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New US Mobile Plans - More Minutes, Texts and Data for Less Money

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T-Mobile MVNO US Mobile has improved its plan lineup.

US Mobile uses a "build your own plan" model similar to those of Sprint MVNO Tello and Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO Ting. Customers build a plan by combining separate tiers of minutes, texts and MBs.

This is the fifth time in the last two years that US Mobile has improved its plans. This time around, US Mobile has lowered the prices of two tiers, increased the amount of minutes texts or MBs included with four tiers and added new $8 200 minutes  and $30 10 GB tiers.

Here's a table showing the changes. For changed tiers, the old price or allotment is in strike-out font and the new one is bold.
Talk 100 min $3 250 300 min $5 500 min $9 $6 1000 min $8 (new) 1500 2000 min $10 5000 min $15
Text 100 texts $2 250 300 texts $3 500 texts $4 1000 texts $5 2000 texts $6 Unlimited texts $7
Data 100 MB $2 250 300 MB $5 500 MB $9 1 GB $14 2.5 4 GB $20 6 GB $35 $25 10 GB $30 (new)
There's also a $2/month service fee or line charge.

To see how US Mobile's pricing and plans compare with Ting and other T-Mobile network operators see our T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared post.

Source: US Mobile

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  1. What speed is the data, and do they charge taxes, etc in addition to price listed above?

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    1. Data is full-speed LTE. Taxes average 9% but depend on your state and city.

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  2. $30 for 10GB is killing deal!

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  3. If they gave an option to share the minutes/texts/data that would be awesome. Even for an added fee, similar to consumer cellular.

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  4. Can you just purchase the data and forego the text and talk?

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  5. Last I checked, USMobile doesn't offer VoLTE or WiFi Calling on TMobile. Its HSPA only service.

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    1. I believe you are right about no VoLTE or VoWiFi but US Mobile definately does offer LTE data

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  6. tit-for-tat time...

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  7. So I can get 10gigs of data and nothing else for a total of $30+$2 line fee?

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    1. Are you sure about the taxes? US Mobile told me that they do not charge taxes, they are already included in the prices that you posted.

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    2. US mobile rep was wrong. They add taxes.

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    3. From the US Mobile Help page.

      "All our prices are listed before taxes and surcharges. US Mobile is obligated to collect taxes and regulatory fees on behalf of federal, state and local governments."

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  8. If you just choose for instance the $30 data plan and no talk and text are you able to use talk and text at all or are you automatically moved up a tier?

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    1. I don't think you can use talk or text at all unless you purchase a bucket, either as part of your monthly plan, or as a mid-month add-on good for 30 days.

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    2. Just buy the data & use any of the numerous VoIP offerings out there like Google Voice. In my experience, that uses just shy of 1MB/min on average, so you get over 1000 mins per GB. Best way to go for those who spend less time talking and more time doing.

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  9. The $25 6GB and $30 10GB tiers beat the $30 5GB T-Mobile secret plan

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    1. I wouldn't say beat, but considering the secret plan is real secret now because it doesn't exist, but the T-Mobile secret plan is pretty good considering it includes zero rated binge-on , music freedom and full allotment tethering, I used 45 gigs total on my month off.

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    2. Google voice doesn't have a dialer app, Hangouts does.

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    3. 45GB of tethering sounds great but how did you use that much data if the plan only includes 5GB?

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  10. Unless I'm mistaken, 4GB for $20 is the best data deal around

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    1. That's $5/GB, $30 plan is $3/GB - better deal IF you're going​to use the data.

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  11. Texts only to US numbers or international as well?

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    1. There's no extra charge for international texting. See our Prepaid Operator Profile: US Mobile for details of US Mobile service.

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  12. Tethering - officially & unofficially?

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    1. Mobile hotspot is allowed.

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  13. I see US Mobile offers lte band 12. Is this feasible without voLTE?

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    1. Simple mobile has VoLTE but not us mobile?

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    2. If your phone supports Band 12, it will work for LTE data whether or not your phone does VoLTE on T-Mobile.

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  14. You can get 300/300/4GB for about $30 from US Mobile, or you can get unlimited talk and text with 10GB from Mintsim for about $33.

    Honestly, US Mobile would have to offer AT&T service at that price in order to be competitive.

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    1. Don't you have to buy multiple months with mint to get that pricing?

