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Lycamobile Quadruples Doubles Hi-Speed Data to 4 GB 2 GB on $35 Unlimited Plan

T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile US has added considerably more high speed data to three of its plans. The biggest improvement is with the $35 plan which had its data quadrupled to 4 GB doubled to 2 GB. The $45 and $55 plans are also getting more data:

  • The $35 plan goes from 1 GB to 4 GB 2 GB of high speed data
  • The $45 plan goes from 3 GB to 6 GB 4 GB of high speed data
  • The $55 plan goes from 5 GB to 8 GB of high speed data
Lycamobile's high speed data includes LTE, where available. After the 4, 6 or 8 GB per month of high speed data is used all three plans include unlimited data throttled to approximately 128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month. The plans also come with unlimited calls, unlimited domestic MMS and SMS, unlimited international SMS and an international call credit of $2.50 on the $35 plan, $5 on the $45 plan and $7.50 on the $55 plan.

Lycamobile runs on the T-Mobile native network and works with unlocked GSM phones and locked or unlocked T-Mobile phones. Domestic roaming is not available but extra cost international roaming is.

Here's Lycamobile's complete plan lineup:
Plan Voice Texts Domestic / International Data International Minutes International Calling Credit
Pay As You Go 1 2¢/min 4¢/12¢ 2 N/A
$23/month National Plan Unlimited Unlimited/ Unlimited Unlimited (100 MB (4G LTE speeds)
$29/month International Plan Unlimited Unlimited/ Unlimited Unlimited (500 MB at 4G LTE speeds) Unlimited calls to 30 countries, 1000 minutes to Mexican mobile phones $2.50
$35/month National Plan Unlimited Unlimited/ Unlimited Unlimited (2 GB at 4G LTE speeds)
$2.50
$39/month International Plan Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (750MB at 4G LTE speeds) Unlimited calls to 50 countries, 150 minutes to 15 countries,1000 minutes to Mexican mobile phones $5
$45/month National Plan Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (4 GB at 4G LTE speeds) $5
$49/month International Plan Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (1 GB at 4G LTE speeds) Unlimited calls to 50 countries, 150 minutes to 15 countries,1000 minutes to Mexican mobile phones $10
$55/month National Plan Unlimited Unlimited / Unlimited Unlimited (8 GB at 4G LTE speeds) $7.50
$59/month International PlanUnlimitedUnlimited / UnlimitedUnlimited (3GB at 4G LTE speeds)Unlimited calls to 50 countries, 150 minutes to 15 countries,1000 minutes to Mexican mobile phones$5
1 Balance never expires provided an outgoing call is made, data is used or a text message sent at least every 90 days. Minimum top up is $10.
2 Incoming texts are free.

Update 2/16/15: Lycamobile has changed their site to say that the $35 plan includes 2 GB of high speed data rather than 4 GB and that the $45 plan has 6 GB of high speed data rather than 8GB. They have also removed the banner graphic (shown at the top of this post) displaying the larger amounts from their site.

Related:
Prepaid Operator Profile - Lycamobile
T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared
The Best US Prepaid Phone Plans For Data Users

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  1. Seems like an example of how these deals should be: if there is a low coverage area, then have generous data.

    A good advance by Lycamobile.

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  2. Call their CS. Absolutely abysmal

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  3. Wow! Lyca's $35 plan beats GoSmart's $35 2.5GB plan and Lyca includes LTE. But their $55 plan should have gone up to 10GB and the international plans are way too expensive for the amount of high speed data they include.

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  4. 1. Are the pay-as you go plan still exist? no such info on the website.
    2. No data on pay-as you go if using Lyca Plus SIM?

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    1. 1 yes, add cash to your account without selecting a plan and you'll be charged by the minute and text.
      2. Data is not available to new subscribers on Lyca PayGo.

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    2. The pay as you go plan is still available. It hasn't been on the sute for over a year but it's the default plan when you activate a SIM.

      Data is not available on PayGo with current Lycamobile Plus SIMs. The old non-Plus SIMs still get data.

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  5. If there are no problems and you don't need to deal with customer service, the $35 plan might be a good alternative to T-Mobile's $30 5GB plan which only has 100 minutes of voice.

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    1. I agree, as long as you don't need roaming.

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    2. @ Anonymous February 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM - But the T-Mobile $30 secret plan also allots 100 MB out of the 5 GB of LTE data to be used for tethering, with the option of full tethering for an additional $15/month. Just saying...

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    3. Yep, T-Mobile $30 isn't all that exciting anymore.

