Spot Mobile's three unlimited monthly talk and text plans now include unlimited data. There is a throttle point at which speeds are reduced, but the amount of unthrottled is four or five times greater than what the plans used to include. The changed plans are:
- $39.99 Unlimited Voice, Texts and Data with the first 500 MB at full 4G speeds. The old data allowance was just 100 MB total.
- $49.99 Unlimited Voice, Texts and Data with the first 1 GB at full 4G speeds. The old data allowance was 250 MB total.
The throttled speed is believed to be about 128 Kbps. As before, both plans also include unlimited international text messaging. The $49.99 also includes unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela and Canada
Spot's other plans (listed below) remain unchanged. The $59.99 plan no longer makes any sense as it doesn't offer anything beyond what the $49.99 does plan does and it has less data and lacks the unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela and Canada.
Here is the complete lineup of Spot's new plans.
|Price||Duration||Voice||Texts (Domestic and International)||Data (Web & MMS)|
|$39.99||30 Days||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (throttled after 500 MB)|
|$49.99||30 Days||Unlimited & some international 1||Unlimited||Unlimited (throttled after 1 GB)|
|$59.99||30 Days||Unlimited||Unlimited||500 MB|
|$14.99||7 Days||Unlimited & some international 1||Unlimited||50 MB|
|$24.99||15 days||Unlimited & some international 1||Unlimited Nationwide and International Text||100 MB|
|Price||Voice||Texts (Domestic and International)||Data|
|$14.99||250 Minutes||250||50 MB|
|$24.99||500 Minutes||500||50 MB|
|$29.99||1200 Minutes||500||50 MB|
|$10.00||100MB||30 Day Expiration|
|$15.00||250MB||30 Day Expiration|
|$25.00||500MB||30 Day Expiration|
|Refill Denominations||Duration||Minimum Monthly Cost||Voice||Texts (Domestic and International)||Data (Web & MMS)|
|$5, $10, $20 and $30||90 Days||$1.67||10¢/Minute||5¢/Each||$10 100 MB|
$15 250 MB
$25 500 MB
|$10 Unlimited International Talk||Unlimited calls to 5 numbers in 1 country (landline only)||30 Day Expiration|
|$10 International Super 500 Minutes||500 minutes to 50 Countries (landline only)||30 Day Expiration|
These changes make Spot's plans much more competitive with other T-Mobile MVNOs like Simple Mobile, Ultra and the soon to launch PTel GSM. At the $40 price point, Spot seems to be the winner with 500 MB of unthrottled data compared with 250 MB for Simple and Ptel and none with Ultra. At the $50 level the tables are turned with with Simple and Ptel including 2 GB of unthrottled data vs Spot's 1 GB. Simple's throttled speed is also faster, 240 Kbps vs 128 Kbps for Spot.
Source: Spot Mobile via HowardForums