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TPO Coupon Code - Two Months Of Service For A Penny

The People's Operator (TPO) 844-876-8326, a Sprint MVNO launched in the US earlier this year, is running a promotion the gives new users two months of service for one cent. The penny service is on TPO's $42 Unlimited Monthly Goodness plan which includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5 GB of data.

To get this deal you need to Bring Your Own Sprint Phone (BYOSP) and use promo code TPOBYOD when activating on line or by phone. The offer ends tomorrow Oct 3. There is no activation fee.

TPO supports both LTE and non-LTE Sprint phones but does not sell Sprint LTE SIM cards which seems like a logistical mistake on their part. New Sprint LTE phones come with a SIM but many used ones do not. Ironically, the easiest way to get a SIM is probably from TPO competitor Ting which sells them from $9.

Unlimited Monthly Goodness is one of TPO's postpaid plans so a credit check is required along with a credit or debit card. TPO also charges taxes and fees that include state and local sales taxes, fees and surcharges, the Universal Service Fee and an administrative charge of $1.00. I was quoted taxes and fees totaling a little over $7 per month. If you use more than 5 GB in a plan month TPO will charge you $15/GB, billed by the KB. Tethering and hotspot usage are not permitted.

TPO donates 10% of plan prices and 20% of profits to charities chosen by the customer from a list that includes the World Wildlife Federation, Save the Children, SPCA, American Lung Association, Habitat For Humanity and many more. TPO's chairman is Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

In spite of the credit check and high taxes and fees, this is a fairly good deal. After the first two "free" months, TPO costs about $50/month with taxes and fees, which is a competitive price for unlimited talk and text and 5 GB of data on the Sprint network. Plus you get the satisfaction of giving a little each month to your favorite charities.

Source: TPO

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  1. So much for free. Give up your social security # and credit card for 2 months of service. No thanks.

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    1. Agreed. I was actually going to give this a shot until I read down and saw (1) they don't sell SIM cards and (2) they require a credit check.

      I understand being a postpaid carrier and billing in arrears, but I've never heard of a postpaid operator in my life that supports SIM cards but doesn't sell them. Pass.

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  2. This is the first MVNO I've heard of that does credit checks. Unless they're handing out free high end phones. I don't understand why anyone would agree to this.

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  3. Credit check no thanks and on top of that the plan not even that great and they charge tax. I stick with boost or cricket

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  4. That's a lot of taxes on a one cent bill! Can we at least get a writeoff for the charitable contribution?

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  5. This was tried before by a company called Talk For Good and it failed pretty spectacularly.

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  6. Why not just go with Boost Mobile and plenty of other Sprint MVNOs that costs much less per month and offer the same, if not MORE? You can use the savings to make direct donations to charities of your choice without having a percentage of your already measly "10%" donation going towards this MVNO's administration and advertising cost.

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  7. Unlimited talk/text with 5GB on Boost is $45 per month. The same is $50 with Cricket, or $45 with a discount. It's $50 for unlimited talk/text with 4GB for MetroPCS. The plan promoted here is $42 for unlimited plus 5GB. Seems like it's cheaper than the others. And the tax on one penny is like a dollar.

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  8. I just signed up and can tell you that they do sell SIM cards and they do not use or ask for your social security number. I love that their customer service is based out of the U.S. And that. Taxes are less than $1 on the mentioned plan plus I give to any charity I close every month at no cost to me!

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    1. It's good that TPO is selling SIMs. AFAIK the SSN requirement is only on the postpaid "Unlimited Monthly Goodness" plans which require a credit check. TPO's prepaid "Goodness to Go" plans do not require a credit check or SSN.

      According to the TPO site:
      "Plans prices do not include state and local sales taxes, fees and surcharges, such as the Universal Service charge and an administrative charge of $1.00 may apply."

      The administrative charge alone is $1 and the Universal Service Fee is a Federal fee charged in all states so total taxes and fees must surely be more than a dollar.

      Taxes vary by state and plan. Which state are you in and which plan are you on and how much are your total taxes and fees.

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