Net10 Unlimited Plan

by Matt
(Gilbert, AZ USA)

I have heard about a promotion from Target for Net10 Unlimited for $50.00 per month. There is even a website called and it looks like only certain phones qualify?? Is this true? What sort of roaming agreements does Net10 have with other carriers? It looks promising and it looks to have better coverage than Straight Talk. Thanks.

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Mar 14, 2016
Unlimited Data NEW
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Yes, of course there are many! HOWEVER, all plans have a bucket of highspeed data allowance. After you go over that limit, you still get data, however, at a significantly lower speed. Is your question really about unlimited highspeed data?

Mar 14, 2016
Question NEW
by: Grant

Is There Any Prepaid service that is unlimited data with no data Cap because it's frustrating.

Oct 05, 2015
Exchanging the Phone NEW
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Did you try calling them to request that they swap out the phone for you for an AT&T version?

I'm surprised Verizon doesn't work for you, as they are the carrier that is best known for fantastic coverage, even in rural areas. Did you check their coverage map on their website? Do you get very poor reception where you live, work, and play? So sorry to hear about your very frustrating experience!

Aug 17, 2015
by: Anonymous

My husband ordered phone on 7/31/15, and just got phone today. He told them when I ordered the phone it has to be AT&T, instead they sent him Verizon. So now he won't get money back, or a phone that works in my area.

They canceled our order. I called the bank to prove to them it was paid for. Now I have the phone, and they didn't add the minutes. Now family that is sick, and friends can't get in touch with us when needed unless I'm in a calling area for the phone.

I paid $61.08 for airtime to get the free phone. Switching providers after 6 years. Will tell all of my friends and family. We had to go through this last year with them, and wanted to give them a 2nd chance.

Jun 16, 2015
I Understand, but You're Missing the Point
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Thank you for your post. I COMPLETELY understand your frustration. However, whether it's small or large print, it's still unlimited. Unlimited doesn't mean that you're getting full high speed unlimited data. It means that you're getting unlimited any speed.

I've written about this numerous times in my past newsletters, as well as throughout this site. Please don't get me wrong, I DESPISE this type of marketing. It's not obvious to the average person, even though it's technical correct, and legally compliant.

Most carriers these days have moved away from this type of advertising because they know that it's not obvious, and customers ultimately get upset. The typical marketing will list how much high speed data you get, and promote that even when you go above that limit, you still get unlimited data, just at a reduced speed.

Please let me know if this makes sense!

Jun 16, 2015
Annoyed with Net10
by: Troy Wiegand

Well I have absolutely no faith in Net10. I paid $40.00 for limited data, and I got tired of my data being lowered, and my pages lagging really badly. So then I came across a $50.00 Net10 card. On the front of the card it said one month unlimited data/text/talk/411. Well then after a week my data was lowered just like the $40.00 Net10 card.

I was upset. I called the Net10 corporate office. She advised me that you get so many GB, and it's written on the back of the card. Yet my fience checked and said that it's not on the card. They should not say that everything is unlimited if it's not.

The corporate office said that there wasn't enough room on the front of the card to put everything, but in that case the card should have read talk/text/411 is unlimited. At least then I would know what to expect, and if it does have it on the back of the card that you only get so many GB. It would be in small print, and I for one have trouble seeing.

A lot of people have trouble seeing even with glasses, but to me it's false advertising. I don't trust Net10, and I have no faith in them. Anyway, that' all I got to say!

Dec 30, 2014
Response to jDub
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Are you sure you're not on autopay to a credit/debit card or bank account? I agree. It really makes not sense that your full speed data allowance would be reset prior to paying your bill.

The only other explanation I can think of is that their system erroneously reset it a day early, and it's either a one-time glitch, or an ongoing system defect.

Please try the same thing again, and let us know what happens next month!

Dec 27, 2014
by: Anonymous

I have a Net10 prepaid phone. I pay $50 a month for unlimited talk, txt, and Web, and I've been having problems with my phone that doesn't let me download apps, because it shows that I have no space on my phone, and I have nothing on it!

Dec 19, 2014
Good Service But Slightly Confused
by: jDub

I am right now currently on the due date of my Net10 bill. I had used up all of my high speed data and all the sudden today just a few minutes ago I am getting the full 4G LTE speeds instead of 2G speeds. I am confused. Is this because it is trying to be nice because I looked on my account and it says that today is my due date to pay the bill, and I have not paid it, so I don't know what the deal is. But I'm glad for right now, so can anyone tell me why I would still be getting service and especially high speed data since I already used up my high-speed allowance?

Oct 19, 2014
Net10 Rocks
by: CyberGhost

I don't understand all the rage and hate directed at Net10. I have used their phones and service for years. Only recently did I bring an AT&T LGOG Pro over to Net10, and it was network unlocked. And even then the only issue I had was that I had to teach myself about APN settings.

For the price Net10 offers quite a bit. My wife and I both have the AT&T LGOG Pro on Net10, the only difference is his is not network unlocked and we both have no complaints. AT&T on the other hand deserved to lose both of our phones and us as customers with their billing practices. Net10 saves us money and has so far worked with two brought over phones. PeAcE

Oct 11, 2014
Ne10 Completely Dishonest, Liars, Fraudulent, Incompetent
by: Anonymous

Just one more yet again completely illegal dishonest, fraudulent, incompetent cheap trashy American company and enterprise.

Oct 03, 2014
Data Provisioning
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Thank you for your comment. Your best bet is to call Net10 and ask them to verify that data provisioning is correct on your account, then have them verify the settings on your phone.

Sep 12, 2014
Need Help With My New LG l35g
by: Anonymous

I just bought a Net10 LG Optimus logic 2 days ago and I made sure everything was done correctly. However, when I tried to go online through the 3G mobile network, I was unable to go online. I checked the status and the mobile network state, and all I get is it saying that it's connecting then it disconnects.

The only way I can get online is through a Wi-Fi hotspot. I've tried to turn off the Wi-Fi. I've reset everything 5 times already. I even pulled out the battery then placed it back in, but still nothing. I don't know what else I can do. Everything else is working except the mobile network, and I'm not sure why.

Aug 15, 2014
Data Provisioning
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I recommend that you call Net10 and have them verify that they correctly provisioned data on your phone. Sometimes there can be a delay, however, that shouldn't be more than a few hours at the absolute MOST. It sounds like you have the network settings taken care of, however, they should walk you through that as well. Please let me know what they say!

Aug 05, 2014
Need Help with My New Galaxy Centura
by: Anonymous

I just bought a Net10 Samsung Galaxy Centura 2 days ago and I made sure everything was done correctly. However, when I tried to go online through the 3G mobile network. I was unable to go online. I checked the status and the mobile network state, and all I get is it saying that it's connecting then it disconnects.

The only way I can get online is through a Wi-Fi hotspot. I've tried to turn off the Wi-Fi. I've reset everything 5 times already. I even pulled out the battery then placed it back in, but still nothing. I don't know what else I can do. Everything else is working except the mobile network, and I'm not sure why.

