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international 03-01-2014 21:06

Which US plan for texting only?
 
My friend in the US says the only communication there with his acquaintances is by texting, no voice. Does he only has strange friends or is it the norm there? I don't know.

Anyways, assuming he does not need net or smartphone, only want to text his friends, what is his best plan?

You can list regional carries as well, though he travels a lot in country so countrywide coverage is a must.

HappyCamp 04-01-2014 09:07

T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited texting. Voice calls are $0.10/minute. No data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/p...z_shop=Prepaid

rfranzq 04-01-2014 20:37

Odin Mobile
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by international (Post 44918)
You can list regional carries as well, though he travels a lot in country so countrywide coverage is a must.

How about obscure?

Odin Mobile

They have an unlimited text plan that is $10 with 150 voice minutes.
Not sure who underlying carrier is. $9.99 for SIM.

DRNewcomb 05-01-2014 15:41

TelnaMobile includes free 1000 texts per month. Their plan is $20/year with all talk minutes being around 7c/min. Until T-Mobile switched me to an unlimited everything plan I used my TelnaMobile phone for texting.

DRNewcomb 05-01-2014 15:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 44925)
Not sure who underlying carrier is. $9.99 for SIM.

Looks like MVNO on T-Mobile.
Quote:

....just buy a SIM card and chose a plan. To be compatible, your phone must be either previously used with T-Mobile, or an unlocked GSM phone.

HappyCamp 06-01-2014 18:04

Another option could be Google Voice. If he is okay with only texting when on the Internet.

UKSTEVE 06-01-2014 18:24

Odin are a T-Mobile USA MVNO... :)

international 11-01-2014 19:40

Thanks. Odin and T-mobile would be really helpful for my friend. He pays some $50 a month now.

But is it normal that in the US you don't talk on the phone only text? :)

HappyCamp 11-01-2014 19:43

Not applicable for your friend as they don't use Internet, but....

T-Mobile also has the "Wal-mart plan". $30 per month for unlimited texting, unlimited data (after 5GB of usage throttled to 2G speeds), and 100 minutes of voice minutes. This is the plan I use.

You can sign up for it at T-Mobile website or at Wal-mart. Can NOT sign up for it at a T-Mobile store.

international 11-01-2014 19:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyCamp (Post 44920)
T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited texting. Voice calls are $0.10/minute. No data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/p...z_shop=Prepaid

Strangely, I can't find this plan on the T-Mobile site. (Mobile companies' sites are so nice to navigate)

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 44925)
How about obscure?

Odin Mobile

Strangely, Odin is not featured here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...work_operators

rfranzq 11-01-2014 23:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by international (Post 44957)
But is it normal that in the US you don't talk on the phone only text? :)

Who is 'normal' in the USA?? Or California [where I live]?

I think 'young people' tend to text a lot.

DRNewcomb 12-01-2014 02:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by international (Post 44957)
But is it normal that in the US you don't talk on the phone only text? :)

There is no "normal" in the US. Older people tend to talk only, no text or Internet. ("I just want a phone, not that other junk.") Some young people text each other constantly and almost never talk on the phone. Some folks neither talk nor text but use the Internet constantly. Most people I know use all three. Most US customers have monthly plans with huge "buckets" of minutes, texts & data.

HappyCamp 12-01-2014 05:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by international (Post 44961)
Strangely, I can't find this plan on the T-Mobile site. (Mobile companies' sites are so nice to navigate)

I see it here at the moment:
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/p...px?did=1532285

Not sure if it is something they try to promote.

Stu 12-01-2014 18:43

Telna Mobile includes 1,000 US texts a month when you are in the US.

Jsharp618 05-02-2014 21:48

Most carriers in the US dont offer hardly any text only plans and if so limited on everything else. I think your best option is another MVNO of T-Mobile known as Solavei. Over T-Mobile's network for $30 a month will get you unlimited talk & text anywhere in the us on any GSM phone.

petergoogle 30-11-2014 00:59

GoSmart has a $25 plan with unlimited minutes and messages. (t-Mobile network)

schumi26 14-01-2015 09:06

Can NOT sign up for it at a T-Mobile store.

RafaelGoy 01-10-2019 13:43

Has T-Mobile changed its requirements regarding this since 2015 by any chance?


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