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    4. The T-Mobile Secret Plan seems to be just about the most well known around here.

      T-Mobile to me has always been potentially exciting. Just something "on paper" due to their very poor network coverage.it is the only one of the "Big Four" I can't use whatsoever. The same applies to their MVNO's and subsidiaries.

      I wish they were better than "no bars in most places". But there's no indication that T-Mobile intends to do anything about this, either.

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  6. The $23 plan doesn't include unlimited data after 100MB is used, that plan has a hard cap.
    Lyca's site is confusing on this, you have to check the plan details.

    The table lists 5GB MB on the $55 plan. The $49 plan also has a "MB" typo

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  7. Would be nice if the $29 plan went up to 1GB with or without international calling.

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    1. Go to ultra u will get 1gb for 30 Dollars.

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  8. The $23 plan's description page says "Unlimited* Nationwide Talk, Text & Data, First 100MB Data at up to 4G LTE".

    I've fixed the typos in the table, thanks for letting me know.

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    1. You're right Dennis. Lyca either changed that plan or just fixed their website.
      But the table still says the $55 plan includes 5GB instead of 8GB.

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  9. Is Lyca's LTE throttled to 8Mbps?

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    1. Good question. I haven't seen any recent Lycamobile speed tests but 6 months ago users were reporting speeds of 1-4 Mbps but I think that was on HSPA+.

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  10. It's an exciting time for prepaid. The cost of high speed data is finally falling. It will be interesting to see what the coming months bring.

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    1. Wish the same could be said for residential internet service provider... which begs the question... WHY didn't the big four negotiate with one another to form monopolies within each region of the country to ensure customers have no options. That would save them the hassle of engaging price wars like they have been doing recently.

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    2. Don't give them any ideas.

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  11. Is there a difference between a Lycamobile and Lycamobile US sim

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    1. Lycamobile operates in multiple countries. The SIMs for each country are different.

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  12. Is there a list of BYOP GSM Tmo phones compatible with Lycamobile?

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    1. ANY T-Mobile USA phone with work on Lycamobile.

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    2. Wait... I thought that T-Mobile phones still needed to be unlocked for full functionality on Lycamobile because of some MCC/MNC network code thing. Has that changed?

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    3. Current Lycamobile SIMs aka "Lycamobile Plus SIMs" work in locked T-Mobile phones

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  13. It would be cool if you made a "Best US Prepaid Plans for families" page that compared multi- line plans from different carriers.

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    1. They're aren't a lot of those. I can only think of Cricket, MetroPCS and T-Mobile postpaid, which being postpaid wouldn't make the list.

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  14. I'm calling it, Straight Talk is dead.

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    1. I don't know how you can conclude that Straight Talk is dead.

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    2. Look at the plans from Cricket, MetroPCS and now Lyca. Why would anyone choose Straight Talk?

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    3. Ummmmm, have you seen Straight Talk's presence? And the fact they use all 4 national carriers? There is probably 1 person in 100 who ever knows what Lycamobile even is, I'm pretty sure Trafone products are available pretty much , EVRYWHERE!!! Zach

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    4. 'Why would anybody choose Straight Talk" A thing called Wal-Mart and the Verizon network. $45. Zach

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    5. Good point, most people probably don't know about Lyca mobile. On the other hand Cricket is also sold at Walmart and is running TV spots, plus Cricket's plans offer either close to the same amount of data as Straight Talk for $10 less (2.5GB $35) or more data for the same price (5GB $45) and than there's Group Save, Straight Talk can't or won't match that. Cricket runs on AT&T. So, if Lyca's T-Mobile coverage doesn't work for you, Cricket has you covered. Also Lyca is only the first to offer 4GB for $35, others will follow. Unless Straight Talk offers 10GB for $45, and actually delivers what they advertise, their future is questionable.

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  15. Hmmm... these price drops are hitting closer and closer to home! The unlimited talk & text + 4 GB of LTE is still not enough to make me switch out of my T-Mobile $30/month secret plan that gives me unlimited text, 5 GB of LTE with 100 MB allotted for tethering, and 100 minutes. But still, Lycamobile's latest offering is difficult to ignore.

    BUT... if they were to offer unlimited text, unlimited minutes (or even limited minutes greater than 100 minutes), and 3 GB of LTE (or even 2 GB) data, I would consider jumping to them.

