Consumer Cellular Ups Minutes, Messages, and Megabytes
Consumer Cellular today added value to its existing voice, messaging, and data plans by increasing allotments without increasing prices. For example, Consumer Cellular upped its voice plans from 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 5000 minutes per month to 600, 1200, 2500, 4000, and 6000 minutes, respectively - all at the same monthly price points. Consumer Cellular offered similar improvements to its messaging and data plans. For example, the base Connect Lite plan used to offer 100 messages and 10MB of data for $2.50 per month. Now the Connect Lite plan includes 200 messages and 20MB for the same $2.50. A full breakdown of Consumer Cellular's new prices are available on its web site. The new rates are effective beginning today. Existing customers' plans will automatically be updated with the new allotments.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Consumer Cellular Adds Alcatel Pop 3 and Others to Lineup
Consumer Cellular recently added four phones to its roster of inexpensive devices, including the Alcatel Pop 3. The Pop 3 (pictured) has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, and FM radio.
Ting MVNO Lowers Data Pricing
Ting today dropped data prices across the board in order to makes its service more appealing to month-by-month customers. Ting allows users to mix-and-match exactly how many minutes, messages, and megabytes they subscribe to each month.
Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option
Virgin Mobile USA today made some changes to its service plans. To start, the company added a new, low-cost plan for $20 per month.