Feb 06, 2014
How To Setup APN
by: Anonymous

Ever since I switched to NET10 the service was good until 2 days later. My Internet became really really slow. I tried different settings on the APN, but no luck. If anybody knows how to boost the speed of the Internet connection, PLEASE let me know. I have an LG Optimus G Pro and I know how to setup the APN, so you can send and receive picture messaging and of course have Internet too.

Oct 02, 2013
Texting Issue
by: Anonymous

No, I have not called customer care. That is the one area of Net10 I avoid whenever possible. They were pretty good with trouble-shooting phones that I got from them, but since I got the iPhone not-so-much. I figured I'd get a better answer here w/o being on the phone for hrs.!

Oct 02, 2013
Text Message Issues
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I've experienced the same issue on Sprint. It seems to be sporadic. It will be a problem for a week or two, then no issues for a long time (ex. a year!).

Customer Care told me to remove the battery. Removing the battery and restarting has the phone go through a different startup procedure to register on the network (compared to a simple restart). I'm not sure that I believe that this is the case, but this usually solves the problem for me. Unfortunately, iPhones don't have a removable battery, so this step is impossible to perform.

Have you called Customer Care yet? I think it's a network issues, as opposed to something wrong with your phone or Net10 (which is an MVNO).

Let us know what Care says!

Sep 25, 2013
Problem With Texting
by: Anonymous

I have an iPhone 4S and have very few problems on Net10. Occasionally I cannot get on the Internet, but that is rare. The only real problem I have is reliably sending text messages. Sometimes they go through, other times they do not. I also do not get a notice it is incomplete. I have no clue if I am not receiving some text messages. I do not text a lot, and no one has indicated they sent a text I did not get.

Can anyone shed light on why the text is so unreliable. Phone and Web work fine from the same location.

Jul 22, 2013
Data Help On 3G AT&T Partners
by: Anonymous

I love my Samsung Galaxy S2, but have no 3G when in an AT&T partner area. Any idea on what I need to program on phone to get 3G would be appreciated.

Jul 20, 2013
Net10 Wireless Class Action Lawsuit
by: Anonymous

Law firm investigating potential class action lawsuit against Net10 Wireless regarding Net10's UNLIMITED plan:

Jun 07, 2013
LOL You Guys
by: Anonymous

I am one of those guys you are all complaining about. I have sucked every unlimited plan to the fullest using up to 3 SIM cards a month if needed.(I split the cost with my buddies). We tether 24/7. You just have to know how to do it.

We use our local networks' phones (they have their own ROM), which allows you to use their towers because you leave their access codes (they also use GSM). When you unlock the phone and root it, you can use the SIM cards. Just keep changing the access codes. They will only catch on after 2 months or so. They terminate your SIM completely. You just go out and buy a new one for 50 bucks; that's cheap.

GoPhone was our favorite. You get up to 12Mbits per second off AT&T 3G with a good smart phone. We took the SIM cards directly to AT&T and told them the SIM is defective, and they would actually give us real AT&T SIMs (lol idiots). Because of that we didn't have to buy their additional "data packages" since we used an unlocked phone from a local network... Good times.

They are completely changing all of their plans. I'm excited to see what we will be able to do with the next garbage they throw at us. Start being creative and stop complaining about your stupid carries when you're the stupid ones.

May 24, 2013
Net10 Service
by: Verucalise

We decided to ditch Verizon Wireless and try Straight Talk... after finding out that Straight Talk was no longer offering AT&T SIM's, we went with Net10. I bought a used iPhone 3gs, and my husband got a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 branded for VZW. I unlocked his phone, and off we went!

The phone port for both phones took a matter of minutes- not hours or days, MINUTES. The APN settings were a little trickier to set, as the APN update on Net10's website only gets your internet working, NOT MMS (picture messaging). I was able to get both MMS and internet going on both phones with a certain set of APN settings.

The coverage seems pretty good in our area, although upstate NY is very hit or miss. Internet is pretty quick while in the 3G network. My iPhone works flawlessly, albeit slow at times but I think it's because we switch from the EVDO network to 3G a lot. My husband's phone isn't doing AS well, he complains about the speeds. A few times he's gotten the "No network connection available" message and has had to restart his phone to get the signal back.

Cost is great- we were paying $95 a month thru VZW for the last 6 years for 700 shared minutes and 250 texts each. No internet. Now, I pay $48 for my phone to have unlimited, and Net10 offers a discount for extra phones if you sign up for automatic billing- $43 for my husbands. So $91 for unlimited everything on 2 lines is terrific. We gained internet, no limits on texts/minutes and save $4.

Customer service is not spectacular, but I haven't had the problems others have commented on. I've always connected fairly quickly to a rep, and although the call has taken longer than it should, and the reps don't speak great english, the problem gets solved. I've only called twice, though.

Overall, I'd give them 7/10. Verizon's service seemed more flawless, but not worth the extra money for less service.

TIPS: Please, PLEASE- if your internet and MMS aren't working correctly, search the internet for "NET10 APN settings" and learn thru youtube and other venues how to fix them. I found the TFDATA one is most reliable, that is what we are running on our phones.

Look, if you want easy to set up phones, better customer service, and reps waiting to help, please go with a branded carrier like AT&T or VZW. You do get what you pay for. If you are somewhat tech savvy and are looking to save a few dollars for comparable service, try Net10 or Straight Talk. Research other prepaid wireless carriers as well, like Solavei. There are many options. Most people just don't have the know-how, get frustrated, and leave. I don't blame them, as I said, customer service IS lacking... but there are other options!

If you don't like contract carriers, don't feed them!

Good luck.

May 23, 2013
Clarification Needed Regarding Last Post
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Thank you for your post. Just to clarify, did you exceed your 1.5GB data limit and your Internet was cut off? Then you used the APN assignment procedure to get your Internet working again?

I'm still trying to figure out why Net10 is treating AT&T iPhones this way. Certainly Android phones use just as much, if not more data (due to those phones being more capable). I expect it has something to do with the way that AT&T iPhones are banded (i.e. frequencies) that results in a different data delivery cost structure that Net10 can't afford to support, but not quite sure at this point.

May 23, 2013
This might solve your Net 10 problems for Internet on the iPhone
by: Anonymous NR

This solved my problem with Net10 and Internet for the iPhone. GOOD LUCK!

May 23, 2013
Quit Complaining
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem with only getting 1.5GB out of the Net10 SIM. When I looked into it, I found that we all click "I Agree" for terms and conditions without reading... Here is what you agreed to:

"Important notice for customers on the unlimited plan: unlimited data Service is not available on the unlimited plan for net10 sim cards that operate on the AT&T network sold after March 1, 2013. Net10 SIM cards that operate on the AT&T network on an unlimited plan will be limited to 1.5GB of data per month. This limitation will apply even if you buy and redeem an unlimited service card that does not contain this limitation on its face. This limitation does not apply to non-AT&T network SIM cards."

