Tag Archive: MVNO


If you want to try out an MVNO carrier, check out these options

An MVNO carrier provides cell service by using another carrier’s network. This setup can lead to a wider range of plans and can keep you out of a contract if you don’t want to be tied to any one carrier. It can also be a good way to try out a new network without spending too much money or time moving numbers over. Metro by T-Mobile is the best overall MVNO offering great data options and plenty of  [Read More…]

Use a lot of data? Check out these MVNO carriers

A lot of people think of an MVNO as a carrier you get to just save money, but in the last few years these carriers have become a stronger choice even for heavy users. A data hungry user wants to have fast and reliable internet everywhere they go. There are more options than ever for unlimited MVNO data plans and the prices keep coming down as well. Our current favorite is Visible because of its simplicity compared to  [Read More…]

Why data speeds are slower on MVNO networks

An MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a company that leases access to towers from one of the big four carriers. In the U.S., those carriers include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

Popular MVNOs for the big four include Cricket (AT&T), Virgin Mobile (Sprint), Metro (T-Mobile), and Xfinity Mobile (Verizon). In some cases the MVNO may even be owned by the original network, such is the case with Cricket or Metro.

There are many more MVNOs out there  [Read More…]

T-Mobile MVNO activation issues have been resolved

Issues first popped up on April 9.

Updated 4:41 PM ET: A few hours after the activation issues started popping up, Google Fi’s Twitter account has begun sharing that everything should be back to working like normal.

Updated 12:14 PM ET: A post on the Reddit thread from the Google Fi community manager states that “The team is aware and is actively working on a fix.” Full statement is attached below:

Hi everyone,

Fi is  [Read More…]

Tello review: An in-depth look at the Sprint MVNO

There are a few Sprint MVNOs available to customers. In this review, we take a look at Tello, a carrier you may know little about. Is Tello the right carrier for you? Read the review and decide.

The post Tello review: An in-depth look at the Sprint MVNO appeared first on AndroidGuys.

8 Important Considerations When Switching To An MVNO

Before you make the switch you need to think about a few things.

Having good cellular service has become an important thing for most people. We use our phones for everything from keeping in touch to keeping entertained when we have a few quiet moments. It’s pretty great that we have such powerful machines in our pockets and nobody is happy when their service lets them down. That’s why it’s worth taking your time and checking out  [Read More…]

Popular MVNO US Mobile adds Verizon as a network partner

A new provider for an up-and-coming alternative carrier.

US Mobile, an alternative carrier that uses granular plan customization as its differentiator, has announced that it is adding “service on the biggest, and most dependable 4G LTE network in America,” which is likely Verizon, to augment its existing nationwide coverage with T-Mobile.

US Mobile is interesting because it allows users to customize their plans to meet their exact voice, text and data needs; if you only want a  [Read More…]

8 Important Considerations When Switching To An MVNO

Before you make the switch you need to think about a few things.

Having good cellular service has become an important thing for most people. We use our phones for everything from keeping in touch to keeping entertained when we have a few quiet moments. It’s pretty great that we have such powerful machines in our pockets and nobody is happy when their service lets them down. That’s why it’s worth taking your time and checking out  [Read More…]

Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile announces unlimited music

Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile announced today that they are going to begin offering zero-rated music streaming on their service, very similarly to what is offered by T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program. In addition, Boost is announcing increased high-speed data allotments for all of their data plans!

This isn’t the first time that a Sprint subsidiary would be making this type of move. Virgin made a similar announcement a couple of months ago. Boost is going to join the club and will offer  [Read More…]

Google launches Project Fi, its no-contract MVNO

As expected, the service piggybacks off T-Mobile and Sprint

Google on Wednesday announced its latest mobile endeavor, Project Fi. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) launches with a number of options for customers.

The plans are no-contract and start as low as $ 20 per month for unlimited calling, texting, and WiFi tethering. Additionally, customers receive low-cost international calling and service in 120+ countries.  Ideally, you can start a call on WiFi and hop to a network seamlessly.

Should you want data  [Read More…]