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Google Project Fi data-only SIM cards support goes live

Google Project Fi is still alive and kicking, even if it is not as involved in promoting itself as you’d think. Google’s cellular service is impressing its few subscribers and it recently released support for data-only mobile devices (this includes tablets and other devices which receive data).

 

Google Project Fi network

 

 

The Project Fi team is working on bringing data-only SIMs to everyone who wants mobile Internet connections on their tablets by using a mobile connection as intermediary. This form of connectivity could in turn be shared with other tablets that can connect to the Internet when they are offered access.

 

Existing Project Fi subscribers can get a data-only SIM for free so if you have a Fi account you can check it and order a SIM for yourself. If you are not part of the program but you are interested in this offering, you can head over to Google’s Fi to sign up and you will have to wait to receive an official invitation.

For now, you can only order a data-only SIM card. When you activate it, you will be able to share data to anyone. Keep in mind that a data-only SIM will share the same data budget with an existing mobile phone data plan.

 

Useful details you need to know if you want a data-only SIM from project Fi:

 

  • Eligibility: You can add another device by ordering a data-only SIM as long as you have service activated with Project Fi.
  • Cost: Compatible devices share the same data budget as your main phone, at the same rate of $10/GB. If you want to see how much your data-only SIM is using, check your data usage like your normally would. You’ll see a breakdown for each additional device.
  • Tethering: Tethering from a device with a data-only SIM isn’t supported.
  • Coverage: Data-only SIM cards provide coverage in 120+ countries. See our coverage map. You may notice some coverage differences from your main Fi phone. Coverage can also vary depending on your device.
  • Number of data-only SIMs: You can add up to 9 data-only SIM cards. You can also use the same data-only SIM card in multiple devices.

 

Source: Google

 

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US Cellular lowers its Simple Prepaid data plans to $45

US Cellular is lowering its prepaid plan prices and starts its offers at $45 for 1GB of data. The simple connect prepaid plans have now been lowered and customers can get 1GB  of 4G LTE data for $45 a month, 2 GB for $55 or 4 GB for $65. The data will not be cut off once you deplete your provided data, but speeds will be cut down.

 

US Cellular plan

 

Cricket previously announced some deals of its own, and Boost Mobile is upping its game too with 1GB of high speed data for $35. Even if US Cellular hasn’t dropped the deal that much, it’s at least taking steps in that direction.

Also, for a limited time, US Cellular will be offering new Simple Prepaid customers one $50 card to use on accessories or upcoming bills.

Source: US Cellular

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Cricket Wireless boosts LTE data plans starting from $35

Cricket Wireless is trying to take over the world with a boosted LTE data cap. The prepaid carrier has been working on its inexpensive tax-inclusive plans and auto-pay credits these past few weeks and now it launched some new and improved plans just to make things better.

 

Cricket wireless

 

The two cheapest plans are getting a bump in data and you get a limited time deal on more data as well. The Basic and Smart plans are getting a boost. The Basic data plan is going from 1GB to 2.5 GB for $40 (auto-pay credit included) whereas the Smart plan is getting an upgrade from 3GB to 5 GB for $50.

The usual 10GB plan sold for $60 is unchanged but there is a new $60 option that offers 20GB of LTE data.  The latter is only available for purchase for a limited time only, although Cricket didn’t mention just how limited that time is.

The plans include unlimited text and talk, the usual offer you get nowadays. These new plans are also promoted with discounts on some new devices including HTC Desire 510 and Moto G.

Source: PR Newswire

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AT&T deal: get 15GB of data at the price of 10GB ($100 plus device fees)

AT&T is having a new promotion few will pass… or will they? The US carrier is offering Mobile Share Value customers 15GB of data at the price of 10 GB, which means you would be paying $100 plus your device fees every month. The deal just went live today and it’s not as cheap as you think, but still pretty good.

AT&T even introduced a chart to show you just what you can do with 15 GB of data every month, including posting 1000 photos on social media and downloading 100 apps.

To the monthly $100 you will add the phone fees which lead up to $15-$40 extra, and if you have a tablet you will add $10 more.

The next data plan upgrade – the 30GB one – will continue with its $130 price tag plus fees.

The new AT&T is available to new and existing customers and you can ask for yours now!

Below you can check the official news report:

 

AT&T Gives Mobile Share Value Customers More Value at No Extra Charge by Providing 15GB of Data for the 10GB Price

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2014 — Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18 and for a limited time, AT&T1 Mobile Share Value customers can now get 15GB of truly sharable data for the price of 10GB ($100 a month for the plan charge plus device access charges).

With 15GB of truly sharable data, customers are able to do all of this each month:

  • Stream 160 hours of music and 30 hours of video
  • Surf the web for 300 hours
  • 1,000 posts with photos on social media
  • Download 100 mobile apps and send/receive 10,000 emails

The promotional 15GB Mobile Share Value plan at the 10GB price is available to new and existing AT&T consumer and business customers and includes domestic unlimited talk and text, and the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. Customers can easily take advantage of this new offer by visiting att.com and our current AT&T customers can also select the new plan via their myAT&T app.

Additionally, AT&T customers can get unlimited international messaging (text, picture and video) on all Mobile Share Value plans for no additional cost. Unlimited international messaging includes messages sent from the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to more than 190 countries for text messages and 120 countries for picture & video messages.

When adding an AT&T Next line to a Mobile Share Value plan, customers can save up to $25 per month on that smartphone line’s access charge.

Eligible Mobile Share Value plan customers can choose to purchase a phone with an AT&T Next installment agreement with no annual service contract and no down payment.

Mobile Share Value plan customers can additionally bring their own device or purchase a phone at full retail price or on a 2-year wireless agreement. You can also add a tablet to your plan for an additional $10 a month.

For the new promotional 15 GB Mobile Share Value plan, there is a smartphone access charge of $15 per month per line for a smartphone purchased on AT&T Next, or at full price, or when a customer brings their own smartphone, or has no term commitment. For consumers on a 2-year wireless agreement, the smartphone access charge is $40 per month per line.

Additionally, consumer and qualified small businesses who switch to AT&T and activate a new line of service with a smartphone on AT&T Next can receive a $150 bill credit.

Also, AT&T is continuing to offer its other promotional Mobile Share Value plans that start with 30 GB ($130 a month for the plan charge plus device access charges).

Customers can learn more about the new plans by visiting www.att.com/mobilesharevalue.

 

Source: AT&T