Best MVNO?

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  1. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    What's the best MVNO? I'm on tmobile right now paying $60 a month for iPhone 5s 3gb LTE, unlimited talk and text, and 1gb LTE on iPad mini. I am just looking to save a bit more money a month.
     
  2. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    Probably need more information from you to narrow things down :
    1) Are you willing to buy a new phone unsubsidized? Or are you only going to use your current T-mobile phone?

    If so that means you can only use MVNO's which use T-mobile towers and really cuts down the options available.

    2) What do you mean by 'best'? Do you mean the cheapest? Do you mean the most value for your money?

    3) What are you willing to spend? What's your limit?
     
  3. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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  4. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a vzw iphone so it's unlocked. I want the best for the money
     
  5. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Yep, that'll be perfect for Straight Talk. Just buy the AT&T nano sim and you'll get LTE. Can't beat $45.
     
  6. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Including tax? Can I port my number? Can I port out? So get a gsm sim?
     
  7. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    It's like $48.47 after tax. Yes, you can port your number. Yes, AT&T sims are GSM, that'll work best.
     
  8. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    I'll give another vote for straight talk. Mine come to 46.54 with taxes.
     
  9. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    Just curious, why Straight Talk over AIO wireless? Simply the 3gb instead of 2.5gb? I ask because I've heard strange things about Straight Talk like you have a daily limit of 200mb or so you can consume. In addition I've read horror stories before about how if people went over their limit for the month and had their account terminated / number lost.

    I'm sure you will probably say that's never happened to you since you are recommending Straight Talk, but it seems a bit safer going with an AT&T owned company like AIO wireless no?
     
  10. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    Well your right it's not happens to me. I actually have not heard any of those things either. Aio which is now cricket also caps your speed at 8mbps which is fast but just another restriction. It boils down to personal preference as well.
     
  11. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If my speeds get capped then a MVNO may not be for me. If there is a chance that I can loose my number then it's definitely for me at all.
     
  12. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

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    There is no speed cap at straight talk.
    Like I said I've not heard of anyone losing their number. I just don't see how that's even possible.
     
  13. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    i'm waffling between ST and AIO/Cricket for my wife. i am leaning towards the latter...while the speeds are capped, one attraction is that Visual Voicemail works.

    i think that, for my wife, would have value over the higher speeds.

    (and moreover, its likely the $35/mo plan with 500mb data would also fit her needs (after auto-pay))

    i would love to hear comments on Visual VM and what happens without it from those of you on ST. (please PM if you feel its too far off topic.) thanks!
     
  14. JennyMiller2015 macrumors newbie

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  15. 869639 macrumors 6502

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    Interested in knowing how you are paying $60/month for 3GB T-Mobile Unlimited Plan, I understand that they give you 1GB Free for Tablet until end of year.
     
  16. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's the plan they gave me. Is it good?
     
  17. 869639 macrumors 6502

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    Ya actually nvm I remember now that they upgraded from 2.5GB to 3GB but its pretty good for what you have, $60/month and all that data + data for tablet.
     

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