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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