Why are you talking Verizon in a gophone thread? Apples and oranges, can't use sims in Verizon phones.
As far as your "acct balance" expiring 6/19/12, I'm not sure what that is. It can't be the data expiration. I'm thinking it means that if your available balance = "0", you will lose your account on 6/19/12 and lose your number. I know with PAYG, if my funds are good until 4/19/12, my account will be terminated as of 6/19/12 if I do not replenish it. So, that's my thinking here. (60 days)
Last edited by PL1; 04-19-2012 at 07:57 AM. Reason: Sp
Ok, Thanks, I did buy 2 on ebay for $1.45 ea. in case, so I'm glad I did.
I "WAS" thinking of going strictly PAYG, until I read the fine print "So, using one full MB of data will result in a $2.00 data charge". Ah, not likely! 10MB = $20, don't think so!
So, I guess the $10/mo plan with "33 cents per MB" data may work.
Not sure about how they claim "No Daily Fees, No Monthly Fees, No Hidden Fees" when the plan is $10.00 monthly. Am I missing something? Is that not monthly? Or do the charges come out of the $10.00?
Will old unactivated Cingular or AT&T SIMs work if they're cut down to MicroSIM size and activated on one of these $25 or $25 paygo monthly plans?
Does anyone know: Now that GoPhone is roamable in Canada, can a SIM be activated on the web while the SIM and phone are in Canada, and then activate one of these new plans over the AT&T website with your credit card? Or does the SIM have to be present on the AT&T network when registering for the first time.
There is always a catch. Look at this excerpt from the Terms and Conditions:
So you need to get a replacement SIM card immediately to avoid someone else using up your balance and to allow the transfer to your new account.Suspending Service:
Airvoice will not suspend service if your phone was lost, stolen, misplaced, or broken. It is your responsibility to purchase a new Non-Active Airvoice SIM card and compatible phone immediately or you will lose your remaining airtime days. The expiration date on your account cannot be changed or extended for any reason.
Earl F. Parrish
Things that bother me about them is their PAYG charges a $1 monthly maintenance fee (a "hidden" fee, as they derisively refer to them, in their $10 plan description).
But more bothersome is that the terms of service for their PAYG says data costs $2 per MB (!) when the same very same webpage claims $0.33 per MB just above.
Such a lack of attention to details and double-talk is worrisome, and I guess that partly explains why they're an AT&T MVNO.
I'm slightly leaning to T-Mo PAYG: as stated, 2G is better than 0G, and data on my phone represents a back-up for when Sprint is poor/unavailable, or just out of convenience (eg when I don't feel like carrying my Cradlepoint 4G mobile router).
Such laziness justifies spending as much as I did on the old AT&T PAYG as a disposable luxury purchase, but for $25 more a month to buy what I really don't need (voice airtime) and won't use? Thanks, AT&T, for fixing my laziness and sloth.....