PTEL to launch its new GSM service around December 15
Few weeks ago, Sprint’s MVNO PlatinumTel has announced launching completely new GSM service on T-Mobile’s network called PTEL. They also said that they are planning to discontinue its CDMA service sometime next year but haven’t mentioned when that might be. Well, on PlatinumTel’s Facebook page, some FAQs have been answered so now, details on the PTEL’s launch date, time of ending CDMA service and what GSM plans PTEL will offer to its customers are available. We can expect PTEL to launch its new GSM service around December 15th.
Even though PTEL will launch its new GSM service in a day or so, still, the company leaves enough time for CDMA customers to switch to GSM as easy as possible. In fact, PlatinumTel’s CDMA service will be available until mid-2013, close to beginning of summer, when it will end completely while availability of CDMA phones is already discontinued.
New PTEL’s GSM service plans include Real PayGo and $40 and $50 Unlimited Everything plans. Real PayGo rates stay the same, 2¢ per text, 5¢ per minute, 10¢ per MB and 2¢ per international SMS. The $40 unlimited monthly plan offers unlimited talk, text, MMS, international texting and 250 MB of data at 4G speeds, after which data speeds are throttled. The $50 unlimited monthly plan includes unlimited talk, text, MMS, international texting and first 2 GB of data at 4G speeds per month.
Users will be able to match unlimited plans with all phones, feature phones or smartphones while only 4G compatible handsets will have access to 4G speeds. Also, existing CDMA customers will be able to keep their phone number, to transfer their balance to GSM account and will receive free SIMs. New customers will have to pay for SIM $4.99. To those who recently bought CDMA phone, a promotion or discount most likely will be offered. “Details are to be determined and will be announced closer to launch. We’re working hard on making this transition as smooth as possible!”
Source: Prepaid Phone News