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PlatinumTel: Free SIM Card and $20 off First Month of Unlimited Prepaid Plans: $40 Plan (up to 250MB of 4G) $20, $50 Plan (up to 2GB of 4G) $30

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Promoted 01-29-2013 by yuugotserved at 09:45 AM View Original Post
PlatinumTel is offering a Free SIM Card and $20 off their Unlimited Plans for the First Month (plans start at $40) when you enter coupon code PTELSLICK20. Thanks hirrick

Note, for more information on their unlimited plans, click here. You may use your own compatible or unlocked GSM phone. Their PayGO plan is also available if you prefer to switch after one month of their Unlimited Plan.

Available Plans
  • $40 Unlimited Plan for $20 for the first month
    • Unlimited Talk, Text, Web (first 250MB of 4G/3G speeds), International Text & MMS
  • $50 Unlimited Plan for $30 for the first month
    • Unlimited Talk, Text, Web (first 2GB of 4G/3G speeds), International Text & MMS
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Edited January 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM by brisar
PTEL is giving the first month of their unlimited everything plan and a SIM card, plus free shipping for only $20! Use promo code PTELSLICK20 at checkout @ http://www.ptel.com. nodBig Grin
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Quote from sashusmom View Post :
Can someone confirm that if you add a new top up card that the $$ amount left on that account rolls over and is now covered by the new expiration date.

ex: I have $18 left, I add a $40 top up card before the previous one expires and the new credit is $58 that will expire in 150 days.

Yes I have done it many time.
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Yes I have done it many time.

Thanks!Smilie
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#438
"Unlimited Plans_ Your plan will renew every thirty (30) days. Your account must have the amount needed for renewal available in order for service to continue." ---------> what does this mean? until I use a topup pin on my account it won't renew right?
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Quote from sashusmom View Post :
Can someone confirm that if you add a new top up card that the $$ amount left on that account rolls over and is now covered by the new expiration date.

ex: I have $18 left, I add a $40 top up card before the previous one expires and the new credit is $58 that will expire in 150 days.
I know on pay as you go plan that of my original $100 two years ago is at $90 and I just add $10 every two months.
So depending on how much I call it could be $90+$10.

I am thinking about going to the $40-$20 plan for 12 months I just don't know what happens to my $90 currently with Ptel?
I guess time to call the CSR
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I know on pay as you go plan that of my original $100 two years ago is at $90 and I just add $10 every two months.
So depending on how much I call it could be $90+$10.

I am thinking about going to the $40-$20 plan for 12 months I just don't know what happens to my $90 currently with Ptel?
I guess time to call the CSR

good question let us know I am thinking the same route.
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#441
Anybody know how this works on a cruise ship? It says unlimited everything... I know I generally get Cellular@Sea roaming on my iPhone for ~1.99-2.99/min on both AT&T and Verizon, but since I'm currently on my unlocked iPhone 5, I'm wondering if I can just get one of these plans and use it for the trip. Does anyone have any experience with it?
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#442
So does the top-up pin expire after 60 days or 1 year?
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#443
everything I have read says 1 year from purchase to use and activate. But then you will be limited to the number of days of use associated with that card. 90, 120,150,180, etc.
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Haha.. lots of questions about topup validity and expiry here. I am new too - dont even have a platinumtel account yet. LIke everyone else, I would like to know if I could order multiple topups via this promo ($50 card for $30), and then use them for ONE account that will have the monthly $50 unlimited plan.

Buy 6 $50 topups for $30 each.
Get them and then redeem them all into one account? So the account has $300 credit. And then activate a sim on the $50 monhly plan, associate with this account and have 6 months of service.

Is the above possible guys? Thanks.
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There is a VERY large thread at howard forums on platinumtel that will answer a lot of questions for any one interested is more in depth info. For hedwig's question, I think you can do this on the monthly plans, but for paygo, the cards don't stack, so you will end up with a lot of $$ but the same expiration- you add 4- $40 cards, you have $160 that will expire in 150 days, not 150 days times 4.

And I agree, lots of questions for a new service- not new company, but new gsm service and new real paygo- but for 5 cents/min and 2 cents/message, 10 cents/mb, I'm definately gonna check it out!! 2 sims arrived yesterday!

I checked out sending texts by data only (like on google voice)- 1 mb will send a large book worth of data, so it should be cheaper to use data for text than 2 cents/text. This is something I am going to test. Good luck everybody!
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Quote from sashusmom View Post :
There is a VERY large thread at howard forums on platinumtel that will answer a lot of questions for any one interested is more in depth info. For hedwig's question, I think you can do this on the monthly plans, but for paygo, the cards don't stack, so you will end up with a lot of $$ but the same expiration- you add 4- $40 cards, you have $160 that will expire in 150 days, not 150 days times 4.

And I agree, lots of questions for a new service- not new company, but new gsm service and new real paygo- but for 5 cents/min and 2 cents/message, 10 cents/mb, I'm definately gonna check it out!! 2 sims arrived yesterday!

I checked out sending texts by data only (like on google voice)- 1 mb will send a large book worth of data, so it should be cheaper to use data for text than 2 cents/text. This is something I am going to test. Good luck everybody!

Will check it out (pls link if you dont mind). And yes, its a no brainer to use google voice to text. The data usage is miniscule. Also look at whatsapp. 99% of my text messages are via whatsapp. It uses data and not your texting quota. The recipient should also have whatsapp - its available for iphone, android, balckberry and windows phone. Its a lot cooler than regular texting or even google voice.
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Here you go. And thanks for the tip on whatsapp. Will check it out! Smilie

http://www.howardforums.com/forum...latinumtel
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I checked out sending texts by data only (like on google voice)- 1 mb will send a large book worth of data, so it should be cheaper to use data for text than 2 cents/text. This is something I am going to test. Good luck everybody!
I had the same idea, but decided to test it how feasible of a plan it was.

The Google Voice application is a data hog for SMS. There's a lot of overhead in whatever protocol and keep-alives Google uses. You'll use about 20-30KB per SMS, with 100KB of data being randomly used at idle at least a few times a day. You won't save much or any money using the Google Voice for SMS with the $0.10 a megabyte.

I'd suggest that you use Talkatone with SMS forwarding as outlined here http://www.talkatone.com/sms/forward.jsp This method will use 2-4KB per message, and almost no data being used for keep alives. As an added bonus, it's also a very data efficient Google Talk client.
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I had the same idea, but decided to test it how feasible of a plan it was.

The Google Voice application is a data hog for SMS. There's a lot of overhead in whatever protocol and keep-alives Google uses. You'll use about 20-30KB per SMS, with 100KB of data being randomly used at idle at least a few times a day. You won't save much or any money using the Google Voice for SMS with the $0.10 a megabyte.

I'd suggest that you use Talkatone with SMS forwarding as outlined here http://www.talkatone.com/sms/forward.jsp This method will use 2-4KB per message, and almost no data being used for keep alives. As an added bonus, it's also a very data efficient Google Talk client.

and buying talkatone app instead of using the free one will save a lot more cuz the paid one wont have ad to load..
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and buying talkatone app instead of using the free one will save a lot more cuz the paid one wont have ad to load..
Yes, you're right. I forgot to mention that the ideal data usage I posted about was without ads. Ads will eat up a ton of data, so you'll want to pay the $9.99 to disable ads forever.
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