May 16, 2013
Absolutely Correct
by: clarence1984

Absolutely correct, Net10 is being very unfair.
Please note that their retail packaging has a TOU and "unlimited data", "unlimited text", "unlimited talk" labeled clearly, when in fact there is a 1.5GB cap in which they don't throttle, they suspend you, and the only way to get unsuspended is to call and complain, as their 24 hours after the billing cycle doesn't work.

My whole family got suspended even though I had all of us with data calculators on our phones and the highest one shows 735MB in 32 days from my family members.

So I started a petition today to ask Net10 to relabel their packaging. Please sign my petition.

May 15, 2013
No Such Thing As Unlimited
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I understand your frustration! This is a topic that I've been discussing for what seems like years now. Carriers are still advertising unlimited, however, they ALL have clauses that fit into one of two categories:

1. It's unlimited high speed, however, they reserve the right to cut you off under their "reasonable usage" clause. This protects the average user from seeing elevated prices due to true abusers. This approach is becoming less common, in favor of #2:

2. There's a clear and stated high speed allowance per month, after which you get throttled to usually pathetically slow speeds. As you still have access to data (i.e. you're not completely cut off), they feel legally within their right to call it unlimited.

Personally, I don't mind the first approach, as getting cut off usually impacts a very low percentage of users; in the fraction of a percent range. The second, and more common approach, is pathetic, and while legally acceptable, falls in the realm of deceptive marketing practices in my opinion.

Carriers need to stop using the term unlimited. They need to simply state the amount of high speed data, period.

May 15, 2013
Net10 Ripoff
by: Pissed Off!

I switched from Net10's "unlimited" 1.5G cap AT&T SIM to "unlimited" T-Mobile SIM per their advice. They still cut off my data.

I had the same run around as the other person below. Net10 customer "no service" forwards me to a voice mail box. No human. It states that I've been cut off due to high usage. How is this unlimited?

May 08, 2013
by: Anonymous

Net10 is a fraud. They either have the most incompetent workers, or they are good at lying.
The board should be in front of the SEC explaining why they cannot deliver on what they say they could do.

May 05, 2013
I Have A T-Mobile SIM????!!!!!
by: Omar

I have a T-Mobile SIM card and they cut my data off. I called customer service and they said that they would have to transfer me over to the data department, which is a recording that states AT&T SIMs will no longer support unlimited, and T-Mobile SIMs will not be affected. I called back and they explained it's just a recording and that there is no department. They said you do have a T-Mobile SIM, but we have to transfer you to the data department a.k.a. the high data hotline.

I told them it's just a recording, and I use a T-Mobile SIM. They promised it wouldn't be a recording and it was. And I went back and fourth with this for 3 hours. I told the representative if they just told me T-Mobile is capped too, I would understand, but as far as what the recording is saying, and terms and conditions on the website I should be ok. The last representative I spoke to told me I should have data back by the start of my next billing cycle.

So Net10 is extremely agitating, stating specifically that my SIM won't be affected and it is, and I can't get a straight answer as to why. Just a recording saying that my SIM should be ok and unaffected. I sent an email to the BBB, and I am a little iffy about sticking around to see if they actually turn it back on. But I guess you really get what you pay for. I mean 50 bucks unlimited must come with some sacrifice.

With Sprint I got the similar kind of craziness, and paid twice the amount a month. Sprint sent me a bad HTC EVO with glue spots on the screen. The replacement they sent me also had issues powering up. They offered me a BlackBerry, lol. Not to mention that sometimes for months I would lose data with Sprint. After the contract was up, I decided to buy my own phone from the Google Play store so that I could try different services.

Guess what, the phone from Google also came with glue showing through the screen. After calling Google, the rep which sounded no more than a 15 year old girl, said I never heard of that and recommended to clear software data from the phone. I called Google a second time, and this time I took pictures and emailed the pics to them. They did send out a new phone the next day. So I got the phone mailed; I just need good service now.

Maybe you get what you pay for I guess. Maybe Verizon and AT&T, including the iPhone are premium priced for a reason.

Sorry bout the rant. I figured I might as well just put it out there for all buyers to beware of all the network and phone providers.

Apr 27, 2013
Go F#@k Yourself Net10
by: Jimmy W

You cut off my data completely and I paid 6 months in reserve before you decided to go back on the unlimited data I originally paid for! I've called customer service 30 times, and always get transferred to a recording, and lied to that I won't be! I HATE YOU NET 10!!!!!!

Apr 22, 2013
net10 Network
by: Anonymous

I use the Net10, 20 days, and today the mobile phone network suddenly could not be used, and how is this going? Unlimited Internet; is that right? I'm so disappointed. Really bad customer service attitude.

Apr 16, 2013
Worst Experience Ever
by: Greg snyder

I have had legitimate technical difficulties with my Net10 phone for a few months. Each time the customer service team has helped me turn the 3G service back on. Recently net10 reduced my data speeds due to their new high data usage policy.

This is all fine and well and acceptable until I lost 3G totally. I called in to customer service and they told me my account was reduced to 3G but I have no 3G. They refused to even see if my phone was in fact inoperable, and told me to go to another carrier.

This is the absolute worst customer care I have ever seen. They didn't try to retain me in any way even after admitting they were wrong. Do not use Net10 as they will not even refund your money if you have a legitimate problem. I am going to post this everywhere I see Net10 on Google because it is frankly the worst customer care I have ever heard of.

Apr 02, 2013
Hotspot Functionality
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

The only reference I can find on their website is the following:

"Tethering to Another Device is Prohibited"

Given this, I think it's fair to conclude that they don't offer hotspot (i.e. tethering) capability built into their plans. Their note likely relates to the fact that you can probably root (Android) or jailbreak (iOS) your smartphone to enable hotspot capability, which they're saying is prohibited.

Apr 02, 2013
Does Net 10 Have Mobile Hotspot on iPhone 4?
by: Anonymous

I just got a factory unlocked iPhone 4 and I got a Net10 SIM card, and I want to know if they have mobile hotspot capability?

Mar 20, 2013
Reply to John G.
by: Anonymous

I have had Net10 or TracFone for 10 years and have been very happy (w/ the exception of the rare times I have had to deal w/ customer service :(). I switched to a smart phone w/ the AT&T SIM recently, and was also disappointed w/ the change to limited data, HOWEVER, John G. needs to check his facts.

It did state in the initial sign-up that data plan could change @ any time - of course I hoped that would not happen....AND, although there was a specific date for the change, it was also stated that any paid monthly period that was already started would finish out that period on unlimited data and the change would take effect the following month.

Also, if you need unlimited data they offered a free change to another SIM. I did not take that because the limited AT&T data should still be plenty for me, and the AT&T coverage is better in my area. So far I have not experienced any problems w/ Internet.

