Tag Archive: MVNO


How to save money by switching from a Big Three carrier to an MVNO

These tips could save you a lot.

If you’re using one of the Big Three carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile (including Sprint), or Verizon, chances are you’re paying for features you don’t need, or worse, don’t have a plan that offers all you need. While traditionally, using one of the big carriers gave you better access to service and devices, unlocked devices today are easier to get and most MVNOs have great coverage. Depending on your needs, there’s an  [Read More…]

Can I use my current phone on an MVNO?

Best answer: If your phone works with the MVNO’s base network and is unlocked, you should be able to use it. However, some MVNOs, like Boost Mobile or Visible, will only activate specific phones.

Pure Android that works with most MVNOs: Pixel 3a ($ 400 at Best Buy) Highly compatible and affordable: Moto G7 Power ($ 250 at Best Buy) Four major networks

In the U.S., there are four major carriers with nationwide networks — AT&T, T-Mobile,  [Read More…]

Yahoo Mobile is a new Verizon MVNO that no one asked for

Verizon’s Visible sub-brand already offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $ 40.

What you need to know Yahoo today announced the launch of Yahoo Mobile, a virtual network that uses Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Its unlimited phone plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data for $ 40 per month. Yahoo Mobile will be available for users in the U.S. on iOS and Android starting today.

In what can be described as a surprising move, Verizon today  [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Google’s planned MVNO will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6

Though concrete details of Google’s MVNO plans have yet to be confirmed, a new report out of the Wall Street Journal claims that the company’s recently-confirmed foray into providing cellular service may only support Nexus 6 devices.