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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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#496
Quote from MeBeDealing View Post :
Okay, this thread got long and I'm not seeing a definitive answer.

I bought two of the deals anticipating being able to use the first top-up card with the first SIM (as Real Paygo) and then using the second top-up card to replenish the first SIM again. What I received in the mail is just the SIM, a brochure, and an invoice. The invoice reads like this:

Qty
Cards
$40 Top-up 1

Sim Cards
PTel SIM 2FF 1


Both packages do not contain a unique code on the invoice or a top-up card.
There is an activation pin with the paper the SIM card is glued to but I wouldn't think that related to the $40 Top-up because you can also buy just the SIM card from them.

For anyone that has done this promo in the past and bought more than one so they could use the top-up card on their existing SIM, please chime in on what was in the package last time?

If we can't with this current promo, have they also prevented being able to activate under a Real Paygo?

Also, has anyone tried using the SIM as an intermediate SIM so as to port a landline to Google Voice without having to top-up the SIM? I know from another thread someone had to add minutes to a pre-paid SIM card and phone they bought before ATT would let them port the number.

Thanks in advance!

The activation PIN is the top-up card. The SIM and activation PIN are not tied to each other. I used a SIM and activation PIN from different orders. I have not tied porting without using a activation PIN or top-up card.
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#497
The pin number is on the paper under the silver strip- it's a scratch off. You can use it on any sim account, any plan. I got 2, but ordered separately, mailed separately. Packages were the same, a full size card with the sim and a paper a little bigger than the card with the sim with the scratch off pin.
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Quote from vfrjim View Post :
I tried out tethering with with the Paygo plan and it works well (rooted phone BTW). I logged into my account and it looks like they also limit highspeed data at 250 Megabytes but allow basic web access:

"Block at 250 MB (Paygo) Blocks data access after 250 Megabytes of use"

"PSD XXL Access (14,4Mbps / 2Mbps) Basic service layer for web access. Additional data SOC required for full data access"

seems like a better connection then my T-mobile prepaid plan, dunno if it is because it is using the postpaid Tmobile signal??
Are you using the default android teethering app? Or another one? I got a rooted phone, just wondering on how to do it without getting caught.
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Are you using the default android teethering app? Or another one? I got a rooted phone, just wondering on how to do it without getting caught.
They catch people tethering at their server and not just the app you use. They pretty much monitor your traffic to see if some of the network traffic looks like from a PC instead of a smartphone. Meaning if you tethering from another Android device or iPad, they probably can't tell you are tethering.
You can try to hide the PC traffic by using something like VPN, SSH, etc.
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Are you using the default android teethering app? Or another one? I got a rooted phone, just wondering on how to do it without getting caught.
I am using Wifi Tether app, only tethering to an android tablet so I don't worry about being caught but I also subscribe to Boxpn for VPN services when needed
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#501
Their international calling rates are pretty cheap (check India and its 1c/min - thats the cheapest it can get and I was using google voice at 2c/min for convenience/cost). Anyone have any feedback on this? Also, how do you top-up just $10 on a $50 monthly plan - I want to just try out international calling. I was told by customer service that I would be able to load only $50 top-up cards on my account as it was on the $50 unlimited plan.. duh!
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#502
deal is still live, just ordered another month of unlimited/2gb for $30

is there a 60 day time limit that the $50 top up card must be activated by?

im assuming I can still continue to use the same SIM with the new $50 top up
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#503
Hi sorry if this has been asked but if I order 12x Unlimited Talk and Text 256MB Data for $20.
Can I use all the 12 months on one account?

Basically If i buy 1 year supply of the $40 Unlimited plan can I use all the 12 months on ONE SINGLE account? Do i activate all the codes at once on the account or is it after every month I activate a new code? Please someone answer
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#504
as of now you can add pins to same account, small chance that changes but you should be good, I bought a years worth
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Quote from haydeno View Post :
as of now you can add pins to same account, small chance that changes but you should be good, I bought a years worth

Thanks. did you just go ahead and add all those 11 extra pins to the account? That ties them to the account right (you can't use it on another account afterwards)?
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#506
Once added it added and pin no longer valid
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#507
Anyone here knows how good the coverage is in San Francisco and the Bay Area?
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#508
Updated Wiki! This deal is still on! Don't forget to BE FRUGAL (.com) for 20% cashback!!!!!
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#509
for those who ordered more than 1 (e.g., 12), did you have to enter 12 separate orders? i tried to order multiple in a single order, but only a single $25 discount was applied.
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#510
yes separate orders.

they knew what was up and sent them in the same envelope though Stick Out Tongue
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