Common Cents Mobile – a new prepaid brand by Sprint and Walmart
Common Cents Mobile – a new prepaid brand announced by Sprint and Walmart offers something new on the prepaid market. Since prepaid world has become so competitive in the past few years, it turns out to be hard to come out with something unique that could set this or any other brand apart from competition. However, in this case, Sprint together with Walmart succeeded in it.
As of May 18, 2011, Common Cents Mobile has officially become payLo by Virgin Mobile, so there is no Common Cents Mobile any more.
The main force that created this plan is finding so hard to detect how much actually is per minute rate in many pay-by-the-minute offers. Users are mostly mislead about what they are paying for, so the main purpose of Common Cents Mobile is to take care of this group of users. By the way, this plan is for users that want to save as much as they can by not using lots of data or sending a large number of text messages.
Common Cents Mobile minute rate
With Common Cents Mobile, you get simplicity first. You will pay 7 cents a minute and text messages, $20 per month for unlimited messaging and $1 per megabyte per day for data. So, this minute rate makes Common Cents very affordable and competitive, of course, but there is something else that is unique about this pay-as-you-go plan.
Common Cents Mobile rounds minutes down
So far, all prepaid providers were rounding minutes up. In case that you were talking one minute and 10 seconds, you would pay for two minutes of talking. But what is unique about Common Cents Mobile is that they round minutes down or for example, if you were talking one minute and 53 seconds, you would pay for only one minute. How great is that? Maybe this could be revolutionary in prepaid industry just as bringing smart phones into prepaid lineups.
Common Cents phones
Common Cents phones are deliberately basic and affordable since the point is to keep costs as low as possible. The offer is LG 101 priced $19.77, the Samsung M340 for $39.77, and Kyocera’s portrait QWERTY S2300 for $69.77.
Other options with Common Cents
The top up cards can be purchased for 20 dollars for 30 days of service and up to 565 minutes of talk time and 30 dollars for 60 days of service and up to 848 minutes of talk time. Also purchase unlimited messaging at 20 dollars for 30 days of service and 1 MB of data, at 1 dollar per MB, per day.