PTel Mobile has increased the amount of high speed data included with its $40 plan from 250 to 500MB. After 500MB is consumed, unlimited data is available at the throttled speed of 128Kbps. PTel's high-speed data is HSPA+, which tops out at about 11Mbpsacailable. LTE is not available. The plan also includes unlimited domestic voice minutes, unlimited domestic MMS and unlimited domestic and international text messaging.
This increase finally makes PTel's $40 plan competitive with similarly priced plans from T-Mobile based Lycamobile, NET10, MetroPCS and Ultra Mobile which have long had a 500MB data allowance. However T-Mobile MVNOs Simple Mobile and Spot Mobile give you a full gigabyte for the same $40.
While PTel doesn't give you the most data for the money they are generally considered to have the best customer service of any of the T-Mobile based prepaid operators.
There are no changes to PTel's other plans which are listed below:
|Real PayGo||$10/60days 1||5¢/each||2¢/each||2¢/each||10¢/MB|
|Daily Unlimited||$1.50/day||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||Varies 2|
|$35 Unlimited Everything||$40/30 days||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited (throttled to 128 kbps)|
|$40 Unlimited Everything||$40/30 days||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited (throttled to 128 kbps after 500 MB)|
|$50 Unlimited Everything||$50/30 days||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited (throttled to 128 kbps after 2 GB)|
2 $10 top up buys 6 days of service and 10 MB data, $20 13 days and 20 MB data, $30 buys 20 days and 30 MB data, $45 buys 30 days and 150 MB data.
If you are considering switching to PTel there are a couple of promotional deals available:
1) New activations can get a free month of service. Purchase a phone, SIM and a 2-month activation pack for the $40 or $50 Unlimited Everything Plan from the PTel Website. At checkout enter the code WOOTPTHALF to get a $40 or $50 discount, which makes the 2nd month of the pack free.
2) If you are porting a number from a non T-Mobile based operator you can get another free month of service for porting your number to PTel (offer details). If you are porting, the two offers can be combined to get two months of free service.
Prepaid Operator Profile: PTel Mobile
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