Airvoice Wireless has revamped their website and tweaked their monthly plan offerings. The new website is much more attractive and usable than the old one, which was dated looking, didn't list all the plans and had conflicting information about pay as you go data rates.
The new site is a welcome addition but the big change is with the plans. AirVoice is once again advertising their monthly plans as having "unlimited" talk and text. They were billed as unlimited when Airvoice first added monthly plans a couple of years ago, but since January, they have been listed as having 5000 minutes and 10,000 texts per month.
I'm not sure if the change actually means anything or is just marketing spin. It's long been rumored that all AT&T MVNOs, except for Straight Talk and Net10, cap minutes at 5000 and texts at either 5000 or 10,000, so maybe Airvoice was just being honest. Personally, I think 5000 minutes (less than 3 hours a day) is much to low to be advertised as unlimited but somehow thecarriers are getting away with it.
An unqualified positive change is that the $50 and higher plans now include more data and the $50 plan has unlimited MMS picture messaging. Here's a table comparing Airvoice's new and old plans.
|Plan Price||$35||$40 (new plan)||$50||$60|
|Old MMS||10¢ each||N/A||1000||Unlimited|
|New MMS||10¢ each||Unlimited*||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Old Data||33¢/MB||N/A||100 MB||500 MB|
|New Data||33¢/MB||25 MB*||500 MB||1 GB|
The new rates are very competitive, especially at the lower price points. $35/month is the least expensive unlimited talk and text plan from any AT&T MVNO and the data allowances on the $40 and $50 plans match or beat those of Red Pocket, Jolt and H2O. The $60 plan equals Jolt's, but Red Pocket offers the same amount of data for $5/month less. See Five AT&T MVNO's Compared for the details.