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T-Mobile MVNO 35orLess Responds to User Concerns By Prorating First Month of Service

T-Mobile MVNO 35orLess has made a welcome change to the way they charge customers for their first month of service. Until this week, most new customers didn't get a full month's service. That's because a new user's first month of service ended on the next 1st or 15th of the month, whichever came later. So if you started service on the last day of the month you would only get 15 days of service until the 14th of the following month. That didn't sit well with many users.

This week 35orLess started prorating the cost of the first month's service. The billing cycle for all new users is now a calendar month starting on the 1st. The first month still costs $35 which includes a SIM.  When a customer activates their SIM they get a $1 credit for the previous days of the month when they didn't have service yet. So a customer activating on the 15th gets a $15 credit toward their next month's service. See the "What's my billing cycle? topic on the 35ofLess FAQ page for a more detailed explanation of how the prorating works.

35orLess has a single plan which has a base price of $35/month plus a Universal Service Fee of about $2/month. The "orLess" part means that the next month's plan price is reduced by some secret formula based on how many new users signed up in the previous month. December must have been a banner month for new signups because for January existing customers are paying just $25.50. The service includes unlimited voice minutes, messaging and data. Data is throttled to about 128 Kbps after 500 MB in a month, Unlike other T-Mobile MVNOs, both LTE and off-network voice and data roaming are available.

While the fluctuating monthly price is a bit of a gimmick, 35orLess is a great deal. T-Mobile Prepaid charges $50/month for the same plan and no one else offers both prepaid data roaming and LTE on the T-Mobile network at any price. 35orLess has also been very active on social media, especially HowardForums answering questions, solving user's problems with the service and responding to criticism with positive changes like prorating the first month.

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  1. I'm pretty happy with Ptel, but if I ever left them, this would be the first one I would try.

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  2. Sounds ok , how would h2o backed by att 30$ -same unlimited voice text 500 data and better coverage for most stock vs this?

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    1. From what I recall, H2O doesn't have LTE and doesn't roam.

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  3. I'm more interested in what's going on behind the scenes between T-Mobile and Sprint. If those two merge, the telecom shakeup could be of earthquake magnitude.

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  4. H20- 3G only - no 4G or 4GLTE. 500 mb - not throttled, it cuts off. With the roaming on 35orless- coverage is a toss up. 35orless includes SIM and activation for their $35 startup H20 charge $10-$15 additional for their SIM starter package. As the article pointed out last month LIVE Plan was $25.50, so the monthly was less as well

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    1. awesome, all clear.

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    2. If you were going H2O you'd be better off with their sub-MVNO Black Wireless. Same voice/data plans, but currently running a 1/2-off first month promo, and their $10 sims come with a $10 service rebate on activation, so they're effectively free.

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  5. thans for the tip! I had no idea about B/W

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  6. Does anyone know what speed the data roaming can reach on 35orless? Truphone limits roaming speed to 2G on AT&T.

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    1. No roaming limitation

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