H2O Wireless customers have posted on Howard Forums that they have received text messages from H2O promising more data starting December 6th. Here are two examples:
"Starting Dec. 6, you'll receive 3GB LTE on your next $30 Plan recharge. Now with unlimited EVERYTHING."
"Starting Dec. 6, you'll receive 8GB LTE on your next $40 Plan recharge. Limited time offer!"
I did a little digging and discovered that that H2O has notified its dealers about the new offer. According to a person familiar with the matter, all H2O customers on unlimited monthly plans who activate or top up their accounts between December 6, 2016 and March 31, 2017 will receive more high speed data. The increases are as follows:
- $30 plan customers will receive 3 GB of high speed data instead of the 1 GB they normally get. In addition, the $30 plan will now include unlimited 128 Kbps throttled data after the the first 3 GB.
- $40 plan customers will get 8 GB of high speed data instead of 3 GB. The $40 and higher plans already get unlimited 128 Kbps data after their high speed data allotment is used.
- $50 plan users will get 10 GB of high speed data instead of 5 GB
- $60 plan users high speed data allotment will jump from 6 GB to 12 GB
It's not clear if the data increases are permanent or if they will end with top-ups after March 31st, 2017. The announcement sent to dealers says that the promotional offer will end March 31st. But an H2O customer support person told a HoFo'er in a chat session that the data increases will be permanent for anyone who recharges their account between 12/6/2016 and 3/31/2017.
It's not all good news however. H2O is ending data rollovers. Customers will lose their rolled over data with their next top up starting Dec 6th.
This promotion comes on the heels of another H2O promo that started November 1st that gave new customers who activated between Nov 1 and January 31, 2017 an extra 1 GB of data for the first 3 months. I wonder if the two promos will "stack" and give new activations an extra 1 GB on top of the data increases that start 12/6?
H2O is an AT&T MVNO that is owned by Japanese carrier KDDI. H2O plans include an allotment of unthrottled high speed data followed by unlimited 128 Kbps throttled data. H2O operates on the AT&T native network. Like most AT&T MVNOs, off network roaming is not available on H2O and MMS does not work on non-jailbroken iPhones. H2O offers a 10% discount for using auto-pay. Plan prices include all fees and H2O only collects taxes from New Jersey residents.
Update: New H2O customers can get a free SIM, free shipping and 50% their first month of service by entering code 50off at checkout.
Source Howard Forums