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Half Off First Month of Service and Free SIMs from BYO Wireless

Verizon and T-Mobile MVNO BYO Wireless is running a couple of new promotions.

  • Activate a new phone and get the first month of service for half price with code FIFTYOFF
  • Get a free SIM with new GSM (T-Mobile) activations
BYO isn't saying how long these promos are good for. I recommend activating on BYO as soon as possible if you want to get in on either deal.

BYO offers the choice of either CDMA (Verizon) or GSM (T-Mobile) based service.

The CDMA service uses the Verizon native network. BYO can activate clean-ESN, non-LTE capable Verizon postpaid phones and non-LTE capable Verizon Prepaid phones that have been used on Verizon Prepaid for at least six months.

The GSM service runs on T-Mobile's native network. It works woth and T-Mobile or unlocked GSM phone. LTE data is available on the GSM service.

BYO's plans and prices (listed in the table below) are the same for both the GSM and CDMA serices.

Price 1 Talk Minutes 2 Texts 2 Data Without Auto Pay 2 Data With Auto Pay 2
$5 100 100 10 MB 20 MB
$10 250 250 25 MB 50 MB
$15 350 unlimited 50 MB 100 MB
$20 500 unlimited 250 MB 500 MB
$35 1000 unlimited 500 MB 1 GB
$55 unlimited unlimited 1.5 GB 3 GB
$70 unlimited unlimited 2.5 GB 5 GB
1 BYO adds State and local sales taxes, 911 fees and a Universal Service Fund fee to monthly plan prices. These taxes and fees vary by state and locality and range from 7% to 16%.
2 Add-on packages are available: $5 - 1000 texts or 250 MB, $10 - 2000 texts or 500 MB, $15 - 500 minutes or 4000 texts or 1  GB. Add-ons expire after 30 days, there's no roll-over.

Related:
Verizon and Verizon MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared
T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared

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  1. No LTE on Verizon is a deal breaker for me. I'd go with Verizon itself and get un throttled 4G LTE.

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  2. The only decent plan here is the 20 buck with auto pay plan.

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    1. The $15 plan is good if you need unlimited texting.

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  3. Yeah, BYO and Selectel have a new problem that might be terminal. Total Wireless.

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  4. They fit my needs. C/S always picks up during business hours and are pleasant to speak with. I have free SIM coming and they are now allowing you to port in on the GSN side so we shall see how porting in goes.
    Add ons expire after 30 days, but they do roll over during that 30 day period. You can also add a plan allotment as well, so as an example for $5 you can add 100/100/25 to your current plan and that is good for 30 days and it will roll over with with your renewal within that 30 day period. Those top ups drawn off of first.

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  5. Typo in your text, Dennis: "FIFYYOFF" should be "FIFTYOFF"...

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  6. Unlimited texting with BYO Wireless IS 4000 text's. When i first started with them on 12-01-2014 is was 5000 text's.

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    1. I don't see where it is stated that they only allow you 4000 text? I have seen this posted by maybe 2 people, so can you provide an actual example of this?

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    2. Yes if you have an online account with BYO it breaks down how many/much minutes,text,and data you have available under My Account. Also on BYO device by dialing *611it gives you your available/remaining talk minutes and text,does not give remaining data available information.

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    3. But have they cut you off when you reached that limit? Anyone capped and cut off at 4000 text by BYO?

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    4. You get 4000 text. That is it. It is built in their programming system, i.e. *611 and My Account information. If you need more you are going to have to make a Top-Up to "Get A Little Extra" for $5/1000 text, $10/2000 text, $15/4000 text.

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    5. Wrong!
      The system apparently can only count up to 4000 and while it may be a PITA, all you do is call and they will refill the unlimited portion at no cost.

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    6. Great Info ! But the system "counted" up to 5000 when I first started with them in December 2014. Very valuable info ($) for ALL of us. Especially for those who seriously need unlimited texting of more than 4000 texts'.

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  7. BYO needs to get 4G LTE access to Verizon soon. I've been waiting to port out of PP to BYO with my Verizon Moto X for months. I need Verizon coverage like many others. There have been reports that other Verizon MVNOs were going to get access to 4G LTE in Q1 2015. Here we are at the end of Q1 and no announcements have been made. Nothing from Selectel, BYO, or anyone other than America Movil brands.

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    1. Or at least let LTE devices on limited to 3G.

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