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Tello In 2021: What You Need To Know

In this guide, I will explain everything you need to know about Tello before you subscribe. I want you to learn the ins and outs of Tello so that you can make an informed decision on if this is the best place for you to spend your hard earned cash.

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Here’s Everything You Should Know Before Subscribing


Tello At A Glance

Logo:
Tello Logo

Year Founded: 2015
Networks Used: Sprint, T-Mobile
LTE Bands Used: 245126671 252641
5G Bands Used: n71 (600MHz)n260 (39GHz)n261 (28GHz)n41 (2500MHz)
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? No
Online Payment Options: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, PayPal

Overview

Tello soft launched in the USA in late 2015, and formerly activated customers on the Sprint network. As of 1/18/21, Tello began activating all new customers on the T-Mobile network. Customers still using Tello on Sprint will have the option to move to the T-Mobile network at a later date.

Although the MVNO is a relative newcomer to the market, its parent company, KeepCalling, is a global telecommunications company that first registered in the USA in the year 2002.  From 2011-2014 KeepCalling grew its revenue by over 200% and was named by Inc 5000 to be one of the fastest growing companies in the USA for 5 consecutive years. With Tello, subscribers join a company that has years of experience in the telecommunications market.

How Tello Phone Plans Work

Tello Mobile Subscribers Can Custom Build Their Own Phone Plans
Tello Mobile Subscribers Can Custom Build Their Own Phone Plans

 

Tello allows its subscribers to custom build their own cell phone plans.  When you custom build your own phone plan with Tello, you’ll enjoy having no contract, free tethering, unlimited data (speeds reduced to 64 Kbps once high speed data allotment is used up), calling to Mexico, China and Canada and no extra fees whatsoever. Tello does however charge state and county sales tax, and for the federal universal service fund.


A Summary Of Tello Phone Plans

No Credit Check Single Line Monthly Prepaid Plans

Talk
Text
Data
Price
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100
Unlimited
500 MB
$6

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 8
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300
Unlimited
0 MB
$6

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 9
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300
Unlimited
500 MB
$7

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 500 Data Talk 300
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100
Unlimited
1 GB
$7

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 1000
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300
Unlimited
500 MB
$7

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Talk&Data 300
Tello Logo
500
Unlimited
500 MB
$8

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Talk & Data 500
Tello Logo
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 GB
$10

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Value
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100
Unlimited
2 GB
$11

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 15
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$14

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 17
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100
Unlimited
4 GB
$16

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello 4GB Talk 100
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Unlimited
Unlimited
4 GB
$19

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Smart
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Unlimited
Unlimited
6 GB
$24

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Unlimited 6GB
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Unlimited
Unlimited
8 GB
$29

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Unlimited 8GB
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Unlimited
Unlimited
25 GB
$39

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 39
   

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Tello Data Only Plans

Data
Price
Data Type
Tello Logo
500MB
$5
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data Starter
Tello Logo
1GB
$6
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 1GB
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2GB
$10
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 2GB
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4GB
$15
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 4GB
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6GB
$20
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 6GB
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8GB
$25
Data Only SIM

Network Used: T-Mobile


Tello Data 8GB
   


Tello Pay As You Go Plans

Tello Logo Tello PG Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$10
Minutes/Data
1c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo Tello PG 15 Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$15
Minutes/Data
1c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo Tello PG 25 Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$25
Minutes/Data
1c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
Tello Logo Tello PG50 Network(s): T-Mobile
Calling Card
$50
Minutes/Data
1c min/2c MB
SMS/MMS
1c/1c
Duration
90 days
   


Supported Phones And BYOD Devices

Tello does sell mobile phones, however,  those that already have a phone are welcome to bring it to Tello, as long is it is out of contract and compatible with the Sprint or T-Mobile network. Phones must also support VoLTE HD voice calling. Most universally unlocked phones from Motorola and Samsung are also compatible.

Where To Buy Service Plans And SIM Cards

SIM cards and plans must be purchased directly from Tello.  If you already have a Sprint SIM card, you can safely use that with Tello without having to purchase a new SIM card.


Customer Support

Customer support is provided by way of email, chat and over the phone.

Contact Information

Website:
Phone Number: 1-866-377-0294, 1-678-306-1436
Address/Headquarters:

4780 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30338
United States


Social Media Accounts
Facebook
Twitter
Google+


How To Port Out

Porting out requires you to call Tello to get your account number. You will need to submit to them your name and email address. They will also ask you for your new provider name. Tello does not use PINS or passwords and so your port out password defaults to 0000.


Phone Unlock Policy

Tello sells all of its phones unlocked, so there is no device unlock policy to worry about.





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