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Expo Mobile Launches With $40/Month Unlimited Domestic and International Talk and Text and Unlimited Data

Expo Mobile (800-818-1597) is a new Sprint MVNO that's officially launching officially October 1. Expo is currently in Beta and is accepting new customers online and through their dealers.

Expo's plans start at $19 per month for 250 minutes with unlimited domestic and international texting . Unlimited talk and text is available for $25 month. Plans with unlimited data start at $40/month.

International is a big part of Expo's strategy. All plans include unlimited global texting. Plans priced $40 and up also include unlimited international calls to landlines in over 50+ countries and to mobile phones in six (Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand). Expo has international direct dialing, no access code is required to make international calls.

Expo is offering a lot of value for the money. There are no added taxes or fees, phone support is 24/7 and you can "Bring Your Own Sprint Phone" (BYOSD), subject to the the usual limitations of Sprint MVNOs including no non-Sprint phones, no Boost phones, no Virgin Mobile phones. Expo can activate Sprint LTE and WiMAX phones with working LTE or WiMAX on Expo's $60/month 4G plan.

Here are Expo's current plans
Plan Included Minutes Included Texts Data International Minutes
$19/month 250 Unlimited $5 for 250 MB 1 none
$25/month Unlimited Unlimited $5 for 250 MB 1 none
$40/month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 2G Unlimited
$50/month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 3G Unlimited
$60/month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 4G Unlimited
1 Add-on data valid for 30 days

Expo will adding a pay as you go plan soon with rates of 5¢/minute, 2¢/SMS, 10¢/MMS and 10¢/MB of data. The minimum pay as you go top up will be $10 every 30 days. Unlike virtually every other pay as you go plan in the world, there is no rollover. Expo really needs to reconsider rollover, without it the pay as you go plan is un-competitive.

What is exciting about Expo is unlimited international calling and unlimited data at such low price points. Frankly, I 'm skeptical that it's possible for any MVNO to provide truly unlimited data and international voice at any reasonable price. But when I asked Cynthia Guerra, Expo's Marketing Manager, about limits on data use and international calling, she assured me that Expo's data really was unlimited with no caps and no throttling. There's also no limit on international minutes or the number of different international numbers you can call. I'm really hoping that Expo can deliver on what they are promising. There's a huge unmet demand for both affordable unlimited data (for streaming music and video) and for unlimited international calling.

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  1. Will they activate sprint blackberry on their network? I didn't read any restriction about blackberry on their website.

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    1. You could try but none of the other Sprint MVNOs will activate BlackBerrys so it probably won't work. Even if it does you almost certainly won't get BIS.

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    2. No BlackBerry phones at this time

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    3. Actually the ban on BlackBerry has been lifted today so yes you can activate it.

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  2. Nice. Just think twice if you are traveling. Sprint is very spotty beyond cities, high.ways. Hopefully this MVNO includes roaming when needed

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    1. There's no roaming, Sprint native network only.

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  3. Does this include roaming? The coverage map does not help at all.

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    1. It doesn't seem to be prohibited in Expo's terms of service but I doubt that they can afford to allow it when data is unlimited

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  5. " subject to the the usual limitations of Sprint MVNOs including no iPhones or non-Sprint (including Boost and Virgin Mobile) devices"

    The placement of words didn't not decrease non-clarity. Can someone answer this:

    Does the BYOD include Sprint or Boost? Yes or no?

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    1. BYOD is for sprint phones. Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile phones are not allowed

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  6. If sees clear to me but I will rewrite it so there can be no confusion
    Boost and Virgin Mobile phones can NOT be BYOSD'ed on Expo or any other Sprint MVNO.
    How would you rephrase it

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    1. In your defense, Dennis, it was perfectly clear. I had no trouble understanding.

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  7. Maybe I am wrong , but I highly doubt the "UNLIMITED" anything from any MVNO, the only true unlimited are the carriers themselves, but at a much higher cost.

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    1. I agree and so much as said so in the post. But there's some evidence that Sprint might be selling unlimited data for a fixed monthly price to some MVNOs.

      For example, there are tons of complaints about throttling and data cutoffs with Straight Talk AT&T and Verizon phones and some with Straight Talk T-Mobile, but I've heard of anyone with Straight Talk Sprint phone saying they had been throttled or cut off. Sprint MVNOs Republic and Ecomobile also advertise unlimited data and I haven't seen any complaints of data throttling or cut offs with them either.

      Or it could just be that Sprint MVNOs are throttling to 256 Kbps like Boost and Virgin but customers aren't noticing. Sprint 3G isn't much faster than 256 Kbps in many areas.

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    2. That's deceptive if they're secretly throttling. Expo Truly Unlimited will pose threat to Sprint's Boost and Virgin Mobile Brands. If they're getting Truly Unlimited from Sprint... watch out! This will be huge. If they're blowing smoke like Voyager and others have tried with "too good to be true Unlimited,,," well then it will fail. Get your popcorn ready, this will be interesting to watch unfold.

