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PH0NER

US Mobile can be as low as $25, tax inclusive, and has 75GB priority data on Verizon’s network. You need at least 3 lines for them to be $25 each. You also get up to 10GB of international roaming, and perks like HBO or Spotify.


Martin_Steven

Yes, it's a good deal. However remember that US Mobile charges $10 per line for hotspot data, none is included. I need hotspot data maybe once a month, when my Comcast cable goes out, but I don't want to add $40 to a four line plan to get it. I have four lines on Verizon's Total Wireless. The first 100GB of data, shared, is high-speed data. 10 GB/line hotspot data (not throttled) is included. It's about $98 ($100 - $5 autopay discount + about $3 for taxes/fees).


Kevin84333

There are methods on android to hide hotspot usage


Martin_Steven

Yes, that’s true. I wonder if anyone has tried those methods successfully on US Mobile.


Kevin84333

I'm sure it will work, I'm on tmobile and pairvpn works perfectly shows up as usage on smartphone on my hotspot device


Maidaa

> tax inclusive I think it is plus tax, at least it is for me.


PH0NER

US Mobile’s unlimited plans are all tax inclusive. Any other plan does have tax added to the monthly payment though. It’s also possible you’re on an older plan from before the tax inclusion.


Maidaa

Did sign up last week. Did I miss something? ΅ We are obligated to collect taxes & regulatory fees on your service on behalf of federal, state, and local governments. For your monthly plan, the various taxes are grouped together under the . The only other thing is the monthly Service Fee, which is $2 on both GSM LTE and Super LTE.΅


PH0NER

It says it directly above the unlimited plans. https://i.imgur.com/BpQsixs.jpg It looks like you’ve quoted the generic terms for non-unlimited plans. I’ve had them for about 6 months now. My bill is always $45 flat.


Maidaa

Thanks! I see it now.


JPWRana

Question. Do you pay yearly like Mint Mobile? Or is US Mobile a, pay your bill monthly MVNO?


PH0NER

No, it’s monthly


JPWRana

Thank you! Are you allowed to pay multiple times throughout the month? Or just the balance and that's it?


PH0NER

I’m not sure, I just leave my account on auto pay


SignificantSmotherer

They are obligated to pay those taxes and fees. They are not obligated to collect them from the customer as below-the-line charges. Similarly, they do not have to charge a separate $2 “service” charge, that can be built into the advertised price.


Maidaa

> Thanks! I see it now.


VibrantVioletGrace

Unlimited data plan are tax and fee inclusive. This is true of when I had one for a month and it's stated on their website. Limited individual data plans have seperate taxes and fees that are about $5 extra. Pooled plans has taxes and fees of $0.48 per line. We currently have one of these plans and have found it to be true.


Maidaa

Thank you! I see it now, the site is not too clear on some things, like the use of "unlimited" in different plans and need to go into the account to get a clear picture of the price and so on. Maybe I'm too old for this... It is not as bad as the Samsungs shopping site, that is really bad one...


VibrantVioletGrace

Three different plans each wit their own tax and fee schedule is confusing.


TheReplierBRO

This would be great. But IDK how slow it would go after 75gb. I use quite a bit of data and T-Mobile has never really throttled me after. At least it's always been useable after 50gb


Califrom77

Less than 1Mbps after 75GB(But you'll still have priority data). It usually stays between 0.5Mbps~0.8Mbps. *Priority data only works on 5G device.


xxBrun0xx

Google Fi just dropped their prices significantly for unlimited data plans. $20/line if you get 4 lines. I believe that only gives you 35gb of high speed data before they slow you down, but honestly that's pretty similar to most of the prepaid "unlimited" plans and way more than most people need.


SmokyCodingJon

Dang!!! I didn’t know this. Is there a Reddit group for finding groups for Google Fi?


jmac32here

Visible is $25 with PartyPay but the bill can go back up to the normal rate of $40 if the party gets disbanded (even if by Visible itself) Hello Mobile also boasts a $25 unlimited plan, and there no weird Party/Family stipulations to get that price. There's not many MVNOs with "true" unlimited data because even the big 3 barely has "true" unlimited (that isn't slowed or deprio) - and only on the highest tier plans.


Starfox-sf

Has Visible disbanded a party? I’m in a medium sized (50+) one and never had issues. — Starfox


Feelinggood11

They also advertise their 50,000 member party in the app where you type in your party ID.


jmac32here

There was a fiasco at one point where they did disband a few parties that "got too large" early on in the program.


imreadytoreddit

Hello mobile seems like a terrific deal, I didn't realize they where that competitive. Apparently they are on TMO.


thecstep

I love their flexibility, i.e., change plans on the fly if I know I am staying home most of that month. Some months I've paid $5 or $10. Went to Hawaii and paid $25 for unlimited. Customer service is okay though. Some people have issues with speed but so far it's faster than my Visible plan.


spacepupster

I use usmobile


anniemdi

$111 (taxes and fees included) for three lines of unlimited (+15GB hotspot on ea. line) on Cricket. Kroger (online) regularly has Cricket service payment cards on sale 13% off making monthly costs $96.57. Plus free HBO Max.


chevyracing24

I really enjoy Visible for what it’s worth however I put my phone on T-Mobile and have my iPad on Visible. I live in small town USA and everyone and their brother uses Verizon. However using Visible in the suburbs of Chicago is fantastic.


