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Harbor Mobile Relaunches As An AT&T Reseller

It looks like Harbor Mobile is about to begin accepting new customers again. Harbor was a T-Mobile prepaid business reseller that suddenly stopped activating new customers back in July. Harbor never explained the reason for the stoppage but I suspect T-Mobile cut them off over some sort of contract dispute.

Over two months ago Harbor announced that they would relaunch as an AT&T reseller on August 26. Things must have gotten a little delayed as the Harbor website has been displaying an under construction banner with no plans available until late yesterday.

It looks like the long wait is finally over and Harbor is finally back in  business. The following AT&T based phone plans are now listed on the Harbor site
  • $25/month: unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of unthrottled LTE data
  • $30/month: unlimited talk, text and 2.5 GB of unthrottled LTE data
  • $40/month: unlimited talk, text and 4.5 GB of unthrottled LTE data
  • $60/month: unlimited talk, text and 10 GB of unthrottled LTE data 
Hotspot is allowed on all phone plans.

There's also a $27/month tablet and hotspot plan that includes 5 GB of data.

According to Harbor these plans include all the perks of AT&T postpaid business plans like domestic roaming, WiFi calling and visual voicemail. Data on all plans is hard capped, data stops when you reach the plan limits. Unlike with GoPhone, Cricket and many other prepaid providers, unlimited throttled data is not available after the high speed allotment is used up. If you run out of data the only way to get more is to upgrade to a higher priced plan.

Harbor's is currently beta testing the new plans and platform. Sign-ups during the Beta are by invitation only. You can request an invite on the Harbor site. As a business re-seller Harbor can only sell service to business, including sole proprietors. An Employer Tax ID or other proof that you own or operate a business is required.

Harbor's new AT&T based plans don't offer as much data at each price point as the T-Mobile ones did, but they are on what many consider a better network. On T-Mobile all plans included unlimited throttled data after the high speed data was used up, the Tablet plan was only $15 and the $60 plan had unlimited, unthrottled data, although only 5 GB was available for hotspot.

Harbor switching from T-Mobile to AT&T also means the new plans no longer include free international 2G data and text roaming or Music Freedom unlimited streaming music, which are T-Mobile features. But current Harbor customers on T-Mobile don't have to give those features or cheaper data up as they are grandfathered and can keep their T-Mobile based plans indefinitely.

Source: Harbor Mobile

Related:
Plans and Pricing Revealed For Harbor Mobile's AT&T Relaunch
T-Mobile Reseller Harbor Mobile Makes it Official - They are Switching to AT&T



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  1. I don't understand how will Harbor offer grandfathered free international 2G data and text roaming, when AT&T doesn't offer such plans to anyone, including their own postpaid customers.

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    1. Grandfathered plans are on T-Mobile.

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    2. Wait Dennis, HARBOR can still "grandfather in" plans on T-MOBILE even though HARBOR is now utilizing AT&T's network?

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    3. What Dennis is saying is that if you are still on T-Mobile Harbor plans, you can keep them. Unlike Obamacare's Lie of The Year (2009-2014, continuously), if you like your plan, you *can* keep your plan.

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  2. What does unthrottled data mean? I am guessing it's not full speed LTE but actually throttled to prepaid speeds?

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    1. Unthrottled means not throttled, full speed in other words.

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  3. Uh oh, this might give T-Mobile's $30/month secret plan which includes 5 GB of LTE data (100 MB for courtesy tethering), unlimited text, & 100 minutes a run for the money. Gotta do some research on this one. I wonder if they have monthly data add-ons.. If the $30 plan comes with 3 GB, I'd be totally sold, as I've never once exceeded 2.5 GB per month on the secret plan, even when I had to pony up the extra $15 to exceed my 100+ MB courtesy tethering limit the one month this past summer! My GSM phone from T-Mobile has already been unlocked so I can take it and jump into an AT&T or another T-Mobile MVNO at will. This is why a love GSM's flexibility over CDMA's restrictive nature!

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    1. The T-Mobile $30 /5GB plan doesnt require you to be a business owner.
      These AT&T plans barely give Cricket any run for the money


      "An Employer Tax ID or other proof that you own or operate a business is required."

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    2. Your "secret " plan ain't so secret.

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    3. Anybody know where HM is based?

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    4. What is meant by "100 MB for courtesy tethering"? Are you saying that tethering is supposed to be limited to 100 MB/month?

      I'm using the T-Mobile $30/month 5 GB plan and I can tether as much data as I want.

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    5. @Anoymous 12:21: From the Harbor website:
      Harbor Mobile Inc.
      1017 Walnut St.
      Roselle, NJ 07203

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    6. @anonymous 12:22: The T-Mobile $30 plan had a 100 MB hotspot limit until recently but based on numerous reports it seems like the limit is no longer enforced.

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    7. Naw, SDLOCK, I'd stick with the T-Mobile SECRET PLAN...and if T-Mobile no longer enforces the 100 MB Tethering Limit, that's just more incentive to stay...

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    8. The T-Mobile 5GB/$30 plan is open to smartphones, but not tablets.

      AT&T restricts their data-only plans to tablets and hotspots.

      Can't really compare the two. They work on different device types. Harbor's new plans aren't interesting to me. Better off to declare yourself a sole proprietor and go with Smartel... unless you need coverage, in which case you're going with Verizon prepaid options anyways.

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  4. How to do get a tax id if i dont own a business. Is there anyway to trick the sytem with my employer tax id off my w2

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  5. Are there any other T-Mobile "business" only MVNO's out there, or Harbor was the only one??

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  6. Is it possible to individual (no business) customers to activate them? I'd love the $25 plan so bad!

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  7. I'm sure there are many. Two that I know of are NetOnTheRun and 4G Antenna Shop.

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  8. "There's also a $27/month tablet plan that includes 5 GB of data but apparently not hotspot."

    If you go to the page to request an invitation code, it mentions a 5 GB plan for tablet or hotspot.

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    1. Good find. I updated the post to indicate that the $27 plan can be used for hotspots as well as tablets.

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  9. Wow, that $25 Plan with the I GB of LTE looked great! ... Until of course, that "Hard Cap" catch appeared...Naw, I'll be sticking to PTEL's $30 Plan...

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  10. Does anybody know how the WiFi calling works? Do you have to download a harbor mobile app? Is there also WiFi texting?

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    1. I believe you just need an IPhone 5c or latter and iOS 9 to use AT&T WiFi calling. I don't think iOS supports WiFi texting but you can iMessage over WiFI (the other party needs to have iMessage).

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  11. If you have the business ID, this is a Cricket killer. Due to its included hotspot. It of course toasts anything on TMobile: the new Harbor is on a much better network which covers where people live, work, and play. TMobile comes up short there.

    The big problem is the shaky fly by night aspect of the company, missing its own promised deadlines by months and never explaining it. All on a Web site full of broken links that looks like some jr college kid's project to barely improve beyond the Go daddy default home page. Not professional at all.

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  12. Harbor will NOT let you transfer a number from any other ATT service.. :(

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  13. Dennis, what's going on with Harbor Mobile? It sounds like they're shutting down their AT&T service?

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