PlatinumTel's new T-Mobile based PTel GSM service is now available online and at PlatinumTel authorized dealers.
SIM cards are $4.95 and the following plans are available:
|$40 Unlimited Everything||$40/30 days||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited (throttled to 128 kbps after 250 MB)|
|$50 Unlimited Everything||$50/30 days||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited (throttled to 128 kbps after 2 GB)|
For a limited time you can get a SIM and a $40 airtime card for $20 using the promotional code SIMWOOT40. Using the code is a little tricky. Here's how:
- On the Phones page click the add to cart button. Then enter your zip code if prompted.
- On the next page, click the picture of the SIM card to add it to the card.
- Choose the $40 Unlimited Everything Plan and click the picture of the topup card on the next page.
- Then click the checkout button and and enter SIMWOOT40 in the coupon code box.
Ptel has confirmed on their Facebook page that the $40 plan card can be used on the PayGo plan as well as the $40 Unlimited plan.
If you need a phone, PTel has three to choose from.
LG P999 Optimus G2X for $229.99 in white or $219.99 in black. The G2X has a 4 inch 480x800px screen, 1 Ghz dual core Tegra 2 processor and an 8 MP camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording. It runs Android 2.3. There are unofficial 4.0 (ICS) and 4.1 (JB) ROMs available although I don't know well they work.
Samsung T499 Dart for $99.99. It's a basic Android 2.1 phone with a low-res 3.1 inch, 240 x 320 px screen and a 3 MP camera.
Samsung T749 Hightlight $69.99 The Hightlight is a touchscreen non-smartphone with a 3 MP camera and a 3 inch 240 x 400 px screen.
You can also use any T-Mobile or unlocked GSM phone with a PTel SIM.
Sources: Woot, PTel