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Mango Mobile, New T-Mobile MVNO With Unlimited Talk and Text For 1 GB For $25/Month

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A reader alerted me to a new T-Mobile MVNO called Mango Mobile. Plan prices seem competitive for unlimited talk and text with up to 2 GB of data per month. The following plans are available:

  • $19/month Fresh Mango - unlimited talk and global text, 100 MB of data and a $5 international credit.
  • $19/month Ripe Mango - 250 minutes, unlimited global text, 1GB of data and a $5 international credit.
  • $25/month Sweet Mango - unlimited talk and global text, 1 GB of data and a $10 international credit.
The Fresh Mango plan is also available as a multi-line or Family plan. The first line is $19, each additional line is $16 per month. Each line gets unlimited talk and global text, 100 MB of data and a $5 international credit.

Coverage is T-Mobile native, roaming is not available. Included data is full speed LTE. It's hard caped (data stops when you reach the limit).

Additional data can be added to any plan at: $2/100 MB, $5/400 MB, $10/1 GB, $25/2.5 GB or $50/5 GB. Additional voice minutes can be added to the 250 minute Ripe plan at $2 per 100 minutes. Add-on minutes and data expire at the end of the current plan month.

Mango's international rates are good for light usage. Sample rates per minute for calling mobile phones include: Canada 1.6¢, China 0.83¢, Mexico 1¢, Philippines 14.71¢, United Kingdom 12.2¢.

SIMs are free when ordered with a plan. There are no fees or taxes except for NY state residents who pay state and local sales taxes of up 8.875%.

Unlike a lot of new MVNOs, Mango's website looks professional and everything seems to work. Online chat and call center support are available. I tried the chat and responses were quick and the representative was able to answer all my questions. There's a My Account online account management page that lets customers see their balances and due dates, pay their monthly charges, purchase additional minutes, data or international call credit, set up auto pay and manage multiple accounts.

Mango's sweet spot is in the $19 to $35 price range. The $25 plan is the least expensive T-Mobile based unlimited talk and text and 1 GB plan that I'm aware of. That's $5 per month less than comparable plans from Red Pocket or Ultra Mobile. See our T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared post to see how Mango's prices stack up against the rest of the competition.

Mango Mobile is sold online and by independent dealers. There's a dealer search form on the Mango site but there don't seem to be many dealers yet. Mango is actively recruiting dealers with a Become a Dealer form on the site.

As with any new MVNO, I do not recommend porting an important number to Mango. The MVNO business is extremely competitive and volatile and the attrition rate of new MVNOs is high. But Mango is worth trying if their plans meet your needs.

Update 8/28/2016: It looks like Mango Mobile is a new brand from international long distance calling card company SDI Distributors, which also operates AT&T MVNO Black Wireless. All three companies share the same 1091 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers, NY address.

Update 9/14/2016:  According to Black Wireless VP  Tony Cancelleri, "Mango Mobile is a direct product of RPM (Red Pocket Mobile) and is exclusively distributed by SDI. SDI is not the MVNO provider for this brand, although we are working directly with RPM in the distribution of the product."

Source: Mango Mobile

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  1. Sorry Dennis off topic. I noticed today that tracfone has a spot to register for WiFi calling. Can't really find any info on it as to whether it will count against minutes used or how it works. If you have any info I'd appreciate it.

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    1. TracFone WiFi calling works on TracFone's own T-Mobile based smartphones. WiFi calling deducts from your TracFone minutes balance just like cellular calling. I haven't seen and reports of whether it works with any BYOP phones with TracFone T-Mobile SIMs.

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    2. Hi Dennis. The TracFone SIM kits sold in Walmart & Best Buy only say GSM-AT&T / CDMA Verizon & do not mention T-Mobile. Is the GSM SIM the same SIM or is there a different SIM for T-Mobile BYOP to TracFone? Thanks.

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    3. The kits with T-Mobile SIMs say something about three networks on the package and contain separate AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon SIMs.

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  2. If you are a small business owner or sole proprietor Blue Green Mobile has a $25 plan all in with 2GB of high speed data and unlimited 2G throttle with the post paid benefits. Only thing Mango has that Blue Green Doesn't is the $10 international credit.

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  3. Is their data hardcapped? Metro isn't or wasn't.

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  4. TPO offers unlimited T&T with 2GB on T-Mobile or Sprint native for 25 after autopay. They do charge taxes though.

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  5. If it was called Strawberry maybe I would give it a try... Lol

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  6. I had a read through Mango's Terms and Conditions. There are several references to Red Pocket, interestingly, and there is a lot of identical verbage as Red Pocket's T&C. No tethering and the same confusing restrictions for streaming audio and video, for example. Maybe they're a Red Pocket MVNO. ;-)

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    1. The professionalism of this company might be very well undermined by them cutting and pasting from someone else's website especially for something as crucial as legal content.

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    2. Can anyone verify that they are indeed part of Red Pocket? If they are, it would make sense they would borrow verbiage from the parent company.

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    3. There might be a connection. I've discovered that Mango Mobile shares an address with Black Wireless. Black used to be a reseller of H2O service. Their webpage ued to say "Powered by Locus Communications". Locus is H2O's parent company. That verbiage is gone and the Black Wireless Terms and Conditions page now contains the phrase "services provided by RPM" which could be Red Pocket Mobile. Maybe Mango and Black are new reselling Red Pocket?

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  7. [Hanna] may I know the state that you are located in ?
    [Boris] NY
    [Hanna] cause there is a tax for NY residents
    [Hanna] the tax is about 0.83%
    [Boris] are you sure? i suppose 8.25%
    [Hanna] NO not 8.25%
    [Boris] second question. I will have 1Gb of data. What about tethering ?
    [Hanna] We don't have a hot spot feature with Mango
    [Boris] and last one - i have motorola nexus 6 , can i use it?
    [Hanna] It it is unlocked device or a T-Mobile device, then yes you can

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  8. 1GB for $19 isn't bad, but I wouldn't trust any MVNO that hasn't been around for at least a year.

    Reliability, longevity and legitimacy are worth more than saving a few dollars.

    After all, those savings won't be worth anything if your service cuts out when you need it most.

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  9. Best to just use Google Voice and forward calls to whichever line you are using at the time. No issue with company longevity, scrambling to find new provider, coordinate porting, etc.

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    1. If your daily driver fails then you still have to scramble to find a new provider.

      But if this isn't going to be your main line then there's really no point in paying a full $20/mo for a mere backup.

      At that point, you'd actually be saving money by just going with a pricier, more reliable MVNO.

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  10. Paranoid much? The parent company is a long and strong Japanese business.

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    1. "The parent company is a long and strong Japanese business"

      Can you cite your source please?

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    2. Maybe the OP confused Mango with H2O which is owned by KDDI.
      Mango's parent is SDI-Sohel Distributors, a US based, privately held company, founded in 1996.

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    3. So it's a T-mo variant of the uncompetitive and never improving Black Wireless?

      That doesn't inspire much faith.

      I want a carrier that's all-in when it comes to competing, adapting and evolving with the market.

      Also, 2¢ paygo with addons.

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  11. Mango has added a new $30 plan with 2GB of data. On the other hand, the $25 plan now has only 500MB instead of 1GB. I'm also not sure if the $19 unlimited talk plan still includes 100MB of data or not. Their add-on pricing also seems to have changed compared to the prices listed in this post. The Mango network tag on this site has an upper case "T" instead of the standard lower case "t"

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