Lightyear Wireless is the Best

by Barbara Busby
(Gaithersburg, MD, USA)

Lightyear Wireless offers the best unlimited, prepaid and postpaid plans.


To speak about just the unlimited prepaid plan Lightyear wireless offers unlimited voice, text and web for $59.99 per month. The only thing typical about this prepaid plan is the no contract, no credit check and no deposit required.

Lightyear uses the Sprint and Verizon networks so it has excellent coverage.

To top this as a representive get 3 customers and receive your service for free or as a customer get 5 others and your service is free.

Also for an added $9.99 international callers can get 1,000 minutes to 96 countries.

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May 01, 2011
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@ PrepaidWirelessGuy
by: Nate

"1. As a distributor, do you like the fact that you would have to pay for the service yourself every month in order to sell it?"

By "the service" are you referring to a cell phone bill? If so, it wouldn't be reasonable for the company to automatically give free cell phone service to all its representatives, regardless of whether they are bringing in revenue for the company. However, Lightyear does offer free cell phone service to reps who gather three customers, which is really easy to do. I receive free cell phone service. Customers who are not representatives can also earn free cell phone service by referring five other customers.

"You don't make any money unless you recruit new people into the program, and your recruits in turn recruit additional people. And all parties in the "chain" must themselves pay for monthly wireless service in order to earn any money. I fundamentally don't like these types of models."

Lightyear representatives *do not* have to recruit other representatives to make money. In fact, the long-term goal of *every* representative is to have a large *customer* base because we make residual income on our customers cell phone bills. Take a look at this page for further explanation: http://www.mywirelessrevolution.com/is-lightyear-wireless-a-scam

"2. The original poster, as well as the comment below are from distributors/affiliates of Lightyear wireless. i.e. Of course they speak highly of the program ;-)."

It's true that I am a Lightyear representative. Although some of what I say might be biased because of this, I am not misrepresenting the company or its services. Our company is not a pyramid scheme or get-rich-quick company. We are members of the Better Business Bureau with an "A" rating: http://www.bbb.org/louisville/business-reviews/internet-services/lightyear-network-solutions-llc-in-louisville-ky-2003174/

As far as our products go, our cell phones use the Sprint network, just as if you were to purchase your phone from Sprint directly, so there's no debating the fact that our cell service is good.

Apr 24, 2011
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Lightyear Wireless is Questionable
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Thank you for your comments. A couple of notes for people considering this program:

1. As a distributor, do you like the fact that you would have to pay for the service yourself every month in order to sell it? You don't make any money unless you recruit new people into the program, and your recruits in turn recruit additional people. And all parties in the "chain" must themselves pay for monthly wireless service in order to earn any money. I fundamentally don't like these types of models.


2. The original poster, as well as the comment below are from distributors/affiliates of Lightyear wireless. i.e. Of course they speak highly of the program ;-).


The objective of this site is to provide a source of information for all types of prepaid wireless offerings, so feel free to keep investigating, and please do post your experiences and comments, and ultimately, to each their own.

Apr 24, 2011
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by: Nate

The original author was dead on that Lightyear's no contract service is great.

I have to disagree with the second poster, though, because I strongly disagree with the statement that Lightyear Wireless is a pyramid scheme. I have had many people make this claim, which I honestly believe to be false, so I wrote a blog post on the subject: http://www.mywirelessrevolution.com/is-lightyear-wireless-a-scam . Maybe that will clear up the confusion on Lightyear..

Jul 31, 2010
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Lightyear Wireless Scheme
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I have to be honest about my thoughts with regards to Lightyear Wireless. I was approached shortly after their launch to become a distributor. The plan sounded excellent; even better value then in the market than it is today as prices in general have come down. As I started researching the company, I became very turned off by the business model.


I say this because for the right to distribute/sell their products and services, I would actually have to sign up as a customer and pay each month for service. This concept in and of itself is simply not the correct spirit of a wireless distributor. If I'm actively promoting your business, at no cost to you, why am I required to purchase your service? Anyway, I'm sure some would debate this comment, however, the fact of the matter is that this is not the typical distribution model.


At the end of the day I came to the conclusion that this is a classic pyramid type business, where the people at the top become rich, and those working hard to sell the service struggle along. I'm sure some, or even many, will make some decent money, however, a model that's setup in this way simply isn't for me. Also, I question whether this type of business model puts the business owners (and distributors) interests too far ahead of those of the customer. I didn't want to entitle this post as "Lightyear Wireless Scam", however, I do believe that it's a scheme of sorts.


The most important element of these reviews, however, is for visitors/potential prepaid wireless customers to know and understand as much about the prepaid, no contract wireless market and offers as possible. As a result, I really appreciate this post and any discussion that surrounds it. I know that others don't agree with my perspective. Note that I posted this as one star not because the information provided isn't good or accurate, but because I don't believe in this product. There's something about it that I simply don't trust.


The poster actually indicated at the bottom of their note that people interested in the service should contact them at the email provided. However, emails provided on this site are considered private, and are not posted live, so I deleted that last line of the post. If you're in fact interested in learning about Lightyear wireless, you can do a simple Google search and you'll find thousands of hits. Note, though, that most of them are Lightyear distributors looking to make a sale. So if you're interested in learning more about the company itself, look for news releases, interviews, etc.


I always encourage people to come to their own conclusions, so feel free to learn more about their service, and definitely post your comments, opinions, findings, or any thoughts in general here!

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