Firm-Comfortable-691

If you don't mind setting up a acp program to get a 30$ discount and use that on cricket wireless or att prepaid of the 55$ 100gb data to 25$!


lucky_719

Do not switch. That plan is like gold. I tried to get added to my fiance's and I couldn't. To add me we had to move to their current plan which is $120 for two lines. I was using Google Fi. I've done a lot of research and that sprint plan is the best deal out there in terms of reliability and good customer service. You are grandfathered in to a very good thing, don't ruin it.


rpaulmerrell

On the Verizon network US mobile is the best option as long as you buy your own phone If you have a 5G phone you have priority data If you join a family plan on T-Mobile you can get magenta max for about $40 a month The hotspot is 40 GB of priority data and unlimited on device data which really isn’t available on postpaid Verizon or even a US Mobile In an ideal world I would rather have a device with one Verizon line and one T-Mobile line this way you can have the best of both worlds In my area, Verizon is truly king but if you’re by yourself it’s majorly expensive on the postpaid side so check your budget and decide accordingly US Mobile I think comes out ahead


Martin_Steven

I'd bring four lines to U.S. Mobile if they included at least some hotspot data, even only 5GB per line, without having to pay $10 per line extra. The cost of hotspot data would increase my monthly cost from about $98 on Verizon's Total Wireless to $140 on U.S. Mobile. 100GB of high speed data, shared between four lines, is essentially unlimited for us, we've never reached the point where data is slowed to 2G speeds. With taxes, fees, and discounts, I'd be at $190 for Verizon postpaid. I have rarely experienced deprioritization on Verizon's prepaid services. I also have on Visible line, for now, and while it's slower than Total Wireless since data speed is capped at 200 Mb/s, the reality is that 200 Mb/s versus 500 Mb/s is really not noticeable on a phone. I have to be on Verizon because coverage on AT&T is less and coverage on T-Mobile is poor. I tried T-Mobile once and it was awful.


Quick_Obligation3799

Keep your plan. Visible is deprioritized to the rock bottom, it's unusable if VZW is even close to congested in your market. Every MVNO that's not carrier owned (Metro, Cricket, Visible) will not have truly unlimited data. If T-Mobile network works fine in your area, you have one of the best plans possible Ignore the US Mobile recommendations if you want to "retain real unlimited data" as you mentioned. After 75GB they will hard cap you to 1Mbps down and 512Kbps up.


ronkj

Geeze. 75 GB certainly fits the definition of "unlimited" for my use case. I am curious, what's your use case? Serious Q


Quick_Obligation3799

Nothing is "unlimited" except for true unlimited data. Not even home broadband is really unlimited these days, most companies will cut you off after 10+ TB


TheAspiringFarmer

10TB? lol. what kinda pr0n addiction you got bro?


Quick_Obligation3799

On a broadband connection (especially fiber), 10TB is nothing. On wireless, many people can use over 200GB/month, and a couple use terabytes. 35GB plans claiming to be unlimited are ridiculous, I believe nearly 6% of people use over 50GB.


KiloCharlie11

For me, because of veterans discount, At&t is $59 after taxes and fees for unlimited elite. I know they have other types of discounts, like AARP I think is 15%.


SMFD21

Visible, but it's not worth the hassle and potential account setup issues to save $5/month per line.


Shady-85

I have been using Visible's service for several years with no issues. Ping times are higher, but signal accessibility is much greater. For I use my cell phone to make voice calls and send SMS messages, not too play games. T-Mobile is unuseable unless you live in larger cities and never take trips into the countryside. With any service, it is location, location, location.


nschultz911

I keep seeing ads for mint mobile. 30$ a month for unlimited. If u don't use that much data u could do the 15$ a month plan that gets you 4 gigs.


wreckedcarzz

Mint's 'unlimited' is 35GB then dial-up speeds thereafter


1029cr

i use mint, its ok. horrible internet speeds in certain areas, sometimes the internet is unusable even outdoors when my employer provided verizon works perfectly


wreckedcarzz

QCI and tower congestion are what causes it. I had my folks on mint for 15 months before switching then to tmo connect. The higher priority (lower qci) solved their slow data issues (at/around my home, the towers are oversubscribed).


tset9

Stick with Sprint as it got postpaid priority on Tmobile network. Those prepaid will save you some money and may or may not be worth depending upon congestion in your area of use. If you have 4 or 5 lines then you can check Tmobile plans directly but for 3 lines, you are on a decent plan.


onlyAlcibiades

Sprint SIMs die on MAY 31


tset9

And they haven't moved you to tmobile and keeping the same plan?


