- The plans no longer include "unlimited" data. The $40 plan is now capped at 500MB, the $50 plan allows 2.5GB and the $60 plan comes with 5GB.
- The $40 plan, which used to be limited to feature phones, now allows smartphones.
- LTE data is now available with the $60 plan.
There are no changes to the $30, Pay As You Go or mobile broadband plans.
Unlike most other MVNOs that claim to have unlimited data, I never saw any reports of users getting their data cut off or throttled for using "too much unlimited" data on EcoMobile. I don't know if that was because relatively few people used Eco's unlimited plans or if they really didn't limit data. In any case, I'm not surprised to see the end of unlimited as MVNOs typically buy data from network operators for so much per GB which makes it economic suicide to offer truly unlimited data.
EcoMobile has US based customer support, online call records, no added taxes and fees and you can bring your own Sprint Phone subject to the usual Sprint restrictions (no BlackBerry, Palm or PTT phones and nothing released in the last 12 months).
The new plans aren't bad, the amount of high speed data included at the $40, $50, $60 price points matches Boost Mobile's new plans and is better than most of the Sprint MVNO competition. But the lack of LTE support on the $40 and $50 plans is a disappointing when most of the competition including Boost, Virgin, Kajeet, RedPocket, Ting, RingPlus and RealMobile include LTE data with their lowest priced plans.
Here are all of EcoMobile's current plans:
|Plan||Price per Month||Voice||Text||MMS||Data|
|Pay As You Go||$10 and up1||5¢/minute||2¢/each||10¢/each||10¢/MB 3G|
|Talk & Text||$30||Unlimited||Unlimited||None||None|
|Talk, Text and 3G Data||$40||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||500MB 3G|
|Talk, Text and 3G Data||$50||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||2.5GB 3G|
|Talk, Text and 4G Data||$60||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||5GB 3G/LTE|
Related: Sprint and Sprint MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared