Tag Archives: Cell Phones

What Are These Fees On My Phone Bill And Why Do They Keep Going Up? – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – June 3, 2022 Although still struggling with gas pricing, food costs skyrocketing, rents going up and everything else tied into our current inflation issues as well as the pundits talking about a possible recession, most people thought they had … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Customers Report Receiving Spam Messages Similar To Verizon – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – April 8, 2022 –snip– A little over a week ago, Verizon subscribers were receiving spam text messages coming from numbers spoofed to look like they were the recipient’s actual phone number. Chris Welch, of The Verge, reported on the … Continue reading

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Tracfone Brands Preparing To Be Available Exclusively On Verizon’s Network – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – Feb 28, 2022 –snip– In late November of 2021, Verizon announced that it had closed on its acquisition of Tracfone and all of its associated brands. Some Tracfone brands, like Straight Talk Wireless, have always been available for use … Continue reading

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Some Visible Users Report Accounts Being Abruptly Cancelled With Loss Of Phone Numbers – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – Feb 22, 2022 –snip– After taking advantage of Visible’s recent $200 gift card promo offer, some users on Reddit are reporting that their accounts are being abruptly terminated. The account cancellations may be costing some subscribers their phone numbers … Continue reading

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Pure Talk Adds eSIM Support – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – Jan 30, 2022 –snip– The Phones Can You Use eSIM With On Pure Talk Like with US Mobile’s launch, Pure Talk’s support of eSIM is restricted at this time for use with iPhones. If you have one of the … Continue reading

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Republic Wireless’s New Plans Include Unadvertised Features Like 512Kbps Throttling – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – Dec 27, 2021 –snip– The new plans were identical to those that were leaked online weeks earlier. Only three plans are offered. A $20/month plan with 1GB of hard capped high-speed data, a $40 plan with 20GB of high-speed … Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless Plans Have Triple Data At Walmart, Get 30GB For $40 – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – Nov 15, 2021 Cricket Wireless is now offering bonus data on select plans to customers that purchase them at Walmart. One plan will get you 30GB of data for $40/month. They are limited-time seasonal holiday offers. The firm Wave7 … Continue reading

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Verizon Prepaid Updates Data Only Plans, Get 5GB For As Little As $10 – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – September 30, 2021 Verizon Prepaid has updated its data only plan offers. There are new data only plans out and they now come with $30 multi-line discounts. Customers with multiple lines can get a 5GB data only plan for … Continue reading

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My Take on Unsolicited Phone Calls – September 29, 2021

In this post – Wichita woman loses $100K in ‘Microsoft scam’ KWCH September 28, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays September 29, 2021, I talked about scams. I have two phones – a TracFone which is a Pay As You Go and … Continue reading

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MVNO Growth Is Unstoppable! – BestMVNO

By Joe Paonessa – September 17, 2021 For every failure amongst former MVNOs (ESPN, Disney, AMP’d, etc. etc.) there are incredible success stories of those MVNOs that have solved the puzzle of having BOTH a Differentiator and a Distribution plan and have filled … Continue reading

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