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
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
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