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TextNow Wireless Unlimited Talk, Text, 4G LTE Plan - $39.99 / month (BYOD w/ select Devices)

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TextNow offers unlimited LTE for 39.99. I think this works for sprint cdma or unlocked gsm phones only.

https://www.textnow.com/plans

Here is an article from CNET on the new service:

https://www.cnet.com/news/textnow...for-39-99/
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Last Edited by h0va4lyfe June 5, 2018 at 03:25 PM
* MVNO on SPRINT + TMOBILE
* BYOD allowed (unlocked sprint or gsm devices)
* 23 GB data LTE limit - going above you are at risk of your speeds being throttled to 2G

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TextNow Wireless [textnow.com]


Unlimited Talk, Text, 4G LTE Plan
  • $39.99 / month
Free SIM + Free Shipping (with plan purchase)


"Users who exceed 23GB/mo will experience reduced speeds until the next cycle"


Only compatible with select devices:
  • Some examples (unlocked phones)
    • Apple iPhone 6 / 6s / 6 Plus / 6s Plus / SE
    • Google Nexus 6 / 5X / 6P
    • Google Pixel / Pixel XL / Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
    • Motorola Moto X Pure / G4 / G4+ / G4 Play / E4 / E4+ / G5+ / G5S+ / Z2 Play
    • Essential Phone PH-1
    • Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
    • & more (check your device's IMEI for compatibility here [textnow.com])
From the FAQ Page [textnow.com]:
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"Can I bring my own phone to you?

You can! We can activate some Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile devices directly, and we also sell TextNow SIM cards to use with your compatible GSM or CDMA phone. Click here to get started activating your devices [textnow.com]."
As found on CNET [cnet.com] earlier today
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VOIP calls on Sprint.
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What major carrier do they piggy back off of?
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VOIP calls on Sprint.
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What major carrier do they piggy back off of?
According to the CNET article:
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"All you need is an unlocked Sprint or GSM phone and TextNow's free SIM card. If it's a Sprint model, you'll be on Sprint's network; if it's GSM, you'll be on a "third-party" carrier. (TextNow isn't allowed to specify, but according to Wikipedia and other sources, it's T-Mobile.)"

"Like Republic Wireless, TextNow leverages Wi-Fi (when available) for calls and text messages."
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sounds horrible. if you're paying $40 there are so many non voip services why would you pick this?
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I have Verizon prepaid at $40 a month for unlimited everything except data at 3GB... I buy the $40 cards on Amazon for $35 usually.

I have tried a few of these off brands and even those that run on Verizon towers (Total Wireless) have half or less the download speeds of Verizon prepaid - comparing phones side by side in same location. I joke to folks - I keep trying to get a divorce from Verizon but it never works out.

And in my state - Oregon - Verizon has by far the best coverage. I keep an H2O phone as a backup - decent service pay as you go - but their coverage is way less than Verizon here..
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For the free app standard, do you need an internet connection to make and receive calls?
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No hotspot I assume.
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For the free app standard, do you need an internet connection to make and receive calls?
Yep, WiFi calling and text.
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Yep, WiFi calling and text.
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These companies drive me crazy with the word "unlimited". Unlimited LTE if you stay under 23gb after that you will have limited LTE speed.
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These companies drive me crazy with the word "unlimited". Unlimited LTE if you stay under 23gb after that you will have limited LTE speed.
It does not say Unlimited LTE. It says Unlimited LTE*
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It is not a "risk" of being slowed down after 23gb it clearly says you will for sure get slowed down after 23gb
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