Airvoice, Jolt Mobile launched a new $35 Unlimited plan today. Like the Airvoice offering, data and MMS (picture) messaging are not included and there's no international call credit either.
For those who make international calls, Jolt's $40, $50 and $60 plans come with "up to" 500 minutes of international call credit. The $50 and $60 plans also include 500 MB and 1 GB of data respectively and there's a $65 plan with 500 MB of data and unlimited calls to 100 countries.
Jolt also improved their pay as you go offering recently. Top-ups now last 90 days instead of 30, MMS are now 10¢/each instead of 20¢ and the data pricing has dropped all the way from $10/MB to 30¢/MB!
These changes consolidate Jolt's position as one of the best value AT&T MVNOs particularly for unlimited talk and text without data and for light-use pay as you go.
There is one part of Jolt's pricing that isn't a very good value. A SIM card costs $10 plus $7.70 "shipping and handling" and a 60¢ "convenience fee" for a total of $18.30. Fortunately, Jolt SIMs can be found on eBay for a buy it now price around $7.50 with free shipping.
The table below lists all of Jolt's current plans. For a comparison of AT&T MVNOs see: Five AT&T MVNO's Compared.
|Plan (Monthly Price) **||Voice||Text||MMS (Picture Messages)||International Call Credit||Data|
|$40||Unlimited||Unlimited||None||up to 500 minutes||None|
|$50||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||up to 500 minutes||500 MB|
|$60||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||up to 500 minutes||1 GB|
|$3.33 & up (pay as you go) *||10¢||10¢||10¢||None||30¢/MB|
** A 3.5% "convenience" fee is added to all airtime purchases.