I do wish they had better cust. serv., and hate that it is not handled in the U.S., but I also figure that is the trade off I have to make for having affordable cell phone service - especially now that I have a smart phone, which I could not afford even the cheapest option w/ other carriers -$79 + tax for 1/3 the data I still get w/ the AT&T SIM thru Net10 limited data.

Mar 20, 2013
Net10 Unlimited Changes And Customer Service!
by: John G

Net10 is a rip off! They got me to sign up for unlimited for $50. I always paid before my due date, and they changed my data plan after I already paid my month. This should be illegal and a class action lawsuit should be in place. Their customer service is horrible, and there were days where my Internet was down.

How can they get away with this? I have never felt so scammed. Don't use or buy Net10 plans until they fix their towers, their data terms (bait and switch), and get better customer service. I am very disappointed in this mobile provider, and will not recommend this Net Zero they should be called to anyone. Net10 you suck and scammed me!!!! I will be a part of any class action lawsuit initiated.

Shame on you for taking advantage of your customers, so they pay more for data if one already paid for unlimited and should at least get that month. I will not renew, and think they are money hungry and greedy! I'm so pissed with Net10!

Mar 18, 2013
Not Happy "Unlimited" Customer
by: Anonymous

Ever since I got my Net 10 service, I have had issues with the internet. I have literally called twice a week every week because my internet would go down, and while USUALLY friendly, the representatives take hours every time fixing the problem and transfer me several times. Whenever I ask why this keeps happening, they simply say it won't happen again (yeah right). I go days at a time with no internet service simply because it's such a hassle to call them.

My internet service was just suspended again today, and when I called to have it fixed I was transferred to a recording that told me it was because of overage and I JUST added my new card this week! I read on here that there was an email sent out about this change, but I haven't seen one (Guess it came one of the MANY times I had no service!!!)

I tried calling back to speak to someone and have this explained to me, but every time I'm transferred to the same recording; let me speak to a person!!! When I agreed to these terms of service, it was before this new rule and my entire family of 6 has this "unlimited" plan, but if this issue isn't resolved TODAY, they just lost 6 customers!!! Thanks for letting me vent :)

Mar 14, 2013
T-Mobile, Net10, & Verizon
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Good questions! Here are some notes:

- T-Mobile doesn't currently have 4G LTE. They have HSDPA+, which has speeds that can technically be defined as 4G. That said, its technology is not generally considered official 4G as WiMAX and LTE are. That said, the reality is that it delivers 4G speeds, so the technological debate isn't really relevant if you ask me. They have nationwide coverage; you can compare their coverage map with other carriers.

- Net10 is a Verizon MVNO, meaning they use the same network. However, where Verizon doesn't have native coverage, they use roaming partners. As an MVNO, Net10 doesn't have access to those partners, so in certain areas Verizon customers will have better coverage.

- The other main difference between the two $50 plans is that Verizon's only currently allows feature phones, whereas Net10 allows smartphones.

I hope this helps!

Mar 13, 2013
Free T-Mobile SIM For AT&T Phones
by: Mike

According to their website Net10 is offering free T-Mobile SIM cards for customers with AT&T phones so that they can continue to get the "unlimited" data service. They can do this because the 2 carriers use the same system although I don't think T-Mobile has as good coverage.

Does Net10 give you LTE if it's in the area? I guess the question now is, does T-Mobile have LTE anywhere? How is Net10 better than Verizon's prepaid service at the same price? Verizon does offer LTE.

Mar 10, 2013
New Net10 Policy
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Here's a link to their new policy, effective 3/1/13, which explicitly says that the unlimited plan is no longer available for AT&T iPhones:

Net10 iPhone Data Policy

Mar 10, 2013
Data Question
by: Anonymous

I have an AT&T iPhone 4S. Does this mean I will no longer have unlimited data through Net10?

Mar 07, 2013
by: Jason Decipher

I saw NET10 phones, top up cards at Vons & Pavilions grocery stores! Saw the LG optimus smart phone 3g for only 50$. I have T-mobile "unlimited" 50$ plan & am thinking of switching but not sure if I will till I actually talk to people personally regarding their experience & coverage in Los angeles

Mar 01, 2013
Great So Far
by: sherman721

About 3 months ago I upgraded to the Net10 bring your own phone deal, and I put a Net10 SIM in a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G. I can honestly say I haven't experienced any data problems as far as me being throttled or anything, and I know I've gone over the 2GB mark at least once. My Internet speed has remained great, although I still use WiFi whenever I am at home. But I have nothing negative to complain about so far.

Feb 21, 2013
Net10 Not Unlimited
by: Anonymous

I have been with Net10 for a month and was super pleased with $50 unlimited plan. That is until I received a text stating that starting March 1st all ATT compatible SIM services will be limited to 1.5GB of data per 30 days. I have tried contacting customer service and its always busy.

Feb 20, 2013
Crappy Service
by: Hillary

Great gimmick . I was able to take my 4 AT&T iPhones to Net10 and pay $200 a month instead of the usual $500 - $700.

Happy happy. Until that is, I had to contact customer service. Not only can they not speak even decent broken English, but they understand it even less. I do not have an accent. I speak slowly and clearly, and tried my best to articulate my issues and concerns. No luck.

After actually FALLING ASLEEP during one or more of my dozens (yes.....dozens) of attempts to talk with someone, I would be transferred 10 times, each time having to repeat my entire issue. I would be told that it would be solved within a few minutes to a few hours. I believe I could have walked to their office, taught myself the computer system software, and fixed my own damn problem AND made it back to cook dinner faster than these people could have.

So now, they sent a message saying all AT&T compatible phones will have a 1.5 GB data cap imposed on us.

(Cover your ears) Well, KISS MY A** NET 10. You are not worth the $300 savings.

Jan 24, 2013
Net10 Speed
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Have you tried calling Net10 to complain? Even though the iPhone 5 supports 4G, there's a strong possibility that Net10 doesn't support 4G (only 3G). I know this to be the case with Cricket, as their network only supports 3G for the iPhone 5, as the iPhone doesn't have the correct antenna to support their 4G LTE network.

If your Net10 account is running on T-Mobile GSM network, it's highly possible that it's not running on their 4G network. The odd thing is that you experienced one month of good speed; if you had said you never had good speed, that would make more sense. Please let us know what they say when you call!

Jan 24, 2013
Net10 Running Slow Anyone?
by: Anonymous

Hello, I've been using Net10 for about four months now. I have an iPhone 5, the Internet worked really great the first month and a half, but then my Internet speed slowed down really badly.

I'm thinking of changing carriers. The customer service is terrible. The Internet works great the first month but after that it slows down. I can't even watch a YouTube video on standard definition. Any one else having this problem?

Jan 08, 2013
I Love Net10 It Seems Like It's 4G
by: Anonymous

I have an iPhone 4S and I was scared at first to use a net10 sim because I didn't know if my phone was gonna read it as it's an AT&T iPhone that isn't unlocked or jailbroken. But I am very satisfied with the service.

I used to have h2o as a carrier or at&t, and I would pay $60 for only 2GB of Internet, and plus it was slower than any other company. Today I've been using the Internet all day on net10 because it's supper fast. I was watching videos and they don't stop at all, and I was on Netflix watching movies, and they would play right away.

I recommend net10 to anybody. It is really super fast and unlimited!

Dec 26, 2012
IPhone 5
by: Anonymous

I have called Net10 4 times in the past 2 days and every Rep that I have spoken with SWEARS that a GSM Unlocked Iphone 5 WILL WORK very well on this network. However the first Rep that I spoke with took forever to answer this question.

The Unlimited Data, Text, Talk promos have been running like crazy in my area, North Carolina. I am SERIOUSLY considering their plan.

I am currently witn Verizon Wireless, but if I switch to Net10, I would be saving better than $35 per month...

Dec 14, 2012
iPhones On Net10
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Good question. Although the CDMA versions of the iPhone (Verizon, Sprint, Cricket) have a SIM card for international use (depending which version of the iPhone we're talking about), they may not work domestically with a SIM card, so you may need to get an AT&T iPhone. It would have to be unlocked of course.

That said, I would recommend that you call Net10 and ask them if they have a SIM card they can send you that will work in your area, and be compatible with an iPhone. I wouldn't want to buy one until I got an answer from the horse's mouth!

Lastly, I recommend call them at least twice to see if you get the same response from two different people! And please report back here what they tell you!

Dec 14, 2012
Question On SIM Cards For Smartphones
by: Anonymous

I have been using net 10/tracfone for years. In the beginning I had trouble w/reception in my home. Thought it was the phone, but later I discovered that where I live I need to have the SIM card in my phone tied to a specific network.

I was told by a Net10 rep that they use several, and the SIMs are randomly distributed in phones. If I buy a new phone and have reception issues I just have to call and have them send the right SIM.

I now want to buy an iPhone to use on Net10. Am I going to have the same option of getting a SIM card that works in my house, or is there only one choice for the smartphones. I would hate to buy an iPhone and find I couldn't use it in my house.

Dec 13, 2012
Not Unlimited
by: Anonymous

Kicks you off after 25 megs a day or 1GB a month... Confirmed through TracFone and a local cell dealer who is patiently awaiting his contract to run up with selling Net10 products for fall advertising.

Nov 27, 2012
Sprint Phones...
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

...are not compatible with Net10. Sorry.

Nov 27, 2012
Net 10 for sprint phone
by: Anonymous

Can phones from sprint be used on the net 10 plan?

Nov 26, 2012
Everything You Need To Know About Net10
by: Net10 user

When you buy a net 10 SIM card it costs $15 and comes with three similar cards: an AT&T SIM, T-Mobile SIM, and an iPhone micro SIM. In order to activate any one of these SIM cards you must first buy an unlimited $50 airtime card with unlimited text, talk and web. Once you've purchased these you call the number they give you and the representative gives you an option to either activate a SIM card using your old number which may take 24-48 hours in order to activate, or activate a new number, which will take 3 minutes to 2 hours to activate.

Once your phone is activated, depending on your phone carrier, you must go on the net 10 website and it will give you directions to activate your APN setting in order to text and get a date. It sounds like a lot, but I literally bought everything and had it all set up in about 30 minutes.

I've been using net10 for about a month now on my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket for AT&T, and I have to say it is worth the money. I get unlimited everything for just 50 bucks. The speed of your data or internet speed depends on whatever phone you have. I have a galaxy, so my speed is 4G LTE. If you have an iPhone it will be 3G speed, or if you have a crappy phone you will have crappy speed. I have good service and I always have either 4 or 5 bars.

The only problems I can say that I've had so far is once for about 3 hours my internet acted super duper slow and nothing would load, and after 3 hours it started acting fast again.

I would recommend the net 10 unlimited service to anyone who uses a smart phone and wants unlimited data for cheap. It provides good service and a lot of options with the 3 SIM cards it gives you. I'll give net10 an 9/10.

Nov 20, 2012
Unlimited Reasonable Usage Clause
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

You're absolutely correct; there's no longer any such thing as "unlimited." In fact, there's never been such an animal whether it's for voice or data (at least not for many many years). All carriers have a reasonable usage clause that protects them from abusers.

A small number of abusers can literally change the entire economics for the entire business/network. These are people using tens of thousands of voice minutes per month, or data users using dozens of gigabytes per month consistently month after month.

Clauses like these allow carriers to keep prices as low as possible as they don't have to support the tremendous cost of abusers (typically less than 1% of users).

Unfortunately, it seems as though there are sometimes some innocent bi-standards like yourself that get caught up in such clauses. I think the best thing for you to do is to escalate to a manager and plead your case. If you're not tethering, it won't be hard for them to research that, and re-enable service!

Nov 16, 2012
Having The Right To "Cut" Data "Service"
by: Pat

What's not clearly labeled on their card (or mostly anywhere for that matter) is that net10 can cuts your data service at anytime they want.

NET10 does not guarantee the availability of Data Services in your home area at any time and reserves the right to modify, suspend, interrupt, discontinue, reduce the data throughput speed or the amount of data transferred, or permanently cancel Data Services, or portions thereof, without notice....."

I got my data shut off halfway in the second month with them; they suspected me of violating 6 and 7, but I was deactivated because they suspected me of tethering. So I waited for 3 weeks or so and I still can't get them to reconnect me.

Their tech support is bad too. One guy hung up on me because he couldn't find why I my data was shut off in the terms and conditions, or how 6 applied at all. Another one redirected me to AT&T for god knows what, and the last guy said if I continue to call about my data issues there going to have to invoke:


You can read the terms here:

In all, it's not unlimited at all.

Nov 02, 2012
Android Smart Phone from Alaska
by: Anonymous

I've had the touch screen 3G smart phone for awhile and I love it!! I use the $50 unlimited monthly plan. I don't know why so many people are complaining so much. If you don't like the service, then don't use it! It's that simple. I've had many phones with a lot of other companies with contracts, and none of them compare to net10. Unlimited nationwide talk, text and unlimited Internet for only 50 bucks a month is the best deal I've seen yet. Plus being able to send/receive pics, sounds, etc. Oooh, and youtube!!

Oct 18, 2012
Preferred Roaming List
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Thank you for sharing your experience. The ability to roam is most often tied to the PRL (Preferred Roaming List) that is downloaded to your phone. I don't know why it would all of a sudden stop working though.

Most phones have a way to update the PRL to ensure it has the most current one as carriers are often changing (usually expanding) their roaming partner list. Sometimes turning the phone off and on again will cause the phone to check for the latest PRL.

A factory reset may actually not help as it could restore a default older PRL. I would have thought they would have taking you through a PRL update process, which can be unique to each phone. Smartphones have a more standard way to update it, but feature phones can vary.

