Ultra Mobile will be making a bunch of positive changes to its plans:
- All plans will support LTE data and SMS short codes.
- The $29 plan's data allowance is increasing from 250MB to 500MB.
- Unlimited international calling to 40 countries including Canada, Mexico and the UK on the $29, $39 and $49 plans.
- $19 plan users can use the 1000 minutes included with the plan to make no extra cost calls to same 40 countries.
- Lower priced add-on data; $2.50 for 200MB, $5 for 500MB. 1GB for $10. The $2.50 and $5 add-ons are not available with the $39 and $49 plans. (Current add-on data prices are $2.50 - 50MB, $5 - 250MB, $10 - 500MB).
|Belgium||Hong Kong (M)||Norway||Thailand (M)|
|Canada (M)||Indonesia (M)||Poland||Venezuela|
|Estonia||Malaysia (M)||South Korea (M)|
* = Some rural areas excluded.
|Price per Month||Voice Minutes||Free Int'l Minutes||Text (domestic & international)||MMS||Data||Int'l call credit||What's Changed?|
|$19+ 1||1000 2||none||Unlimited||Limited to available data||100 MB at 4G speeds 3||$1.25||LTE & short codes available, Free international calling added|
|$29+ 1||Unlimited||1000||Unlimited||Limited to available data||500 MB at 4G speeds 3||2.50||LTE & short codes available, Data increased from 250 to 500 MB, Free international calling added|
|$39+ 1||Unlimited||1000||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (500 MB at 4G speeds) 4||$5||LTE & short codes available, Free international calling added|
|$49+ 1||Unlimited||1000||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited (1 GB at 4G speeds) 4||$10||LTE & short codes available, Free international calling added|
1 Plus a "cost recovery fee" of 50¢ on airtime loads of $10 or less and $1 on airtime loads of $10.01 or more.
2 Additional minutes are available: 50 minutes for $1, 125 Minutes for $2.50 and 250 minutes for $5. Added minutes expire at the end of the current plan month.
3 Additional 4G data is available: 250MB for $2.50, 500MB - $5, 1GB $10. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month
4 Additional 4G data is available: 1GB for $10. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month
5 Throttled data speed is approximately 128 Kbps. Additional 4G data is available: 1GB for $10. Added data replaces any remaining data in the account and expires at the end of the current plan month.
With the $29 plan now including 500MB of data, the $39 plan no longer makes much sense as all you get for the extra $10 is heavily throttled unlimited data and an extra $2.50 in international call credit. I wouldn't be surprised see to Ultra adding more high speed data to the $39 and $40 plans soon.