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GIV Mobile Cuts Prices and Adds Plans

GIV Mobile (855-448-6624), a T-Mobile MVNO that donates 8% of plan payments to the user's favorite charities, has updated its plans, Two plans got price cuts and there are a couple of new plans. The new lineup is:

  • $29/month - unlimited talk, text and 2G data plus a $2.50 international calling credit. This plan is new
  • $35/month - unlimited talk, text and data with first 500MB at high speed plus a $5 international calling credit. This plan was $40
  • $45/month - unlimited talk, text and data with first 2GB at high speed plus a $5 international calling credit. This plan was $50
  • $65/month - unlimited talk, text and data with first 4GB at high speed plus a $10 international calling credit. This plan is new

GIV's 2G speed is approximately 128 Kbps. When the high speed data allowance on the $35 and higher plans is used up, data speeds are reduced to the same 128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month.

GIV is part of PTel Mobile and the plans are the same as PTel's except that the equivalent of the $45 GIV plan is priced at $50 on PTel while Giv's $29 plan is $25 from PTel. Plan features are identical to PTel's including unlimited international texting and support for conditional call forwarding and non-premium short codes. LTE data is available on the $35 and higher plans.

GIV's unique feature is charitable GIVing. GIV donates 8% of each user's monthly plan price to one or more charities that the user selects. You can choose from dozens of well known organizations including the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, American Cancer Society and The Wilderness Society.

Related:
Updated: PTel Launches New Plans, Including $20/Month Unlimited Talk and Text
T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared

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  1. Is there any reason to pay the extra $5 on PTel's 2GB plan?

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  2. Looks like yet another good value T Mobile based plan I would leap at... if the network covered more of America.

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    1. so does it cover where you live, work, and play? if so, then so what if it doesn't cover the rest of america. geez, do most prepaid users travel throughout the USA on a constant daily basis??? some yes, but most probably not. so if this carrier or any tmo mvno happens to cover your relevant area(s), then what's the big deal if it doesn't blanket all of the usa???

      otherwise, go att or go verizon. lol

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    2. No, I can be in T Mobile's lte coverage and most of the time its fluctuating between 3g and Edge, rarely does it stay on lte.

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    3. one Anon asked: "so does it cover where you live, work, and play?"

      No, not at all. It is quite a long drive to even find TMobile coverage for me. Any at all.... a drive in which I am surrounded by nearly constant ATT, Verizon, and even Sprint coverage.

      "do most prepaid users travel throughout the USA on a constant daily basis??? "

      Well, they ARE mobile phones. TMobile's tiny coverage, which is more regional in many spots than it is national, reminds me of Yakov Smirnoff: "Soviet Express: Don't leave home". So don't go out of the isolated TMobile spots.Might as well have a landline.

      Aside from T Mobile not covering my area, I have a big trip planned across much of the US next year, in which I need coverage. TMobile covers only some, a small part, of this area to be crossed (an area in which I do need to be reached in case of emergencies). While the other networks cover most of the area.

      "otherwise, go att or go verizon. lol"

      For as much as 100% more in cost. That is why I say the TMobile deals look good on paper, but that's it.

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    4. To the "work and play" Anon:

      If I could find a plan with high talk minutes, high text (neither has to be unlimited), and 1.5 or more GB of 3G or faster for no more than $45, I'd go with it. But only with ATT and VZN due to wanting decent coverage.

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  3. I don't get the T-Mobile thing, their $50 plan only includes 1gig if lte, gophone or cricket give you 2.5 gigs for $50 and $60 respectively. besides tmos $30 plan and family plans are they really that competitive?

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  4. The blogs never explain how a single line on T-Mobile with unlimited t &t and 2.5 is a good deal, they just heap praise on them, I don't get it either. and many blogs compare T-Mobiles prepaid pricing to other provider's post Paris pricing. not exactly fair.

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    1. True, but not very relevant to GIV Mobile, the subject of this post.

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  5. Dennis , I was wondering if you did or can do a piece on which prepaid allow short code messaging, I've received so much conflicting info, wondering if this is an important feature for others on prepaid, thanks for any info.Zach

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  6. Gone is the buy your SIM and first 3 months @ 50% off.

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    1. Those deals are still showing up for me. Try these links:

      Alcatel One Touch 991S Android phone with two months service on the $50 plan $129.99 (reg $79.99 w/o service)
      Coolpad Flow Android Phone with two months service on $40 plan $159.99 (reg $129.99 w/o service)
      HTC One S Android phone with two months service on $40 plan $209.99 (reg $219.99 w/o service)

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  7. H2o wireless or Giv Mobile?
    Need some help deciding.

    I know H2o doesn't have LTE and is on the AT&T network.

    Giv Mobile offers LTE and is on T-Mobile's network. Will a iPhone 5/5s get LTE on Giv Mobile?

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    1. No iPhone's don't get LTE on T-Mobile MVNOs. It's disabled in the carrier profile. Apple could enable it but hasn't so far.

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