Last point is that sometimes a company store can help transfer contacts and pictures between devices, though I don't know if Net10 has any company owned stores(?). Wireless Dealers can often do this for a variety of phones/carriers.

Anyway, it looks like you got it resolved, so that's great.

Oct 18, 2012
Great Service Continued
by: Anonymous

Continued from previous post. Unfortunately, unless you take the time to send your photos via pic message to someone to retrieve you will lose them. Why bluetooth only works for contacts is beyond me. Also download Opera Mini 2 as a browser it is great, plus you get a mouse that can scroll super fast compared to the default browser. For downloading pics off the internet, however, you must still use the default. A major advantage the Opera browser has is that once a page has loaded the internet disconnects. This is great if you must buy the minutes and not the unlimited cards. The browser will ask for permission for each new page loaded. Good in some ways not in others.

Oct 17, 2012
Great Service
by: Anonymous

I am currently using the LG501c phone with the Unlimited plan. I did experience problems at first with Roaming. It started out working great no matter where I went, and I traveled alot. All of a sudden zapp, Roaming just quit. Worked fine on home network but wouldn't roam. They did a phone reset and nothing.

They wanted to send me a new phone but I loved mine so they did a Zip Code reset. Tell them to use the same zip code and just reload your phone. There are negatives as you lose your phone number plus any games or photos you have, not to mention contacts. However for some reason the phone starts roaming again. No problems since. Bluetooth your contacts to a friend then retrieve them.

Sep 08, 2012
Any experience with dead spot for tmobile. I have unlock info
by: Anonymous

anyone know if a Net 10 prepaid unlimited $50/mo card work to unlock Samsung dart?

Aug 13, 2012
Data Roaming
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

From what I can tell from their website, you can roam with voice and data, and usage is according to your plan (i.e. there's no additional charges). However, they don't guarantee that a given service will actually work while roaming. This is likely mostly to cover themselves.

There are no special terms that apply to usage while roaming. So if it works where you're roaming, it's simply part of your plan. Also, their site does not mention throttling data, so once you run out of the data allowance in your plan, you need to add money, or wait until your next month starts to resume access to data. Of course, if your plan is unlimited, you're good to go.

For their unlimited plans, I couldn't find a reasonable usage clause that allows them to throttle you after a given data usage (ex. 5GB, which is not uncommon currently). I'd be surprised if they didn't have such a clause as it's standard to protect a carrier from expensive abuse, however, I had trouble finding it on their site.

Aug 09, 2012
Net10 Data Usage
by: Randy

Can I use the web (ie data) while roaming on Net10?

Does Net10 limit data usage each month? If there is a limit, then what happens if I exceed it? Does data become slower or no more data at all?

Aug 09, 2012
Looking for best prepaid coverage in Western USA
by: Randy

I am looking for best coverage in western USA on a prepaid monthly unlimited android phone that can roam.

I think NET10 using a Verizon based android phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. Net10 roams just like Tracfone if there is no Verizon coverage. I would be using the web offered $45 monthly unlimited plan.

Several prepaid carriers do not allow any roaming which limits coverage areas.

Jun 05, 2012
Roaming Settings
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

It's odd that a phone that was working (and roaming) would all of a sudden need to be programmed again. If it's a native Net10 phone, they should be able to resolved the roaming problem. If you later activated your own Android phone with them(?), they may not guarantee how that phone will work.

Have you checked from the home screen, settings, wireless & networks, mobile networks, and looking at the roaming settings in that menu?

Jun 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

I have had a Net 10 phone for a couple of years and never had a problem until about a month ago when I stopped receiving calls. I was told my phone needed programmed and when I did that it stopped roaming. I also bought the new Android Samsung Galaxy which is an amazing phone, but after programming it will no longer roam either. Customer service has been no help at all. Does anyone have any idea how I can get my phones to roam again?

May 19, 2012
Net10 CDMA Android
by: Anonymous

According to Net10's website they have several Android smart phones that operate in the CDMA (AKA) Verizon/Sprint network. Look at the manuals and the model numbers ending in C.

Apr 26, 2012
Roam: Sim or Verizon? Sensation4G vs blackberry 8320 curve?
by: db

I live in a town with a USComnet tower; AT&T, TMobile & Verizon are on the tower. I am always in roaming no matter what service provider I have. I am planning to get a Net10 service. Nearby non-roaming town Walmart says their Net10 phones do not have SIMS (they work off Verizon); I have a htc Sensation 4g & a Blackberry 8320 curve. There are a couple of Wi-Fi places in town. Net10 people say I won't get internet no matter what. Is that true? Am I better to get the Verizon (non-SIM) Net10 from Walmart or order the Net10 SIM card online & try to use one of my phone, perhaps unlocking them? Will I have internet @ WiFi hotspots?

Apr 20, 2012
Prepaid Roaming
by: Anonymous

It's my understanding that carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile only allow prepaid on their native networks, and not on their roaming partner networks. How do you know that certain they're allowing roaming, particularly with their MVNO partners?

Part of how they differentiate their postpaid business, and ensure MVNOs don't compete (at least on coverage) is by not allowing roaming. I'm not saying you're wrong, however, it's not typical of the industry. Can you describe how you know that? There's so much coverage on their native networks that it's hard to just review their coverage maps to see the difference.

Also, I wouldn't say that Sprint is that much worse in terms of coverage. I know people who use Sprint just find, and never complain about coverage issues, while I have issues with AT&T coverage. I suppose it's a personal experience thing depending on where you tend to hang out.

Apr 20, 2012
Let's Get This Straight
by: Anonymous

Net10 uses all major companies. The new Android smartphones run on the Sprint Network, not on Verizon or AT&T. Sprint's coverage is much smaller than AT&T or Verizon. The phone models that end in the letter C use Verizon and will roam onto the US Cellular Network when there is no Verizon tower around. The phone models that end in the letter G are using AT&T and will roam onto T-Mobile towers when there are no AT&T towers.

There is talk that NET10 is looking into a plan that will offer Smartphones that will run on Verizon, but not as of today yet. Currently there are smartphones that AT&T has, and other unlocked GSM phones that can be used with NET10, but you need to buy a SIM card from NET10 and install it into the AT&T phone, or unlocked GSM smartphone.

AT&T coverage is better than Sprint's, but Verizon is ultimately better in coverage but no smartphones yet from Net10 that run on Verizon....soon!

I have the Net10 Samsung R355C that runs on Verizon and the coverage is uncompromised since it also roams onto US Cellular. Now about Straight Talk, Straight Talk phones will not roam. Straight Talk phone models ending in G use AT&T and nothing else, will not roam onto T-Mobile. Straight Talk models ending in C use Verizon and will not roam onto US Cellular. Straight Talk Android phones use Sprint and nothing else. Me-I'm gonna wait for Net10 to come out with a smartphone that runs on Verizon and it's just a matter of time before that happens.

