By Joe Paonessa Feb 6, 2016
A new MVNO has just launched raising over $12 million in funding for the endeavor. The MVNO is called Mast Mobile and it was started by two former Virgin Mobile executives David Messenger and Peter Lurie as well as Bubba Murarka and David Dawson. Service is currently provided utilizing the Sprint network, although the company is looking to secure a deal with another network partner.
The MVNO hopes to differentiate itself from its rivals by offering subscribers two different phone numbers on one phone, one for personal use and the other for business use all on a single SIM. Those interested in the service are able to port their current phone number over to the MVNO while also getting a new one, or they can opt to get two new phone numbers.
Video Demonstration of How The Service Works
Mast Mobile's strategy as you can surmise is to target businesses, including free lancers, sole proprietors and enterprises. Mast says its system will integrate well with enterprises
The Mast Mobile platform also integrates with another software platform known as Salesforce which allows for comprehensive reporting and tracking of information such as sales calls. Security features that can be used to protect your companies information such as password protection, remote wipes and encrypted backups are also included.
The costs associated with using the service for enterprises can be seen in the table below:
|Optional Sales Productivity Package||$30/User|
|Voice and Data Plans|
3GB (most popular)
1, 5, 10 GB Options
|BYOD or iPhone Rental||Starting at $20|
Currently the company is offering a special deal for New Yorker's, promotional pricing of $20/month for unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of data. Extra data can be added at a price of $10/GB. Regular pricing for this plan is $50/month.
Individuals that don't need some of the extra features provided by Mast Mobile may find Google Voice/Hangouts to be a viable and free alternative to obtain a second phone number to use with their device.
Joe is the founder of BestMVNO.com. 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. Since then, through BestMVNO.com, Joe has been sharing his research about MVNOs and prepaid wireless so that others can learn how to save money on their own phone bills. Contact JP