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Sunday, December 16, 2018

1955. MVNO

I heard about some cell phone service that's really cheap. What's up with that? Should I switch?

If you're working with one of the main cell phone carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, or Sprint you're most likely paying more than you need to for cell phone service. If you're happy with what you've got and what you're paying no point in changing but there are smaller carriers most often carriers that use the same networks as the big 4.

These are called MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) carriers and one of them is Mint Mobile at MintMobile.com uses T-Mobile's towers and bandwidth and they have pretty good coverage in our area.

Mint Mobile during the Thanksgiving holiday period was incredibly cheap. It was something like $20.00 for 3 months of service which you could extend to a year's worth of service. Unfortunately that bargain is gone, But they're still very inexpensive for something like $15.00 a month. You get a reasonable amount of data, unlimited talk, and text, and hotspot availability on your phone.

If your phone supports T. Mobile's bandwidth and most do you might be able to switch. So check it out. MintMobile.com. But each of the big carriers has an MVNO. In subsidiary for example AT&T has Cricket.

You can check these out online but if you're using one of the big 4 and you're unhappy with how much you're paying for service check out the smaller carriers. They're using the same cell towers in the same band with so why not?

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