T-Mobile Begins To Test Out 36 Month Equipment Installment Plans

T-Mobile Testing Out 36 Month Phone Payment Plans

Joe Paonessa - Oct 14, 2018
According to one study, the average smartphone owner holds onto their phone for 32 months before upgrading.  The same study says that over 20% of mobile phone owners hold onto their phone for over 3 years.  There may be several reasons for the long time between upgrades.   One is that
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Major Wireless Carriers Offering Free Service And Ways To Help Those Impacted By Hurricane Michael

All Major Wireless Carriers Waiving Charges For Those Impacted By Hurricane Michael

Joe Paonessa - Oct 10, 2018
All major wireless carriers are waiving overages potentially offering free service to those impacted by Hurricane Michael.  T-Mobile and AT&T are allowing their customers to text short codes to make donations to various organizations that will be part of the disaster relief. T-Mobile’s Response T-Mobile is offering free calling/texting/data for
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Best Buy Acquires GreatCall

GreatCall Acquired By Best Buy In $800 Million Deal

Joe Paonessa - Aug 16, 2018
Best Buy announced that it has acquired GreatCall Inc for $800 million.  The move was made to help expand Best Buy’s reach into the growing health space.  The deal comes hot on the heals of Consumer Cellular’s recent launch into Best Buy stores.  Consumer Cellular is a brand that has
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Tello Offering 50% Off To ROK Mobile Subscribers

Tello Mobile Offering ROK Mobile Customers 50% Off Their First Month

Joe Paonessa - Aug 3, 2018
Several days ago ROK Mobile abruptly ended service on the Verizon network.  Consequently subscribers were left scrambling for a new service provider.  ROK Mobile publicly stated that it was their choice to end their MVNO agreement with Verizon.  At least one dealer said otherwise.  The dealer stated that it was
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ROK Mobile Legacy Verizon Customers Have Their Service Abruptly Terminated

ROK Mobile’s Verizon Based Service Abruptly Ends, Here Is What To Do

Joe Paonessa - Jul 31, 2018
ROK Mobile has had a rocky year.  The MVNO repeatedly changed its phone plan lineup around.  It had Sprint based plans that got discontinued and brought back at a later date.  The same thing happened with the company’s Verizon based plans.  This in itself was pretty troubling.  Then, back in
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Market Force Study Names Consumer Cellular And T-Mobile Top Providers In 2018

Consumer Cellular And T-Mobile Named Top MVNO And Carrier In Latest Market Force Study

Joe Paonessa - Jul 30, 2018
Market Force Information (Market Force), just completed a research study that named Consumer Cellular America’s favorite MVNO and overall wireless provider.  T-Mobile was named the best out of the big 4 wireless carriers.  This marks the third year in a row that the customer experience research firm named those two
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RingPlus Founder Karl Seeling Talking About Blockchain And ChainBLX

RingPlus Founder Karl Seelig Now Runs Blockchain Company ChainBLX

Joe Paonessa - May 29, 2018
RingPlus was an MVNO founded by Karl Seelig.  It was not your everyday standard MVNO.  Through RingPlus, Karl brought some new, experimental and innovative technology to the wireless world.  The technology served as a vehicle to try and help the company achieve its goal of offering free and cheap cell
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Charlie Ergen Co-Founder Of Dish Network Says His Company May Spend Big On 5G

Dish Chairmen Charlie Ergen Claims Company Will Spend $10 Billion To Build Out 5G Network

Joe Paonessa - May 24, 2018
Dish Network Corp. Chairmen Charlie Ergen gave a talk the other day at the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s Connect X conference.  During his presentation he laid out a vague plan claiming that his company could spend $10 billion over the coming years to build out a nationwide 5G network.  He calls
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Straight Talk Wireless Website As Of 3-3-2018 Does Not Show A Clear Data Limit On Unlimited Data Plan

Straight Talk Wireless Thinks Unlimited Data Means 60 GB

Joe Paonessa - Mar 3, 2018
Some folks never learn. More than three years after settling a $40 million lawsuit over the improper use of the phrase “unlimited data,” Straight Talk Wireless is at it again. Straight Talk Wireless says its $55 “ultimate unlimited plan” comes with unlimited talk, text and data. However, a couple of Reddit
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Carrier Prepaid Unlimited Data Plans Compared

Prepaid Unlimited Data Plans From AT&T, Sprint, Verizon And T-Mobile Compared

Joe Paonessa - Feb 20, 2018
A few days ago AT&T added a new prepaid unlimited data plan to its lineup and priced it at $85/month.  It is the most expensive carrier prepaid unlimited data plan on the market.  However, with auto pay billing enabled, the price of the plan drops down to $75/month. At $75/month
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Red Pocket Mobile Now Offering Uncapped Data Speeds On Verizon's Network

Red Pocket Mobile Appears To Now Offer Unthrottled Data Speeds On The Verizon Network

Joe Paonessa - Jan 18, 2018
I recently began testing service on Red Pocket Mobile for an upcoming review that I will be doing.  I ordered a SIM kit and plan through Amazon. Red Pocket Mobile allows you to use any major wireless network for service.  The SIM kit I ordered came with 3 different SIM cards.
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BestMVNO 2017 Award Winners

BestMVNO Awards: Best Of 2017, Year In Review

Joe Paonessa - Jan 12, 2018
With 2017 now in the past it’s time to reflect back on the year as it pertained to the world of MVNO’s and no contract cellphone plan providers. This is the third annual BestMVNO.com end of the year MVNO and prepaid provider awards article and also the latest that the awards
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Google Pixel 2 Devices $300 Off Verizon

Google Pixel 2 Owners Are Having Trouble With Verizon MVNO’s, Here’s A Potential Workaround

Joe Paonessa - Nov 9, 2017
I have received several emails lately from Total Wireless customers with Google Pixel 2’s that are trying to get their data and MMS to work properly with the Verizon MVNO.  I’ve also seen the problem noted on social media, and most recently came across a post on Google’s support forums.
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Some Page Plus Airtime Cards Purchased From CallingMart Have Been Disabled

Some CallingMart Pins Are Causing Page Plus Customers To Get Their Accounts Suspended

Joe Paonessa - Nov 9, 2017
(Updated) The issue with CallingMart and Page Plus Cellular appears to now be resolved. CallingMart has sent out an email to its customers stating the following:   Thank you for contacting us! We sincerely apologize for what happened and the inconvenience it caused you. Pageplus informed us that the suspension
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The Most Popular Phone Plans

The Most Popular Phone Plans Of The Past Month

Joe Paonessa - Nov 2, 2017
It’s been a long time since I last put together a list of the most popular phone plans at BestMVNO.  In fact it’s been over 2 years! A lot has changed since then.  Some MVNO’s have come and gone.  Many have altered their phone plans time and time again.  It
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