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Pure TalkUSA Has Dropped Its $5 Senior AddVantage 80 Plan

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August has been a busy month for AT&T MVNO, Pure TalkUSA as it has brought a couple of changes to its unlimited service plans. The first change announced was that they have increased high speed data allotment available on the $35 plan. From 1.5GB, the data has risen to 2GB. The other change is that the $45 plan has been increased to $50 per month and now offers 4GB of data instead of the 2.5GB originally allotted. It seems like these changes are not yet enough for the MVNO as it has made a new change to its Senior AddVantage plans. Just as it had done to its $5 Simple 80 Plan in March, Pure TalkUSA has discontinued its $5 Senior AddVantage 80 plan. With the new change in effect, the new Senior AddVantage plans offered by the MVNO include:

  • $10 Senior AddVantage 300 Plan - includes 300 minutes of talk or text, 50MB of data and 50 MMS messages
  • $15 Senior AddVantage 600 Plan - includes 600 minutes of talk or text, 100MB of data and 100 MMS messages
These Senior Plans have some similarities with the Simple Pure TalkUSA plans being offered. The main difference between the two, however, is that the included minutes under the Senior AddVantage plans grow as time goes by. Customers using one of these plans get to earn additional minutes, provided they are 55 years old and above. For each month of service totaling to five months, customers get 10% more minutes on top of the minutes already included on their plan. Beyond five months of use and the customers can keep the minutes they have accumulated as long as they keep using the same plan. On these plans, SMS messages count as 1/3 of a minute. To purchase data add-ons, the options include $9.95 (400MB of data and 200 MMS), $19.99 (1GB of data and 400 MMS).

As a promotion, Pure TalkUSA has an offer exclusive to Senior AddVantage plan users who refer a friend to their service. The plan holder will get a $25 Visa gift card for every referral as long as he stays with the MVNO for two consecutive billing cycles. A limit of 12 referrals are allowed per customer. The promotion is available until December 1, 2016.


Source: PrepaidMobilePhoneReviews

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  1. Even at $5/month, it didn't beat RingPlus which offers numerous free or nearly free plans with a lot more minutes, SMS, MMS, and data. The BLT deal today, 6-9 PM Pacific Time, offers 4750 minutes, SMS, MMS, and MB data for $0/month with a $38 top-up fee. Stay under the limits every month and you won't have another fee or bill. RingPlus is a Sprint MVNO and as long as Sprint has good coverage in your area, it's worth a look.

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    1. RingPlus has advertisements. I don't know about you, but I will not endure ads just to save a few dollars per month.
      Also, PureTalk is on the far superior ATT network.

      I don't see any value in giving up so much just to save $10 per month.

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    2. I don't think many seniors can put up with the constant voice lag and overlapping talk for long.

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    3. "BLT" where do they even come up with theses names? LOL
      So the 4750 is
      4750 Minutes
      4750 Texts
      4750 MB of data
      or is it all of it combined into 4750 of whatever you happen to use? Those plans and sign ups get me so confused all the time and the fact that they change from one second to the next like a lightning.

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    4. its 4750 for each..
      you get 4750 Minutes
      4750 Texts
      4750 mms
      4750 MB of data
      and this would increase to 6000 in 5 months (additional 250 per month)

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    5. Not sure why anyone would even mention Ring Plus (Sprint) in the same sentence with an ATT MVNO!

      RP has years to go to catch up with Pure Talk--they likely will go out of business before they are even close to being competitive with seniors. Seniors might be less cell companies savy but they arn't stupid enough to move to Ring Minus.

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  2. I got my mom a free Ringplus line on an identical phone to hers. They didn't play ads, they play LOUD distorted "music" and she literally jumped in startlement at hearing it. Suffice to say, the ringback business plus the voice lag makes Rp free plans a non starter. We are trying the Mad plan now as it's using straight up Sprunt voice, which is really all she needs but I am still hesitant to port her number. The forum is full of people with billing errors, full on ignore from support and crazy marketing plans that change every week, sometimes twice on Tuesday.

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  3. If my mom would use a GSM phone, I would try this service. ATT coverage is fine here. I bought 4 of the Sprint phone she likes so we have backups to last longer than the Sprint CDMA network probably will.

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    1. At&t is pretty solid coverage. Even just native coverage is more than enough for the average American. Unless of course you live in those remote, hard to reach areas in the country where by some strange chance Sprint offers service and At&t doesn't.

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  4. Put an elderly neighbor on this plan just so she would have a phone for emergencies when out of the house. Great plan for that type of very occasional user. I called and Puretalk says she is grandfathered. Thats great.

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  5. That $5 plan was amazing. But really the Nextplus Go $10 plan is by far the best T&T (without data) option...that is if T-Mobile reception is good in your area:
    http://www.nextplus.me/go/

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  6. I was thinking of signing up with Pure Talk but have not heard much about this provider, although they apparently seem to have good customer service. Are they pretty well established? How big is their subscriber base? I have been hearing about smaller MVNOs disappearing, therefore the concerns.

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    1. You are very smart in the being cautious, MVNO's are very volatile. Unfortunately, when you want to use prepaid services you take that risk and may lose your number worst case scenario. You can however, minimize the chances of losing your number by signing up with AT&T Verizon T-Mobile and Sprint prepaid services. I think Puretalk USA is a very good company with great customer service but again I cannot guarantee they will not go out of business eventually.

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  7. Is it really true that PureTalk fully supports iPhones out of the box? FaceTime, visual voicemail, data, MMS, etc. all work without SIM swapping, jailbreaking, and so forth?

    PureTalk is not listed as an official Apple partner carrier, which is why I wondered.

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    1. MMS/data works out of the box without jailbreaking or SIM swap. I don't think they support visual voice mail, the rep I spoke to, told me that AT&T does not provision PureTalk customers with access to visual voicemail.
      As far as facetime, it works with any MVNO including PureTalk and others like H2O, Airvoice etc.

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