Airvoice Wireless' pay as you go plans has been reduced from 33¢ to 6¢ per MB . The Airvoice website still shows the price as 33¢ so I called Airvoice and a rep confirmed that the new 6¢ rate is in effect now. The Airvoice website is expected to be updated in a few days.
Six cents per megabyte is about as low as it gets for true pay as you go data and is the best rate yet for it on the AT&T network. The change applies everywhere that Airvoice charges for data by the MB including Pay As You Go, the $10 and $30 monthly plans and as the overage rate on the higher priced monthly plans.
H2O Wireless, another AT&T MVNO, lowered it's pay per use data rate from 30¢ to 10¢ yesterday and also increased the amount of data on monthly plans. I strongly suspect that means AT&T has cut the wholesale rate that it charges MVNOs for data. It's likely that other AT&T MVNOs will soon be reducing their data prices to remain competitive.
Update Sept 5, 2013: Airvoice updated their website with revised rates of 6.6¢/MB on Pay As You Go and 2.5¢/MB on the $10 Plan amd for overage on the monthly plans. The table below has been updated with the revised rates
Here are all of Airvoice current plans:
|Plan||Validity||Cost||Voice||SMS (US / Intl.)||MMS (US / Intl.)||Data||Extras|
|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¢ / 20¢ each||10¢ / 20¢ + data used||6.6¢ per MB|
|$10 Plan||30 days||$10||4¢ per minute||2¢ / 20¢ each||10¢ / 20¢ + data used||2.5¢ per MB|
|Unlimited Talk & Text 2||30 days||$30||unlimited||unlimited / 20¢||unlimited / 20¢||100 MB, Overage 2.5¢ per MB|
|Unlimited Talk, Text, MMS & 1 GB 2||30 days||$40||unlimited||unlimited / 20¢||unlimited/ 20¢||1 GB, overage 2.5¢/MB||$10 internation call credit, 100 international SMS|
|Unlimited Talk, Text, MMS & 1 GB 2, 3||30 days||$60||unlimited||unlimited / 20¢||unlimited/ 20¢||3 GB, overage 2.5¢/MB||$10 internation call credit, 100 international SMS|
2 $10 Cash Card required to use pay per use features
3 On the $60 plan data is cut off at 1.5 GB, rather than the advertised 3 GB. The user has to call Airvoice after 1.5 GB and ask them to release the last 1.5 GB!
H2O Changing Plans Aug 1 - More Data on Monthly Plans, More Days of Service and Cheaper Data on PAYGO
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