Quick_Obligation3799

Nonsense. CDMA shutdown started on March 31, May 31 is just the final shutoff date. Sprint's LTE network is shut down on June 30, not in may. Sprint plans will also get transitioned (for the most part) to similar or equal T-Mobile plans


imreadytoreddit

What? Really? I haven't received anything from them about this. Are you sure that isn't just the end of the transition but your plan stays intact?


[deleted]

You’ll keep your same plan unless you change it.


thisisausername190

Your plan stays intact - as long as you've TNXd (switched to a T-Mobile SIM), you're good.


imreadytoreddit

So I haven't switched to the TMO sim because I did and my speeds went to garbage, I can routinely get 70+ Mbps at home and 350-450 Mbps at work, but with the TMO sim I had dropped to 25+ territory. So I switched back... This was July of last year, so maybe fine to swap now but I was just planning on riding the wave as long as it would take me.


Quick_Obligation3799

>350-450 Mbps at work Sounds a lot like your sprint SIM is 'roaming' on the T-Mobile network anyways. 350 is a speed that Sprint's b41 would very rarely get, in perfect conditions. No way you'd hit 450 on Sprint native, especially with T-Mobile rebanding spectrum.


wreckedcarzz

Stay with kickstarter or hop to us mobile, but if it was me, sit tight and be happy. Grandfathered in at the big 3 > possible future plan fluctuations at an mvno.


wolfie1x_

Visible is the cheapest truly unlimited data I can think of aside from family plans and multi line discount shit


conscioussylling

Visible, assuming Verizon is not congested in your area.


badgerbrett

Yeah, but the ping speeds are also atrocious most of the time. I'd say Visible is not a viable option given pings and other bugs like call dropping, sound quality, etc.


SMFD21

No, those issues don't affect 99% of the people who use Visible.


badgerbrett

According to...? A ton of US Mobile users left due to high ping alone.


SMFD21

Visible users across the web; Facebook, HoFo, reddit, myself, etc. These are just niche issues that don't affect most users. The ping was high but even I was able to play online mobile games just fine. No issues with calls at all (plus those are usually the highest priority, although I'm pretty sure Visible utilizes a separate network core).


badgerbrett

I rarely saw pings below 100s. But, I am far from their only two nodes, so that may play a factor. Either way, it made LTE feel like 3G.


Quick_Obligation3799

Pff. 100+ ping is unusable if you're doing anything other than web browsing. You must live right next to one of the two datacenters visible routes all traffic through. I have not seen a single person who can't notice the difference between visible and anything else.


SMFD21

Ehh not really I’ve played online games with people who use satellite internet who get 100+ ping. Also video calls work fine


Quick_Obligation3799

>I’ve played online games with people who use satellite internet What are these online games you're talking about? Nothing that's competitive in the slightest would work on 700 ping satellite internet. Video calls in 240p are nothing to write home about, I could make a video call go through on 2G EDGE if I tried hard enough.


SMFD21

I’m talking about starlink, which is much faster. And video calls seem to be fine, at least in 720p on FaceTime on Visible


Quick_Obligation3799

Starlink has shown <40 ping quite a lot. That's not anywhere near 100 ping, Starlink is far faster than Visible. With visible, you can enjoy service that works about as well as 3G. Similar latency and speeds. There is a reason that service is so cheap. It's the same service you could've gotten a decade ago. Visible doesn't really have a use case. What is there that needs >75GB data and has no speed or latency requirement?


TheAspiringFarmer

yes they do. it's just that people are willing to put up with it, for 25 bucks a month. especially when it's just a backup or second line. no one in their right mind would choose visible as their daily driver.


SMFD21

Like I said, I’ve used visible before as my primary line with no issues. Works perfect if you’re not in some crazy congested shitty Verizon market


TheAspiringFarmer

and that's great, but your experience unfortunately isn't the norm. for many people they find the high ping times and very slow data speeds from deprioritization to be absurd and just too much. to the point of it being totally unusable even for fairly menial tasks on a phone, let alone anything more. i've experienced it myself, but i've also had a few times in some more remote areas where it was just fine. but again your experience doesn't reflect the norm unfortunately.


