Ultra Mobile announced today that beginning tomorrow, December 4, it is expanding its Ultra Zero program to include 1,000 minutes a month of no-extra cost international calls to more than 70 countries and unlimited SMS texts to more than 190 countries. According to Ultra, its free calling option now reaches 70% of the world’s population, or 3.3 billion mobile subscribers. Free international calling was previously limited to Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Ultra Zero is included with all Ultra Mobile plans priced at $19/month and up. It gives users 1000 minutes per month of no-extra cost calling to the 70 supported countries which include popular calling destinations like India, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Vietnam.
Ultra's unlimited plans, which start at $29 get the full 1000 minutes of free international calling. Although the $19 Plan includes 1000 no extra charge international minutes, international calls do count against the plan's 250 total minute limit. After 250 minutes, calls, including international ones, cost 2¢/minute.
All Ultra Mobile plans include international direct dialing, 4G data, unlimited global SMS, an additional international calling credit for countries not covered by Ultra Zero or after the 1000 free minutes have been used. Also included is 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.
The table below lists all of Ultra's current plans
|Plan||Price per Month||Voice||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||$5 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.
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