Ultra Mobile is increasing the among of high speed HSPA+ 4G data included with its $59 plan from 2 GB to 4 GB effective tomorrow Sept 25, 2013.
In addition Ultra is doubling its throttled data speed on the $59 Plan from 128 Kbps to 256 Kbps. After you reach the 4 GB limit data speeds are reduced to the throttled speed for the rest of the plan month.
It's not all good news, however. The international call credit included with the $59 plan is being cut from $20 to $5. As partial compensation for the reduced international credit, Ultra will be giving all current $59 plan subscribers a one time Ultra Wallet bonus of $20 on Sept 25. Funds in the Ultra Wallet do not expire and can be used for international calling and to buy additional high speed data at the rate of $5 for 250 MB.
The added data and reduced international credit will take effect immediately for new activations and with the next plan renewal for current subscribers.
There are no changes to other plans and the $59 plan still includes all of Ultra's other international features including:
- Ultra Zero - 1000 free minutes of international calling to mobile phones and landlines in Canada, China/Hong Kong, Singapore and to landlines only in Mexico and the United Kingdom
- International direct dialing
- Unlimited free international texts to 190 countries with all plans
- Low international voice rates. The per minute price for calls to mobile phones in India is 1¢, Mexico - 3¢, UK - 5¢ and Philippines 13¢
- "Call Me Free", a no extra charge service that provides local access numbers in 40 countries that non-US family members and friends can use to call Ultra customers for the price of a local call.
|Plan||Price per Month||Voice 5||Text (domestic & international)||MMS||Data||International Call Credit|
|Talk & Text||$19||250 1||Unlimited||Limited to available data||50 MB at 4G speeds 2||$1.25 4|
|Talk & Text +||$29||Unlimited||Unlimited||Limited to available data||100 MB at 4G speeds 2||2.50 4|
|Talk Text & Data+||$39||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (500 MB at 4G speeds) 3||$5 4|
|Talk Text & Data+||$49||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (1 GB at 4G speeds) 3||$20 4|
|Talk Text & Data+||$59||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (4 GB at 4G speeds) 4||$20 4|
2 Additional 4G data is available: 50 MB for $2.50, 250 MB - $5, 500 MB $10. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month
3 Throttled data speed is approximately 128 Kbps. Additional 4G data is available: 500 MB for $10. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month
4 Throttled data speed is approximately 256 Kbps. Additional 4G data is available: 250 MB for $5. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month.
These changes make Ultra much more competitive at $60 price point. To see how Ultra compares to its competition see: T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNOs Compared.
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