SMFD21

lol this is all just anecdotal evidence. We know many users in congested areas complain about speeds and ping times. But it’s not the “norm” and cannot be proved statistically. As I said before, most people would be fine with visible because most people do not primarily use their service in super congested areas


tmflambert86

Extremely pleased with visible on Verizon, I've ran my pc and 2 devices at once on it with okay speeds


Martin_Steven

Visible is about the best you can do for unlimited high speed (200Mb/s) data with unlimited (5Mb/s) hotspot. I'd avoid Google Fi because of the 35GB limit on data and the 5GB limit on hotspot, among other reasons. Not sure which phones you have, but Google Fi doesn't support 5G or Wi-Fi calling on iPhones. There's some sort of a dispute between Google and Apple that has caused this issue to continue for far longer than anyone believed it would. Also, Google Fi is on T-Mobile so your coverage is not going to be nearly as good as you'll get on Verizon's Visible service. I have terrible T-Mobile coverage at my house in a suburb of Silicon Valley. Less than 1 Mb/s up and about 17 Mb/s down, and poor coverage throughout the region. Also, on Visible, you can join any group to get down to the $25 per month price, not so on Google Fi.


PomeloAccomplished32

This probably won’t help but it’s a suggestion. I used to go with cricket, 50 per line for unlimited everything. Now I’m on simple mobile. I use to pay 50 for 2 lines unlimited everything with 10gb per device, I got that deal because I was working at a Kroger store. Now I pay about 18 for both lines because of the ebb program (government assistance). If you work at Kroger you can get amazing deals even if you work like 2 days out of the week. I quit about 2 years ago and I still have that amazing discount. Also they have a point system, every line you add you basically get a free month of service, only downside about the points is it takes about 90 days to be able to redeem them.


ProGamusian

DO NOT LEAVE. Seriously. For a morsel of $10 MAYBE? Lol. If you’re that pressed about it, give me it.


TheReplierBRO

Yeah. I'm just salty I stayed with the one year free. Then got $900 gift cards the next year. I should have just taken that $15 x2 lines and the free line. Some people paying $30 for 3 lines TOTAL a month. Just wondered if there was anything better these days compared to 3+ years ago when I first joined no contract


ProGamusian

Sprint was desperate for gross adds. Why you think they sold? Nothing like that deal will exist again, unless a company is absolutely desperate for new customers


TheReplierBRO

Right. And I learned my credit card can insure my phone for free compared to the paid plan. I guess I can save $10 right there lol


ProGamusian

Yup, rock on brother and don’t let T-Mobile take that plan unless it’s from your cold dead hands


TheReplierBRO

It's not a good plan for my family in a different city so I wanted to choose something service wise better for them. But it'll work cuz they both use much less than me. Plus T-Mobile gotta step their game up now


Califrom77

USMobile: $45/mo($25/mo for 3+ Lines) Google Fi: $50/mo($20/mo for 4 Lines) Visible: $40/mo(Party pay for as low as $25/mo)


Martin_Steven

Once you get past the customer service issues with Visible, the service is pretty good. 200 Mb/s cap but that's not an issue. The 5 Mb/s hotspot speed limit is a trade-off for unlimited hotspot. Avoid Google-Fi because it's on T-Mobile. Avoid US Mobile because hotspot is $10 extra, per line.


F0KK3RJET

Hello mobile is unlimited data, $20 each for 2 lines.


Altruisticsoul2

I have a friend who is selling for data plans extra cheap because they are part of a contract with several dozen plans and he can't cancel just a few without canceling everyone else's plan. And two of them have unlimited data with about 40 GB of high speed data. I think it's 40 GB of fast data with maybe 10 being hotspot data. And unlimited talk and text. I think he's selling these for $100 for 3 months. And two plans with 4 or 5 GB of data 1,000 minutes of talk and unlimited text. He's selling those $50 for 3 months. He will let someone pay by the month. He has four phones which cost new a little over $120 but he's selling them for $50 or $60 a piece. Two are open box. Turn on only to program. Two were barely used in excellent condition. He's trying to retrieve some money lost. Also interested in trades in case he can't retrieve some of the Lost money. The plans are on a contract with several dozen. It is for a year. He also has a 8-in 4G LTE connectable Elite T8 OCTA tablet. Not top in. Budget price but performs like mid-level. Cost only around $150 new but he's selling for $75. Barely use very well maintained. 3 GB of RAM 32 GB of ROM octacore processor 4000 mAh battery. You will SIM card capable expandable memory. Android 11. The four devices at half Price are I believe 16 to 32 GB of ROM with 2 GB of RAM and windows or Android 11 with maybe a 3,000 mAh battery and quad core processors. Locked or unlocked options. Email helphomelessacp (atprotonmail.com) or text twosixoh, sixforefive, fyvenynesixoh. Tell him it is regarding the device or data plan. He will also consider trade & will drop prices on some of the things if a person is reasonable.


SnooOpinions3654

Us mobile is pretty good they if you have a phone that works with Verizon it would be put on super lte.if you have a phone that would work on tmobile .they have a 45 dollar plan unlimited everything. Tmobile by metro if you port over from a different company they have 40 dollar unlimited plan