Ting Now Offers Global Calling At No Extra Charge

Ting Now Offers Global Calling At No Extra Charge

Joe Paonessa - Oct 13, 2017
Thanks to a reader tip, I have learned that Ting recently added international calling free of charge to its cell phone plans. Ting minutes are now global minutes the company has proclaimed through its website.  This means that if you have a plan with 100 minutes, you can use them all
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Google's Trade In Program For Pixel Devices

(Updated) Google Offering Up To $410 When You Trade In Your Phone For A Pixel

Joe Paonessa - Sep 25, 2017
Google has launched a new trade in program for those interested in picking up a Pixel device.  The trade in program will offer customers who own select devices up to $388 (updated 9/28/17) $410 for their old phone. The 32 GB Pixel which is out of stock normally sells for $649
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FreedomPop Best And Most Unique

MVNO List Featuring The 9 Best And Most Unique

Joe Paonessa - Sep 13, 2017
2017 edition There are many options for you to consider when you are looking to save money on your phone bill or when you just want something different.  In fact BestMVNO.com now tracks over 60 of these providers. In order to come up with a list of what I think
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Ookla Speedtest Of USA's Top Wireless Carriers

Ookla Names T-Mobile America’s Fastest Network, USA Said To Offer 44th Fastest Mobile Network Speeds In The World

Joe Paonessa - Sep 7, 2017
Mobile internet speeds were measured by Ookla during quarters 1 and 2 of 2017, which basically corresponds to the first 6th months of the year.  Over that time frame roughly 3 million mobile devices were used to record over 14 million speed tests which were used for this mobile network
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TracFone Brands Have LTE Speed Restrictions Lifted On Their Verizon MVNOs

Confirmed! TracFone Branded Verizon MVNO’s No Longer Have LTE Speed Restrictions

Joe Paonessa - Aug 27, 2017
Weeks ago there were rumblings that Verizon had lifted the LTE speed restrictions that it placed on its MVNO’s.  The speed restrictions that had always been imposed limited download speeds to 5 Mbps and upload speeds to 2 Mbps. Today I am happy to report that a representative from TracFone
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Will Your iPhone Work Properly On An MVNO?

Will Your iPhone Work Properly With An MVNO? New Feature From BestMVNO.com

Joe Paonessa - Aug 24, 2017
Apple’s iconic iPhone is loved by many, but there is a problem with it.  If you want to use it with an MVNO, you may find out the hard way, meaning after you spent your hard earned money on a new plan and provider, that you can’t send or receive
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Phone Number Theft, The Impact Of T-Mobile Digits, And Google Voice

The Potential Security Risks Associated With Your Mobile Phone Service Provider, T-Mobile Digits And Similar Platforms

Joe Paonessa - Aug 2, 2017
About two months ago, T-Mobile officially took its Digits platform out of beta and made it available to “all” T-Mobile customers.  By all I mean T-Mobile postpaid customers, while those of us on legacy prepaid plans such as the infamous $30 prepaid plan have been left in the dark. As
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Is Apple Charging MVNO's For Customer Access To The APN Settings Menu

Is Apple The Reason Why Your Cell Phone Bill Is Higher Than It Should Be?

Joe Paonessa - Jul 18, 2017
Over two years ago a BestMVNO site reader informed me that they were locked out of the part of their iPhone’s settings menu that would allow them to setup an APN.  They noticed that the issue occurred when they tried to use a SIM card for an AT&T MVNO, but
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A Better Cell Phone Plan Finder Tool And More Updates To BestMVNO.com

Joe Paonessa - Jul 12, 2017
The past few days working on BestMVNO have been quite busy for me.  A lot of changes have been made behind the scenes to improve different sections of the website.  As part of those changes, today I am pleased to announce a major update and upgrade to the cell phone
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Verizon MVNOs No Longer Speed Throttled

Has Verizon Removed The LTE Speed Limitations Placed On Its MVNO’s?

Joe Paonessa - Jul 5, 2017
Over the past few weeks I’ve noted around the web that users of TracFone based Verizon MVNO’s have been reporting that they have been experiencing LTE speeds much faster than the 5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload that Verizon restricts them to. The latest report came yesterday from a
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PCMag tests fastest wireless networks for 2017

Latest Study Shows Verizon To Be The Fastest Network, Sprint The Slowest

Joe Paonessa - Jun 19, 2017
PCMag conducted a study to find out which wireless network is the fastest in the USA. PCMag has just completed its 8th annual study which set out to determine which is the fastest mobile network in the USA.  They tested the network data speeds of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon within
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Wireless Provider Use Age Demographics - Graph Provided By Market Force

Once Again Market Force Study Reveals T-Mobile And Consumer Cellular To Be America’s Favorite Carrier And MVNO

Joe Paonessa - Jun 13, 2017
Market Force Information (Market Force), a customer experience management and research company conducted a large scale consumer study in May of 2017 polling over 8,200 consumers with the intent of uncovering trends in the wireless industry. The study focused on carrier performance, in store experience and service usage among other
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Mast Mobile Closes Down

Mast Mobile Provider Of Business Plans Is Closing Down

Joe Paonessa - May 19, 2017
Mast Mobile launched with much promise over 1 year ago.  The company was started in part by two former Virgin Mobile executives who together with a couple of other partners were able to raise $12 million in venture funding.  That’s no small feat given how highly competitive the MVNO market
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Comparison of US Mobile and TIng

Comparison of US Mobile and Ting

Joe Paonessa - May 1, 2017
Originally Published: Jan 11, 2015 Updated: May 1, 2017 with New US Mobile Pricing        A few months ago we reported on the inception of a new MVNO, US Mobile.  US Mobile seems to be T-Mobile’s answer to Ting Wireless, a provider of prepaid wireless plans on the Sprint
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How Unlimited Data Plans Affect The Market

Now That Major Wireless Carriers Are Starting To Go All In On Unlimited Data, How Will MVNO’s Be Impacted?

Joe Paonessa - Apr 23, 2017
In the last several months, we’ve witnessed a shift in the structure of wireless phone plan offerings from major wireless carriers, namely, A&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. That shift began with T-Mobile in August of last year, with their Big Un-Carrier 12 announcement.  At that time, the company said it
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