Ecomobile has also completely revamped it's monthly plan lineup. The old plans which had unlimited talk and messaging and varying amounts data have been replaced by what Eco calls Point Plans. There are three plans, they all include unlimited domestic and internation SMS and an allotment of points which can be used for either talk or data. One point is good for one minute of talk or one MB of data. The three tiers are:
- $35/mo - 3,000 points good for any combination of 3,000 minutes or MBs
- $45/mo - 5,000 ponits
- $55/mo - 7,000 points
Ecomobile's Pay As You Go plan is now available on all three operators but is otherwise unchanged. Rates are 5¢/minute, 2¢/text and 10¢ per MB. LTE is not available, $10/month is the minimum top up and unused balances rollover from month to month.
As with all Verizon MVNOs LTE data speeds are throttled to 5 Mbps. Speeds on Sprint and T-Mobile are unthrottled, according to Ecomobile.
I've seen claims from an Ecomobile dealer that Ecomobile's Verizon based plans include Selectel-style voice and text roaming. However Ecomobile support denies that there's any roaming. I'd be interested in hearing from any users who manage to roam on Verizon's Extended network.
Like every other Verizon MVNO, Ecomobile's terms and conditions prohibit tethering and hotspot usage so I wouldn't recommend using EcoMobile as a substitute for a mobile broadband plan. If you require hotspot, Verizon Prepaid does allow it. But if just you need a lot of on-device data and not many voice minutes the new Points plans look promising.
Ecomobile plan prices include all taxes and fees. SIMs are 9.99 for T-Mobile, LTE SIMs for Sprint or Verizon are $14.99.
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