SpeedTalk Mobile via Rakuten (Sold and shipped by SpeedTalk Mobile) has 1-Year Prepaid GSM SIM Cards with Monthly Minutes, Data and Texts on sale for 40% Off + an Extra 15% Off w/ coupon code SAVE15. Shipping is free. Thanks MWink, nec10 and others who contributed
Note, be sure to verify this will work for your phone and there is coverage in your area. Refer to the forum thread for additional deal ideas and discussion.
SpeedTalk has their 1-year prepaid wireless service on sale for $59.40 (regularly $99). You get 500 minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB LTE data PER MONTH. Their service runs on T-Mobile's native network.
Many of their other plans are also currently reduced about 40%. Be sure to check out the details of their plans[speedtalkmobile.com] on their website. Pay attention to the fine print as some plans have important tradeoffs, such as no voicemail or 256kbps data speeds.
These aholes just changed their terms of conditions to offers data speed at 256kbps even though they advertise their "LTE data" I'm filing a complaint with BBB.
The 1GB or 2GB plan only seems to offer only 3G speed?
- One person reported that SpeedTalk does not mention any speedcap for these plans but one user called customer service and said it was limited to 128 KB/s while another user did a speed test and was able to get 10-30 Mbit/s speeds.
How long do I have to activate the plan after purchasing?
- Supposedly 1 Year but some users have been reporting expiration dates on their SIM card on some month in 2021.To be safe, try to use it within 1 year.
- Someone was able to enable Hotspot on their Android (Moto 4) phone but Speedtalk mentioned they did not support it?
- You can return/get a refund within 30 days of purchase BUT you must NOT use more than 30 minutes or 30 texts or 30 MB of data, otherwise, they will not refund you.
What Network provider does this MVNO use?
- T-Mobile Network
Useful Info from JohnInNYC:
Data is hardcapped on all the 1 Year plans with the exception of the 3GB plan which is throttled after 3GB
Yes, you can activate your SIM later. Speedtalk says you can activate at whatever time. My Sim said I could activate until 11/28/2021. The date you get depends on when you order and which one they give you.
There is no credit card needed for activation. Just make sure to uncheck the box during activation for overages protection.
Yes, you can port in your number from another carrier. Just need their account number and PIN. Very easy and took less than a minute for me
If anyone had any issues with SpeedTalk, please add it here so others are aware.
Seems like majority of people have no issues except for the few $5 monthly charges (for a few people, not a lot?) where they had to call customer service later to get a refund.
The "3GB" plan drops to throttled 2G speeds after 1GB, apparently they can change the terms and conditions of service at will. Avoid these guys like the plague. Contact Rakuten ASAP for refund.
Confirming above. This 3GB plan from Speedtalk Mobile is a total scam. They sent me the T&C as follows, but nowhere it justifies this bait and switch:
Please note the following per our Terms and Conditions:
SpeedTalk offers its services through subscription plans which auto-renew every 30 days. Service begins as soon as you activate your service. You'll be charged the rate stated at the time of purchase, every month, until you cancel. There is No Contract, Cancellations can be made any time by contacting customer support. A valid credit card is required to cover overages in case you exceed the applicable Voice, SMS and Data limits. To avoid overage charges, you should purchase the appropriate plan for your anticipated needs. If your plan is 1-Year plan, you can enroll to Plan Auto Renewal Subscription, as the 1-Year plans are not auto-enrolled.
In this offering, you will receive a SIM card and an instructional flyer.This plan can be activated once on the Nation fastest growing wireless networks on which SpeedTalk provides service to as long as the device is compatible with that network. This plan offers data speed at 256kbps.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS MVNO. WE SHOULD COMPLAIN TO FCC TOO.
I purchased SpeedTalk UnlimitedTalkText w 2GB 1Yr P. When I tried to activate, they said Plan is no longer available and offer 500 MINs / 2000 SMS / 1GB plan, instead. SIM card has "Activate by 04/11/2022".
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The plan that is assigned to the SIM card is no longer available. We currently have this plan is $165 500 MINs / 2000 SMS / 1GB. We can offer you an extra month so you will have this plan for 13 months instead of 12.
Please confirm if you would like to accept this offer so we can apply the new plan to your SIM.