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T-Mobile MVNO Lyca Launches New $16/Month Plan With Unlimited Texts, 250 Minutes, 50 MB



T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile has a new monthly plan. Dubbed the National Plan and priced at $16/month it comes with 250 voice minutes, unlimited domestic and international text messaging, 50 MB of data and a $1 international call credit. Lyca's international rates are low, 1¢/minute to landlines or mobiles in Canada, China or India or landlines only in Mexico or the UK. The international call credit is a limited time promotion.

Lycamobile is the largest MVNO in Europe but is new to the US. The service has its quirks, MMS picture messaging doesn't work and although Lyca runs on the T-Mobile network, only unlocked phones work, T-Mobile locked phones do not. Still $16 is a great price for unlimited messaging a bit of voice and data. SIMs are free too.

Here are all of Lycamobile's current plans.
Plan  Voice Texts Domestic / International Data International Calling
$16/month 250 Minutes Unlimited / Unlimited 50 MB $1.00 International call credit
$29/month 1 Unlimited Unlimited/12¢ Unlimited (50 MB at 4G speeds) $2.50 International call credit
$39/month 1 Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (250 MB at 4G speeds) $10 International call credit
$49/month 1Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (1GB MB at 4G speeds) $20 International
Pay As You Go 2 2¢/min (was 4¢/min) 4¢/12¢ 6¢/MB Pay as you go
1 $29, $39 and $49 plans are currently on sale for $25, $35 and $45 per month for a limited time only
2 Balance never expires provided an outgoing call is made or text message sent at least every 120 days. Minimum top up is $10.

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  1. I've called twice to order a SIM card since lyca came to the U.S. several months ago. Still no sign of the SIM cards. They still don't answer their own phone number half the time. I can't imagine what I'd do if i had a problem since customer service is essentially non existant. This new $16/month plan is tempting but given the problems I've had so far becoming a new customer, it gives me pause. Have others had a better experience with them or is my experience typical?

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    1. You can go on their website to order the SIMS. Takes a couple of business days for delivery. YES! CS is horrendous and on a par with America Movil CS. Hence the $16/month. You save on plans and pay through the bad CS. Your experience is typical. Its hit and miss.

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  2. May I be the first to say very impressive. Ultra.me is exactly the same other than $1.25 international credit and $3.00/month more. Ultra.me has a "call me free" where international callers in other countries can dial your number as local to their country.
    One thing the CS for Lyca is horrendous. Ultra.me is slightly better. One sacrifices one for the other when it comes to somethings depending on what really needs and wants.

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  3. They do not include 50 MB "at up to 4G speeds" on the plans page for the $16 plan. Maybe it is 50 MB throttled.

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    1. You are probably right. Ultra.me makes it clear on their website. Lyca does not.

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  4. Ultra.me is a mirror of this plan for $3.00 more a month. The international calling credit is a promo only with Lyca. Means they will eliminate it when they wish. Ultra.me has slightly better CS and "Call me Free" where overseas callers can call Ultra subscribers like a local call with provided local numbers.

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  5. They don't say what happens with voice overage. Compared to their pay-as-you-go rates you have to send more than 200 texts for this plan to break even, IF you use all the allotted voice minutes and MB. If you don't use any, then you have to send more than 400 texts for this to be a better deal than their pay as you go. 2c/min for voice on their paygo is insane... I wonder if it is a promotional price.

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    1. Lyca is notorious for promos to reel customers in and then they decide to drop the promos with no grandfathering over.
      So far with this one its the international monthly credit. Who knows what's next with them.

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    2. If you don't care about porting your existing number,or decent CS, than I guess you should go for the Lyca plan. Keep in mind that ALL of Lyca's plan are promos ONLY,(kinda like a car dealer bait and switch) and can be yanked at anytime without notice, and NO grandfathering.

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  6. Thankfully there are other T-Mobile MVNO's that are cut and dry with their plans without tweaking around with promos and promo add-ons.
    SpotMobile, Ultra.me, P-Tel, Go-Smart to name a couple.

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  7. Yes that's true about the bait and switch. Would be courteous if they would be a bit more explicit on their website but who then would sign up right?
    If they kept the $16/mth plan intact without deciding to change little things and not granfather new subscribers, they would be worth much more of a look into.

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  8. This plan is good but Lyca works in Puerto Rico like international and is in roaming

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    1. Non AT&T MVNO's do for some reason. Try Ultra.me

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  9. Can not find info on overage for data for the monthly plans?

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  10. On the $29 plan, after the first 50MB the data seems to have stopped working. Tried disabling 3G, etc and still cannot google or get email. Be aware if their unlimited data. I expected atleast EDGE speeds after 50MB and not no data.

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  11. Is the data limit per day or per month?

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  12. Dennis, I tried to port a PPC to Lyca with three strenuous attempts and a complaint 12 days ago and no luck and no response. Any dealer that can do successful porting to LYcamobile.

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