Expo Mobile has raised the price of their unlimited talk and text, no data plan from $25 to $30 per month.
No explanation was given by Expo for the price increase but Sprint MVNOs have been flailing since Sprint's disastrous changes to its MVNO Bring Your Own Sprint Phone eligibility criteria last month.
Sprint's new Financial Eligibility Check (FEC) rules are supposed to block phones whose current or previous owner owes money to Sprint. Sprint has always blocked phones with unpaid outstanding bills, but something has changed. Phones that used to be OK are failing, including brand new phones purchased at full price that have never been used on Sprint and about 50% of formerly OK used phones.
The FEC changes have saddled Sprint MVNOs with inventories of unsaleable phones and extra support costs dealing with Sprint and with customers whose phones can't be activated. Expect to see more Sprint MVNO raising prices, switching to a different mobile operator or failing.
Expo Mobilewhich launched in Sept. 2013, has 24/7 phone support, no added taxes or fees and LTE. All monthly plans, which start at $19, include unlimited international texts. Plans priced at $40 and up include 1000 minutes of free international calling to over 50 countries. Here are all of Expo's current plans:
|Plan||Minutes||Texts, domestic and int'l||Data||International Minutes|
|$10/month 1||5¢/ea||2¢/ea||10¢/MB||Add on 2|
|$19/month||500||Unlimited||N/A||Add on 2|
|$30/month||Unlimited||Unlimited||N/A||Add on 2|
|$35/month||Unlimited||Unlimited||500 MB 4G||Add on 2|
|$40/month||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited 2G||1000 4|
|$50/month||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited 3G 3||1000 4|
|$60/month||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited 4G 3||1000 4|
2 International rates. Minimum international add-on is $5, Add on funds expire at the end of the current billing cycle.
3 Unlimited data throttled to 128 Kbps or less after 3.5 GB
4 1000 minutes of calls to landlines in 50 countries and mobiles in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
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