    I'm glad I go with the GSM network. My Samsung Galaxy S3 has already been unlocked by T-Mobile after 3 months/$100 add to my account, which allows me to switch back and forth between any GSM carriers and their MVNOs at will without restrictions. If Lycamobile doesn't work out, I can always simply switch back to T-Mobile. Anti-consumer carriers such as Verizon and Sprint along with their respective MVNOs would never allow that!

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    1. BUT... if they were to offer unlimited text, unlimited minutes (or even limited minutes greater than 100 minutes), and 3 GB of LTE (or even 2 GB) data, I would consider jumping to them."

      I don't get it, Lyca's $35 plan already includes 4GB. Why would you want a plan with only 2GB or 3GB?

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    2. Anonymous February 12, 2015 at 1:18 PM - I meant to say also... IF they offer it for $30/month or less.

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    3. You wouldn't need to unlock your T-Mobile phone to go to Lyca or any other T-Mo MVNOs. It's only helpful if you go to AT&T but then different supported band makes that less appealing. I dont know why people go crazy about unlocking when there are only 2 GSM carriers in the US and they use different bands.

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    4. SD, what exactly is "Anti-consumer", building the largest network in the country?
      deploying LTE years before T-Mobile? And your "secret" plan isn't so secret, hence you bringing it up every other day...Zach

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    5. sdlock, Verizon doesn't need to compete with Tmo on price, their network heft speaks for itself.

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    6. T-Mobile and AT&T use most of the same bands. The main exception being the band T-Mobile uses for HSPA+, which most AT&T phones don't support. But most T-Mobile phones support all bands used by AT&T. So, an unlocked T-Mobile phone will most likely support all bands used by both T-Mobile and AT&T.

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    7. Verizon does have a nice reliable network, but if you live in any major city AT&T and often T-Mobile will serve you well for less money. Unless no other carrier has coverage where you need it, and AT&T probably does, there's little reason to pay Verizon prices. With AT&T's new focus on aggressive pricing with their Cricket brand, Verizon needs to start competing on price as well.

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  16. This is why I bookmark & check Prepaid Phone News on the regular. I wouldn't have possibly known about these changes otherwise. If Lycanmobile can offer this amount of data on prepaid plans, at this price, I can't wait to see what Google will offer as an MVNO of Tmo & Sprint.

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    1. Smart money is saying it will be a tablet plan. A lot cheaper for them to provision and support, which Google is not used to doing. And costs a lot for nationwide service.

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  17. Prepaid phone news is my go to, Dennis is great .

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  18. Wonder if cricket will match.

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  19. Lyca site no longer showing all data increases? $35 Showing 2GB and $45 showing 4GB now! $55 is still showing 8GB.

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    1. Is Lycamobile owned by TracFone, by any chance?

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    2. @ Anonymous February 14, 2015 at 12:24 PM - I think what you should be asking is... IS LYCAMOBILE OWNED BY ***AMERICA MOVIL*** (parent company of PagePlus, StraightTalk, Net10, one of the welfare phone program, and TracFone)? And the answer is NO, thank goodness!

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  20. Also shows the data increases as **Limited time offer. Applies to new customers and renewals starting from 02/11/2015

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  21. Sorry, I probably sent you a false alarm. I found this http://shop.lycamobile.us/our-plans.html
    Still seems to be no explanation on limited time offer though?

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  22. This is weird, when I checked http://www.lycamobile.us/en/national-plans this morning that page showed the $35 plan with 4GB and the $45 plan with 6GB, now that same page has been altered to show 2GB for $35 and 4GB for $45. But this page http://www.lycamobile.us/en/4g-prepaid-phone-plans still shows the 4GB ($35) and 6GB ($45) plans. Did Lyca make a mistake in offering 4GB for $35 and updated the plans page sometime today to correct the mistake, while forgetting to fix the other pages on their site? Or was the first update, that showed 4GB for $35, correct and the page has since been accidentally altered to incorrectly show the lower data allotments? 4GB for $35 does sound like a mistake, but 2GB for $35 and 4GB for $45 doesn't compete well with plans from Cricket or Boost.

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  23. Maybe the headline for this post should be changed to Lycamobile pulls a bait and switch.

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    1. I'm not sure if that's true or not.

      There's conflicting information on the Lycamobile website, one page says the $35 plan has 4 GB and the $45 plan has 6GB, another page says 2GB and 4GB. I don't think we will know for sure which it is until someone hits the high speed data limit on one of these plans and reports what it is.

      Lyca is famous for having conflicting or erroneous information on their website.

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  24. It seems official today, all the pages seem to be showing 2GB $35, 4GB $45 and 8GB $55. I don't see that graphic that you have up at the top anywhere either.

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