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 1||Unlimited||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|
2 Balance never expires provided an outgoing call is made or text message sent at least every 120 days. Minimum top up is $10.