New Sprint MVNO Tello Launches In The US, Plans Created According To Needs Start At $5/Month
A New Sprint MVNO Tello has launched in the US today. The Tello offers prepaid service in the UK, too since 2014. Both companies are owned by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company that’s registered in the USA in 2002. Tello’s “No Fees, Whatsoever” strategy offers flexible prepaid service plans; customers can create their own monthly plans according to their needs (similar to Ting) or to choose from already created plans.
To create their own plan, customers can choose from:
- $0/no minutes, $3/100 minutes, $5/200 minutes, $7/300 minutes, $10/500 minutes or $15 for unlimited minutes
- $0/no text, $2/200 texts, or $3 for unlimited text
- $0/no data, $4/200 MB, $8/500 MB, $11/1 GB, $21/2 GB (currently discounted to $16), $31/3 GB (currently discounted to $26) and $45/5 GB (currently discounted to $40)
Tello’s predefined plans include:
- $9/month Economy Plan – 100 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MB 4G LTE
- $21/month Value Plan – 500 minutes, unlimited text and 500 MB of 4G LTE
- $39/month Smart Plan – unlimited talk, unlimited text and 2 GB of 4G LTE
- $55/month Data Savvy Plan – 500 minutes, no text and 5 GB of 4G LTE
When high speed data allotment is used up in a month, Tello throttles data speeds to around 64Kbps. Customers can upgrade or downgrade their plan at anytime, without any additional charges. Also, if there is any remaining balance left on user’s account, the carrier will roll it over for the next 30 days.
Tello also provides Pay AS You Go rates: 3¢ per minute, 1¢ per SMS and 2¢ per MB. International offerings are also available; calling and texting rates that customers can pay for by adding PAYG credit for example offer calling Cuba for 65¢/min or China for 1.2 ¢/min.
The positive side of the new Sprint MVNO Tello is free tethering and Customer Care available by phone for 24/7. To activate service with Tello, customers can bring their own eligible unlocked CDMA phone, unlocked iPhones from 5S to SE and Nexus 5 to 6P or they can buy a new phone from the carrier directly. Phones’ prices range from $66 to $380 but currently, some costs go even lower as Kyocera Hydro is discounted from $66 to $56; LG Volt is $79 (was $125) and HTC Desire 510 is $85 (was $125).