TextNow, which launched in August as the first all-IP mobile operator, announced today that they are now offering LTE service. To go with LTE, TextNow is selling the LTE-enabled refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III for a surprisingly low $199.99.
With TextNow, all calls are made using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) over WiFi or LTE. Texts also sent and received as IP data rather than via the usual cellular signaling channels. As with its initial WiMAX based offering, TextNow is using the Sprint network.
There's no extra charge for LTE. The plans are the same for LTE devices as they are for TextNow's original WiMAX based service:
- $18.99 for 500 MB of data, unlimited texts, unlimited incoming and 750 outgoing minutes
- $26.99 for 1 GB of data, unlimited texts, unlimited incoming and 1250 outgoing minutes
- $39.99 for 2 GB of data, unlimited texts, unlimited incoming and 2000 outgoing minutes
To order the Galaxy S III visit www.textnow.com/wireless. Shipping is $9 and you must pay for the first month of service when ordering a phone. Plan payment is by auto-pay using credit or debit cards only.
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