Airvoice Wireless one of the better AT&T MVNOs. They have competitive plans and their telephone customer support consistently gets high marks for short wait times, courtesy and competence.
One disadvantage of Air Voice has been that was harder than it needed to be to add airtime. Airvoice's $10 "monthly" plan, which is the best value plan for many users, is actually a pay as you go plan. Unused airtime "rolls over" indefinitely as long as you refill before the plan month ends. But refills don't "stack" - when you top up, your expiration is extended 30 days from the current date, not 30 days from the previous expiration date. That means that to preserve your balance and achieve the lowest monthly cost, you have to top up exactly every 30 days. If you add money too soon you lose days of service, top up too late and you lose service and your rollover balance disappears.
That shouldn't be a problem anymore as Airvoice has just started letting users setup auto refill using a credit or debit card. You can set up auto-refill up on-line at airvoicewireless.com/AddAirtimeAutoRefill.aspx or by calling Airvoice at 1-888-944-2355 between 10 AM and 10 PM Eastern time, Monday through Saturday.
Adding auto-refill is a small but welcome change and should help to make Airvoice a more attractive to potential customers. Current Airvoice plans are listed below
|Pay as You Go||90 - 365 days||$10 90 days |
$20 120 days
$30 150 days
$50 180 days
$100 1 year 1
|8¢ - 10¢ per minute||10¢ each||10¢ + data used||33¢ per MB|
|$10 Plan||30 days||$10||4¢ per minute||2¢ each||10¢ + data used||33¢ per MB|
|Unlimited Talk & Text||30 days||$30||unlimited||unlimited domestic||none||none|
|Unlimited Talk, Text, MMS & 100 MB||30 days||$35||unlimited||unlimited domestic, 100 international||unlimited||100 MB|
|Unlimited Talk, Text, MMS & 500 MB||30 days||$40||unlimited||unlimited domestic, 100 international||unlimited||500 MB|
|Unlimited Talk, Text, MMS & 1 GB||30 days||$55||unlimited||unlimited domestic, 100 international||unlimited||1 GB|
Source: Howard Forums