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  8. It will be interesting to see how long "unlimited" lasts before there is an asterisk with a definition of the word that doesn't mean unlimited (any news on the legal action against Straight Talk for this?). However, where I am located the best we can get at this time on Sprint is 3G, quickly deteriorating to 2G or worse outside of the city so it would take a lot of time to use up much data.

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  9. Unlimited is a scam. I was shut off for talking 3,000 minutes in 3 weeks. They wont even let me port out. They state Sprint shut me off even though Sprint and Expo are both truly unlimited. Stick with a Sprint MVNO that offers real Unlimited.

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    1. Yikes, 3000 minutes is hardly unlimited. If you want to try to get your number back filing an FCC complaint would be a good start, also shaming them on Twitter @Expo_Mobile and their Facebook page www.facebook.com/askexpomobile.

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    2. They have a 3,000 Minute Cap and to the poster with the number problem they are not releasing it because they don't want to. This company had one of their own sales reps phone number stolen from them.

      File them under the lowest unlimited minute cap ever.

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    3. My texting service got cut off because I "reached the limit." When I asked why unlimited service has a limit I was basically told that it is not to be taken literally.

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  10. We understand that our competitors will go to any lengths to try and scrutinize our business with false accusations.
    Expo Mobile offers exemplary wireless service at the very best value and we stand behind our product.
    To set the record straight we DO NOT cut off service, for any customer service issues we are available 24/7 to help our customers 1-800-818-1597.

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    1. Are you employee of Expo Mobile? Are you saying there is no Cap on Voice?

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    2. That is a lie. My service got cut off and customer service told me straight out that there is nothing they can do because I reached the limit of my unlimited texting service.

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    3. We are an Expo Mobile Dealer and are facing the same issue. We were never informed of such a cap for unlimited talk and texting and customers are being shut off after 3,000 minutes and / or texts making us, the dealer, look like liars. If you truly want an unlimited Verizon provider choose Page Plus. They do not have any type of cap and are actually "unlimited," in regards to calling and texts.

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  11. Setting up an account and activating phone will cause you a lot of heart issues 'till their website and CS if fully operational. As of now i'm still waiting for a call back to activate phone since yesterday morning! I don't need high speed internet so the $40 2G would have been good for me. too bad. i'm going with Ecomibile $50 3G. ! need phone service and cant wait any longer

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    1. Ecomobile also has a $40 plan with unlimited 2G data.

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    2. RingPlus and Kajeet have $35/$37.50 plans with 1.2/1GB data. Unlim. and 1000 minutes/month, respectively.

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  12. sorry, wasn't clear in my rant. i want to activate a smart phone and Ecomobile's $40 if only for non smartphones

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  13. Please do a favour to yourself and stay away from this company of scammers and incompetent people...since day one of activation it has been nothing but trouble like tecnical glitches and international calls that do not connect most of the time.. if you are lucky someone will call you within 2 days!!!!!what a joke!stick with boostmobile or tmobile prepay,they are truly unlimited and you will never have a problem.

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  14. calling service is horrible and my data got cut off after only one week of my phone being activated I completely waisted my money switching to them smh BUYER BEWARE

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  15. If u don't have it don't get it. They will interrupt ur services a week before ur bill is due, they won't know where to send ur payment and forget about speaking to someone about it. U will be on hold until ur tired of hearing someone will be with u in a minute

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  16. I had Expo but experienced some of the customer service issues others are speaking of. I switched to Espanol Mobile (espanolmobile.com) who has customizable plans. I pay $45 unlimited. They also have basic lines for only $5 per month, which I got for my daughter. so far, so good.

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  17. Funny, I have non of these problems. Whenever I call customer service, I don't have any problems. The only, MINOR, inconvenience was when they had a glitch as I tues to pay over the phone with a customer service representative. The payment want going through on their end, it was declining. However, he tried it again and it went through. I've had them for almost a year and yeah, sometimes the service is a little spotty, but it doesn't happen often. I like em and will stick with them. $60 unlimited everything.

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  18. This company is a joke! They false advertise to their customers and their dealers! After 3 weeks with the phone my "unlimited" talk was shut off because I used 5010 mins. For 60 bucks I couldn't talk past 5000 mins but I can text and use the internet as much I wanted. So it seems. The customer service issues non existent and if and when you speak to an agent they are rude and don't know their own company policy. I told one agent I could file a lawsuit for false advertisement and he told me to do what i had to do..lol! Really!?!? After I learned I had reached my "fair usage" cap, I payed my bill before the cycle ended and they still did not turn my talk service back on. When I called back to see why, then told me to call back later because their system was updating.. Lol! Guess I won't be using this service again next month..oan, I have provided this information to my lawyer.

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    1. You must be joking, right? They cut you off so you gave them $60 more? And now your lawyer is charging you more money?

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  19. Then the message says my comments will be visible after approval....what a joke

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