in the USA during the week
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Mint Mobile Fifteen Dollars For Every Plan January 2024

Mint Mobile January 2024 Deal Is The Return Of $15/Month For Any Plan

Joe Paonessa - Jan 2, 2024
Mint Mobile has once again brought back its offer of $15/month for three months on any plan. The deal replaces an offer of buy three months get three months free that Mint Mobile had running over the holiday shopping season. That offer expired January 1, 2024. The buy three get
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Visible by Verizon Two Years For New Year's 2024 Deal

Visible by Verizon Offering Two-Years For New Year’s Deal

Joe Paonessa - Jan 1, 2024
Visible by Verizon has launched a Two-Years for New Year’s deal. The deal will get you $10/month off Visible’s flagship unlimited plan lowering the price to $35/month or $5/month off their base unlimited plan lowering the price to $20/month for a period of two years. Taxes and fees are included
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US Mobile Launches Annual Discount Plans

US Mobile Shifts Focus To Prepaid Annual Plans, Get 35GB For $23/Month

Joe Paonessa - Dec 18, 2023
US Mobile has updated its wireless plans for the third time since August 2023 or for the fourth time if you want to include the release of US Mobile’s Home Phone plan in October. The latest plan updates see US Mobile shift its focus towards prepaid discount annual plans. US
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Boost Mobile Storefront

Boost Mobile Has Issued Free Bonus Data To 750k+ Subscribers

Joe Paonessa - Dec 14, 2023
It’s the end of the year holiday season, and Boost Mobile is giving back to its customers. A reader shared a screenshot with BestMVNO of an email sent from Boost Mobile. The email went out to select subscribers notifying them that they have received an extra 10GB of high-speed data
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