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Updated: Ultra Mobile Announces New Flex Plan Monthly Rates

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Ultra Mobile has just made some changes to its Flex plans.

Earlier today, the T-Mobile MVNO announced that they will be increasing their monthly rates changing the way the plan prices are advertised. Plan prices will now include the $1 per month, per line regulatory recovery fee that used to added to the advertised price. The new prices are:

Single Line
  • $22/month - One month of service (formerly $21 plus a $1 recovery charge)
  • $17.50/month - Two months of service paid in advance (formerly $16.50 plus a $1 recovery charge)
  • $15/month - Three months of service paid in advance (formerly $14 plus a $1 recovery charge)
  • $12.50/month - Four months of service paid in advance (formerly $11.50 plus a $1 recovery charge)

Family Line
  • $35/month - Two lines at $17.50/month/line (formerly $33 plus a $2 recovery charge)
  • $45/month - Three lines at $15/month/line (formerly $42 plus a $3 recovery charge)
  • $50/month - Four lines at $12.50/month/line (formerly $46 plus a $4 recovery charge) 

Each line includes unlimited talk, international text and calls to 10 countries, and 250 MB of 4G LTE shareable data with monthly roll over with no expiration. Taxes and fees are not yet included on the prices listed above and may still vary according to the customer's location.

Update 6/28: An Ultra Mobile dealer sent me a copy of an online invoice showing that Ultra is still charging $46 plus a $4 recovery fee for a four line Flex plan renewal.  The dealer believes that Ultra is just including the recovery fee in the price and that there hasn't been an actual price increase. On the other hand, the Flex Plans page on the Ultra Mobile site shows the new higher prices along with the statement $1 regulatory recovery fee charged for each month and/or line purchased.

Update 6/29: Another Ultra Dealer sent me a copy of a notice he received from Ultra (posted below), that makes it clear that the changes to Flex Plan prices are not a price increase. What's happening is that Ultra is now including the $1 month, per line regulatory fee in the base price of the Flex plans rather charging it separately. This change only applies to the Flex plans, Ultra's other plans still have a separate $1/month regulatory fee added to the advertised price of the plan.


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. been like that for a while

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  2. It's not new just a better way to show costs since these new prices now include the $1 recovery fee

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    1. I don't think that's true. According the the Ultra site, they still charge a $1 per line recovery fee on the flex plans.

      Look for "$1 regulatory recovery fee charged for each month and/or line purchased." at the bottom of the Flex Microsite Homepage | Ultra Mobile


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  3. Its not a change. Its the same as before just including the recovery fee on these plans.

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  4. If this is just them getting rid of the recovery fee, then this article's basically clickbait.

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    1. What makes you think Ultra eliminated the recovery fee?

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  5. The recovery fee still applies to the regular plans like the $19,23,24,34...etc...... The 4 line plan still 4 lines for $46 plus the $1 recovery fee for each line. Ultra decided to avoid confusion to include the $4 recovery fee in the marketing materials.

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    1. Sheesh, the Ultra website's Flex plans page clearly states that the $1 fee still applies to the new high priced Flex plan.

      Post a link to where Ultra says that the recovery fee is included and I'll update the post.

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  6. These plans are way too confusing. They have separate rates for multi-month service and then the same rate for multi-line service. In some scenarios its better to get multiple single lines than one group plan. Not sure why they didn't just round the prices to evenly to the nearest whole dollar.

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  7. In California, those plans are useless since they DO NOT include taxes and fees which in some sites are as high as 23%, unless you use a non tax state phone number (like Oregon for example). You cannot buy a tax free refill card for those plans, unlike the monthly plans.

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  8. Just 250MB data for $12?. Which way Ultra is going?..

    Infact in India, JIO gives 1GB per day (thats right!), total of 30GB per month for <$6 plan..

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    1. Jio is also believed to be a black money burn operation...

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    2. In India they also work for $1 a day....what's your point??

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    3. "In India they also work for $1 a day....what'"

      You have no idea what you are talking about:

      Average wages in India:

      Daily wage labours - 2-3 $/day
      Less trained Employees [Support staff] - 5-8 $/day
      Govt./Bank Employees - 15-18 $/day
      Undergrads [Engineering] - 11-15 $/day
      Grads [Engineering] - 15-25 $/day
      Medicine [Trainee] - 11-15 $/day
      Medicine [Full time] - 25-35 $/day

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  9. There's so much confusion about regulatory fees because nobody (still) uses these plans.

    I think the bigger story here is that these plans are so uncompetitive, nobody even knows the first thing about them.

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  10. This article is probably wrong in its assumptions. It seems too much of a coincidence that every plan has gone up in price by $1 per line which is the same as the recovery fee. It seems more likely that Ultra just added the recovery fee into their plan prices (which is what they should have done in the first place) and forgot to remove the language about the recovery fee from their website.

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