Tello Mobile has quietly updated its wireless plans to include more international calling countries. Tello customers can now call more than 60 countries at no additional charge. Plans with unlimited domestic minutes also get unlimited international calling. Plans that have a finite number of domestic calling minutes can use all of their minutes to call internationally if they'd like. Prior to the update, Tello's plans included international calling only to China, Mexico, Canada, and Romania.
Tello is an MVNO of T-Mobile, which means it uses T-Mobile's network for coverage. The international calling update brings more competition to the space. Tello has become even more of a competitor to other T-Mobile network based brands such as Simple Mobile, Ultra Mobile, Red Pocket Mobile and Lycamobile all of which focus heavily on the international calling market. Between all of the providers just mentioned, Tello offers the least number of free international calling countries with just over 60 available. Simple Mobile offers the second lowest number with 69. Both Red Pocket Mobile and Ultra Mobile advertise over 80 countries are available to call at no extra charge with their plans. Tello does however offer the cheapest plans in most cases and is the best overall bang for the buck out of the providers just mentioned. You can see this for yourself by using BestMVNO's phone plan comparison tool.
Tello's BOGO Offer Is Still Available
If you are interested in trying out Tello, their buy one month get one month free offer for new customers and current customers who add a line is still available. It's scheduled to end on 5/31/2021. The company made a video ad to promote the offer which you can watch below.
Some popular Tello phone plans include the following options:
- $10/month - 1GB high-speed data
- $14/month - 2GB high-speed data
- $19/month - 4GB high-speed data
- $12/month - 6GB high-speed data
- $29/month - 8GB high-speed data
- $39/month - 25GB high-speed data
The plans shown all include unlimited texting, global calling, and data with the specified amount of data available at high-speeds before throttling to 2G data speeds. Mobile hotspot is also included with each plan. Taxes and fees cost extra.