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    2. Why not compare us Mobile's $30 for 10 gigs, seems more fair.

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    3. You can't buy 10 GB for $30 on US Mobile, so that is not fair at all. You have to add the line fee and taxes.

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    4. "Why not compare us Mobile's $30 for 10 gigs, seems more fair."

      You're comparing apples and oranges.

      First off, you're forgetting the line fee, taxes and the fact that a data-only plan can only fairly be compared to other data-only plans.

      If you'll be using voice and SMS, the value drastically decreases as the price of US Mobile shoots up to $53 or more depending on how much business you conduct over the phone.

      Meanwhile, Mintsim stays at $33 plus taxes no matter how much you use your phone.

      Sure, US Mobile offers you the ability to buy extra data.

      But when you're within the $17 range of Metro's unlimited plan, that would offer more value and peace of mind if your usage normally exceeds well over 10GB.

      That's especially true if you can't predict when you'll need the additional data, since (unlike Ting) US Mobile requires you to buy service in advance.

      I don't think it even rolls over, which is ultimately THE one aspect of USM that ruins the entire service.

      On the other hand, if they ever cut the crap with expiring what you already paid for (or if I'm wrong about the buckets expiring), then US Mobile would definitely be a real competitor for light and moderate usage.

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    5. "You can get 300/300/4GB for about $30 from US Mobile, or you can get unlimited talk and text with 10GB from Mintsim for about $33."

      Two points here. First, even if you have to buy voice minutes in addition to data, why would you waste money on a text bucket when you can use any number apps to send/receive unlimited texts to real phone numbers over a data connection?
      Second, comparing US Mobile's $30 10GB plan to Mintsim's isn't fair since you have to pay $400 in advance for one year of service on Mintsim to get a rate of $33.25/month. Otherwise, it's $40/month when you pay for three months of service in advance. Mintsim is currently running a promotion on the 10GB plan for $20/month when you pay for three months of service in advance. That's the best deal around for as long as the promotion lasts, after that, few people are ready or willing to pay $400 in advance. At that point, US Mobile's $30 plan looks more appealing.

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    6. "why would you waste money on a text bucket when you can use any number apps to send/receive unlimited texts to real phone numbers over a data connection"

      In case of an emergency where the person isn't picking up and the data connection's spotty.

      Since this is native T-mobile without any sort of added roaming, it's a lot more likely than you'd think.

      "comparing US Mobile's $30 10GB plan to Mintsim's isn't fair since you have to pay $400 in advance for one year of service "

      Given that you won't suddenly stop needing cell service, nor will you find a better deal than 10GB for $33 (at least within the next year), your point is basically moot.

      Literally every MVNO that sells service around that price point is still lazing around 1 to 3 GB, which means it'll be a long while before it'll ever be a bad idea to prepay for fear of a better offer.

      Ultra Mobile also has more credibility than the shady folks over at Tracfone, as they're not known for being complete scammers.

      The only real concern is if you're too fiscally irresponsible to save money, and thus don't have the means to prepay.

      In that case, Ultra's still not responsible for your complete lack of discipline.

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  15. For text...it is SMS only or all SMS,MMS,video and audio texts

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  16. TMobile doesn't allow phones with band 12 if they don't have volte.strictly because of safety issues (911).

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    1. This is not true. T-Mobile does not block phones from band 12. They asked Motorola to disable band 12 on one of its phones that was not certified by T-Mobile for VoLTE, to prevent potential 911 issues in band-12 only areas. Other phones that do not support VoLTE and have not been blocked by the OEM work on band 12.

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    2. "T-Mobile does not block phones from band 12."

      "They asked Motorola to disable band 12 on one of its phones that was not certified by T-Mobile for VoLTE, to prevent potential 911 issues in band-12 only areas."

      Sounds like T-Mobile did block band 12 then; you're just providing their reason for it. Also, the Motorola phone wasn't the only one to have band 12 disabled retroactively--the Alcatel Idol 3 did as well. Plus, the Honor 5X phone from Huawei also had band 12 not working while on T-Mobile.

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    3. Actually, T-Mobile did not block the Moto E from Band 12. Motorola decided not to complete the T-Mobile VoLTE testing, so Motorola disabled Band 12 with a software update. Sony and HTC have phones that work on Band 12 and do not support VoLTE. T-Mobile does not block them.

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