Consumer Cellular Refreshes Data/Messaging Rates
Consumer Cellular today made available a revised set of messaging and data bundles for customers. Moving forward, there are five plans instead of four. The plans incude: 100 messages and 10MB of data for $2.50 per month; 500 messages and 50MB of data for $5 per month; 1000 messages and 100MB of data for $10 per month; 2,500 messages and 250MB of data for $20 per month; and 5000 messages and 500MB of data for $30 per month. Voice plans cost extra, and start as low as $10 per month.
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.
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.
Scratch Wireless to Start Charging for Cell Calls, Texts
Scratch Wireless, a Sprint MVNO, said it can no longer afford to give services away for free and will begin charging for some features. Scratch Wireless has historically offered free WiFi calling and free messaging via cellular and WiFi.