In addition to unlimited international text messaging, the plan also includes a $20 international call credit. Ultra's international voice rates are low, starting at 1¢/minute for calls to landlines in Mexico, France, Germany and South Korea, and to landlines and mobiles in Canada, China and Singapore, so the $20 credit means up to 2000 no extra cost international minutes per month. Click here for all of Ultra Mobile's international rates.
Ultra has international direct dialing too so don't need to do go through the cumbersome routine of dialing an international access code and waiting for a prompt before you can enter the number you want to call. Also included is "Call Me Free", which gives Ultra Mobile customers local access numbers in 44 countries that non-US family members and friends can use to call them using any type of phone (landline, mobile, or VOIP) for the price of a local call.
The new $59 plan competes directly with T-Mobile's own $60 Monthly 4G plan which also includes unlimited voice, messaging and 2 GB of data before throttling. There are differences though, T-Mobile includes off-network voice and SMS roaming, but charges extra for international calling and messaging. Ultra includes unlimited international texting, the $20 international call credit and Call Me Free, but no roaming.
If you don't need all of Ultra's international features and want to save a little money, competing T-Mobile MVNOs Simple Mobile and PTel have plans that include unlimited domestic voice and messaging, unlimited international SMS and 2 GB of high speed data for $50/month, $9 less than Ultra. See T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNOs Compared for even more options.
Ultra has other plans, here's a table listing them all:
|Plan||Price per Month||Voice||Text (domestic & international)||MMS||Data2||International Call Credit|
|Talk & Text +||$29||Unlimited||Unlimited||Limited to available data||50 MB at 4G speeds||None3|
|Talk Text & Data+||$39||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited at 128 Kbps||$53|
|Talk Text & Data+||$49||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (1 GB at 4G speeds)||$203|
|Talk Text & Data+||$59||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (2 GB at 4G speeds)||$203|
3 Additional international call credit is available for $10 and up. Included international credit expires at the end of each billing cycle and is replenished with a fresh $5 or $20 balance. Purchased international credit does not expire.
All plans include Caller ID, Free 411, VoVoicemail, and 3 Way Calling. There are no additional taxes or fees on any of the Ultra Mobile plans.