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May 10, 2017

Best MiFi Plans, No Contract Hotspots

Find the Best MiFi Plans to meet your needs! MiFi is a mobile hotspot that provides broadband access when you're on the go. Compare no contract hotspot plans here!

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May 10, 2017

Prepaid Wireless Broadband Plans, Compare Mobile Internet Plans

Prepaid Wireless Broadband Plans - Don't be tied down to a contract; get prepaid mobile broadband!

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May 09, 2017

FreedomPop Now Available At Best Buy!

I have come to really appreciate this little MVNO. I bought one of their hotspots for my wife over a year ago, and haven't heard any complaints in terms of performance, and I have had no issues with billing or data carryover.

It's great to see them enter Best Buy, which provides prospective customers a chance to better discover this alternative brand. It also legitimizes them to a certain extent.

FreedomPop were the pioneers of freemium broadband plans, and have seen steady growth over the years. Hopefully the pressure of selling in a big box retailer won't lead to problems, or profitability challenges.

Anyway, here's a link to their products on Best Buy's website.

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May 05, 2017

Sprint Rumored to Re-launch Virgin Mobile With Previously Enjoyed iPhones

A year after it was supposed to re-launch its Virgin Mobile brand, Sprint is rumored to offer a disruptive unlimited plan that includes access to inexpensive iPhones.

Re-using previously enjoyed smartphones is not a new concept, however, carriers have yet to really market them or make any truly compelling offers.

It would be great to see gently used devices offered at bargain prices, even if they're a generation or two behind. The fact is that smartphone technology has been slowly evolving, and older models are still highly capable.

It will be interesting to see what they launch!

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Apr 28, 2017

The Latest Prepaid Wireless News!

Keep up with the latest Prepaid Wireless news! Updated monthly to inform you of the most interesting developments in the no contract wireless industry.

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Apr 26, 2017

Compare Unlimited Plans, No Contract Prepaid Wireless Unlimited Plan Details

Compare unlimited plans from all major U.S. no contract wireless providers!

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Apr 18, 2017

Lifeline Providers

Use this detailed list of Lifeline Providers of free cell phone service to find one that meets your needs!

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Apr 17, 2017

Budget Mobile Closing Lifeline Business!

It's a surprising development to hear that Budget will be closing given that it appeared to have a respectable business. At this point we don't know what happened, whether it was a profitability issue, or other management, internal politics, or other reasons.

They're not helping customers with any kind of transition, so if you're a Budget customer, you'll want to find another provider as soon as possible! You can visit the Lifeline Providers listing on this site to help you out.

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Apr 05, 2017

Free Prepaid Cell Phone, SafeLink Free Cell Phone, Safelink

Lean how to get a SafeLink Free Prepaid Cell Phone!

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Apr 04, 2017

Prepaid Broadband Providers, No Contract Mobile Broadband Companies

List of Prepaid Broadband Providers offering no contract wireless Internet services!

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Apr 03, 2017

Karma Launches New DRIFT Pay-As-You-Go Plan!

This new plan offers pay-as-you-go users much greater flexibility and value. It costs $3/month, plus $10 per GB used. In addition, unused data is credit back to your account towards future data purchases.

This is a good option to consider for those who really don't want or need a full monthly plan. It will be interesting to see how this class of plans evolves over time!

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Mar 30, 2017

Get Free Broadband Internet Access

Find providers offering free broadband Internet access, including hotspot and USB devices!

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Mar 30, 2017

Compare Monthly Plans, No Contract Prepaid Wireless Plans

Compare monthly plans using this prepaid wireless comparison chart!

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Mar 15, 2017

Compare Daily Plans, No Contract Prepaid Wireless Plans

Compare daily plans using this comparison chart! This plan type is almost extinct; find out which carriers still offer it!

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Mar 08, 2017

MVNO, What's A Mobile Virtual Network Operator?

What's an MVNO? Learn about this often misunderstood term!

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Feb 28, 2017

TruConnect Prepaid MiFi Review, Broadband Review

Read my review of the TruConnect prepaid MiFi broadband service!

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Feb 27, 2017

RingPlus Is Officially Gone!

RingPlus is officially discontinuing service. In a lawsuit against Sprint it's claiming all kinds of issues with its host provider. The reality is that we'll likely never know what really happened. I conjecture that as with most MVNOs, they struggled with low margins, and lack of a true value proposition. It really is the wild wild west out there for MVNOs!

Hopefully any of you who were RingPlus customers were able to transfer your number out before losing it!

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Feb 16, 2017

Postpaid Goes Unlimited Data - Threatens Prepaid

Sprint is targeting Verizon and T-Mobile's latest move to offer unlimited high speed data plans. Sprint states that it is in a better position to sustain unlimited plans due to its greater spectrum holdings than its competitors.

The reality is that Sprint has struggled with profitability for the better part of two decades, so this move seems risky.

Notwithstanding, these moves by postpaid carriers to unlimited data plans will put pressure on the growth that prepaid has been enjoying. I say that, because a great benefit of prepaid has been getting the same or better service for nearly half the price as postpaid. However, with these new plans, that advantage is deteriorating. This, coupled with the fact that postpaid plans have largely moved to device financing models, and have foregone contracts.

It will be really interesting to see how this all plays out!

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Feb 07, 2017

Other Wireless Providers, Smaller No Contract Wireless Providers

Check out Other Wireless Providers that are the smaller niche no contract wireless carriers!

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Jan 26, 2017

Cash For Old Cell Phones - Compare Services

Compare services to get the most Cash For Old Cell Phones as possible!

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