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Updated: H2O Wireless Adds More Data to Monthly Plans

AT&T MVNO H2O Wireless posted a cryptic announcement of its Facebook page last night that says:

"You asked for it, We listened!

Coming this Wednesday, October 5, you get EVEN MORE Data on ALL plans!
$30 monthly plan - 1GB
$40 monthly plan - 3GB
$50 monthly plan - 5GB
$60 monthly plan - 6GB

Be sure to check back for more info!"

H2O is leaving out the details so we don't know what else, if anything, is changing. In particular, the announcement omits all mention of the current $35 plan. I wonder if that's an oversight or if the $35 plan is going away.

Update 10/5: H2O has updated their website confirming the changes.

Breaking the changes down, here are H2O's new monthly plans, along with what changed in bold:

  • $30/month -  unlimited domestic calling and messaging, unlimited international calls to 50 countries, unlimited international SMS, a $10 international call credit, and 1 GB of hard capped data. Data increased from 500 MB to 1 GB.  
  • $35/month - unlimited domestic calling and messaging, unlimited international calls to 50 countries, unlimited international SMS, a $10 international call credit, and unlimited data with the first 500 MB at high speed, followed by unlimited "2G" data. No change  
  • $40/month - unlimited domestic calling and messaging, unlimited international calls to 50 countries, unlimited international SMS, a $20 international call credit, and unlimited data with the first 3 GB at high speed followed by unlimited "2G" data. No change.  
  • $50/month - unlimited domestic calling and messaging, unlimited international calls to 50 countries, unlimited international SMS, a $20 international call credit, and unlimited data with the first 5 GB at high speed followed by unlimited "2G" data. High speed data increased from 4 GB to 5 GB.  
  • $60/month - unlimited domestic calling and messaging, unlimited international calls to 50 countries, unlimited international SMS, a $20 international call credit, and unlimited data with the first  6 GB at high speed followed by unlimited "2G" data. High speed data increased from 4.5 GB to 6 GB.  
H20 monthly unlimited plans have rollover data, meaning that unused high-speed data rolls over to the next month. Rollover data never expires as long as the plan stays active but it's capped at a maximum of 5 GB of unused rollover data in your account at any time.

I'm surprised that H2O increased the $30 plan's data from 500 MB to 1 GB while leaving the $35 plan at 500 MB of high speed data. The $35 plan does include unlimited throttled data after the first 500 MB, while the $30 plan's data is hard capped. If charging $5/month extra for unlimited throttled data made sense when both plans had 500 MB, why does H2O now want to include less high speed data while continuing the $5 upcharge for throlled unlimited?

Source H2OFacebook via HowardForums

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  1. We don't know when they will decrease data amount again.

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  2. Typo -- $35/month data with the first "500 GB" at high - I wish..

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  3. Obligation cricket post: $30 Cricket plan is better since MMS works on iPhone and you can get referral and rewards credit.

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    1. H2O you can get an autopay discount and it ends up being $27 a month. $3 a month is $3 a month.

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  4. I suspect the $35 plan is going away. It simplifies the pricing structure, and really, how many people use 500MB of 2G data in a month anyway? I'm sure the vast majority of $35 plan users will be happy with the extra 500MB of high speed data for $5 less, and those that aren't can get an extra 2.5GB for just another five bucks.

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    1. $35 plan offers unlimited data with first 500MB of high speed. the $30 plan seems to be limited data. So there is difference...

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  5. With the exception of the $60 plan, all of H2O's plans seem better than Cricket's plans for single line customers. Am I missing something?

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  6. You would think they would give 1gb on the $35 plan and add unlimited slow 2G data. At this price point Cricket $35 autopay 2.5gb is better.

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    1. H2O $40 plan ($36) with auto pay is better than cricket. 500 Mb more data, uncapped speeds, international text and talk.

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  7. If I start the monthly plan on Oct 28th, when will the first months ends? Will it be Oct 31st or will it be Nov 27th? I don't want to pay full month charge for 4 days use. Thanks.

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    1. H2O's "monthly" plans are actually 30 day plans. If you start on Oct 28, the plan month will end Nov. 26.

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    2. Thank you Dennis. One more question, do you know how long it would take for H2O to port my number from Verizon to H2O?

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    3. Ports usually complete within 24 hours, often in a an hour or two.

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