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Tello: 25% Off 6-Month Wireless Prepaid Plans: Unlimited Talk & Text + 4GB Data

$14.30/mo. for 6 Months
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Tello offers New / Existing Customers opening a New Line: 25% Off Tello Prepaid Service Plans for your First 6 Months with prices starting as low as $3.80/month. Shipping is free for your no-cost Tello SIM Card Kit (included with this offer).

Thanks to community member sailakfan for finding this deal.

Note: Must stay on this plan for a period of 6 consecutive months in order to retain this offer pricing. If you change your plan during the promotional period, the discount will not longer apply going forward.

Example discounts:
  • New customers get their First 6 Months of service with
    • Unlimited Talk & Text, plus:
      • 1GB data $7.50/mo. (then $10/mo after)
      • 2GB data $10.50/mo. (then $14/mo after)
      • 4GB data $14.30/mo. (then $19/mo after)
      • 6GB data $18/mo. (then $24/mo after)
      • 8GB data $21.80/mo. (then $29/mo. after)
      • Unlimited Data (first 25GB at high speed 4G LTE/5G speeds, then throttled to Unlimited 2G speed) $29.30/mo.(then $39/mo. after)
      • & More starting at $3.80/mo.
Features:
  • You can upgrade or downgrade your plan anytime with no extra fees, after the 6 month period has expired.
  • Once your monthly plan data is used up, you will revert down to unlimited 2G speed data until the next month begins.
  • Tello offers 4G LTE and 5G service.
  • A compatible 5G capable device and 5G coverage in your area is required to receive 5G service.
  • You may bring your current number to Tello or signup for a new one.
  • Tello is a prepaid, no-contract service provider. You may cancel service at any time.
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    • Offer ends September 30, 2021.
    • This deal offers a nice 25% savings off the retail price of Tello's already low-cost plans, valid for your first six months of service. A great way to try out Tello's service if you're looking to save money versus your current monthly cell phone plan costs, get a secondary/back-up line and/or seeking to switch carriers.
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Tello [tello.com] is offering 25% off all the plans for new customers & new lines, until June 30. Pay the discounted rate in the first 6 mo., and the regular rate going forward. Additionally, a free SIM Card and free shipping is included in this offer w/ qualifying purchase.

https://tello.com/buy/custom_plan...dium=email
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Additional Information:

$6/mo for the Unlimited talk & text, and $8 going forward

$7.5/mo for the Unlimited talk & text + 1 GB, and $10 going forward

$14.3/mo for the Unlimited talk & text + 4 GB, and $19 going forward

$18/mo for the Unlimited talk & text + 6 GB, and $24 going forward

$29.3/mo for the Unlimited everything, and $39 going forward

Note: The SIM is not free
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rustum asked this question on 09-15-2021 at 08:39 AM
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Yes, need your tmobile account number and pin number in order to port your number.
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I know tello uses T-mobile for their service. How good is their service. Last time when I used T-mobile (four years ago), I had to ditch it even though it was only $4 for unlimited minutes and data with the friends and family option. I did not get the signal at home or work and hence had to send back the sim.
I'm on Verizon and have pretty much all the family on Verizon except the youngest who is on Tello. Night and day difference between the price but you also get what you pay for. The phones data in unreliable (as in doesn't work all the time), the coverage is decent but no where near what we get with Verizon. Overall I would recommend Tello for its price (its pretty much unbeatable) as long as you are not a heavy data user and don't have to have coverage everywhere. We brought our own phone, iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon) which worked fine but an AT&T unlocked iPhone 8 Plus did not work, when I first signed up for Tello it was using the sprint network, not sure if the newer phone will work now that sprint is merged with T-Mobile
Tello takes your expiring balance without warning.
They tell you AFTER they take it.
"By the way, your balance expired"
They could easily tell you before, just like other companies do.

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SIM costs $2. No free SIM.
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you might as well get their sim on amazon, probably quicker. This is sweet deal, no jumping through hoops with groupon or whatever.
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Do we still need to migrate to an unlocked device because of the T-Mobile merger? I made the switch already but my mom is still on a Sprint only phone.
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Quote from djstryker :
Do we still need to migrate to an unlocked device because of the T-Mobile merger? I made the switch already but my mom is still on a Sprint only phone.
If your mom's Sprint phone passes the compatibility check (https://tello.com/bring_your_own_phone), you should be good.

My Sprint LGV40 and Samsung S10e were both able to switch over to GSM. For the former though, I had to get them to do the UICC unlock. I didn't have to do that with the S10e. If you have been using Tello for a while, they should be able to do the SIM unlock.
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I know tello uses T-mobile for their service. How good is their service. Last time when I used T-mobile (four years ago), I had to ditch it even though it was only $4 for unlimited minutes and data with the friends and family option. I did not get the signal at home or work and hence had to send back the sim.
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Tello takes your expiring balance without warning.
They tell you AFTER they take it.
"By the way, your balance expired"
They could easily tell you before, just like other companies do.


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Main issue I have had is using minutes while on wifi I thought. That isn't Tello's fault as they do now have calling over wifi, but the proper settings are now buried pretty deep in Android 11. We switched over to them from Mint hoping to get lower price for shorter about of time not needing as much talk/data is Mint offers. Free sim and get second month free was offer then, but this one can be better if you are staying with them for longer than 4 months of course.
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Quote from Nariz :
Tello takes your expiring balance without warning.
They tell you AFTER they take it.
"By the way, your balance expired"
They could easily tell you before, just like other companies do.
What you are describing only happens to pay as you go. This is for a monthly plan so the scenario you described doesn't apply

In your case, all you have to do is call customer support to get the expired credit reinstated or refunded back to your original credit card. If they don't do it, open a credit card dispute
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I'm on Verizon and have pretty much all the family on Verizon except the youngest who is on Tello. Night and day difference between the price but you also get what you pay for. The phones data in unreliable (as in doesn't work all the time), the coverage is decent but no where near what we get with Verizon. Overall I would recommend Tello for its price (its pretty much unbeatable) as long as you are not a heavy data user and don't have to have coverage everywhere. We brought our own phone, iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon) which worked fine but an AT&T unlocked iPhone 8 Plus did not work, when I first signed up for Tello it was using the sprint network, not sure if the newer phone will work now that sprint is merged with T-Mobile
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What you are describing only happens to pay as you go. This is for a monthly plan so the scenario you described doesn't apply

In your case, all you have to do is call customer support to get the expired credit reinstated or refunded back to your original credit card. If they don't do it, open a credit card dispute
I tried to contact them multiple times, did not get any refund. They refunded my Paygo balance when they are not expired.
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Would this $6 plan along with an old Tmobile phone work as a bridge to port from a landline to Tello to Google Voice, or would they stop you from porting if the service was brand new?
If this does not work, does anyone know of the current best deal to use to port a landline to Google Voice?
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We brought our own phone, iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon) which worked fine but an AT&T unlocked iPhone 8 Plus did not work, when I first signed up for Tello it was using the sprint network, not sure if the newer phone will work now that sprint is merged with T-Mobile
The AT&T 8 Plus didn't work because it came with an Intel modem that only worked on GSM-based networks (AT&T and TMo in the U.S.). The same phones sold for the Sprint and Verizon networks came with a Qualcomm modem that worked on all major networks. This is not an issue with the XS and later generations, which should work on all major networks as long as the phone is unlocked.
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