Any questions, please ask. I consider myself a pro. Been in the business for a long time.

Apr 10, 2012
Net10 Off And On For Years
by: Anonymous

I have had Net10 for years off and on now. I had a Sprint phone on a 2 year contract that was crap. My company gave me a Verizon phone, and guess what? It dose not work where I am, but my Net10 $15 phone does. As for the smart phone, I have not tried it yet. But if it's anything like their regular phones, there is no other choice in the cheap phone market.

Mar 31, 2012
About The Unlimited Service Plan
by: Anonymous

I have had Net10 for a year and I am very satisfied. No other phone service has given me what Net10 offers. I use the unlimited monthly plan for $50, and it works fantastic. The only reason that I would change it is if I find something better for the same price. Otherwise I'm sticking with Net10. I have needed customer service and the operators have been not only polite, but they don't leave me hanging. They work on my issue until it's resolved. Educate yourself about their service and choose the phone that will suit you best, and then choose your monthly plan and I believe it will work well for you. Good luck to you!!!

Mar 17, 2012
by: Anonymous

I have had my net10 prepaid andriod phone for a little less then a month now and it's the worse service and phone I've ever owned. I'm on my second phone now which is also having problems. Very unhappy with the service and quality from net10. Should have stuck with Straight Talk! Are they not owned by the same company??!

Dec 28, 2011
Roaming & Cars vs. Credit Card Questions
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

To the previous two posts:

Net10's terms and conditions on their website state that they do NOT charge for roaming. However, if you roam for 50% or more of the time for three billing cycles within a 12 month period, they reserve the right to cancel your service. If they're telling you that your phone number would result in roaming, I'm not sure that makes sense. Roaming has to do with the phone operating on a cell tower that's not native to their network. The phone number on your account shouldn't affect you. It does affect long distance, however, the plan is nationwide and shouldn't make a difference.

As for the other question, yes, you can continue to buy topup cards in the store; you are NOT required to signup to a plan using a credit card. You can use one or the other, or both. You can even use your credit card for one time payments; just don't signup for autopay.

Dec 28, 2011
question about the unlimited card
by: Anonymous

If you buy a $50 unlimited card at the store do you have to use your credit card to sign up for the plan or can you just keep buying the cards at your local store? Just wondering because I may not need the unlimited card all the time and I want the option to pick what I need instead of them automatically taking it off my card every month.

Dec 26, 2011
Crap Prepaid Unlimited Service
by: max

I saw this droid touch screen phone and unlimited everything. Great! Then I go to turn it on and I see something about roaming...........
I called them up and she did not have any info on the model phone I had and could not tell me if it would work in my zip code. Also I want to know about the roaming????

I need to transfer my phone number and she said I would be roaming at my home with the number I needed to use and she could not tell me if I needed to pay for roaming!

So I need to pay $150 for the phone and $50 for the minutes, before I know if it will charge me roaming or not! That is just ridiculous! So I'm returning this crap tomorrow. Never even got to try it out!

Sep 13, 2011
Net 10 is Great, but has problems
by: Dennis

I have used a net10 for more than a year as an extra line at first. I was with T-Mobile for 8 years and Verizon for 6. I have never had a call drop with Net10. Their customer service is slow but a 7 on a scale of 10. I have purchased more than 10 phones off of their website with minutes(phone is free), which is really the only way to go. If you set up an account on their website site you control your phone. The only negative thing is no phone Bill or list of calls. I Now use only Net10, I believe Net10 is every bit as good as T-Mobile or Verizon. I have 2 daughters who have also switched to Net10.

May 11, 2011
Topup Cards are Not Refundable
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I completely understand your frustration. Unfortunately, topup cards are not refundable, and this is an industry standard policy. The reason being that there is so much potential for fraud, that not allowing refunds helps protect the company, as well as customers from getting used cards.

That said, there are carriers that do offer refunds in certain channels even though the card says it's not refundable.

Think of it like buying a gift card; these are not refundable despite the fact that there may be many different legitimate reasons to want to return them at a later date, or even the same day. Once a topup card is activated in the system, it's like an open soda; even though you may not have taken a sip of it yet, it's considered opened and cannot be returned.

More and more carriers are, however, seeing the need to offer secure ways to refund topup cards, even if it's only within the first 24 hours. I worked on programs at a wireless carrier in the earlier days to enable refunds after seeing that there was a real, legitimate market need for it.

Unfortunately, in your case, there's nothing much you can do if Net10 (or the store from which you bought it) doesn't support refunds. Perhaps you can try selling them on eBay for a few dollars less than the face value (ex. $47 each) to try to recoupe most of your funds.

May 11, 2011
refund of $50.00 unlimited prepaid cards
by: trhoades

I bought my net10 phone Samsung T401G about 3 months ago.... Its crap !!!!! I am a college student so I always prepay everything... I bought a total of (4) prepaid $50.00 unlimited cards now that my phone does not work net10 will not refund my cards... WHY? they are good cards.... they have not been used just bought them 2 days ago.... whats up America? How do you get away with screwing over the average joe?

Mar 31, 2011
I NEED a good smart phone
by: Bravo

@garnetngold - Where did you hear that NET10 was going to be coming out with a touchscreen 3G phone?! This is super exciting to me and I really hope you are right. I am going to be on the look out from now on for this.

Mar 13, 2011
Everyone's Entitled to Their Opinion
by: garnetngold

And, so here's mine. As far as being mislead about being able to use the unlimited plan for international calling, they do state that it's not available. Can't be more clear than that. Also, the phone selection has gotten better over time. There's even talk about a touch screen with 3G speed being introduced next month for an unbelievable price. As for customer service, well, I can tell you a lot of companies have become more difficult to deal with these days. I've spent hours on the phone for my employer trying to get her phone bill corrected and that's with a major provider. So, if I can get a decent phone, plan that fits my needs, with nationwide coverage that is affordable, and no contract, I'll find a way to deal with customer service.

Mar 01, 2011
Net10 has great value
by: jonnyjones73

If you go in expecting an iPhone level of pampering then you are going to be disappointed. If you go in expecting great signal strength with alright internet and so-so phone selection for a ridiculous low price, then you are going to be happy.

Feb 27, 2011
Net10 rocks!
by: Rachelgrey40

Ok, so the phone selection is a little lax and their customer service is pretty shoddy if something goes wrong. But you're simply not getting unlimited everything like you do on Net10 with the signal strength from Verizon and ATT towers anywhere else for 50 dollars. If you're on a budget and still want a powerful plan, then you really don't have any other options.

Dec 11, 2010
international calling
by: Anonymous

Don't try to call International on the unlimited plan. Even though neither their card or their website says that it is not alowed. I have called them and talked to them for over an hour and all they could say was they lied and are not going to do anything about the false avertising. Then they hung up on me. The false avertising comes from the website stating that international calling can be used on any of their plans. I really do not recommend them to anyone at all. At least with other companies you know upfront where you stand. Here they laugh in your face.

