Pure TalkUSA has quietly dropped one of its least expensive plans. Prepaid Phone News readers noticed a few days ago that the $5/month Simple 80 plan was no longer listed on the Pure Talk site. A Pure Talk spokesperson confirmed to me that the plan is no longer available for new activations or plan changes. However current Simple 80 plan users are grandfathered and can stay on the plan indefinitely.
The Simple 80 plan included 80 minutes per month. Texts were charged as 1/3 of a minute each. The plan did not include any data or MMS but a $9.95 add was available that added 200 MMS and 400 MB of data including LTE, where available.
Interestingly, Pure Talk's $5/month Senior AddVantage 80 plan for customers 55 years of age or older is still available. Like Simple 80, Senior AddVantage 80 comes with 80 minutes, texts are charged as 1/3 of a minute and 200 MMS and 400 MB can be added for $9.95. Unlike Simple 80, Senior AddVantage 80 also includes bonus minutes. The plan's minutes allowance is increased by 10% after each of first 5 months of a customer's service. After 6 months the Senior AddVantage 80 plan includes 120 minutes per month for as long as the customer keeps the plan. For more about Pure Talk's Senior AddVantage plans (there are several) see our post; Pure TalkUSA's New Senior AddVantage Plans | Prepaid Phone News.
In addition to the Senior AddVantage plans, Pure Talk offers discounted Serve and Save plans to current and former members of the US Armed Forces, starting at $9/month.
The table below lists current Pure TalkUSA plans that are available to the general public:
|Plan||Monthly Cost||Voice||SMS domestic / Int'l||MMS||Data|
|Family 4,5||$10 - $50 5||3.33¢ - 6.25¢||1/3 min each/25¢ 2||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3|
|Simple 250||$10||250 "minutes" (also used for texts) 1||1/3 minute each/25¢ 2||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3|
|Simple 600||$15||600 "minutes" (also used for texts) 1||1/3 min each/25¢ 2||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3||$9.95 for 200 MMS + 400 MB 3|
|$24||unlimited||unlimited / NA||200, Overage: $4 for 100 MMS||200 MB, Overage: $4 for 100 MB|
|$29||unlimited||unlimited / NA||unlimited||1 GB, Overage: $4 for 100 MB|
|Unlimited||$35||unlimited||unlimited / NA||unlimited||1.5 GB |
Overage: $4 for 100 MB
|Unlimited||$45||unlimited||unlimited / NA||unlimited||2.5 GB |
Overage: $4 for 100 MB
2 International calling and texting requires a $10 International Calling Card.
3 The $9.95/month data and MMS add on for Simple and Family plans includes 200 MMS and 400 MB of data. Also available: 1 GB/ 400 MMS for $19.90. Unused add-on MMS and data expire after 30 days.
4 Unused minutes roll-over
5 Monthly pay as you go plan, available price points (cost per month/minutes) are $10/160, $20/400, $30/700, $40/1100, $50/1500. Can be used as a family plan for $5/month per extra line. All lines share the available minutes and texts but data/MMS addons are per line and not shared.
PureTalk has well regarded US based support. SIMs are free, LTE is available on all plans and plan prices include all taxes and fees. The only payment option is auto-pay using a credit or debit card.
PureTalk is one of the best values among AT&T MVNOs, especially at sub-$40 price points. Visit our AT&T and AT&T MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared to see how PureTalk stacks up against its competition.