Telcel America Changes Plans, Adds New $25 Talk And Text Plan
TracFone’s subsidiary Telcel America that operates on T-Mobile network has made some changes to its prepaid plan offerings. The carrier has added a new $25 plan that includes unlimited talk and text only. Also, Telcel America changes plans; lowers the cost of the $35 plan with 1GB of data to $30 per month while $55 plan with 4GB of data can be purchased now for a $40. The $60 plan that includes 10GB of data is now available for $55. And, there is also a $60 unlimited plan with unlimited un-throttled 4G LTE data. The $45 plan option that used to offer 2GB of data in addition to unlimited talk and text is no longer available. The $20/2GB data weekly plan remains unchanged.
Telcel is offering 10% off of the plan’s cost when customers enroll in auto pay which means that plans can be purchased for even lower costs. However, there is no autopay discount on the Telcel’s new $25 talk and text plan and $60 unlimited un-throttled data plan.
After the latest changes, Telcel America prepaid weekly and monthly plans look like this:
- $20 ($18 with auto pay) weekly plan – unlimited talk, text, and data with first 2GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $25 monthly plan – unlimited talk and text – new
- $30 ($28.50 with auto pay) monthly plan (was $35) – unlimited talk, text, and data with first 1GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $40 ($37.50 with auto pay) monthly plan (was $55) – unlimited talk, text, and data with first 4GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $55 ($49.50 with auto pay) monthly plan (was $60) – unlimited talk, text, and data with first 10GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $60 monthly plan – unlimited talk, text, and un-throttled 4G LTE data
When high speed data allotments are reached in monthly plans, Telcel reduces data speeds to 2G or around 64Kbps until the next billing cycle. Telcel America plans also include roaming that allows using plan’s high speed data in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition, plans include unlimited calls to mobile phones in Mexico, Canada, China, India and unlimited calls to international landline numbers.
Comparing to MetroPCS, which is a T-Mobile owned, Telcel’s new $40/4GB plan is a better option; MetroPCS offers 3GB for $40 per month. However, those who don’t mind being with a TracFone owned provider (due to Customer Service issues) can go for even a cheaper option with Total Wireless; it operates on Verizon network and offers 5GB of data for $35 per month.
The $60 unlimited plan with unlimited un-throttled 4G LTE data competes with MetroPCS’s $60 unlimited un-throttled data plan. MetroPCS also uses T-Mobile network and its plan includes free unlimited music streaming and Data Maximizer that saves data. Telcel’s $60 plan includes roaming in Mexico (plan’s talk, text and data can be used in Mexico as it’s used in U.S.) while roaming on MetroPCS can be added additionally, for $5 per month. Boost Mobile also offers $60 ($55 with auto pay) unlimited plan with unlimited un-throttled high speed data but its CDMA and uses Sprint network.
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Source: Telcel America