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Expo Mobile Lowers "Pay As You Go" Minute & Data Prices

Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon MVNO Expo Mobile (800-818-1597) has lowered the cost of minutes and data on its non-rollover, pay as you go plans for Sprint and Verizon. The price per minute is now 2¢ instead of 5¢, the price of data has been reduced from 10¢/MB to 5¢/MB. Expo doesn't offer pay as you go on the T-Mobile network.

There are four pay as you go denominations available; $10/90 days, $30/120 days, $55/180 days and $100/365 days. Unlike traditional pay as you go, there is no rollover, cash balances expire at the end of 90, 120, 180 or 365 days.


Expo supports BYOP. LTE is available on the Sprint platform but, as far as I know, not on Verizon, which also means only non-LTE Verizon phones can be activated.

Expo also has lots of monthly plans, listed in the table below:

Plan Network 1 Minutes Texts Data
$5/month S,T 100 minutes or texts 100 minutes or texts N/A
$9/month S,T 250 250 N/A
$18/month
S 500 500 200 MB @ 256 Kbps
$19/month S 500 Unlimited 3 N/A
$30/month S,T,V Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 N/A
$40/month S,T,V Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 1 GB
$50/month S,T,V Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 2 GB
$60/month S Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 Unlimited, throttled after 3.5 GB 4
$60/month T Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 Unlimited, throttled after 3 GB 4
$60/month V Unlimited 2 Unlimited 3 3 GB
$70/month T Unlimited Unlimited 3 Unlimited, throttled after 4 GB 4
1 S= Sprint, T= T-Mobile, V= Verizon.
2 "Unlimited" minutes limited to 4000 minutes per Expo terms and conditions.
3 "Unlimited" texts limited to 5000 on the $30 plan and 7000 on other plans per Expo terms and conditions.
4 Throttled speed is 64 Kbps on Sprint, unspecified on T-Mobile.

It's common for MVNO's unlimited talk and text plans to have hidden and undisclosed limits. I commend Expo for being one of the few MVMOs to disclose the limits on its unlimited plans. If you need truly unlimited talk and or text, I recomend avoiding MVNO and using carrier owned brands like AT&T's GoPhone or Cricket, T-Mobile's GoSmart, MetroPCS or T-Mobile Prepaid, Sprint's Boost, Virgin or Sprint Prepaid or Verizon Prepaid.

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  1. Real question: If they disclose their "unlimited" limits, why not do so explicitly in the plan? Why bury it the information in the T&C?

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    1. Most of Expo's competitors don't disclose their limits at all. If Expo made the limits obvious it would but them at a huge competitive disadvantage.

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  2. Basically, I'll never be able to use paygo on Verizon due to the lame non-LTE phone restrictions.

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    1. You can use VZW LTE phones on TracFone and achieve a kind of "pseudo PAYGO" that works at low-ish usage levels with roll-over, so long as your usage of minutes, texts and data are relatively even compared to each other (or at least if you consume fewer minutes than anything else, because you can replenish texts and data [and time, even!] separately). I'm pulling off the equivalent of 100/100/100 per month by using the 400 minute/1 year card (it was $80 on eBay). On my BYO Moto X that card actually produces 1200/1200/1200 for a year, at a cost of less than $6.67/month. More service than I actually need but far cheaper than the minimum required for my Moto X at Page Plus ($30) or even Puppy Wireless. Cheaper even than The 12 that I had been using with a 3G phone at Page Plus. And much more service for the money than I was getting on Page Plus PAYGO...

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  3. When did Expo start offering service on Verizon and T Mobile?

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  4. I wanted to order a CMDA sim but it seems they charge $15 for sim and $15 for Shipping. :)
    I am sure it a pretty big and heavy product that they have to charge total 30 bucks for that sim :)

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  5. Does Expo still charge a $1/month fee on the Pay-Go plan? This was mentioned in the last Expo article.

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    1. I couldn't find any mention of the $1 fee on Ultra's current web site so it appears they dropped it.

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    2. Did you check the Expo website (vs Ultra)? I could not find the fee in T&Cs or in the PayGo plan details either.

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    3. There's no mention of the $1 fee on Expo's site. I typed Ultra by mistake in the previous comment.

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  6. I just signed up for Expo Pay-Go on an iPhone 5C LTE phone. I re-used the Sprint SIM. Everything went very smoothly. They assigned a temp phone number while my port is processed. 2c/2c/5c with LTE on PayGo is a great deal, and I won't have to listen to ads or music like I do on the RingPlus Future Plan.

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    1. how did you resue sprint sim? can you share ?

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  7. Howardforums is suggesting Verizon LTE may be possible. My Razr M passes the check, and the phone isn't compatible with other services.

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    1. I saw that "fonefonz" posted 10 days ago "Also, it appears there MAY BE LTE on Verizon paygo. That has to be reconfirmed." but no confirmation so far.

      What other services is your Razr M not compatible with? LTE supporting ones like Verizon or TracFone or 3G only ones like Total Wireless?

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  8. Just got off the phone with Expo's customer service, and the rep said they're definitely UNABLE to activate Verizon 4G phones.

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    1. I spoke to an Expo CS rep today who told me that they are ABLE to activate Verizon LTE phones and offered to sell me a SIM for $15. Go figure. Expo's lack of consistent communication both online and on at the CS phone line are their biggest failing.

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    2. I picked Verizon on the Expo BYOD tool, and entered the MEID of my Verizon Moto X, 1st ed. The first screen indicated that I had to buy their SIM for Verizon, and the second stated that my Moto X was compatible.

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  9. Thanks Dennis, I'll try another CS rep. The one I talked to said "Hang on, I have to check, because Verizon is new to us." and came back with "I'm sorry, Sir, we are unable to activate."
    She also advised me to put in the phone's MEID/ESN number on their website to check if it'll activate, which didn't help, as I yet have to buy the phone for use with them! :)

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