Nov 09, 2010
New Net10 Unlimited allows almost ANY Net10 phone
by: New Net10 unlimited, ANY Net10 phone (almost)

There have been THREE versions of Net10 unlimited.
1)Originally launched in 2008. Ran on Att. Unlimited talk/text only . $80 (good price at that time). Any Net10 phone allowed.

2)Early 2010. Version 2. $50 unlimited talk/text/411/data. Worked with ONLY Net10 unlimited phones. Available ONLY through Target. Did NOT ALLOW standard Net10 phones.

3)Current version. Allows ANY Net10 phone on the $50 unlimited plan with these exceptions: Nokia 1600, 2600, 2100, Motorola V170,V171, C139, C155.

The current version is the best version by far. In price AND phone choice.

Oct 31, 2010
Net10 Unlimited
by: Anonymous

Yeah they have the new unlimited plan for $50, unlimited talk/text/web and all that but something else that i like is that you can switch between there plans so if you know in certain months you talk less you can use their $25 plan for 750 minutes and go back and forth real easy between the two plans.

Sep 30, 2010
net 10 unlimited phones
by: Anonymous

Right now for a limited time you can purchase the net10 unlimited plan and phone is available on line for a short time.

Sep 17, 2010
by: Anonymous


Sep 13, 2010
Net10 Unlimited update
by: Lansing MI

I just got off the phone with Net10, gave my serial #, he said my current Net10 phone is not compatible. I asked where to get the phones, they said Target. Neither of my local targets had any idea what I was talking about. Then after being on hold, he said to keep my phone and they are going to have unlimited cards, like the current cards. I am looking forward to this hunt for the cards (sarcasm) - I really do hope to find them! I do NOT want a contract phone anywhere else. I like Net10 and don't want to spend money on a new phone as I've had mine less than a year. I've had Net10 for almost three years and have never had any problems.

Jun 30, 2010
Net10 is GREAT
by: Rocky

Net10 is awesome. I get that people are skeptical when switching over to prepaid, believe me I was too, but once you give it a shot... it is totally worth it in the long run. The savings each month are so great along with the coverage too. You just can't beat Net10. It even offers you a chance to win extra cash in a contest at its a HOOT!

Jun 12, 2010
Aggravated long term customer.
by: Anonymous

Been using net10 unlimited service for a few years now. I have to get a new cell phone. I called Net10 to find out where I can get the net10 unlimited phone. I was advised that they are only sold at target. I go to target and the net10 unlimited cell phones have been pulled from the shelves. I even went to the extent of having friends in several other states go to their local target and see if it was sold there. I cant find this phone anywhere!

May 08, 2010
Net10 Prepaid Unlimited Replenishment
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I hear you! I think there are two general reasons why they take that approach. First, because it's usually less costly for prepaid wireless providers to take credit and debit card transactions than it is to sell topup via retailers, dealers, etc. For example, the margin and/or transaction fees are usually lower to take direct credit/debit card transactions. This lower cost allows them to have a greater profit margin, which in turn enables them to offer very high value plans like their prepaid unlimited offer.

Secondly, it takes a lot of work, both from a retailer and dealer perspective, as well as from a technology point of view. It takes a lot of system technology, processes, and relationships to support topup products that may be unique from their other PAYG topup cards.

I expect that if they're able to continue their prepaid unlimited program, Net10 will eventually allow non-credit/debit card transactions (i.e. cash) to be compatible with this plan!

May 07, 2010
no net 10 replenish unlimited card
by: Anonymous

why don't they do a top up unlimited card for those that do not have credit or debit cards. man i wish they did!!!!!!!!

Apr 13, 2010
Wrong information
by: Anonymous

Targets net10 network is not ATT. Yes! prepaid net10 phones uses ATT but the unlimited plan only available at target uses T mobiles network. So if you get good signal from T mobile you might like this plan. I do not get good signal from T mobile but I do from ATT. It's my understanding that in some parts of the country they might use a few ATT towers for access because Tracfone and net10 use mostly att for all their prepaid services except for the unlimited plan. ATT is too greedy on the cost of sharing their tower thus T mobile got the business. ATT uses their go phone unlimited on their networks towers but don't include the partners towers with the prepaid plan. You will understand when you compare coverage maps for prepaid unlimited plans. In my opinion Net10 offers the most for your money as Straight talks phones stink and cannot be reused on other networks period. Net10 phones are GMS and possibly can be reused. where as Go phone can be used on other GSM networks once unlocked. So ATT works well but has a limited coverage area. Net 10 has a better coverage area but the phones need to be unlocked if you move and ST phones are useless except on ST. Over all Net10 give the best service coverage if you get good home signals

Apr 08, 2010
Net10 Unlimited having system problems
by: Asia

I purchased a Net10 Unlimited phone from Target but after two weeks, I'm still unable to enroll in the unlimited plan. They told me they're having a system error (something to do with the towers recognizing the phones) and it will take 24-48 hours to resolve. However, every time I call they tell me the same thing and to give them another 24-48 hours. Anyone else having issues?

Mar 09, 2010
NET10 Unlimited
by: CarlM

The other difference is that NET10 uses mostly the AT&T network, whereas Straight Talk uses the Verizon network. If AT&T is stronger in your home area (like mine) then NET10 is the better option. When Straight Talk came out I was so jealous, I'm really glad Tracfone released unlimited on NET10 too. I won't use anything else!

Feb 18, 2010
Net10 Unlimited Phones
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

I believe they're only available at Target. There's talk about it being available online, however, I only see the ability to activate the phones online, but not purchase them.

I would think that any of Net10's GSM phones could work, but they specifically identify only three available phones. Perhaps these Net10 Unlimited phones are programmed with different roaming rights than their other phones(?). Time will tell whether any Net10 GSM phone will work. If anyone has had a chance to test this, definitely please let us know!

Feb 17, 2010
net10 phone
by: brenda

i cant find one of these phones they say you have to use

Feb 05, 2010
Net10 Prepaid Unlimited Plan at Target
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Yes, Net10 announced/launched on 2/1/10 that they're offering a $50 unlimited plan available at Target. It sure beats the previous offer that they had!

You can check out their coverage map on the website; it looks quite good. Net10 is an MVNO on the AT&T network. Net10 is owned by TracFone, and TracFone is behind the Straight Talk offer. TracFone has had a multi-brand strategy to address different markets. They also offer the SafeLink free cell phone service for income eligible households. We're starting to see Boost Mobile also take a similar approach now that they have Virgin Mobile, as well as their own version of SafeLink called Assurance Wireless.

Anyway, back to your question. Yes, the Net10 offer appears to be real. The only thing to consider is that it appears as though you need to have a credit/debit card setup on autopay in order to participate in the program. i.e. They don't appear to be currently offering topup/replenishment cards. So it's a slightly different demographic, but for those people with a credit/debit card, it sounds like a good option worth considering!

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